Netball Umpiring is a fantastic sport for people of all ages and levels of experience. Get fit, have fun, and build confidence and communication skills that extend far beyond the netball court. Umpiring is a great way to be involved in the game, whether it's for a love of netball or to support your friends and children. We are always looking to grow our umpire community and welcome newcomers with open arms!

Auckland Netball uses a pool of umpires to service the umpire requests schools make (primary and intermediate) and also requires allocated umpires for Secondary School Premier, Club Premier and Senior games. If you are keen to join our pool of qualified umpires please get in touch and we will discuss your experience, recommend a suitable level and give advice for how you can develop your umpiring skills.

Umpires contribute greatly towards the successful competitions at Auckland Netball and we are very fortunate to have a number of long-standing and experienced umpires as part of our netball community. We thank these umpires for their contributions and in supporting the developing, up and coming umpires.

All School, Club and ANC umpires who will be umpiring in the 2024 season are required to please complete the Umpire Affiliation Form below.

If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Hill on [email protected]

Umpiring at Auckland Netball​​​​​​​

Just getting started? All pool umpires will be required to have attended our Introduction to Umpire programme at the minimum. This is to help us keep a good database and continue to develop umpires.

Have an umpire qualification already? Those wanting to do higher level games (Club Senior/Premier and Secondary School Premier) will also need to be affiliated in order to gain priority in allocations appropriate to their level of qualification, plus access umpire group communications about competitions and tournaments, Zone and NNZ pathways, and further development opportunities. 

For more information contact Lorraine Hill on [email protected]

Umpire Coaches Needed                  

Every year Auckland Netball has many young aspiring umpires learning to umpire and needing support on game days. Often they are young umpires who have completed their introduction to umpire course and are still buliding their confidence.

Support/Coaching involves encouraging young umpires who may be struggling to blow the whistle loud and strong, answering any of their questions at breaks and managing any potentially challenging sideline situations.

For more information contact Lorraine Hill on [email protected]

Auckland Netball Umpire Committee

Auckland Netball has always had a great group of people from the community that have put their hand up to help support, coach and allocate umpires across our competitions and within our community.

The committee is made up of volunteers that work together to complete many tasks including allocating umpires to games, supporting umpires with coaching and assessments, sideline support, communication with umpires, and helping to create a positive and friendly umpire community culture.

We NEED this support in order to keep our competitions running smoothly and help develop our aspiring umpires.

For more information contact Lorraine Hill on [email protected]


​​​​As much as possible, our Panel Leads support umpires in their pursuit to achieve their next level of qualification. 

Below is a summary of the Junior Umpiring and Umpiring Pathway. If you have a question about getting to the next step on the pathway, please contact [email protected].



Netball NZ Exams

If you have done your Centre Practical, then register now for the Netball NZ Zone Theory Exam!

Registrations for the NNZ Zone Theory Exam to be held on Monday 5th August 2024 between 6-8.30pm, are now open and will close on 15th July 2024. No late registrations will be permitted. The exam is online & open book however participants are expected to not share answers & respect the examination process.

When you register for the exam, be sure to use your personal email address for registration so you stay in the system after you depart your school/work. The Centre to use is "Auckland" or "ANC".

For more information on how to register for the exam, visit Netball Northern's website.

Umpire Badge Assessments

​​​​​​​Auckland Netball Affiliated Umpires can contact Matt Davis for support in connecting with a coach, and guidance around NZ Badge assessments.

Email: [email protected]