Come and umpire with us!

Are you a qualified umpire or is your local club coming to the festival? Then why not join in the fun and umpire?

We would like to extend an invitation for umpires to officiate in our 67th Festival in Blackpool 30th March-2nd April 2018 over Easter weekend. Umpires play a key part of the Festival, and we do our upmost to look after them. Umpires have an open invitation, to all the social events to party along side all the players. There are even dedicated Umpire social events taking place all weekend.


The Festival is a Mixed Tournament and the format is 11 a-side on a full pitch with each team playing 15 minute games over the first three days, with 25 minute play-offs on Monday at Stanley Park. The playing facilities comprise 2 sand-dressed artificial pitches in Stanley Park and 2 grass pitches at Blackpool Cricket Club.

As usual, we will have the excellent social facilities of Blackpool Cricket Club, where food and drink can be obtained during the day.

Register now!

We will be able to pay you expenses of about £25 per day, depending on our finances, plus you will receive a FREE official Blackpool Easter Hockey Festival umpiring shirt, programme, lanyard and perhaps more depending on sponsorship.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help answer questions or provide further information.

Umpire Registration Form

Register to umpire at #BlackpoolHF 2018 by completing the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP:

  • Please enter a value between 0 and 60.
    For a men's fit shirt, please enter chest size in inches. For a ladies fit shirt, please use standard sizing.
  • I understand that the umpiring expenses will be approximately £100 for the whole Festival (£25 per day). You will also receive a FREE Blackpool Easter Hockey Festival Umpiring top. If you fail to honour all your fixtures, or for repeated poor behaviour contrary to the spirit of the festival you will not be paid expenses. Submission of your registration application confirms your agreement to be bound by the BHF Terms and Conditions throughout the duration of the Festival.