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12th SepAll umpires to sign up on GMS ASAP please

EH have confirmed that GMS is ready and needs to take all umpire sign ups. Please do the following process ASAP

1 Go to gms.englandhockey.co.uk

2 Select Register

3 Choose Officiating and then enter your personal email address and click PROCEED. This will generate the request for a Verification Code and take you to a page to enter the Verification Code

4 This browser window must be left open until the Verification Code is received by email. This may take a while but hopefully not. Once it is received enter it on this page and click PROCEED

5 This will take you to a page to choose your Primary area. Once you select a Primary area, you will be prompted to select a membership type. A secondary area can be selected and your personal details completed along with any club affiliation.

6 Just to clarify, Bronze membership is the minimum requirement for all umpires not taking appointments from the area, Silver membership is for officials not intending to take more than 5 appointments in a season and Gold membership is for officials intending to take regular appointments from the area. Silver and Gold membership include insurance along with other benefits and are open to all umpires, even if not taking appointments. I attach a matrix showing these benefits. If you are a life member of an existing HUA, please refer to the email you received on Tuesday evening launching the Officiating sign up from EH

7 When this is all completed correctly the PROCEED button will be highlighted and you should select it

8 If everything is done correctly you will then see a page confirming your registration. See the attached screenshot. You will also receive a confirmation email

9 If you do not see this page and you see an error message in red at the top of the page, it is likely the Verification code entered is incorrect and the process above should be restarted

10 If your registration is successful you are registered provisionally on the GMS system

11 EH are reviewing all successful registrations daily and approving the provisional memberships, along with giving an Umpire role in the South East area and any secondary areas. Once your registration is approved you will receive an email welcoming you and detailing how to set a password. You can then login and enter availability. This is done by clicking on your initials in the top left of the screen and selecting ‘My Calendar'

EH have confirmed that GMS is ready and needs to take all umpire sign ups. Please do the following process ASAP

1 Go to gms.englandhockey.co.uk

2 Select Register

3 Choose Officiating and then enter your personal email address and click PROCEED. This will generate the request for a Verification Code and take you to a page to enter the Verification Code

4 This browser window must be left open until the Verification Code is received by email. This may take a while but hopefully not. Once it is received enter it on this page and click PROCEED

5 This will take you to a page to choose your Primary area. Once you select a Primary area, you will be prompted to select a membership type. A secondary area can be selected and your personal details completed along with any club affiliation.

6 Just to clarify, Bronze membership is the minimum requirement for all umpires not taking appointments from the area, Silver membership is for officials not intending to take more than 5 appointments in a season and Gold membership is for officials intending to take regular appointments from the area. Silver and Gold membership include insurance along with other benefits and are open to all umpires, even if not taking appointments. I attach a matrix showing these benefits. If you are a life member of an existing HUA, please refer to the email you received on Tuesday evening launching the Officiating sign up from EH

7 When this is all completed correctly the PROCEED button will be highlighted and you should select it

8 If everything is done correctly you will then see a page confirming your registration. See the attached screenshot. You will also receive a confirmation email

9 If you do not see this page and you see an error message in red at the top of the page, it is likely the Verification code entered is incorrect and the process above should be restarted

10 If your registration is successful you are registered provisionally on the GMS system

11 EH are reviewing all successful registrations daily and approving the provisional memberships, along with giving an Umpire role in the South East area and any secondary areas. Once your registration is approved you will receive an email welcoming you and detailing how to set a password. You can then login and enter availability. This is done by clicking on your initials in the top left of the screen and selecting ‘My Calendar'

EH have confirmed that GMS is ready and needs to take all umpire sign ups. Please do the following process ASAP

1 Go to gms.englandhockey.co.uk

2 Select Register

3 Choose Officiating and then enter your personal email address and click PROCEED. This will generate the request for a Verification Code and take you to a page to enter the Verification Code

4 This browser window must be left open until the Verification Code is received by email. This may take a while but hopefully not. Once it is received enter it on this page and click PROCEED

5 This will take you to a page to choose your Primary area. Once you select a Primary area, you will be prompted to select a membership type. A secondary area can be selected and your personal details completed along with any club affiliation.

6 Just to clarify, Bronze membership is the minimum requirement for all umpires not taking appointments from the area, Silver membership is for officials not intending to take more than 5 appointments in a season and Gold membership is for officials intending to take regular appointments from the area. Silver and Gold membership include insurance along with other benefits and are open to all umpires, even if not taking appointments. I attach a matrix showing these benefits. If you are a life member of an existing HUA, please refer to the email you received on Tuesday evening launching the Officiating sign up from EH

7 When this is all completed correctly the PROCEED button will be highlighted and you should select it

8 If everything is done correctly you will then see a page confirming your registration. See the attached screenshot. You will also receive a confirmation email

9 If you do not see this page and you see an error message in red at the top of the page, it is likely the Verification code entered is incorrect and the process above should be restarted

10 If your registration is successful you are registered provisionally on the GMS system

11 EH are reviewing all successful registrations daily and approving the provisional memberships, along with giving an Umpire role in the South East area and any secondary areas. Once your registration is approved you will receive an email welcoming you and detailing how to set a password. You can then login and enter availability. This is done by clicking on your initials in the top left of the screen and selecting ‘My Calendar'

8th SepNew Game Management System

Announcing the Launch of England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO)
England Hockey are delighted to announce the launch of the England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - a national membership scheme bringing together all umpires, umpire support and technical officials to become part of one national identity for Officiating across the country.

From it's launch, the EHO will replace the current membership model provided from previous Regional and County Hockey Umpiring Associations (HUAs) ensuring that members from every corner of the country at every level of the game, will have a membership offer that is designed to support their development as an Official.

The membership offer will be delivered via your local Area Branch, which correlates to the new Area Company governance structure that was introduced from the beginning of August 2021 across England.

Enrolment to the EHO will be on an annual basis, with the subscription year running from 1st September to 31st August annually.

How do I join?

We are now inviting individuals to become a member of the EHO through the Game Management System by going to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/

The steps you will need to follow:

- Click the “register” button
NOTE: If you are already registered on OMS then please ensure that you use the same Email address so that details can be matched and history transferred to the new system.
- Select “Officiating”
- Enter your e-mail address and submit for a verification code (if you are not already registered with the Officiating Management System)
- Select your Primary and Secondary Area Branches as appropriate. Your Primary Area Branch should be the one where you wish to either undertake the majority of independent umpiring opportunities or receive support with your Officiating.
- Complete the rest of your details as requested
- Select the appropriate membership category.
- Press Send

If you have any further questions, please e-mail officiating@englandhockey.co.uk ... More

Announcing the Launch of England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO)
England Hockey are delighted to announce the launch of the England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - a national membership scheme bringing together all umpires, umpire support and technical officials to become part of one national identity for Officiating across the country.

From it's launch, the EHO will replace the current membership model provided from previous Regional and County Hockey Umpiring Associations (HUAs) ensuring that members from every corner of the country at every level of the game, will have a membership offer that is designed to support their development as an Official.

The membership offer will be delivered via your local Area Branch, which correlates to the new Area Company governance structure that was introduced from the beginning of August 2021 across England.

Enrolment to the EHO will be on an annual basis, with the subscription year running from 1st September to 31st August annually.

How do I join?

We are now inviting individuals to become a member of the EHO through the Game Management System by going to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/

The steps you will need to follow:

- Click the “register” button
NOTE: If you are already registered on OMS then please ensure that you use the same Email address so that details can be matched and history transferred to the new system.
- Select “Officiating”
- Enter your e-mail address and submit for a verification code (if you are not already registered with the Officiating Management System)
- Select your Primary and Secondary Area Branches as appropriate. Your Primary Area Branch should be the one where you wish to either undertake the majority of independent umpiring opportunities or receive support with your Officiating.
- Complete the rest of your details as requested
- Select the appropriate membership category.
- Press Send

If you have any further questions, please e-mail officiating@englandhockey.co.uk ... More

Announcing the Launch of England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO)
England Hockey are delighted to announce the launch of the England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - a national membership scheme bringing together all umpires, umpire support and technical officials to become part of one national identity for Officiating across the country.

From it's launch, the EHO will replace the current membership model provided from previous Regional and County Hockey Umpiring Associations (HUAs) ensuring that members from every corner of the country at every level of the game, will have a membership offer that is designed to support their development as an Official.

The membership offer will be delivered via your local Area Branch, which correlates to the new Area Company governance structure that was introduced from the beginning of August 2021 across England.

Enrolment to the EHO will be on an annual basis, with the subscription year running from 1st September to 31st August annually.

How do I join?

We are now inviting individuals to become a member of the EHO through the Game Management System by going to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/

The steps you will need to follow:

- Click the “register” button
NOTE: If you are already registered on OMS then please ensure that you use the same Email address so that details can be matched and history transferred to the new system.
- Select “Officiating”
- Enter your e-mail address and submit for a verification code (if you are not already registered with the Officiating Management System)
- Select your Primary and Secondary Area Branches as appropriate. Your Primary Area Branch should be the one where you wish to either undertake the majority of independent umpiring opportunities or receive support with your Officiating.
- Complete the rest of your details as requested
- Select the appropriate membership category.
- Press Send

If you have any further questions, please e-mail officiating@englandhockey.co.uk ... More

31st AugAvailability for September and October 2021

The GMS system has been delayed and should be available for everyone to register and use soon. However; we are getting requests for umpires for friendly games and the leagues start soon as well.
In order to ensure a smooth transition; we need to ensure that we appoint umpires to the maximum number of games as we can. In order to do that London, SE Areas and South Central need you to make your availability known for September and October so that we can appoint you to appropriate games.
Therefore, as a matter of urgency, could I please ask ALL Surrey umpires (including Level 2 umpires who have updated OMS) wishing to take appointments to enter/update their availability on the Surrey HUA website for September and October 2021.
Thanks for those who have already done so.
I have access to the appointing system on the website and will be making all appointments for the time being (through SHUA). If you need to contact me (rather than Ian Witchell or Ian Hay) about any appointments then please use the contact detail below. My telephone number is available in your personal area, if needed, but please use email for routine matters.
Surinder Bodwal, Oaks Divisions Appointments Sec.
oaks.appts@southeast.hockey

The GMS system has been delayed and should be available for everyone to register and use soon. However; we are getting requests for umpires for friendly games and the leagues start soon as well.
In order to ensure a smooth transition; we need to ensure that we appoint umpires to the maximum number of games as we can. In order to do that London, SE Areas and South Central need you to make your availability known for September and October so that we can appoint you to appropriate games.
Therefore, as a matter of urgency, could I please ask ALL Surrey umpires (including Level 2 umpires who have updated OMS) wishing to take appointments to enter/update their availability on the Surrey HUA website for September and October 2021.
Thanks for those who have already done so.
I have access to the appointing system on the website and will be making all appointments for the time being (through SHUA). If you need to contact me (rather than Ian Witchell or Ian Hay) about any appointments then please use the contact detail below. My telephone number is available in your personal area, if needed, but please use email for routine matters.
Surinder Bodwal, Oaks Divisions Appointments Sec.
oaks.appts@southeast.hockey

The GMS system has been delayed and should be available for everyone to register and use soon. However; we are getting requests for umpires for friendly games and the leagues start soon as well.
In order to ensure a smooth transition; we need to ensure that we appoint umpires to the maximum number of games as we can. In order to do that London, SE Areas and South Central need you to make your availability known for September and October so that we can appoint you to appropriate games.
Therefore, as a matter of urgency, could I please ask ALL Surrey umpires (including Level 2 umpires who have updated OMS) wishing to take appointments to enter/update their availability on the Surrey HUA website for September and October 2021.
Thanks for those who have already done so.
I have access to the appointing system on the website and will be making all appointments for the time being (through SHUA). If you need to contact me (rather than Ian Witchell or Ian Hay) about any appointments then please use the contact detail below. My telephone number is available in your personal area, if needed, but please use email for routine matters.
Surinder Bodwal, Oaks Divisions Appointments Sec.
oaks.appts@southeast.hockey

15th AugSouth East Area and London Area newsletters

Copies of the latest information from these new areas has been sent to members this weekend and is also available on the downloads page.

Copies of the latest information from these new areas has been sent to members this weekend and is also available on the downloads page.

Copies of the latest information from these new areas has been sent to members this weekend and is also available on the downloads page.

5th AugSouth East Area - update

Surinder Bodwal is the new Appointments Secretary for the Oaks Leagues. Please note though that this is completely outside any jurisdiction that SHUA has. He has asked me to post this message.
“I was at Burty's funeral on Monday and there was a fair bit of ‘noise’ about how quiet the new areas have been during this Summer. There was also discussion at the AGM the previous week. As we know SHUA will immediately cease to be the main officiating operator for league games and I can understand some of the frustration that individuals are feeling about this. Not knowing what is going to happen when hockey restarts in September is slightly worrying at this rather late stage of the Summer. To be honest, at times, I have felt the same. I would though like to re-assure you all that the South East Committee is working to bring everything together and will communicate with you once procedures and processes have been finally agreed; so please bear with us as we work through the final stages of the process, we are not far from completion now.
I can share some information that I hope you will find useful.
You have read above that I am the new Appointments Secretary for the Oaks divisions (these are effectively the Surrey Clubs) within South East area. Appointments will be made on the new website called GMS (Game Management System) and will replace the existing SHUA website as far as officiating is concerned. The existing Surrey HUA website will continue to run BUT will NOT be used for officiating management, that is with the possible exception of this season's warm up matches before the leagues commence. The new website is scheduled to go live on 16th August (no promises at this stage) for everyone to register as an umpire. If you do not hear anything or receive any emails by the 16th August then please do contact me (sbodwal@yahoo.co.uk) and I will do my best to assist.
There will be newsletter communications going out to everyone in the next couple of weeks so please look out for these. Important content will be information about who to contact about what in the newsletter.
Finally, I would like to make a request about availability. Whether you currently have access to the old OMS website (mainly level 2 umpires) or you are a level 1 umpire in Surrey, please update your availability on the relevant website(s) in preparation for the new season. Information entered on OMS will be transferred to the new system once it is up and running but availability on this website (i.e. SHUA) may be needed to help the existing SHUA Appointments Team cover pre-season matches.
I look forward to working with you all in some capacity in the future.”

Surinder Bodwal is the new Appointments Secretary for the Oaks Leagues. Please note though that this is completely outside any jurisdiction that SHUA has. He has asked me to post this message.
“I was at Burty's funeral on Monday and there was a fair bit of ‘noise’ about how quiet the new areas have been during this Summer. There was also discussion at the AGM the previous week. As we know SHUA will immediately cease to be the main officiating operator for league games and I can understand some of the frustration that individuals are feeling about this. Not knowing what is going to happen when hockey restarts in September is slightly worrying at this rather late stage of the Summer. To be honest, at times, I have felt the same. I would though like to re-assure you all that the South East Committee is working to bring everything together and will communicate with you once procedures and processes have been finally agreed; so please bear with us as we work through the final stages of the process, we are not far from completion now.
I can share some information that I hope you will find useful.
You have read above that I am the new Appointments Secretary for the Oaks divisions (these are effectively the Surrey Clubs) within South East area. Appointments will be made on the new website called GMS (Game Management System) and will replace the existing SHUA website as far as officiating is concerned. The existing Surrey HUA website will continue to run BUT will NOT be used for officiating management, that is with the possible exception of this season's warm up matches before the leagues commence. The new website is scheduled to go live on 16th August (no promises at this stage) for everyone to register as an umpire. If you do not hear anything or receive any emails by the 16th August then please do contact me (sbodwal@yahoo.co.uk) and I will do my best to assist.
There will be newsletter communications going out to everyone in the next couple of weeks so please look out for these. Important content will be information about who to contact about what in the newsletter.
Finally, I would like to make a request about availability. Whether you currently have access to the old OMS website (mainly level 2 umpires) or you are a level 1 umpire in Surrey, please update your availability on the relevant website(s) in preparation for the new season. Information entered on OMS will be transferred to the new system once it is up and running but availability on this website (i.e. SHUA) may be needed to help the existing SHUA Appointments Team cover pre-season matches.
I look forward to working with you all in some capacity in the future.”

Surinder Bodwal is the new Appointments Secretary for the Oaks Leagues. Please note though that this is completely outside any jurisdiction that SHUA has. He has asked me to post this message.
“I was at Burty's funeral on Monday and there was a fair bit of ‘noise’ about how quiet the new areas have been during this Summer. There was also discussion at the AGM the previous week. As we know SHUA will immediately cease to be the main officiating operator for league games and I can understand some of the frustration that individuals are feeling about this. Not knowing what is going to happen when hockey restarts in September is slightly worrying at this rather late stage of the Summer. To be honest, at times, I have felt the same. I would though like to re-assure you all that the South East Committee is working to bring everything together and will communicate with you once procedures and processes have been finally agreed; so please bear with us as we work through the final stages of the process, we are not far from completion now.
I can share some information that I hope you will find useful.
You have read above that I am the new Appointments Secretary for the Oaks divisions (these are effectively the Surrey Clubs) within South East area. Appointments will be made on the new website called GMS (Game Management System) and will replace the existing SHUA website as far as officiating is concerned. The existing Surrey HUA website will continue to run BUT will NOT be used for officiating management, that is with the possible exception of this season's warm up matches before the leagues commence. The new website is scheduled to go live on 16th August (no promises at this stage) for everyone to register as an umpire. If you do not hear anything or receive any emails by the 16th August then please do contact me (sbodwal@yahoo.co.uk) and I will do my best to assist.
There will be newsletter communications going out to everyone in the next couple of weeks so please look out for these. Important content will be information about who to contact about what in the newsletter.
Finally, I would like to make a request about availability. Whether you currently have access to the old OMS website (mainly level 2 umpires) or you are a level 1 umpire in Surrey, please update your availability on the relevant website(s) in preparation for the new season. Information entered on OMS will be transferred to the new system once it is up and running but availability on this website (i.e. SHUA) may be needed to help the existing SHUA Appointments Team cover pre-season matches.
I look forward to working with you all in some capacity in the future.”

1st AugShop Closing

Thank you to all those who bought our existing clothing, whistle and radio accessories in the sale. Special thanks to Andy for managing it all and being our shop steward! We are now closing the shop down - and completing the final few orders. We will look for a sustainable ‘home’ for our unbadged clothing and make the necessary final entries into our accounts after one last stock check.
Active members who have not yet bought the new biker radio sets should contact me directly.
Many thanks SHUA Treasurer

Thank you to all those who bought our existing clothing, whistle and radio accessories in the sale. Special thanks to Andy for managing it all and being our shop steward! We are now closing the shop down - and completing the final few orders. We will look for a sustainable ‘home’ for our unbadged clothing and make the necessary final entries into our accounts after one last stock check.
Active members who have not yet bought the new biker radio sets should contact me directly.
Many thanks SHUA Treasurer

Thank you to all those who bought our existing clothing, whistle and radio accessories in the sale. Special thanks to Andy for managing it all and being our shop steward! We are now closing the shop down - and completing the final few orders. We will look for a sustainable ‘home’ for our unbadged clothing and make the necessary final entries into our accounts after one last stock check.
Active members who have not yet bought the new biker radio sets should contact me directly.
Many thanks SHUA Treasurer

10th JulCHRIS BURTON

SHUA are sad to say that our Vice-Chairman and Saturday Appointments Secretary Chris Burton has passed away. Chris went into hospital for a heart operation back in February and expected to be out in a week or two. Sadly, there appeared to be more complications than initially thought and Burty remained in ICU for some months and aided by a ventilator. He passed away on Thursday 8th July with his daughter at his side.
We will all have our own memories of Burty. He has worked as an officer of SHUA for more years than we all care to remember. His umpiring, his support, his coaching and his diligence in doing the very best for every club, umpire, official and player. His sociability and approach to life was a one-off. SHUA just would not have been the successful organisation it was, without him.
We will all miss him terribly on the side-line.
We will pass on details of his funeral when we have them.
Several messages have already been received about Burty. It will not be possible to publish all of these however here are 3 beautiful messages.
"It's no coincidence that you say "Burty was a one off in hockey and life generally" and I said in my email to my Club "He was a gentleman in his own unique way". He was completely different from all our other friends, yet still someone we were all more than happy to share an evening and a few pints with (although the pints disappeared from his curriculum vitae some time ago). I've umpired with him, drunk with him and got drunk with him, and none of those things will happen again." EV, OKHC.
"Very sorry to hear of the passing of dear old Burty - an absolute legend!" RP Life Member SHUA.
"On behalf of Old Kingstonian HC, we send our thoughts and thanks for Burty’s contributions over the years, and wish his family strength at this time." LD, OKHC.

SHUA are sad to say that our Vice-Chairman and Saturday Appointments Secretary Chris Burton has passed away. Chris went into hospital for a heart operation back in February and expected to be out in a week or two. Sadly, there appeared to be more complications than initially thought and Burty remained in ICU for some months and aided by a ventilator. He passed away on Thursday 8th July with his daughter at his side.
We will all have our own memories of Burty. He has worked as an officer of SHUA for more years than we all care to remember. His umpiring, his support, his coaching and his diligence in doing the very best for every club, umpire, official and player. His sociability and approach to life was a one-off. SHUA just would not have been the successful organisation it was, without him.
We will all miss him terribly on the side-line.
We will pass on details of his funeral when we have them.
Several messages have already been received about Burty. It will not be possible to publish all of these however here are 3 beautiful messages.
"It's no coincidence that you say "Burty was a one off in hockey and life generally" and I said in my email to my Club "He was a gentleman in his own unique way". He was completely different from all our other friends, yet still someone we were all more than happy to share an evening and a few pints with (although the pints disappeared from his curriculum vitae some time ago). I've umpired with him, drunk with him and got drunk with him, and none of those things will happen again." EV, OKHC.
"Very sorry to hear of the passing of dear old Burty - an absolute legend!" RP Life Member SHUA.
"On behalf of Old Kingstonian HC, we send our thoughts and thanks for Burty’s contributions over the years, and wish his family strength at this time." LD, OKHC.

SHUA are sad to say that our Vice-Chairman and Saturday Appointments Secretary Chris Burton has passed away. Chris went into hospital for a heart operation back in February and expected to be out in a week or two. Sadly, there appeared to be more complications than initially thought and Burty remained in ICU for some months and aided by a ventilator. He passed away on Thursday 8th July with his daughter at his side.
We will all have our own memories of Burty. He has worked as an officer of SHUA for more years than we all care to remember. His umpiring, his support, his coaching and his diligence in doing the very best for every club, umpire, official and player. His sociability and approach to life was a one-off. SHUA just would not have been the successful organisation it was, without him.
We will all miss him terribly on the side-line.
We will pass on details of his funeral when we have them.
Several messages have already been received about Burty. It will not be possible to publish all of these however here are 3 beautiful messages.
"It's no coincidence that you say "Burty was a one off in hockey and life generally" and I said in my email to my Club "He was a gentleman in his own unique way". He was completely different from all our other friends, yet still someone we were all more than happy to share an evening and a few pints with (although the pints disappeared from his curriculum vitae some time ago). I've umpired with him, drunk with him and got drunk with him, and none of those things will happen again." EV, OKHC.
"Very sorry to hear of the passing of dear old Burty - an absolute legend!" RP Life Member SHUA.
"On behalf of Old Kingstonian HC, we send our thoughts and thanks for Burty’s contributions over the years, and wish his family strength at this time." LD, OKHC.

8th JunSubscriptions 2021-22

Your Council has decided not to require subscriptions at any level for 2021/22. This year is ‘on us’! As the transition from County HUAs to the new Officiating Areas proceeds, we want to reward you for your loyalty to Surrey HUA and ensure that you have a subscription, including a valid insurance, that supports you in whatever you may decide to do next.
The Treasurer will be in touch with the few who have paid, either directly or within a claim, to discuss repayment. If you are about to process a claim please select the option that DOES NOT include your 2021/22 subscription.

**** SHOP SALE ****
All our existing clothing, whistle and radio accessories are now at savagely reduced prices (postage is not discounted). We will place no more orders for Surrey HUA kit and the shop will close after this Sale. First come, first served.
Active members who wish to buy the new biker radio sets at £50 plus delivery have until the end of June to place their order!!

Your Council has decided not to require subscriptions at any level for 2021/22. This year is ‘on us’! As the transition from County HUAs to the new Officiating Areas proceeds, we want to reward you for your loyalty to Surrey HUA and ensure that you have a subscription, including a valid insurance, that supports you in whatever you may decide to do next.
The Treasurer will be in touch with the few who have paid, either directly or within a claim, to discuss repayment. If you are about to process a claim please select the option that DOES NOT include your 2021/22 subscription.

**** SHOP SALE ****
All our existing clothing, whistle and radio accessories are now at savagely reduced prices (postage is not discounted). We will place no more orders for Surrey HUA kit and the shop will close after this Sale. First come, first served.
Active members who wish to buy the new biker radio sets at £50 plus delivery have until the end of June to place their order!!

Your Council has decided not to require subscriptions at any level for 2021/22. This year is ‘on us’! As the transition from County HUAs to the new Officiating Areas proceeds, we want to reward you for your loyalty to Surrey HUA and ensure that you have a subscription, including a valid insurance, that supports you in whatever you may decide to do next.
The Treasurer will be in touch with the few who have paid, either directly or within a claim, to discuss repayment. If you are about to process a claim please select the option that DOES NOT include your 2021/22 subscription.

**** SHOP SALE ****
All our existing clothing, whistle and radio accessories are now at savagely reduced prices (postage is not discounted). We will place no more orders for Surrey HUA kit and the shop will close after this Sale. First come, first served.
Active members who wish to buy the new biker radio sets at £50 plus delivery have until the end of June to place their order!!

27th Oct

(2020)
Decision Making meeting

Sean Edwards presented an excellent session last night on decision making and this was attended by nearly 100 members. The geographical reach of this meeting covered a lot of the south east of the country and even reached Edinburgh from where a former NPUA, now Scottish National League, umpire attended.
The session included video clips to demonstrate decision making, good and bad, by experienced national league and FIH umpires. The attendees were invited to vote 'foul' or 'no foul' before Sean explained how the rules of hockey should have been applied correctly to the incident shown. Of course, sometimes he actually congratulated the umpire for the correct decision! In every vote on a decision the majority of the meeting voted correctly so there was good take up of the correct umpiring interpretations to apply.
Next week's meeting is advertised in the forthcoming events section of the Home Page.
The meeting has been recorded and please apply to Matt Dean if you would like access to this footage. There may be a slight delay in making this available but Matt will explain everything if you contact him.
Well done Sean, we look forward to next week's meet and the subject is positioning. This is a common stumbling block for umpires so this will be a useful meeting for all of us. ... More

Sean Edwards presented an excellent session last night on decision making and this was attended by nearly 100 members. The geographical reach of this meeting covered a lot of the south east of the country and even reached Edinburgh from where a former NPUA, now Scottish National League, umpire attended.
The session included video clips to demonstrate decision making, good and bad, by experienced national league and FIH umpires. The attendees were invited to vote 'foul' or 'no foul' before Sean explained how the rules of hockey should have been applied correctly to the incident shown. Of course, sometimes he actually congratulated the umpire for the correct decision! In every vote on a decision the majority of the meeting voted correctly so there was good take up of the correct umpiring interpretations to apply.
Next week's meeting is advertised in the forthcoming events section of the Home Page.
The meeting has been recorded and please apply to Matt Dean if you would like access to this footage. There may be a slight delay in making this available but Matt will explain everything if you contact him.
Well done Sean, we look forward to next week's meet and the subject is positioning. This is a common stumbling block for umpires so this will be a useful meeting for all of us. ... More

Sean Edwards presented an excellent session last night on decision making and this was attended by nearly 100 members. The geographical reach of this meeting covered a lot of the south east of the country and even reached Edinburgh from where a former NPUA, now Scottish National League, umpire attended.
The session included video clips to demonstrate decision making, good and bad, by experienced national league and FIH umpires. The attendees were invited to vote 'foul' or 'no foul' before Sean explained how the rules of hockey should have been applied correctly to the incident shown. Of course, sometimes he actually congratulated the umpire for the correct decision! In every vote on a decision the majority of the meeting voted correctly so there was good take up of the correct umpiring interpretations to apply.
Next week's meeting is advertised in the forthcoming events section of the Home Page.
The meeting has been recorded and please apply to Matt Dean if you would like access to this footage. There may be a slight delay in making this available but Matt will explain everything if you contact him.
Well done Sean, we look forward to next week's meet and the subject is positioning. This is a common stumbling block for umpires so this will be a useful meeting for all of us. ... More

26th Oct

(2020)
Head Injuries and Possible Concussion

Council reminds all umpires and clubs that England Hockey has published documentation that covers incidents where possible concussion has occurred. The regulations govern all player ages. The link below will download the latest guidance from EH. These instructions should also be applied in any cases where serious injuries are suspected. Please refresh your memory about these guidelines. ... More

Council reminds all umpires and clubs that England Hockey has published documentation that covers incidents where possible concussion has occurred. The regulations govern all player ages. The link below will download the latest guidance from EH. These instructions should also be applied in any cases where serious injuries are suspected. Please refresh your memory about these guidelines. ... More

Council reminds all umpires and clubs that England Hockey has published documentation that covers incidents where possible concussion has occurred. The regulations govern all player ages. The link below will download the latest guidance from EH. These instructions should also be applied in any cases where serious injuries are suspected. Please refresh your memory about these guidelines. ... More