Officiate Hockey

Officiating is a vital part of our sport. Otago Hockey is continuingly looking to grow its officials pool at all levels. Whether you’re an experienced umpire, new to the area or keen to start, we can help you get into the game. Otago Hockey values its umpires and officials and what they give to our sport. Many of our umpires hold Hockey New Zealand Umpiring and Officiating qualifications, and are regular attendees at National Tournaments with many achieving to a high level. 

Otago 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 of our members 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.  You can email the Otago Hockey Officials Advisory Group if you have any further questions, or the Officials Group Advisory Lead - Jolene Casey.  Email Contact - click here 

Join the Otago Hockey Officials Facebook group here.


Recent Achievements by our Umpires and Officials

  • Martin Glossop - FIH Pro League Judge 2020 & 2019.  2022, 2023 - U18 Boys and NZ Maori Tournament Director.

  • Ethan James - 2022 U 18 Boys, Appointed to 2019 Under 13 Hatch Cup Semi-Final 

  • Mark Greenfield - Umpire Manager U18 Boys and Rankin Cup 2019.  2023 Umpire Manager U18 Boys.

  • Stacey Murray - Female Umpire Manager Under 18 2019.  2021 Umpire Manager U18 Girls and NHC Umpire.

Our Hockey New Zealand Ranked Officials

Umpires Foundation Panel

Umpire Managers Foundation Panel

Technical Officials Performance Panel

Sam Doran


Mark Greenfield

Sam Doran 

Stacey Murray

Martin Glossop


Upcoming Events for 2024: 


ALL Umpires/Officials, anyone interested in getting amongst the officiating space: Tuesday 12th March 6pm in the Doug Lockhart Lounge for a casual Introductory MEET and GREET Evening.

Secondary School Umpires Start of the Season Information Evening: Wednesday 20th March 5.30pm at the McMillan Hockey Centre.

Club Umpires Start of the Season Information Evening: Wednesday 2oth March 6.30pm at McMillan Hockey Centre.

Secondary School Basics Refresher Course:- Thursday 4th April 5.30pm, Doug Lockhart Lounge.

Senior Club Basics Refresher Course:- Thursday 4th April 7.00pm, Doug Lockhart Lounge.

Primary and Intermediate School umpires: Contact for options for your school.

 Click Here to register for any of our Officiating Development Opportunities

Quick Links:

The FIH Rules of Hockey

Otago Hockey Officials Policy 2024

Code of Conduct (All participants in hockey in Otago, including umpires and officials, are subject to the Hockey New Zealand Code of Conduct). 

Hockey New Zealand Officials - Tournament Appointments, Resources, & Courses 

Otago Hockey Representative Appointments