The NNZ Umpire Development Framework is designed to develop umpires at all levels of the game; from grassroots to elite.

There are many opportunities to become involved as an umpire in Netball, with clear pathways and support structures available for those aspiring to officiate at the highest level.

If you are interested in becoming an umpire in the first instance you can contact your local Netball Centre, please find the contacts for each Centre here

Alternatively, you can contact:
Ann Hay (Umpire Lead) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Zealand Umpire Accreditation Framework

Award

Prerequisite

Practical

Endorsement

Screening[1] 2

Assessment

Centre

  • Coaching
  • New Umpire Module
  • Screening

Local game

  • 4 x 10min or
  • 2 x 20min

Or at least 40min consecutive game time

Every four years or gain higher badge

At least two assessors, allocated by the Centre

At least two assessors, allocated by the Centre

Zone

  • Centre Award
  • Zone Theory Exam pass
  • Coaching
  • Screening

    Minimum 4 x 10min game approved in the Zone or Centre

    Every four years or gain higher badge

    At least two assessors, who may be allocated by the Centre or Zone

    At least two assessors, who may be allocated by the Centre or Zone

    NZ C

    • Zone Award
    • NZ Theory Exam pass
    • Coaching
    • Fitness level
    • Screening

    Game standard approved by the Zone. At least 40min consecutive game time at a suitable level[2]

    Every four years or gain higher badge

    At least two assessors, who may be allocated by the Centre or Zone

    At least two assessors, who may be allocated by the Centre or Zone

    NZ B

    • NZ C Award
    • NZ Theory Exam pass
    • Coaching
    • Fitness Level
    • Screening

    Game standard approved by the Zone

    • Minimum 4 x 10min game

    Every four years or gain higher badge

    At least two assessors, allocated by the Zone[3]

    At least two assessors, allocated by the Zone[3]

    NZ A

    • NZ B Award
    • Fitness level
    • Screening

    Games approved by the NNZ National Technical Officials Manager

    • Minimum 4 x 15min game

    Every four years or gain International Umpire Award

    At least two people from the NNZ Umpire Selection Panel or International Testing Panel[4]

    At least two people from the NNZ Umpire Selection Panel or International Testing Panel[4]

    IUA

    • NZ A Award

    Subject to International Netball Federation

    Every four years

    International Testing Panel

    International Testing Panel

    [1] Screening will take place over one or more games.
    [2] If an assessment or screening is being conducted over two consecutive games, there should be no more than 15 minutes between games.
    [3] NNZ will work with Zones to identify a pool of assessors to screen and assess Umpires for their NZ B Award.
    [4] It is recommended that an umpire not be screened or assessed for their NZ A Award by their appointed coach.