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 ECHA AGM - 10th May 2018

    The ECHA AGM will take place on thursday 10th May 2018, 7.15pm start at Chelmer Park, Chelmsford. A copy of the agenda and minutes from the 2017 AGM can be downloaded below. Also below is a copy of the current constitution and the proposed amended constitution, which is to be discussed and agreed at the AGM. All clubs should send at least 1 representative.   Files for the AGM are listed below: ECHA 2018 AGM - Agenda ECHA 2018 AGM - 2017 Minutes ECHA 2018 AGM - Current Constitution ECHA 2018 AGM - Proposed Constitution Changes

  • 0 GDPR & Essex Hockey

    As many of you may know, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to replace the Data Protection Directive on 25th May 2018. The GDPR is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe.  As a result of GDPR, Essex Hockey has been advised by our system providers, of changes that need to be made to ensure our website and systems are fully compliant with this new law.  Over the coming weeks and months, and before the 25th May deadline, a number of changes will take place to both the Essex Hockey Website, Essex Umpiring Association's System and Essex Women's League System. Some of these changes are background changes users will not notice, but others will have an impact on how you interact with the systems.   The introduction of GDPR will also have an affect on clubs affiliated to Essex Hockey. England Hockey have provided guidance for clubs, which can be seen by clicking here

  • 0 Rule Clarification - Deliberate Lifts at Free Hits

    It has been brought to the EHUA attention during games umpires are not giving the correct decisions when a player deliberately lifts the ball by a hit when taking a free hit or during open play. Many conversations have been had, during and after the games, in clubhouses and on social media. I have been asked to put something on the website to help clear this up. So I will draw your attention to rule 9.9. I have highlighted the relevant sentence.   9 Players must not intentionally raise the ball from a hit except for a shot at goal. A raised hit must be judged explicitly on whether or not it is raised intentionally. It is not an offence to raise the ball unintentionally from a hit, including a free hit, anywhere on the field unless it is dangerous. If the ball is raised over an opponent’s stick or body on the ground, even within the circle, it is permitted unless judged to be dangerous. Players are permitted to raise the ball with a flick or scoop provided it is not dangerous. A flick or scoop towards an opponent within 5 metres is considered dangerous. If an opponent is clearly running into the shot or into the attacker without attempting to play the ball with their stick, they should be penalised for dangerous play.   So, an intentionally raised ball that is HIT from a free hit or in open play is not permitted and should be penalised accordingly, if it is persistent then a personal penalty should be considered.   I hope this clears up any misunderstanding.   Chris Row EHUA Secretary

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