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Hockey umpiring: Every day is different at international events

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Celine Martin-Schmets
Celine Martin-Schmets
FIH umpire Celine Martin Schmets has officiated in the Europeans, Pro League, Champions Trophy and Youth Olympics.

During the Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa, a question from a coach caught my attention. What is a typical day for a hockey umpire during a tournament?  

I am not going to focus specifically here on the JWC because the days are kind of the same in every tournament. The biggest difference will be the location of the hotel, the pitch and the time in between the two locations because of course managing your own time is essential as an umpire.  

But let’s go back to the start.  

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