Umpires & Officials


Richard Baggs

Tournament Director

Richard has vast experience when it comes to running tournaments. He recently directed the largest NZ Maori Hockey Tournament in 2020 in Hamilton. Richard has been around hockey his whole life playing as a Goal Keeper when he was younger and now focusing on coaching and hockey administration.

Colin French

Umpire Manager

Colin works at Hockey NZ as the Community Hockey Technical Manager where his areas of responsibility are umpiring and technical development, Rules of Hockey, Umpire Council Liaison.


Name Heritage Experience

Aleesha Unka

FIH Pro League Umpire – NZ Indians Tournament Umpire

Nikki Hayes

Maori - Ngapuhi
Auckland Intercity Umpire & NZ Maori Tournament Umpire

Bronwyn Robins

Tamaki Makaurau
Umpire NZ Maori Tournament 2020

Bren Duckworth

HNZ PHL Umpire

Max Beech

Maori - Ngai Tahu
Canterbury Premier League & NZ Maori Tournament Umpire
David Oakley
Maori - Ngāti Kahungunu
Auckland Intercity Umpire & NZ Maori Tournament umpire

Dan Burt

New Zealand
Auckland Intercity Umpire