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14th OctWebsite Issues

The website issue has now been fixed and teams can enter results, match etc etc. If anyone is still experiencing an issue please contact richardwood8886@gmail.com

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14th OctHampshire Cup Draws

The draws for the this season's county cup competitions can now be found under the Results tab on the website. Instructions follow, given that not all relevant contacts have published email addresses.
Dates for most rounds of each competition have been set, although as in the past there is no problem if clubs wish to play their matches earlier than the due date. The home team must agree the date and time of each match with their opposition in good time; advise the Cup Secretary of any earlier date agreed; post the pushback time on the website through their club webmaster's personal area; and, where either team normally gets league appointments, book umpires with the relevant HHUA appointments secretary by the 15th of the month prior to the match. The result of the match should be either posted on the website through the sides' normal process for league matches, or advised to the Adult Cups Secretary at the contact details shown on the home page of the website.
For the Mens 1st XI Cup and Plate (which involve ALL sides which competed in the group stage in September), the following variations to the above apply. The preliminary knockout round of the Plate must be played by 6 January; the quarter finals of the Cup must be played by 17 March; the semi-finals of both Cup and Plate will be played as a tournament at a neutral venue on Saturday 13 April. It is suggested that advantage is taken of the weekend of 5/6 January to play the early rounds of both competitions, assuming that this is not needed as a league slip date.
Any club who would like to host the Mens Semi-Final Tournament on 13 April (4 full length games starting at 1100) should please contact the Adult Cups Secretary as soon as possible.
All Finals will be on Hampshire Day on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May.
Michael Harvey, Adult Cups Secretary 14 October 2018

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13th OctWebsite issues

Clubs have been having difficulty entering results on the website, and the HHA is aware of this situation.

No teams will be fined for late reporting of results or entering of match sheets.

Please await further advice from your relevant league secretary when the issue is resolved.

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12th OctNew County Disciplinary Administrator (CDA) sought.

After 16 years in post, Chris Bond has indicated his intention to retire at the end of the season from the role of County Discipline Administrator (CDA) that he has so successfully held for that duration. The County wishes to appoint a replacement with the view that the candidate will join the existing team of three, including the Deputy CDA, in the New Year ready to take post from the start of the 2019/20 season. Interested parties should contact the County secretary on secretary@hampshireha.co.uk.

If you require further details, includling a Job Description, please contact either Chris or the deputy CDA, Steve Downham. Contact details on the County Website.

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12th OctHampshire O-60 men’s Master team

The Hampshire O-60 team compete in the EH Masters O-60’s Cup/Plate Competition each year which gives every team at least 2 Sunday matches a season, and as has happened with this squad we can go all the way to the finals at Lea Valley.

The current squad is not getter younger, so we would welcome any new O-60s (i.e. you must be 60 sometime this calendar year) joining in; if you are not already playing for a Club team in this year’s competition.

The Hampshire team has evolved over the years as an invitation side and you are now invited!

The 1st match this season is at “Home” which is likely to be in Winchester on Sunday 4th November 2018 against Gloucestershire and Herefordshire O-60. County Shirts provided!

To show interest can you please contact John Young (j.young233@btinternet.com or 07890 630489) to advise if you would like to play the odd game and if you are available to join the squad on 4th November 2018?

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11th OctClosure of north end of Stoneham Lane - reduced access to Trojans and Wellington Sports Ground

Phase 2 at the junction with Stoneham Lane - work will start from late October 2018 and will last for approximately 8 weeks. These works will require a 24hr road closure of the lower part of Stoneham Lane (from where it meets Stoneham Way to just south of Carnation Road) for the duration of the works. Night time lane closures (between 8pm and 6am) will also be put in place to enable the works on Stoneham Way.

Local diversion routes will be clearly signposted and safe pedestrian routes will be maintained at all times.

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4th OctNew Disrepute Offence Regulations w.e.f. 21 September 2018

The Disrepute Regulations have been revised & published, together with a new Disrepute Offence Report Form, both of which are on the website. The ONLY significant difference from before is that all completed D.O. offence reports must now, in the first instance, be sent to 'HG' (Head of Governance) at EH who will decide if what is reported constitutes a D.O., & if so, who is best placed to deal with it, e.g. RDA or CDA. The current 'HG' is Jenny Agnew whose contact details are on the new report form. A simple definition of a D.O. is 'any misconduct/misbehaviour in Hockey by anyone involved in Hockey which cannot be dealt with by Red Card or MMO'. Whereas only Umpires can issue Red Cards or report MMOs, ANYONE may submit a D.O. report - HOWEVER, if an individual wishes to report a D.O. on his/her own behalf the report form MUST be endorsed by an "Affiliated Body" before it is sent to 'HG'. In this sense an Affiliated Body would usually be the Chairman or Secretary of one's Hockey Club, or HUA, who is required to endorse the report form at paragraph 15. It is requested that anyone submitting a completed (i.e. if required, with Para.15 properly endorsed) D.O. Report Form to 'HG' should, please, also copy in the CDA & the Deputy CDA for our information.Thank you in anticipation.
Chris Bond, Hants CDA

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1st OctChange to the Lighting Approval Procedure

The process of gaining lighting approval for venues has changed to self service.

Clubs now have the facility to enter the information required. Log into your club admin page and click on the Club Records tab and then open Pitch Lighting approval. You will now have the option to amend your lighting check.
Make Interim Statement
Use this button if you have a certificate that is less than 3 years old. Enter the date of the check. You will still have to send an email to the HHA Lighting Secretary stating that the lights are clean and have had no appreciable loss of lighting. The secretary will then complete the approvals process.

Record New Lighting Check
Use this button if you have a new certificate. Record the date of the certificate and another button appears, labelled 'Add File'. Scan and upload the certificate to the system. An automated notification is then sent to the HHA Lighting Secretary who will complete the approval.

Any problems/issues/questions please feel free to contact me.

Mick Renfrey
HHA Lighting Secretary

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5th SepMike Taylor

The county much regrets to advise of the death of Mike Taylor, a lifetime stalwart of local and national hockey. Inter alia, he had been chairman of Trojans Sports Cliub, Treasurer of the national Hockey Association and Treasurer of the South, from which he had just retired.
His genial presence will be sorely missed amongst the hockey fraternity.
The funeral is at Basingstoke Crematorium at 1145 on Friday, September 28th.

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4th SepCongratulations

Two Hampshire umpires picked up SCHUA awards for the 2017/18 season at South Umpires Day on Sunday.
Lauren Mullett was awarded Clubs' umpire of the year for Women's Division 1 of SCWHL.
Jason Holcombe won the award for indoor umpire of the year.
Well done Lauren and Jason.

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2nd SepLevel 1 Umpires Course - 14 October - Sonning Hockey Club, Reading, Berkshire

The deadline is Wednesday 3rd October or until full. Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online. Minimum participants is 14.
Details of the course are as follows:
Date Sunday 14th October
Time 9am-4:30pm
Venue Sonning Hockey Club Sonning Lane Reading, RG4 6ST
Course booking is via the England Hockey website. www.englandhockey.co.uk
For more information contact Dave Peebles

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28th AugSubmission of Discipline Reports to County Discipline Administrators

ALL umpires, both SCHUA/HHUA & Club, are kindly reminded that in Hampshire any discipline report should be submitted simultaneously to both Chris Bond, the CDA, & Steve Downham the Deputy CDA, so that should the CDA be absent for any reason the matter will still be dealt with expeditiously - thank you in anticipation.
Chris Bond CDA

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16th AugHHUA Umpire Aspirations 2018/19

**For action by Friday August 31 latest**

This email is being sent to all registered Active Umpires this afternoon (16.08.18):

As announced at the HHUA AGM, we are asking ALL HHUA umpires, no matter your level, to assist us in deploying our volunteer resources in development and assessment for the 2018/19 season. Please note this is for OUTDOOR umpiring only at this stage.

This means you will need to decide what you want to achieve from your umpiring, so that we can plan accordingly. There are three groups to choose from:

Development Group: You have aspirations to improve as an umpire by going up in panel or grade. You may not have a clear idea of where you want to get to, but you are keen to push yourself to go as ‘high’ as you can. Alternatively you might have a very clear ambition to reach a certain level. Umpires in this group will be expected to take a large amount of personal responsibility for their own development with the support of HHUA resources. The HHUA aim is to support you as far as we can in achieving your ambitions.

Maintenance Group: You are enjoying umpiring at the level you have reached and although you want to maintain this level for as long as possible, you don’t have any particular aspirations to go higher. You would enjoy being seen as a ‘safe whistle’ in your current panel. Umpires in this group will receive HHUA development / assessment on an ad hoc basis, subject to availability. The HHUA aim is to ensure you have access to support if/when you need it and a minimum of one watching per season as an ‘MOT’.

Alternative Involvement Group: You recognise that these days your body might not always be playing at the same speed as your mind! You might not be ready to step down in panel or hang up the whistle this season, but you would be interested in getting to know more about alternative ways to stay involved such as umpire development (coaching) or assessment. This may mean sometimes you are watching rather than umpiring, but you’d still be umpiring most of the time. The HHUA aim is to make sure your experience as an umpire is not lost if/when you decide to hang up the whistle!

You can assign yourself to a group by following this link, entering your name and ticking your choice:


Results are confidential to you, me and Godders only at this stage. There is a fourth option for if you genuinely aren’t sure what to do and would appreciate a chat about it!

To that end, please note that on Saturday September 8, I will be at Trojans HC from about 9.30am until 4pm watching the various matches there, so if you’d like to catch up with me and chat about your plans, please feel free to find me pitchside or in the clubhouse 😊

Please make your selection in the poll by Friday August 31st LATEST.

NO REMINDER WILL BE SENT: if you do not vote yourself, we will allocate you to the group we think is best for you – this may not be what you want ...

Many thanks

HHUA Umpire Assessment Manager

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5th JulEngland Hockey Tutor Workforce

From David Elworthy - EH Officiating Relationship Manager

July 2018

Hi All

Due to the increase in demand for the entry level Umpiring courses delivered by England Hockey, we are now looking to recruit additional tutors to join the England Hockey Tutor Workforce.

Please find attached a copy of the Job Advert and Description, which has gone live today on the England Hockey website.

I would be most grateful if you could share this with your members with a view of attracting the right calibre of applicant to join the established team.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards
David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967

If you want to talk to someone in the HHUA about this, please contact Dave Peebles or Steve Godwin, contact details are on the HHUA website.

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15th Nov (2017)HHUA Membership Types

Ladies & Gentlemen,

The Management Committee have clarified the meaning of the three membership types laid down in the HHUA Constitution:

Full Member – This membership is intended for umpires who having passed their Level 1 assessment would like to take neutral appointments on behalf of Hampshire. You will have the opportunity to have support by way of coaching and assessments throughout the season along with the option of attending Coaching Days, whereby you are able to watch a match with coaches and mentors to discuss the finer points of umpiring. You will have full access to the HHUA shop through the website where you would be entitled to purchase badged HHUA shirts, in the three primary umpiring colours.
As a full member if you do take regular appointments you will have the loan of a radio which has now become an integral part of umpiring. As a member of HHUA you will be insured for any matches that you umpire.
The cost of this membership type is set to £30.00

Associate Member – This is intended for umpires who wish primarily to umpire for their club. You would be entitled to coaching/mentoring from HHUA if you feel you would benefit from this. You would be covered by HHUA in respect of insurance. This could be a stepping stone with a view to take neutral appointments in the future. If you are waiting to be internally assessed by Hampshire you may only be able to buy an unbadged shirt at this stage.
You will have full access to the HHUA shop through the website whereby you would be entitled to purchase unbadged HHUA shirts.
Associate membership is also suitable for members no longer taking neutral appointments but whom wish to be engaged with the Association.
The cost of this membership type is set to £12.50.

Affiliate Member – The aim of this membership type is for any person who has expressed an interest in umpiring. This is intended for those that are looking to start their umpiring journey but may at this stage not have yet been assessed but has a knowledge of the game having possibly started the Introduction to Umpiring Programme run by England Hockey.
There is no cost for this membership type.

If you have any questions about which category you might fall into, please contact the membership Secretary, Jo Gordon.

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