Umpires & Officials
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
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Easter Junior Camp at Chelmsford Hockey Club 15 and/or 16th April 9.30-3pm Led by Olympic medallist Sally Walton For boys and girls 5-18. £35 for 1 day and £70 for 2 days Half days available for under 8s, Early drop off and late pick up available. Booking link here: https://chelmsfordhc.org.uk/summer-camp-registration/ For any questions contact email@example.com GK should register interest with Sally so demand can be assessed. Venue: Chelmer Park, Beehive Lane. CM2 8RL
There are a number of England Hockey Academy Centre events coming up, for which Essex needs to provide umpires. All dates umpires are needed for are below. If you are available to umpire can you please let Mick Pullin know ASAP on firstname.lastname@example.org Events umpires are required for: Sunday 3rd March - Under 15 Boys @ Old Loughts Sunday 3rd March - Under 13 Girls @ Haileybury Sunday 17th March - Under 16/17 Boys @ Old Loughts Sunday 31st March - Under 14 Boys @ Redbridge
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
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
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