Classes and Workshops​​​​​

Umpires contribute greatly towards the successful competitions at Auckland Netball and we support the development of existing and new umpires by offering a range of classes, workshops and squads throughout the year. 

Our Become an Umpire Programmes are a great first step and involve sitting the NNZ Laerning to Umpire Module, the minimum level recommended for umpiring Year 5 + 6 futureFERNS, intermediate school, secondary school and club grades at Auckland Netball. 

Preseason Junior Umpire Programme

A new initiative this year to help better support our young umpires with learning the rules and basics but also a couple of extra practical sessions to build the confidence to blow the whistle.

Our Preseason Junior Umpiring programme is aimed at umpires that have done little to no umpiring before and/or those that have not yet gained their centre badge. We plan for the sessions to be fun, engaging and cover the fundamentals of umpiring across 4 sessions: an online theory session to start and then 3 practical sessions at Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns. 

The theory session is held via Zoom from the comfort of your own home with one of our expert facilitators, going over the rules and explaining the role of an umpire on game day. The Practical sessions are to reinforce the learning of the rules in real time to consolidate understanding.

As part of the programme you will be encouraged to sit the online NNZ Learning to Umpire Module – the minimum understanding recommended for umpiring Year 5 + 6 and intermediate school games at Auckland Netball.

Any queries please contact Josina Vader – Development Programmes Officer–​​​​​​​


4 week programme on Wednesdays (programme includes all 4 sessions):

  • Wednesday 9th March - 4:30pm-6:30pm (Online Theory)
  • Wednesday 16th March - 4:30pm-6:30pm (Practical at Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns - Outdoor Courts)
  • Wednesday 23rd March - 4:30pm-6:30pm (Practical at Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns - Outdoor Courts)
  • Wednesday 30th March - 4:30pm-6:30pm (Practical at Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns - Outdoor Courts)

Cost - $85 (includes whistle)


Auckland Netball Programme Policies

Programmes dates and times maybe subject to change should COVID-19 alert levels and rules gathering limitations change or for any other significant reason. Auckland Netball will always keep you informed as soon as changes occur.

Auckland Netball's Refund Policy; No refunds will be given for any netball programmes entered into. Considerations may be given if COVID-19 government restrictions impact on any of our programmes.

Auckland Netball will be doing everything we can to minimise any potential risk of COVID-19 including limiting numbers in sessions, staff wearing masks, bigger gaps in-between sessions to limit crossover, and hand sanitiser will be provided for use before and after sessions. 

If you need any further information please contact Josina Vader at