Officiate Hockey

Officiating is a vital part of our sport. Otago Hockey is continuingly looking to grow its umpires 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 umpiring 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. Umpiring 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 if you are an established umpire moving to the association, we would love to hear from you by completing this form here. You can email the Otago Hockey Umpires Committee if you have any further questions. 

Join the Otago Hockey Umpires Facebook group here.


Recent Achievements by our Umpires and Officials

  • Martin Glossop - FIH Pro League Judge 2020 & 2019 

  • Sam Doran - 2019 Ford National Association Tournament Men’s - Umpire of the tournament

  • Olivia West - Appointed to 2019 Ford National Association Tournament Women’s Final 

  • Fraser Clark - Appointed to 2019 Under 15 Boy’s Premiere Final 

  • Audrey Hayes - Appointed to 2019 Under 15 Girl’s Premiere Bronze Medal Match 

  • Ethan James - Appointed to 2019 Under 13 Hatch Cup Semi-Final 

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

  • Stacey Murray - Female Umpire Manager Under 18 2019

Our Hockey New Zealand Ranked Officials

Umpires Foundation Panel

Umpire Managers Foundation Panel

Technical Officials Performance Panel

Sam Doran

Olivia West

Chris Hill 


Mark Greenfield

Sam Doran 

Stacey Murray

Martin Glossop


Upcoming Events: 

School Umpire Training: TBC

Secondary School umpires: TBC

Primary School umpires: TBC

Intermediate School umpires: TBC


Quick Links:

The FIH Rules of Hockey

Otago Hockey Umpires Policy

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