SPORT Manchester


Officials are umpires, referees, linesmen and others who enforce the rules of official competitions.

Their duties and responsibilities of an official vary from sport to sport, but they are always respected and should be honest and fair.

Being an official can be very rewarding and can give a great insight into sports that just playing may not give you.

Officials Opportunities

The University has many opportunities for officiating, both paid and voluntary. Here is what we have on offer:

  • Campus League Umpires for Netball, Hockey, Football, Basketball and Rugby - contact Andy Ellison for more information
  • Many Athletic Union Clubs require new officials, contact the club captains for your sport for more information

We also run officials courses in many sports, and can offer funding with the Sports Volunteer Scheme (SVS) to assist with any costs associated with it.

Click here to learn how the SVS can help you.

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