Become a Club Umpire
Umpires are as important to the game as players and coaches. There are opportunities for everyone to umpire from our own junior and adults matches to progressing through to umpiring at county and regional level right up to international Level.
England Hockey have a wealth of free information online here which will help develop your understanding of the rules and help you on your umpiring journey.
England Hockey also run Introduction to Umpiring and Level 1 Umpiring courses which help develop your skills. Details of courses and course bookings can be made here.
We encourage and support new umpires of all ages to get started, so if you are interested please contact Alec Pybus, our Umpire Liaison Officer for a chat. Alec started umpiring because of his children playing hockey, so this is a great way for parents to support the club and players.THe club will cover the cost of your training
Developing an umpiring culture
We encourage all teams at all levels to engage with their umpires after the games and to discuss in a friendly manner incident that have occurred during the game. This is a great way for both players and umpires to develop their understanding and interpretation of the rules of the game.