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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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21st MarUMPIRES EXPENSES

Please claim your expenses as soon as you have completed your final appointment before Easter. That will allow me to produce some reasonable figures for the AGM accounts. Any subsequent matches eg for Hampshire Day can then be claimed as soon as they are completed.
To claim you must open the Claim Expenses icon at the bottom left of your personal page and then the Claim icon. I will pay as soon as I have checked them.


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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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8th MarClub Forums

I have the great pleasure of announcing the next wave of ClubForums. This time the main topic will be around Valuing Volunteers, recruiting and retaining them.

We all know how important volunteers are to our game and as we head into the time of year where AGM meetings are held and plans for the coming season are put in place clubs have requested ideas tips and hints about how to tackle a lack of volunteers. The evening will consist of a presentation but the main learning will come from the clubs networking and speaking with each other sharing good practice. Please make every effort to send at least one representative from your club along to one of the following evenings.

Monday 25th March – 7-9.30pm – Bournemouth Hockey Club – Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 6BL

Tuesday 2nd April – 7-9.30pm – Horsham Hockey Club - Cricket Field Rd, Horsham RH12 1TE

Tuesday 9th April – 7-9.30pm -Old Cranleighans Hockey Club – Thames Ditton KT7 0HB

Wednesday 10th April – 7-9.30pm -Haslemere Hockey Club - Woolmer Hill Sports Ground, Woolmer Hill Rd, Haslemere GU27 1QA

Please confirm your club attendance and attendees by contacting Jenny.Mitchell@englandhockey.co.uk before the 20th March so we can confirm numbers with the venues. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis. I am reliably informed that there will be a bar open at each of the venues.

Other news

Coaching –
Courses are now booked online through the hockey hub and if members book on a course before the 1st April they are entered into a draw to win Pro League tickets.
Advance Coaching Programme is now open for applications – closing date 5th April 2019
If you would like a coaching course at your club please get in touch as many of our courses are now on demand and with enough interest we could be coming to your club.

Safeguarding
Time to Listen course has been planned for Monday 25th March – Guildford Hockey Club 6.30 – 9.30pm – this course is specifically for Club Welfare Officers. Clubs are reminded that these certificates expire after 3 years and it is a club responsibly under the Call to Action to have an appropriately qualified Welfare Officer (most clubs are moving to having 2 one male one female). If you are in any doubt about whether your club is covered please get in touch. I have attached the application form. Closing date is Friday 15th March 2019 .
Attach a Safeguarding education and training document. Please pass to your Club Welfare Officer and get in touch if you need any help or assistance regarding Safeguarding provision in your club.

Pro League
Tickets on sale for the forthcoming home fixtures. If you are interested on organising a club day up to Lee Valley or even The Stoop tickets are on sale here. Lots of interest in these home fixtures so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see world class hockey on home soil. A great day out for everyone.

England Hockey Championships
Some great opportunities to keep hockey going through the summer with 39 different Championships going on. Something for everyone why not take a look and enter a team today?

Facilities
Got concerns about your pitch? Why not get involved with our Live Q&A with Replay Maintenance on Monday 11th March 8-9pm. Send in questions using #ReplayQ&A before hand or simply join on the night.

Hockey Makers
Do you have people involved in your club that might like to get involved with hockey events? Applications to become a Hockey Maker are now open. More information can be found by using this link .

Thank you for making it to the end of this email I really would appreciate your help to get this information out there to your club members. Your club social media platforms and website are the best forms of communication we want to give your club members the opportunity get involved. Please help us to help your members.

As always I am here to help in anyway I can please shout. Looking forward to seeing your club represented at the forthcoming forums.

Have a great weekend

Gaynor

Gaynor Toms
Relationship Manager South Coast
Direct: 07718 980513 |
, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR
Tel: 01628 897500 | www.englandhockey.co.uk


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4th MarHWHL Annual Meeting

The HWHL Annual Meeting will be held on Monday 20th May 2019 at TBC, commencing at 1900


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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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20th FebEH Awards and Championships

Awards

Nominations for the England Hockey Awards are now open and close on the 7th March. This year we are using Survey Gizmo which should hopefully make the process easier (feedback welcome).

The link to the survey is https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4520006/EHAwards19

If you would like to attend the EH Awards on Saturday 11th May at the Athena in Leicester and be a part of a great evening bookings have now gone live with tickets priced at £49.50. The link to ticket booking is here https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/events/158/dfb75a66a5 .

More information and inspiration can be found on the here. Make sure you club hero is recognised in this the 10 year anniversary of the awards.

Championships

Is your club looking for something to do over the summer, keep things ticking over? Something a bit special but not so formal? Well the Summer Championships are here.

The England Hockey Summer Championships has three strands of competition:
· 11-a-side Masters Summer Championships (Men's Over 30s, 40s & 50s and Women's Over 30s & 40s)
· 7-a-side Masters Summer Championships (Women's Over 50s)
· Back To Hockey Summer 6s Festivals (6-a-side)
All the details can be found here . Why not get involved and provide opportunity for your senior members.


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18th FebHHUA Saturday & Midweek Appointments for March 2019

Please note that, in order to keep in line with SCHUA, the HHUA Saturday and Midweek Appointments for March will be published in instalments. Those for the period between Saturday 2nd March and Wednesday 13th March inclusive will be published on Saturday 23rd February. Those for the period between Saturday 16th March and Saturday 30th March inclusive will be published on Saturday 9th March.
It would be much appreciated if umpires could refrain from removing any advised availability for the final three Saturdays of the month, even though the appointments for those dates will not be published until Saturday 09/03.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Regards,

David Boyle, HHUA Saturday & Midweek Appointmemts Secretary


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15th FebSunday Umpires Request

Hi Everyone. We need more Sunday Umpires. We have a number of postponed matches, EH Cup matches and Hants Cup and Trophy over the next few weeks. Please try and give us a few Sundays.
Kevan
Sunday Appointments Secretary


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14th FebUrinating at the side of the pitch

The following policy message has been received from EH regarding persons urinating at the side of the pitch:-.

"We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension."

The recommended minimum suspension for this offence is 16 days.

Absolutely anyone may report such an offence, umpire, spectator, club official, etc,etc.- please do not hesitate to do so.
Chris Bond, Hants CDA


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14th FebUrinating at the side of the pitch

The following policy message has been received from EH regarding persons urinating at the side of the pitch:-.

"We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension."

The recommended minimum suspension for this offence is 16 days.

Absolutely anyone may report such an offence, umpire, spectator, club official, etc,etc.- please do not hesitate to do so.
Chris Bond, Hants CDA


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10th FebUmpire Promotions

Congratulations to Mike Boyne and Ollie Brown who are both promoted following recent Above Panel assessments. Mike is now Regional 2 and Ollie is County 1, both on the men's panel. Well done both of you!
Congratulations also to Paul Meacher who will be formally nominated to SCHUA for assessment following an Above Panel assessment too. Good luck when it comes around Paul!
Ginette
UAM


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10th FebUpdated Red Card and MMO Regulations

Ladies & Gentlemen,

the CDA has updated the information on the website and can be found in the Information and downloads area.

Please read and inwardly digest and direct any questions to him:

County Discipline Administrator Chris Bond cwbond300@btinternet.com 01202 632292 (h) 07779 943689 (m)


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15th JanPotential Traffic Delays - NE Hampshire

There are two sets of roadworks in NE Hampshire that are likely to affect teams travelling to play Aldershot & Farnham, Fleet & Ewshot and, to a lesser degree, Camberley & Farnborough over the next few weeks.

1 - A31 Farnham bypass, eastbound. A lane restriction at the A31 / B3001 traffic lights are causing delays of upwards of 30 minutes for drivers travelling on the A31 from the A325 roundabout East of Farnham, to the A325 Shepherd & Flock roundabout. Drivers from South of the area are advised to use the A3, B3000 and A31 Hogs Back to avoid the congestion. Drivers from the West and South West should take the M3 and either A287 (if playing A&F) or A331 (if playing F&E). These roadworks will be in place until at least 16th February. Suggested diversions should add approximately 15 minutes to driving times.

2 - Queens Avenue, Aldershot. Traffic lights are being replaced on Queens Avenue in Aldershot. This will not affect access to Princes Avenue and the Army Hockey Centre, but may cause delays of a few minutes. These roadworks are planned to be in place until 1st March. Further roadworks will completely close Queens Avenue north of Princes Avenue from 18th - 27th March. Drivers should use the A3011 (Lynchford Road - westbound), A325 (southbound) and Alisons Road (eastbound) before joining Queens Avenue south of Princes Avenue.


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15th JanEH Policy & Guidance on Concussion

Dr Moiz Moghul England Hockey’s Chief Medical Officer has updated our concussion policy and guidance, this has been updated on the EH website, see link:

(also in HHUA Web handbook)

If you have any question please contact David Elworthy – david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

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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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5th JanRoadworks on M27

The M27 between junctions 4 (M3 Interchange) and Junction 11 (Fareham) is being upgraded by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane. making a dual four-lane smart motorway. New CCTV cameras will be in force as of Monday 7th January so players and officials can expect delays throughout this area and are asked to take these roadworks into consideration when planning arrival times at fixtures.


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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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14th Oct (2018)Hampshire Cup Draws

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


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