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4th FebBassett Avenue, Southampton - road closure

Bassett Avenue INBOUND (from M3) will be closed 24 hours a day from the 11th February 2018 for approximately 4 weeks. This will affect matches at Southampton Sports Centre and possibly Trojans.Clubs and officials are asked to plan their journeys with this closure in mind.The two OUTBOUND lanes will remain open.

24th JanEngland Hockey Club Forums

As you know 2018 is going to be a very special year for Hockey as we look to host the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup at Lee Valley from 21st July to 5th August. What an opportunity to make our nation one where Hockey Matters!

England Hockey are keen to involve clubs as much as possible and in January and February we are running Club Forums in counties on the theme of “Your World Cup” . We want to maximise on the media exposure of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup (before, during and after), to promote our sport across the Country and offer different ways to get involved in our clubs. This is an ideal time for all clubs to open their doors to new, old and current players and volunteers.

The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup will bring an increased interest and, with the knowledge that there will be 180 hours of hockey on TV, we know this will be a sustained interest. We hope that this increased visibility will work for clubs in the same way London and Rio did and consequently we would like to support clubs to take advantage of this and increase their membership.

We know every club is different and wants to develop in different ways so we have created a suite of tools to help you, a pick 'n' mix hockey tools you may say! We would like you to join us at one of the dates below. We will be inviting neighbouring clubs to talk though the opportunities and benefits that your club could have from being part of the ‘Your World Cup’ campaign, including free hockey resources, promotional tools to once in a life time experiences at the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup. By working together we aim to capitalise on this increased visibility to see if we can provide opportunities for more people than ever before to enjoy our great game.

The evening is likely to cover the following ways to benefit from the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup:-

Increase Capacity at sessions to cater for extra demand
Driving interest in different ways to play the game (Back to Hockey or pay per play sessions etc)
Engage with local media and increase reach of community events

Dates and Venues (all 7pm – 9pm):-
Monday 29th January – Hampshire (Basingstoke HC)
Tuesday 20th February - Surrey (venue tbc)
Thursday 22nd February – Dorset (Community Learning & Resource Centre, Wimborne)
Tuesday 27th February – Sussex (venue tbc)
Ideally we would like 2 people from each club to attend so that discussion and action planning can take place with a view to taking it back to your club committee for further discussion and implementation.
Please advise Jenny Mitchell – jenny.mitchell@englandhockey.co.uk of the following information:

Club Name
Name of person/people attending
Position/s within club
Email address(es)
Venue – Dorset /Hampshire/ Surrey/ Sussex

If you have any questions or queries regarding the above please don’t hesitate to contact Gaynor at gaynor.toms@englandhockey.co.uk

Just in case you missed the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup launch back in December ……

3rd JanHHA Council Non-Portfolio Member Positions Vacant

Following the resignation of two Non-Portfolio HHA Council members, one due to moving away from the area, and the other due to increased external commitments, there are vacancies for their replacements as of immediate effect.

Although a non-portfolio member has no specific responsibility, they are expected to attend bi-monthly HHA council meetings held on Mondays in Southampton, as well as the HHA AGM, and are free to contribute at them both. Candidates for the positions should ideally have a working knowledge of Hampshire Hockey, and hold an office of responsibility within their respective clubs, although anyone wishing to take on the role will be considered. Anyone contemplating taking on a position within the HHA Council in the future is encouraged to apply, but again this is not a requirement and will not be seen as an obligation to take on such a role at a later date.

Contact HHA Secretary, John Thompson (secretary@hampshireha.co.uk) for further details if interested.

NOTE: All HHA Council members are subject to re-election at the AGM.

9th Dec (2017)Advice to ALL umpires, both HHUA & Club

There are 2 versions of this year's Red Card & MMO Report Form to be found under 'Information & Downloads' on the HHA/HHUA website. Both sides have the PDF version (Handbook 198), but only the HHA side has a Word version (Handbook 199) available. Due to IT difficulties all umpires are strongly advised only to use the Word version to submit to CDA or his Deputy to avoid having to repeat submission if the PDF version cannot be properly processed.

16th Nov (2017)Fleet and Ewshot HC Email Issues

Please be aware that emails being sent from the @fleethockey.com domain may fail to reach Hotmail email accounts due to perceived spam issues. If you have not received a response from Fleet & Ewshot HC within 24 hours of emailing someone, please contact the person you are expecting an email from by phone or text. Adding the FEHC contact as an identified sender should resolve the problem.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to other clubs.

John Thompson - FEHC Secretary

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