No netball games during school holidays

This Guide looks at the basic rules of netball and is designed to help new umpires, including parents, players and coaches with the basics of umpiring netball.  

The NNZ Zone Theory Exam is the next step for umpires who hold a Centre Umpire Award and are looking to attain their Zone Umpire Award.

Registrations for the first NNZ Zone Theory Exam to be held on 20th May 2024 between 6-8.30pm, are now open and will close on 30th April 2024. No late registrations will be permitted.  

To register, click here.

Exams cost $55 and payment details will be sent to applicants to pay online after registrations have closed. 

Please note important information from the Community Umpiring Guidelines:

  • Registrations must be completed by 5pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Candidates must sit their exam without help from another person unless use of a reader-writer or other special conditions have been authorised.

Student umpire exam candidates, please DO NOT use your school email address to register for Sport Tutor, as this will not be accessible after you have left that school.  Please use your personal email address instead.  All umpire exam candidates should also enter Netball Manurewa, rather than their school or club, so that they can be approved by the Zone.

Umpire Fitness Testing

Netball New Zealand have Community Umpiring Fitness Testing Guidelines.  

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.

Please contact the NM Office to learn more about Umpire fitness testing dates/times for 2024.

These are the levels that umpires need to meet as a minimum standard:

Umpire LevelYo-yo Test LevelFitness Test Deadline
Umpires selected by the NNZ Umpire Selectors for the NNZ Open Champs15.11 August each year

Umpires selected by the NNZ Umpire Selectors for the NNZ Secondary Schools Champs

14.51 September each year
All umpires appyling for NNZ U18 champs14.51 June each year
Umpires prior to screening for NZ B or NZ C, including endorsement14.3Within two weeks of the most recent fitness testing deadline
All other Umpires (recommended) 13.2N/A

Learning to Umpire 2024

We encourage all our club and schools to get one person from each team to sucessfully complete the online tutorial/exam below to be qualified to umpire Junior games (Y1-Y6) at Netball Manurewa.

Click here for the Learning to Umpire how to guide

​​​​​​​The Rules of Netball Application is the FREE International Netball Federations' official app for the Rules of International Netball including Fast5.

With this application you can review the rules, match guidelines and umpire hand signals along with the latest rules' updates and clarifications.

The application features a mixture of text and images to develop your knowledge and skills which will be extended to include examples and animations to build understanding of how the Rules should be applied during a Match.

A must-have for umpires, coaches, players and netball fans around the world.

App on Google Play App on Apple App Store


Android5.0 and up

iPhoneRequires iOS 11.1 or later.

iPadRequires iPadOS 11.1 or later.

iPod touchRequires iOS 11.1 or later.

MacRequires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.