Umpire Coaches

Netball is a multi-faceted sport which requires the continual development of its match officials. Umpire Coaching is a form of development in which an accredited umpire coach supports an umpire at any level, to achieve specific personal goals, in an umpire centred learning environment.

What do Umpire Coaches do?

Umpire Coaches at Hamilton City Netball Centre (HCNC) are at the core of supporting and guiding our umpires. From running workshops to mentoring Pathway Umpires, our Umpire Coaches are on their feet, out and about supporting our umpiring crew. We have a Development approach and this is the culture of our team, here at HCNC.

Pathway for Umpire Coaches and Assessors

Development for an Umpire Coach is just as important as it is for Umpires. In order to become an accredited umpire coach, you will be required to attend workshops and courses delivered by Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty. These workshops are designed to equip Umpire Coaches with tools and knowledge to work effectively alongside umpires to develop and achieve high standards of umpiring.

The accredited pathway:

  • Centre Coach – ITU, Centre Theory holders
  • Centre Coach/Assessor – As above and can assess Centre Theory holders for their Centre Award
  • Zone Coach – Zone Theory holders
  • Zone Coach/Assessor – As above and can assess Zone Theory holders for the Zone Award
  • NZ Coach – NZ Theory & NZ Award holders
  • NZ Coach/Assessor – As above and can assess NZ Theory holders for the NZC Award & Re-endorsements.

 If you are interested in joining our team of Umpire Coaches please contact us on admin@netballhamilton.org.nz

Current Umpire Coaches 2020

We are lucky in 2020 to have a large group of of knowledgeable, competent Umpire Coaches that are willing to help develop our pathway umpires high standards of umpiring and accreditation. 

Andrea Hall
NZ Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ B Award

Andrea has multiple roles within the umpire coaching and tutoring space.

  • Facilitates Introduction to Umpiring Courses
  • NZ umpire coach coordinator
  • NZ level umpire coach
Ashlee Numa
New Zealand Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ B Award

Ashlee assists those who are working towards there NZ Award.

Darne Rawiri
NZ Award Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ B Award

Darne has multiple roles within the umpire coaching and tutoring space.

  • Facilitates Introduction to Umpiring Courses
  • Centre umpire coach coordinator
  • NZ level umpire coach
Shelly Carden
NZ Theory Tutor

Qualification: NZ C Award

Shelly tutors all the umpires who are wanting to sit NZ theory. 

Turanita Tipene
Zone Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ C Award

Turanita currently coaches umpires working towards their Zone Award.

Wirihana (Wids) Wilson
Zone Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ B Award

Wids currently coaches umpires working towards their Zone Award.

Ruth Robinson
Zone Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ B Award

Ruth has multiple roles within the umpire coaching and tutoring space.

  • Facilitates Introduction to Umpiring Courses
  • ITU umpire coach coordinator
  • Zone level umpire coach
William Kopa
Centre Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ C Award 

Will is coaching those working towards centre award.

Fiona Miller
Centre Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ C Award 

Fiona has multiple roles within the umpire coaching and tutoring space.

  • Facilitates Introduction to Umpiring Courses
  • Zone theory tutor
Alva Tohovaka-Staples
Centre Umpire Coach

Qualification: NZ Theory

Alva has multiple roles within the umpire coaching and tutoring space.

  • Facilitates Introduction to Umpiring Courses
  • Centre Umpire CoachCentre Umpire Coach
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