Bench Officials


Bench Officials score, keep time and record statistics for netball matches. It is a great way to keep involved with the game as well as progress on a national pathway and make some great friendships! See below for more information and contact details.

  • Scorer 1 - Completes the domestic score sheet 
  • Scorer 2 - Completes the running score sheet, and calls to Scorer 1
  • Timekeeper 1 - Activates umpire alerts, manually times the game, and records quarter and Injury time breaks
  • Timekeeper 2 - Controls the electronic scoreboard, times the intervals and injury breaks, and holds up injury time paddles
  • Bench Manager - Oversees the entire Bench, and liaises with event officials and umpires.
  • Subwriter - Record team substitutions as they occur and hands them to the Bench Manager                           

For Dunedin Netball we officiate, and train, on the Premier games every Saturday. Full training is given and you can work towards obtaining your Netball South Zone Technical Official qualification.

From there you can achieve your Netball New Zealand National Technical Official accreditation and this can lead to officiating at:

  • NZ Secondary School Champs
  • NZ Age Group Champs
  • ANZ Championships
  • World Youth Champs
  • Silver Fern Tests
  • Commonwealth Games
  • World Champs

interested in learning? Contact: Jean on 021 146 4700 or