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29th AugAnd another milestone approaches

150 Matches Dion Oliver 17th Sep 2016 Men's London League Premier Division - Surbiton 2 v Teddington 2
Well done from all your SHUA friends

28th AugTwo new umpiring milestones

200 Matches
Peter Hodgson 17th Sep 2016 Men's Friendly Matches - Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians v EUHC Gamblers
Andy Parker 17th Sep 2016 Men's Friendly Matches - Barnes 2 v London Edwardians 3
Well done Guys --- from all your SHUA friends.

9th JulYour SHUA membership

If your SHUA membership is not what you think (eg you're a non member when you should be an Associate/Club member....), please contact the Membership Secretary on: membershipsecretary@surreyhua.co.uk who is very happy to sort it out for you.

15th AprEnd of season panel promotions

At the recent Selection + Coaching Committee Meeting a full review of the current panel list was undertaken. As a result the following members have been promoted.
Graeme Hope
Peter Hodgson
Richard Gibson-Brown
Richie Van Der Linde
Tom Nickels
Mo Shah
There are other umpires whose progress is being monitored for advancement to the next level and these are now identified with a ^ in the Panel List.
Congratulations to those who have been promoted, good luck to those who are currently under review for a promotion and if you do not fall into one of these categories then you should re-double your efforts in order to catch the eye of the Selectors.
The S+CC door is always open to any member who wishes to be considered for a promotion - just email the Chairman to bring your name into focus for the Selectors.

29th Nov (2015)Very important update to the regulations for junior hockey games

There has been a very important update from our parent organisation --- Southern Counties Hockey Association --- regarding goalkeepers in junior (i.e. under 18) games.
A fully kitted goalkeeper is no longer a mandatory requirement but a strong recommendation.
The previous memo from December 2014 should now read:
Instruction regarding Head Injuries
This instruction applies to all junior hockey played within the jurisdiction of the Southern Counties HA and is a part of the Associationís Child Protection Guidelines. It also applies to any junior player injured in a senior match.
Any player receiving a head injury MUST be removed from the field of play by the coach/manager as soon as it is medically safe to do so and qualified medical opinion attention sought from an A&E department or a registered medical practitioner.
Umpires officiating at junior games are instructed not to permit the match to continue until the injured player has been removed and not to allow the injured player to return to the field of play during the course of the game.
In tournament hockey it is conceivable that an injured player will receive attention and be passed fit for play. Tournament directors/organisers must be sure that proper medical treatment/advice has been sought before allowing the player to participate further in the tournament.
Goalkeepers in Junior Hockey
The Southern Counties Hockey Association strongly recommends that all teams playing 11 a side matches where all, or a substantial proportion are under 18 should always use a fully equipped goalkeeper.
Guidance:
For the avoidance of doubt, the junior game is played under the standard Rules of Hockey. There are no variations for the junior game and, as per the ruling of the South Council earlier this month, if a goalkeeper is injured or suspended then the team has the option of bringing on a substitute goalkeeper who is already kitted up or playing with a kicking back (or with 11 outfield players). The previous South regulation that all teams must play with a fully kitted goalkeeper is no longer a stipulation, rather a recommendation.
You must not stop time for someone else to get kitted up.
S+CC

6th Nov (2013)New Match Check List documents

The Selection & Coaching Committee is very pleased to be launching 3 new publications today.
Firstly, we have a re-styled and re-worded Match Check List (formerly known as the Pre Match Check List) that is produced in 2 different printing formats. The words Pre Match have been deleted because the booklet is much more of a framework that covers the whole of the game i.e. pre-match, the game itself and importantly the post-match. Both versions print on A4 but fold to a different size. There is a handy version that can be taken to games and is less expensive to reprint in the future and a larger format for easier home reading and markup. The documents can be found on the Web Handbook and Downloads page.
Secondly, we have been working on providing a less thorough document that is specifically aimed at our Club Umpires in Surrey as well as those who are just setting out on their umpiring career. This document carries the mnemonic (WRISKEY) to provocatively identify areas of umpiring that may not always be considered. Clubs are encouraged to pass this around their umpires as we hope to encourage a greater consistency of umpiring from club to club. For experienced umpires this document is definitely worth a read at the start of each season as it can stimulate a few thoughts that are supplemented by the more structured Match Check List referred to above.
Please use these documents wisely and frequently and please do let the Selection Committee know if you have anything that should be added to the documents.
Ian Witchell

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