This season, Hockey NT will arrange the umpiring for A Grade and Junior games in the Darwin Hockey League. The clubs are required to supply umpires for B Grade and C Grade games. Each club has been allocated games to umpire. Waratahs has created a roster to fulfill our umpiring obligations (available here). Players in senior teams have been included on the roster. (The only members that are excluded from the roster are coaches, managers and committee members and players that are new to hockey).
HNT will invoice the clubs for umpiring and then use the revenue to pay umpires once you have completed your umpiring obligation. Umpire payments for all senior grades will be paid monthly. Hockey NT will pay you according to their set rates: $65 for A grade games; $40 for B grade games; and $30 for C grade games.
It is the umpire’s responsibility to make sure their name is in the system before each game they umpire. Please complete the statement by supplier and umpire agreements forms and return them to email@example.com or a duty manager. Forms are also available in hard copy at the tech bench. These administrative processes must be completed if you want to be paid. As a club, we want you to get paid as we are being charged for the service.
What happens if you do not fulfil your commitment?
If you do not fulfill your obligation (by either umpiring yourself or arranging for an alternative person to do it), any fine issued by Hockey NT will be passed onto you for payment. In 2021, the fine was approximately $85.