Umpiring requirements for 2022 – please read over carefully 


As part of a new roll out - teams will be required to provide a named umpire for round 2.  Rounds 1 and 3 will remain the same as it has been in 2021. Please read the below information carefully. 

Rounds 1 and 3:  2 x team umpiring slots each week (exactly as it was done in 2021)  

Round 2 – 1 x named umpire and 1 x team umpire each week  

Named umpire – this person remains the same person for the entire round.  Deadline for this is outlined below with links to the form 😊  

Team Umpire – this person can change week to week

On the umpires draw for round 2.  Your named umpire will be listed under their name e.g M. Smith and your team umpire will be listed as your team’s name e.g Jacks Magenta .  They may not be on the same game so it is important that you look over the draw carefully to find your correct time 😊  If for any reason your named umpire cannot make a game – they are responsible for finding a suitable replacement and informing Nelson Netball of this change by email

Named umpires will also be supported by umpire coaches and will have training opportunities/sessions throughout the season. 

Forms will be live from Monday 2nd May 

Round 2 Form Deadline - Wednesday 1st June 2022


Considering becoming an umpire.....?

As an umpire you have the best seat in the house at every game! It’s a great way for players and coaches to increase their rule knowledge; plus for those that have hung up their bib, why not pick-up a whistle – it’s a great way to stay involved! The good news is, to get started all you need to bring is a bit of enthusiasm and a passion for the game - we’ll take care of rest and give you the tools and support you need to become an umpire.

Email for more information

Learning to Umpire Module

NNZ has a Learning to Umpire Module for New Umpires and Player Umpires which replaces the NNZ Centre Theory test.  This module is the first step towards the Centre Umpire Award or the pre-requisite for all Players in the Premier and Senior Grades, aswell as Collegiate 1, 2 and 3.  

The Module helps New and Player Umpires understand some of the rules of netball as well as some practical techniques to enhance their umpiring.

To access the Learning to Umpire Module, please contact your School or club Co-ordinator 

Umpiring Workshops 

Throughout the season Umpiring Workshops and Modules will be organised by Nelson Netball for all umpires in our competition. 

Keep checking back here to find out more information.