Umpiring at Netball Hutt Valley

The Hutt Valley Netball Umpires Association (HVNUA) support and develop umpires.  They are keen to help you get started in umpiring, and gain confidence. 

HVNUA umpires umpire our top grades in our Club competition, and our age group representatives, and are supported to gain umpiring qualifications.   New and young umpires are welcome join the HVNUA, however most start out by attending 'Whistlers'.

You may like to find HVNUA on facebook: or pop into the Umpires' Room for a chat on game day.  If you would like help to connect with the HVNUA, please email 

Umpiring Classes

Information and registration form for the Whistler programme can be found HERE

Umpire classes for Schools (year 5&6 upwards) are to be held on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th May from 6.30pm - 7.30pm in the Umpires room at Taita Courts.   

Providing your own umpire

Junior teams (Year 5-6 on Mondays, Year 7-8 on Saturdays), and lower club teams (Saturdays), need to provide their own umpires.  Ideally Junior teams will have a parent/older sibling etc who can umpire or is keen to learn. 

Resources and Information

2020 International Netball Federation Rule book

Purchase your copy from Netball NZ for $6.99 HERE or download a copy from the list opposite/below. The INF 'Rules of Netball' app is available to download from the App Store or Google Play

Free online umpiring modules.  

Netball NZ are launching a brand new online learning platform in early 2021.  Content on the current Bracken Learning portal will be unavailable from 7 December 2020.  Watch this space for an update on how to access the free online umpiring modules.

Umpiring 6v6 futureFERNS

There are a few modifications to the standard netball rules for this age group.  Please see our 'Umpiring 6v6 Netball' page HERE for information about umpiring this format.

Umpiring - Game Day information

What should you do when you arrive?  What if there are not enough players, or the other umpire is missing?  What should you do if there are any sideline issues?  More information is HERE

How to score a netball game

Scoring is simple once you understand the basics of the odds & evens system.  Learn about scoring a game of netball HERE