The Umpiring Working Group (UWG) is one of three Committees within the “umbrella” of the Education Committee (the other two are Coaching and Officials). The UWG is led by Paul Box-Grainger (ENG). The other members of the UWG team are:

Stefano Bresciani, ITA

Eric Denis, BEL

Thomas Eilmer, AUT

Ridvan Ekmekci, TUR

Belen Gonzalez, ESP

Rob ten Cate, NED

The UWG develops projects to support umpiring with on two levels (national level and individual level – see figure below). For each level specific, programmes have been developed. More specifically:

– Supporting National Growth (SNG), a project at nation level to develop the umpire coaching and development skills across Europe;

– EHF Umpiring Pathway, a new educational pathway for umpires linking together the Umpires 4 Europe (U4E) and the Umpires Development Programme (UDP) programmes.