Umpire Announcements 2021

February 02, 2021

Wellington Hockey is excited to announce some changes for our Umpire & Officials community as we head toward the 2021 winter season. After listening to feedback from different areas of our Umpire & Officials community throughout 2020, WHA is enacting some changes that will lead to positive outcomes for our Umpire & Officials community and create more inclusive and supportive environments for all. Check out some of the changes we have happening and make sure you reach out if an opportunity is of interest to you.

Umpires Council


Wellington Hockey is seeking expressions of interest in joining the WHA Umpires Council. WHA is looking to commence the 2021 season with a freshly appointed Council, ready to assist WHA lead positive change in the Umpire & Officials community. Existing members of the Umpire Council are welcome to seek reappointment.

WHA Umpires Council Page


Appointments Panel


The purpose of the appointments panel is to have an independent group who will appoint umpires to weekly games. This panel will be overseen by a WHA staff member to ensure fair process is followed, but the staff member will not be part of the appointments panel. An appointments policy and guide will be produced for the panel to follow to ensure there is transparency and fairness for our umpires when it comes to appointments for P1 & P2 Open Grade games. Members of the Appointments Panel will be responsible for the appointments for the remaining Open Grades and Secondary Competitions.

WHA Appointments Panel Page


Umpire Performance Squad 


Wellington Hockey is excited to announce the formation of an Umpires Performance Squad that will wrap quality support around our local umpires, helping to build capability. The newly formed Umpire Performance Squad is a pool of umpires who will be appointed to Open Grade P1 & P2 games on a weekly basis. This group of umpires will be capped at a maximum 16 female and 16 male umpires per season.

Umpire Performance Squad Page

Register to Umpire in 2021


WHA is pleased to be able to open registrations for Umpire the 2021 winter season. For registration details and season information see below link.

For all umpire enquiries please contact WHA Community & Development Officer -