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8th JunLevel 1 Success

Congratulations and well done to Rob Broadhurst, who passed his Level 1 assessment last night.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

Congratulations and well done to Rob Broadhurst, who passed his Level 1 assessment last night.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

Congratulations and well done to Rob Broadhurst, who passed his Level 1 assessment last night.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

1st JunL1 Success

Congratulations and well done to Richard Walsh, who passed his Level 1 assessment tonight.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

Congratulations and well done to Richard Walsh, who passed his Level 1 assessment tonight.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

Congratulations and well done to Richard Walsh, who passed his Level 1 assessment tonight.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

25th MayL1 Success

Congratulations and well done to Harriet Burdett, who passed her Level 1 assessment last night.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

Congratulations and well done to Harriet Burdett, who passed her Level 1 assessment last night.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

Congratulations and well done to Harriet Burdett, who passed her Level 1 assessment last night.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster

19th AprOfficiating - The Way Forward

Dear Official,

We hope that you are staying safe and well, as well as enjoying the ability to return to a bit of hockey since the lifting of the restrictions in England.

Over the past month, volunteers from across England have been holding presentations to umpires, officials and clubs concerning the way forward for Officiating across England. This work has been developed by individuals from across England, with the support of England Hockey, to recognise the role that the “Third Team” play in our sport and to give all officials (whether an umpire, umpire developer, umpire assessor or technical official) the opportunity to feel part of the wider Officiating Community.

With the majority of these presentations being complete, we wanted to share this message to all officials across the country, to explain to you what is being proposed and how this will support you, the official, in the game from the beginning of the 2021/22 season onwards.

A single, national club for officials is to be created, providing a benefits heavy subscription option for all officials across the country. These subscriptions will be available to all, with a Free membership level being available to encourage all officials to be part of the club. This will also bring, in time, a standardised approach to the recruitment, retention, development and support available to all officials, whether being a helper supporting junior hockey all the way through to officials at the highest level of our domestic game.

Please click the link to watch the presentation.

If you have any questions, please e-mail David.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Yours in Officiating,

EH Officiating team ... More
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Dear Official,

We hope that you are staying safe and well, as well as enjoying the ability to return to a bit of hockey since the lifting of the restrictions in England.

Over the past month, volunteers from across England have been holding presentations to umpires, officials and clubs concerning the way forward for Officiating across England. This work has been developed by individuals from across England, with the support of England Hockey, to recognise the role that the “Third Team” play in our sport and to give all officials (whether an umpire, umpire developer, umpire assessor or technical official) the opportunity to feel part of the wider Officiating Community.

With the majority of these presentations being complete, we wanted to share this message to all officials across the country, to explain to you what is being proposed and how this will support you, the official, in the game from the beginning of the 2021/22 season onwards.

A single, national club for officials is to be created, providing a benefits heavy subscription option for all officials across the country. These subscriptions will be available to all, with a Free membership level being available to encourage all officials to be part of the club. This will also bring, in time, a standardised approach to the recruitment, retention, development and support available to all officials, whether being a helper supporting junior hockey all the way through to officials at the highest level of our domestic game.

Please click the link to watch the presentation.

If you have any questions, please e-mail David.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Yours in Officiating,

EH Officiating team ... More
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Dear Official,

We hope that you are staying safe and well, as well as enjoying the ability to return to a bit of hockey since the lifting of the restrictions in England.

Over the past month, volunteers from across England have been holding presentations to umpires, officials and clubs concerning the way forward for Officiating across England. This work has been developed by individuals from across England, with the support of England Hockey, to recognise the role that the “Third Team” play in our sport and to give all officials (whether an umpire, umpire developer, umpire assessor or technical official) the opportunity to feel part of the wider Officiating Community.

With the majority of these presentations being complete, we wanted to share this message to all officials across the country, to explain to you what is being proposed and how this will support you, the official, in the game from the beginning of the 2021/22 season onwards.

A single, national club for officials is to be created, providing a benefits heavy subscription option for all officials across the country. These subscriptions will be available to all, with a Free membership level being available to encourage all officials to be part of the club. This will also bring, in time, a standardised approach to the recruitment, retention, development and support available to all officials, whether being a helper supporting junior hockey all the way through to officials at the highest level of our domestic game.

Please click the link to watch the presentation.

If you have any questions, please e-mail David.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Yours in Officiating,

EH Officiating team ... More
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18th AprMike Snell

A webpage has been set up to remember Mike Snell, who is recorded as having undertaken 252 appointments but his impact on hockey in our region was much greater than that. The web page is for people to records their memories of Mike, to upload pictures that they may have of Mike, and also has details of how to follow his funeral on-line. There is also the option to donate to a charity, chosen by Mike's family, in his memory. Berkshire HUA will be making a donation but individual members who knew Mike may also wish to make a personal contribution. ... More
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A webpage has been set up to remember Mike Snell, who is recorded as having undertaken 252 appointments but his impact on hockey in our region was much greater than that. The web page is for people to records their memories of Mike, to upload pictures that they may have of Mike, and also has details of how to follow his funeral on-line. There is also the option to donate to a charity, chosen by Mike's family, in his memory. Berkshire HUA will be making a donation but individual members who knew Mike may also wish to make a personal contribution. ... More
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A webpage has been set up to remember Mike Snell, who is recorded as having undertaken 252 appointments but his impact on hockey in our region was much greater than that. The web page is for people to records their memories of Mike, to upload pictures that they may have of Mike, and also has details of how to follow his funeral on-line. There is also the option to donate to a charity, chosen by Mike's family, in his memory. Berkshire HUA will be making a donation but individual members who knew Mike may also wish to make a personal contribution. ... More
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14th AprMike Snell's funeral

Further to the sad news that Mike had passed away - his funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 28th April. Given Covid regulations only 30 mourners will be able to be present, of course, but if anyone would like the Zoom link in order to follow the funeral virtually then please contact Heidi Rutherford on achcumpiring@gmail.com.
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Further to the sad news that Mike had passed away - his funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 28th April. Given Covid regulations only 30 mourners will be able to be present, of course, but if anyone would like the Zoom link in order to follow the funeral virtually then please contact Heidi Rutherford on achcumpiring@gmail.com.
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Further to the sad news that Mike had passed away - his funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 28th April. Given Covid regulations only 30 mourners will be able to be present, of course, but if anyone would like the Zoom link in order to follow the funeral virtually then please contact Heidi Rutherford on achcumpiring@gmail.com.
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14th AprSouth Central information sessions

Two sessions were held, om 6th and 9th April, to provide an update on progress towards England Hockey's "Structure Fit for the Future". IF you weren't able to attend then the recordings and the slides can be viewed here. If you have any questions about this then please ask Simon Milford who is currently Chair of the South Central Umpiring Transition Team. ... More
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Two sessions were held, om 6th and 9th April, to provide an update on progress towards England Hockey's "Structure Fit for the Future". IF you weren't able to attend then the recordings and the slides can be viewed here. If you have any questions about this then please ask Simon Milford who is currently Chair of the South Central Umpiring Transition Team. ... More
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Two sessions were held, om 6th and 9th April, to provide an update on progress towards England Hockey's "Structure Fit for the Future". IF you weren't able to attend then the recordings and the slides can be viewed here. If you have any questions about this then please ask Simon Milford who is currently Chair of the South Central Umpiring Transition Team. ... More
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27th MarMike Snell

It is my sad duty to tell you that Mike Snell has passed away. Mike has undertaken nearly 300 umpiring appointments across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and he will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Mike's family and loved ones and all his friends, both inside and beyond the hockey family.
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It is my sad duty to tell you that Mike Snell has passed away. Mike has undertaken nearly 300 umpiring appointments across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and he will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Mike's family and loved ones and all his friends, both inside and beyond the hockey family.
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It is my sad duty to tell you that Mike Snell has passed away. Mike has undertaken nearly 300 umpiring appointments across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and he will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Mike's family and loved ones and all his friends, both inside and beyond the hockey family.
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25th MarUpdate on the return to play

Some guidance from EH. Most leagues have been declared null and void but there may be friendly matches coming soon. ... More
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Some guidance from EH. Most leagues have been declared null and void but there may be friendly matches coming soon. ... More
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Some guidance from EH. Most leagues have been declared null and void but there may be friendly matches coming soon. ... More
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23rd MarEH Return to Hockey

EH have updated their guidance on a return to hockey wef 29th March 2021. As part of this they are running forums for players, coaches and officials. If you would like to book a place on one of the free sessions for umpires please click on the link in this news item.
Mark
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EH have updated their guidance on a return to hockey wef 29th March 2021. As part of this they are running forums for players, coaches and officials. If you would like to book a place on one of the free sessions for umpires please click on the link in this news item.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More

EH have updated their guidance on a return to hockey wef 29th March 2021. As part of this they are running forums for players, coaches and officials. If you would like to book a place on one of the free sessions for umpires please click on the link in this news item.
Mark
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24th Sep

(2020)
EH communication on Sanctions for Covid 19 related offences

The National Disciplinary Panel has recommended that the following penalties should be imposed as the MINIMUM periods of suspension for Red Card / Matchday Misconduct Offences where the behaviour in question amounts to breach of Covid 19 protocols:-

Regulation 6.5(a) offences:- 45 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(b) offences:- 60 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(c) offences:- 90 Days suspension

The NDP is fully aware that the recommended minimum penalties set out above exceed the mandatory minimum sanctions for each category of offence as set out in the Red Card/ MMO Regulations, but feel that the threat of a significant period of suspension is necessary in order to persuade everyone to take their responsibilities seriously and to observe the current Covid 19 protocols to the letter. The summary above also deliberately excludes any reference to Regulation 6.5(d) cases on the basis that breaches of Covid 19 protocols could NOT be regarded as minor offences and that any report from an umpire referring to Reg 6.5(d) in the context of Covid 19 would result in the offence being placed in one of the other three categories and penalised accordingly.

Finally, a reminder that the Disrepute Offence Complaint Regulations are very specific in saying that where the conduct which constitutes the disrepute offence amounts to conduct which would be viewed as a Red Card/ MMO then similar penalties should follow.

Norman Stott
EH National Discipline Officer and Chair of the NDP
18th Sept 2020

The National Disciplinary Panel has recommended that the following penalties should be imposed as the MINIMUM periods of suspension for Red Card / Matchday Misconduct Offences where the behaviour in question amounts to breach of Covid 19 protocols:-

Regulation 6.5(a) offences:- 45 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(b) offences:- 60 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(c) offences:- 90 Days suspension

The NDP is fully aware that the recommended minimum penalties set out above exceed the mandatory minimum sanctions for each category of offence as set out in the Red Card/ MMO Regulations, but feel that the threat of a significant period of suspension is necessary in order to persuade everyone to take their responsibilities seriously and to observe the current Covid 19 protocols to the letter. The summary above also deliberately excludes any reference to Regulation 6.5(d) cases on the basis that breaches of Covid 19 protocols could NOT be regarded as minor offences and that any report from an umpire referring to Reg 6.5(d) in the context of Covid 19 would result in the offence being placed in one of the other three categories and penalised accordingly.

Finally, a reminder that the Disrepute Offence Complaint Regulations are very specific in saying that where the conduct which constitutes the disrepute offence amounts to conduct which would be viewed as a Red Card/ MMO then similar penalties should follow.

Norman Stott
EH National Discipline Officer and Chair of the NDP
18th Sept 2020

The National Disciplinary Panel has recommended that the following penalties should be imposed as the MINIMUM periods of suspension for Red Card / Matchday Misconduct Offences where the behaviour in question amounts to breach of Covid 19 protocols:-

Regulation 6.5(a) offences:- 45 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(b) offences:- 60 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(c) offences:- 90 Days suspension

The NDP is fully aware that the recommended minimum penalties set out above exceed the mandatory minimum sanctions for each category of offence as set out in the Red Card/ MMO Regulations, but feel that the threat of a significant period of suspension is necessary in order to persuade everyone to take their responsibilities seriously and to observe the current Covid 19 protocols to the letter. The summary above also deliberately excludes any reference to Regulation 6.5(d) cases on the basis that breaches of Covid 19 protocols could NOT be regarded as minor offences and that any report from an umpire referring to Reg 6.5(d) in the context of Covid 19 would result in the offence being placed in one of the other three categories and penalised accordingly.

Finally, a reminder that the Disrepute Offence Complaint Regulations are very specific in saying that where the conduct which constitutes the disrepute offence amounts to conduct which would be viewed as a Red Card/ MMO then similar penalties should follow.

Norman Stott
EH National Discipline Officer and Chair of the NDP
18th Sept 2020

1st Sep

(2020)
Covid-19 update - new OHUA contact.

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe environment for hockey to be played in. As part of these requirements we have appointed Hatty Wood as OHUA's Covid Officer and she can be contacted by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk if you have any specific questions regarding arrangements for umpires taking appointments or feedback on clubs.

Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. Our thanks to those of you who have already submitted a form. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for co-operation and support.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe environment for hockey to be played in. As part of these requirements we have appointed Hatty Wood as OHUA's Covid Officer and she can be contacted by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk if you have any specific questions regarding arrangements for umpires taking appointments or feedback on clubs.

Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. Our thanks to those of you who have already submitted a form. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for co-operation and support.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe environment for hockey to be played in. As part of these requirements we have appointed Hatty Wood as OHUA's Covid Officer and she can be contacted by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk if you have any specific questions regarding arrangements for umpires taking appointments or feedback on clubs.

Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. Our thanks to those of you who have already submitted a form. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for co-operation and support.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More

2nd Oct

(2018)
Filing a Disrepute Form with EH

If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above ... More

If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above ... More

If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above ... More

5th Nov

(2017)
Joining Berkshire HUA

Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.
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Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.
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Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.
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