Whistlers is a programme that develops beginner umpires.  It is open to umpires in Year 7 through to adult.  Held on Saturday mornings in the main winter season from 8-9am.

This is a verv popular programme led by dedicated volunteers from the Hutt Valley Netball Umpires' Association.  There is no charge to attend but you do need to be reliable in your attendance. 

The whsitlers programme will commence on the 14th May 2022. 

Registrations for the whistlers programme are now closed for 2022.

Looking to umpire this year for NHV? We would like to make sure we have your correct contact information and qualification details. Click on the link to register for the 2022 season.


Is this your first year umpiring or are you a veteran school/club volunteer wanting some extra support and a place to call home during the winter months?

The Hutt Valley Netball Umpires Association are calling out to our community to gauge the interest of those who wish to attend a 4-5 week umpiring workshop block to support and extend your knowledge of netball rules and to help officiate within our centre this season. Continual umpire coaching will be available for those who wish to become a member with HVNUA.

Umpires are a vital piece to the netball puzzle and we want to ensure the support and guidance can be offered to those who wish to learn, gain confidence or even add a new umpiring badge to their resume.

Sessions will cover theory and practical elements. If you are keen to get involved with umpiring this season please email admin@netballhuttvalley.co.nz

2022 Umpire Sessions
For all involed in school and club netball

This umpire development opportunity is open for anyone who is eager to gain more confidence in umpiring grades from year 7/8 upwards. There will be classes held on Wednesday nights with the opportunity to gain practical umpiring experience on Saturdays. 

The umpires association is here to help you gain qualifications starting with the junior umpiring badge and provide umpire coaching throughout the season to help you achieve your goals and aspirations. 

Classes will be held from 6.30pm at Taita Courts.

Dates are:

Wednesday 25th May to 29th June 2022