About Waikato Hockey Umpires

Welcome to Waikato Hockey Umpires website. We aim to regularly update umpires, players, coaches and spectators on umpiring developments, issues and personalities. Waikato Hockey provides support and guidance for umpires officiating at all levels of local hockey.

Our hockey has three divisions:

  1. Mini Hockey – for players up to year 6.
  2. School Competitions – years 7 to 13.
  3. Club Hockey – played on Saturday and Sunday.

For each of these competitions, the WHA provides the management, development and support to umpires.

​​​​​​​If you have concerns or issues about umpiring let us know. All communications acknowledged and responded to in confidence.

Hockey NZ Umpiring

Colin French
NZ Hockey Technical Manager
021 141 1822


For rules see our resources and polices page.

 Hockey NZ Umpire Theory Exam


Without umpires, competitive hockey simply wouldn’t work. Umpires are crucial figures on the hockey turf and each year they officiate thousands of games at all levels of the sport throughout the country.Over time some umpires and officials will develop their skills to a level that will see them invited to national tournaments, elite clinics and even international events. New Zealand umpires have seen some great success on the world stage and are renowned for their skills.” NZ HOCKEY

If you can answer the questions in the Hockey NZ Umpire Theory Exam, WE WANT YOU!