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Match Officials

Who are they, what are they and what do they do?

For English Hockey National League games and above (National & International games) various officials will be present, as well as the umpires. Most commonly there will be a Match Delegate (MD, or Technical Officer -TO in FIH speak) appointed to manage/preside over each game. MDs will also be present at some HA Cup & Trophy rounds and possibly at some tournaments. Another official you are more likely to come across is the Umpire Manager. Most tournaments/festivals, at whatever level will have an umpire manager to organise appointments and brief the umpires on what is happening. The purpose of this page is to explain the duties of these officials and how you as umpires interact with them. They are there to help and make your job easier.

Match Delegate, Tournament Director, The Umpire Manager

Hockey Development

DC / AC 2017-18

Norfolk Hockey run Summer Development Centres (DCs) and Academy Centres (AC) for the U13 to U17 age groups. The journey starts with players attending summer DCs, players are then invited to complete an appliaction form for the Norfolk Academy.

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Umpiring Association

Find out about training courses

The Association was founded in 1996 following a merger between the Norfolk County Hockey Umpires Association (men) and Norfolk Women's Hockey Umpires Association. Since 1999 both sections have been totally integrated and run as one

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EH Player Pathway

One Vision; One System

The Player Pathway aims to provide the best possible talent development experiences for all players. 
 
Find out more information on the England Hockey website.

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