Our club umpires

We cannot play without umpires and we are proud to support and celebrate our club volunteer umpires.

Club umpires, we appreciate you!

We are proud to support and celebrate our club volunteer umpires, after all, they give up their time so we can play our games!

Our umpire coordinator, Liz Holding, with the full support of our committee, has been busy behind the scenes organizing and encouraging our club members to volunteer to umpire. We will help you with training courses, which we will pay for, once you start to volunteer. So step up and contact Liz to find out how you can get involved in this important club supporting inititive.

To encourage our members to volunteer to umpire we have a new incentive scheme for season 2018/19:

  • Fox Blast Whistle (for your first game) and a free drink at our bar and tea after every home game.
  • WHC Umpire Polo Shirt (5 games)
  • WHC Umpire Sweatshirt (10 games)
  • WHC Umpire Jacket (20 games)

This incentive scheme is supported by our lead sponsors, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas.

For those not wishing to receive the incentives you can, if you wish, claim £10.00 per match (& discretionary mileage for away games).


Interested in volunteering to umpire?

We encourage all players and friends of our club to consider and volunteer to umpire. We will support you to get training through England Hockey registered courses. We will pay you for the course cost when you volunteer to umpire. You can look up England Hockey umpire courses here.


A special thank you for 60 years!

Chris Duppa_Miller


Club umpire sweatshirts are awarded after 10 games, top work thank you!

Chris Duppa-Miller


Marije Tunnicliffe


Michelle Saunders



Club umpire polo shirts are awarded after 5 games, well done, keep it going!

John Carder, first to 5 games on 20th October. Top work!


Michelle Saunders


Marije Tunnicliffe reaches 5 games on 3rd November.


George Holding


Chris Dupper-Miller reaches 5 games on 10th November


Mike Edwards


And Hadley reaches 5 games on 18th November



Our club umpires have already started receiving their Fox Blast Whistles

Congratulations and you are making a great contribution!

Ben Cooper receiving his whistle from Liz Holding


Mike Edwards


Chris Duppa-Miller


Toby Arnold


Archie Gale


Claire Sheahan


Dave McCunn


Liz Gilchrist

Andy Hadley


Liz Holding


Steve Dellow


Geoff Gowers


Peter McLeish


Mike Heelis


Dave Metcalfe


Suzi Richardson


John Carder and Lynsey Perry


Michelle Saunders


Gaz Armstrong


Nicki Breeds and Stewart Seymour


Tom Selby


Nick Herd


Dave Bryce


Steve Chidlow


George Holding and Marije Tunnicliffe


Ellen Donaldson


Andrew Dellow


Ian MacDonald


Lucas van der Schalk and David Harris


Dave Kelly


Freddie Herd


John MacDonald



Others that have umpired but we didn't yet get a picture of are:

Angela Briggs, Louisa Briggs, Kirstin Bryce, Phil Foster and Dom Simpson.

Thank you to every one of you!