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 66th Festival in Blackpool 14th-18th April 2017 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 consists of a Men’s Tournament, a Women’s Tournament and 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.