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Surrey Hockey Umpires' Association
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23rd FebAnd another bird flies the nest!

We are very pleased to announce that Paul Chapman-Hatchett passed his South assessment game yesterday.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Paul from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Paul Chapman-Hatchett passed his South assessment game yesterday.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Paul from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Paul Chapman-Hatchett passed his South assessment game yesterday.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Paul from all of us.

22nd FebAnd another bird flies the nest!

We are very pleased to announce that Graeme Hope passed his South assessment game today.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Graeme from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Graeme Hope passed his South assessment game today.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Graeme from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Graeme Hope passed his South assessment game today.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Graeme from all of us.

15th FebAnd another bird flies the nest!

We are very pleased to announce that Jonny Seymour passed his South assessment game today.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Jonny from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Jonny Seymour passed his South assessment game today.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Jonny from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Jonny Seymour passed his South assessment game today.
Another Surrey-loss and South-gain.
Many congrats Jonny from all of us.

8th FebAnd another bird flies the nest!

We are very pleased to announce that Gareth Hines passed his South assessment game today.
A sad loss for Surrey but a great gain for SCHUA.
Many congrats Gareth from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Gareth Hines passed his South assessment game today.
A sad loss for Surrey but a great gain for SCHUA.
Many congrats Gareth from all of us.

We are very pleased to announce that Gareth Hines passed his South assessment game today.
A sad loss for Surrey but a great gain for SCHUA.
Many congrats Gareth from all of us.

24th JanOur "new" President

Council is delighted to announce that Neville Wrench has agreed to take on the role of President of our Association. Neville is very well known as a willing and very capable member of many committees at England Hockey, Southern Counties and of course us. Neville has previously been the Secretary of SHUA and with all his hockey experience he will prove to be a fine figurehead for us. His presidency starts with immediate effect and will be confirmed at the AGM in the summer.
Congratulations on the appointment Neville - you'll be pleased to know there are no impeachments at SHUA!

Council is delighted to announce that Neville Wrench has agreed to take on the role of President of our Association. Neville is very well known as a willing and very capable member of many committees at England Hockey, Southern Counties and of course us. Neville has previously been the Secretary of SHUA and with all his hockey experience he will prove to be a fine figurehead for us. His presidency starts with immediate effect and will be confirmed at the AGM in the summer.
Congratulations on the appointment Neville - you'll be pleased to know there are no impeachments at SHUA!

Council is delighted to announce that Neville Wrench has agreed to take on the role of President of our Association. Neville is very well known as a willing and very capable member of many committees at England Hockey, Southern Counties and of course us. Neville has previously been the Secretary of SHUA and with all his hockey experience he will prove to be a fine figurehead for us. His presidency starts with immediate effect and will be confirmed at the AGM in the summer.
Congratulations on the appointment Neville - you'll be pleased to know there are no impeachments at SHUA!

24th Oct

(2019)
Availability

You will all have noticed that at the moment we are not able to appoint to anything like the same number of games.as in previous seasons. I'm afraid that EH's plan of more National Leagues is taking its toll and the South now have 31 of our members and we may well lose 4 more very shortly. So how can you help? No-one is saying that you have to umpire every week. However, I would ask that you all try to make yourselves available just a little more often. Some peoples' availability is rather sketchy!
Do you know someone at your club who could be persuaded to join the circuit? Even if he/she could do only 2 weeks per month, that would be a great help.
I'll say no more as I'm sure you've got the picture!

You will all have noticed that at the moment we are not able to appoint to anything like the same number of games.as in previous seasons. I'm afraid that EH's plan of more National Leagues is taking its toll and the South now have 31 of our members and we may well lose 4 more very shortly. So how can you help? No-one is saying that you have to umpire every week. However, I would ask that you all try to make yourselves available just a little more often. Some peoples' availability is rather sketchy!
Do you know someone at your club who could be persuaded to join the circuit? Even if he/she could do only 2 weeks per month, that would be a great help.
I'll say no more as I'm sure you've got the picture!

You will all have noticed that at the moment we are not able to appoint to anything like the same number of games.as in previous seasons. I'm afraid that EH's plan of more National Leagues is taking its toll and the South now have 31 of our members and we may well lose 4 more very shortly. So how can you help? No-one is saying that you have to umpire every week. However, I would ask that you all try to make yourselves available just a little more often. Some peoples' availability is rather sketchy!
Do you know someone at your club who could be persuaded to join the circuit? Even if he/she could do only 2 weeks per month, that would be a great help.
I'll say no more as I'm sure you've got the picture!

9th Oct

(2019)
Level 1 --- Getting Assessed

SHUA is keen to assist Clubs with the promotion of their umpires to the level 1 assessed stage and in this connection has set aside some Saturdays this season specifically for this reason. Please see the forthcoming events on the top left of this page for future date information. We have also written a short document outlining some of the facts that govern our Assessment work. Please also click on the link below and look for Level 1 - Getting Assessed, so you may be advised of the criteria and processes that need to apply to level 1 assessment matches. ... More

SHUA is keen to assist Clubs with the promotion of their umpires to the level 1 assessed stage and in this connection has set aside some Saturdays this season specifically for this reason. Please see the forthcoming events on the top left of this page for future date information. We have also written a short document outlining some of the facts that govern our Assessment work. Please also click on the link below and look for Level 1 - Getting Assessed, so you may be advised of the criteria and processes that need to apply to level 1 assessment matches. ... More

SHUA is keen to assist Clubs with the promotion of their umpires to the level 1 assessed stage and in this connection has set aside some Saturdays this season specifically for this reason. Please see the forthcoming events on the top left of this page for future date information. We have also written a short document outlining some of the facts that govern our Assessment work. Please also click on the link below and look for Level 1 - Getting Assessed, so you may be advised of the criteria and processes that need to apply to level 1 assessment matches. ... More

5th Oct

(2019)
Red Cards and MMOs

Some updates and clarifications have been issued by EH in respect of Red Card and MMOs. Please ensure you refresh your memory on these regulations and particularly note there is now a "fillable pdf" that may be used for the reporting process. A brief summary of the changes is
Disrepute Complaint Regulations
4.2 – Disrepute referral beyond 14 days in exceptional circumstances may be accepted and acted upon, based on the decision by the Chair of the Disrepute Complaint Panel
Red Card & MMO Regulations
4.1 – Removed the distinction between registered and unregistered umpires.
4.4 (now 4.3) – Amended to allow an umpire to inform the “team captain, team official or Club Disciplinary Officer” rather than the accused to address those situations where an umpire is too intimidated on the day to inform the accused of the MMO. The person informed is then mandated to inform the accused.
4.4.2 – Removed
4.5 (now 4.4) -  Jurisdiction around suspensions clearer
5.5.4 – Addition here to deter those appeals intended to “time waste”
6.4 – Provides consistency to the County Disciplinary Administrators in amending the category of red cards reports submitted by umpires. ... More

Some updates and clarifications have been issued by EH in respect of Red Card and MMOs. Please ensure you refresh your memory on these regulations and particularly note there is now a "fillable pdf" that may be used for the reporting process. A brief summary of the changes is
Disrepute Complaint Regulations
4.2 – Disrepute referral beyond 14 days in exceptional circumstances may be accepted and acted upon, based on the decision by the Chair of the Disrepute Complaint Panel
Red Card & MMO Regulations
4.1 – Removed the distinction between registered and unregistered umpires.
4.4 (now 4.3) – Amended to allow an umpire to inform the “team captain, team official or Club Disciplinary Officer” rather than the accused to address those situations where an umpire is too intimidated on the day to inform the accused of the MMO. The person informed is then mandated to inform the accused.
4.4.2 – Removed
4.5 (now 4.4) -  Jurisdiction around suspensions clearer
5.5.4 – Addition here to deter those appeals intended to “time waste”
6.4 – Provides consistency to the County Disciplinary Administrators in amending the category of red cards reports submitted by umpires. ... More

Some updates and clarifications have been issued by EH in respect of Red Card and MMOs. Please ensure you refresh your memory on these regulations and particularly note there is now a "fillable pdf" that may be used for the reporting process. A brief summary of the changes is
Disrepute Complaint Regulations
4.2 – Disrepute referral beyond 14 days in exceptional circumstances may be accepted and acted upon, based on the decision by the Chair of the Disrepute Complaint Panel
Red Card & MMO Regulations
4.1 – Removed the distinction between registered and unregistered umpires.
4.4 (now 4.3) – Amended to allow an umpire to inform the “team captain, team official or Club Disciplinary Officer” rather than the accused to address those situations where an umpire is too intimidated on the day to inform the accused of the MMO. The person informed is then mandated to inform the accused.
4.4.2 – Removed
4.5 (now 4.4) -  Jurisdiction around suspensions clearer
5.5.4 – Addition here to deter those appeals intended to “time waste”
6.4 – Provides consistency to the County Disciplinary Administrators in amending the category of red cards reports submitted by umpires. ... More

25th Sep

(2019)
Recruitment

We are always very keen to accept new members onto our rosters. You may either be a club umpire with ambition or a player who wishes to learn more about umpiring. Whatever your background we would like to hear from you so that we can discuss an umpire pathway for you. You may begin by seeking to join us as a member (click the green box on the top left of our home page to start the process) or you may already have access to our website. Either way, just let us know and we will help you to progress.
You may be reading this as a Club Contact? You will probably already be aware of the scarcity of umpires, but this should not deter you from trying to spread the message throughout your Club about the need to increase the number of umpires available each week. Different clubs will have different ways of tackling this situation, but should you need help why not get in touch with someone at SHUA about the umpiring pathway that can be started by reading the document in the link below. ... More

We are always very keen to accept new members onto our rosters. You may either be a club umpire with ambition or a player who wishes to learn more about umpiring. Whatever your background we would like to hear from you so that we can discuss an umpire pathway for you. You may begin by seeking to join us as a member (click the green box on the top left of our home page to start the process) or you may already have access to our website. Either way, just let us know and we will help you to progress.
You may be reading this as a Club Contact? You will probably already be aware of the scarcity of umpires, but this should not deter you from trying to spread the message throughout your Club about the need to increase the number of umpires available each week. Different clubs will have different ways of tackling this situation, but should you need help why not get in touch with someone at SHUA about the umpiring pathway that can be started by reading the document in the link below. ... More

We are always very keen to accept new members onto our rosters. You may either be a club umpire with ambition or a player who wishes to learn more about umpiring. Whatever your background we would like to hear from you so that we can discuss an umpire pathway for you. You may begin by seeking to join us as a member (click the green box on the top left of our home page to start the process) or you may already have access to our website. Either way, just let us know and we will help you to progress.
You may be reading this as a Club Contact? You will probably already be aware of the scarcity of umpires, but this should not deter you from trying to spread the message throughout your Club about the need to increase the number of umpires available each week. Different clubs will have different ways of tackling this situation, but should you need help why not get in touch with someone at SHUA about the umpiring pathway that can be started by reading the document in the link below. ... More

9th Sep

(2019)
New rules

There is an excellent presentation on the new rules available from the link below. Please read it and take note of the tips given. ... More

There is an excellent presentation on the new rules available from the link below. Please read it and take note of the tips given. ... More

There is an excellent presentation on the new rules available from the link below. Please read it and take note of the tips given. ... More

1st Apr

(2017)
Head (and other serious) injuries

Council would like to remind all umpires about the correct procedures with regard to head (and other serious) injuries.
In the event of a head (or another serious) injury, the game MUST be stopped immediately so that the player may receive appropriate treatment.
When and where possible and appropriate, the player should leave the pitch and only return to the game if an appropriately qualified medical practitioner allows.
If under the age of 18, the player with a head injury is not allowed to return to the game until he/she has been assessed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
The link is England Hockey's policy on concussion.
From the Welfare Manager. ... More

Council would like to remind all umpires about the correct procedures with regard to head (and other serious) injuries.
In the event of a head (or another serious) injury, the game MUST be stopped immediately so that the player may receive appropriate treatment.
When and where possible and appropriate, the player should leave the pitch and only return to the game if an appropriately qualified medical practitioner allows.
If under the age of 18, the player with a head injury is not allowed to return to the game until he/she has been assessed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
The link is England Hockey's policy on concussion.
From the Welfare Manager. ... More

Council would like to remind all umpires about the correct procedures with regard to head (and other serious) injuries.
In the event of a head (or another serious) injury, the game MUST be stopped immediately so that the player may receive appropriate treatment.
When and where possible and appropriate, the player should leave the pitch and only return to the game if an appropriately qualified medical practitioner allows.
If under the age of 18, the player with a head injury is not allowed to return to the game until he/she has been assessed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
The link is England Hockey's policy on concussion.
From the Welfare Manager. ... More