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16th SepFIH Rules of Hockey

In January 2021, the FIH updated the Outdoor Rules of Hockey, which were adopted at international level ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. National Federations are allowed to apply discretion when to adopt these into their national hockey structure.
England Hockey have confirmed that the following changes will be adopted into the Rules of Hockey ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Season. The main changes to the previous rules are as follows:
Change in the guidance to rule 17.c in Field & Equipment
The nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back- board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play
Change in the guidance to rule 4.2 in Playing the Game
Knee pads, used as personal protection at Penalty Corners, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black,
Change in the guidance to rule 9.8 in Playing the Game
A ball is considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive actions by opponents
England Hockey is also confirming that they will continue to play the following match formats over the 2021/22 season:
Grade 1 Competition (EHL and Tier 1 EH Cup Competitions)
4 x 17.5 minute quarters, with no stopping of clock for penalty corners Grade 2 Competition and below (All other hockey)
2 x 35 minute halves
Page 1 of 2
A full set of the FIH Rules that apply to English competition this season is available on the Hockey Hub.
If, as a club, you have any questions over your goals/nets in line with the above change, please contact clubs@englandhockey.co.uk
If you have any questions over any of the other rule changes, please e-mail David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Regards,
Richard Wood
HHUA Chairman
(chairman@hhua.co.uk)
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In January 2021, the FIH updated the Outdoor Rules of Hockey, which were adopted at international level ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. National Federations are allowed to apply discretion when to adopt these into their national hockey structure.
England Hockey have confirmed that the following changes will be adopted into the Rules of Hockey ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Season. The main changes to the previous rules are as follows:
Change in the guidance to rule 17.c in Field & Equipment
The nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back- board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play
Change in the guidance to rule 4.2 in Playing the Game
Knee pads, used as personal protection at Penalty Corners, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black,
Change in the guidance to rule 9.8 in Playing the Game
A ball is considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive actions by opponents
England Hockey is also confirming that they will continue to play the following match formats over the 2021/22 season:
Grade 1 Competition (EHL and Tier 1 EH Cup Competitions)
4 x 17.5 minute quarters, with no stopping of clock for penalty corners Grade 2 Competition and below (All other hockey)
2 x 35 minute halves
Page 1 of 2
A full set of the FIH Rules that apply to English competition this season is available on the Hockey Hub.
If, as a club, you have any questions over your goals/nets in line with the above change, please contact clubs@englandhockey.co.uk
If you have any questions over any of the other rule changes, please e-mail David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Regards,
Richard Wood
HHUA Chairman
(chairman@hhua.co.uk)
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

In January 2021, the FIH updated the Outdoor Rules of Hockey, which were adopted at international level ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. National Federations are allowed to apply discretion when to adopt these into their national hockey structure.
England Hockey have confirmed that the following changes will be adopted into the Rules of Hockey ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Season. The main changes to the previous rules are as follows:
Change in the guidance to rule 17.c in Field & Equipment
The nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back- board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play
Change in the guidance to rule 4.2 in Playing the Game
Knee pads, used as personal protection at Penalty Corners, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black,
Change in the guidance to rule 9.8 in Playing the Game
A ball is considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive actions by opponents
England Hockey is also confirming that they will continue to play the following match formats over the 2021/22 season:
Grade 1 Competition (EHL and Tier 1 EH Cup Competitions)
4 x 17.5 minute quarters, with no stopping of clock for penalty corners Grade 2 Competition and below (All other hockey)
2 x 35 minute halves
Page 1 of 2
A full set of the FIH Rules that apply to English competition this season is available on the Hockey Hub.
If, as a club, you have any questions over your goals/nets in line with the above change, please contact clubs@englandhockey.co.uk
If you have any questions over any of the other rule changes, please e-mail David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) david.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Regards,
Richard Wood
HHUA Chairman
(chairman@hhua.co.uk)
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

9th SepUpdate to previous GMS/EHO update

EH have made the below announcement this afternoon concerning the current functionality of the GMS and what remedial work England Hockey, are undertaking to improve the user experience.

From an EHO enrolment process, we are experiencing delays between 30 minutes to 6 hours for your verification code. At its peak on Tuesday night, we had over 8,000 e-mails in a bottleneck within our servers. We have already completed a lot of remedial work and continue to work on this, but this has caused delays in receiving your verification code.

Due to the delay in receiving your verification code, users have left the verification screen and then, on receipt of their verification code, have gone back into the GMS portal to get to the verification screen again.

This process is making your first verification code “null and void” and re-instigates the request process for another verification code.

If you have the time, when at work or at home, could I please suggest the following that has worked for other members of the officiating community that I’ve spoken to:

Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Enter your e-mail and press submit
DO NOT CLOSE your browser window, please leave this on the verification code screen.
Once you receive your verification code, enter this and press proceed.
Complete the EHO registration form and press proceed.

This process reduces the re-instigation of the verification code generation process.

If you are a previous OMS user, we have been guided by the ICO that we need you to go through the verification process as this shows that you are consenting in

As I have said before, we fully understand your frustrations on the process so far and please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to resolve this.

I’ll be back in touch when the backlog of e-mails containing verification codes have been cleared so you can experience a smoother joining process.

Thanks for your patience.

Kind Regards
David.

EH have made the below announcement this afternoon concerning the current functionality of the GMS and what remedial work England Hockey, are undertaking to improve the user experience.

From an EHO enrolment process, we are experiencing delays between 30 minutes to 6 hours for your verification code. At its peak on Tuesday night, we had over 8,000 e-mails in a bottleneck within our servers. We have already completed a lot of remedial work and continue to work on this, but this has caused delays in receiving your verification code.

Due to the delay in receiving your verification code, users have left the verification screen and then, on receipt of their verification code, have gone back into the GMS portal to get to the verification screen again.

This process is making your first verification code “null and void” and re-instigates the request process for another verification code.

If you have the time, when at work or at home, could I please suggest the following that has worked for other members of the officiating community that I’ve spoken to:

Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Enter your e-mail and press submit
DO NOT CLOSE your browser window, please leave this on the verification code screen.
Once you receive your verification code, enter this and press proceed.
Complete the EHO registration form and press proceed.

This process reduces the re-instigation of the verification code generation process.

If you are a previous OMS user, we have been guided by the ICO that we need you to go through the verification process as this shows that you are consenting in

As I have said before, we fully understand your frustrations on the process so far and please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to resolve this.

I’ll be back in touch when the backlog of e-mails containing verification codes have been cleared so you can experience a smoother joining process.

Thanks for your patience.

Kind Regards
David.

EH have made the below announcement this afternoon concerning the current functionality of the GMS and what remedial work England Hockey, are undertaking to improve the user experience.

From an EHO enrolment process, we are experiencing delays between 30 minutes to 6 hours for your verification code. At its peak on Tuesday night, we had over 8,000 e-mails in a bottleneck within our servers. We have already completed a lot of remedial work and continue to work on this, but this has caused delays in receiving your verification code.

Due to the delay in receiving your verification code, users have left the verification screen and then, on receipt of their verification code, have gone back into the GMS portal to get to the verification screen again.

This process is making your first verification code “null and void” and re-instigates the request process for another verification code.

If you have the time, when at work or at home, could I please suggest the following that has worked for other members of the officiating community that I’ve spoken to:

Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk
Enter your e-mail and press submit
DO NOT CLOSE your browser window, please leave this on the verification code screen.
Once you receive your verification code, enter this and press proceed.
Complete the EHO registration form and press proceed.

This process reduces the re-instigation of the verification code generation process.

If you are a previous OMS user, we have been guided by the ICO that we need you to go through the verification process as this shows that you are consenting in

As I have said before, we fully understand your frustrations on the process so far and please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to resolve this.

I’ll be back in touch when the backlog of e-mails containing verification codes have been cleared so you can experience a smoother joining process.

Thanks for your patience.

Kind Regards
David.

9th SepGame Management System Update – 9 September

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7th SepSouth Central Indoor League

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.
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We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.
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7th SepSouth Central Indoor League

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for our Indoor Lead to provide administrator support to the delivery of the South Central Area Adult and Junior Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions. Please contact Richard Wood at chair.adultleagues@southcentral.hockey if you are interested for more information.

8th AugEngland Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch

England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch
We hope that you’ve been staying safe and enjoying all of the hockey on TV from Tokyo recently, whilst preparing for the start of the 2021/2 season.

As communicated previously, we are delighted that we are getting closer to the launch of the EHO – a unified club, servicing the country but with local delivery through the new 8 Administrative Area Companies across the country. This approach brings Officiating the opportunity for the following:

To deliver a standardised approach to the recruitment, development and retention of all Officials across the game
To develop high quality, easy to access, development resources for Officiating at all levels
To create a transparent, easily navigable career pathway for officials, which is structured to enable all to perform to their full potential
To use technology effectively to streamline processes, free up volunteer time and benefit from economies of scale.

As shared previously, to encourage Officials from all levels of the game to come on board as an EHO Member, the below Subscription Tiers will be available:

For individuals under the age of 18, or under 24 and in Full Time Education, we are offering a “Junior Membership” with the same benefits as the Gold Membership of £5 a year.
What happens next?
We are finalising the joining process for individuals via the England Hockey Game Management System (GMS) and conducting testing to ensure that things run smoothly from W/C 16th August.

We will be inviting individuals to join the EHO from this time and we will be in touch before the launch date with the “How To Join” instructions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EHO please click here to see our FAQs, or e-mail the EHO Administration Team – officiating@englandhockey.co.uk.
Club Match Officiating Training Sessions
With the upcoming season, England Hockey’s Technical Appointments Panel (TAP) are hosting a series of free workshops, encouraging individuals to come along and learn the basics on how to become a Match Official, operating within clubs or for TAP in the English Hockey Leagues.

The session will cover:
The role of the Match Official
What activities the Match Official will undertake during a game
How the Match Official can add to the players experience of the game

The sessions are being run on the following dates:
Thursday 26th August
Wednesday 1st September
Monday 6th September

Please note, you will only have to attend one of the above sessions.

These sessions are available to book now on the England Hockey HockeyHub. Please click here to sign up to the sessions.

Call us: 01628 897500
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England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch
We hope that you’ve been staying safe and enjoying all of the hockey on TV from Tokyo recently, whilst preparing for the start of the 2021/2 season.

As communicated previously, we are delighted that we are getting closer to the launch of the EHO – a unified club, servicing the country but with local delivery through the new 8 Administrative Area Companies across the country. This approach brings Officiating the opportunity for the following:

To deliver a standardised approach to the recruitment, development and retention of all Officials across the game
To develop high quality, easy to access, development resources for Officiating at all levels
To create a transparent, easily navigable career pathway for officials, which is structured to enable all to perform to their full potential
To use technology effectively to streamline processes, free up volunteer time and benefit from economies of scale.

As shared previously, to encourage Officials from all levels of the game to come on board as an EHO Member, the below Subscription Tiers will be available:

For individuals under the age of 18, or under 24 and in Full Time Education, we are offering a “Junior Membership” with the same benefits as the Gold Membership of £5 a year.
What happens next?
We are finalising the joining process for individuals via the England Hockey Game Management System (GMS) and conducting testing to ensure that things run smoothly from W/C 16th August.

We will be inviting individuals to join the EHO from this time and we will be in touch before the launch date with the “How To Join” instructions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EHO please click here to see our FAQs, or e-mail the EHO Administration Team – officiating@englandhockey.co.uk.
Club Match Officiating Training Sessions
With the upcoming season, England Hockey’s Technical Appointments Panel (TAP) are hosting a series of free workshops, encouraging individuals to come along and learn the basics on how to become a Match Official, operating within clubs or for TAP in the English Hockey Leagues.

The session will cover:
The role of the Match Official
What activities the Match Official will undertake during a game
How the Match Official can add to the players experience of the game

The sessions are being run on the following dates:
Thursday 26th August
Wednesday 1st September
Monday 6th September

Please note, you will only have to attend one of the above sessions.

These sessions are available to book now on the England Hockey HockeyHub. Please click here to sign up to the sessions.

Call us: 01628 897500
|
Email us | Visit us ... More

England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO) - Countdown to Launch
We hope that you’ve been staying safe and enjoying all of the hockey on TV from Tokyo recently, whilst preparing for the start of the 2021/2 season.

As communicated previously, we are delighted that we are getting closer to the launch of the EHO – a unified club, servicing the country but with local delivery through the new 8 Administrative Area Companies across the country. This approach brings Officiating the opportunity for the following:

To deliver a standardised approach to the recruitment, development and retention of all Officials across the game
To develop high quality, easy to access, development resources for Officiating at all levels
To create a transparent, easily navigable career pathway for officials, which is structured to enable all to perform to their full potential
To use technology effectively to streamline processes, free up volunteer time and benefit from economies of scale.

As shared previously, to encourage Officials from all levels of the game to come on board as an EHO Member, the below Subscription Tiers will be available:

For individuals under the age of 18, or under 24 and in Full Time Education, we are offering a “Junior Membership” with the same benefits as the Gold Membership of £5 a year.
What happens next?
We are finalising the joining process for individuals via the England Hockey Game Management System (GMS) and conducting testing to ensure that things run smoothly from W/C 16th August.

We will be inviting individuals to join the EHO from this time and we will be in touch before the launch date with the “How To Join” instructions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EHO please click here to see our FAQs, or e-mail the EHO Administration Team – officiating@englandhockey.co.uk.
Club Match Officiating Training Sessions
With the upcoming season, England Hockey’s Technical Appointments Panel (TAP) are hosting a series of free workshops, encouraging individuals to come along and learn the basics on how to become a Match Official, operating within clubs or for TAP in the English Hockey Leagues.

The session will cover:
The role of the Match Official
What activities the Match Official will undertake during a game
How the Match Official can add to the players experience of the game

The sessions are being run on the following dates:
Thursday 26th August
Wednesday 1st September
Monday 6th September

Please note, you will only have to attend one of the above sessions.

These sessions are available to book now on the England Hockey HockeyHub. Please click here to sign up to the sessions.

Call us: 01628 897500
|
Email us | Visit us ... More

16th Oct

(2020)
Tier Update from EH

Afternoon all,

Please see below a communication that has been sent out today concerning how the restrictions effect hockey. The full article is available on the below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels&section=22

The headlines for appointing umpires, umpire coaches / assessors & officials are as follows:

1) Anyone living in a T1 or T2 level of restriction are able to umpire at any venues in ENGLAND where they are at the same “restriction level”.

2) Anyone living in T3 have been recommended to not travel outside that area unless it is for essential travel (unfortunately, hockey in England doesn’t count as essential).

3) Any teams that are in a T3 location can still play IF their opponents are also from a T3 area.

4) Any umpires that live in a T3 location can still umpire any match within that local T3 Area. For example, if an umpire or official lived 10 mins from Bowden and Bowden were in T3, then the umpire could do a game at Bowden.

5) Wales have different regulations / restrictions in place, so the following is permitted:

- Any ENG umpire from a T1 or T2 location will be given dispensation to travel to Swansea or Cardiff to undertake appointments.
- Any umpires living in WAL are allowed to travel to matches in England in a T1 or T2 location.

As this situation changes, we will update all as soon as we can.

The link to the latest FAQ’s from the England Hockey website concerning the processes around reporting venues / clubs where COVID safety processes aren’t as desired or required due to the current governmental legislations. I would ask that you share this part with your members so that we can remain as safe as possible when taking part in hockey.

I hope hockey continues this weekend safely for you all.

Kind Regards.
David.

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967
England Hockey, Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU
Tel: 01509 228674 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

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Afternoon all,

Please see below a communication that has been sent out today concerning how the restrictions effect hockey. The full article is available on the below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels&section=22

The headlines for appointing umpires, umpire coaches / assessors & officials are as follows:

1) Anyone living in a T1 or T2 level of restriction are able to umpire at any venues in ENGLAND where they are at the same “restriction level”.

2) Anyone living in T3 have been recommended to not travel outside that area unless it is for essential travel (unfortunately, hockey in England doesn’t count as essential).

3) Any teams that are in a T3 location can still play IF their opponents are also from a T3 area.

4) Any umpires that live in a T3 location can still umpire any match within that local T3 Area. For example, if an umpire or official lived 10 mins from Bowden and Bowden were in T3, then the umpire could do a game at Bowden.

5) Wales have different regulations / restrictions in place, so the following is permitted:

- Any ENG umpire from a T1 or T2 location will be given dispensation to travel to Swansea or Cardiff to undertake appointments.
- Any umpires living in WAL are allowed to travel to matches in England in a T1 or T2 location.

As this situation changes, we will update all as soon as we can.

The link to the latest FAQ’s from the England Hockey website concerning the processes around reporting venues / clubs where COVID safety processes aren’t as desired or required due to the current governmental legislations. I would ask that you share this part with your members so that we can remain as safe as possible when taking part in hockey.

I hope hockey continues this weekend safely for you all.

Kind Regards.
David.

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967
England Hockey, Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU
Tel: 01509 228674 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

the following diagram shows the interplay between Tiers for Hockey to continue: ... More

Afternoon all,

Please see below a communication that has been sent out today concerning how the restrictions effect hockey. The full article is available on the below:

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels&section=22

The headlines for appointing umpires, umpire coaches / assessors & officials are as follows:

1) Anyone living in a T1 or T2 level of restriction are able to umpire at any venues in ENGLAND where they are at the same “restriction level”.

2) Anyone living in T3 have been recommended to not travel outside that area unless it is for essential travel (unfortunately, hockey in England doesn’t count as essential).

3) Any teams that are in a T3 location can still play IF their opponents are also from a T3 area.

4) Any umpires that live in a T3 location can still umpire any match within that local T3 Area. For example, if an umpire or official lived 10 mins from Bowden and Bowden were in T3, then the umpire could do a game at Bowden.

5) Wales have different regulations / restrictions in place, so the following is permitted:

- Any ENG umpire from a T1 or T2 location will be given dispensation to travel to Swansea or Cardiff to undertake appointments.
- Any umpires living in WAL are allowed to travel to matches in England in a T1 or T2 location.

As this situation changes, we will update all as soon as we can.

The link to the latest FAQ’s from the England Hockey website concerning the processes around reporting venues / clubs where COVID safety processes aren’t as desired or required due to the current governmental legislations. I would ask that you share this part with your members so that we can remain as safe as possible when taking part in hockey.

I hope hockey continues this weekend safely for you all.

Kind Regards.
David.

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967
England Hockey, Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU
Tel: 01509 228674 | www.englandhockey.co.uk

the following diagram shows the interplay between Tiers for Hockey to continue: ... More