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Gavin Caldecott


Residence: New Westminster, BC

How did you first get into umpiring?

I was around the game a long time and started doing junior high school games while in high school. After moving to Canada, I started doing a few tournaments and adult league games, and got noticed by the right people!

Other field hockey background:

Started playing at age 8 as goalkeeper and ended up representing Zimbabwe at U16, U18 and U21 level. Played for three provincial teams in three different countries.

Favourite umpiring memory:

2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. It was a great bunch of men’s and women’s officials and enjoyed a great two weeks.

Advice for aspiring umpires?

Be coachable and approachable. Admit your mistakes, and learn from them. Earn your respect.

It’s a tough job but it is so rewarding. Somebody has to do it!


International/Domestic Tournaments:

2010 U17 Pan American Youth Championships – Hermosillo, Mexico

2012 Jr. Pan American Championships – Guadalajara, Mexico

2013 Pan American Cup – Brampton, Canada

2014 Commonwealth Games – Glasgow, Scotland

2015 Pan American Games – Toronto, Canada

Caldecott Headshot