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23rd Dec

(2020)
Expenses - umpires and Clubs

Mark, our Treasurer, plans to prepare invoices for all this season’s club appointment charges to date whilst eating mince pies during the Twelve Days! He’d be grateful for the invoices to be paid promptly and asks all club Webmasters to login and check that their treasurer contact details are up to date and if not then make the necessary adjustments.
Similarly, please can all appointed umpires ensure they are up to date with their feedback, expenses and have correctly annotated any matches that they were appointed to but were cancelled. After this is done then please claim your expenses for this part of the season. Claimed expenses will be paid in early January. Please let Mark know if this causes a problem or you’d appreciate prompter payment.
With the timing of any adult league resumption now looking to be no earlier than February, Council wishes you all an enjoyable and healthy Xmas and a happy New Year.
Surrey HUA Council.

Mark, our Treasurer, plans to prepare invoices for all this season’s club appointment charges to date whilst eating mince pies during the Twelve Days! He’d be grateful for the invoices to be paid promptly and asks all club Webmasters to login and check that their treasurer contact details are up to date and if not then make the necessary adjustments.
Similarly, please can all appointed umpires ensure they are up to date with their feedback, expenses and have correctly annotated any matches that they were appointed to but were cancelled. After this is done then please claim your expenses for this part of the season. Claimed expenses will be paid in early January. Please let Mark know if this causes a problem or you’d appreciate prompter payment.
With the timing of any adult league resumption now looking to be no earlier than February, Council wishes you all an enjoyable and healthy Xmas and a happy New Year.
Surrey HUA Council.

Mark, our Treasurer, plans to prepare invoices for all this season’s club appointment charges to date whilst eating mince pies during the Twelve Days! He’d be grateful for the invoices to be paid promptly and asks all club Webmasters to login and check that their treasurer contact details are up to date and if not then make the necessary adjustments.
Similarly, please can all appointed umpires ensure they are up to date with their feedback, expenses and have correctly annotated any matches that they were appointed to but were cancelled. After this is done then please claim your expenses for this part of the season. Claimed expenses will be paid in early January. Please let Mark know if this causes a problem or you’d appreciate prompter payment.
With the timing of any adult league resumption now looking to be no earlier than February, Council wishes you all an enjoyable and healthy Xmas and a happy New Year.
Surrey HUA Council.

18th Dec

(2020)
A massive congratulations to Eb Mukhtar

It is with great pride that we can announce that Eb has been awarded an MBE for his work during the Coronavirus outbreak supporting the NHS with the distribution of personal protective equipment.
Eb joined SHUA many years ago as an umpire who played and/or as a player who umpired.
He is currently living and playing in Luxembourg.
The website link gives more details of Eb and this award.
Many congratulations Eb from all your friends and colleagues in hockey. ... More

It is with great pride that we can announce that Eb has been awarded an MBE for his work during the Coronavirus outbreak supporting the NHS with the distribution of personal protective equipment.
Eb joined SHUA many years ago as an umpire who played and/or as a player who umpired.
He is currently living and playing in Luxembourg.
The website link gives more details of Eb and this award.
Many congratulations Eb from all your friends and colleagues in hockey. ... More

It is with great pride that we can announce that Eb has been awarded an MBE for his work during the Coronavirus outbreak supporting the NHS with the distribution of personal protective equipment.
Eb joined SHUA many years ago as an umpire who played and/or as a player who umpired.
He is currently living and playing in Luxembourg.
The website link gives more details of Eb and this award.
Many congratulations Eb from all your friends and colleagues in hockey. ... More

17th Dec

(2020)
Covid and Tier regions

Please see the England Hockey guidance note in connection with how hockey may be organised under the changing Tier arrangements issued by the Department of Health. The link will take you to the latest advice on who may and who may not play matches and there is an excellent infographic that may be downloaded. Tier 3 based Clubs (and umpires) are only permitted to travel within their own Tier 3 area.
The net effect of today's announcement is that the majority of Surrey has joined Greater London in Tier 3 and that results in the prospect of very little hockey being played because of the difficulty with team travel arrangements.
Clubs are asked to keep Chris Burton advised of whether a game will take place or not, especially if umpires have already been appointed.
Please will Clubs also communicate cancellations to their appointed umpires as soon as possible.
Umpires are asked to mark their games as cancelled as soon as they have confirmation of this from the Clubs.
At the time of posting this news item there are no cancellations showing for 19th December. 4 games are showing (not publicly) as being cancelled by one umpire so please may those who have yet to do so - cancel their matches.
IDW ... More

Please see the England Hockey guidance note in connection with how hockey may be organised under the changing Tier arrangements issued by the Department of Health. The link will take you to the latest advice on who may and who may not play matches and there is an excellent infographic that may be downloaded. Tier 3 based Clubs (and umpires) are only permitted to travel within their own Tier 3 area.
The net effect of today's announcement is that the majority of Surrey has joined Greater London in Tier 3 and that results in the prospect of very little hockey being played because of the difficulty with team travel arrangements.
Clubs are asked to keep Chris Burton advised of whether a game will take place or not, especially if umpires have already been appointed.
Please will Clubs also communicate cancellations to their appointed umpires as soon as possible.
Umpires are asked to mark their games as cancelled as soon as they have confirmation of this from the Clubs.
At the time of posting this news item there are no cancellations showing for 19th December. 4 games are showing (not publicly) as being cancelled by one umpire so please may those who have yet to do so - cancel their matches.
IDW ... More

Please see the England Hockey guidance note in connection with how hockey may be organised under the changing Tier arrangements issued by the Department of Health. The link will take you to the latest advice on who may and who may not play matches and there is an excellent infographic that may be downloaded. Tier 3 based Clubs (and umpires) are only permitted to travel within their own Tier 3 area.
The net effect of today's announcement is that the majority of Surrey has joined Greater London in Tier 3 and that results in the prospect of very little hockey being played because of the difficulty with team travel arrangements.
Clubs are asked to keep Chris Burton advised of whether a game will take place or not, especially if umpires have already been appointed.
Please will Clubs also communicate cancellations to their appointed umpires as soon as possible.
Umpires are asked to mark their games as cancelled as soon as they have confirmation of this from the Clubs.
At the time of posting this news item there are no cancellations showing for 19th December. 4 games are showing (not publicly) as being cancelled by one umpire so please may those who have yet to do so - cancel their matches.
IDW ... More

6th Dec

(2020)
Postponed Games

Could I remind everyone that if your game is called off for any reason, you should mark it as cancelled for the website in your personal area. Thank you

Could I remind everyone that if your game is called off for any reason, you should mark it as cancelled for the website in your personal area. Thank you

Could I remind everyone that if your game is called off for any reason, you should mark it as cancelled for the website in your personal area. Thank you

17th Nov

(2020)
About the new radios

A message from Charles Hallows --- our supplier --- pertinent to lockdown:
"I normally recommend putting them on to charge every 4-6 weeks whilst they are not being used – they shouldn’t take too long to charge."

A message from Charles Hallows --- our supplier --- pertinent to lockdown:
"I normally recommend putting them on to charge every 4-6 weeks whilst they are not being used – they shouldn’t take too long to charge."

A message from Charles Hallows --- our supplier --- pertinent to lockdown:
"I normally recommend putting them on to charge every 4-6 weeks whilst they are not being used – they shouldn’t take too long to charge."

10th Nov

(2020)
Umpire radios

A message from our Treasurer:
When you have the new radios, please can you return the SHUA-owned UmpireTalk radio to a Council Member as soon as feasible, please. With the ‘unique’ charging cable if possible. We’d appreciate them NOT being sent in the post due to the battery included.
Any questions to: Mark Bennett at treasurer@surreyhua.co.uk
Mark

A message from our Treasurer:
When you have the new radios, please can you return the SHUA-owned UmpireTalk radio to a Council Member as soon as feasible, please. With the ‘unique’ charging cable if possible. We’d appreciate them NOT being sent in the post due to the battery included.
Any questions to: Mark Bennett at treasurer@surreyhua.co.uk
Mark

A message from our Treasurer:
When you have the new radios, please can you return the SHUA-owned UmpireTalk radio to a Council Member as soon as feasible, please. With the ‘unique’ charging cable if possible. We’d appreciate them NOT being sent in the post due to the battery included.
Any questions to: Mark Bennett at treasurer@surreyhua.co.uk
Mark

3rd Nov

(2020)
Umpire Positioning - drop in meeting on 2nd November

Sean Edwards presented another excellent session last night, this time on umpire positioning. This meeting was attended by nearly 90 members.
Video clips were used again to demonstrate the theories that were clearly explained beforehand. For umpires just embarking on their careers the advice is to let the game come towards you rather than worry too much about what happens at the other end of the pitch. Over time a balance can be struck as confidence increases so that more assistance can be given in support of your colleague. If you maintain 100% accuracy on decision making in your circle the players will be much more thankful for your services. There were several online polls posted by Sean and a high percentage of the attendees (a majority each time) agreed on the prime positions for the umpire to get to.
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. Click the link on last week's news item and change the subject heading.
Well done Sean, we look forward to next week's meet and the subject is game management. This is also a common stumbling block for umpires so this will be a useful meeting for all of us.

Sean Edwards presented another excellent session last night, this time on umpire positioning. This meeting was attended by nearly 90 members.
Video clips were used again to demonstrate the theories that were clearly explained beforehand. For umpires just embarking on their careers the advice is to let the game come towards you rather than worry too much about what happens at the other end of the pitch. Over time a balance can be struck as confidence increases so that more assistance can be given in support of your colleague. If you maintain 100% accuracy on decision making in your circle the players will be much more thankful for your services. There were several online polls posted by Sean and a high percentage of the attendees (a majority each time) agreed on the prime positions for the umpire to get to.
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. Click the link on last week's news item and change the subject heading.
Well done Sean, we look forward to next week's meet and the subject is game management. This is also a common stumbling block for umpires so this will be a useful meeting for all of us.

Sean Edwards presented another excellent session last night, this time on umpire positioning. This meeting was attended by nearly 90 members.
Video clips were used again to demonstrate the theories that were clearly explained beforehand. For umpires just embarking on their careers the advice is to let the game come towards you rather than worry too much about what happens at the other end of the pitch. Over time a balance can be struck as confidence increases so that more assistance can be given in support of your colleague. If you maintain 100% accuracy on decision making in your circle the players will be much more thankful for your services. There were several online polls posted by Sean and a high percentage of the attendees (a majority each time) agreed on the prime positions for the umpire to get to.
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. Click the link on last week's news item and change the subject heading.
Well done Sean, we look forward to next week's meet and the subject is game management. This is also a common stumbling block for umpires so this will be a useful meeting for all of us.

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