Sunday, May 19, 2024

Celine Martin-Schmets

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

Hockey umpiring: ‘Yes, we’re on TV a lot but we still have full-time jobs’

'Umpiring is my hobby, my passion, I have a full time job outside hockey.' I get a lot of questions about what life is...

Umpiring the men at Euro Hockey League is huge step for female official

The EHL was an amazing event which made our columnist realise that hockey remains happily unpredictable and keeps surprising We all agree the EuroHockey league...

Talking Umpiring: It’s okay to fail, the learning keeps you going

There's no masking the fact that that I had to get out of my comfort zone during the summer. I felt that I had lost...

We need to teach respect and fair play to grow hockey umpire numbers

We have seen in Belgium, ever since the Red Lions have been on top of the hockey world, a huge increase in hockey players,...

Hockey umpiring: Every day is different at international events

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...

An umpiring journey: Missing out on Hockey World Cup was sad, but my dream is still alive

My dream started out almost 20 years ago. I was a small little girl, not that good at hockey but loving the game and...

Why hockey umpires are athletes: if we fail, we adapt and go again

I was going to write about my career, introducing myself and explaining why I am an umpire. I will write that story, for sure....