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30th MayEngland Hockey publish roadmap to Return to Play arrangement

On 29 May England Hockey published a roadmap to Return to Play responding to the Government's decision to extend group activities to up to six people from Monday. The guidance is long but necessarily so to accommodate the complexity and range of permutations as we wait to see the impact of the relaxation of lockdown measures. The guidance includes a 5 stage return to full league action (we are currently approaching stage 2 - small groups but with social distancing in place) and 4 options as to when the season may start and proposals as to how each scenario will be managed. England Hockey have provided an email address to receive comments. ... More

On 29 May England Hockey published a roadmap to Return to Play responding to the Government's decision to extend group activities to up to six people from Monday. The guidance is long but necessarily so to accommodate the complexity and range of permutations as we wait to see the impact of the relaxation of lockdown measures. The guidance includes a 5 stage return to full league action (we are currently approaching stage 2 - small groups but with social distancing in place) and 4 options as to when the season may start and proposals as to how each scenario will be managed. England Hockey have provided an email address to receive comments. ... More

On 29 May England Hockey published a roadmap to Return to Play responding to the Government's decision to extend group activities to up to six people from Monday. The guidance is long but necessarily so to accommodate the complexity and range of permutations as we wait to see the impact of the relaxation of lockdown measures. The guidance includes a 5 stage return to full league action (we are currently approaching stage 2 - small groups but with social distancing in place) and 4 options as to when the season may start and proposals as to how each scenario will be managed. England Hockey have provided an email address to receive comments. ... More

28th MayEngland Hockey announces new initiative 'Online Education for Umpires'

Introduced to side-step the restrictions of Covid-19, the 'Online Education for Umpires' initiative offers free, one hour seminars for umpires of every age, ability and experience providing a platform to interact and learn about different aspects of the game. EH have also modified a number of paid-for courses allowing them to be successfully completed online without recourse to a classroom or other face-to-face physical component. An example is the reduced cost Level 1 theory qualification that can now be completed online provided students complete the whole session together with the online Rules of Hockey test.

In a further message, EH said that there will be no FIH rule changes until after the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics. ... More

Introduced to side-step the restrictions of Covid-19, the 'Online Education for Umpires' initiative offers free, one hour seminars for umpires of every age, ability and experience providing a platform to interact and learn about different aspects of the game. EH have also modified a number of paid-for courses allowing them to be successfully completed online without recourse to a classroom or other face-to-face physical component. An example is the reduced cost Level 1 theory qualification that can now be completed online provided students complete the whole session together with the online Rules of Hockey test.

In a further message, EH said that there will be no FIH rule changes until after the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics. ... More

Introduced to side-step the restrictions of Covid-19, the 'Online Education for Umpires' initiative offers free, one hour seminars for umpires of every age, ability and experience providing a platform to interact and learn about different aspects of the game. EH have also modified a number of paid-for courses allowing them to be successfully completed online without recourse to a classroom or other face-to-face physical component. An example is the reduced cost Level 1 theory qualification that can now be completed online provided students complete the whole session together with the online Rules of Hockey test.

In a further message, EH said that there will be no FIH rule changes until after the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics. ... More

28th MayEngland Hockey 'Return to Play' Guidelines published

Hockey Umpire Associations received a message from England Hockey this week linking to their 'Return to Play' Strategy and Guidelines developed with Public Health England in accordance with current Government rules (link attached). In addition to noting that hockey pitches may now open again, the guidelines set out a range of sensible precautions allowing players and coaches to re-engage in a limited form of the game whilst maintaining appropriate social distancing. The message provided a note of caution to clubs and associations preparing for a September restart referring to the recent RFU statement that they are scenario planning for a season start in January, 2020. The implications for umpiring of a delayed beginning to the season will be considered at the AGM now scheduled for 17th July 2020 ... More

Hockey Umpire Associations received a message from England Hockey this week linking to their 'Return to Play' Strategy and Guidelines developed with Public Health England in accordance with current Government rules (link attached). In addition to noting that hockey pitches may now open again, the guidelines set out a range of sensible precautions allowing players and coaches to re-engage in a limited form of the game whilst maintaining appropriate social distancing. The message provided a note of caution to clubs and associations preparing for a September restart referring to the recent RFU statement that they are scenario planning for a season start in January, 2020. The implications for umpiring of a delayed beginning to the season will be considered at the AGM now scheduled for 17th July 2020 ... More

Hockey Umpire Associations received a message from England Hockey this week linking to their 'Return to Play' Strategy and Guidelines developed with Public Health England in accordance with current Government rules (link attached). In addition to noting that hockey pitches may now open again, the guidelines set out a range of sensible precautions allowing players and coaches to re-engage in a limited form of the game whilst maintaining appropriate social distancing. The message provided a note of caution to clubs and associations preparing for a September restart referring to the recent RFU statement that they are scenario planning for a season start in January, 2020. The implications for umpiring of a delayed beginning to the season will be considered at the AGM now scheduled for 17th July 2020 ... More

14th MayUpdate on the adjourned England Hockey AGM

Further to the adjourned England Hockey AGM on 17 March 2020, England Hockey is now in a position to advise on the proposed next steps. The AGM agenda included a number of regular items that are addressed every year as well as the significant matter of seeking membership approval of the Structure Fit for the Future proposals.

The England Hockey articles do not allow for an AGM to be held electronically. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the government are making allowances for companies regarding the filing of the relevant end of year paperwork. Having made the necessary enquiries with our auditors, the 2018-19 England Hockey accounts have been filed at Companies House, noting they are subject to membership retrospective approval when the adjourned AGM is eventually reconvened, allowing for amends to be filed if necessary.

A new date has not yet been set for the England Hockey AGM. When the situation allows, a time and date will be published to reconvene the adjourned AGM in the appropriate manner with sufficient notice in line with the articles of England Hockey.

Obviously without the vote from the membership taking place at the AGM, the Structure Fit for the Future proposals are not yet approved. The Board of England Hockey still has the appetite to pursue the work against the initial timescales due to the level of engagement and support from the membership in the run up to the adjourned AGM. The staff at England Hockey will therefore start to develop the next stages of the proposals in line with the timeline set out. Clubs, Associations and other membership bodies can expect to be invited to provide information to develop the next level of detail in the proposals. The Board is clear that the implementation of this work will only progress subject to membership approval.

Further to the adjourned England Hockey AGM on 17 March 2020, England Hockey is now in a position to advise on the proposed next steps. The AGM agenda included a number of regular items that are addressed every year as well as the significant matter of seeking membership approval of the Structure Fit for the Future proposals.

The England Hockey articles do not allow for an AGM to be held electronically. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the government are making allowances for companies regarding the filing of the relevant end of year paperwork. Having made the necessary enquiries with our auditors, the 2018-19 England Hockey accounts have been filed at Companies House, noting they are subject to membership retrospective approval when the adjourned AGM is eventually reconvened, allowing for amends to be filed if necessary.

A new date has not yet been set for the England Hockey AGM. When the situation allows, a time and date will be published to reconvene the adjourned AGM in the appropriate manner with sufficient notice in line with the articles of England Hockey.

Obviously without the vote from the membership taking place at the AGM, the Structure Fit for the Future proposals are not yet approved. The Board of England Hockey still has the appetite to pursue the work against the initial timescales due to the level of engagement and support from the membership in the run up to the adjourned AGM. The staff at England Hockey will therefore start to develop the next stages of the proposals in line with the timeline set out. Clubs, Associations and other membership bodies can expect to be invited to provide information to develop the next level of detail in the proposals. The Board is clear that the implementation of this work will only progress subject to membership approval.

Further to the adjourned England Hockey AGM on 17 March 2020, England Hockey is now in a position to advise on the proposed next steps. The AGM agenda included a number of regular items that are addressed every year as well as the significant matter of seeking membership approval of the Structure Fit for the Future proposals.

The England Hockey articles do not allow for an AGM to be held electronically. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the government are making allowances for companies regarding the filing of the relevant end of year paperwork. Having made the necessary enquiries with our auditors, the 2018-19 England Hockey accounts have been filed at Companies House, noting they are subject to membership retrospective approval when the adjourned AGM is eventually reconvened, allowing for amends to be filed if necessary.

A new date has not yet been set for the England Hockey AGM. When the situation allows, a time and date will be published to reconvene the adjourned AGM in the appropriate manner with sufficient notice in line with the articles of England Hockey.

Obviously without the vote from the membership taking place at the AGM, the Structure Fit for the Future proposals are not yet approved. The Board of England Hockey still has the appetite to pursue the work against the initial timescales due to the level of engagement and support from the membership in the run up to the adjourned AGM. The staff at England Hockey will therefore start to develop the next stages of the proposals in line with the timeline set out. Clubs, Associations and other membership bodies can expect to be invited to provide information to develop the next level of detail in the proposals. The Board is clear that the implementation of this work will only progress subject to membership approval.

14th MayEngland Hockey publish detail of how they will reconcile 2020 league positions

Reconciliation of 2019/20 EHL Hockey Season
Due to the COVID-19 situation putting a stop to the final week of the EHL season, please find attached a statement on how the final positions have been reconciled:
If you have any questions, please e-mail competitions@englandhockey.co.uk ... More

Reconciliation of 2019/20 EHL Hockey Season
Due to the COVID-19 situation putting a stop to the final week of the EHL season, please find attached a statement on how the final positions have been reconciled:
If you have any questions, please e-mail competitions@englandhockey.co.uk ... More

Reconciliation of 2019/20 EHL Hockey Season
Due to the COVID-19 situation putting a stop to the final week of the EHL season, please find attached a statement on how the final positions have been reconciled:
If you have any questions, please e-mail competitions@englandhockey.co.uk ... 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

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.