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27th NovCongratulations 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 NovLevel 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 NovCup 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 NovSimon 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 NovMembers 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 OctRevision 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 OctNew 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 OctNew 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 OctBill 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 OctMessage 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 OctPromotion 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 OctCongratulations 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 OctNew England Hockey Disrepute Process

Please note that England Hockey have introduced revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations effective immediately.
In summary, complaints of disrepute are now to be sent to the EH Head of Governance in the first instance, please follow the link below for the regulations document.
Members are free to submit such complaints by themselves, however we strongly recommend that you speak to a member of the coaching team or council. Please also note that these complaints can be issued up to 14 days after the incident, which allows yourself and anyone supporting you time to finalise the details sufficiently.

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1st OctMembers Meeting Presentation

The presentation from the Members evening on September 18th is now uploaded to the site (follow link below) Panel Umpires are advised to read this and particularly take note of the advice on consistency with regard to appointment confirmations and application of league rules. Please let EMHUA secretary know of any issues you experience in the first few weeks. Changes due to the open league and setting up of the website will cause some early season snags we need to identify and eliminate.

Club umpires (men’s league) are encouraged to take the advice on board to achieve consistency throughout the league teams.

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30th SepLevel 3 Congratulations

EMHUA are delighted to congratulate Kevin Twissell on his return to the NPUA panel after a gap of 1 1 years.

Brilliant news Kevin, Well Done!

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28th SepMRHA 2018/19 Season Newsletter

The newsletter released by MRHA following the recent council meeting has been added to the Information & Downloads section (and is also linked below).
Members may find this interesting as it outlines some useful information and what their concerns are for this coming season.

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25th SepEngland Hockey Newsletter - An Update for Umpiring in England

England Hockey have sent out a newsletter outlining their plans for the potential changes to the NPUA and NPDP panels and overall governance for the 2019/20 season. Those of you setting your goals high may be interested to see what these changes will entail.
The newsletter has been added to the Information & Downloads section, and is also linked below.

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25th SepCongratulations Colin

EMHUA congratulate Colin Anderson on achieving the necessary criteria to be an EH accredited County Umpire Developer. Colin will add his experience to our small EMHUA coaching team.

12th JulEMHUA Updated Kit Order Form

The Kit Order Form for EMHUA has been updated to reflect the new choices and can now be used to order kit for next season.
It can be found in the Information & Downloads section or linked below.

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26th MayEMHUA New Login System


The website is now protected by 'https' and as such to login you now need to use the e-mail address associated with your account; you will also need this address to reset your password if forgotten. I ask that everyone tries logging in to ensure there are no issues.

If you do have any issues that you can't resolve, please contact the EMHUA Webmaster (Josh Robinson) for assistance.

1st MayEMHUA 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 MayEMHUA 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 MarMarch 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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