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Become an Umpire

Wellington Hockey welcomes anyone interested in officiating and urges them to contact us. Umpiring and officiating is a fantastic way to continue to expand your enjoyment for the sport after or even during your playing career. If you are passionate about hockey then this is a great way to see hockey up close and personal with a different view than stick in hand, or from the sideline. It helps keep you fit, develops a range of people management and judgement skills and allows you to interact with our supportive hockey community. Officiating also allows another pathway to be involved at the top level if you wish while forging new friendships. Umpiring allows you to have a very direct impact on the hockey experience with the community and provides travel opportunities within New Zealand and internationally.

If you are interested in learning to umpire or officiate or if you are an established umpire moving to the association, we would love to hear from you. 

Umpire Hockey

Umpiring is a great way to be involved in hockey. It gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself, whilst giving something back to the sport you love.

Umpire Development Programmes
Wellington Hockey Umpire Academy

Providing a development pathway for our umpires through an academy programme with a focus on the provision of training, coaching and accreditation during the season.

Junior Umpire Mentoring Programme

Designed to support and develop young people (school years 9-12) into hockey umpires. JUMP is a new initiative being developed and starting in 2025.

Helpful Resources and Information
Get Started Umpiring

Looking to take your first steps into the world of umpiring. Learn how to become a Hockey Umpire in Wellington.

Game Day & Appointments

Important information regarding the appointments process using MatchRef, plus find out more about pre and post game day processes for umpires.

Umpiring Courses & Workshops

Check out when the next umpiring course and workshops are coming up.

Rules & Resources

Understand the Rules of Hockey, including updates to support you as a player, coach and/or umpire.

Making Great Hockey Happen
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