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27th MarImportant announcement regarding the Islanders Tournament 2020

In compliance with current Government advice and guidelines the Tullett Islanders Tournament due to be held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020 has been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 tournament which will be held on the 29th, 30th & 31st May 2021.

Stay safe everyone.

Ady Green
President

In compliance with current Government advice and guidelines the Tullett Islanders Tournament due to be held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020 has been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 tournament which will be held on the 29th, 30th & 31st May 2021.

Stay safe everyone.

Ady Green
President

In compliance with current Government advice and guidelines the Tullett Islanders Tournament due to be held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020 has been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 tournament which will be held on the 29th, 30th & 31st May 2021.

Stay safe everyone.

Ady Green
President

18th MarUMPIRES EXPENSES

As you will have seen all hockey has been suspended for the foreseeable future. Will you please complete any outstanding match feedback and then claim your expenses for the season. To do so please go to the bottom left of your personal area and select the claim expenses icon. I will try to pay them all next week but there will be quite a lot to process in one go!
If we get hockey back on you can, of course make a further claim

Mike Robinson - HHUA Treasurer

As you will have seen all hockey has been suspended for the foreseeable future. Will you please complete any outstanding match feedback and then claim your expenses for the season. To do so please go to the bottom left of your personal area and select the claim expenses icon. I will try to pay them all next week but there will be quite a lot to process in one go!
If we get hockey back on you can, of course make a further claim

Mike Robinson - HHUA Treasurer

As you will have seen all hockey has been suspended for the foreseeable future. Will you please complete any outstanding match feedback and then claim your expenses for the season. To do so please go to the bottom left of your personal area and select the claim expenses icon. I will try to pay them all next week but there will be quite a lot to process in one go!
If we get hockey back on you can, of course make a further claim

Mike Robinson - HHUA Treasurer

18th MarHHUA AGM

Ladies and Gentlemen

The HHUA AGM is planned for 12 May 2020, at Trojans Hockey Club.

In the light of the current COVID-19 situation, it has been decided to keep this date in the calendar, and the relevant calling notice will be issued on 21 April 2020 (21 days before the AGM) if it will proceed, or if delayed, a proposed new date will be promulgated.

Ladies and Gentlemen

The HHUA AGM is planned for 12 May 2020, at Trojans Hockey Club.

In the light of the current COVID-19 situation, it has been decided to keep this date in the calendar, and the relevant calling notice will be issued on 21 April 2020 (21 days before the AGM) if it will proceed, or if delayed, a proposed new date will be promulgated.

Ladies and Gentlemen

The HHUA AGM is planned for 12 May 2020, at Trojans Hockey Club.

In the light of the current COVID-19 situation, it has been decided to keep this date in the calendar, and the relevant calling notice will be issued on 21 April 2020 (21 days before the AGM) if it will proceed, or if delayed, a proposed new date will be promulgated.

17th MarHockey in Hampshire suspended until further notice

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak Hampshire HA and HHUA have agreed that ALL hockey under its jurisdiction is suspended until further notice. Further announcements will be made once the relevant authorities have made decisions regarding the Leagues.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak Hampshire HA and HHUA have agreed that ALL hockey under its jurisdiction is suspended until further notice. Further announcements will be made once the relevant authorities have made decisions regarding the Leagues.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak Hampshire HA and HHUA have agreed that ALL hockey under its jurisdiction is suspended until further notice. Further announcements will be made once the relevant authorities have made decisions regarding the Leagues.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

17th MarEngland Hockey suspends national hockey activity

In light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and government advice, England Hockey has taken the decision to suspend its nationally run hockey activity.

This includes our competition and domestic events programme, Player Pathway activity and national youth programmes until at least 15 April. We have already issued an update with regards to our AGM on 17 March.

We would urge leagues, clubs, schools, Player Pathway centres and others who deliver hockey on a local level to support this approach.

This decision will impact activities at differing levels and scale. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and react as best we can during these unprecedented times. We'll keep everyone in the hockey family as up to date as possible and look forward to hockey returning to normal when the time is right.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

In light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and government advice, England Hockey has taken the decision to suspend its nationally run hockey activity.

This includes our competition and domestic events programme, Player Pathway activity and national youth programmes until at least 15 April. We have already issued an update with regards to our AGM on 17 March.

We would urge leagues, clubs, schools, Player Pathway centres and others who deliver hockey on a local level to support this approach.

This decision will impact activities at differing levels and scale. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and react as best we can during these unprecedented times. We'll keep everyone in the hockey family as up to date as possible and look forward to hockey returning to normal when the time is right.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

In light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and government advice, England Hockey has taken the decision to suspend its nationally run hockey activity.

This includes our competition and domestic events programme, Player Pathway activity and national youth programmes until at least 15 April. We have already issued an update with regards to our AGM on 17 March.

We would urge leagues, clubs, schools, Player Pathway centres and others who deliver hockey on a local level to support this approach.

This decision will impact activities at differing levels and scale. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and react as best we can during these unprecedented times. We'll keep everyone in the hockey family as up to date as possible and look forward to hockey returning to normal when the time is right.
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

11th MarHHUA - response to COVID-19

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At last night's Management Meeting it was agreed to publish some simple guidelines on your actions in the light of the perceived 'threat' from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The latest NHS information, with a link to the Government advice, is at the link below, and you should refer to that for the verified information, rather than random social media posts.

Your health and safety is the prime concern and if any any stage you have either been diagnosed with the virus, or you feel that you have to self-isolate and therefore can no longer undertake Hampshire appointments, please let the Appointers know as quickly as possible so they can manage the situation. Also, for our more mature members, or those with underlying medical conditions, who feel you are at risk, you are quite entitled to ask the Appointers to remove you from games to prevent any potential exposure. This is a personal choice.

The known precautions, as elucidated at the link, of good personal hygiene and "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" remain the best way to prevent transmission.

Pre and post match greetings are at your discretion. You may choose to eschew handshakes and give an elbow bump, friendly nod of the head or a gentle wave in place of them and no one will mind.

The Government, through the NHS, remain the authority on the response to the virus and your Management Committee will continue to review the information provided and if the advice changes you will be informed if necessary. ... More

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At last night's Management Meeting it was agreed to publish some simple guidelines on your actions in the light of the perceived 'threat' from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The latest NHS information, with a link to the Government advice, is at the link below, and you should refer to that for the verified information, rather than random social media posts.

Your health and safety is the prime concern and if any any stage you have either been diagnosed with the virus, or you feel that you have to self-isolate and therefore can no longer undertake Hampshire appointments, please let the Appointers know as quickly as possible so they can manage the situation. Also, for our more mature members, or those with underlying medical conditions, who feel you are at risk, you are quite entitled to ask the Appointers to remove you from games to prevent any potential exposure. This is a personal choice.

The known precautions, as elucidated at the link, of good personal hygiene and "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" remain the best way to prevent transmission.

Pre and post match greetings are at your discretion. You may choose to eschew handshakes and give an elbow bump, friendly nod of the head or a gentle wave in place of them and no one will mind.

The Government, through the NHS, remain the authority on the response to the virus and your Management Committee will continue to review the information provided and if the advice changes you will be informed if necessary. ... More

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At last night's Management Meeting it was agreed to publish some simple guidelines on your actions in the light of the perceived 'threat' from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The latest NHS information, with a link to the Government advice, is at the link below, and you should refer to that for the verified information, rather than random social media posts.

Your health and safety is the prime concern and if any any stage you have either been diagnosed with the virus, or you feel that you have to self-isolate and therefore can no longer undertake Hampshire appointments, please let the Appointers know as quickly as possible so they can manage the situation. Also, for our more mature members, or those with underlying medical conditions, who feel you are at risk, you are quite entitled to ask the Appointers to remove you from games to prevent any potential exposure. This is a personal choice.

The known precautions, as elucidated at the link, of good personal hygiene and "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" remain the best way to prevent transmission.

Pre and post match greetings are at your discretion. You may choose to eschew handshakes and give an elbow bump, friendly nod of the head or a gentle wave in place of them and no one will mind.

The Government, through the NHS, remain the authority on the response to the virus and your Management Committee will continue to review the information provided and if the advice changes you will be informed if necessary. ... More

10th MarUMPIRING ON HAMPSHIRE DAY(S)

All umpires are requested to submit availability for the Hampshire Days dates in April (25th and 26th) NOW if you want to be considered for a prestigious Hampshire day appointment!

As the event is being run over two days, please submit availability for BOTH days - if you are selected to umpire, you will only be required for ONE day.

Hampshire Day is our opportunity to show clubs and spectators the best of what umpiring can be at a County level and beyond, so please put yourself forward if you would like to be considered to represent HHUA in this way.

Thank you!

Ginette Tessier
Umpire Assessment Manager

All umpires are requested to submit availability for the Hampshire Days dates in April (25th and 26th) NOW if you want to be considered for a prestigious Hampshire day appointment!

As the event is being run over two days, please submit availability for BOTH days - if you are selected to umpire, you will only be required for ONE day.

Hampshire Day is our opportunity to show clubs and spectators the best of what umpiring can be at a County level and beyond, so please put yourself forward if you would like to be considered to represent HHUA in this way.

Thank you!

Ginette Tessier
Umpire Assessment Manager

All umpires are requested to submit availability for the Hampshire Days dates in April (25th and 26th) NOW if you want to be considered for a prestigious Hampshire day appointment!

As the event is being run over two days, please submit availability for BOTH days - if you are selected to umpire, you will only be required for ONE day.

Hampshire Day is our opportunity to show clubs and spectators the best of what umpiring can be at a County level and beyond, so please put yourself forward if you would like to be considered to represent HHUA in this way.

Thank you!

Ginette Tessier
Umpire Assessment Manager

19th JanLights - Umpire Responsibilities

All umpires (HHUA and club) are reminded that if they turn up for a match to be played under lights that they are perfectly entitled to refuse to umpire the game if they feel the lighting is insufficient for the game. Games played under lights that do not meet the required lighting level will void any insurance that is held, whether it is the clubs or HHUA.

Also please let me know if there are pitches (with lighting approval) that you feel are not good enough even if you umpire the match.

Mick Renfrey
HHA Lighting Secretary

All umpires (HHUA and club) are reminded that if they turn up for a match to be played under lights that they are perfectly entitled to refuse to umpire the game if they feel the lighting is insufficient for the game. Games played under lights that do not meet the required lighting level will void any insurance that is held, whether it is the clubs or HHUA.

Also please let me know if there are pitches (with lighting approval) that you feel are not good enough even if you umpire the match.

Mick Renfrey
HHA Lighting Secretary

All umpires (HHUA and club) are reminded that if they turn up for a match to be played under lights that they are perfectly entitled to refuse to umpire the game if they feel the lighting is insufficient for the game. Games played under lights that do not meet the required lighting level will void any insurance that is held, whether it is the clubs or HHUA.

Also please let me know if there are pitches (with lighting approval) that you feel are not good enough even if you umpire the match.

Mick Renfrey
HHA Lighting Secretary

30th Dec

(2019)
AGM Governance Proposal Booklet

Hi All

Over the past few weeks, a lot of you have been in touch concerning the finalised proposals for the AGM Governance Review, which is due to be voted on by the members of England Hockey in March 2020. Please find a link to the booklet below, which will be shared with HA’s, Leagues and Clubs within the next hour:

www.englandhockey.co.uk/astructurefitforthefuture

Over the past 24 months, representatives from the NPUA and Regional HUAs have been working with us at England Hockey to create the “Vision of Umpiring”. This is a whole game approach, which includes reviewing all pathways, educational offers and the relationship of Umpiring Bodies with the proposed Areas, as well as with England Hockey. In the booklet, we have made reference to some of the work that has been completed so far by the group, however there is still a lot to discuss and finalise. We intend to communicate more from this group early in 2020 on the future of Umpiring and Officiating.

Due to this, I’d like to draw your attention to section 6 where we have extended this timeline by an extra season to include County HUA’s at a later date, allowing time for us to focus on setting the structure correctly for Umpiring (in line with the above), whilst working through the impact per area and allowing us to communicate correctly, accurately and clearly to all of our umpiring colleagues and members.

Please feel free to review the booklet and feel free to contact me in the New Year with any thoughts or questions. In the meantime, thank you for your input and energies this year in Umpiring across the country to support our game at all levels.

Have a very Merry Christmas and look forward to an exciting 2020.

Best wishes
David

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967 ... More

Hi All

Over the past few weeks, a lot of you have been in touch concerning the finalised proposals for the AGM Governance Review, which is due to be voted on by the members of England Hockey in March 2020. Please find a link to the booklet below, which will be shared with HA’s, Leagues and Clubs within the next hour:

www.englandhockey.co.uk/astructurefitforthefuture

Over the past 24 months, representatives from the NPUA and Regional HUAs have been working with us at England Hockey to create the “Vision of Umpiring”. This is a whole game approach, which includes reviewing all pathways, educational offers and the relationship of Umpiring Bodies with the proposed Areas, as well as with England Hockey. In the booklet, we have made reference to some of the work that has been completed so far by the group, however there is still a lot to discuss and finalise. We intend to communicate more from this group early in 2020 on the future of Umpiring and Officiating.

Due to this, I’d like to draw your attention to section 6 where we have extended this timeline by an extra season to include County HUA’s at a later date, allowing time for us to focus on setting the structure correctly for Umpiring (in line with the above), whilst working through the impact per area and allowing us to communicate correctly, accurately and clearly to all of our umpiring colleagues and members.

Please feel free to review the booklet and feel free to contact me in the New Year with any thoughts or questions. In the meantime, thank you for your input and energies this year in Umpiring across the country to support our game at all levels.

Have a very Merry Christmas and look forward to an exciting 2020.

Best wishes
David

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967 ... More

Hi All

Over the past few weeks, a lot of you have been in touch concerning the finalised proposals for the AGM Governance Review, which is due to be voted on by the members of England Hockey in March 2020. Please find a link to the booklet below, which will be shared with HA’s, Leagues and Clubs within the next hour:

www.englandhockey.co.uk/astructurefitforthefuture

Over the past 24 months, representatives from the NPUA and Regional HUAs have been working with us at England Hockey to create the “Vision of Umpiring”. This is a whole game approach, which includes reviewing all pathways, educational offers and the relationship of Umpiring Bodies with the proposed Areas, as well as with England Hockey. In the booklet, we have made reference to some of the work that has been completed so far by the group, however there is still a lot to discuss and finalise. We intend to communicate more from this group early in 2020 on the future of Umpiring and Officiating.

Due to this, I’d like to draw your attention to section 6 where we have extended this timeline by an extra season to include County HUA’s at a later date, allowing time for us to focus on setting the structure correctly for Umpiring (in line with the above), whilst working through the impact per area and allowing us to communicate correctly, accurately and clearly to all of our umpiring colleagues and members.

Please feel free to review the booklet and feel free to contact me in the New Year with any thoughts or questions. In the meantime, thank you for your input and energies this year in Umpiring across the country to support our game at all levels.

Have a very Merry Christmas and look forward to an exciting 2020.

Best wishes
David

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager
Direct: 01509 228672 | Mobile: 07712 306967 ... More

29th Nov

(2019)
AGM Resolution re Governance Review

Following the recent Consultation Survey, the Consultation Summary is now available to read on the England Hockey website as a News article dated 27/11/19 and the full Research Summary is also available as a download from the Governance Review 2018 page of the website.

The Final Proposal, including more detail, will be available before Christmas. ... More

Following the recent Consultation Survey, the Consultation Summary is now available to read on the England Hockey website as a News article dated 27/11/19 and the full Research Summary is also available as a download from the Governance Review 2018 page of the website.

The Final Proposal, including more detail, will be available before Christmas. ... More

Following the recent Consultation Survey, the Consultation Summary is now available to read on the England Hockey website as a News article dated 27/11/19 and the full Research Summary is also available as a download from the Governance Review 2018 page of the website.

The Final Proposal, including more detail, will be available before Christmas. ... More

26th Aug

(2019)
Red Cards and Matchday Misconduct Offences

To all those that umpire

Welcome to the new season from the County Discipline team. There have been changes this year, I have taken over as County Disciplinary Administrator (CDA) from Chris Bond, however Chris is staying as the Deputy CDA.
A few of you this season will give a Red Card or be involved with a Matchday Misconduct Offence MMO. An MMO is a an offence that happens on the match day that would have led to red card being awarded during the match. A MMO can only be awarded by a Level 1 or above umpire, while anyone can submit issue a red card if they are umpiring the match.

The latest versions of all the relevant forms are on the HHUA website at https://www.hhua.co.uk/public/handbook.php along with some guidance on how to complete the form. If you need further help, please contact myself or Chris for additional help. The form is simple, just tell us what happened.
When you have complete the form, please send it me at discipline@hampshireha.co.uk and Chris at cwbond300@btinternet.com so that we can process it.

Please remember that a red card or MMO is a rare occurrence – you are unlikely to be involved In one. However, I suggest that you read the guidance before the start of the season so you are aware of what to do if necessary.

Thanks
Alan Dow
HHA CDA
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

To all those that umpire

Welcome to the new season from the County Discipline team. There have been changes this year, I have taken over as County Disciplinary Administrator (CDA) from Chris Bond, however Chris is staying as the Deputy CDA.
A few of you this season will give a Red Card or be involved with a Matchday Misconduct Offence MMO. An MMO is a an offence that happens on the match day that would have led to red card being awarded during the match. A MMO can only be awarded by a Level 1 or above umpire, while anyone can submit issue a red card if they are umpiring the match.

The latest versions of all the relevant forms are on the HHUA website at https://www.hhua.co.uk/public/handbook.php along with some guidance on how to complete the form. If you need further help, please contact myself or Chris for additional help. The form is simple, just tell us what happened.
When you have complete the form, please send it me at discipline@hampshireha.co.uk and Chris at cwbond300@btinternet.com so that we can process it.

Please remember that a red card or MMO is a rare occurrence – you are unlikely to be involved In one. However, I suggest that you read the guidance before the start of the season so you are aware of what to do if necessary.

Thanks
Alan Dow
HHA CDA
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

To all those that umpire

Welcome to the new season from the County Discipline team. There have been changes this year, I have taken over as County Disciplinary Administrator (CDA) from Chris Bond, however Chris is staying as the Deputy CDA.
A few of you this season will give a Red Card or be involved with a Matchday Misconduct Offence MMO. An MMO is a an offence that happens on the match day that would have led to red card being awarded during the match. A MMO can only be awarded by a Level 1 or above umpire, while anyone can submit issue a red card if they are umpiring the match.

The latest versions of all the relevant forms are on the HHUA website at https://www.hhua.co.uk/public/handbook.php along with some guidance on how to complete the form. If you need further help, please contact myself or Chris for additional help. The form is simple, just tell us what happened.
When you have complete the form, please send it me at discipline@hampshireha.co.uk and Chris at cwbond300@btinternet.com so that we can process it.

Please remember that a red card or MMO is a rare occurrence – you are unlikely to be involved In one. However, I suggest that you read the guidance before the start of the season so you are aware of what to do if necessary.

Thanks
Alan Dow
HHA CDA
News item loaded by Hampshire HA

19th Jun

(2019)
HHUA Shirt Policy 2019/20

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Management Committee has reviewed the situation with regard to shirt supply as there are a limited number of possible suppliers. Adidas currently supply a new range of blue and orange shirts, with a possible white shirt in the offing, to the NPUA. At the moment, there is no intention for South to change their colours, so HHUA will remain with the current options while the higher-level decisions bottom out.

HHUA will continue with Tempest for new members/replacement Orange and Green HHUA LOGO'd shirts for at least the next 12 months, available through the HHUA Website. The White version remains available though CMP from the website

Club Umpires may purchase the same shirts from Tempest, with the same logo, but CLUB Umpire underneath, for use within the County to increase the corporate look of all umpires.

Members are to be reminded that HHUA Policy is that they will wear a current County Badged Shirt for all Appointments in the county or region (including those of Higher Bodies making themselves available for County/Regional appointments). Notwithstanding this regulation, for the 2019/20 season ONLY, for those who do not currently have a white HHUA shirt, members may wear a white polo shirt (with non-controversial logo (ask Sec/Mike Robson for guidance if you are not sure whether your logo is permitted)) for the rare occasions when green/orange will not suffice.

If you need guidance on any of this information please contact Mike Robson before next season.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Management Committee has reviewed the situation with regard to shirt supply as there are a limited number of possible suppliers. Adidas currently supply a new range of blue and orange shirts, with a possible white shirt in the offing, to the NPUA. At the moment, there is no intention for South to change their colours, so HHUA will remain with the current options while the higher-level decisions bottom out.

HHUA will continue with Tempest for new members/replacement Orange and Green HHUA LOGO'd shirts for at least the next 12 months, available through the HHUA Website. The White version remains available though CMP from the website

Club Umpires may purchase the same shirts from Tempest, with the same logo, but CLUB Umpire underneath, for use within the County to increase the corporate look of all umpires.

Members are to be reminded that HHUA Policy is that they will wear a current County Badged Shirt for all Appointments in the county or region (including those of Higher Bodies making themselves available for County/Regional appointments). Notwithstanding this regulation, for the 2019/20 season ONLY, for those who do not currently have a white HHUA shirt, members may wear a white polo shirt (with non-controversial logo (ask Sec/Mike Robson for guidance if you are not sure whether your logo is permitted)) for the rare occasions when green/orange will not suffice.

If you need guidance on any of this information please contact Mike Robson before next season.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Management Committee has reviewed the situation with regard to shirt supply as there are a limited number of possible suppliers. Adidas currently supply a new range of blue and orange shirts, with a possible white shirt in the offing, to the NPUA. At the moment, there is no intention for South to change their colours, so HHUA will remain with the current options while the higher-level decisions bottom out.

HHUA will continue with Tempest for new members/replacement Orange and Green HHUA LOGO'd shirts for at least the next 12 months, available through the HHUA Website. The White version remains available though CMP from the website

Club Umpires may purchase the same shirts from Tempest, with the same logo, but CLUB Umpire underneath, for use within the County to increase the corporate look of all umpires.

Members are to be reminded that HHUA Policy is that they will wear a current County Badged Shirt for all Appointments in the county or region (including those of Higher Bodies making themselves available for County/Regional appointments). Notwithstanding this regulation, for the 2019/20 season ONLY, for those who do not currently have a white HHUA shirt, members may wear a white polo shirt (with non-controversial logo (ask Sec/Mike Robson for guidance if you are not sure whether your logo is permitted)) for the rare occasions when green/orange will not suffice.

If you need guidance on any of this information please contact Mike Robson before next season.