People often view umpiring as a thankless and tough task. Although it can be challenging, those who umpire thoroughly enjoy it, seeing it as an opportunity to: give back to the game, stay involved in netball, facilitate games effectively, keep fit, personally develop and umpire at the highest possible level.

If you are new to Oamaru and are wanting to umpire this season, please email to express your interest and for further information. 

Umpiring Resources

INF Rules

CLICK HERE for updated rule manual

Want to become an umpire?

  • Revise the rules through the above links
  • Sit your centre theory ONLINE HERE (you can sit 2 times)

Want to progress your umpiring?

The first three Awards in umpiring are composed of a theoretical and practical aspect, these are the Centre, Zone and NZ Qualifying Awards.

To be considered for a practical assessment, an umpire must first have their theory. The link to the Centre Theory is above. You can sit your Centre Theory at any time, but Zone and NZ theory have a specified time twice a year. 

Umpire Coaching/Assessing

Netball New Zealand has a training and accreditation system for Umpire Coaches/Assessors, and Coach Assessors complete annual training to ensure they are up to date. 

If you would like to sit your Centre Theory Award please CLICK HERE