Centre Award

Centre Award is made up of two components - online New Umpire Module (Centre Theory) and Centre Practical . We recommend that you should attend the Introduction to Umpiring course first.  This will set you up to be successful with the online Centre Theory course.  

You must be registered as a Pathway Umpire to be assessed and coached for your Centre Award. To register as a Pathway Umpire Click Here

New Umpire Module (Centre Theory)

All information on this test will be covered in our Introduction to Umpiring course,  

Centre theory is a free online test.  If you wish to take the test please follow the information below. 

Learning to Umpire Module

NNZ has a Learning to Umpire Module for New Umpires and Player Umpires which replaces the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory test. This module is the first step towards the Centre Umpire Award or a pre-requisite for some Centres for Player Umpires.

The Module helps New and Player Umpires understand some of the rules of netball as well as some practical techniques to enhance their umpiring.

This module requires registering on the NNZ Learning & Development Platform which can be accessed here;

https://netballnz.brackenlearning.com/

Please ensure you enter the join code ‘umpire’ when you register.

How to register and access the New and Player Umpire Module

Once successful with the New Umpire Module (Centre Theory), newly qualified umpires should print out the certificate which confirms they have passed, and send a copy to the Hamilton City Netball Centre Development Coordinator admin@netballhamilton.org.nz

You will then be assigned an Umpire Coach to begin your Centre Practical. 

Centre Practical

Your Assigned Umpire Coach will explain to you and guide you through the process of gaining your Centre Practical which includes:

  • Coaching by qualified umpires
  • Receiving a notebook which you and your umpire coach will log your progress and work ons
  • Assesment by your Umpire Coach on a 40-minute game

This qualification needs to ‘endorsed’ every four years.  This means that you will go through a reassessment process.  The Centre will contact you to begin this process.

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