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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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7th MayThe University of Portsmouth Hockey Club Job Description - Women’s Coach

Purpose of the Role
The University of Portsmouth Hockey Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead the Women’s 1st team next season. The team currently play in the BUCS 1A league against other Universities in the South East. The successful candidate will be available to deliver weekly training sessions from September - April, and attend matches to manage the squad where possible.
Training sessions take place on Monday evenings, 8.30pm - 10pm at Langstone Campus. Fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoons (times and locations vary).
Main Responsibilities:
- Plan, deliver and evaluate weekly training sessions for the Women’s 1st team
- Attend fixtures and manage the Women’s 1st team where possible
- Communicate regularly and effectively with the Women’s Captain regarding team selection
- Plan and deliver the club’s pre-season programme
- Promote the club’s philosophy to all members
- Adhere to the University’s Code of Conduct

Criteria:
- Essential: UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Hockey or UKCC England Hockey Coach qualification
- Essential: Previous playing experience
- Desirable: Previous coaching experience
- Desirable: Knowledge of hockey within higher education

Payment
There is payment attached to this role, to be discussed with the successful application.
Application Process:
Please send an expression of interest, including information on previous experience, to Rachel.Robilliard@port.ac.uk and hockey@upsu.net.


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7th MayThe University of Portsmouth Hockey Club Job Description - Men’s Coach

Purpose of the Role
The University of Portsmouth Hockey Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead the Men’s 1st team next season. The team currently play in the BUCS 1A league against other Universities in the South East. The successful candidate will be available to deliver weekly training sessions from September - April, and attend matches to manage the squad where possible.
Training sessions take place on Monday evenings, 8.30pm - 10pm at Langstone Campus. Fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoons (times and locations vary).
Main Responsibilities:
- Plan, deliver and evaluate weekly training sessions for the Men’s 1st team members
- Attend fixtures and manage the Men’s 1st team where possible
- Communicate regularly and effectively with the Men’s Captain regarding team selection
- Plan and deliver the club’s pre-season programme
- Promote the club’s philosophy to all members
- Adhere to the University’s Code of Conduct

Criteria:
- Essential: UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Hockey or UKCC England Hockey Coach qualification
- Essential: Previous playing experience
- Desirable: Previous coaching experience
- Desirable: Knowledge of hockey within higher education

Payment
There is payment attached to this role, to be discussed with the successful application.
Application Process:
Please send an expression of interest, including information on previous experience, to Rachel.Robilliard@port.ac.uk and hockey@upsu.net.


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10th AprNPUA Umpiring Appointments Administrator

Hi All

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

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

Details of the position can be found below:

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

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

Best wishes
David

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

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24th MarUmpire Promotions

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

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

Ginette Tessier
Umpire Assessment Manager


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24th MarUmpire Promotions

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


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

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


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8th MarMasters Home Nations - Umpire Invitation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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25th FebCongratulations to Ady Green

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


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10th JanHockey Rules 2018-19

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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

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

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

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

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

The FIH has announced the following significant changes:

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

The announcement from the FIH can be found here.

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

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

The HHUA website will be updated as information comes available

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