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 70th Festival in Blackpool over Easter weekend 2022. 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 with four/five games of hockey per day over the first three days and one/two on Easter Monday, with each team playing approximately fifteen matches in total.

Games are 15 minutes one way over the first three days, with 25 minute play-offs on Monday at Stanley Park, with games being centrally timed.

The playing facilities comprise one 11 a-side grass pitch and two 7 a-side sand-dressed artificial pitches in Stanley Park.

Register now!

We will be able to pay you expenses of £30 per day, 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 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 £120 for the whole Festival (£30 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.