Welcome to Essex Hockey

The Essex County Hockey Association (ECHA) oversees hockey activity within the county, from managing the Essex Women's League to providing coaches to the Player Pathway Development and Academy Centres

If you would like more information about ECHA, please contact a member of their Management Committee

The Essex Hockey Umpiring Association (EHUA) appoints umpires to a variety of county and regional league divisions, as well as providing development opportunities for the umpires to progress along the England Hockey Pathway

If you would like any more information about EHUA please contact a member of their Management Committee

  • 0 Frank Lockhart [Funeral Information Added]

    • General
    • by Administrator
    • 10-09-2018

    It is with deep sadness we have to inform our members that Frank Lockhart, a stalwart of umpiring and sport generally, has passed away. Frank became a much respected figure in both hockey and cricket over many years. His cricket at Oxford University identified him as someone who would make his mark on the game, and he became a very successful club cricketer, who then moved into umpiring where he reached Minor Counties standard, and was well known throughout Essex as one of the top umpires in the county, as well as umpiring at Lords. He was a member for many years at Woodford Wells Cricket Club where he finished umpiring only this summer. His hockey career was equally successful with many years service to Essex and East umpiring. He umpired at the top level in the East, and many said he was close to an appointment by the England Selectors. He had a long spell as secretary of ECHUA before the merger, and was a Selector for a long time. When NPUA was formed Frank became its first Appointments Secretary, a demanding post which he filled with considerable flair for many years. He followed this with several years service as an NPUA Match Delegate. He was a popular figure at many hockey and cricket clubs in the East, and became a regular figure at the Barcelona Hockey Tournament, where he was honoured with a special presentation recently. Until last year he was taking regular appointments with Essex HUA, and was a regular at School games in the East, as well as England Masters matches - not bad at 80 +! His involvement with Crostyx Hockey Club goes back a long way. He was a much admired umpire in both sports, who was always sought out after games to socialise and discuss decisions. His friends and colleagues will miss him enormously. He was always supportive on the pitch and off it, and had a never ending catalogue of stories. One of Hockey's greats; there have not been many of them. Frank Lockhart 1933 - 2018   Funeral Details City of London Crematorium (North Chapel), Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ at 10.45am on Tuesday 18th September and afterwards at The Woodford Wells Club,Monkhams Lane,Woodford Green,ESSEX,IG8 ONL.Family flowers only and any donations to Great Ormond Street Hospital please

  • 0 England Hockey Championships

    The EH Champs are going into its second season after it’s revamp of the old knockout style competitions. There is a competition for all; Adult, Masters and Juniors. From your women’s 1XI to your men’s 5XI any team at your club can be a part of it.  Deadline for all entries to the EH Champs is Saturday 15th September 2018. For more information please visit the England Hockey website

  • 0 Essex Mixed 2018/2019 Entry

    Team entry for the Essex Mixed League is now available. Closing date for entries is Saturday 15th September 2018.  Please download the entry form (by clicking here) for more information

  • 0 Essex Hockey Academy Assessment Days

    As a junior hockey player, we are pleased to invite you to Essex Academy Assessment Days. These are an important part of the new Player Pathway.   More information for each age group, including dates and times can be downloaded below:   Under 13 Girls Information Under 14 Girls Information  Under 15 Girls Information Under 16/17 Girls Information    Under 13 Boys Information Under 14 Boys Information Under 15 Boys Information Under 16/17 Boys Information

  • 0 EHUA Membership Subscription

    Dear Member The renewal of your membership to the Essex Umpiring Association is now due and would ask you to pay by using the payment methods shown on the renewals form. Please check with your club to find out if they are making a bulk payment for umpires as double payment causes problems for the treasurer. The fee this year will be FIVE pounds for all members. Juniors (Under 18's) will remain the same at Two pounds. If you took a course after February 2018 and paid a membership fee you do not have to pay again for 2018/2019 season but if you could send an email to confirm this ,it will assist the administration of the membership lists. Just a reminder, if you intend to umpire League games for your Club, please remember that you have to be member of a County Umpiring Association. With this in mind, so that the Divisional Reps can prepare for the season, please join before the 1st September 2018. More information and payment methods can be found on the renewals form which can be downloaded on the Essex Hockey website - direct link here: https://goo.gl/j53ivh If you have any problems please contact Chris Row

  • 0 Develop Umpiring within Essex

    Within EHUA we are always looking for ways and opportunities to further develop and encourage umpiring within the County. With a new season about to start we are we are looking to train and develop new umpire coaches. Is this something you would be interested in?  Umpire coaches are vital in our ability to raise consistency and standards across the county.  There are umpires who have recently completed their Level 1 course who need some looking after and development and we also need to be able to help and assist those umpires have the desire to progress towards the County or Regional Pools and perhaps beyond. EHU has a proud reputation of developing umpires - one that we would like to continue in the years ahead. The more coaches we have the greater coverage we can provide. Even if you might only be available one or two Saturdays per month we would be delighted to hear from you. Additionally for ALL active umpires irrespective of how long you have been umpiring we have an opportunity for you to participate in open and frank discussions, to receive some tips and advice and more importantly to ask the questions you may have always wanted to ask but have not done so. Come and join us at the Essex Cup and Rose Bowl over the weekend of 01 / 02 Sep (Redbridge Sports centre) Whilst the on-field umpires will be being coached during the day anyone who comes along can receive tips and advise on the side-lines   If you are interested in either or both of the above, please contact Paul Sexby directly. If you wish to discuss please call outside of working hours (07941390641), preferably after 19:30; alternatively please email EHumpdev@btinternet.com.

  • 0 Ian Roberts

    • General
    • by Administrator
    • 31-07-2018

    It is with deep sadness we have to inform our members that Ian Roberts, sadly passed away over the weekend. He supported and inspired so many, and will be greatly missed by all within the hockey family. A gentleman of the game. Our condolences are with his family at this very sad time.    Funeral Information Ian/Robbo/Webble's funeral will be at the Chelmsford crematorium starting at 15:30 (3:30pm) on Friday 7th September. All are welcome to attend. The family would like to invite all attendees back to their home after the service for drinks and nibbles. Flowers are welcome and/or a donation to a memorial, this can be done via chelmsford star co-op funeral directors.   Please indicate if you are likely to attend. This can be done via this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/399268350477826/ 

  • 0 Indoor League Secretary Wanted

    A new indoor league secretary is needed to organise the coming season's Essex Indoor Mens and Ladies leagues.     The job includes:-  1. Making contact with clubs that enter 2. Draw up league structures based on last season 3. Making contact with the Brentwood Centre to sort out fixture dates and fees for this season 4.  Arrange fixtures and get them published on the website 5. During the season, attend as many evenings as possible and ensure each club attends each week 6. Regularly liaise with Brentwood Centre officers to ensure smooth running each week 7 .Liaise with ECHA Treasurer, Gill Gooper, to ensure all fees paid 8. Receive match result sheets each week and enter on website 9. Chase up any clubs that fail to attend an evening 10.Produce regular  progress reports to the ECHA Management Committee    If you are interested, please contact Bob Gotobed, ECHA President as soon as possible (robert.gotobed@gmail.com)

  • 0 EH Tutors Wanted

    Due to the increase in demand for the entry level umpiring courses, England Hockey are now looking to recruit additional tutors to join the England Hockey Tutor Workforce. For more information on this role please view the full job description which is available by visiting the England Hockey website, by clicking here

  • 0 EHUA AGM - 24th May 2018

    The AGM of the Essex Hockey Umpiring Association will be held at Chelmsford Hockey Club, Chelmer Park, on Thursday 24th May 2018, starting at 7.30pm. A copy of the Agenda can be downloaded below, and reports from the Association officers will be added as they become available.    Available reports / downloads: EHUA 2018 AGM - Agenda EHUA 2018 AGM - 2017 Minutes EHUA 2018 AGM - Secretary's Report EHUA 2018 AGM - Un-audited Accounts EHUA 2018 AGM - 2018 to 2019 Budget EHUA 2018 AGM - Selection Report EHUA 2018 AGM - County Coach Report EHUA 2018 AGM - Club Umpire Development Report EHUA 2018 AGM - Level 1 Coordinator Report EHUA 2018 AGM - Young Umpire Report EHUA 2018 AGM - Webmaster Report

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