Netball Manawatu Representative Programme
Welcome back to the 2024 Netball Season!!!
This Page will be updated by the end of the month
Have a look at the poster below for our UmpireSmart 2024 programme starting Thursday 25th January
Want to be apart of our allocation pool of umpires this season? Or want to know more around what is happening? Complete the form above!
Umpire Coach Meeting
Tuesday 18 April 2023
Vautier Park Pavillion
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Innes Dean Club Competition
Saturday 29 April 2023
9.00am - 3.00pm
Super Sunday Premier
Sunday 30 April 2023
CET Arena, Palmerston North
10.00am - 4.00pm
Learning to Umpire Module
NNZ has a Learning to Umpire Module for New Umpires and Player Umpires which replaces the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory test. This module is the first step towards the Centre Umpire Award or a pre-requisite for some Centres for Player Umpires.
The Module helps New and Player Umpires understand some of the rules of netball as well as some practical techniques to enhance their umpiring.
This module requires registering on the NNZ Learning & Development Platform which can be accessed here;
Starting out Umpiring - basic rules for new umpires, parents, players and netball coaches
New Player and Umpire Module - for new and player umpires, this is the theory pre-requiste for the Centre Award
(Available and completed online)
Techniques 1 - new and Pre-Centre Award Umpires, helps with understanding of Position, Vision and Timing and how they impact on umpiring
Techniques 2 - Centre Award umpires working towards Zone Award, similar concepts
Obstruction - Umpires and Umpire Coaches at all levels
Post Match Discussion -for umpires working towards Centre, Zone and NZ practical, learning to benefit from post match discussion and the NNZ coaching approach
Self Analysis - umpires working towards Centre, Zone and NZ practical. Growing umpire ability to analyse, understand skills needed and managing disappointment
Umpires Coaches and Assesors
Introduction to Coaching and Assessing - for new umpire coaches and assessors
Assessor Development Programme - introduction to assessment and selection at Centre level
Do you want to Umpire...... but you don't know where to start?
Do you want to Umpire.... but you are worried about people on the sideline and don't know who to go to?
Do you want to Umpire.... but you don't have the confidence or support?
Netball Manawatū would love to provide you a safe space to learn, work and grow alongside us in this space!
Sunday 10th March
This will be the first session and will provide more pending numbers.
Please register below for this great opportunity!
To Register- please click on the link below:
If you have any issues please e-mail:
Fitness Testing Due Dates 2023
Yo-yo Test Level
Fitness Test Deadline
Umpires selected by the NNZ Umpire Selectors for the NNZ Open Champs
1 August each year
Umpires selected by the NNZ Umpire Selectors for the NNZ Secondary Schools Champs
1 September each year
All umpires applying for NNZ U18 Champs
1 June each year
Umpires prior to screening for NZ B or NZ C, including endorsement
Within two weeks of the most recent fitness testing deadline
All other Umpires (recommended)
All umpires wishing to be appointed to NNZ events must provide current Yo-Yo Test results as per the table above. Current means within two weeks of the fitness testing deadline
Umpire Fitness Testing Dates
Come along and give it a go!
NEW DATES WILL BE OUT CLOSER TO FITNESS DUE DATES
Please ensure you email email@example.com to signal your attendance to any of the following dates.
If you cannot make any of the following dates, email to make alternative arrangements.
There are two exams for Umpires who have completed their Centre Umpire Award.
All exams will be conducted online.
All exams cost $55.
Netball Manawatu coach leads or identified personnel will facilitate any Theory study groups to support you in preparation for your exam. If you would like to know more about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for the 2023 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set as shown below:
Zone Theory 1
11 April 2023
9 May 2023
29 May 2023
NZ Theory 1
18 April 2023
23 May 2023
12 June 2023
Zone Theory 2
13 June 2023
18 July 2023
7 August 2023
NZ Theory 2
27 June 2023
1 August 2023
21 August 2023
Umpire Coach Expression of Interest
If you are looking to give back to the sport and interested in learning more around coaching opportunities, fill in the expression of interest form and one of our coach panel leads will be in touch with you.
COACH PANEL LEADS:
Margaret Kaihe-Woolston & Sarah Orr – Centre Panel Leads
Lisa Aull – Zone Panel Lead
Linda Liggins – NZ Panel Lead
Guidelines and Resources
Vautier Park, 43 Puriri Terrace, Palmerston NorthPhone: (06) 358 2572
Bank Account Details: 06-0746-0383618-00