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If you are interested in umpiring, we can provide you with the first important stepping stones to becoming a fully qualified umpire.

Or if you are a current umpire, you may want to upgrade your qualification and we can help too.

You should download and read through the following documents in preparation for undertaking your first umpire qualification or upgrading your current umpire qualification:

Level 1 Umpire Qualification

For potential or trainee umpires over the age of 14, you will be required to attend an Umpire Level 1 course to get you started and learn the practical umpiring elements.

You will be required to:

  • Complete the online rules test. The link will send you to register for Hockey Hub.
  • Attend an Umpire Level 1 course (6 hours on course learning) where you will discuss and practice umpiring.  Details of dates, times and venues from the District Convenor.
  • Practice umpiring within your club at training or friendly games.
  • Contact a relevant District Convenor to undertake your practical umpire test.

Individuals have 18 months to complete the qualification

'B' Badge Umpire Qualification

To start working towards your 'B' Badge Qualification.

You will be required to:

  • Contact a District Convenor to express an interest in undertaking the qualification
  • Undertake two practical tests with an officials panel in district, regional or lower national league level.


'A' Badge Umpire Qualification

For 'B' Badge umpires who have held their qualification for 1 year and regularly umpire matches, you can progress to your 'A' Badge Umpire Qualification.

To successfully qualify, you will be required to:

  • Complete three successful tests at a national or international level e.g. National Div 1 or international games.

Want to know more?
Want to become an umpire?
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Please contact us to find out more.