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19th Dec (2018)New FIH Rule changes - implementation in England

FIH has announced that changes to the rules will commence from 1 January 2019. However, England Hockey confirms that the 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

In recent years, England Hockey 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 required swifter action.

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

The revised rules will be available from Friday 21 December 2018 on the FIH Rules app which can be downloaded from the attached link.

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13th Dec (2018)New MHUA umpire shirts now available online in lime green, orange and yellow

The new coloured MHUA logo'd umpire shirts are now available from the Pro Shop. MHUA umpires will continue to wear yellow but, additionally, will now have lime green and orange as alternative colours bringing us into line with regional and neighbouring county HUAs. They cost £25 but are a better quality shirt than previous and can be ordered online at https://www.hockeyproshop.co.uk/product-category/club-shops/middlesex-county-ha/. Ruth Busse has negotiated to have a wider range of MHUA kit available (e.g. beenies, hoodies and waterproof jackets) and these will be added to the Pro Shop website in coming weeks. Some of the images are poor but they will improve.

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13th Dec (2018)Urinating at the side of a hockey pitch to be regarded as a Disrepute Offence

The following message has been received from David Elworthy at England Hockey:

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.

19th Nov (2018)Ryan Croxon - congratulations

MHUA would like to pass on our congratulations to Ryan who has passed his Level 3 assessment is now a full member of NPUA.

Ruth Busse
Hon level 1 co-ordinator

27th Oct (2018)New Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the Middlesex Hockey Umpires Association home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

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