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Umpires Are The New Rock Stars

By Stephen McShane

Sydney survey suggests more children now want to grow up to be umpires than want to grow up to be rock stars

Can you Adam and Eve it? It's official... a recently conducted survey* has found that umpires are now bringing sexy back. Why not take advantage of this new love for the folks in charge by brushing up on your umpiring skills and knowledge. All details below.

Sydney East HA Umpire Seminar
Monday 9th July, 2018,
David Phillips Hockey Centre - Canteen
Banks Avenue, Daceyville

This session will endeavour to upskill association umpires with the latest information and skills from HNSW, Hockey Australia and FIH. The session will commence at 6pm and will consist of a theory-based seminar

Topics Covered
Rule & Interpretations: Powerpoint and video - led session regarding the latest in Rules and Interpretations from Hockey Australia and FIH.
Areas of Focus at HNSW, HA & FIH: Discussion of new focus areas from HNSW HA and FIH officiating committees.
Umpire Development Pathway & Resources: For umpires who attend this session information will be provided on the changes to HNSW development pathway and accreditation and the opportunity to ask questions regarding your own development.

Who should attend
All levels of umpire, officials, coaches, managers, parents and players who want to improve their knowledge and application of the rules of hockey.

This session is free and will be run by Hockey NSW Umpire & Officials Development Manager & FIH Elite International Umpire, Zeke Newman.

To secure your place in this Seminar please email Zeke Newman at

*Survey was conducted in a controlled environment. 20 raccoons in Hyde Park were trained to have the cognitive knowledge of children aged 8-10. They were then shown pictures of rock stars and umpires and asked to place their nuts on the ones that they preferred. The raccoons emphatically placed all their nuts on the faces of the umpires.

Updated 00:34 - 1 Aug 2018 by Harry Vance-Law

Where next?

SEHA Open Field Rep Teams 2018 Sydney East Hockey Association is calling for nominations for their Open Men and Womens field representative teams.


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