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22nd OctSATURDAY APPOINTMENTS

I am so sorry about this appalling business of you all having to wait so long for the appointments to be published. As you know, we are very reliant on the South for whatever "scraps" they can return to us on a Saturday. For some reason which I don't understand, they are now taking forever to publish their appointments. I have written to them expressing our dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. They replied with some reason I couldn't even understand to do with "track and trace" of umpires! You would think, with games being called off because of Covid, that they would have more umpires available. I don't know what more I can do to speed things up. Again my apologies.

I am so sorry about this appalling business of you all having to wait so long for the appointments to be published. As you know, we are very reliant on the South for whatever "scraps" they can return to us on a Saturday. For some reason which I don't understand, they are now taking forever to publish their appointments. I have written to them expressing our dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. They replied with some reason I couldn't even understand to do with "track and trace" of umpires! You would think, with games being called off because of Covid, that they would have more umpires available. I don't know what more I can do to speed things up. Again my apologies.

I am so sorry about this appalling business of you all having to wait so long for the appointments to be published. As you know, we are very reliant on the South for whatever "scraps" they can return to us on a Saturday. For some reason which I don't understand, they are now taking forever to publish their appointments. I have written to them expressing our dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. They replied with some reason I couldn't even understand to do with "track and trace" of umpires! You would think, with games being called off because of Covid, that they would have more umpires available. I don't know what more I can do to speed things up. Again my apologies.

13th OctDROP-IN UMPIRE TRAINING SESSIONS ON ZOOM

Surrey Hockey Umpire Association is running 3 educational “DROP IN” sessions on Zoom. These will be run by Sean Edwards – a local Surrey umpire now umpiring internationally! Attend all 3 or simply drop in on the 1 you are interested in.
Each session will have a main topic:
• Decision-making – Monday 26 October 2020 from 6.30-7.30
• Positioning – Monday 2 November 2020 from 6.30-7.30
• Player & game management – Monday 9 November 2020 from 6.30-7.30

If you are interested, please register by emailing Matt at mfdean@btinternet.com
Suitable for any recent level 1 course attendees, any aspiring club umpires, any players that want to know a bit more about umpiring and any parents who umpire colts. All ages welcomed.

Surrey Hockey Umpire Association is running 3 educational “DROP IN” sessions on Zoom. These will be run by Sean Edwards – a local Surrey umpire now umpiring internationally! Attend all 3 or simply drop in on the 1 you are interested in.
Each session will have a main topic:
• Decision-making – Monday 26 October 2020 from 6.30-7.30
• Positioning – Monday 2 November 2020 from 6.30-7.30
• Player & game management – Monday 9 November 2020 from 6.30-7.30

If you are interested, please register by emailing Matt at mfdean@btinternet.com
Suitable for any recent level 1 course attendees, any aspiring club umpires, any players that want to know a bit more about umpiring and any parents who umpire colts. All ages welcomed.

Surrey Hockey Umpire Association is running 3 educational “DROP IN” sessions on Zoom. These will be run by Sean Edwards – a local Surrey umpire now umpiring internationally! Attend all 3 or simply drop in on the 1 you are interested in.
Each session will have a main topic:
• Decision-making – Monday 26 October 2020 from 6.30-7.30
• Positioning – Monday 2 November 2020 from 6.30-7.30
• Player & game management – Monday 9 November 2020 from 6.30-7.30

If you are interested, please register by emailing Matt at mfdean@btinternet.com
Suitable for any recent level 1 course attendees, any aspiring club umpires, any players that want to know a bit more about umpiring and any parents who umpire colts. All ages welcomed.

5th OctVery sad news

For those who knew Derrick Austin --- he passed away last month after a long illness.
We have contacted his wife Alison with words of sympathy.
Derrick umpired for SHUA in the days before this website and, once they moved house, he continued to umpire for Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.
Our thoughts are with Alison at this time.
From the Welfare Manager.
PS Derrick's private funeral is on October 13th at 9am.

For those who knew Derrick Austin --- he passed away last month after a long illness.
We have contacted his wife Alison with words of sympathy.
Derrick umpired for SHUA in the days before this website and, once they moved house, he continued to umpire for Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.
Our thoughts are with Alison at this time.
From the Welfare Manager.
PS Derrick's private funeral is on October 13th at 9am.

For those who knew Derrick Austin --- he passed away last month after a long illness.
We have contacted his wife Alison with words of sympathy.
Derrick umpired for SHUA in the days before this website and, once they moved house, he continued to umpire for Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.
Our thoughts are with Alison at this time.
From the Welfare Manager.
PS Derrick's private funeral is on October 13th at 9am.

29th SepAppointments

Ladies and Gents, I am very conscious of the fact that my appointments are going up rather too late. This is because the South seem to be having more problems than usual - possibly Covid related. I cannot complete my appointments until I know which South umpires are available to me. So, if you are available, please be patient for me. I promise I will publish as soon as I possibly can.

Ladies and Gents, I am very conscious of the fact that my appointments are going up rather too late. This is because the South seem to be having more problems than usual - possibly Covid related. I cannot complete my appointments until I know which South umpires are available to me. So, if you are available, please be patient for me. I promise I will publish as soon as I possibly can.

Ladies and Gents, I am very conscious of the fact that my appointments are going up rather too late. This is because the South seem to be having more problems than usual - possibly Covid related. I cannot complete my appointments until I know which South umpires are available to me. So, if you are available, please be patient for me. I promise I will publish as soon as I possibly can.

27th SepSHOP SALE

We are offering a significant discount on all remaining stock of jumpers, in Green, Cerise and Yellow to our appointed umpires. These are discontinued items and so will be allocated on a first come first served basis if a size runs out. Log on to the Shop in your personal area for further details.
Please note all items will be subject to second class postage charges.

We are offering a significant discount on all remaining stock of jumpers, in Green, Cerise and Yellow to our appointed umpires. These are discontinued items and so will be allocated on a first come first served basis if a size runs out. Log on to the Shop in your personal area for further details.
Please note all items will be subject to second class postage charges.

We are offering a significant discount on all remaining stock of jumpers, in Green, Cerise and Yellow to our appointed umpires. These are discontinued items and so will be allocated on a first come first served basis if a size runs out. Log on to the Shop in your personal area for further details.
Please note all items will be subject to second class postage charges.

23rd SepNew Constitution and the Red Card/MMO Regulations

Constitution
An error with two of the links in the document posted on Sunday has necessitated a revised document being put up on this website. Apologies that all members will be required to acknowledge the new wording. The alterations were in Rule 5)b).
Red Cards/MMOs
Please note that any Covid related Red Card or MMO that is issued will be likely to attract a much longer ban from playing, umpiring or coaching. This should be understood when reading the current EH publication on Red Cards and MMOs.
Council

Constitution
An error with two of the links in the document posted on Sunday has necessitated a revised document being put up on this website. Apologies that all members will be required to acknowledge the new wording. The alterations were in Rule 5)b).
Red Cards/MMOs
Please note that any Covid related Red Card or MMO that is issued will be likely to attract a much longer ban from playing, umpiring or coaching. This should be understood when reading the current EH publication on Red Cards and MMOs.
Council

Constitution
An error with two of the links in the document posted on Sunday has necessitated a revised document being put up on this website. Apologies that all members will be required to acknowledge the new wording. The alterations were in Rule 5)b).
Red Cards/MMOs
Please note that any Covid related Red Card or MMO that is issued will be likely to attract a much longer ban from playing, umpiring or coaching. This should be understood when reading the current EH publication on Red Cards and MMOs.
Council

18th AugCovid Form

A message from your Covid Officer. You will find all you need in your Personal Area down the left-hand side. Firstly fill in the EH form and press the "participation" button. Then return to your personal area and press the last button required. Until you have done this, I will not be able to appoint you. You may need to wait a short while for EH to confirm.

A message from your Covid Officer. You will find all you need in your Personal Area down the left-hand side. Firstly fill in the EH form and press the "participation" button. Then return to your personal area and press the last button required. Until you have done this, I will not be able to appoint you. You may need to wait a short while for EH to confirm.

A message from your Covid Officer. You will find all you need in your Personal Area down the left-hand side. Firstly fill in the EH form and press the "participation" button. Then return to your personal area and press the last button required. Until you have done this, I will not be able to appoint you. You may need to wait a short while for EH to confirm.

18th AugCovid-19 and Umpiring

I am sure there is a fairly widespread relief that we are about to embark on hockey umpiring after a prolonged spell away from our sport? SHUA has implemented a couple of website upgrades that will ensure compliance with all the new regulations that are necessary to ensure we have sufficient records that can be referred to should there be any cases should the pandemic spike.
This news item (and email to appointable members) supports the 15th August note and contains a little more detail on the areas where umpires need to be active in trying to minimise any potential that may assist the virus from spreading.
Specifically, your awareness is drawn to
Pre-match protocols – the participation agreement, changing facilities and possible one-way systems at venues and clubhouse, meeting the captains and the coin toss.
During the game – social distancing during breaks and half time, player spitting and nose blowing, suspended players positioning and interactions between players and officials.
Post-match – receiving thanks from the players, paperwork, accepting hospitality and looking after your umpiring kit.
Those are just the headline subjects in the Advice to Umpires summary and there are umpiring tips given in the summary that you should discuss with your colleague before during and after any appointments.
Please stay safe at hockey, follow the guidelines and we will hopefully be on a path towards reaching Step 5 of the EH Getting Back on the Pitch.
Chris Burton is our Covid Officer and will be checking with EH that any umpire he appoints has completed the Participation Agreement.
To find all the links to the above please check your personal area and particularly note the new buttons in the availability section.

I am sure there is a fairly widespread relief that we are about to embark on hockey umpiring after a prolonged spell away from our sport? SHUA has implemented a couple of website upgrades that will ensure compliance with all the new regulations that are necessary to ensure we have sufficient records that can be referred to should there be any cases should the pandemic spike.
This news item (and email to appointable members) supports the 15th August note and contains a little more detail on the areas where umpires need to be active in trying to minimise any potential that may assist the virus from spreading.
Specifically, your awareness is drawn to
Pre-match protocols – the participation agreement, changing facilities and possible one-way systems at venues and clubhouse, meeting the captains and the coin toss.
During the game – social distancing during breaks and half time, player spitting and nose blowing, suspended players positioning and interactions between players and officials.
Post-match – receiving thanks from the players, paperwork, accepting hospitality and looking after your umpiring kit.
Those are just the headline subjects in the Advice to Umpires summary and there are umpiring tips given in the summary that you should discuss with your colleague before during and after any appointments.
Please stay safe at hockey, follow the guidelines and we will hopefully be on a path towards reaching Step 5 of the EH Getting Back on the Pitch.
Chris Burton is our Covid Officer and will be checking with EH that any umpire he appoints has completed the Participation Agreement.
To find all the links to the above please check your personal area and particularly note the new buttons in the availability section.

I am sure there is a fairly widespread relief that we are about to embark on hockey umpiring after a prolonged spell away from our sport? SHUA has implemented a couple of website upgrades that will ensure compliance with all the new regulations that are necessary to ensure we have sufficient records that can be referred to should there be any cases should the pandemic spike.
This news item (and email to appointable members) supports the 15th August note and contains a little more detail on the areas where umpires need to be active in trying to minimise any potential that may assist the virus from spreading.
Specifically, your awareness is drawn to
Pre-match protocols – the participation agreement, changing facilities and possible one-way systems at venues and clubhouse, meeting the captains and the coin toss.
During the game – social distancing during breaks and half time, player spitting and nose blowing, suspended players positioning and interactions between players and officials.
Post-match – receiving thanks from the players, paperwork, accepting hospitality and looking after your umpiring kit.
Those are just the headline subjects in the Advice to Umpires summary and there are umpiring tips given in the summary that you should discuss with your colleague before during and after any appointments.
Please stay safe at hockey, follow the guidelines and we will hopefully be on a path towards reaching Step 5 of the EH Getting Back on the Pitch.
Chris Burton is our Covid Officer and will be checking with EH that any umpire he appoints has completed the Participation Agreement.
To find all the links to the above please check your personal area and particularly note the new buttons in the availability section.

15th AugCovid 19

Ladies and Gents, it would appear that I am to be your SHUA Covid Officer. For you to be allowed to umpire,, it is essential that you follow the following guidelines.
1, Complete the EH Covid Form
2. Check that it has been approved by EH. This may not be immediate.
3. Tex will be inserting a "Covid" button in the Appointments area of the SHUA. Press that button and I will then be allowed to appoint you.
Any queries, please come back to me. Burty

Ladies and Gents, it would appear that I am to be your SHUA Covid Officer. For you to be allowed to umpire,, it is essential that you follow the following guidelines.
1, Complete the EH Covid Form
2. Check that it has been approved by EH. This may not be immediate.
3. Tex will be inserting a "Covid" button in the Appointments area of the SHUA. Press that button and I will then be allowed to appoint you.
Any queries, please come back to me. Burty

Ladies and Gents, it would appear that I am to be your SHUA Covid Officer. For you to be allowed to umpire,, it is essential that you follow the following guidelines.
1, Complete the EH Covid Form
2. Check that it has been approved by EH. This may not be immediate.
3. Tex will be inserting a "Covid" button in the Appointments area of the SHUA. Press that button and I will then be allowed to appoint you.
Any queries, please come back to me. Burty

11th AugReturn to Hockey

England Hockey has announced that both the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the government have given approval to EH’s Sport Specific Risk Assessment, which allows a return to 11-a-side hockey without social distancing.
There are some specifics that should be understood
1. Social Distancing is still applicable when there are natural breaks in play / training and pre / post matches
2. Changing facilities are still currently not permitted to be used due to guidance about these areas from Government
3. The MAXIMUM number of individuals on the pitch at any one time is 30 people.

As an HUA the following steps are in place for our members:
1. If a member is looking to undertake umpiring activities that are NOT organised by the HUA, then they would need to read and agree to the Participant Agreement (available via the link below, see - England Hockey Participation Agreement). It is the responsibility of the umpire to give confirmation to the “appointing” club if this is not their home club.
2. If a member is undertaking neutral appointments, then the Participant Agreement is required before any neutral appointments may be made.
There is plenty of information available via the link below and more information will be forwarded via this news section in due course.
SHUA Council ... More

England Hockey has announced that both the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the government have given approval to EH’s Sport Specific Risk Assessment, which allows a return to 11-a-side hockey without social distancing.
There are some specifics that should be understood
1. Social Distancing is still applicable when there are natural breaks in play / training and pre / post matches
2. Changing facilities are still currently not permitted to be used due to guidance about these areas from Government
3. The MAXIMUM number of individuals on the pitch at any one time is 30 people.

As an HUA the following steps are in place for our members:
1. If a member is looking to undertake umpiring activities that are NOT organised by the HUA, then they would need to read and agree to the Participant Agreement (available via the link below, see - England Hockey Participation Agreement). It is the responsibility of the umpire to give confirmation to the “appointing” club if this is not their home club.
2. If a member is undertaking neutral appointments, then the Participant Agreement is required before any neutral appointments may be made.
There is plenty of information available via the link below and more information will be forwarded via this news section in due course.
SHUA Council ... More

England Hockey has announced that both the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the government have given approval to EH’s Sport Specific Risk Assessment, which allows a return to 11-a-side hockey without social distancing.
There are some specifics that should be understood
1. Social Distancing is still applicable when there are natural breaks in play / training and pre / post matches
2. Changing facilities are still currently not permitted to be used due to guidance about these areas from Government
3. The MAXIMUM number of individuals on the pitch at any one time is 30 people.

As an HUA the following steps are in place for our members:
1. If a member is looking to undertake umpiring activities that are NOT organised by the HUA, then they would need to read and agree to the Participant Agreement (available via the link below, see - England Hockey Participation Agreement). It is the responsibility of the umpire to give confirmation to the “appointing” club if this is not their home club.
2. If a member is undertaking neutral appointments, then the Participant Agreement is required before any neutral appointments may be made.
There is plenty of information available via the link below and more information will be forwarded via this news section in due course.
SHUA Council ... 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

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