Umpiring for your association is a unique and honorable opportunity.
Umpires are required to nominate, in order to be appointed to a tournament.
Once nominated, they will be contacted by BWHA in regards to their availability for the applicable player selection trials.
Where possible, they will be required to participate in umpiring the player selection trials, i.e. if one nominates for U13’s, they will umpire the BWHA U13 Selection Trials.
Umpires that participate in officiating the selection trials will be eligible for payment.
Nominations are considered by a panel of selectors, and umpires are ranked based on their experience, accreditation and competency.
Appointments are advised by the ‘Representative Teams’ document located at Representative Teams in the players section.
Appointed umpires will receive an appointment letter from BWHA which contain relevant and important information, including a Hockey Queensland registration process.
Reward for services is determined by the nature and location of the tournament. While some tournaments will offer accommodation and meals, others will offer fuel allowances.
Representative Umpire Nominations
2023 Tournaments – All tournaments have been scheduled for the below dates in 2023 by Hockey Queensland (as at 14 October 2022) and the Southern Cross Committee (TBC for 2022).
|Age||Tournament||Date/s||Where||Accreditation Opportunity||BWHA Comp Equivalent|
|U11||U11 Southern Cross||6 Aug||Downey Park, Brisbane||HA Community||Junior U11A|
|U13||U13 Southern Cross||21 May||Ipswich||HA Community & HQ Community Advanced||Junior U13A – Junior Turf 1-3|
|U13||U13 State Championships||2 Jul – 5 Jul||Sunshine Coast||HA Community & HQ Community Advanced||Junior U13A – Junior Turf 1-3|
|U15||U15 Southern Cross||13 Aug||Warwick||HA Community & HQ Community Advanced||Junior JT1 – Senior Div ML1/2, MM1|
|U15||U15 State Championships||17 Sep – 20 Sep||Mackay||HA Community & HQ Community Advanced||Junior JT1 – Senior Div ML1/2, MM1|
|U18||U18 Southern Cross||Mar 26||Toowoomba||HQ Community Advanced & HA Level 1||Senior PL2/3|
|U18||U18 State Championships||May 12 – May 15||Cairns||HQ Community Advanced & HA Level 1||Senior PL2/3|
|Open||Big Hockey Hit Out||16-18 June||Brisbane||HA Level 2||Senior PL1|
|Open||HQ Championships||Apri 29 – May 1||Brisbane||HA Level 1||Senior PL1-3|
|35 +||Masters Championships||June 9 – June 11||Toowoomba||HQ Community Advanced & HA Level 1||MM1-3|
Contact email@example.com in regards to representative umpiring opportunities.