Monday, July 22, 2024

Meet the top Olympic hockey umpire who also captains Belgium indoors

Laurine Delforge has been selected to umpire at her third Olympics this summer, but she has earnt the call-up while also representing Belgium as captain at indoor hockey and maintaining a career as a legal consultant.

“It’s a no-brainer to just carry on with the three activities because that’s where I find my well-being and my balance,” says Delforge.

“It’s a lot of time management. Hockey doesn’t pay the bills, that’s for sure, so you have your full-time job that you need to live. But for me, they completely help each other.”

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  1. Your hockey life can last ’til your 70s and beyond!!! Perhaps not at the level you’re playing now but just look at the growing interest in Masters hockey!!!!!!! Keep playing! Keep umpiring!


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