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17th NovBeeston HC Parking 18th November

All umpires should note the below message put out by Beeston Hockey Club ref games at the Nottingham Hockey Centre on 18th November.

This may also affect Nottingham University and Nottingham players matches.

There is a Prosecco Festival taking place in the Christmas Marquee this Saturday (18thNovember) between 12pm-5pm with over 1000 people attending.

The site will be very busy with vehicles all day. Where possible please arrange to come on public transport or share lifts. Allow plenty of time to get to the site.

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16th NovEMHUA Twitter


EMHUA has joined twitter (following in the footsteps of many other HUAs) - it is aimed to be used to publicise the Association and events.

Follow us on @EMidsHUA - but also please send us pictures to use of you umpiring (that you are happy for us to use).

If you have any queries please contact the secretary.

Colin Anderson
EMHUA Secretary

15th NovHockey Ball colour in MRHA league matches

WHITE BALLS must be used in all matches unless BOTH teams agree to change. Umpires may request a change of the colour for personal reasons but are expected to communicate this request midweek in advance of the match. If no agreement is reached then an alternate appointment may be required.

8th NovIndoor Umpiring

Leicestershire HA are looking for umpires to help with their U18 school's indoor tournaments.

The boys is running on Wed Nov 15th from 17.30 to 20.30
The girls on Thurs Nov 16th from 14.00 to 17.00.
Expenses are payable.

Anyone interested should contact Jane Jelley - LRHA Schools and Youth(jane.jelley@talk21.com)

7th NovCongratulations

Congratulations to Ollie Rhodes who has joined MRHUA on the mens panel following a successful Level 2 assessment game at the weekend.

We wish him well for his future career with MRHUA

6th NovRepton School - IAPS National u13 Girls Finals

Repton School are hosting the IAPS National U13 Finals (Girls) next Tuesday, 14th November.

There would be a 9.30am briefing for a 10am start and the tournament concludes at around 4.30pm.

Expenses are £70 and lunch is also provided.

Anyone interested should contact Martin Jones (mlj@repton.org.uk)

6th NovOakham School - Umpire Required

Oakham School Require a Level 1 (assessed) Umpire for the following zonal competitions:
Thursday 9th @ Repton - 11:00 – 14:00
Monday 13th @ Trent - 10:30 – 14:30
Tuesday 14th @ Warwick - 11:00 – 13:00

Fees are payable.

Please contact James Bateman (jb1@oakham.rutland.sch.uk) if interested/available.

6th NovKit

Any members who ordered kit at the members meeting should contact Simon Widdison (Info@appleelectricalinstallations.co.uk) to arrange delivery or collection.

1st NovSheffield Hallam University - Umpires

Sheffield Hallam University are looking to expand upon their pool of umpires who are available to umpire BUCS hockey on Wednesday afternoons. Fee payable.

If any members are interested please contact Emily Wilkes on E.J.Wilkes@shu.ac.uk

27th OctCongratulations - Panel Promotions

EMHUA would like to pass on congratulation to all members who have been promoted to a new panel, or allocated an initial panel, following the recent grading meeting. Changes listed below:

A Panel
- Ryan Andrews & James Wakeland Promoted

B* Panel
- Mark Richardson Promoted
- John Van Berkel joins the EMHUA neutral panel as a B* panel umpire and is awarded his EMHUA badged shirt

B Panel
- Giles Hulme Returns to B Panel after a period away
- Elise Charlton and Amar Chudasama join the EMHUA neutral panel as B panel umpires and are each awarded their EMHUA badged shirt

C* Panel
- Peter Danson Promoted

C Panel
Paul Westbury joins the EMHUA panel as a C panel umpire and is awarded his EMHUA badged shirt

Please join us in acknowledging the successes achieved here.

Should any other members wish to join the neutral panel please speak to a member of the committee.

Andy Barnes, EMHUA President & Chief Coach
Colin Anderson, EMHUA Secretary

23rd OctImportant - For All Panel Umpires

When Umpires are watched it is a mandatory requirement to give feedback on the watcher as watchers need to learn how they can improve as well.
To make this easier for you we draw your attention to the guidance on this type of feedback provided to MRHUA umpires. The document can be viewed in the Information and Downloads section and by following the link above.

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17th OctEH Championships

We have a number of EH Championship (previously the Cup/Vase/Trophy) games across the EMHUA region on the 29th October and 12th November.

Could all umpires please review their availability and update as appropriate.

12th OctUniversity of Leicester Umpires

The University of Leicester is looking to expand upon their pool of umpires who are available to umpire BUCS hockey on Wednesday afternoons. Fee payable.

If any members are interested please contact Ryan McWilliams on rm488@Student.le.ac.uk

11th OctNew Red Card and MMO Report Form

England Hockey have released a new version of the Red Card and MMO Report Form, which is now available for download from the Information & Downloads section under Discipline, or from the link on this news item.
Please familiarise yourself with this new form and use it for any future red cards or MMOs.

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10th OctMRHA Men's League Newsletter - September 2017

For your information, MRHA have distributed the Men's League Newsletter for September 2017.
You can find it within the Information & Downloads under the heading MRHA Men's League, or by clicking the link in this news item.

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6th OctNottingham University Umpires

Nottingham University are looking to expand on their pool of people prepared to umpire BUCS hockey on a Wednesday.

If any members are interested please contact Rowan Tejura (rowantejura@live.co.uk).

30th SepMembers meeting Presentations

The presentations from the September members meeting can now be viewed in the EMHUA Infomation Downloads section

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19th SepPeter Cranswick RIP

We sadly announce that Peter Cranswick passed away following a long fight against Leukaemia. Peter was associated with South Nottingham HC, Nottinghamshire HA as long time secretary and VP, Midland league secretary and a Nottingham Forest season ticket holder. Peter was a qualified club umpire, a player coach and an EH technical official and also produced the Hockey column for the Nottingham Evening Post for many years. His funeral will be in Surrey with a memorial service to be announced later in Nottingham. Our thoughts are with Kate his wife and his family.

13th SepDBS Price Increase

Dear members,

For those of you seeking a DBS check or renewal the cost has increased from £6.48 to £7.02.

Please contact the Child Protection and Welfare Officer if you require any further information

11th SepEMHUA New Kit

Note: Simon Widdison will be attending the Members meeting on Tuesday 19th. Contact him before then with your order and you may be able to pick up your new Kit on the night.

11th SepEMHUA Members Coaching Meeting Tuesday 19th September 7:00 pm

All members and any Club contacts are welcome. The Programme is:
7:00 The "New season" and "New Rules" by Andy Barnes
7:15 Building your Umpiring Confidence by Jerry Yates
8:00 A revisit to Red cards, MMO's and the Umpires role by Simon Widdison
8:30 What is a CUD and how do I become one by Andy Barnes
8:45 Questions to the Presenters
9:00 Close

25th AugThe Women's World Cup 2018 - Public Ballot

For all interested members please note- the ballot is now open until 18.00 on 6th September (https://www.seetickets.com/hockeyworldcup/)

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24th Mar (2015)MRHA Men's league newsletters

The latest Newsletter from the Men's league can be downloaded viewed from the Web handbook Downloads section

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