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News & Diary
20th April 2019

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Latest News

10th AprNational Umpiring Appointments Administrator

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 Barthorpe 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 by following the below link.

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 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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9th AprCoaching Thanks

Following Grant's decision to stand down as Chief Coach of ERHUA we would like to offer our thanks to Grant for the great job that he has done in supporting and developing both coaches and umpires within the East. He leaves the coaching side of the association in very good shape and has kindly agreed to support the new chief coach, once identified, to pick up the role.

We wish Grant every success in developing his own coaching career as he commences his level 3 training.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chair
Ray Allum A&A Chair

9th AprCoaching News

All,

As some of you may already have read in the A & A minutes I have decided to stand down as the East Chief Coach and in doing so I hope that in some way I may have left a structure that can help support future umpires as well as those already in place. Having worked to enable qualified Regional Coaches in all of the Counties that make up the East it now means that the East can both support the Counties in their efforts to bring on new talent through County pools as well as develop talent in both the Men’s Prem A and B and Ladies Prem.

Stepping down was not an easy decision and one that I have not taken lightly. But in order to work towards my own goals and to allow fresh ideas to continue to develop in our region I felt that the East deserved a Chief Coach who could fully focus on their behalf. I will still be available to the new Chief Coach whoever that may be whenever I am available and required. However , I just wanted to say a very heart felt thank you to the Umpire Coaching team and to those members of the committees upon which I have served …..Thank you for your unstinting support

Regards
Grant

9th AprCoaching success

Congratulations to Iain Fletcher on passing his Regional Umpire Coaching award (L2) following his end of season watching at Lee Valley.

Welcome to the team Iain

Grant Douglas
Chief Coach

7th AprA & A Committee Meeting

The Updated minutes of the meeting held on the 25th March have been published.

Chris Row
Sec A & A Committee

5th AprExpense Claims

All,

If you have no further games, can you please claim your expenses for this season.

Thank you.

Tim Martin
ERHUA Treasurer

30th MarUmpiring Committee minutes

The minutes of the Umpiring Committee held on 20th March 2019 have now been published.

Mary Baker
Hon. Sec. ERHUA

24th MarMilestone Match

Milestone Match

Congratulations to Chris Row who completed his 200th ERHUA league match this weekend.

Well done Chris.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

17th MarCongratulations

Congratulations to Jason Mallory and Mark Tompkins on their successful Level 2 assessments and gaining membership to the ERHUA.

Welcome, and we hope you have a long and successful career in the East.

Ray Allum
Chairman A&A.

11th MarCall Offs.

Members are reminded that should you need to call off a game for any reason, you must call and speak to Chris Row to enable a replacement to be found.

Sending an email, or leaving a voicemail without speaking to Chris is not sufficient.

You MUST speak to him.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

11th MarMilestone Match

Milestone Match

Congratulations to Paul Sexby who completed his 150th ERHUA league match this weekend.

Well done Paul.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

10th MarTickets for the EuroHockey Club Trophy 2019, hosted by Holcombe Hockey Club, are now on sale

The event taking place between 19-22 April 2019 will be the first time that Holcombe HC has hosted a European Hockey Federation tournament and is relishing the challenge of the organisation. Priced from £10 adult and £5 child, there is a range of ticket options available for hockey and live sport fans alike. Tickets can be purchased from www.holcombe-ehct.info/tickets.

The hosts, who won the Club Trophy in 2018, will be joined by Spain’s Club Campo Villa de Madrid, Ireland’s UCD Ladies HC and Belarus’ HC Victoryia Smolevichi. The line up is completed by Belgium’s Waterloo Ducks HC, Edinburgh University HC from Scotland, Ukraine’s MSC Sumchanka and Dinamo-COP Moscomsport from Russia.

More information about the event, volunteer roles, and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website www.holcombe-ehct.info.

7th MarEngland Masters Umpires

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.

19th FebA & A Committee Meeting

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 4th Feb 2019 have now been published.

Chris Row
Secretary of the A & A Sub Committee

19th FebCry Offs/Postponements

Dear All,

For any cry offs or postponements between the 22nd Feb and the 4th March, please inform Ray Allum, and NOT Chris Row.

Thank you.

Regards
Chris Row
East Region Appts Sec.

15th FebNew Officiating Management System.

England hockey have announced the new Officiating Management System that will replace the current ERHUA website. Please follow the link for the full announcement.

The ERHUA will be working closely with the new supplier to make sure the implementation of the new system goes as smoothly as possible. Look out for more news in the coming weeks to see how things will change.

Trevor Norman
Webmaster

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13th FebMilestone Match

Milestone Match

Congratulations to Robert Lewis who recently completed his 100th ERHUA league match.

Well done Rob.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

30th JanCoaching Success

Congratulation to Paul Watts on gaining his Regional Umpire coach award (L2) following his successful watching at Lee valley on Saturday 26th Jan.

Welcome to the team.

Grant Douglas
Chief Coach

28th JanCongratulations

Congratulations to Mark Tompkins on his recent successful Level 3 indoor assessment.

Well done Mark.

Ray Allum
Chairman A&A.

26th JanCry Offs

Dear All
From now until the 7th Feb would you let Ray Allum know of any cry-offs to all league and cup games as i am not available
Chris Row
Appt Sec

21st JanCongratulations

Congratulations to Ryan Andrews on his successful men's league assessment this weekend, and now joins the Men's Panel B , alongside his Women's Panel B success earlier in the season.

Well done Ryan.

Ray Allum
Chairman A&A.

21st JanMilestone Match

Congratulations to Henry Wanchoo who completed his 300th ERHUA league match this weekend.

A fantastic achievement and only our second member to reach this milestone since website records began.

Well done Henry.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

21st JanMilestone Match

Congratulations to Kishor Shah who completed his 100th ERHUA league match this weekend.

Well done Kishor.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

24th Nov (2018)Promotions

Following their recent assessments, I have great pleasure in congratulating David Eggleton & Kishor Shah on their promotion to the men’s Panel A.

Very well done to both of you.

Ray Allum
Chairman A&A

24th Nov (2018)Milestone Matches

Milestone Match

Congratulations to Tim Martin who completed his 300th ERHUA league match this weekend.

A fantastic achievement and our first member to reach this milestone since website records began.

Well done Tim.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

24th Nov (2018)Milestone Matches

Milestone Match

Congratulations to Jon Bigham who completed his 100th ERHUA league match this weekend.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

17th Nov (2018)Milestone Match

Milestone Match

Congratulations to Peter Lemon who umpired his 250th ERHUA league match this weekend.

A fantastic achievement.

Well done Peter.

Nick Meakin ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

26th Oct (2018)New ERHUA Chairman

Dear All,

At this year’s AGM Barry Smith announced that he would be stepping down as Chairman of the ERHUA, but due to the proposed replacement being unable to take up the role Barry agreed to remain until a suitable replacement could be found. It was also agreed that the ERHUA Umpiring Committee would be given the power to vote in the new Chairman.

We are pleased to announce that a new Chairman has been found, and at this week’s meeting the committee voted unanimously to appoint Nick Meakin as our new Chairman.

We would like to welcome Nick and wish him well in his new role.

We would also like to thank Barry for his 6 ½ years of services as Chairman and wish him well on his return to the hockey pitch as a player !

Mary Baker
Hon.Sec ERHUA.

25th Oct (2018)Emergency Details Form

ERHUA is adopting an Emergency Details form to inform paramedics and first aiders in the event of an emergency at your game.

If an umpire or umpire supporter is ill or injured and cannot personally respond to questions raised by a paramedic or first aider, colleagues can search the incapacitated person’s bag, find the form and provide vital information.

It is well known that prompt and accurate medical facts about a patient can help towards providing the right care quickly.

Please find the form on the download pages, or follow the link attached to this news item.

We thank Kent Umpires Association and Debbie Garner for providing this form.

Nick Meakin
ERHUA Chairman

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25th Oct (2018)Rules Regarding Goalkeepers & Players with Goalkeeping Privileges - Update

All,

In addition to rule 10, rule 2.3g should be followed:

g time is stopped for substitution of goalkeepers (ie wearing full protective equipment) but not for other substitutions.

Time is stopped briefly to permit a goalkeeper who
is wearing full protective equipment to take part in a
substitution. The time stoppage is not extended for a
goalkeeper to put on or take off protective equipment
as part of a substitution including following a
goalkeeper injury or suspension. If necessary, play
should continue with a player with goalkeeping
privileges and wearing a different coloured shirt or
only with field players while a substitute goalkeeper
puts on or takes off protective equipment.

Nick Meakin
ERHUA Chairman

25th Oct (2018)Rules Regarding Goalkeepers & Players with Goalkeeping Privileges

Following a recent incident regarding a goalkeeper being sin binned and a player taking on goalkeeping privileges, please read the below rule to refresh your memory on what should happen, and what is allowed when this occurs.

Of course all of you would have re-read the rules book prior to the start of the current season and be familiar with rule 10!

Attached is a link to the full rule book should you wish to brush up on anything else.

10 Conduct of play: goalkeepers and players with goalkeeping privileges

10.1 A goalkeeper who wears protective equipment comprising at least headgear, leg guards and kickers must
not take part in the match outside the 23 metres area they are defending, except when taking a penalty
stroke.

Protective headgear must be worn by a goalkeeper at all times, except when taking a penalty stroke.

10.2 A player with goalkeeping privileges must not take part in the match outside the 23 metres area they are
defending when wearing the protective headgear but may remove the headgear and take part in the match
anywhere on the field.

Protective headgear must be worn by a player with goalkeeping privileges when defending a penalty
corner or penalty stroke.

10.3 When the ball is inside the circle they are defending and they have their stick in their hand:

a goalkeepers wearing full protective equipment are permitted to use their stick, feet, kickers, legs or leg
guards to propel the ball and to use their stick, feet, kickers, legs, leg guards or any other part of their
body to stop the ball or deflect it in any direction including over the back-line

Goalkeepers are not permitted to conduct themselves in a manner which is dangerous to other players
by taking advantage of the protective equipment they wear.

b players with goalkeeping privileges are permitted to use their stick, feet and legs to propel the ball and to
use their stick, feet, legs or any other part of their body to stop the ball or deflect it in any direction
including over the back-line.

c goalkeepers wearing full protective equipment and players with goalkeeping privileges are permitted to
use arms, hands and any other part of their body to push the ball away.

The action in rule c above is permitted only as part of a goal saving action or to move the ball away from
the possibility of a goal scoring action by opponents. It does not permit a goalkeeper or player with
goalkeeping privileges to propel the 28 ball forcefully with arms, hands or body so that it travels a long
distance.

10.4 Goalkeepers or players with goalkeeping privileges must not lie on the ball.

10.5 When the ball is outside the circle they are defending, goalkeepers or players with goalkeeping privileges are only permitted to play the ball with their stick.

A player with goalkeeping privileges is considered to be a field player when outside the circle they are defending.

Regards

Nick Meakin
ERHUA Chairman

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21st Oct (2018)Milestone Matches

Milestone Matches

Congratulations to Alan Baker who recently umpired his 250th ERHUA league
match, joining a select bunch who have achieved this milestone.

And congratulations to Andy Meacher on reaching his 150th support match, the first person to achieve this since the website records began!

Well done Alan and Andy.

Barry Smith ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

16th Oct (2018)A & A Commitee

The Minutes of the A & A Committee meeting held on the 1st of October have now been published
Chris Row
Sec A & A Committee

19th Sep (2018)PLUM 2018 Presentations

Dear All,

The powerpoint presentations shown at the PLUM conference are now available for download from the Information & Downloads section of the website.

Click the above link or go to the downloads page and click on PLUM 2018 Presentations to download.

Trevor Norman
Webmaster

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28th Jul (2018)Secretary Vacancy

Please note at the end of the 2018/2019 season, our secretary, Mary Baker, has given notice of her intention to step down from the role after many years of service to the ERHUA committee. We therefore would like to start the proccess of succession planning to make sure we have an effective transition. We would ask interested parties to contact either Mary, or myself and we will publish a role description to those persons.
Regards,
Barry Smith
ERHUA Chairman

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