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Following the successful umpiring regime of 2014 a largely unchanged regime will be used again in 2015. 

To jog your memory, Naenae Hockey Club requires all members to be available to umpire games in grades below theirs from time to time. Generally this duty only occurs twice in a season which makes it manageable for all players. The umpire co-ordinator emails a reminder to the players required to umpire on the Monday of the week they will be umpiring. This year an advanced list will be made available on the Naenae Hockey website as soon as practical after the draw is published so you can plan ahead! 

Last year there was a healthy list of stand-in umpires who would cover umpiring duty for other players at $20 a game. So far our list is a little small so if umpiring is something you want to get into and you like receiving cold hard cash for enjoying your sport please flick an email to Training and support will be provided for anyone interested at an umpiring night where anyone interested can ask questions and get a better understanding of the rules of hockey. 

Currently the list umpires are as follows:

Sam Walker
Damon Harrison
Brandon Harrison

(Contact info can be requested from:

If you are unable to umpire a match for any reason the club requires you to contact a list umpire and have them cover for you. If you do not arrange an umpire and a Naenae team is left without an umpire the player who was down to umpire will be fined. The club had to issue an outstanding number of 0 fines last year! We hope to keep that kind of record up so please be prepared, it's never a good feeling lining up for a match and then having to see a teamate take up the whistle due to an absent umpire!

Each team will be issued with umpiring equipment (cards and a whistle) so you won't need to have any - just turn up and officiate.

We're looking forward to another fantastic season of well umpired and successful hockey so do your bit for the success of the club.