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  • 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

  • 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