Surrey Hockey Umpires' Association
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Surrey Hockey Umpires' Association
Surrey Hockey Umpires' Association
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15th AprMidweek Appointments - Umpire Availability

Given the return of hockey and teams looking to organise fixtures in what is left of the season we are starting to receive requests for umpires for midweek friendly games (predominately evenings). Given this we are asking for those colleagues interested in taking midweek appointments to keep an eye on the website and update their availability accordingly as fixtures are added so as to assist with potential appointments please.

With this is mind we are seeking umpires for a BUCS Mens friendly fixture next Weds 21st 2pm UCL v LSE @ Dukes Meadow and thus would encourage any colleagues interested to amend their availability accordingly ASAP.

Given the return of hockey and teams looking to organise fixtures in what is left of the season we are starting to receive requests for umpires for midweek friendly games (predominately evenings). Given this we are asking for those colleagues interested in taking midweek appointments to keep an eye on the website and update their availability accordingly as fixtures are added so as to assist with potential appointments please.

With this is mind we are seeking umpires for a BUCS Mens friendly fixture next Weds 21st 2pm UCL v LSE @ Dukes Meadow and thus would encourage any colleagues interested to amend their availability accordingly ASAP.

Given the return of hockey and teams looking to organise fixtures in what is left of the season we are starting to receive requests for umpires for midweek friendly games (predominately evenings). Given this we are asking for those colleagues interested in taking midweek appointments to keep an eye on the website and update their availability accordingly as fixtures are added so as to assist with potential appointments please.

With this is mind we are seeking umpires for a BUCS Mens friendly fixture next Weds 21st 2pm UCL v LSE @ Dukes Meadow and thus would encourage any colleagues interested to amend their availability accordingly ASAP.

13th AprUmpire Availability - Evening fixture 22/04

We have received a request for umpires for a Men's friendly fixture
on the evening of Thursday 22nd April for which it would be appreciated if any Level 2 or above South/ NPUA colleagues who are free and available could please indicate as such by entering their availability on the website or by contacting our Midweek Appointments Secretary, Graeme Hope direct.

We have received a request for umpires for a Men's friendly fixture
on the evening of Thursday 22nd April for which it would be appreciated if any Level 2 or above South/ NPUA colleagues who are free and available could please indicate as such by entering their availability on the website or by contacting our Midweek Appointments Secretary, Graeme Hope direct.

We have received a request for umpires for a Men's friendly fixture
on the evening of Thursday 22nd April for which it would be appreciated if any Level 2 or above South/ NPUA colleagues who are free and available could please indicate as such by entering their availability on the website or by contacting our Midweek Appointments Secretary, Graeme Hope direct.

3rd AprPromotion

At our first appointment on the return to hockey Paul Alexander has successfully passed his assessment and is promoted to CM2. Well done Paul.

At our first appointment on the return to hockey Paul Alexander has successfully passed his assessment and is promoted to CM2. Well done Paul.

At our first appointment on the return to hockey Paul Alexander has successfully passed his assessment and is promoted to CM2. Well done Paul.

23rd MarUpdated information re the Umpiring re-structure

We have compiled a few notes to show the current situation that is developing in the new areas following the mandate given to EH to progress "A structure fit for the future".
You may read these notes in the Comms 2 document that may be assessed with the link below.
Council ... More

We have compiled a few notes to show the current situation that is developing in the new areas following the mandate given to EH to progress "A structure fit for the future".
You may read these notes in the Comms 2 document that may be assessed with the link below.
Council ... More

We have compiled a few notes to show the current situation that is developing in the new areas following the mandate given to EH to progress "A structure fit for the future".
You may read these notes in the Comms 2 document that may be assessed with the link below.
Council ... More

23rd MarOur Vice Chairman and Appointments Secretary

Chris Burton, Vice Chairman and Appointments Secretary, is in hospital following a recent operation. With a possible re-start to hockey after Easter, Chris will not be doing anything hockey related while he recuperates. Should you have anything you would have raised with Chris, please contact Ian Witchell on ian.witchell@btopenworld.com or Ian Hay on hayian@hotmail.co.uk instead, either of whom will be happy to help.

Chris Burton, Vice Chairman and Appointments Secretary, is in hospital following a recent operation. With a possible re-start to hockey after Easter, Chris will not be doing anything hockey related while he recuperates. Should you have anything you would have raised with Chris, please contact Ian Witchell on ian.witchell@btopenworld.com or Ian Hay on hayian@hotmail.co.uk instead, either of whom will be happy to help.

Chris Burton, Vice Chairman and Appointments Secretary, is in hospital following a recent operation. With a possible re-start to hockey after Easter, Chris will not be doing anything hockey related while he recuperates. Should you have anything you would have raised with Chris, please contact Ian Witchell on ian.witchell@btopenworld.com or Ian Hay on hayian@hotmail.co.uk instead, either of whom will be happy to help.

27th FebReturn to Hockey

EH has recently issued this statement about the return to hockey. It is not a done deal but you are welcome to read it and see what is in the offing. ... More

EH has recently issued this statement about the return to hockey. It is not a done deal but you are welcome to read it and see what is in the offing. ... More

EH has recently issued this statement about the return to hockey. It is not a done deal but you are welcome to read it and see what is in the offing. ... More

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