The Umpires 4 Europe (U4E) programme is the second tier of the 3 tiered umpiring strategy of the European Hockey Federation. It was launched in 2013 and proved to be a huge success, with 20 successful candidates. This year, we are happy to announce that the programme has been expanded to include 30 young umpires.

We therefore invite all National Associations to submit nominations for U4E 2014.The deadline for Applications has been extended to Wednesday, April 16th, 2014.

WHO SHOULD BE NOMINATED ?

We strongly recommend that you nominate those umpires who participated in 2013 for a second year, so they can derive the full benefit of the programme. But, even if all the 2013 umpires are nominated again, we still have spaces for 10 new applicants in 2014. More information here: U4E programme.