Umpire Training

Training to be an Umpire

Your region needs you!

With the large number of Heads and Regattas in the area, it's obvious why the Thames Region is always looking for new umpires. Becoming an umpire is also a very good way for former competitors to remain involved in the sport.

Once you have the basic umpiring qualification then Multi-lane and even FISA (international) qualification is a possibility. Indeed, the Thames region can boast quite a few FISA umpires who have officiated at international regattas around the world, from the Coupe de la Jeunesse to the Olympic games.

What makes a good candidate?

It is preferable to have rowed, sculled or coxed to Umpire, but not necessarily at the highest level. All regatta and head-race organisers are recommended to obtain their Umpire's licence.

What does it entail?

Training for each year tends to start in January or early February and you could be a fully qualified Umpire before the end of the Regatta season. For 2017 candidates, a date of Monday 9th January at London RC was set for an initial meeting. This is where they could meet the TRUC training and examination panel and the programme for the year was explained.

A written paper will be sat in February/March. Successful candidates at this stage will then attend Head races and Regattas throughout the season.

Training is based on practical experience with final qualification based upon continuous assessment and a practical exam taken early Autumn.

For more info contact:  Roy Prosser at Thames (email address under TRUC Committee and below), Gary Painter or your local Umpire.

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All candidates must have a sponsoring club, regatta, or Thames Region umpire.

How do I apply?

We can take up to ten candidates each year. Application forms are available from Roy Prosser:

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TRRC History

Our TRRC History page covers the organisation of rowing in the Thames valley since the 1800s, how the TARC came into being and when it became the TRRC.

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