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Umpire’s voice in danger of losing out to player-centric hockey

Hockey is in danger of having an overly player-centric sport, writes our umpire columnist Andy Mair I was fortunate enough to be working with the umpires at …

Why the whistle should be mandatory for all hockey players

As a coach at school and club level, much of my preparation for a season would be focused on drills, cones, bounce boards, enough practice and match balls and …

Young Pilgrim makes progress as 11-year-old hockey umpire

By Richard Bright An 11-year-old hockey fanatic is widely thought to be the youngest ever in the country to become a Level 1 hockey umpire and he now wants …

Taking next umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting …

Ireland hockey debacle leave negatives for umpire community

Video Umpire expert Andy Mair picks the bones out of the Canada v Ireland controversy The national teams to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have now …

FIH urges England Hockey to adopt four quarters

By Rod Gilmour World Hockey chiefs hope that England Hockey will still introduce the four quarters rule across the domestic game after a decision to implement …

Why the 2019 hockey rules are umpire friendly

By David Ellcock | Umpire’s view In my last column I looked at two of the biggest changes to the Rules of Hockey in their 2019 edition. This time I’ll …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

By Todd Williams | Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

By Todd Williams | THP analysis The weekend can’t come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D’s wide open …

Hockey World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam The hype and fervour of the Football World Cup may be over, and the graceful energy of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship also behind …