Welcome to the Northern Suburbs Netball Umpires Page


Each team is required to register a team umpire for the season. This may by a junior umpire or a parent. We have a very small pool of umpires avaialble who can assist teams when they are unable to find an umpire; to replace their umpire if they are away; or have other commitments on the day

Register for a Pool Umpire

If your team requires a pool umpire you can register below, or email our pool umpire coordinator on Umpirepoolcoordinator@nsnetball.co.nz. Requests for an umpire for any Saturday game need to be in to the coordinator no later than 6pm the Thursday prior. If you are sending a request, please let the coordinator the team playing, the court and the game start time. The coordinator will also require the name and mobile number of the team manager. Please remember to pay your pool umpire $10 per game - at the time of the game.

Become a Pool Umpire

We are on the look out for umpires to be part of the pool this year. If you are already an umpire for your team but would like an extra game, and some extra money then you can register your interest. We have some support plans in place to help you succeed.

Courses and support

Keep an eye out for courses. If you would like to receive feedback, or to be kept up to date with upcoming courses please contact our Umpire Development team on Umpiredevelopment@nsnetball.co.nz

Kiwi Whistler

Target Age Year 8 - 2018 programme enrolment is now open check out our home page for registrations.  Spaces are limited to 12 for the programme.


Spectators please note that the Kiwi Whistlers are supported by Mentors, Kiwi Whistlers Co-ordinator, Umpire Co-ordinator. Under no circumstances are spectators permitted to communicate with the umpires

It is the responsibility of all of our Northern Suburbs Netball community to ensure we have a positive and supportive environment for all of our umpires. Negative comments directed towards umpires are not acceptable, and the person responsible may be asked to leave the courts. If you are a coach or parent of team where a supporter is engaging in negative behaviour, you also have a role to play in stopping that behaviour.

Umpire Books

Introduction to Netball Umpiring books can be purchased at the College Courts (by the First Aid Person) for $7.00 each.


There have been some changes to the International Rules of Netball.

General Enquiries 

For Umpire information please send email to Umpiredevelopment@nsnetball.co.nz 

Umpire Tips

FINGERNAILS - Check fingernails palms facing you with finger straight. Run your hand over the nails. If you feel the slightest of nail then it is too long.

EARRINGS - Earrings must be removed , taping earrings is not permitted.

BRACELETS - The only bracelet that can be worn on the court is a "Medical Alert" bracelet and it must be tapped up.

Please remember that the purpose of these rules is for the "PLAYERS SAFETY" not because the "UMPIRES" like sending people off the courts.

If you are an umpire and would like to be added to the umpires list please email your details to umpirepoolcoordinator@nsnetball.co.nz

The Committee

Welcome from the Umpiring Sub Committee . . .

Umpires are part of the Saturday Netball Competition, with games made possible by the hard work and dedication of these people.

All officials, teams and spectators are reminded to respect all umpires and their decisions

Umpire Coordinator: Yvonne Hill

Kiwi Whistlers coordinator:  Sandra Yeldon

Duty Umpire: Edna Kaiaruna

Pool Umpire Coordinator: Deborah Donkin

Umpire Duty

Draw Modifications

Umpires please note that Draws are subject to change, please check the draw on the Friday night to see any modifications


Umpires please ensure you are at the Courts at least 15 minutes before your game.

Duty Umpire/Acting Duty Umpire Responsibilities

Each week qualified umpires will be available at the Courts

They are there to:

support all umpires 

observe umpiring standards

offer assistance

encourage/mentor umpires

promote and maintain a safe environment

The Duty Umpire/Acting Duty Umpire is identifiable by a yellow vest.