Umpire Pathway

The Tauranga Netball Centre Pathway

At the Tauranga Netball Centre our “Umpires Pathway” is

  • futureFerns Whistlers (FFW) and Learn to Umpire (LTU) Certificate.
  • NNZ Centre Theory
  • NNZ Centre Award.
  • NNZ Zone Theory
  • NNZ NZ Theory
  • NNZ NZ C Award
  • NNZ NZ B – NNZ Umpire Panel
  • NNZ NZ A. – NNZ Umpire Panel

At each step of the Umpires Pathway, the Umpire has to be assessed and reindorsed every 4 years to keep their qualification current.  All Theory exams will expire after a period of 6 years if a practical qualification is not kept current.

Want to become a Centre Umpire?

Our LTU workshops are also for you.

All participants attending a Learn to Umpire (LTU) Workshop will receive a LTU umpire shirt, whistle and rule book, be introduced to basic rule knowledge and practical on court skills, as well as opportunities to attend further workshops throughout the season, coaching towards passing their theory and practical learnings for Centre Theory & Practical Awards.

Umpires who are on our Umpire Pathway for their Centre Award, need to be umpiring Intermediate, College, or
Adult competition games, which are played to the 7v7 INF rules, and can be assessed only on these games.

Dates and time for the TNC 2023 LTU Workshops

All LTU Workshops for 2023 have now been completed. Please look out for 2024 workshops between Feb & April

LTU Courses will cost $62 

TNC futureFerns Whistlers and Learn to Umpire Certificate

At the Tauranga Netball Centre our “Umpires Pathway” starts with our futureFerns Whistlers (FFW) and Learn to Umpire (LTU) Certificate Umpires which is where our young umpires normally start their journey by umpiring our Year 5 and 6 competitions games. These umpires are supported and coached to be able to demonstrate and understand a set of basic rules and techniques and when all are shown they are awarded their FFW/LTU Umpire Certificate

NNZ Centre Award

The Centre Award consists of two components.  The first step is passing the Online Player/Umpire Module which the umpire must have an 85% or higher pass rate and is a prerequisite for the practical part of the Centre Award.  The second step is to receive umpire coaching by the Centre Umpire Coaches, then once you are umpiring as per the KPI’s required of a Centre Umpire you will be screened assessed by our Umpire Coaches and Assessors and if successful will receive their NNZ Centre Award qualification and TNC Centre badge