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Becoming a Referee

This section contains all of the information you should need to gain refereeing qualifications.  For an overview of Squash New Zealand refereeing activity, please read the 2012 Referee Management Plan:

Becoming a Club Referee (Compulsory for Superchamps National Finals)

Club Referee is an initial step in the pathway to becoming a squash referee in New Zealand.  The requirement to become a Club Referee is to score 90% or better in Part One of the Squash NZ Officiating Examination.  This examination may be downloaded in either PDF or Word format:

A completed copy of the examination may then be sent for marking in either hard or soft copy to:

 The National Director or cm.buckland@xtra.co.nz
 63 Oak Grove
 Ashburton 7700

Results as a percentage will be returned by email to the candidate (please ensure an address is included) as well as to the district referee co-ordinator.  Results will not include which questions were answered correctly or incorrectly.  Candidates are able to re-submit examinations for marking as many times as is needed for success.

Club referees can be expected to referee matches up to their own playing level, but may be able to do higher levels depending on experience and ability.  It must be recognised that no practical assessment is completed for a club referee, and successful candidates should therefore be confident but still take care with the level of matches they choose to referee.

The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years.

Becoming a District Referee

A candidate must submit an application form to their District Convenor to sit the District practical examination. The Squash NZ Officiating Examination must be sat without assistance under appropriate supervision, submitted to the National Director for marking, and a pass mark (90% or better for Part One and 80% or better for Part Two) achieved before practical assessments can begin.

For more information on the practical component of the examination process, please see the 2012 SNZ Referee Management Plan.

Becoming a National Referee

A candidate must have held a district referee qualification for a minimum period of 12 months at the time of application. A candidate must submit an application form to the National Director to sit the National practical examination, along with their examination for marking and their refereeing activity over the previous 12 to 36 months (minimum 12 months). The Squash NZ Officiating Examination must be sat without assistance under appropriate supervision, submitted to the National Director for marking and a pass mark (90% or better for Part One and 85% or better for Part Two) achieved before practical assessments begin.

For more information on the practical component of the examination process, please see the 2012 SNZ Referee Management Plan.

Practice Resources

Please see the resources below for practice examination questions and answers.  These resources are based on previous examinations, and allow you to test yur knowledge at home.

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