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Stacey King

I began umpiring at the age of 13 at my local Centre in Pukekohe. From then on, I developed my umpiring at UNISS tournaments and local competitions. A career highlight for me was being appointed to the U17's final in Papakura in my last year of university study, where I also gained my NZC qualification. After university I travelled abroad and have recently returned to umpiring. In 2018, I had the pleasure of umpiring at my local Centre - Hamilton City. During this year, I gained my Centre theory and practical, Zone theory and practical and then my NZ theory qualification. Being appointed to the A grade semifinal at the U15 tournament this year, and the B Grade Final at UNISS have been highlights for me in 2018. As the game of netball evolves, umpiring continues to be a challenging sport. However, my ethos remains unchanged: I once got told by a mentor that "the best umpire is the one no one ever remembers." I think the implication is that the best umpires weave into the game seamlessly, through their knowledge, fitness and professionalism.


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