Netball Whakatane are here to help you with your umpire journey or if you happen to pick up a whistle and need some support, then this page contains a lot but you can also contact the Centre directly at Below is information for Umpire Pathways and also to the right of this page are a number of umpire resources, including the rulebook. To download or get the rulebook app on your phone, follow this link:

Umpire Classes Saturdays 

Short bite-sized Umpire Classes are available every Saturday morning between 8.40am-9am. Arrive anytime between 8-9am and just join in; we want to make it easy and informal for everyone. If you or your team/team umpire would like to learn and upskill the rules, this is a great start. Come along and join in the fun with others to learn from our awesome group of Centre Umpires.

Centre Theory Online Learning Module

Learning to Umpire Module - Free

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. Instruction on how to access and navigate the Learning to Umpire Module can be found here.

Accessing the Learning to Umpire Module through Sport Tutor

There are a couple of ways to access Sport Tutor

Directly (don’t forget to bookmark the page)

Via the Netball New Zealand website 

NetballSmart website NetballSmart Workshops page