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Umpiring in Essex is overseen by the Essex Hockey Umpiring Association (EHUA). Their aim is to promote umpiring across the County and to support the development of all umpires

The EHUA also maintains a pool of umpires which are appointed on a weekly basis to the necessary divisions - Men's East League Division 2 and above, and Women's East League Division 1

All umpires operating within the County must be an affiliated member to officiate a match. This affiliation provides umpires with insurance and access to the fantastic coaching and assessing team

For more information on umpiring in the county please contact a member of the EHUA Committee

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  • 0 GB & England Hockey Concussion Policy

    • General
    • by Administrator
    • 01-02-2019

    GB & England Hockey takes player welfare seriously and has been a primary supporter of the2008, 2012 and 2016 Concussion in Sport Consensus Meetings. These meetings bringtogether the world experts in concussion every four years to review the current evidencesurrounding concussion. Following a Consensus Conference, a position paper (ConsensusStatement) is developed summarizing the current evidence based on knowledge in the areaof concussion. This concussion guideline has been updated to reflect the principles agreed following the2016 Concussion Consensus conference. These guidelines are designed to be used byMedical Practitioners and approved healthcare professionals. All other parties involved inconcussion management should refer to the guidelines for non-approved healthcareprofessionals and General Public.   These Guidelines are meant to ensure that players who suffer concussion are managedeffectively to protect their short and long-term health and welfare. Scientific knowledge in the field of concussion is constantly evolving and the consensus process and scientific meetings will make sure that the guidelines keep pace with these changes.   A number of documents are available for download below: - Concussion Policy (Updated November 2018) - Concussion guidelines for Parents and Coaches (2019) - Appendix 1 - Adult SCAT 5 2017 - Appendix 2 - Child SCAT 5 2017

  • 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 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 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

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