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November 19, 2016

Below are links to various documents and policies regarding umpiring which hopefully will be a useful reference to both players and umpires

FOHC Disciplinary and respect code policy




Red Card FAQ – 2016 Sep

Umpiring courses:

Umpire Course (Level 1) – Information for participants (2016)

Umpiring at Folkestone Optimist Hockey club – the club supports its qualified and unqualified volunteer umpires and provide pathways and courses where appropriate.

This link/page is to help those who are thinking about umpiring or currently umpiring keeping all up to date etc. and for players who may wish to know more:

If you have been keeping up to date with the IFH rules you will notice that are about to change. Here is a copy of the new rule book and further details can be obtained. as to how they may be interpreted can be found on the England Hockey website.

Outdoor Rule Book FIH-Rules of Hockey 2015-interactif

Do you know the rules. England Hockey provide an on line test and if you are thinking to do level one then you will need to prove that you have completed this by printing out a hard copy of your certificate:

On line link:


Rule books for downloading:

below are PDF files of the Indoor and Outdoor Rule books. Rules for Quicksticks, In2 Hockey 6 and 7 a-side can also be found at the appropriate links on the EH website.

Indoor: Rules_of_Indoor_Hockey_2013

If you are umpiring for the first time or umpiring juniors you may find this link useful: EHB_Safeguarding_Summary_-_Umpires__web