Umpire Development

COVID-19 - Level 4 - Lockdown

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks. 

Everyone should stay at home. This is the best thing we can all do to stop the spread of COVID-19. This will save lives.

The game of Netball will not be resuming in any form until the government lifts the Lockdown and allows sport to resume.

We will send out information to Club and Team Managers as and when it becomes available to us.

Do watch out on our website and Facebook pages in the coming weeks for ways in which you can still be part of the sport we all love from your home

Stay safe and stay at home so that we can see you all back on the courts in the near future.

Zone and New Zealand Theory Tutoring Classes - Online

Venue: Online

Cost: Free

Time: 3pm

Dates:  Every Wednesday for 6 weeks

  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • May 6, 13th 

Dates for the 2020 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set as shown below.

Zone Theory 1

Application Due: 14 April 2020 Exam Date: 11 May 2020

Zone Theory 2

Application Due: 29th May 2020 Exam Date: 3 August 2020

NZ Theory 1

Application Due: 04 May 2020  Exam Date: 8 June 2020

NZ Theory 2

Application Due: 10 August 2020  Exam Date: 14 September 2020

All exams will be conducted online.

The exams cost $55

To find out more information from Netball New Zealand click on the link 

Umpire Fitness Testing

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. 

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 Open Champs: 15.1
  • NNZ Secondary Schools Champs: 14.5
  • NNZ U18 Champs: 14.5
  • NZ B or NZ C: 14.3
  • All other umpires (recommended): 13.2

Dates for Fitness Testing

  • 8th March 9.00am - Fraser High School - Registration closes 5th March 2020
  • 23rd May: 9.00am - Fraser High School
  • 25th July: 9.00am - Fraser High School
  • 29th August: 9.00am - Fraser High School

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