Umpires are crucial figures on the hockey turf and each year they officiate thousands of games at all levels of the sport throughout the country.  At KJHC we rely on our coaches, parents and students to assist us to ensure our games are umpired every week.

For the 3/4 and 5/6 development grade, we rely on the coach of the team to also umpire the game.  However, we recommend where possible another parent or student umpires.  From 5/6 premier we aim to have dedicated umpires on every Karori team.  Umpiring at primary hockey level is something anybody can learn.  Learning to umpire is fun and offers another pathway in sport that builds both hockey and life skills.  Wellington Hockey have umpiring courses available to help get you started.

Click here to watch a short video on what Ethan likes about umpiring

Key Umpiring Resources

Link to New Zealand Hockey Umpiring Guide
For rules pertaining to each of our primary grades 
Essentials on hockey safety for coaches and umpires
Wellington Hockey Umpiring Information including Small Sticks Manual covering all rules for primary hockey in Wellington Association
Hockey New Zealand Information

FIH 2017 Rules of Hockey   or for a handy tool you can download the FIH rules on this App Click here

Health and Safety

The most important job at hockey is to keep our young players safe.  This job requires a team effort with the club, coaches, team managers, parents and umpires all working together to promote and sustain a safe environment.

For more information about the key health and safety please click here to go through to our club health and safety information designed for everyone involved in keeping our kids safe.  Health and Safety info for coaches, managers and umpires

For more information, or if you are keen to umpire for our club, please contact