Friday, April 19, 2024

Meet the teenage umpire: my journey is like no-one else’s I know

Mia Dewing is not walking along a path many 17-year-old hockey enthusiasts choose to take, but is reaping the rewards from her bold move. 

The sixth form student is among a handful of teenage umpires overseeing international matches and earning decent pocket money in the process. Having started three years ago, she rapidly climbed the England Hockey umpiring ladder and combines this with playing for Spalding women’s first team.  

The state school student is proud of her achievements both with the stick and whistle, considering the lack of hockey provision in the schools she has been at. 

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