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17th AprUmpiring Membership Benefits Survey

Umpiring Membership Benefits

England Hockey (in conjunction with HUAs) are looking in to the types of membership that are currently available for umpires across the country and we’d love to hear from you in relation to what you value in a membership.

Whether you are currently a member of an Umpiring Association or not, your views are important to us as we investigate ways of supporting you in your umpiring journey within our game.
Please find below a button that will take you to a survey, where we’d love your feedback and input. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and as a way of saying thank you, all completed surveys will be put into a free prize draw for 2 x tickets to any 2019 GB Home Pro League fixture, being held in London between 27th April – 23rd June 2019 inclusive.

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10th AprNPUA Umpiring Appointments Administrator

Hi All

Please be aware that as part of the increase in matches within the National League for the 2019/20 season, NPUA with England Hockey are looking to recruit a second Umpiring Appointments Administrator to assist Colin with the umpiring appointments.

The role, whilst being recruited by England Hockey, will be under the direct line management and responsibilities of the NPUA. Saying this, applicants do not need to be current members of the NPUA to apply and a representative group of key stakeholders are involved with this recruitment process.

Details of the position can be found below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/jobs.asp?itemid=45858&itemTitle=Umpiring+Appointments+Administrator&section=29&sectionTitle=Jobs+in+Hockey

I would be very grateful if you could please share this opportunity with your members and if anyone has any questions regarding the role then please direct them to myself in the first instance.

Best wishes
David

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967
England Hockey, Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU
Tel: 01509 228674 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

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24th MarUmpire Promotions

Congratulations to Mark Hansford and Nick Eva who have both moved up to the County 1 Men's Panel after successful Above Panel assessments. Well done gents!

We are working hard to try to find opportunities for everyone on the cusp of promotion to have one more assessment before the end of the season - good luck everyone!

Ginette Tessier
Umpire Assessment Manager


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24th MarUmpire Promotions

Big congratulations to Paul Meacher who passed his Level 2 assessment yesterday and will be moving up to umpiring within SCHUA. Well done Paul - you've put in a lot of hard work and deserve this!
Paul is the first umpire from the new HHUA Development Group to move up a level in umpiring. The first of many we hope!
Ginette Tessier
HHUA Assessment Manager


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22nd MarSaturday 27th April: Two Vets / Masters Tournaments

Please could all HHUA active umpires note that we now have two Vets / Masters O55s tournaments for which appointed umpires have been requested. Please enter availability for that Saturday as soon as possible, so that we can publish these appointments shortly with all the others for April.
Many thanks in anticipation.
David Boyle, HHUA Saturday & Midweek Appointments Secretary


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21st MarUMPIRES EXPENSES

Please claim your expenses as soon as you have completed your final appointment before Easter. That will allow me to produce some reasonable figures for the AGM accounts. Any subsequent matches eg for Hampshire Day can then be claimed as soon as they are completed.
To claim you must open the Claim Expenses icon at the bottom left of your personal page and then the Claim icon. I will pay as soon as I have checked them.


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8th MarMasters Home Nations - Umpire Invitation

In association with the England Hockey Masters, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the above tournament.

The Competition will feature the best of Master’s Hockey in age groups of Over 35’s upwards, with England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland competing over 3 days of competition.

The Competition is being held at Southgate Hockey Club from 14th – 16th June 2019 inclusive.

For individuals selected to umpire this competition, the following will be provided:
• Coaching & Mentoring from a highly experienced Umpire Support Team
• Meals on site during the days of competition
• Complimentary attendance to the Official Competition Dinner, held on the evening of Saturday 15th June.
• A contribution towards travel expenses (amount to be confirmed)

Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.

To register your interest in this event, please register your interest, including the following details:
• Name
• Contact Telephone Number & E-mail Address
• Current England Hockey Umpiring Accreditation held
• Short Umpiring CV for the 2018/19 season.

to David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) – David.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Applications will close on 12th April 2019 and selected umpires will be contacted before the end of April 2019.


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4th MarHWHL Annual Meeting

The HWHL Annual Meeting will be held on Monday 20th May 2019 at TBC, commencing at 1900


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25th FebCongratulations to Ady Green

NPUA selection committee has awarded Ady his National Badge and promoted him to the Prem Panel. Many congratulations from all your colleagues in Hampshire, well deserved.


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20th FebEH Awards and Championships

Awards

Nominations for the England Hockey Awards are now open and close on the 7th March. This year we are using Survey Gizmo which should hopefully make the process easier (feedback welcome).

The link to the survey is https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4520006/EHAwards19

If you would like to attend the EH Awards on Saturday 11th May at the Athena in Leicester and be a part of a great evening bookings have now gone live with tickets priced at £49.50. The link to ticket booking is here https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/events/158/dfb75a66a5 .

More information and inspiration can be found on the here. Make sure you club hero is recognised in this the 10 year anniversary of the awards.

Championships

Is your club looking for something to do over the summer, keep things ticking over? Something a bit special but not so formal? Well the Summer Championships are here.

The England Hockey Summer Championships has three strands of competition:
· 11-a-side Masters Summer Championships (Men's Over 30s, 40s & 50s and Women's Over 30s & 40s)
· 7-a-side Masters Summer Championships (Women's Over 50s)
· Back To Hockey Summer 6s Festivals (6-a-side)
All the details can be found here . Why not get involved and provide opportunity for your senior members.


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18th FebHHUA Saturday & Midweek Appointments for March 2019

Please note that, in order to keep in line with SCHUA, the HHUA Saturday and Midweek Appointments for March will be published in instalments. Those for the period between Saturday 2nd March and Wednesday 13th March inclusive will be published on Saturday 23rd February. Those for the period between Saturday 16th March and Saturday 30th March inclusive will be published on Saturday 9th March.
It would be much appreciated if umpires could refrain from removing any advised availability for the final three Saturdays of the month, even though the appointments for those dates will not be published until Saturday 09/03.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Regards,

David Boyle, HHUA Saturday & Midweek Appointmemts Secretary


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14th FebUrinating at the side of the pitch

The following policy message has been received from EH regarding persons urinating at the side of the pitch:-.

"We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension."

The recommended minimum suspension for this offence is 16 days.

Absolutely anyone may report such an offence, umpire, spectator, club official, etc,etc.- please do not hesitate to do so.
Chris Bond, Hants CDA


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14th FebUrinating at the side of the pitch

The following policy message has been received from EH regarding persons urinating at the side of the pitch:-.

"We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension."

The recommended minimum suspension for this offence is 16 days.

Absolutely anyone may report such an offence, umpire, spectator, club official, etc,etc.- please do not hesitate to do so.
Chris Bond, Hants CDA


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10th FebUmpire Promotions

Congratulations to Mike Boyne and Ollie Brown who are both promoted following recent Above Panel assessments. Mike is now Regional 2 and Ollie is County 1, both on the men's panel. Well done both of you!
Congratulations also to Paul Meacher who will be formally nominated to SCHUA for assessment following an Above Panel assessment too. Good luck when it comes around Paul!
Ginette
UAM


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10th FebUpdated Red Card and MMO Regulations

Ladies & Gentlemen,

the CDA has updated the information on the website and can be found in the Information and downloads area.

Please read and inwardly digest and direct any questions to him:

County Discipline Administrator Chris Bond cwbond300@btinternet.com 01202 632292 (h) 07779 943689 (m)


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10th JanHockey Rules 2018-19

Ladies and Gentlemen,

You will be aware that the FIH have updated the 'Rules of Hockey' as from 1 January 2019; however England Hockey have determined that they will not yet be implemented in England.

If you use the FIH App on your iOS or Android devices, you will have noted that they have automatically updated to the new rules, so you cannot use this resource for rules discussions.

The 2017 rule books are available on the HHUA website in the information pages and this should be your first port of call for the extant rules until further notice.

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19th Dec (2018)England Hockey Update in FIH 1 Jan 2019 rules changes

Further to the FIH’s announcement on 18 December regarding changes to the rules of hockey from 1 January 2019, England Hockey confirms that no changes will be made to the domestic game during the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

The FIH has announced the following significant changes:

Match timings to be quarters, to mirror international game
Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges (PwGKP)
Amendments to Attacking Free Hits and Defending Free Hits within the 23m area

The announcement from the FIH can be found here.

In recent years we have strived to apply a consistent set of rules throughout all levels of the sport. In normal circumstances England Hockey does not implement rule changes mid-season apart from where there are potential safety implications which require swifter action.

The changes proposed by the FIH have far reaching implications for the grass roots of hockey and therefore we intend to seek clarification on the rationale behind the decision as well as understand the potential impact of the rule changes amongst participants and officials at all levels. We will communicate more about this in early 2019.

The HHUA website will be updated as information comes available

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