Hockey umpiring is an incredibly rewarding part of the game of hockey. You have the best seat in the house as players showcase their skills and you have an important role to play in helping create that hockey spectacle!
"There is a growing awareness that umpiring is a cool and critical part of the game of hockey. Take away the emphasis on ‘us and them’ and people quickly realise umpires and players are a collective working towards a fun, fair, spectacle. It is all about breaking down the stigma." Kelly Hudson, Officiating Development Officer, Tauranga Hockey and top ranking FIH International Umpire.
Have a go whether you’re new to the sport, retiring from a playing career or anything in between!
Please contact Trish Hurley, Club Umpire Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A JUMP Programme is aimed at developing young umpires to be able to take control of a full 11-a-side game and develop their confidence as an umpire to the point that they will be able to:
In general, JUMP Umpires should be in Year 9, 10 or 11 and they should be umpiring games at the Intermediate stage i.e. Years 7 and 8.
You would need to be available Saturday mornings for the Junior season (Term 2 and part of Term 3) and for group briefings as required (2-3 per season).
If you are interested, please contact Trish Hurley, Club Umpire Coordinator, email@example.com.