Successful Royal Club Umpires Day
On Saturday a Refresher Day for umpires was held at Lanarkshire Ice Rink. Attended by thirty one umpires from across the country and all levels of experience, the day was a valuable review of the past season and window on the busy months ahead.
Topics covered included the Umpire Development Programme, an initiative to work with coaches, and the refinements of time clock operating. Royal Club’s Coaching Officer, Lynne MacKenzie, gave an excellent presentation which covered the doping control system and the umpire’s role when officers attend competitions.
Umpires are appointed to all Royal Club competitions and work with the Competitions Manager to ensure they all run smoothly.