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27th Nov (2017)Level 1 courses

Hi all - if you have club umpire members looking to get on level 1 courses, then do keep an eye on the England Hockey website as courses are being arranged regularly.

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course

Ruth Busse
Hon level 1 co-ordinator

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27th Nov (2017)More Congratulations!

Congratulations also to Holly Redpath who passed her level 2 assessment this weekend and is now a full member of SCHUA, we wish you all the best in your future umpiring also.

Ruth Busse
Hon Level 1 co-ordinator

11th Nov (2017)Congratulations to Clare Ormerod

Congratulations to Clare Ormerod who today passed her SCHUA Level 2 assessment, MHUA would like to wish you continued success at South level.

Ruth Busse
Hon Level 1 co-ordinator

23rd Oct (2017)England Hockey seek views on future governance and direction of our sport

England Hockey is reviewing the sport's governance structure aiming to 'provide the best opportunity to develop the sport, increase participation levels and the chances of sustained success at national and international level while safeguarding participants and giving members the best possible experience in the 21st century'. Please have your say by completing the England Hockey survey via the attached link or by emailing MHUA secretary Ed Bateman at edbatemanthc@btinternet.com who will attend one of several EH regional consultation sessions in mid November. Further information is available through the England Hockey website.

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25th Jul (2017)AGM awards, new Honorary Vice Presidents for Life and minutes

There was lots to celebrate at this year's AGM at Eastcote HC on 14 July 2017. Edwin Owen, Arthur Soares and James O'Hara were made Honorary Vice Presidents for Life, James O'Hara's retirement from hockey was recognised by the introduction of a new James O'Hara Coaching Award that was won in its first year by Dawn Bonner and England Hockey Umpire of the Year Joy Elliott-Bowman was awarded the Freddie Burnside Trophy for her unstinting energy and commitment to umpire development. Follow the link to read the minutes and executive committee and financial reports presented to the AGM.

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21st Sep (2016)Revision to red card/match day misconduct procedure

The red card/match day misconduct reporting form has been changed in response to amendments to the EH Disciplinary Code in relation to personal penalties received by players during a game, with specific reference to red cards. The intention of this change is to ensure that an accumulation of minor offences results in a proportionate sanction. From the start of the 2016/17 season, any player who receives a red card after committing a minor offence for a second time, having also received a yellow card for the first offence, will no longer automatically receive a 16 day ban. The form has changed to include an additional category of offence at 8 (d) as 'two separate, but duplicate, minor offences for which a yellow card was awarded for the first offence'. Please consider printing a few off and placing them at the bottom of your bag. The revised form, England Hockey explanatory note and a supplementary FAQ support document issued on 22 September is also available by following the link. Importantly, and this has caused a lively debate, the EH FAQ document advises umpires to show players the second yellow card before presenting them with the red for the second similar offences.
Ed Bateman

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