Aspiring Female Umpire Programme

Applications are NOW OPEN for NZC's Aspiring Female Umpire Programme. Click below to apply today!



Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 18th July.

Aspiring Female Umpire Programme 2024/25 Overview


The NZC Aspiring Female Umpire Programme (initially commenced during the 2021/22 season) aims to:

  1. Utilise members to deliver upskilling sessions to youth secondary school girls and club players, with the aim to have these individuals as part of the Aspiring Female Umpire Programme the following year
  2. Provide development opportunities to members and bridge the gap between community cricket appointments and domestic cricket appointments. 

During this 8-month programme, Aspiring Umpires will:

  • Be supported in providing opportunities to engage future female umpires
  • Be appointed to one-day domestic fixtures as a reserve umpire
  • Have the opportunity to join a female umpiring network, attending online workshops and an in-person residential.

Into its fourth season, the AFUP will continue to build on the learnings of the previous three seasons, offering opportunities for Aspiring Umpires to connect, learn and grow their skills.


Check out last season's Aspiring Female Umpire cohort below.

Aspiring Female Umpire Programme 2023-24

NZC Aspiring Female Umpire Programme I Three Years On

NZC Aspiring Female Umpire Programme | 2022-23

NZC are delighted to announce ten successful candidates in the 2023-24 intake of the Aspiring Female Umpire Programme.
2023-24 Aspiring Female Umpire's Announced