Any official umpiring a game of hockey in Wales, should be qualified or working towards a qualification. The WHUA, in partnership with Hockey Wales, offer a number of different courses to enable you to progress up the umpiring pathway.
Whilst you are on the pathway the WHUA will strive to provide all the opportunities needed to enhance your skills and umpiring knowledge.
The 4689 is designed for junior and parents and will allow umpires to umpire mini hockey, while anyone wanting to umpire club hockey should start with the level 1 course.
Introductory Umpire Award
This course is currently under development and will be launched at cup final weekend.
Details of level 2 qualification will be released in the near future. Watch this space.
Level 3 and beyond ...
Level 3 is only available to those umpires who are currently umpiring in the upper levels of the league.
(Club Umpire / Level 1/Regional Umpire)
A level 1 course is suitable for those with some experience of playing hockey and may have had some practice with umpiring previously.
Completion of the award is based upon the following
Duration - approx 7.5 hours
Cost - £85
To register an interest for the next Level 1 course in your area contact Phil Leach (Hockey Wales Workforce Manager) by clicking here or phoning 02920 334993.
To become a Regional Umpire, you need to be watched at two appropriate games and passed as suitable for progression.
If you are interested in becoming a Regional Umpire then you should contact your regional umpiring association to arrange the necessary watching.