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Enjoy the best view of the game and become an umpire


The Match Officials Association have renewed their attempt to recruit and train new umpires by announcing two new training courses.

To many people the perception is that umpires are old men wearing white coats, but that perception is changing.

Umpiring is something that can be enjoyed  by boys and girls, men and women from all backgrounds . The game needs to attract people who would love toi make a difference.

Youngsters as young as 12 have qualified as umpires and an increasing number of girls and women have been attending umpiring courses.

The Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League desperately need to boost its umpiring numbers. Perhaps you are a player coming to the end of your career or have recently hung up your boots.

But equally we want a diverse and inclusive panel of umpires and we would love to hear in particular from youngsters or women who would like to give umpiring a go.

There are two training courses coming up at Ossett next month., The Stage One is being staged on Sunday, June 18 and is followed by a Stage Two course on Sunday, June 25.

Whether you are a club umpire who would like to achieve a formal qualification or somebody wanting to give umpiring a go, we will be delighted to see you attend the training courses.

Stage One
Sunday, June 18 at Ossett 10am to 4.30pm
This Stage One Umpire course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire recreational matches where there are no independent umpires appointed.
Ample parking.
Free Tea, and coffee but please bring your own lunch
Course fee £30 (This will be refunded by the league when the candidate commits to umpire regularly in the Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League as either a panel or club umpire)
Course Fee includes Resource pack & first year membership of ECB ACO (membership is optional and subject to meeting application criteria). You will also receive a £20 discount code to apply for Stage Two on registration
Click here to register

Stage Two
Sunday, June 25, at Ossett 9.30am-4.30pm
This course is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and exploring the concept of working as part of a team with a colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to be a member of a league panel. Once you have completed the course, we recommend that you refresh your understanding of the Laws covered and study them more thoroughly by referring to the MCC on-line Laws resource.
Ample parking.
Free Tea and, coffee please bring your own lunch
Click here to register

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