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)
  • Café Rouge/Las Iguanas Discount Meal Voucher (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 (& 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.


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!


Marije Tunnicliffe reaches 5 games on 3rd November.


Chris Dupper-Miller reaches 5 games on 10th November


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


Andy Hadley


Liz Holding


Steve Dellow


Geoff Gowers


Peter McLeish


Mike Heelis


John Carder and Lynsey Perry


Michelle Saunders


Gaz Armstrong


Nicki Breeds and Stewart Seymour


Tom Selby


Nick Herd


George Holding and Marije Tunnicliffe


Ellen Donaldson


Andrew Dellow


Ian MacDonald


Lucas van der Schalk and David Harris


Dave Kelly


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!