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2 The Umpires Directing the game are two umpires who move up and down their sideline. Working together, each on-field umpire is responsible for their dedicated area. The area of control for each umpire can often be fluid and management is decided prior to the game. The layout of the dedicated areas has been designed to provide each umpire with the maximum opportunity to view the on-field action. At any time an umpire may confer with the other umpires for direction on awarding penalties, free hits and other decisions. The Captains Each teams’ captain is responsible for the behaviour of their players. As the umpire you can call on either captain at any time during the match. Each captain should wear an arm-band for easy recognition. The Goalkeepers Each teams’ goalkeeper must wear the appropriate safety equipment including body, hand, leg and feet protectors, an abdominal guard or box, a helmet and throat protector. The goalkeeper has the advantage of being able to use any part of their body to affect the ball, but only in their own circle. If the goalkeeper does go outside their circle area, they may only use their stick to play the ball and they can never go beyond the 23 metre line. A Circ le Umpire Umpire Circ le


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