Promote hockey umpiring.

Provide umpires for teams that are affiliated to Cambridgeshire Hockey.

Provide umpires for hockey events within Cambridgeshire.

Provide coaching to umpires who wish to further their qualification. 


Committee meetings  

1930 hrs, Mon 30 Sep 19 


Tue 16 Jun 2020

St Ivo Outdoor Centre,

St Ives 


Cambridgeshire Hockey Umpiring Association



06 Oct 19   Whistles - Wilberforce Rd.   Umpires are reminded that owing to the proximity of pitches at Wilberforce Rd, they must be prepared to use an alternative whistle on pitch 2 (Suggested Acme Thunderer) 

23 Sep 19   Mileage allowance.  The Mileage allowance for CHUA appointed umpires has been raised to 30p/mile, effective from the start of the 2019/2020 season. 

17 Jul 19  FIH Rule changes.   England Hockey have recently announced that FIH rule changes 2019 are to be implemented from the start of the winter season, with the exception of the changes to match timings. Apart from National League matches and Teir 1 Cup competitions, all matches will be played with two halves of 35 mins. The clock is not to be stopped for penalty corners.

10 Mar 19   Richard Goodson  We have recently received the sad news that Richard passed away on Fri 8 Mar. He was a stalwart member of City of Peterborough Hockey Club and an active and much appreciated neutral pool umpire for CHUA.

 30 Dec 18  FIH Rule Changes 2019.   Details of the changes can be found at:

07 Dec 18  Umpires Comment Sheet.  An "Umpires comment sheet" has been added to the printable docs section. It is to be used to report to CHUA any serious injuries that should be notified for insurance purposes. Neutral pool appointed umpires should also use the form to report any instances of bad behaviour or attitude by players and spectators, or poor hospitality and match  arrangements by the home club.

07 Dec 18   Spectators  Recently there has been several instances of poor/unsporting behaviour by spectators and coaches at matches. Umpires are reminded that in such instances, they should stop the match and require the team Captains to resolve the issue. This includes the issue of pitch encroachment. Should the situation not improve, a personal penalty for the team captain should be considered.

 1 Nov 18  Website changes.  Mileage claim forms can now be found under the section "Printable Docs" 

1 Nov 18  Emergency Contact Info. Neutral pool umpires are advised to carry Emergency Contact info to improve aid given to themselves, in the event of an emergency, whilst away from home. A suggested format can be obtained from the "Printable Docs"  section of this website. It might also be useful to inform the home team of the whereabouts of this info prior to the start of a match.

 5 Oct 18  Umpire confirmation. It is apparent that some clubs are failing to confirm venues and timings by the Tue evening before a match. You should be aware that unless you confirm, you run the risk that the umpire will accept an appointment elsewhere. East League rule 5 explains these requirements fully. 

30 Aug 18  Cambs University HC Pitches.   Cambs Uni HC now have 3 astro turf pitches at Wilberforce Rd. They have been designated as P1 - P3  Umpires on P2 are advised to use whistle with a different tone.

27 Jul 18  CHUA Privacy Policy.  Following recent changes to Data Protection Regulations, CHUA have updated and published their policy. Details can be found  on the dedicated page. 

7 Dec 17. CHUA badged yellow sweaters and lime green shirts are now available to assessed umpires. Place your order via the treasurer.

28 Aug 17  Transgender Hockey Players England Hockey have recently released guidance notes covering the treatment of transgender hockey players. Details can be found by searching the England Hockey Website with the following phrases:

   "Policy and Procedures for trans or transgender hockey players" 

   "Trans or transgender hockey players – guidance for local hockey hockey organisation"

   3 Mar 17  Match Day Misconduct Offence (MMO).  Umpires who decide that they are going to Issue an MMO must ensure that on the day,  they inform the player concerned, that he is going to be reported. If there is difficulty in carrying out this action, require the team captain of the player involved, to bring the player to you, so that he can be informed.  Should you still be unable to inform the player make sure that the team Captain and the Club concerned are informed and that they confirm that the player has been informed. Alternatively inform the player by text or email. Record details of your actions on the MMO. Failure to inform the player that he will be reported will result in no action being taken against the player (Current EH disciplinary procedures). If in doubt contact a member of the CHUA committee.

  26 Jan 17  Hockey Hub  England Hockey have introduced a new, on line, training website with specific pages for umpires.

Go to :     You will need to register and log in to access the site

 6 Dec 16.  Umpire radios.  CHUA have now reviewed the issue of umpire radios. Clubs that are interested in purchasing radios for use by their umpires can obtain details of the recommended equipment, from the CHUA Appointments Secretary

 25 Sep 16.  Red Card Regulations.   Following recent changes to red card regulations EH have produced guidance on the following web page:§ionTitle=Discipline

Once you have arrived at the page you will have a number of links, including the updated report form and FAQ's 

5 Jan 12. Comments and queries about the website should be addressed to the Appointments Secretary.

CHUA Officers


Richard Munns - Tel 01354 653714



David Webb - Tel 07834 519012



David Roberts - Tel 01799 530260


Joan Munns - Tel 01354 653714

Appointments Secretary

Josh Blanchard Lewis - Tel 07988 829174


Level 1 Co-ordinator

Keith Baldock

Email: KeithBaldock@Sky.Com 



Cambridgeshire Hockey Umpiring Association