Being a Technical Official

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This section contains useful information for those active within technical officiating.

Availability and appointements
Registered officials can enter their availability and have their appointments confirmed via the National Programme Umpiring Association (NPUA) website.

All appointments to national league matches and EH tournaments are made by the EH Technical Appointments Panel and are managed by the EH Technical Appointments Administrator Joanne Pennycook. You can find more information on the role and responsibilities of Technical Officials on the Useful Resources page.

For access to your personal area of the NPUA website please contact Joanne Pennycook by emailing her at

Preparing for league/cup matches and tournaments
Being prepared and organised for your match or tournament is an important part of your role. Our handy Useful Resources page contains Guidance Notes, Briefings, Checklists, Technical Forms and a whole lot more to assist you before and during your match or tournament. There is also useful information for those running regional, county or local events where officials are appointed.

You can also access some useful educational videos for technical officials available on the Hockey Hub.

Code of Ethics and Behaviour
All technical officials are bound by the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviour. To download it please click here.

Technicial Officials are covered by insurance for public liability but not personal injury. It is advised Technical Officials take out their own personal insurance.

Uniform and equipment
A range of uniform for Technical Officials will soon be available to purchase via the England Hockey Shop. In addition to EH Uniform, match and technical officials are asked to wear their own black or navy trousers and dark coloured appropriate footwear or light coloured trousers in summer.

A checklist of what equipment to take with you to a match or tournament will soon be available on the Useful Resources page.