Inspired and Ready to Get Involved?
All clubs owe their continuing existence to the support and active participation of their members at all levels – they are run by the members for the members.
While we can all feel ‘time starved’ these days with so much going on in our lives, we rely on people who can give something extra back to their clubs.
Your hockey club needs that type of person right now as we are still seeking to fill the post of Umpiring Co-ordinator:-
Over the past eight years or so the role of Umpiring Officer (filled successively by Bill Bibby, Andy Howat and Barrie Izard) has proved very effective, with Yeovil and Sherborne gaining a reputation for the standard of our umpires, gaining many plaudits from visiting teams. We are also fortunate in having three Level 1 Umpire Coaches in the Club which has allowed us to get probationary umpires qualified quickly and give others the confidence to umpire at higher levels. However, the post of Umpiring Officer remains vacant and, unfortunately, the responsibility of organising umpires each week may well fall to Club and Team Captains if it is not filled. Furthermore, the proper organisation of umpires is very important, not only to our enjoyment of the game, but also to comply with league regulations. This post remains the only one left vacant on the management committee and it would be fantastic to complete the new line-up before the season gets underway proper. Be aware that you do not need to be an umpire or a current player to carry out this role and the organization of an online umpire booking system has made the role much easier.
If you feel you can help your club out by taking on the role – or know someone who can help – please contact the Chairman, Barrie Izard, or another committee member asap.