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20th FebCoaching sessions at the Junior Programme dates March - April - May 2019

Dear all - further to my last message, please can MHUA members use the MHUA website to capture their availability in the normal way for these dates.

Non-members - please use the form on the URL link provided (click on the red "with link - click here").

The dates are as follows and we need to support at least 3 venues for all 4 dates.

Sunday 17th March
Sunday 31st March
Sunday 14th April
Sunday 5th May

Please let me know of any queries or issues.


Ruth Busse / ruthbhockey@gmail.com
Hon Level 1 co-ordinator

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7th FebCoaching sessions at the Junior Programme dates March - April - May 2019

Dear all

For the 3rd year in a row, MHUA will be offering all members and umpires, whether they be junior, aspiring or other, the opportunity to participate in our coaching sessions.

The junior programme dates (JAC dates) are as follow, and we to support at least 3 venues for all 4 dates.

Sunday 17th March
Sunday 31st March
Sunday 14th April
Sunday 5th May

Members who take appointments can make themselves available for these dates via the normal appointment system.

I am planning on getting an online booking system working shortly but we wanted to get the dates out quickly, hence this news article.

If you want to drop me a line with availability now then that's also fine, and I will collate.

I am hoping that the membership will continue to support this programme - it does require commitment from us as an association to support the junior programme, whether it be as umpires or as umpire coaches, it's definitely beneficial for all. Please do cascade down these dates to your umpire communities.

Ruth Busse
Hon level 1 co-ordinator, MHUA

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.

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