Umpiring netball is very rewarding and is fast growing as an individual sport in its own right. It requires fitness, good analytical skills and of course a passion for the sport of Netball.
Netball is umpired by two umpires. Each controls one half of the court and is always ready to support the other. Three teams take part in a game of netball. Two teams of players and the third team is the umpires.
It is very exciting and rewarding to work through exams both theory and practical. There are opportunities to be selected to travel away with representative teams and to umpire at other centres. Tournament days are a great way to mix with other umpires and learn new skills.
Whangarei Netball Centre has an Umpire Development Co-ordinator. The position of Umpire Co-ordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the coaching and co-ordination for the Whangarei Netball Centre umpires. The Co-ordinator works closely with the Umpire Development Manager for Netball North.
Umpire development is one of the focus points for the Whangarei Centre Strategy.