Centre Umpires

Register as a Centre Umpire for Hamilton City Netball Centre

Registration Includes:

  • INF Rule Book
  • Use of Hamilton City Netball Centre facilities, change room, locker to store items (must provide own padlock).
  • Umpire information handbook
  • Practical Coaching and Observations
  • Further development opportunities
  • Hamilton City Netball Centre Umpire Shirt (Optional)


  • $20 annual registration
  • $35 Umpire Shirt (optional)

You must complete the online Netball New Zealand Centre Theory Exam to register as a Umpire with Hamilton City Netball Centre 

To complete this Pre-requisite Click here: 


Umpire Shirts

Red Umpire in Training Shirt:  To purchase a  "Red" Umpire Shirt you must have sit and passed the online Netball New Zealand Centre Theory Certificate.

White Umpire Shirt:  To purchase a  "White" Umpire Shirt you must hold a current Netball New Zealand Zone Award or above.


Umpire Fitness Testing

All centre umpires are welcome to pop along to the yo-yo fitness testing we have at St Paul's Collegiate.  Fitness testing becomes compulsory when you are looking at sitting your NZ Award, so if you wish to see where you are at come down and get tested. 

  • Dates: 25th May, 31st August 2019
  • Venue: St Paul's Collegiate: Main Gymnasium
  • Time: 9.00 – 9.30am

Umpires must have high physical fitness to perform their duties. Umpires who hold a New Zealand Umpire Award have earned the right to wear the Netball New Zealand logo and are representing Netball New Zealand.

Representing a national organisation comes with a responsibility to uphold the high standards of the award.  Netball New Zealand have minimum fitness standards for the various levels of netball as follows.



  • NNZ National Umpire Squad: 16.1
  • NNZ U19 Champs: 15.1
  • NNZ Secondary Schools Champs: 14.5
  • NNZ U17 Champs: 14.5
  • NZ B or NZ C: 14.3
  • All other umpires: 13.2
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