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16th JanMembers Meeting

Please note the Member's Meeting for 22.1.2019 has been postponed due to a clash with the MRHUA executive meeting.

A new date will be announced in due course.

8th JanLevel 3 Indoor Success

Congratulations to Ben Garrod who has achieved his Level 3 Indoor Umpiring Award following a successful assessment last weekend.

7th JanLevel 1 Umpire Course - Nottingham

Nottingham HC are hosting a Level 1 Umpire Course on 23/1/2019 at Goosedale.

Any clubs looking to expand their pool of umpires can find details in the attached link.

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4th JanMembership fees 2018/19 season

All members are reminded to check that they have renewed their annual subscription. This is indicated in your personal area. Unpaid National, Regional and Club umpire members are reminded to make arrangements for payment with the treasurer if they are unlikley to earn any EMHUA appointment expenses. If you are not renewing your membership then please out of courtesy inform Simon Brown by email marstonbrowns@btinternet.com; this will avoid unnecessary chasing. Thank you and Happy New Year to all. A membership form with bank transfer information is on the website opening page.

4th JanEMHUA - Change of Appointments Secretary

Please be aware that Colin Anderson has taken over as appointments secretary for the remainder of the 2018/2019 season, we ask that any communications are now forwarded to him.

- 07795565566
- cdanderson1982@googlemail.com

19th Dec (2018)MRHA Newsletter - December 2018

The MRHA Men's League Newsletter for December has been uploaded to the Information & Downloads section of the website, and also linked below. It may be useful to have a browse, especially as it contains information pertinent to umpiring matters.

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19th Dec (2018)Important notice re: FIH Rule Changes

Further to the FIH’s announcement on 18 December regarding changes to the rules of hockey from
1st January 2019, England Hockey confirms that no changes will be made to the domestic game including all Midland and County league hockey across England; during the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

19th Dec (2018)Congratulations Colin

Colin Anderson has achieved his Regional (level 2) Indoor Men and Indoor Women's panel over the short Indoor season. If this inspires you then EMHUA are looking to develop more indoor umpires in the future.

17th Dec (2018)Urinating at the side of a hockey pitch - Statement from England Hockey

Please see below from England Hockey:

We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension.

If you have any questions, please refer to Colin Anderson, Secretary, EMHUA.

27th Nov (2018)Congratulations Amar

Amar Chudasama was succesfully assessed for his level 2 award over the weekend and is now on the MRHUA Mens panel. Well done on your rapid rise and we all wish you well in both your University and future umpiring career.

26th Nov (2018)Level 2 Promotion Success

EMHUA would like to Extend our congratulations to Amar Chudasama who was successful in his Level 2 assessment this weekend and joins the MRHUA panel.

Good luck for the future Amar!

19th Nov (2018)Cup Availability

Can all panel umpires please check their availability is up to date as we have several cup game coming in across November and December. This includes some Sundays


18th Nov (2018)Simon Widdison - EMHUA Appointments and Notts Discipline Queries


Due to unforeseen circumstances please can we ask that any appointments queries are directed to the EMHUA Secretary (Colin Anderson) and Chief Coach (Andy Barnes) , please do not contact Simon Widdison at this time.

Should any members have the need to raise a Notts Discipline issue please contact the RDA (Andy Barnes) who will direct your query accordingly.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Colin Anderson
EMHUA Secretary

14th Nov (2018)Members Meeting Collection

Members will be pleased to hear that £55.00 was collected at last nights coaching meeting for Bill Workman's "Just Giving" page in support of Macmillan Nursing. A great achievement from those attending. With respect to Bill's long service to EMHUA since 1996 as an umpire and 15 years as appointment secretary, EMHUA made a further donation of £100. Over £500 has now been raised.

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30th Oct (2018)Revision to EMHUA umpire Assessment 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 the score of 23 required to achieve an ‘Above Panel’ assessment.

In line with MRHUA & BCHUA the scoring system has been amended for each section of the report where 5 = Above Panel, 4 = Umpiring at Top of Panel, 3 = Umpiring to Middle of Panel, 2 = Umpiring to Bottom of Panel and 1 = Umpiring Below panel. This will give umpires a better idea of where their performance lies relative to their current grade and will enable assessors to provide marks which are more subjective when compared to the previous descriptors of ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’ etc..

To achieve an ‘Above Panel’ assessment, umpires will now need to achieve a score of 21 or more. The mark for a Below Panel has not changed (a score of 7 or less, or receiving a mark of 1 in two or more areas)

28th Oct (2018)New Message from Bill Workman's family

We are absolutely blown away with all the tributes payed to Bill on Saturday both at Manor Park and around the Midlands and all the messages, cards and kind words from the hockey community. Good or bad everyone that has met Bill over the years will have memories and stories which will know doubt be remembered for years to come.
In turbulent times the hockey community always finds a way to shine. Further details will be released in due course for anyone who would like to celebrate Bill's life along with his family and friends.
All the best
Linda and family

26th Oct (2018)New Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs). The club administration area is now accessed from your personal area.
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the home pages.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

23rd Oct (2018)Bill Workman RIP

EMHUA are very sad to announce that our President Bill Workman lost his battle with cancer and passed away a few hours ago. His family were at his bedside. Our thoughts are with Linda his wife, David & Glen his hockey playing sons and the rest of his family at this very sad time. Further details will be announced in due course.

23rd Oct (2018)Message from Bill Workmans family

Some of you will be aware that our President and former appointments secretary Bill Workman had a long standing illness. This manifested itself more recently and has a terminal prognosis. Bill's family now wish to inform all his friends and colleagues in EMHUA of the current situation where Bill is in palliative care and unlikley to recover. Our thoughts are with Linda his wife and all his family at this time. Further news will be provided as and when we receive an update. Please do not try to contact Bill on any EMHUA matter. Please direct all communication to Andy Barnes, Colin Anderson or Simon Widdison. (Andy EMHUA Deputy President)

22nd Oct (2018)Promotion Successes

Congratulations to Jim Wakeland who successfully passed his Level 2 assessment at the weekend and joins the MRHUA Men's Panel.

In addition belated congratulations go to Colin Anderson who recently passed his Level 3 assessment to join the NPUA Ladies panel.

EMHUA wish you both success for your future umpiring.

3rd Oct (2018)Congratulations Amar

EMHUA Grading committee announce the promotion of Amar Chudasama from A Panel to Level 2 candidate. Well done Amar in acheiving this by hard work and commitment. We wish you well in your future umpiring career.

1st May (2018)EMHUA AGM Council Changes

Following the AGM there have been some changes to the Council Officers and Representatives.

Bill Workman takes over from Andy Barnes as President, with Simon Widdison becoming the new Appointments Secretary.
Karl Strickland has been added to the Grading Committee as a selector.
We also welcome Steve Pearson as a representative member.

1st May (2018)EMHUA AGM Awards

The following awards were presented at the recent AGM, congratulations to all those involved!

EMHUA “Top Club Award” - Mansfield
EMHUA "Presidents" Trophy - James Wakeland
EMHUA Special Award - Simon Brown
REG WALKER Award - Andy Barnes

4th Mar (2018)March 3rd Rearranged Games

Following the large number of postponed matches yesterday (3/3/18) we will have a number of rearranged league games across the EMHUA region over the next few weeks, alongside potential cup games.

Could all umpires please review their availability and update as appropriate – including Sundays and potential midweeks.

For any NPUA and MRHUA qualified umpires it is acknowledged these higher appointments take priority, however we would be grateful if availability is still indicated.

Please contact Bill Workman (Appointments Sec) with any queries.

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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