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 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

  • 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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