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16th AugGoalkeeper required for Eastleigh Ladies

“Eastleigh Ladies hockey club are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Goalie to join us for the 2019/2020 season. We have 2 teams currently playing in Div 1 & 5 of the Hampshire Women’s League. We also run an Indoor League during the season. We are a small friendly club with an excellent value membership. A new goalie would be eligible for either team depending on experience. If you are interest or would like to find out more about the club please contact Club Chair, Alison Buck, at alison.buck@ericsson.com”

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16th AugCalling all HHUA Umpires who are also members of Higher Body Associations

Could all HHUA umpires who take appointments of any sort from SCHUA and / or NPUA please be aware that the new OMS system into which they are putting their availability and viewing their appointments cannot be accessed by the HHUA Appointments Secretaries, or indeed any county HUA Appointments Secretaries. This means that I currently cannot even see any of the published appointments for SCHUA or NPUA.
It is expected that any HHUA members who make themselves available to HHUA on a given date have already made themselves unavailable to any higher body on that date. This includes umpiring, developing / assessing umpires and acting as NPUA match officials.
Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

David Boyle, Hampshire HUA Saturday & Midweek Appointments Secretary

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12th AugHHUA Umpires Gathering 5 September 2019 - 19:00 - Trojans

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As you are well aware the FIH introduced a new set of Rules of Hockey on 1 January 2019, but these have not been not implemented until the 2019-20 season for England Hockey.

HHUA has arranged an opportunity for ALL umpires, Higher Level, HHUA and Club Umpires to get together on 5 September 2010, in the briefing room at Trojans Hockey Club, starting at 19:00. This will include the briefing on the changes, but also some other information on interpretation of the new rules and other rules that have been interpreted poorly in the past.

This will also be an opportunity for all levels of Umpire to get together socially prior to the new season and exchange views and information.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide catering that evening, but the bar will be open.

There is no need to let the Secretary know you are coming as it is assumed that everyone will be interested in this important evening.

If you have any questions on the rules prior to the planned evening, especially if you are umpiring early season friendlies, please contact the Umpire Development Manager, Steve Godwin, who will be more than happy to help you.

Phil Gibbs

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30th JulMen’s Coach Required

Petersfield are looking to recruit a coach for our Men’s section for the 2019-2020 season with possible extension.
Bedales School is the home of Petersfield Hockey Club which is currently made up of 5 Senior teams in addition to 8 Junior teams.
The Men’s teams currently play within Hampshire Leagues 1, 5 and 8. Our Men’s 1st XI cemented their position within Division 1 after promotion the previous year whereas both Men’s 2nd XI and Men’s 3rd XI achieved promotion within the 2018-2019 campaign.
The successful applicant would be responsible for the planning and delivery of training sessions to the Men’s section on a Tuesday evening 1930-2130 in addition to managing the Men’s 1 if possible.

Key Requirements;
EH Coaching qualification - Level 2 (or equivalent) or higher preferred
Available to coach Tuesday evenings 1930-2130
Good technical and tactical knowledge of the game
Able to motivate and communicate effectively with players
DBS check
Safe Guarding certificate
Must have right to work in the UK.

Experience coaching regional (or higher) adult hockey
First aid qualification
Able to attend Saturday fixtures

Salary by negotiation regarding qualifications and experience.

If you are interested, please contact Dan Grinstead at d.grinstead.12@hotmail.co.uk enclosing a copy of your CV.

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27th JulImproved Code for Club Websites

The interface function to provide a section to embed into club websites - showing league table, recent results and future fixtures for a specific team or teams has been improved.
The embedded information can now include the time and playing venue (along with a link to Google Maps) for fixtures in the future.
If you are already using the interface, go to the "Club Webmasters" section in the public area to get the new code to include in your club website.
Any existing code that has already been included in your website will continue to work unchanged (without the fixture time and venue for future fixtures).

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26th JulWeb Site Structure Changes

Some changes have been made to the structure of the web site.
Some of the pages that have traditionally been available to anyone have been moved to within the personal area. This further protects data from access by people with no genuine reason to access it.
The pages affected are the Committees Page, Umpire Contact Details Page(s), Membership Page, Umpire Panels Page and Umpire Awards Page.
In addition, the Club Page that is in the public area showing all the information about a club has been modified so that it no longer shows any contact information for individuals. There is a duplicate of the page accessible from within the personal areas, which does show contact details.

The changes mean that, with the exception of a very few key contacts for the association(s), no personal contact information is now available to the public - it is only available to people who are properly registered as umpires or registered by clubs as club administrators or team officials.
In the past, there have been three settings that people can use for protecting their contact information (Public, Private or Secret). Because of the changes the Public category is now only really relevant for a few key association contacts and a new Internal category has been added. Any contact information marked as Internal can only be seen by genuinely registered users of the web site.
If your contact information needs to be seen by people from other clubs even if you are not due to play against them, you should ensure that your privacy setting for the relevant contact information is Internal rather than Private.

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21st JulWanted! Hockey Coach!

Blandford and Sturminster Hockey Club are looking for two experienced coaches to lead training at all levels within the club. Minimum of level 2 qualification required. The successful applicant(s) will coordinate a number of assistant coaches and parent helpers. The club provides training and matches for a thriving junior section and successful women's senior squad.

Club training is Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm, at Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Dorset.

For more information please contact cath_mason@hotmail.com.

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17th JulLead and Assistant Coaches required for Basingstoke HC Juniors

Basingstoke Hockey club are seeking to appoint a new lead and assistant coach for the Under 12 Boys for the 2019-2020 season and beyond.
Basingstoke Hockey Club is formed of 13 senior teams (6 Men’s & 7 Women’s) and 9 junior teams. The club is based at Down Grange Sports Complex in Basingstoke.
The club is in a really exciting time at the moment with a diverse committee in place to represent all corners of the club, a second pitch being laid this year, and increasing focus on the junior section as a whole to develop the talent of the future. The junior section is extremely ambitious with what it wants to achieve over the next 5 years, and we’re looking for coaches to help us achieve our goals.
The successful applicant would be primarily responsible for delivering training for the U12 boys on a Sunday and accompanying them on match days if possible. The successful applicant would also work closely with the Junior Section Coordinator, Junior Section Lead Coach and fellow team coaches to effectively apply Principles of the Game, Development Themes and the Golden Thread.
Key requirements:
· Minimum Level 1/Engaging Games or Sessional or above. If Level 1 engaging games – willingness to undertake level 2.
· EH DBS Certificate (willing to undertake if not already held)
· Relevant Safeguarding Certificate (willing to undertake if not held)
· Some experience of coaching
· Able to relate/communicate with young people
· Available to coach Sunday mornings 9 – 10.30
If you also fancy playing for the club, we’d be sure to find a team for you!
If you are interested please contact Claire Brockbank, the Junior Section Coordinator at BHCJuniorHockey@gmail.com, enclosing a copy of your CV.

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13th JulBasingstoke Men's 2XI Coach required

Men’s 2XI Coach Required
Basingstoke Hockey club are seeking to appoint a new Men’s 2XI coach for the 2019-2020 season and beyond.
Basingstoke Hockey Club is formed of 13 senior teams (6 Men’s & 7 Women’s) and 9 junior teams. The club is based at Down Grange Sports Complex in Basingstoke.
The Men’s 2XI currently play in Hampshire Division 1 and have come off the back of a successful season where they have cemented their place in the league having gained promotion in 2017-2018. Their ambition is to continue to develop and strive to achieve promotion to the Hampshire/Surrey Regional Structure over the course of the coming seasons.
The successful applicant would be primarily responsible for delivering Mens 2XI training sessions on a Thursday evening along with managing the men’s 2XI on match days if possible. The successful applicant would also work closely with the Mens 1XI coach to help build and develop the premier squad.
Key requirements:
· Minimum Level 1 or 2 England Hockey Coaching Qualification or above
· Experience of coaching
· Available to coach Thursday evening 20:30 - 22:00
· Available to attend 2XI fixtures on Saturdays
· Available to coach Tuesday evenings
Salary by negotiation depending on qualifications and experience plus the availability to attend Saturday fixtures.
If you are interested please contact either Dan Holding at elder31@live.co.uk or Andy Preston Men’s Section Captain at hip406@hotmail.co.uk enclosing a copy of your CV.

Website www.basingstoke-hockey.com

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3rd JulSalisbury Ladies 1st team coach wanted

Salisbury hockey club are looking for an enthusiastic coach for the ladies 1st team. Salisbury hockey club is a large family friendly club who run 5 ladies teams, 6 men’s teams and has a thriving junior section. The ladies 1st have gained promotion into South div 3 for the 19/20 season, this is an exciting opportunity for a coach to work with a successful and motivated team to cement their place in the new league.

Training would take place on a Tuesday evening and there is a requirement to attend Saturday matches.

Please get in touch if you would like to be part of this exciting new chapter for Salisbury Ladies with their move to the South League.

Please contact: ladies1stcaptain@salisburyhockeyclub.co.uk

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23rd JunWessex Masters Hockey League

The Mercian Wessex Masters hockey league are looking to expand the number of teams playing Men’s vets hockey this coming season. If your club is interested in entering a team into either league, and or the Cup competition, please contact Chairman Mark Edward mrkewd@gmail.com as soon as possible.

(Team players must be minimum age 35, but average team playing age of 40+, and upwards). See
www.wessexmastershockey.org for more information.

Possibilities also exist for Clubs who wish to create joint teams to play in this league.

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19th JunHHUA Shirt Policy 2019/20

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Management Committee has reviewed the situation with regard to shirt supply as there are a limited number of possible suppliers. Adidas currently supply a new range of blue and orange shirts, with a possible white shirt in the offing, to the NPUA. At the moment, there is no intention for South to change their colours, so HHUA will remain with the current options while the higher-level decisions bottom out.

HHUA will continue with Tempest for new members/replacement Orange and Green HHUA LOGO'd shirts for at least the next 12 months, available through the HHUA Website. The White version remains available though CMP from the website

Club Umpires may purchase the same shirts from Tempest, with the same logo, but CLUB Umpire underneath, for use within the County to increase the corporate look of all umpires.

Members are to be reminded that HHUA Policy is that they will wear a current County Badged Shirt for all Appointments in the county or region (including those of Higher Bodies making themselves available for County/Regional appointments). Notwithstanding this regulation, for the 2019/20 season ONLY, for those who do not currently have a white HHUA shirt, members may wear a white polo shirt (with non-controversial logo (ask Sec/Mike Robson for guidance if you are not sure whether your logo is permitted)) for the rare occasions when green/orange will not suffice.

If you need guidance on any of this information please contact Mike Robson before next season.

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23rd MayManaging Club Email Addresses

The web system has been updated to allow club webmasters to manage the use of club email addresses for registered club contacts and administrators.
Where a contact has used a club email address as their log-in address (despite the instructions that this should not be done), the club webmaster can now change the log-in address for that contact to be their personal email address.
Where a club contact has registered a club email address to be used for all email communications regarding club matters, the club webmaster can remove the registration.
Both options allow club webmasters to fully update the system when positions within the club change, without the need to force other club members to log in (who may have left the club).
The options are all in the "Update Club Members (Contact and Administrators)" button in the "Recorded Club Members" section of the club administration area.
The options are only available to the designated club webmaster.

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19th MayWinchester HC seeking Junior Hockey Coach

Winchester Hockey Club is seeking an enthusiastic coach to join its junior section coaching team for season 2019-20.
The Junior Executive Team at Winchester HC is looking for another experienced junior coach, or a highly motivated young coach looking to develop his/her coaching experience with our ever expanding junior section. The post is likely to be a paid role, dependent on time, commitment and experience.
The successful candidate will be sufficiently confident to lead training sessions and junior matches, with the strong support of assistant coaches and parent helpers. The post will be continually supported and interactive with the Junior Chair and all the other lead coaches.
Winchester HC is an EH Clubmark accredited club in Hampshire and thus appropriate coaching experience and ideally EH coaching qualifications will be required. Support to enhance qualifications will also be heavily encouraged. The candidate must be prepared to supply/obtain an enhanced DBS clearance and complete suitable safeguarding training in order to comply with Clubmark standard requirements.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, or would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact Junior Coaching Co-ordinator, Tim Lander, at timlander67@gmail.com

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15th MayHHUA Awards 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the AGM, the President of the Association presented the annual awards:
John Deri-Bowen Award Roy Holcombe
Most Promising Umpire Paul Godfrey
Young Umpire of the Year Not awarded
Indoor Umpire of the Year Howard Chaplin-White
Umpire developer of the Year Richard Wood

The President also presented the following award for 2019
Honorary Life Membership Chris Bond

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15th MayHHUA Management Committee

Ladies and Gentlemen,

at last nights HHUA AGM, the following members of your Association were elected to the Management Committee:

Chairman Richard Wood
Secretary Phil Gibbs
Treasurer Mike Robinson
Membership Jo Gordon
Shop/Radio Mike Robson
NPM Tim Clay, Alan Dow, David (Tex) Lane

The Chairman congratulated them on their appointments, and thanked the previous members of the management committee for their support for the Association

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