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18th MarAll hockey is suspended due to coronavirus

MHUA are reiterating to their members and clubs that all hockey is currently suspending following the EH guidelines around coronavirus.

All leagues have confirmed the same and we have been advised that the JAC fixtures on 29th March are now postponed.

More news as and when we have it.

Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

MHUA Committee.

MHUA are reiterating to their members and clubs that all hockey is currently suspending following the EH guidelines around coronavirus.

All leagues have confirmed the same and we have been advised that the JAC fixtures on 29th March are now postponed.

More news as and when we have it.

Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

MHUA Committee.

MHUA are reiterating to their members and clubs that all hockey is currently suspending following the EH guidelines around coronavirus.

All leagues have confirmed the same and we have been advised that the JAC fixtures on 29th March are now postponed.

More news as and when we have it.

Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

MHUA Committee.

4th FebMHUA Umpire Coaching and JACs 2020

For the fourth year in succession, MHUA will be using the Middlesex junior academy home dates for umpire development and coaching.

We need your assistance!

*Members of MHUA* Please book in on the link attached and not via the MHUA website.

If you are a level 2 or level 3 umpire, please volunteer your services to assist with coaching and assessing.

The dates / venues for the academy dates are as follows:

Sunday 1st March:
Ashford HC, 1.30pm – 6pm, U17 boys (Middx, Sussex, Kent)

Sunday 15th March – all Middx, Oxon, Bucks
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U13 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 boys
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U14 girls
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U17 girls

Sunday 29th March – all Middx, Surrey Lions, Hants
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U15 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 girls
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U13 girls

Sunday 3rd May:
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U14 boys (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U15 girls (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Indian Gym HC, 1130-1230pm Middx v Berks - U17 girls
Indian Gym HC, 1-2pm, Middx v Berks - U17 boys

Sunday 17th May – all Middx, Sussex, Kent
Staines HC, 12.30-4.3-pm – U14 boys
Ashford HC, 12.30-4.30pm - U15 girls

If you are a club umpire rep or assessor, please circulate the information to your club umpires so we can get people coached and assessed. Please let us know of any young umpires that we can also involve.

Thank you - we look forward to a successful junior season!

MHUA Development Committee ... More

For the fourth year in succession, MHUA will be using the Middlesex junior academy home dates for umpire development and coaching.

We need your assistance!

*Members of MHUA* Please book in on the link attached and not via the MHUA website.

If you are a level 2 or level 3 umpire, please volunteer your services to assist with coaching and assessing.

The dates / venues for the academy dates are as follows:

Sunday 1st March:
Ashford HC, 1.30pm – 6pm, U17 boys (Middx, Sussex, Kent)

Sunday 15th March – all Middx, Oxon, Bucks
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U13 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 boys
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U14 girls
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U17 girls

Sunday 29th March – all Middx, Surrey Lions, Hants
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U15 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 girls
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U13 girls

Sunday 3rd May:
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U14 boys (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U15 girls (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Indian Gym HC, 1130-1230pm Middx v Berks - U17 girls
Indian Gym HC, 1-2pm, Middx v Berks - U17 boys

Sunday 17th May – all Middx, Sussex, Kent
Staines HC, 12.30-4.3-pm – U14 boys
Ashford HC, 12.30-4.30pm - U15 girls

If you are a club umpire rep or assessor, please circulate the information to your club umpires so we can get people coached and assessed. Please let us know of any young umpires that we can also involve.

Thank you - we look forward to a successful junior season!

MHUA Development Committee ... More

For the fourth year in succession, MHUA will be using the Middlesex junior academy home dates for umpire development and coaching.

We need your assistance!

*Members of MHUA* Please book in on the link attached and not via the MHUA website.

If you are a level 2 or level 3 umpire, please volunteer your services to assist with coaching and assessing.

The dates / venues for the academy dates are as follows:

Sunday 1st March:
Ashford HC, 1.30pm – 6pm, U17 boys (Middx, Sussex, Kent)

Sunday 15th March – all Middx, Oxon, Bucks
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U13 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 boys
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U14 girls
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U17 girls

Sunday 29th March – all Middx, Surrey Lions, Hants
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U15 boys
Merchant Taylors, 12-4.30pm, U16 girls
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U13 girls

Sunday 3rd May:
Staines HC, 1-5.30pm, U14 boys (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Ashford HC, 1.30-6pm, U15 girls (Middx, Berks, Surrey Panthers)
Indian Gym HC, 1130-1230pm Middx v Berks - U17 girls
Indian Gym HC, 1-2pm, Middx v Berks - U17 boys

Sunday 17th May – all Middx, Sussex, Kent
Staines HC, 12.30-4.3-pm – U14 boys
Ashford HC, 12.30-4.30pm - U15 girls

If you are a club umpire rep or assessor, please circulate the information to your club umpires so we can get people coached and assessed. Please let us know of any young umpires that we can also involve.

Thank you - we look forward to a successful junior season!

MHUA Development Committee ... More

20th JanWorld Masters Hockey - August - Nottingham

England Hockey have asked HUAs to include the following message to Level 2 and 3 umpires asking them to consider umpiring at the Worlds Masters (over 35 and over 45) World Cup in Nottingham between 8 and 17 August.
“In association with the World Masters Hockey, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the Masters World Cup 2020. Held at Nottingham Hockey Centre between 8-17th August 2020, the competition will feature the best of Masters hockey from the Over 35’s & Over 40’s age groups - with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all represented.
For individuals selected to umpire this competition, the following will be provided:
· Coaching & mentoring from a highly experienced Umpire Support Team
· Meals on site during the days of competition
· Tournament Shirt(s)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.
To register your interest in the event, please click on the below link to submit your expression of interest. Please be aware that in the first instance, we are only seeking applications from individuals who are available and can commit for the whole tournament. ... More

England Hockey have asked HUAs to include the following message to Level 2 and 3 umpires asking them to consider umpiring at the Worlds Masters (over 35 and over 45) World Cup in Nottingham between 8 and 17 August.
“In association with the World Masters Hockey, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the Masters World Cup 2020. Held at Nottingham Hockey Centre between 8-17th August 2020, the competition will feature the best of Masters hockey from the Over 35’s & Over 40’s age groups - with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all represented.
For individuals selected to umpire this competition, the following will be provided:
· Coaching & mentoring from a highly experienced Umpire Support Team
· Meals on site during the days of competition
· Tournament Shirt(s)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.
To register your interest in the event, please click on the below link to submit your expression of interest. Please be aware that in the first instance, we are only seeking applications from individuals who are available and can commit for the whole tournament. ... More

England Hockey have asked HUAs to include the following message to Level 2 and 3 umpires asking them to consider umpiring at the Worlds Masters (over 35 and over 45) World Cup in Nottingham between 8 and 17 August.
“In association with the World Masters Hockey, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the Masters World Cup 2020. Held at Nottingham Hockey Centre between 8-17th August 2020, the competition will feature the best of Masters hockey from the Over 35’s & Over 40’s age groups - with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all represented.
For individuals selected to umpire this competition, the following will be provided:
· Coaching & mentoring from a highly experienced Umpire Support Team
· Meals on site during the days of competition
· Tournament Shirt(s)
Unfortunately, we will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.
To register your interest in the event, please click on the below link to submit your expression of interest. Please be aware that in the first instance, we are only seeking applications from individuals who are available and can commit for the whole tournament. ... More

20th JanGurmit Bhamra is new MHUA midweek Appointments Secretary

Following many years of excellent service, Ian Fitzgerald hung up his Wednesday whistle and role of MHUA midweek appointments secretary at Christmas and has been replaced by new Committee member Gurmit Bhamra. The Committee are very grateful to Gurmit for stepping forward. Gurmit can be contacted ar gurmit.s.bhamra@gmail.com, mobile 07931 777855 or landline 01784 246596. We are always looking midweek umpires so please contact Gurmit if you could be available on a Wednesday.

Following many years of excellent service, Ian Fitzgerald hung up his Wednesday whistle and role of MHUA midweek appointments secretary at Christmas and has been replaced by new Committee member Gurmit Bhamra. The Committee are very grateful to Gurmit for stepping forward. Gurmit can be contacted ar gurmit.s.bhamra@gmail.com, mobile 07931 777855 or landline 01784 246596. We are always looking midweek umpires so please contact Gurmit if you could be available on a Wednesday.

Following many years of excellent service, Ian Fitzgerald hung up his Wednesday whistle and role of MHUA midweek appointments secretary at Christmas and has been replaced by new Committee member Gurmit Bhamra. The Committee are very grateful to Gurmit for stepping forward. Gurmit can be contacted ar gurmit.s.bhamra@gmail.com, mobile 07931 777855 or landline 01784 246596. We are always looking midweek umpires so please contact Gurmit if you could be available on a Wednesday.

9th Oct

(2019)
Social Media

Moving into the 21st century (ish)

After members comments at our AGM we are increasing the ways in which you can follow us and keep up to date with what happens at MHUA.
Share, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexHUA
Twitter: @MiddxUmpires ... More

Moving into the 21st century (ish)

After members comments at our AGM we are increasing the ways in which you can follow us and keep up to date with what happens at MHUA.
Share, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexHUA
Twitter: @MiddxUmpires ... More

Moving into the 21st century (ish)

After members comments at our AGM we are increasing the ways in which you can follow us and keep up to date with what happens at MHUA.
Share, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiddlesexHUA
Twitter: @MiddxUmpires ... More

4th Aug

(2019)
MHUA 2019 AGM minutes, Executive and Finance reports

The minutes of the AGM (Eastcote Hockey Club on 5th July) together with the Executive and Finance reports are now available on the website ... More

The minutes of the AGM (Eastcote Hockey Club on 5th July) together with the Executive and Finance reports are now available on the website ... More

The minutes of the AGM (Eastcote Hockey Club on 5th July) together with the Executive and Finance reports are now available on the website ... More

28th Jul

(2019)
England Hockey proposals for structural change

England Hockey have recently published their proposals (AGM Resolution Proposals) for structural change in support the ongoing regional workshops. The linked proposals result from a comprehensive discussion at all levels of the game and will inform a decision by the England Hockey Board at their AGM next year. The current proposals will impact on MHUA and SCHUA. The Committee will continue to engage with England Hockey and SCHUA to inform the conversation and keep you informed of progress. ... More

England Hockey have recently published their proposals (AGM Resolution Proposals) for structural change in support the ongoing regional workshops. The linked proposals result from a comprehensive discussion at all levels of the game and will inform a decision by the England Hockey Board at their AGM next year. The current proposals will impact on MHUA and SCHUA. The Committee will continue to engage with England Hockey and SCHUA to inform the conversation and keep you informed of progress. ... More

England Hockey have recently published their proposals (AGM Resolution Proposals) for structural change in support the ongoing regional workshops. The linked proposals result from a comprehensive discussion at all levels of the game and will inform a decision by the England Hockey Board at their AGM next year. The current proposals will impact on MHUA and SCHUA. The Committee will continue to engage with England Hockey and SCHUA to inform the conversation and keep you informed of progress. ... More

7th Apr

(2019)
Level 2 assessment process

The increased movement of teams next season caused by the reorganisation of the leagues (with the consequent knock on impact of clubs needing to identify Level 2 umpires) has put strain on assessing and coaching at all levels: national, regional and county. There was a plea at the recent MHUA committee meeting that umpires and clubs refer to and follow the assessment process as set out at the attached link. In particular, clubs and umpires should understand that while there may be rare exceptions, the expectation is that umpires wishing to progress to Level 2 will already by on the MHUA coachs' radar by taking regular or occasional county appointments. The Association want to help clubs but we need to have the opportunity to look properly at Level 2 candidates. ... More

The increased movement of teams next season caused by the reorganisation of the leagues (with the consequent knock on impact of clubs needing to identify Level 2 umpires) has put strain on assessing and coaching at all levels: national, regional and county. There was a plea at the recent MHUA committee meeting that umpires and clubs refer to and follow the assessment process as set out at the attached link. In particular, clubs and umpires should understand that while there may be rare exceptions, the expectation is that umpires wishing to progress to Level 2 will already by on the MHUA coachs' radar by taking regular or occasional county appointments. The Association want to help clubs but we need to have the opportunity to look properly at Level 2 candidates. ... More

The increased movement of teams next season caused by the reorganisation of the leagues (with the consequent knock on impact of clubs needing to identify Level 2 umpires) has put strain on assessing and coaching at all levels: national, regional and county. There was a plea at the recent MHUA committee meeting that umpires and clubs refer to and follow the assessment process as set out at the attached link. In particular, clubs and umpires should understand that while there may be rare exceptions, the expectation is that umpires wishing to progress to Level 2 will already by on the MHUA coachs' radar by taking regular or occasional county appointments. The Association want to help clubs but we need to have the opportunity to look properly at Level 2 candidates. ... More

7th Apr

(2019)
Red cards and MMOs - uninvolved umpires must resist commenting

This has come up at a couple of recent MHUA committee meetings as a problem. Conversations concerning red cards or Match day Misconduct reports understandably get discussed in the bar post game. There have been recent instances when MHUA umpires not involved in the game but present in the bar have become engaged in the conversation and have passed comment. Players then use any views expressed to support an appeal. While it is healthy that umpires talk with players out of the game context as both learn, it is unhelpful for umpires to comment on red cards or match day misconduct reports given by colleagues and Members are asked to exercise appropriate caution and restraint.

This has come up at a couple of recent MHUA committee meetings as a problem. Conversations concerning red cards or Match day Misconduct reports understandably get discussed in the bar post game. There have been recent instances when MHUA umpires not involved in the game but present in the bar have become engaged in the conversation and have passed comment. Players then use any views expressed to support an appeal. While it is healthy that umpires talk with players out of the game context as both learn, it is unhelpful for umpires to comment on red cards or match day misconduct reports given by colleagues and Members are asked to exercise appropriate caution and restraint.

This has come up at a couple of recent MHUA committee meetings as a problem. Conversations concerning red cards or Match day Misconduct reports understandably get discussed in the bar post game. There have been recent instances when MHUA umpires not involved in the game but present in the bar have become engaged in the conversation and have passed comment. Players then use any views expressed to support an appeal. While it is healthy that umpires talk with players out of the game context as both learn, it is unhelpful for umpires to comment on red cards or match day misconduct reports given by colleagues and Members are asked to exercise appropriate caution and restraint.