Rose Taylor-Jackson from Bourne Deeping Hockey Club wins the Peter Moore accolade awarded by the East Region Hockey Umpires Association
Bourne Deeping Hockey Club teenager Rose Taylor-Jackson has netted a coveted award.
She has been named as the winner of the Peter Moore accolade by the East Region Hockey Umpires Association.
The award remembers Peter’s service to hockey and is given to the most improved East League young umpire in his memory.
Taylor-Jackson fought off competition from other young umpires aged between 11-23 within Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
The 16-year-old, who studies at Bourne Academy, has been umpiring hockey since the age of 12 having started with the renowned Lincolnshire Young Umpire programme.
Initially umpiring junior hockey, she soon progressed to officiating at performance junior events at regional and national level.
She was one of a number of umpires selected to travel to Wattignies in France in 2018 to officiate at the prestigious TJP Wattignies.
Not only excelling at umpiring junior hockey, Taylor-Jackson has been officiating men’s and womens adult league hockey for Bourne Deeping.
This has allowed her to progress further this year by becoming one of the youngest level two umpires in the country, taking charge of the best ladies hockey matches in the region.
Taylor-Jackson, not wishing to rest on her laurels, has also successfully qualified as an umpire coach allowing her to help mentor and bring on other aspiring officials.
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Players interested in joining Bourne Deeping Hockey Club for the coming campaign should visit their website at www.pitchero.com/clubs/bdhc