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4th FebMHUA Umpire Coaching and JACs 2020

For the fourth year in succession, MHUA will be using the Middlesex junior academy home dates for umpire development and coaching.

We need your assistance!

*Members of MHUA* Please book in on the link attached and not via the MHUA website.

If you are a level 2 or level 3 umpire, please volunteer your services to assist with coaching and assessing.

The dates / venues for the academy dates are as follows:

Sunday 1st March:
Ashford HC, 1.30pm – 6pm, U17 boys (Middx, Sussex, Kent)

Sunday 15th March – all Middx, Oxon, Bucks
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U13 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 boys
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U14 girls
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U17 girls

Sunday 29th March – all Middx, Surrey Lions, Hants
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U15 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 girls
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U13 girls

Sunday 3rd May:
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U14 boys (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U15 girls (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Indian Gym HC, 1130-1230pm Middx v Berks - U17 girls
Indian Gym HC, 1-2pm, Middx v Berks - U17 boys

Sunday 17th May – all Middx, Sussex, Kent
Staines HC, 12.30-4.3-pm – U14 boys
Ashford HC, 12.30-4.30pm - U15 girls

If you are a club umpire rep or assessor, please circulate the information to your club umpires so we can get people coached and assessed. Please let us know of any young umpires that we can also involve.

Thank you - we look forward to a successful junior season!

MHUA Development Committee ... More

For the fourth year in succession, MHUA will be using the Middlesex junior academy home dates for umpire development and coaching.

We need your assistance!

*Members of MHUA* Please book in on the link attached and not via the MHUA website.

If you are a level 2 or level 3 umpire, please volunteer your services to assist with coaching and assessing.

The dates / venues for the academy dates are as follows:

Sunday 1st March:
Ashford HC, 1.30pm – 6pm, U17 boys (Middx, Sussex, Kent)

Sunday 15th March – all Middx, Oxon, Bucks
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U13 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 boys
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U14 girls
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U17 girls

Sunday 29th March – all Middx, Surrey Lions, Hants
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U15 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 girls
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U13 girls

Sunday 3rd May:
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U14 boys (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U15 girls (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Indian Gym HC, 1130-1230pm Middx v Berks - U17 girls
Indian Gym HC, 1-2pm, Middx v Berks - U17 boys

Sunday 17th May – all Middx, Sussex, Kent
Staines HC, 12.30-4.3-pm – U14 boys
Ashford HC, 12.30-4.30pm - U15 girls

If you are a club umpire rep or assessor, please circulate the information to your club umpires so we can get people coached and assessed. Please let us know of any young umpires that we can also involve.

Thank you - we look forward to a successful junior season!

MHUA Development Committee ... More

For the fourth year in succession, MHUA will be using the Middlesex junior academy home dates for umpire development and coaching.

We need your assistance!

*Members of MHUA* Please book in on the link attached and not via the MHUA website.

If you are a level 2 or level 3 umpire, please volunteer your services to assist with coaching and assessing.

The dates / venues for the academy dates are as follows:

Sunday 1st March:
Ashford HC, 1.30pm – 6pm, U17 boys (Middx, Sussex, Kent)

Sunday 15th March – all Middx, Oxon, Bucks
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U13 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 boys
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U14 girls
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U17 girls

Sunday 29th March – all Middx, Surrey Lions, Hants
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U15 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 girls
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U13 girls

Sunday 3rd May:
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U14 boys (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U15 girls (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Indian Gym HC, 1130-1230pm Middx v Berks - U17 girls
Indian Gym HC, 1-2pm, Middx v Berks - U17 boys

Sunday 17th May – all Middx, Sussex, Kent
Staines HC, 12.30-4.3-pm – U14 boys
Ashford HC, 12.30-4.30pm - U15 girls

If you are a club umpire rep or assessor, please circulate the information to your club umpires so we can get people coached and assessed. Please let us know of any young umpires that we can also involve.

Thank you - we look forward to a successful junior season!

MHUA Development Committee ... More

20th JanWorld Masters Hockey - August - Nottingham

England Hockey have asked HUAs to include the following message to Level 2 and 3 umpires asking them to consider umpiring at the Worlds Masters (over 35 and over 45) World Cup in Nottingham between 8 and 17 August.
“In association with the World Masters Hockey, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the Masters World Cup 2020. Held at Nottingham Hockey Centre between 8-17th August 2020, the competition will feature the best of Masters hockey from the Over 35’s & Over 40’s age groups - with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all represented.
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
· Tournament Shirt(s)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.
To register your interest in the event, please click on the below link to submit your expression of interest. Please be aware that in the first instance, we are only seeking applications from individuals who are available and can commit for the whole tournament. ... More

England Hockey have asked HUAs to include the following message to Level 2 and 3 umpires asking them to consider umpiring at the Worlds Masters (over 35 and over 45) World Cup in Nottingham between 8 and 17 August.
“In association with the World Masters Hockey, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the Masters World Cup 2020. Held at Nottingham Hockey Centre between 8-17th August 2020, the competition will feature the best of Masters hockey from the Over 35’s & Over 40’s age groups - with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all represented.
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
· Tournament Shirt(s)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.
To register your interest in the event, please click on the below link to submit your expression of interest. Please be aware that in the first instance, we are only seeking applications from individuals who are available and can commit for the whole tournament. ... More

England Hockey have asked HUAs to include the following message to Level 2 and 3 umpires asking them to consider umpiring at the Worlds Masters (over 35 and over 45) World Cup in Nottingham between 8 and 17 August.
“In association with the World Masters Hockey, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the Masters World Cup 2020. Held at Nottingham Hockey Centre between 8-17th August 2020, the competition will feature the best of Masters hockey from the Over 35’s & Over 40’s age groups - with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all represented.
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
· Tournament Shirt(s)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.
To register your interest in the event, please click on the below link to submit your expression of interest. Please be aware that in the first instance, we are only seeking applications from individuals who are available and can commit for the whole tournament. ... More

20th JanGurmit Bhamra is new MHUA midweek Appointments Secretary

Following many years of excellent service, Ian Fitzgerald hung up his Wednesday whistle and role of MHUA midweek appointments secretary at Christmas and has been replaced by new Committee member Gurmit Bhamra. The Committee are very grateful to Gurmit for stepping forward. Gurmit can be contacted ar gurmit.s.bhamra@gmail.com, mobile 07931 777855 or landline 01784 246596. We are always looking midweek umpires so please contact Gurmit if you could be available on a Wednesday.

Following many years of excellent service, Ian Fitzgerald hung up his Wednesday whistle and role of MHUA midweek appointments secretary at Christmas and has been replaced by new Committee member Gurmit Bhamra. The Committee are very grateful to Gurmit for stepping forward. Gurmit can be contacted ar gurmit.s.bhamra@gmail.com, mobile 07931 777855 or landline 01784 246596. We are always looking midweek umpires so please contact Gurmit if you could be available on a Wednesday.

Following many years of excellent service, Ian Fitzgerald hung up his Wednesday whistle and role of MHUA midweek appointments secretary at Christmas and has been replaced by new Committee member Gurmit Bhamra. The Committee are very grateful to Gurmit for stepping forward. Gurmit can be contacted ar gurmit.s.bhamra@gmail.com, mobile 07931 777855 or landline 01784 246596. We are always looking midweek umpires so please contact Gurmit if you could be available on a Wednesday.

1st Dec

(2019)
England Hockey release new red card and matchday misconduct reporting form

The new red card and matchday misconduct reporting form together with a refreshed Code of Ethics and Behaviour Disprepute incident form are now available in the information and downloads section of the website. ... More

The new red card and matchday misconduct reporting form together with a refreshed Code of Ethics and Behaviour Disprepute incident form are now available in the information and downloads section of the website. ... More

The new red card and matchday misconduct reporting form together with a refreshed Code of Ethics and Behaviour Disprepute incident form are now available in the information and downloads section of the website. ... More

9th Oct

(2019)
Social Media

Moving into the 21st century (ish)

After members comments at our AGM we are increasing the ways in which you can follow us and keep up to date with what happens at MHUA.
Share, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexHUA
Twitter: @MiddxUmpires ... More

Moving into the 21st century (ish)

After members comments at our AGM we are increasing the ways in which you can follow us and keep up to date with what happens at MHUA.
Share, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexHUA
Twitter: @MiddxUmpires ... More

Moving into the 21st century (ish)

After members comments at our AGM we are increasing the ways in which you can follow us and keep up to date with what happens at MHUA.
Share, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexHUA
Twitter: @MiddxUmpires ... More

4th Aug

(2019)
MHUA 2019 AGM minutes, Executive and Finance reports

The minutes of the AGM (Eastcote Hockey Club on 5th July) together with the Executive and Finance reports are now available on the website ... More

The minutes of the AGM (Eastcote Hockey Club on 5th July) together with the Executive and Finance reports are now available on the website ... More

The minutes of the AGM (Eastcote Hockey Club on 5th July) together with the Executive and Finance reports are now available on the website ... More

28th Jul

(2019)
England Hockey proposals for structural change

England Hockey have recently published their proposals (AGM Resolution Proposals) for structural change in support the ongoing regional workshops. The linked proposals result from a comprehensive discussion at all levels of the game and will inform a decision by the England Hockey Board at their AGM next year. The current proposals will impact on MHUA and SCHUA. The Committee will continue to engage with England Hockey and SCHUA to inform the conversation and keep you informed of progress. ... More

England Hockey have recently published their proposals (AGM Resolution Proposals) for structural change in support the ongoing regional workshops. The linked proposals result from a comprehensive discussion at all levels of the game and will inform a decision by the England Hockey Board at their AGM next year. The current proposals will impact on MHUA and SCHUA. The Committee will continue to engage with England Hockey and SCHUA to inform the conversation and keep you informed of progress. ... More

England Hockey have recently published their proposals (AGM Resolution Proposals) for structural change in support the ongoing regional workshops. The linked proposals result from a comprehensive discussion at all levels of the game and will inform a decision by the England Hockey Board at their AGM next year. The current proposals will impact on MHUA and SCHUA. The Committee will continue to engage with England Hockey and SCHUA to inform the conversation and keep you informed of progress. ... More

7th Apr

(2019)
Level 2 assessment process

The increased movement of teams next season caused by the reorganisation of the leagues (with the consequent knock on impact of clubs needing to identify Level 2 umpires) has put strain on assessing and coaching at all levels: national, regional and county. There was a plea at the recent MHUA committee meeting that umpires and clubs refer to and follow the assessment process as set out at the attached link. In particular, clubs and umpires should understand that while there may be rare exceptions, the expectation is that umpires wishing to progress to Level 2 will already by on the MHUA coachs' radar by taking regular or occasional county appointments. The Association want to help clubs but we need to have the opportunity to look properly at Level 2 candidates. ... More

The increased movement of teams next season caused by the reorganisation of the leagues (with the consequent knock on impact of clubs needing to identify Level 2 umpires) has put strain on assessing and coaching at all levels: national, regional and county. There was a plea at the recent MHUA committee meeting that umpires and clubs refer to and follow the assessment process as set out at the attached link. In particular, clubs and umpires should understand that while there may be rare exceptions, the expectation is that umpires wishing to progress to Level 2 will already by on the MHUA coachs' radar by taking regular or occasional county appointments. The Association want to help clubs but we need to have the opportunity to look properly at Level 2 candidates. ... More

The increased movement of teams next season caused by the reorganisation of the leagues (with the consequent knock on impact of clubs needing to identify Level 2 umpires) has put strain on assessing and coaching at all levels: national, regional and county. There was a plea at the recent MHUA committee meeting that umpires and clubs refer to and follow the assessment process as set out at the attached link. In particular, clubs and umpires should understand that while there may be rare exceptions, the expectation is that umpires wishing to progress to Level 2 will already by on the MHUA coachs' radar by taking regular or occasional county appointments. The Association want to help clubs but we need to have the opportunity to look properly at Level 2 candidates. ... More

7th Apr

(2019)
Red cards and MMOs - uninvolved umpires must resist commenting

This has come up at a couple of recent MHUA committee meetings as a problem. Conversations concerning red cards or Match day Misconduct reports understandably get discussed in the bar post game. There have been recent instances when MHUA umpires not involved in the game but present in the bar have become engaged in the conversation and have passed comment. Players then use any views expressed to support an appeal. While it is healthy that umpires talk with players out of the game context as both learn, it is unhelpful for umpires to comment on red cards or match day misconduct reports given by colleagues and Members are asked to exercise appropriate caution and restraint.

This has come up at a couple of recent MHUA committee meetings as a problem. Conversations concerning red cards or Match day Misconduct reports understandably get discussed in the bar post game. There have been recent instances when MHUA umpires not involved in the game but present in the bar have become engaged in the conversation and have passed comment. Players then use any views expressed to support an appeal. While it is healthy that umpires talk with players out of the game context as both learn, it is unhelpful for umpires to comment on red cards or match day misconduct reports given by colleagues and Members are asked to exercise appropriate caution and restraint.

This has come up at a couple of recent MHUA committee meetings as a problem. Conversations concerning red cards or Match day Misconduct reports understandably get discussed in the bar post game. There have been recent instances when MHUA umpires not involved in the game but present in the bar have become engaged in the conversation and have passed comment. Players then use any views expressed to support an appeal. While it is healthy that umpires talk with players out of the game context as both learn, it is unhelpful for umpires to comment on red cards or match day misconduct reports given by colleagues and Members are asked to exercise appropriate caution and restraint.

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. ... More

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. ... More

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. ... More