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Umpire Course - Level 1

By Liz Spencer

12th August at the club.

The club is hosting a level 1 umpire course at the club on the 12th August.
We need more qualified umpires to umpire our Reading Home games - Men Ladies and Colts league all require a Level 1 Umpire.

The course is open to all - players (age 14+), supporters, coaches and parents.

Please book onto the course via the link :
England Hockey Umpire Course - Reading HC Link

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else.
You will also need to complete a Pre course online rules test prior to attending.

Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above.
Please send any queries to

The club will reimburse the £50 to every registered club member that takes, passes the course and then umpires at least 5 games in the season -this can be adults as well as Colts games.

Further coaching / sideline support is (and always has been) available to umpires who feel that they need a little more help with confidence and umpiring a game.

During the season we will also be running a few "Introduction to umpiring" course. This is useful for parents, coaches, young leaders or new umpires who want a little more advice and support

Course Details :

Date: 12th Aug
Venue: Reading HC
Time 9:00 -16:30

1. The course is for anyone who is going to be umpiring the 11 – a – side game.

2. The course comprises 5 modules:
Module 1 Pre course online Rules test
Module 2 The Game from the players’ perspective
Module 3 The role of the umpire
Module 4 Player management
Module 5 Preparation and planning the next steps

3. The course costs £50 per participant.
4. Participants receive a resource pack containing
a. A Fox 40 Classic Eclipse whistle
b. A wallet containing warning cards, score pads and pencil
c. A course workbook
d. A Rules Book
e. A pre match checklist

5. The course is delivered by tutors accredited by England Hockey.
6. Course participants must be at least 14 years old (and with parental consent).
7. Participants, who have completed the course, including the pre course online Rules test, will be accredited as an England Hockey L1 umpire.

If you are interested then please enroll on the course or email Liz on for more information.

Updated 10:57 - 12 Aug 2018 by Liz Spencer

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