As the hockey sticks come out for another highly anticipated season, it is a timely reminder about the importance of respecting officials and umpires at all levels of our game.
Officials and umpires are as valuable and integral as players and coaches. Without them we do not have a game or a sport.
All players, coaches & umpires make mistakes during a game. Being an umpire or official is a tough and often thankless job. They give up their time to ensure players, coaches and spectators enjoy everything that is great about hockey.
FHC and Hockey Victoria have a zero tolerance attitude towards umpire abuse.
Please make sure you remember to thank umpires after your game. We expect every player, coach and spectator to be respectful of our umpires and officials before, during and after the game.