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Whether you agree with their decisions or not, the Club is indebted to the all the umpires who give up their time to ensure that games of hockey can go ahead as planned at the weekend.

They travel the length and breadth of Yorkshire, and sometimes beyond, often to oversee two or even three games on a Saturday.

While the Ladies and Men's 1st teams have neutral umpires allocated by their respective leagues, the rest of the club relies on captains and umpire secretaries to arrange their match officials.

The Ladies 2nd to 5th teams must supply an umpire who is qualified to Level 1 at least, while there are no such requirements for the Men's 3rd, 4th and 5th teams - which means that volunteers are always welcome.

Wherever possible, umpires are allocated to teams a week in advance but depending on times and locations there can sometimes be a last minute panic. Please see below for the contact details for all Harrogate umpires. 

Umpiring Courses

Details of upcoming umpire courses will be sent to all club members via email. However, if you are interested in becoming an umpire then please contact us: and she will make sure you are aware of when the next course will be held.

As the rules of our game change on a regular basis (in the interests of safety, entertainment and just to confuse everybody), we will update this page as necessary with the latest amendments so that you have no excuse for saying "I didn't know that!" when the whistle blows.

Club Umpires

Name Level Telephone Eligible Email
Bob Faulds

01423 886683

Men's/Ladies 2-5
Chris Bale
2 01423 529211 ALL
Fraser Mitchell

01423 547689
07932 605049

Men's/Ladies 2-5
John Moss

01423 322577
07515 825198

Men's 1-5, Ladies 2-5
Maggie Bale

01423 529211
07720 603381

Mens/Ladies 2-5
Sue Couture

01423 536258

Men's/Ladies 2-5
Chris Williams      1 07836 595531 Men's/Ladies 2 - 5