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20th SepM27 - Upcoming weekend closures for September and October

Information from the Highways Agency
We're carrying out deep reconstruction work to the carriageway between junction 9 and 11 on the M27 which will result in weekend closures.

The westbound M27 will be closed between junctions 11 (Gosport) and 9 (Whiteley) from 9.00pm on Friday 24 September until 6.00am on Monday 27 September 2021.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

Information from the Highways Agency
We're carrying out deep reconstruction work to the carriageway between junction 9 and 11 on the M27 which will result in weekend closures.

The westbound M27 will be closed between junctions 11 (Gosport) and 9 (Whiteley) from 9.00pm on Friday 24 September until 6.00am on Monday 27 September 2021.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

Information from the Highways Agency
We're carrying out deep reconstruction work to the carriageway between junction 9 and 11 on the M27 which will result in weekend closures.

The westbound M27 will be closed between junctions 11 (Gosport) and 9 (Whiteley) from 9.00pm on Friday 24 September until 6.00am on Monday 27 September 2021.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

16th SepFIH Rules of Hockey

In January 2021, the FIH updated the Outdoor Rules of Hockey, which were adopted at international level ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. National Federations are allowed to apply discretion when to adopt these into their national hockey structure.
England Hockey have confirmed that the following changes will be adopted into the Rules of Hockey ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Season. The main changes to the previous rules are as follows:
Change in the guidance to rule 17.c in Field & Equipment
The nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back- board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play
Change in the guidance to rule 4.2 in Playing the Game
Knee pads, used as personal protection at Penalty Corners, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black,
Change in the guidance to rule 9.8 in Playing the Game
A ball is considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive actions by opponents
England Hockey is also confirming that they will continue to play the following match formats over the 2021/22 season:
Grade 1 Competition (EHL and Tier 1 EH Cup Competitions)
4 x 17.5 minute quarters, with no stopping of clock for penalty corners Grade 2 Competition and below (All other hockey)
2 x 35 minute halves
Page 1 of 2
A full set of the FIH Rules that apply to English competition this season is available on the Hockey Hub.
If, as a club, you have any questions over your goals/nets in line with the above change, please contact clubs@englandhockey.co.uk
If you have any questions over any of the other rule changes, please e-mail David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Regards,
Richard Wood
HHUA Chairman
(chairman@hhua.co.uk)
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

In January 2021, the FIH updated the Outdoor Rules of Hockey, which were adopted at international level ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. National Federations are allowed to apply discretion when to adopt these into their national hockey structure.
England Hockey have confirmed that the following changes will be adopted into the Rules of Hockey ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Season. The main changes to the previous rules are as follows:
Change in the guidance to rule 17.c in Field & Equipment
The nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back- board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play
Change in the guidance to rule 4.2 in Playing the Game
Knee pads, used as personal protection at Penalty Corners, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black,
Change in the guidance to rule 9.8 in Playing the Game
A ball is considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive actions by opponents
England Hockey is also confirming that they will continue to play the following match formats over the 2021/22 season:
Grade 1 Competition (EHL and Tier 1 EH Cup Competitions)
4 x 17.5 minute quarters, with no stopping of clock for penalty corners Grade 2 Competition and below (All other hockey)
2 x 35 minute halves
Page 1 of 2
A full set of the FIH Rules that apply to English competition this season is available on the Hockey Hub.
If, as a club, you have any questions over your goals/nets in line with the above change, please contact clubs@englandhockey.co.uk
If you have any questions over any of the other rule changes, please e-mail David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Regards,
Richard Wood
HHUA Chairman
(chairman@hhua.co.uk)
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

In January 2021, the FIH updated the Outdoor Rules of Hockey, which were adopted at international level ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. National Federations are allowed to apply discretion when to adopt these into their national hockey structure.
England Hockey have confirmed that the following changes will be adopted into the Rules of Hockey ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Season. The main changes to the previous rules are as follows:
Change in the guidance to rule 17.c in Field & Equipment
The nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back- board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play
Change in the guidance to rule 4.2 in Playing the Game
Knee pads, used as personal protection at Penalty Corners, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black,
Change in the guidance to rule 9.8 in Playing the Game
A ball is considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive actions by opponents
England Hockey is also confirming that they will continue to play the following match formats over the 2021/22 season:
Grade 1 Competition (EHL and Tier 1 EH Cup Competitions)
4 x 17.5 minute quarters, with no stopping of clock for penalty corners Grade 2 Competition and below (All other hockey)
2 x 35 minute halves
Page 1 of 2
A full set of the FIH Rules that apply to English competition this season is available on the Hockey Hub.
If, as a club, you have any questions over your goals/nets in line with the above change, please contact clubs@englandhockey.co.uk
If you have any questions over any of the other rule changes, please e-mail David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Regards,
Richard Wood
HHUA Chairman
(chairman@hhua.co.uk)
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

16th SepGMS Update 14th September 2021

Further to the announcement last week on GMS here are some more details about the next steps for clubs and volunteers using the system. The main decision has been to delay player registration to give time for the GMS system to settle down and allow the first league games to be played with the least risk of issues reoccurring.

GMS is functioning and available to use and the registration process is now faster for new users. Whilst GMS is now open for player registration, we are controlling registration to ensure that the issues of last week are not repeated. Players at the higher levels will be asked to register first via links shared with those teams.

The following can now register in the ways set out beneath:

Officials (Umpires) - can register direct via https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Club Admin - can register direct via https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Team Admin - who should register via the link shared with their Club Admins and be allocated as Team Admin by their clubs
England Hockey League Players & Team Management - Information will be sent direct from EH Competitions to Team Liaisons about this.
If you have one of these roles and have not yet registered on GMS, please register here: https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk

We will now steadily work through a number of steps over the coming days to ensure that the problems are not repeated. The system provider has implemented fixes to their technology and permissions and the aim is to ensure that any further disruption is minimal.

Clubs can rest assured that local league regulations will be relaxed by Areas to accommodate the longer period of player registration. In the first instance the focus for Club Admin should be on ensuring fixture times and venues are added and then getting Team Admin registered on the system. Initially results will be recorded via the electronic match sheets without the requirement for them to be fully completed until we communicate further.

Officials should continue to register and join England Hockey Officiating.

Despite the issues, good progress has been made by clubs updating fixture times and venues for matches with 70% now in the system. With on the way to 50,000 fixtures in the system for this season already this is helping to ensure that there is visibility of where and when games will be played for all Club Admins via GMS.

We are extremely grateful for the patience and tolerance of volunteers as we adapt our plans for the introduction of GMS.

Here’s a reminder of what you can expect according to your role in the next few days:

PLAYERS OVER 18

You will be able to play as normal.
You don’t need to register on GMS yet unless you play in the England Hockey Leagues (‘National League’).
Your club should inform you when to start to register again; England Hockey will also communicate this.
PARENT OF UNDER 18 PLAYERS

Unless your child is playing in the England Hockey Leagues (‘National League’) then it is not necessary to register them immediately.
England Hockey will communicate when player registration via parents should restart.
TEAM ADMIN

Team Admins register as players and then are assigned by clubs. If you aren’t registered yet then you should register now.
You’ll need to read the guidance on the expectations for completing Match Sheets in the early weeks of the season (Coming Soon).
The league regulations still apply to matches, the standard league regulations are here for reference.
CLUB ADMIN

If you are not registered yet please continue to register, England Hockey will approve your Club Admin status as soon as possible. If you are new to the Club Admin role, this will need to be confirmed by your club and England Hockey so will take slightly longer.
Club Admins should focus on updating fixture times and venues (guide here) so matches can be played and Officials can be appointed to matches. League regulations and system controls are being relaxed here to allow that to happen later than set out in the standard league regulations. If you have limited time please start with the first couple of weekends.
Club Admins now have permissions to assign Team Admins (guide here) and allocate Players to Panels (guide here).
It is strongly recommended that Team Admins register first so Club Admins can give them Team Admin positions. If a Team Admin does not register in time then a Club Admin can perform their match duties such as submitting Match Sheets.
COMP ADMIN

Settings have been adjusted so Club Admins can change fixture times and venues (guide here) without being restricted by the system in the lead up to games on 18 September.
Comp Admins should now be able to amend any fixture within their division.
OFFICIALS AND OFFICIATING APPOINTMENTS

Officials should continue to register to EHO via the GMS portal. Once registered you should promptly register your availability.
Officials making appointments should continue to appoint to the early games of the season where appropriate. Venues and times not already confirmed will be added in the coming days.
Officials are encouraged to regularly check future appointments through the system in the short term.

Many Thanks

The GMS Team
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

Further to the announcement last week on GMS here are some more details about the next steps for clubs and volunteers using the system. The main decision has been to delay player registration to give time for the GMS system to settle down and allow the first league games to be played with the least risk of issues reoccurring.

GMS is functioning and available to use and the registration process is now faster for new users. Whilst GMS is now open for player registration, we are controlling registration to ensure that the issues of last week are not repeated. Players at the higher levels will be asked to register first via links shared with those teams.

The following can now register in the ways set out beneath:

Officials (Umpires) - can register direct via https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Club Admin - can register direct via https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Team Admin - who should register via the link shared with their Club Admins and be allocated as Team Admin by their clubs
England Hockey League Players & Team Management - Information will be sent direct from EH Competitions to Team Liaisons about this.
If you have one of these roles and have not yet registered on GMS, please register here: https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk

We will now steadily work through a number of steps over the coming days to ensure that the problems are not repeated. The system provider has implemented fixes to their technology and permissions and the aim is to ensure that any further disruption is minimal.

Clubs can rest assured that local league regulations will be relaxed by Areas to accommodate the longer period of player registration. In the first instance the focus for Club Admin should be on ensuring fixture times and venues are added and then getting Team Admin registered on the system. Initially results will be recorded via the electronic match sheets without the requirement for them to be fully completed until we communicate further.

Officials should continue to register and join England Hockey Officiating.

Despite the issues, good progress has been made by clubs updating fixture times and venues for matches with 70% now in the system. With on the way to 50,000 fixtures in the system for this season already this is helping to ensure that there is visibility of where and when games will be played for all Club Admins via GMS.

We are extremely grateful for the patience and tolerance of volunteers as we adapt our plans for the introduction of GMS.

Here’s a reminder of what you can expect according to your role in the next few days:

PLAYERS OVER 18

You will be able to play as normal.
You don’t need to register on GMS yet unless you play in the England Hockey Leagues (‘National League’).
Your club should inform you when to start to register again; England Hockey will also communicate this.
PARENT OF UNDER 18 PLAYERS

Unless your child is playing in the England Hockey Leagues (‘National League’) then it is not necessary to register them immediately.
England Hockey will communicate when player registration via parents should restart.
TEAM ADMIN

Team Admins register as players and then are assigned by clubs. If you aren’t registered yet then you should register now.
You’ll need to read the guidance on the expectations for completing Match Sheets in the early weeks of the season (Coming Soon).
The league regulations still apply to matches, the standard league regulations are here for reference.
CLUB ADMIN

If you are not registered yet please continue to register, England Hockey will approve your Club Admin status as soon as possible. If you are new to the Club Admin role, this will need to be confirmed by your club and England Hockey so will take slightly longer.
Club Admins should focus on updating fixture times and venues (guide here) so matches can be played and Officials can be appointed to matches. League regulations and system controls are being relaxed here to allow that to happen later than set out in the standard league regulations. If you have limited time please start with the first couple of weekends.
Club Admins now have permissions to assign Team Admins (guide here) and allocate Players to Panels (guide here).
It is strongly recommended that Team Admins register first so Club Admins can give them Team Admin positions. If a Team Admin does not register in time then a Club Admin can perform their match duties such as submitting Match Sheets.
COMP ADMIN

Settings have been adjusted so Club Admins can change fixture times and venues (guide here) without being restricted by the system in the lead up to games on 18 September.
Comp Admins should now be able to amend any fixture within their division.
OFFICIALS AND OFFICIATING APPOINTMENTS

Officials should continue to register to EHO via the GMS portal. Once registered you should promptly register your availability.
Officials making appointments should continue to appoint to the early games of the season where appropriate. Venues and times not already confirmed will be added in the coming days.
Officials are encouraged to regularly check future appointments through the system in the short term.

Many Thanks

The GMS Team
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

Further to the announcement last week on GMS here are some more details about the next steps for clubs and volunteers using the system. The main decision has been to delay player registration to give time for the GMS system to settle down and allow the first league games to be played with the least risk of issues reoccurring.

GMS is functioning and available to use and the registration process is now faster for new users. Whilst GMS is now open for player registration, we are controlling registration to ensure that the issues of last week are not repeated. Players at the higher levels will be asked to register first via links shared with those teams.

The following can now register in the ways set out beneath:

Officials (Umpires) - can register direct via https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Club Admin - can register direct via https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Team Admin - who should register via the link shared with their Club Admins and be allocated as Team Admin by their clubs
England Hockey League Players & Team Management - Information will be sent direct from EH Competitions to Team Liaisons about this.
If you have one of these roles and have not yet registered on GMS, please register here: https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk

We will now steadily work through a number of steps over the coming days to ensure that the problems are not repeated. The system provider has implemented fixes to their technology and permissions and the aim is to ensure that any further disruption is minimal.

Clubs can rest assured that local league regulations will be relaxed by Areas to accommodate the longer period of player registration. In the first instance the focus for Club Admin should be on ensuring fixture times and venues are added and then getting Team Admin registered on the system. Initially results will be recorded via the electronic match sheets without the requirement for them to be fully completed until we communicate further.

Officials should continue to register and join England Hockey Officiating.

Despite the issues, good progress has been made by clubs updating fixture times and venues for matches with 70% now in the system. With on the way to 50,000 fixtures in the system for this season already this is helping to ensure that there is visibility of where and when games will be played for all Club Admins via GMS.

We are extremely grateful for the patience and tolerance of volunteers as we adapt our plans for the introduction of GMS.

Here’s a reminder of what you can expect according to your role in the next few days:

PLAYERS OVER 18

You will be able to play as normal.
You don’t need to register on GMS yet unless you play in the England Hockey Leagues (‘National League’).
Your club should inform you when to start to register again; England Hockey will also communicate this.
PARENT OF UNDER 18 PLAYERS

Unless your child is playing in the England Hockey Leagues (‘National League’) then it is not necessary to register them immediately.
England Hockey will communicate when player registration via parents should restart.
TEAM ADMIN

Team Admins register as players and then are assigned by clubs. If you aren’t registered yet then you should register now.
You’ll need to read the guidance on the expectations for completing Match Sheets in the early weeks of the season (Coming Soon).
The league regulations still apply to matches, the standard league regulations are here for reference.
CLUB ADMIN

If you are not registered yet please continue to register, England Hockey will approve your Club Admin status as soon as possible. If you are new to the Club Admin role, this will need to be confirmed by your club and England Hockey so will take slightly longer.
Club Admins should focus on updating fixture times and venues (guide here) so matches can be played and Officials can be appointed to matches. League regulations and system controls are being relaxed here to allow that to happen later than set out in the standard league regulations. If you have limited time please start with the first couple of weekends.
Club Admins now have permissions to assign Team Admins (guide here) and allocate Players to Panels (guide here).
It is strongly recommended that Team Admins register first so Club Admins can give them Team Admin positions. If a Team Admin does not register in time then a Club Admin can perform their match duties such as submitting Match Sheets.
COMP ADMIN

Settings have been adjusted so Club Admins can change fixture times and venues (guide here) without being restricted by the system in the lead up to games on 18 September.
Comp Admins should now be able to amend any fixture within their division.
OFFICIALS AND OFFICIATING APPOINTMENTS

Officials should continue to register to EHO via the GMS portal. Once registered you should promptly register your availability.
Officials making appointments should continue to appoint to the early games of the season where appropriate. Venues and times not already confirmed will be added in the coming days.
Officials are encouraged to regularly check future appointments through the system in the short term.

Many Thanks

The GMS Team
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

9th SepUpdate to previous GMS/EHO update

EH have made the below announcement this afternoon concerning the current functionality of the GMS and what remedial work England Hockey, are undertaking to improve the user experience.

From an EHO enrolment process, we are experiencing delays between 30 minutes to 6 hours for your verification code. At its peak on Tuesday night, we had over 8,000 e-mails in a bottleneck within our servers. We have already completed a lot of remedial work and continue to work on this, but this has caused delays in receiving your verification code.

Due to the delay in receiving your verification code, users have left the verification screen and then, on receipt of their verification code, have gone back into the GMS portal to get to the verification screen again.

This process is making your first verification code “null and void” and re-instigates the request process for another verification code.

If you have the time, when at work or at home, could I please suggest the following that has worked for other members of the officiating community that I’ve spoken to:

Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Enter your e-mail and press submit
DO NOT CLOSE your browser window, please leave this on the verification code screen.
Once you receive your verification code, enter this and press proceed.
Complete the EHO registration form and press proceed.

This process reduces the re-instigation of the verification code generation process.

If you are a previous OMS user, we have been guided by the ICO that we need you to go through the verification process as this shows that you are consenting in

As I have said before, we fully understand your frustrations on the process so far and please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to resolve this.

I’ll be back in touch when the backlog of e-mails containing verification codes have been cleared so you can experience a smoother joining process.

Thanks for your patience.

Kind Regards
David.

EH have made the below announcement this afternoon concerning the current functionality of the GMS and what remedial work England Hockey, are undertaking to improve the user experience.

From an EHO enrolment process, we are experiencing delays between 30 minutes to 6 hours for your verification code. At its peak on Tuesday night, we had over 8,000 e-mails in a bottleneck within our servers. We have already completed a lot of remedial work and continue to work on this, but this has caused delays in receiving your verification code.

Due to the delay in receiving your verification code, users have left the verification screen and then, on receipt of their verification code, have gone back into the GMS portal to get to the verification screen again.

This process is making your first verification code “null and void” and re-instigates the request process for another verification code.

If you have the time, when at work or at home, could I please suggest the following that has worked for other members of the officiating community that I’ve spoken to:

Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Enter your e-mail and press submit
DO NOT CLOSE your browser window, please leave this on the verification code screen.
Once you receive your verification code, enter this and press proceed.
Complete the EHO registration form and press proceed.

This process reduces the re-instigation of the verification code generation process.

If you are a previous OMS user, we have been guided by the ICO that we need you to go through the verification process as this shows that you are consenting in

As I have said before, we fully understand your frustrations on the process so far and please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to resolve this.

I’ll be back in touch when the backlog of e-mails containing verification codes have been cleared so you can experience a smoother joining process.

Thanks for your patience.

Kind Regards
David.

EH have made the below announcement this afternoon concerning the current functionality of the GMS and what remedial work England Hockey, are undertaking to improve the user experience.

From an EHO enrolment process, we are experiencing delays between 30 minutes to 6 hours for your verification code. At its peak on Tuesday night, we had over 8,000 e-mails in a bottleneck within our servers. We have already completed a lot of remedial work and continue to work on this, but this has caused delays in receiving your verification code.

Due to the delay in receiving your verification code, users have left the verification screen and then, on receipt of their verification code, have gone back into the GMS portal to get to the verification screen again.

This process is making your first verification code “null and void” and re-instigates the request process for another verification code.

If you have the time, when at work or at home, could I please suggest the following that has worked for other members of the officiating community that I’ve spoken to:

Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Enter your e-mail and press submit
DO NOT CLOSE your browser window, please leave this on the verification code screen.
Once you receive your verification code, enter this and press proceed.
Complete the EHO registration form and press proceed.

This process reduces the re-instigation of the verification code generation process.

If you are a previous OMS user, we have been guided by the ICO that we need you to go through the verification process as this shows that you are consenting in

As I have said before, we fully understand your frustrations on the process so far and please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to resolve this.

I’ll be back in touch when the backlog of e-mails containing verification codes have been cleared so you can experience a smoother joining process.

Thanks for your patience.

Kind Regards
David.

9th SepGame Management System Update – 9 September

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7th SepSouth Central Indoor League

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.
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We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.
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We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.
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7th SepSouth Central Indoor League

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.

8th AugEngland Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch

England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch
We hope that you’ve been staying safe and enjoying all of the hockey on TV from Tokyo recently, whilst preparing for the start of the 2021/2 season.

As communicated previously, we are delighted that we are getting closer to the launch of the EHO – a unified club, servicing the country but with local delivery through the new 8 Administrative Area Companies across the country. This approach brings Officiating the opportunity for the following:

To deliver a standardised approach to the recruitment, development and retention of all Officials across the game
To develop high quality, easy to access, development resources for Officiating at all levels
To create a transparent, easily navigable career pathway for officials, which is structured to enable all to perform to their full potential
To use technology effectively to streamline processes, free up volunteer time and benefit from economies of scale.

As shared previously, to encourage Officials from all levels of the game to come on board as an EHO Member, the below Subscription Tiers will be available:

For individuals under the age of 18, or under 24 and in Full Time Education, we are offering a “Junior Membership” with the same benefits as the Gold Membership of £5 a year.
What happens next?
We are finalising the joining process for individuals via the England Hockey Game Management System (GMS) and conducting testing to ensure that things run smoothly from W/C 16th August.

We will be inviting individuals to join the EHO from this time and we will be in touch before the launch date with the “How To Join” instructions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EHO please click here to see our FAQs, or e-mail the EHO Administration Team – officiating@englandhockey.co.uk.
Club Match Officiating Training Sessions
With the upcoming season, England Hockey’s Technical Appointments Panel (TAP) are hosting a series of free workshops, encouraging individuals to come along and learn the basics on how to become a Match Official, operating within clubs or for TAP in the English Hockey Leagues.

The session will cover:
The role of the Match Official
What activities the Match Official will undertake during a game
How the Match Official can add to the players experience of the game

The sessions are being run on the following dates:
Thursday 26th August
Wednesday 1st September
Monday 6th September

Please note, you will only have to attend one of the above sessions.

These sessions are available to book now on the England Hockey HockeyHub. Please click here to sign up to the sessions.

Call us: 01628 897500
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England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch
We hope that you’ve been staying safe and enjoying all of the hockey on TV from Tokyo recently, whilst preparing for the start of the 2021/2 season.

As communicated previously, we are delighted that we are getting closer to the launch of the EHO – a unified club, servicing the country but with local delivery through the new 8 Administrative Area Companies across the country. This approach brings Officiating the opportunity for the following:

To deliver a standardised approach to the recruitment, development and retention of all Officials across the game
To develop high quality, easy to access, development resources for Officiating at all levels
To create a transparent, easily navigable career pathway for officials, which is structured to enable all to perform to their full potential
To use technology effectively to streamline processes, free up volunteer time and benefit from economies of scale.

As shared previously, to encourage Officials from all levels of the game to come on board as an EHO Member, the below Subscription Tiers will be available:

For individuals under the age of 18, or under 24 and in Full Time Education, we are offering a “Junior Membership” with the same benefits as the Gold Membership of £5 a year.
What happens next?
We are finalising the joining process for individuals via the England Hockey Game Management System (GMS) and conducting testing to ensure that things run smoothly from W/C 16th August.

We will be inviting individuals to join the EHO from this time and we will be in touch before the launch date with the “How To Join” instructions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EHO please click here to see our FAQs, or e-mail the EHO Administration Team – officiating@englandhockey.co.uk.
Club Match Officiating Training Sessions
With the upcoming season, England Hockey’s Technical Appointments Panel (TAP) are hosting a series of free workshops, encouraging individuals to come along and learn the basics on how to become a Match Official, operating within clubs or for TAP in the English Hockey Leagues.

The session will cover:
The role of the Match Official
What activities the Match Official will undertake during a game
How the Match Official can add to the players experience of the game

The sessions are being run on the following dates:
Thursday 26th August
Wednesday 1st September
Monday 6th September

Please note, you will only have to attend one of the above sessions.

These sessions are available to book now on the England Hockey HockeyHub. Please click here to sign up to the sessions.

Call us: 01628 897500
|
Email us | Visit us ... More

England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch
We hope that you’ve been staying safe and enjoying all of the hockey on TV from Tokyo recently, whilst preparing for the start of the 2021/2 season.

As communicated previously, we are delighted that we are getting closer to the launch of the EHO – a unified club, servicing the country but with local delivery through the new 8 Administrative Area Companies across the country. This approach brings Officiating the opportunity for the following:

To deliver a standardised approach to the recruitment, development and retention of all Officials across the game
To develop high quality, easy to access, development resources for Officiating at all levels
To create a transparent, easily navigable career pathway for officials, which is structured to enable all to perform to their full potential
To use technology effectively to streamline processes, free up volunteer time and benefit from economies of scale.

As shared previously, to encourage Officials from all levels of the game to come on board as an EHO Member, the below Subscription Tiers will be available:

For individuals under the age of 18, or under 24 and in Full Time Education, we are offering a “Junior Membership” with the same benefits as the Gold Membership of £5 a year.
What happens next?
We are finalising the joining process for individuals via the England Hockey Game Management System (GMS) and conducting testing to ensure that things run smoothly from W/C 16th August.

We will be inviting individuals to join the EHO from this time and we will be in touch before the launch date with the “How To Join” instructions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EHO please click here to see our FAQs, or e-mail the EHO Administration Team – officiating@englandhockey.co.uk.
Club Match Officiating Training Sessions
With the upcoming season, England Hockey’s Technical Appointments Panel (TAP) are hosting a series of free workshops, encouraging individuals to come along and learn the basics on how to become a Match Official, operating within clubs or for TAP in the English Hockey Leagues.

The session will cover:
The role of the Match Official
What activities the Match Official will undertake during a game
How the Match Official can add to the players experience of the game

The sessions are being run on the following dates:
Thursday 26th August
Wednesday 1st September
Monday 6th September

Please note, you will only have to attend one of the above sessions.

These sessions are available to book now on the England Hockey HockeyHub. Please click here to sign up to the sessions.

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4th AugCalling All HHUA Active Umpires and developers

The new 2021-22 season is almost upon us and, as many of you are aware, there are going to be some significant changes - from now onwards - to the “association” you belong to, the way you submit availability and the way in which your umpire appointments and umpire development are published and administered.
Hampshire will join Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to form the new area of “South Central” and umpiring will be organised by “South Central Officiating”; the Lead Appointer will be Allan Notman and he will be responsible for the umpire appointments for both genders the new South Central Premier 1 and Premier 2 leagues. I will be appointing to both genders South Central South 1 leagues and South Central South 2 men. I will be supported by Paul Godfrey who will join the SCO appointing team. The appointments to the equivalent leagues in the north of the new area will be made by the current appointments secretaries of Berkshire and Oxfordshire HUAs.
Thank you to all HHUA members who submitted their intentions for next season. These have enabled Allan and me to work out which leagues we should be able to appoint to. What umpires now need to do is to join the new “England Hockey Officiating” (EHO) when it opens for membership on Monday 16th August. Unlike some other county HUAs, Allan and I have agreed with the Chairman of HHUA that we will not use the Hampshire website to ascertain umpire availability for August and September 2021. Allan has already asked “higher body” umpires to send him their availability by e-mail. Could all current active HHUA umpires and developers who are not members of SCHUA or NPUA please send their availability for Saturdays 14, 21, 28 August, 04, 11, 18, 25 September, Sundays 15, 22, 29 August, 05, 12, 19, 26 September, as well as Wednesdays 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 September to , just in case the new EHO and GMS systems are not in place by the time Allan and I need to finalise umpire appointments for club friendlies and schools matches later this month and in early September.
If you have any issues or queries, please free to contact me by e-mail or by telephone.
Wishing you all the best for an enjoyable, successful and, above all, Covid-free season.
Regards,
David Boyle, (current) HHUA Appointments Secretary, (future) South Central [South] Appointer

The new 2021-22 season is almost upon us and, as many of you are aware, there are going to be some significant changes - from now onwards - to the “association” you belong to, the way you submit availability and the way in which your umpire appointments and umpire development are published and administered.
Hampshire will join Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to form the new area of “South Central” and umpiring will be organised by “South Central Officiating”; the Lead Appointer will be Allan Notman and he will be responsible for the umpire appointments for both genders the new South Central Premier 1 and Premier 2 leagues. I will be appointing to both genders South Central South 1 leagues and South Central South 2 men. I will be supported by Paul Godfrey who will join the SCO appointing team. The appointments to the equivalent leagues in the north of the new area will be made by the current appointments secretaries of Berkshire and Oxfordshire HUAs.
Thank you to all HHUA members who submitted their intentions for next season. These have enabled Allan and me to work out which leagues we should be able to appoint to. What umpires now need to do is to join the new “England Hockey Officiating” (EHO) when it opens for membership on Monday 16th August. Unlike some other county HUAs, Allan and I have agreed with the Chairman of HHUA that we will not use the Hampshire website to ascertain umpire availability for August and September 2021. Allan has already asked “higher body” umpires to send him their availability by e-mail. Could all current active HHUA umpires and developers who are not members of SCHUA or NPUA please send their availability for Saturdays 14, 21, 28 August, 04, 11, 18, 25 September, Sundays 15, 22, 29 August, 05, 12, 19, 26 September, as well as Wednesdays 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 September to , just in case the new EHO and GMS systems are not in place by the time Allan and I need to finalise umpire appointments for club friendlies and schools matches later this month and in early September.
If you have any issues or queries, please free to contact me by e-mail or by telephone.
Wishing you all the best for an enjoyable, successful and, above all, Covid-free season.
Regards,
David Boyle, (current) HHUA Appointments Secretary, (future) South Central [South] Appointer

The new 2021-22 season is almost upon us and, as many of you are aware, there are going to be some significant changes - from now onwards - to the “association” you belong to, the way you submit availability and the way in which your umpire appointments and umpire development are published and administered.
Hampshire will join Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to form the new area of “South Central” and umpiring will be organised by “South Central Officiating”; the Lead Appointer will be Allan Notman and he will be responsible for the umpire appointments for both genders the new South Central Premier 1 and Premier 2 leagues. I will be appointing to both genders South Central South 1 leagues and South Central South 2 men. I will be supported by Paul Godfrey who will join the SCO appointing team. The appointments to the equivalent leagues in the north of the new area will be made by the current appointments secretaries of Berkshire and Oxfordshire HUAs.
Thank you to all HHUA members who submitted their intentions for next season. These have enabled Allan and me to work out which leagues we should be able to appoint to. What umpires now need to do is to join the new “England Hockey Officiating” (EHO) when it opens for membership on Monday 16th August. Unlike some other county HUAs, Allan and I have agreed with the Chairman of HHUA that we will not use the Hampshire website to ascertain umpire availability for August and September 2021. Allan has already asked “higher body” umpires to send him their availability by e-mail. Could all current active HHUA umpires and developers who are not members of SCHUA or NPUA please send their availability for Saturdays 14, 21, 28 August, 04, 11, 18, 25 September, Sundays 15, 22, 29 August, 05, 12, 19, 26 September, as well as Wednesdays 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 September to , just in case the new EHO and GMS systems are not in place by the time Allan and I need to finalise umpire appointments for club friendlies and schools matches later this month and in early September.
If you have any issues or queries, please free to contact me by e-mail or by telephone.
Wishing you all the best for an enjoyable, successful and, above all, Covid-free season.
Regards,
David Boyle, (current) HHUA Appointments Secretary, (future) South Central [South] Appointer

30th JulThank you from HHUA President

From the President of Hampshire Hockey Umpires Association.
To all Members,
Following last night’s General Meeting and the decision to dissolve HHUA in line with the Constitution I did not want this momentous occasion to pass without putting on record some final comments.
I should like to thank most sincerely all those who have supported HHUA over the years. Any voluntary organisation depends upon individuals who give of their time and expertise in order to function successfully. Hampshire has been fortunate to have had so many people who have been willing and dedicated in helping HHUA, not least the Management Team who I have been associated with over my last few years as President. Thank you one and all for the support you have given in making HHUA one of the best Umpiring Associations in the Country.
I began my umpiring in 1979 and will be forever grateful to those who afforded me the opportunity to develop my umpiring and facilitate my enjoyment in the sport over so many years.
I cannot conclude without thanking our “rank and file” umpires who go out each week and umpire Hockey games so that others can enjoy playing the sport they love. Hopefully all of us enjoy our involvement and providing the opportunity for others to participate.
It is a sad time for HHUA, however if our new South Central organising area proves to be half as successful as HHUA has been over the years then we will be in a good place. There are bound to be some hiccups along the way, especially initially, but to those involved in setting-up this new South Central organisation, thank you.
Memories will always remain of HHUA. Good luck to one and all in the future.
Dave Adams, President.

From the President of Hampshire Hockey Umpires Association.
To all Members,
Following last night’s General Meeting and the decision to dissolve HHUA in line with the Constitution I did not want this momentous occasion to pass without putting on record some final comments.
I should like to thank most sincerely all those who have supported HHUA over the years. Any voluntary organisation depends upon individuals who give of their time and expertise in order to function successfully. Hampshire has been fortunate to have had so many people who have been willing and dedicated in helping HHUA, not least the Management Team who I have been associated with over my last few years as President. Thank you one and all for the support you have given in making HHUA one of the best Umpiring Associations in the Country.
I began my umpiring in 1979 and will be forever grateful to those who afforded me the opportunity to develop my umpiring and facilitate my enjoyment in the sport over so many years.
I cannot conclude without thanking our “rank and file” umpires who go out each week and umpire Hockey games so that others can enjoy playing the sport they love. Hopefully all of us enjoy our involvement and providing the opportunity for others to participate.
It is a sad time for HHUA, however if our new South Central organising area proves to be half as successful as HHUA has been over the years then we will be in a good place. There are bound to be some hiccups along the way, especially initially, but to those involved in setting-up this new South Central organisation, thank you.
Memories will always remain of HHUA. Good luck to one and all in the future.
Dave Adams, President.

From the President of Hampshire Hockey Umpires Association.
To all Members,
Following last night’s General Meeting and the decision to dissolve HHUA in line with the Constitution I did not want this momentous occasion to pass without putting on record some final comments.
I should like to thank most sincerely all those who have supported HHUA over the years. Any voluntary organisation depends upon individuals who give of their time and expertise in order to function successfully. Hampshire has been fortunate to have had so many people who have been willing and dedicated in helping HHUA, not least the Management Team who I have been associated with over my last few years as President. Thank you one and all for the support you have given in making HHUA one of the best Umpiring Associations in the Country.
I began my umpiring in 1979 and will be forever grateful to those who afforded me the opportunity to develop my umpiring and facilitate my enjoyment in the sport over so many years.
I cannot conclude without thanking our “rank and file” umpires who go out each week and umpire Hockey games so that others can enjoy playing the sport they love. Hopefully all of us enjoy our involvement and providing the opportunity for others to participate.
It is a sad time for HHUA, however if our new South Central organising area proves to be half as successful as HHUA has been over the years then we will be in a good place. There are bound to be some hiccups along the way, especially initially, but to those involved in setting-up this new South Central organisation, thank you.
Memories will always remain of HHUA. Good luck to one and all in the future.
Dave Adams, President.

2nd JulUpdate from England Hockey

Hi All

Hope you are all keeping well and the return of hockey in the past couple of months has treated you well?

There has been lots of activities “behind the scenes” with different parts of the Transition over to the new governance structure, so thought it would be appropriate to update you on the activities that have taken place and what the next few weeks look like….

Areas
The 8 New incorporated Area Companies have all been registered at Companies House and across July, all 8 Area Companies will be holding their inaugural AGMs to seek the approval of the membership (clubs) on the following matters:

1. Agreement of the Directors of the Area Companies
2. Agreement of the Area Chairs of the committees (i.e. Adult Leagues & Comps, Officiating, Masters, etc)
3. Setting of Area membership fees for clubs
4. Setting of entry fees for leagues & cups

England Hockey Game Management System

The development of the GMS to the Minimum Viable Specification, to enable the system to be operational for the 2021/2 season is on track and testing commenced W/C 14th June for the competition side of the system. The formal merging of the competition side to the existing officiating side starts W/C 19th July, with testing to start the week after.

I’ll be writing to all current Webmasters next week to invite individuals to a Forum outlining the GMS and the testing involved to ensure there is no loss of functionality of the existing officiating management system.

Due to both side of the game coming together, future references to the OMS will be amended to the GMS for consistent naming and to remove confusion.

England Hockey Officiating

The chairs of the Area Officiating Transition Teams have been working hard in agreeing the details for the launch of the EHO. Here is an update on the progress:

1. Constitution & Bylaws are at final draft stage – decisions due at next meeting on the 12th July
2. Membership Subscriptions – details are being pulled together for final decisions at the next meeting
3. Committees Positions – Core Lead Role descriptions are at an advanced draft stage
EHO Operations Group & OWG Terms of Reference being worked through in draft stage

Communications

An introduction to the EHO is going live on the EH website next week, replacing the information currently held on there about the EHUmpiring Membership. The EHUmpiring Membership has now been removed from circulation, so it is not possible to become a new member and a letter has been sent to all EHU members today outlining the transfer process from the current EHU to EHO membership and further communications will be sent to this group of officials over the next few weeks ahead of the new season.

A communication is being sent to all Officials next week outlining the EHO and has an advance FAQ for individuals to understand the EHO, the benefits of membership and confirming the launch date of the club.

Communications are still being sent from local Area Transition Teams to Officials in their areas and these will start to increase about local delivery (i.e. club support, appointing, coaching, assessing, etc) in the upcoming weeks.

Adult Leagues 2021/2

The league fixtures for the 2021/2 season have been scheduled, with the Areas now working through any specific requests from clubs. It is hoped that all Areas will release fixtures by the end of July to clubs and the Area Officiating Committees as appropriate.

The Adult League regulations are also at final draft stage and are due to be released by the end of July as well. The key points for information concerning the regulations:

Appointments are to be organised through the Area Officiating Committees. The AOC’s may delegate to existing HUAs by prior agreement for next season, however all appointments are to be made on the GMS and any invoicing / expenses for Adult Leagues / Cup competitions are administered by the Area
All officials who wish to undertake umpiring matches at any level will need to be a member of the EHO
The leagues are being assigned to “grades” and each grade as slightly different parameters in the regulations, however all leagues will be operating to these standards.

When the league regulations are completed, I’ll share a copy with you.

Finally, as usual within hockey, there is a lot of change happening and communication to your members and yourselves will increase as we head towards the start of the 2021/2 season. If you do have any questions prior to further updates, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a good weekend
David Elworthy.

Officiating Team

Direct: 01628 896843 |
England Hockey, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR
Tel: 01628 897500 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

Hi All

Hope you are all keeping well and the return of hockey in the past couple of months has treated you well?

There has been lots of activities “behind the scenes” with different parts of the Transition over to the new governance structure, so thought it would be appropriate to update you on the activities that have taken place and what the next few weeks look like….

Areas
The 8 New incorporated Area Companies have all been registered at Companies House and across July, all 8 Area Companies will be holding their inaugural AGMs to seek the approval of the membership (clubs) on the following matters:

1. Agreement of the Directors of the Area Companies
2. Agreement of the Area Chairs of the committees (i.e. Adult Leagues & Comps, Officiating, Masters, etc)
3. Setting of Area membership fees for clubs
4. Setting of entry fees for leagues & cups

England Hockey Game Management System

The development of the GMS to the Minimum Viable Specification, to enable the system to be operational for the 2021/2 season is on track and testing commenced W/C 14th June for the competition side of the system. The formal merging of the competition side to the existing officiating side starts W/C 19th July, with testing to start the week after.

I’ll be writing to all current Webmasters next week to invite individuals to a Forum outlining the GMS and the testing involved to ensure there is no loss of functionality of the existing officiating management system.

Due to both side of the game coming together, future references to the OMS will be amended to the GMS for consistent naming and to remove confusion.

England Hockey Officiating

The chairs of the Area Officiating Transition Teams have been working hard in agreeing the details for the launch of the EHO. Here is an update on the progress:

1. Constitution & Bylaws are at final draft stage – decisions due at next meeting on the 12th July
2. Membership Subscriptions – details are being pulled together for final decisions at the next meeting
3. Committees Positions – Core Lead Role descriptions are at an advanced draft stage
EHO Operations Group & OWG Terms of Reference being worked through in draft stage

Communications

An introduction to the EHO is going live on the EH website next week, replacing the information currently held on there about the EHUmpiring Membership. The EHUmpiring Membership has now been removed from circulation, so it is not possible to become a new member and a letter has been sent to all EHU members today outlining the transfer process from the current EHU to EHO membership and further communications will be sent to this group of officials over the next few weeks ahead of the new season.

A communication is being sent to all Officials next week outlining the EHO and has an advance FAQ for individuals to understand the EHO, the benefits of membership and confirming the launch date of the club.

Communications are still being sent from local Area Transition Teams to Officials in their areas and these will start to increase about local delivery (i.e. club support, appointing, coaching, assessing, etc) in the upcoming weeks.

Adult Leagues 2021/2

The league fixtures for the 2021/2 season have been scheduled, with the Areas now working through any specific requests from clubs. It is hoped that all Areas will release fixtures by the end of July to clubs and the Area Officiating Committees as appropriate.

The Adult League regulations are also at final draft stage and are due to be released by the end of July as well. The key points for information concerning the regulations:

Appointments are to be organised through the Area Officiating Committees. The AOC’s may delegate to existing HUAs by prior agreement for next season, however all appointments are to be made on the GMS and any invoicing / expenses for Adult Leagues / Cup competitions are administered by the Area
All officials who wish to undertake umpiring matches at any level will need to be a member of the EHO
The leagues are being assigned to “grades” and each grade as slightly different parameters in the regulations, however all leagues will be operating to these standards.

When the league regulations are completed, I’ll share a copy with you.

Finally, as usual within hockey, there is a lot of change happening and communication to your members and yourselves will increase as we head towards the start of the 2021/2 season. If you do have any questions prior to further updates, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a good weekend
David Elworthy.

Officiating Team

Direct: 01628 896843 |
England Hockey, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR
Tel: 01628 897500 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

Hi All

Hope you are all keeping well and the return of hockey in the past couple of months has treated you well?

There has been lots of activities “behind the scenes” with different parts of the Transition over to the new governance structure, so thought it would be appropriate to update you on the activities that have taken place and what the next few weeks look like….

Areas
The 8 New incorporated Area Companies have all been registered at Companies House and across July, all 8 Area Companies will be holding their inaugural AGMs to seek the approval of the membership (clubs) on the following matters:

1. Agreement of the Directors of the Area Companies
2. Agreement of the Area Chairs of the committees (i.e. Adult Leagues & Comps, Officiating, Masters, etc)
3. Setting of Area membership fees for clubs
4. Setting of entry fees for leagues & cups

England Hockey Game Management System

The development of the GMS to the Minimum Viable Specification, to enable the system to be operational for the 2021/2 season is on track and testing commenced W/C 14th June for the competition side of the system. The formal merging of the competition side to the existing officiating side starts W/C 19th July, with testing to start the week after.

I’ll be writing to all current Webmasters next week to invite individuals to a Forum outlining the GMS and the testing involved to ensure there is no loss of functionality of the existing officiating management system.

Due to both side of the game coming together, future references to the OMS will be amended to the GMS for consistent naming and to remove confusion.

England Hockey Officiating

The chairs of the Area Officiating Transition Teams have been working hard in agreeing the details for the launch of the EHO. Here is an update on the progress:

1. Constitution & Bylaws are at final draft stage – decisions due at next meeting on the 12th July
2. Membership Subscriptions – details are being pulled together for final decisions at the next meeting
3. Committees Positions – Core Lead Role descriptions are at an advanced draft stage
EHO Operations Group & OWG Terms of Reference being worked through in draft stage

Communications

An introduction to the EHO is going live on the EH website next week, replacing the information currently held on there about the EHUmpiring Membership. The EHUmpiring Membership has now been removed from circulation, so it is not possible to become a new member and a letter has been sent to all EHU members today outlining the transfer process from the current EHU to EHO membership and further communications will be sent to this group of officials over the next few weeks ahead of the new season.

A communication is being sent to all Officials next week outlining the EHO and has an advance FAQ for individuals to understand the EHO, the benefits of membership and confirming the launch date of the club.

Communications are still being sent from local Area Transition Teams to Officials in their areas and these will start to increase about local delivery (i.e. club support, appointing, coaching, assessing, etc) in the upcoming weeks.

Adult Leagues 2021/2

The league fixtures for the 2021/2 season have been scheduled, with the Areas now working through any specific requests from clubs. It is hoped that all Areas will release fixtures by the end of July to clubs and the Area Officiating Committees as appropriate.

The Adult League regulations are also at final draft stage and are due to be released by the end of July as well. The key points for information concerning the regulations:

Appointments are to be organised through the Area Officiating Committees. The AOC’s may delegate to existing HUAs by prior agreement for next season, however all appointments are to be made on the GMS and any invoicing / expenses for Adult Leagues / Cup competitions are administered by the Area
All officials who wish to undertake umpiring matches at any level will need to be a member of the EHO
The leagues are being assigned to “grades” and each grade as slightly different parameters in the regulations, however all leagues will be operating to these standards.

When the league regulations are completed, I’ll share a copy with you.

Finally, as usual within hockey, there is a lot of change happening and communication to your members and yourselves will increase as we head towards the start of the 2021/2 season. If you do have any questions prior to further updates, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a good weekend
David Elworthy.

Officiating Team

Direct: 01628 896843 |
England Hockey, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR
Tel: 01628 897500 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

16th Oct

(2020)
Tier Update from EH

Afternoon all,

Please see below a communication that has been sent out today concerning how the restrictions effect hockey. The full article is available on the below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels&section=22

The headlines for appointing umpires, umpire coaches / assessors & officials are as follows:

1) Anyone living in a T1 or T2 level of restriction are able to umpire at any venues in ENGLAND where they are at the same “restriction level”.

2) Anyone living in T3 have been recommended to not travel outside that area unless it is for essential travel (unfortunately, hockey in England doesn’t count as essential).

3) Any teams that are in a T3 location can still play IF their opponents are also from a T3 area.

4) Any umpires that live in a T3 location can still umpire any match within that local T3 Area. For example, if an umpire or official lived 10 mins from Bowden and Bowden were in T3, then the umpire could do a game at Bowden.

5) Wales have different regulations / restrictions in place, so the following is permitted:

- Any ENG umpire from a T1 or T2 location will be given dispensation to travel to Swansea or Cardiff to undertake appointments.
- Any umpires living in WAL are allowed to travel to matches in England in a T1 or T2 location.

As this situation changes, we will update all as soon as we can.

The link to the latest FAQ’s from the England Hockey website concerning the processes around reporting venues / clubs where COVID safety processes aren’t as desired or required due to the current governmental legislations. I would ask that you share this part with your members so that we can remain as safe as possible when taking part in hockey.

I hope hockey continues this weekend safely for you all.

Kind Regards.
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

the following diagram shows the interplay between Tiers for Hockey to continue: ... More

Afternoon all,

Please see below a communication that has been sent out today concerning how the restrictions effect hockey. The full article is available on the below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels&section=22

The headlines for appointing umpires, umpire coaches / assessors & officials are as follows:

1) Anyone living in a T1 or T2 level of restriction are able to umpire at any venues in ENGLAND where they are at the same “restriction level”.

2) Anyone living in T3 have been recommended to not travel outside that area unless it is for essential travel (unfortunately, hockey in England doesn’t count as essential).

3) Any teams that are in a T3 location can still play IF their opponents are also from a T3 area.

4) Any umpires that live in a T3 location can still umpire any match within that local T3 Area. For example, if an umpire or official lived 10 mins from Bowden and Bowden were in T3, then the umpire could do a game at Bowden.

5) Wales have different regulations / restrictions in place, so the following is permitted:

- Any ENG umpire from a T1 or T2 location will be given dispensation to travel to Swansea or Cardiff to undertake appointments.
- Any umpires living in WAL are allowed to travel to matches in England in a T1 or T2 location.

As this situation changes, we will update all as soon as we can.

The link to the latest FAQ’s from the England Hockey website concerning the processes around reporting venues / clubs where COVID safety processes aren’t as desired or required due to the current governmental legislations. I would ask that you share this part with your members so that we can remain as safe as possible when taking part in hockey.

I hope hockey continues this weekend safely for you all.

Kind Regards.
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

the following diagram shows the interplay between Tiers for Hockey to continue: ... More

Afternoon all,

Please see below a communication that has been sent out today concerning how the restrictions effect hockey. The full article is available on the below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels&section=22

The headlines for appointing umpires, umpire coaches / assessors & officials are as follows:

1) Anyone living in a T1 or T2 level of restriction are able to umpire at any venues in ENGLAND where they are at the same “restriction level”.

2) Anyone living in T3 have been recommended to not travel outside that area unless it is for essential travel (unfortunately, hockey in England doesn’t count as essential).

3) Any teams that are in a T3 location can still play IF their opponents are also from a T3 area.

4) Any umpires that live in a T3 location can still umpire any match within that local T3 Area. For example, if an umpire or official lived 10 mins from Bowden and Bowden were in T3, then the umpire could do a game at Bowden.

5) Wales have different regulations / restrictions in place, so the following is permitted:

- Any ENG umpire from a T1 or T2 location will be given dispensation to travel to Swansea or Cardiff to undertake appointments.
- Any umpires living in WAL are allowed to travel to matches in England in a T1 or T2 location.

As this situation changes, we will update all as soon as we can.

The link to the latest FAQ’s from the England Hockey website concerning the processes around reporting venues / clubs where COVID safety processes aren’t as desired or required due to the current governmental legislations. I would ask that you share this part with your members so that we can remain as safe as possible when taking part in hockey.

I hope hockey continues this weekend safely for you all.

Kind Regards.
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

the following diagram shows the interplay between Tiers for Hockey to continue: ... More