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At North Harbour Hockey we develop and appoint umpires across both our Summer and Winter Competition formats. We appoint Officials to the Intercity Competition which is the top club competition in New Zealand and sees clubs from Auckland and North Harbour challenge each other over 18+ week competition. We also appoint officials to Senior Club Competition, Grade 1 and 2 Secondary School Matches, Intermediate Competition and Primary Competition. 

There are opportunities to umpire beginner and social grades through to our top players. Guidance and development opportunities are provided for all that become a member of the North Harbour Umpires and Officials Division. Our Divisional Committee work hard to recruit new umpires as well as support our existing ones. We always look forward to welcoming new members to our team will reconnecting with existing ones each season. Why not join us!

umpires & officials registrations

winter club & secondary officiating

North Harbour Hockey requests that all umpires wishing to umpire in the winter season complete the registration below. We always look forward to an exciting year of hockey and are working hard to recruit new umpires as well as support our existing ones.  

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 in both the  Winter and Summer competition space. 

Club Umpiring – March to August

  • Saturdays – Intercity, Premier 3, Division 2

  • Sundays – Premier 2, Division 1 & 3 

  • Match officials appointed to P1 and P2 games only.

Secondary School Umpiring – May to August

  • Wednesday evenings – Boys

  • Thursday evenings – Girls

Official Roles for Intercity and Key NHHA competition matches

Match Director – In charge of the match. Managing Dugouts. Oversight of field. Perfect for those with experience managing others or those interested in being part of running the game accordingly. 

Judge – Keeping accurate records of goals scored and an overall score while noting down cards given on a Match-sheet. This role also assists with keeping time—the perfect role for the statisticians in our community, who are good at keeping time and multitasking. 

Winter junior officiating


At North Harbour we develop and appoint umpires to our Primary and Intermediate competitions based at our hubs, The National Hockey Centre and at the Millwater Turf.

We encourage anyone from the age of Year 5 to Year 13 (or above) to get involved as an umpire. We welcome parents/siblings or supporters to also pick up the whistle if they are around.

1. North Harbour (National Hockey Centre) based Competition - May to August

  • Monday Night – Primary 

  • Tuesday Night – Intermediate Competition

2. Hibiscus Coast (Millwater) based Competition - May to August

  • Monday Night – Primary competition only

summer competition officiating

In Summer NHHA appoint umpires to the Masters Competition that is played on Wednesday nights and provide opportunities for those interested in social umpiring to be paid to umpire our Summer Hockey 7’s and 9’s Competition on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Umpires that umpire in the Masters Competition receive Hockey Dollars. Summer Hockey umpires are employed by NHHA.

Masters Competition Umpiring – Wednesday Evenings October to end of Feb

  • Pre Christmas Competition – Male and Female match options available from mid October to Mid December. 

  • Post Christmas Competition –   Male and Female match options available from mid Jan to end of February, some NHHA Representative Teams choose to join this competition. 

Summer Hockey Competition – Tuesday and Thursday evenings mid October to end of February 

  • Tuesday night – 7 and 9’s

  • Thursday night – 7 and 9’s

Summer junior officiating

In spring and summer NHHA appoint to a range of programmes and competitions with the first umpiring opportunity taking place in the Term 3 Holidays. 

Under 10, U12 & U14 Cubs & Hawklets Festival Day Umpiring

With fun as the focus, the day will provide umpire-specific development from our experienced umpire coaches, as well as a variety of other hockey and non-hockey elements including 6 a-side matches. This event is for beginner or experienced umpires, year 7+

Festival  Dates:

October (dates TBC)

Youth Grade Umpiring (year 7-10 comp)
This is the perfect umpiring opportunity for those looking to transition from 6 a-side to 11 a-side umpiring or first time umpires. 

Programme Info: 
Runs October to December

Masters Umpire Registration
Festival Umpire Registration
Youth Grade Umpire Registration
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