At Lichfield Hockey Club we encourage members to be actively involved as officials. Each year the club has run a Level 1 umpires’ course for between 10 and 20 players to gain this qualification, this has led to the club having a large number of qualified umpires and some of these have gone on to umpire at higher levels.
To get involved as an umpire please contact your captain or a member of the committee who will help get you the information you need.
More information on being an umpire is available via the England Hockey website.
There is a dedicated section for umpiring on the England Hockey Hockey Hub where you can access the rules of hockey, free umpire e-learning development modules and “You’re the umpire”, an engaging tool where users can comment on an umpiring decision and then get the umpiring experts view. This is where they can also access Umpire membership, offering additional e-learning modules, specific content and learning opportunities.
For some parts of the Hockey Hub you require a log-in but do not worry it is free to sign up.