Umpire Development Pathway
The following pathway is for all current umpires registered with the WHUA. It takes into account the links that we have with English colleagues and is designed to provide an easy transitions through the leagues right up to the highest level.
Click here to download Umpiring Pathway Diagram
Click here to download Suitable Assessment Games Matrix
Questions regarding the umpire pathway should be directed towards Jon McCall and the development team.
Introduction to Umpiring Award
An introduction to umpiring award, aimed at those people who are only wanting to umpire mini-hockey or 4689 games. Ideal for youth players or parents who are taking their first steps on the umpiring ladder. Holders of this award can only umpire 7 a-side mini-hockey games.
Level 1 Unassessed (Club Umpire)
These are umpires who have completed their Level 1 training course but have yet to be assessed practically. Providing there is a fully qualified umpire working with the club umpire; a club umpire may umpire games in the following divisions:
South (Men) - Divisions De Cymru 1, 2 & 3
South (Women) - Divisions 3 & 4
North (Men) - North West Divisions 6 South, South West Divisions 7 & 8
North (Women) - Divisions 2 & 3
This is for those umpires who are wanting to start umpiring a higher level of games. Becoming a Regional Umpire requires an umpire to be watched on at least 2 games of a suitable standard (see matrix link above), and assessed as suitable for a higher level.
Following assessment you must umpire at least eight games per season at this level each season to maintain this level.
This is the equivalent of the old Welsh Level 2.
Level 2 Umpire
These are umpires who have are interested in progressing their umpiring up to the higher levels of the regional domestic leagues. Umpires must pass a practical assessment in order to achieve this level.
South (Men) - Premiership or Championship Division
South (Women) - West Women's Premier Division
North (Men) - TBC
North (Women) - TBC