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Midland Region Hockey Umpiring Association

Welcome to the Midland Region Hockey Umpiring Association Web Site.

This site incorporates Birmingham Counties Hockey Umpiring Association, East Midlands Hockey Umpiring Association and Midlands Young Umpiring.

All of the information on the site can be reached from the menu items at the top of the screen.

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Membership Application Forms ...

Birmingham Counties HUA (right click and "save as" to download)

East Midlands HUA Full Membership (right click and "save as" to download)

The above form should be used for full membership

East Midlands HUA Associate Membership (right click and "save as" to download)

The above form should be used for Level 1 course candidates and unassessed Level 1 umpires applying for associate membership

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Recent News Items ...

17th September 2018
NPUA Award for John Litchfield ... (with image)

Our congratulations go to John Litchfield who was presented with the Julia Gill Lifetime Achievement Award at the NPUA Conference held last weekend at University of Warwick. This was in recognition of all the work he had undertaken in the development of Umpire Support within the ...
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29th August 2018
Revisions to Umpire Assessment Report Form

Following the introduction of the new assessment form at the beginning of 2018, various comments have been made relating to the scores awarded and also required to achieve an ‘Above Panel’ assessment (originally set at 23 or higher).

As a result, the scoring system has been amended for each ...
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22nd August 2018
MRHUA Member's Meeting - Tuesday 9th October 2018

The next MRHUA members meeting will be held on the above date at Old Silhillians, 7.00pm for a 7.30 start. Refreshments will be provided.
Full details will be announced shortly but in the mean time, please put the date in your diary

19th July 2018
Website Access for Clubs and Teams

Important message to all clubs and teams accessing the MRHUA, BCHUA and EMHUA Websites.
Following the introduction of the GDPR regulations in May, the umpiring websites have changed the way that clubs and teams access the website. The prime change is that there is no longer one password per ...
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5th April 2018
Changes to England Hockey Leagues for season 2019/20 ...(with link - click here)

England Hockey have announced the structure for the National Leagues for season 2019/20 onwards. Full details can be obtained by clicking on the link

27th November 2017
Confirmation of match details to Watchers

If a watcher has been appointed to a match that you are involved with, it is common courtesy, notwithstanding the details shown on the website, for you to make contact with the watcher to confirm the time and venue of the match.

The usual protocol is for the first named umpire to take ...
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22nd November 2017
Guidance on players going to ground ...(with link - click here)

There has recently been some confusion on penalties that should be applied to players who go to ground. The guidance on this subject, which was first issued in October 2014, has been uploaded to the Information and Downloads page and can be viewed using the link

11th November 2016
Clarification on Red Cards awarded for dissent

In the last fortnight there have been two instances where our members have issued Red Cards for dissent and have reported them as Category D Offences (two separate, but duplicate minor offences for which a yellow card was awarded for the first offence).

Please would everybody note that under ...
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17th August 2016
+++ UDATED +++ Parking at King Edwards High School, Birmingham

Despite previous advice, parking at KES, home to Harborne and Bournville does not require a permit.

However, umpires should note that the only car park that we can use is the Parade Ground car park, which is accessed by the side entrance on the A38 only, not by either of the entrances on ...
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Forthcoming Events ...

18th September 2018(EMHUA)19:30EMHUA Members Meeting @ West Bridgford HC
25th September 2018(EMHUA)19:30EMHUA Council Meeting @ West Bridgford HC
Revised date
4th October 2018(BCHUA)19:00BCHUA Coaching evening @ Warwick HC
9th October 2018(MRHUA)19:30MRHUA Member's Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
7.00pm for 7.30 start
23rd October 2018(BCHUA)19:15BCHUA Coaching and Grading Committee @ Old Sils
30th October 2018(EMHUA)19:30EMHUA Grading Committee @ West Bridgford HC
6th November 2018(MRHUA)19:00MRHUA Mens’s Selection Sub-committee Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
13th November 2018(MRHUA)19:00MRHUA Women’s Selection Sub-committee Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
(EMHUA)19:30Members Meeting @ West Bridgford HC
1. Verbal Communication by John LItchfield (National Coach) 2. What makes an Umpire? by James Barnes (NPUA Umpire of the Year) 3. Questions to the Panel
15th November 2018(BCHUA)19:15BCHUA Executive Committee meeting @ Old Sils

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