Umpiring and Officiating

Umpiring and officiating is a fantastic way to continue to expand your enjoyment for the sport after or even during your playing career. 

Join our fabulous group of umpires here at North Harbour Hockey and discover how rewarding it is to be involved in managing the flow of this wonderful game. Why don’t you give it a go? Whether you’re new to the sport, retiring from a playing career or anything in between we have a number of senior umpires that are happy to mentor any enthusiastic new members into our community.

As an North Harbour Hockey Umpire you will be umpiring in the North Harbour Hockey Competition. The season starts mid March and continues until mid August. 

Umpiring takes place at various school locations and the following senior venues :

  • Kristin College
  • Westlake Girls High School
  • Rangitoto College
  • North Harbour Hockey (main venue)

For further information please email – kirsten@harbourhockey.org.nz   

We are keen to support new members interested in joining Team Orange in 2022.
This course is for you if you are considering registering to umpire or have registered as a new umpire for 2022.
The perfect course for all entry-level 11 a-side umpires. Come along for a more in-depth discussion of the rules of hockey, learn about different scenarios, and discuss game situations.
Cost: FREE
Date: Thursday 28 April
Time: 7.00 pm onwards
Where: Function Room at the National Hockey Centre.
Register now: Click here 
If you have any questions please contact our Officials Development Officer – kirsten@harbourhockey.org.nz
To attend this course you must be in Year 9 at School or above.

People umpire for a range of reasons from supporting their kids during junior hockey, to wanting to umpire or become a technical official at a Hockey World Cup or Olympic Games. Completing an Introduction to Umpiring Course is the best way to start umpiring. See our Umpires course & Training Tab to register for one of these courses.

For more information about the umpiring pathway you can email our Officials Development Officer kirsten@harbourhockey.org.nz. Our team would be more than happy to talk with you on how to begin your pathway at any age or stage!

North Harbour Hockey requests that all umpires wishing to umpire in the Senior winter season complete the registration below.

We are looking forward to an exciting year of hockey and are working hard to recruit new umpires as well as support our existing ones.  ​​​​​​​

CLUB Umpiring – March to August

  • Saturdays – Intercity, Premier 3, Division 2 
  • Sundays – Premier 2, Division 1 & 3 

CLICK HERE to register

SECONDARY SCHOOL Umpiring – Term 2 to End of Term 3

  • Wednesday evenings – Girls
  • Thursday evenings – Boys

If you are new to the region or umpiring in general we would love to talk to you. We have a talented group of senior umpires that are keen to develop new umpires within North Harbour Hockey.

CLICK HERE to register

The process is conducted by our Umpires & Officials Division Executive Committee and is used to assign umpires to our competition games each week. To understand the factors that are considered when appointing umpires to the different grades, as well as the required timeline, please see below.

CLICK HERE to view the Senior Appointment Process