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Keely Dunn
Calgary, Canada
I'm an FIH field hockey umpire from Canada.
Interests: field hockey, umpiring, music editing, web design
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Mar 15, 2010
FIH Umpiring Committee Chair Ermano Silvano ran an umpires' course in Chandigarh last month for attendees from India, Sri Lanka and Dubai (UAE). Of the more than 30 participants, 6 were women. A good start, but we need to continue... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
An interesting area of ambiguity had evolved regarding playing the ball directly into the circle from within the 23m area. What is the ruling if, from a free hit within the 23m, a player aerials the ball so that it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
From PAHF, sad news that Claudia Videla passed away on Nov. 25th after a battle with cancer. I was very lucky to have umpired at several Pan Am tournaments with Claudia, most recently in 2007 in Santiago. Claudia was a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Thanks to a rather late call-up, I signed up to be part of the hosting end of the Spanish Exchange last weekend. I was excited to see my friend "Vito" (Victoria Del Oulmo) again, whom I'd first met at a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
The FIH announced yesterday that the current video umpire regulations in place at top-level international competitions would be expanded on a trial basis to more closely resemble the system in place in the EHL. In addition to referrals made by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
From WorldHockey: "The first day of the BDO World Cup Qualifier in Invercargill, New Zealand saw the recognition of Umpire Satinder KUMAR (IND) umpiring his 100th International match... His career highlights are as follows: Two Olympic Games: Athens (GRE) 2004... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
From the NPUA website, guidance for the new rules has been produced by David 'Tex' Lane. As with the outdoor guidance published earlier this year, this document has been endorsed by both England Hockey and the FIH, so it can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
A stellar entry in my good friend John Hrytsak's blog. He's a terrific writer and just reading his post gets me excited about going out for my next match. Canada vs. India, the latest chapter in my umpiring career. «... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
The FIH has announced that they will implement the EHL rules variation mandating a 2-minute suspension for a green card in the upcoming Men's ABN AMRO Champions Trophy in Melbourne as well as the 3 BDO WorldHockey World Cup Qualifiers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
A quick note of congratulations to Canadian umpire Gillian Batey, who recently earned her FIH badge at the Champions Challenge II tournament in Kazan this summer. Fantastic work, Gillian, and we look forward to your continued progress on the world... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Big thanks to Statshockeyvideo.com for uploading the footage! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Mississipean Sarah Thomas has worked her way up from youth leagues to being the only female referee in major college football, and also has reffed New Orleans Saints' training camps. An All-American basketball player at University of Mobile and 5-letter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Both Argie Carolina De La Fuente and Englishman Hamish Jamson earned their Golden Whistles for umpiring 100 international matches at the recently concluded EuroHockey Nations Championship in Amsterdam. Carolina has had an amazing career so far, including umpiring at both... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Top Aussie international Rob Hammond shares his thoughts on the new rules from a player's viewpoint. He focuses on how the rule prohibiting hitting the ball directly into the circle from within the 23m has provided a different set of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
A shameless plug for my friend Daniel Carson, who takes some of the best hockey action shots I've ever seen. The colours are lush and the shots are somehow more intimate and personal - the focus is on the player... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Scottish umpire and all-around wonderful gal Jean Duncan was awarded her Golden Whistle at the Africa Cup of Nations. Congrats Jean, 100 international matches is an amazing achievement! Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Yesterday, which was the third day of matches where only two were being played, I had the day off. It was well-earned - I spent some time reading my trashy novel, blogging, napping, eating, and watching my teammates doing their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Morning came quickly on the second day of matches, as I didn’t sleep well the night before. I was trying to get my head around what had happened, why, and what techniques I was going to use in my second... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
So this is more a quick note to explain where the last several days have gone from a blogging perspective. My goal was to try to write most every day and stay on top of the happenings, which would provide... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
My friend gets some more lovely press, this time from the Asian Age. Congratulations, and all the best in achieving your goals, Raghu! ‘Easier to officiate in international ties’. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
I found out the night before that I’d been appointed to the last match of the day, Italy v Poland. It’s customary that the host team will have the best match time to suit maximum attendance from spectators and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
England Hockey has just published their guidance on the new rules. The benefit to this publication is that it's been compiled with the benefit of a few months of international tournaments and domestic competition in several countries, with direct communication... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
It's pretty rare when an umpire gets such a major mention by the FIH, but this is just the kind of thing to attract the notice! In the CT's 14-year history, no other umpire has umpired so many finals as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n
Ah, early morning beep (or as everyone else in the world says, “bleep”) test. There’s nothing like it to quiet a group of normally chatty Cathys, is there? Céline and I woke up around 7:30, as I’d talked her into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2009 at k e e l y | d u n n