Information for Bench Officials, Umpires and Volunteers | from CNC


All game officials must register for the season. The link on this page (to the right) will be updated for 2024.

Umpires Draw

Umpires are required to complete an Umpires Time Request Registration form (right when in season) prior to each round of competition.

The times you select are the times you will umpire.  You will not be contacted to confirm times.​​​​​​​

If you are unable to specify your times in advance, please notify Christchurch Netball Centre no later than Tuesday of each week with your times.

The umpires' draw of those umpiring these games will be available on Friday of each week for you to check your times and grades.

If your name is on this list you will be required to umpire. Please note that this draw is subject to change due to illness etc but will be updated if required.

Senior 1 and 2, Senior Reserve and Challenge grade will not be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather (except at CNC discretion) and will continue to be played at times shown in the draw.

Club Umpiring Allocations/Club Umpires

For Club Umpiring details and allocations, click here.

Umpires are named on the Saturday Competition Draw under each game.


Umpiring courses and events will be advertised here and via Facebook.

​​YoYo testing

All NZ umpires wishing to be appointed to NNZ tournaments must be tested.

NZ umpires who need to reassess must do a YoYo test.

Zone umpires who wish to be considered for a NZ Badge must have been tested.

Please take advantage of these opportunities as they are advertised. There is no charge for CNC Umpires.

Register today

Date              Time  
Sun, 3 Mar      11:30 am–1:30 pm      
Sun, 10 Mar    8:15 am–10:00 am       
Sun, 19 May    1:00 pm–3:15 pm        
Sun, 26 May    1:00 pm–3:15 pm        
Sun, 18 Aug    11:00 am–12:45 pm    
Sun, 25 Aug    2:00 pm–4:00 pm        
Fitness testing deadlines each year for screening and endorsement of New Zealand Umpire Awards are:
15 March
1 June
1 September

All umpires wishing to be appointed to NNZ events must provide current Yo-yo Test results in accordance with the table above. Current means within two weeks of the fitness testing deadline. 

Dates for the 2023 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set as shown below.

Exam                          Applications Open    Applications Close             Exam Date

Zone Theory 1            27 March 2024           30 April 2024                         20 May 2024

NZ Theory 1               16 April 2024               20 May 2024                        10 June 2024

Zone Theory 2            11 June 2024              15 July 2024                         5 August 2024

NZ Theory 2               25 June 2024              29 July 2024                         19 August 2024

Opportunities for Umpire Advancement | Examinations

New Umpire and Player Module

All players in Premier Senior, Senior Reserve, Challenge Grade, Open League and U21 teams will be required to sit and pass the New CNC Umpire Theory Exam prior to the first competition game unless they hold a current umpire qualification of Centre badge or above. This exam will be emailed to you, click the link to complete your exam, follow all instruction and submit your response to CNC.

​​​​​​​Game Officials Advisory Group

The Game Officials Advisory Group is Rebecca Reside, Vicky Harrington, Maree Morel, Kay Norris, Aleisha Llewellyn.

INFA Rules

To download a copy of the IFNA Rules of Netball and for the most recent Match Protocols click on the links available right.

INFA International rule books can be purchased from the Game Officials Coordinator.


For game allocation enquiries please make contact with CNC via Umpires email

New Bench Officials - Please contact Maree on 027 437 6522

Please contact Pam on Whistlers 326 5731 or via email