The deadline for Umpires for Europe is looming!

Posted On 2nd March 2015

02.03.2015: Applications are closing on 5th March for the EHF’s U4E. 


Applications are closing on 5th March for the EHF’s U4E. Following its launch in 2013, U4E has proved both highly popular and highly successful. Many U4E umpires have already gone on to receive international appointments and FIH badges. The programme has already offered great support to umpires from 21 different European Nations.

What one U4E member said in 2014… “Umpires 4 Europe is really an amazing program that helps a lot of umpires improve their skills. Quality videos like this one, great help fropm the mentors and practical weekends. Really happy to be part of it!!”

With 15 umpires returning for their second year as U4E members, there are 15 new places available on U4E this year.
We therefore invite you to submit nominations for U4E 2015.


U4E is aimed at
 Umpires nominated for the UDP but not selected,
 Promising umpires from your country
 Continuing professional development for appropriate UDP graduates

We hope to attract umpires from all over Europe, particularly from less developed countries, so that it may be a real “step on the ladder” for them, and so they may also share what they learn with others from their country.

We invite you to nominate up to three umpires to take part in this exciting programme. Priority in selection will be given to applicants from countries that do not currently have an umpire on the programme, but we encourage you to put forward all suitable umpires.
All U4E members who joined the programme in 2014 will be automatically enrolled for their second year.

A third Year ?? We know that some umpires are keen to do a third year – you are welcome to apply for them, and they will be accepted if places are available.

The cost of the programme, which is subsidised by EHF, is just €250 per year.

Contact your National Association as they have the entry forms! or email


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