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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
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
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As you're probably aware, the Essex Women's Hockey League and Essex Hockey Umpiring Association systems received an update over the Christmas Period. All registered club contacts were emailed with how to use the new system, but it would appear a lot of the contacts are no longer administrators for the designated club. If you are a club administrator, but have not received an email about the new system, please get in touch with the Essex Hockey Webmaster who will be able to add you to the appropriate club. More information about the update can be found below. In the Club Administration Area: Club Webmaster Each club will have a "club webmaster". Whatever happens, this person will always have access to all functions in the club administration area. This person will be able to set the access rights for all other club administrators (see below). As part of the conversion process, we will set your initial club webmaster (typically the club secretary) Full Access Rights System Critically, for the first time, access to functions in the club administration area can be set by function and by team for each administrator. This means that the club administration area can be significantly simplified for administrators who only perform certain tasks and, for example, all of the functions for one gender of the club do not get in the way of the other gender seeing what they need to do. Immediate Changes Changes to club contacts and team contacts will no longer need to be approved by an administrator. They will take effect and be shown immediately, in accordance with the person's chosen privacy settings. Adding a Link to an Individual You will be able to add a link to a person as a club contact, team contact or potential administrator. The process will automatically trigger emails to go to that person to get them to register/confirm as a recorded person on the system. Everyone will now have access to the personal area, and access to the club administration area will be via the personal area. In the Personal Area: Better control of your contact information There are now three options you can set for each item of contact information you provide (email address, home phone number, work phone number and mobile phone number. For each item you can choose the level of privacy you want. The options are explained in the personal area. Immediate Changes Changes to your contact details will no longer be approved by an administrator. They will take effect immediately and shown in accordance with your privacy settings. Personal Changes History In your personal area, there will is a new report showing every item of information that has been changed in your records, showing the item, the change, who changed it and when it was changed. Option to use a Club Email Address If you have an email address that is provided by your club (e.g. email@example.com), you can opt to use that for all club related emails. Mobile Support Most importantly, and the biggest upgrade the system has had, the personal area (now incorporating the club administration area) will be fully mobile and small screen device friendly. The system will recognize the size of the device being used and display all information differently based on that size. Going even further, the order that items appear will change depending on the device being used and the day of the week, giving all the information about a game today (if there is one) at the top of the screen. The changes for mobile support cannot be implemented as part of these initial changes, but will be in the next release in about six weeks's time.
We are aware of a number of issues people are currently experiencing with the Umpires' Personal Area. These faults have been sent onto the system provider to fix. Apologises for any inconvenience this is causing. We will update once we know more.
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
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
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
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
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.
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/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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