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News & Diary
18th June 2019

Diary Items to Note

Wednesday 17th July 201918:15
Holiday Inn Impington Cambridge CB24 9PH

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16th JunUmpires Needed.

We have a need for umpires for the Ford Tournament being held on Sat 6th July at Old Loughtonians HC.

Games start at 9.30. Food is supplied.

The standard of hockey is normally quite High.

If you wish to be considered, please let me know.

Chris Row.

10th JunAGM Change

I have been asked by the Chairman to advise you that our AGM will now be at the Holiday Inn, Impington Cambridge CB24 9PH starting at 6.15pm on the 17th July 2019.

There will be a complimentary buffet and a free first drink from the bar.

The venue and time have been changed to enable you to attend an England Hockey Road Show on the recommendations of the AGM Resolution Group on the Structure of Hockey which starts at 8.00pm at the same venue.

Should you wish to attend the England Hockey meeting you are advised to email agm.resolution@englandhockey.co.uk to register your attendance and to receive the pre-meeting information.

If you are unable to attend this England Hockey Road Show there is another one on the16th September 2019 in St Albans 7.30pm - 9.30pm


Mary Baker.

4th JunERHUA Fitness Test

ERHUA Fitness Test

A Coopers / Bleep fitness test has been arranged for ERHUA members / Candidates on 3rd August 2019 at 9.30am at Old Loughtonians

Any current East Umpire or prospective East Umpire / Candidate who would like to take part needs to please confirm by email to Trevor Norman that you will be attending.

For those who need to attain NPUA fitness levels, a Bleep, Cooper and Yo-Yo will also be run.

Grant Douglas
Chief Coach

Alan & Mary Baker
As both Alan & Mary have relinquished organising these fitness tests, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the ERHUA to thank both Alan & Mary for their organisation of the fitness tests and their dedication over the last 10 years and the work both have done on the members behalf in order to prepare umpires for the coming seasons.

Very many thanks and all the best of luck in your retirement

Grant Douglas
Chief Coach

2nd JunSave the Date - Plum 2019 September 7 & 8

Further Details to follow as we get closer.

8th MayReceiving Emails from New Website

Dear Member,

Hopefully should be aware that the ERHUA is moving to a new website.

We have been made aware that some of the emails from the new provider have been sent to members junk/spam folders, please follow the below instructions to help with this issue:

Ensuring your appointments and other communications do not end up in spam

Emails will only be sent via WhosTheRef.com and WhosTheUmpire.com if your organisation chooses to send them. We do not send you unsolicited emails – your membership of an organisation that uses our system assumes your agreement to receive these emails.

You may receive emails related to the following processes:
• setting and resetting your password
• confirming your registration
• notifying you of an appointment (and appointment of others to the same fixture)
• notifying you that your expenses claim has been sent to your organisation
• notifying you that your reports have been completed (game performance, red card, yellow card etc.)
• invitation to training events or meetings
• miscellaneous memos from your organisation (e.g. informing you of tickets availability for international games)

What does WTU/WTR do to ensure that emails are not spam?
WTR/WTU regularly checks its server settings against the spam criteria and our emails pass the tests completely. This means that any instances of emails being sent to spam will be due to the default settings of your email provider.

How can I ensure that emails from WTR/WTU arrive in my inbox and not my spam folder?
All email clients will allow you to add email addresses to a safe senders list (also known as a whitelist). All emails from WTU/WTR come from the email address do.not.reply@whostheref.com

Unfortunately, after completing all these steps some emails from safe senders will end up in your spam folder. Please check your spam folder regularly.

If you have any other issues please do not hesitate to let me know and I will do my best to help.


Trevor Norman

1st MayNew Officials Management System

Dear Member,

As you may have seen on the England Hockey website, our Officiating Management System (OMS) is now provided by WhosTheUmpire.com (WTU) the country’s leading provider of officiating software. WTU has built a solid reputation over the last ten years, providing such systems to other National Governing Bodies such as England Rugby (RFU) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The first phase of implementation is progressing well and we will soon start to set up leagues and tournaments ready for the new season. You may start to receive emails from WhosTheUmpire.com inviting you to tournaments and events, along with other emails relevant to officiating. Full details of how the system operates will follow.

Your details have been securely transferred to the OMS and so there is no need for you to register as a new user, however you will need a new password before you can log in.

You can request a password via the login screen, first go to the home page here:


and click ‘Login’ at the top right. The login screen includes guidance on how to set your password, if needed.

We will soon be providing additional support to take you deeper into the new system thus enabling you to explore all of the functionality, but for now please accept or decline any appointments you may receive via email in the near future. You do not need to have set your password to do this, just click on the relevant link within the email.

There are lots of exciting features in this new system. England Hockey and WhosTheUmpire.com are looking forward to rolling out the system nationwide during the summer of 2019 and are looking forward to the benefits that the transition to this new system will bring.

If you have any issues setting your password, please contact me your webmaster.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor Norman
ERHUA Webmaster.

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


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


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


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

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

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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

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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.
Barry Smith
ERHUA Chairman

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