|9th Mar||Development Groups|
I am very pleased to advise that we have 2 promotions from the Development Group.
Both Nigel Gray and Geoff Ledger passed their screening watching at Surbiton yesterday.
Well done to both.
|3rd Mar||Additional Fixtures|
Several re-arranged games, i.e cancellations earlier in the season, are starting to pop up as MidWeek events. These include League Matches, normally played on Saturdays, plus some University events. Please update your availability accordingly, specifying any time constraints - so as to differentiate between any Afternoon or Evening restrictions. PCR.
|28th Feb||Peter Pellereau|
With sadness this note has recently appeared in the Daily Telegraph.
PELLEREAU - Peter John Mitchell, Major General Royal Engineers. Died peacefully on 15th February aged 92.— Much loved husband of Rosemary, devoted Dad to Matthew and David (Rod), wonderful 'Ampa' to five grandchildren, and very proud great grandfather to Jack. Private cremation on 3rd March followed by Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday 31st May at 2.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Crockham Hill, Kent. Family flowers only but donations to Holy Trinity Church, Crockham Hill may be sent c/o Alex Jones Funeral Directors, 1 East Grinstead Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6EP.
David Herring writes - "His demeanour was more that of an eccentric professor rather than that of a Major General. Depending on the weather, the wellingtons could well be accompanied by a sensible mackintosh.
He was an influence in the starting of SHUA. At that time, some older hands will recall, SCHUA appointed to clubs that had historically been strong rather than to those who had since surpassed them. Oxted was one such club that did not receive SCHUA appointments and Peter was often their tame umpire. As such, there were complaints from other clubs especially as Peter’s two sons both played for the first eleven. Thus, SHUA was formed to appoint to clubs that SCHUA ignored. As I remember, a small pool was created, comprising umpires from Croydon MO, Kenley, Oxted, Raynes Park, Old Walcountians, Sanderstead, Wallington and possibly OMWs. The Raynes Park umpire also favoured the mac and wellies attire, but with the added feature of trousers tucked into football socks. The principle to start with was that one did not umpire one’s own club and to qualify for an umpire a club had to offer someone to the pool."
In memory of Peter a few interesting words about the origins of SHUA.
|12th Feb||EHB Survey - UMPIRE QUALITIES - RAISING THE STANDARD|
England Hockey is carrying out research into the core qualities that are required of umpires operating at various levels in England.
SHUA would encourage all members to complete the survey.
The results of the research will help
a) to identify the type of training umpires might benefit from and
b) to develop appropriate criteria against which umpire performance can be measured.
To assist in this research, England Hockey would appreciate you completing the 'Umpire Qualities' survey which can be found here:
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is 5pm Tuesday 18th February.
England Hockey are asking players, coaches and match officials to complete the survey.
Level 1 umpire courses
The Level 1 umpiring course has changed.
England Hockey have restructured the level 1 umpire training into a completely different format.
Firstly aspiring Level 1 umpires have to take an online rules session followed by an online test.
Tutors around the country (Matt Dean and I for Surrey) have been trained on the new format which is still a 1 day course but now has a lot more practical content – you actually go out and practice on a pitch as part of the day. We will identify dates that we are available to teach the course in Surrey and then England Hockey will do all the admin – booking of the facilities, advertising the course, managing the applications and collecting the money. We are then sent a list of the attendees and we teach the course content. After this candidates still have to get some practical match practice before they request an assessment for the full Level 1 qualification via their own county.
Matt and I are just advising EH of dates and then we and EH will advertise the courses but point candidates in the direction of the England Hockey web site. There will be huge demand as we haven’t run a course for a few months whilst we transition into the new format and there will be limited spaces available.
I would encourage anyone who wants to attend a Surrey course to keep an eye out. Alternatively you are free to attend any Level 1 course in other counties too – we are not limited to delivering in our county only and people can attend anywhere as it is the same format. These are advertised on the EH web site.
|30th Jan||Promotions - yes more!|
Well done to Jonny Seymour and Simon Willson who have both passed their membership watching and are graded at B3.
Congratulations to Tyrone Schiefner and Gary Smith who are both promoted to B1*
|19th Dec (2013)||Surrey Indoor Cup|
A report sent to us by Sean Cotter:-
Six SHUA umpires spent last Sunday (December 15, 2013) breaking new ground by officiating at the 2013 Surrey Men’s Indoor Cup in its new 5-a-side guise at the City of London Freemen’s School Sports Hall in Ashtead.
Happily to relate both players and officials took to the new rules like ducks to water (or floorboards I should say) and a thoroughly good-natured and enjoyable, but none-the-less hard fought, thirteen games featuring the seven competing teams ensued.
Ably organised, despite a constantly evolving schedule, by Rob Butlin, his fellow five umpires were Stuart Grainger, Bruce Karsten, Matthew Simkins, AJ Small and Dave J. Thompson. Thanks from all the players and clubs involved must also go to the indefatigable sole organiser and match official Alexander Lavigne (13 games in seven and three quarter hours with an hour setting up and clearing the hall before and afterwards and only two watering breaks of half and quarter of an hour respectively) without whose dedicated efforts the competition could not have taken place.
The top two finishing teams, Wimbledon and Woking (full results below) qualified into this Saturday’s (December 21) South Regional Indoor Finals being held at Fleming Park in Eastleigh.
From there the top two teams will qualify for the six-strong 2013-14 Men's Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Championships’ National Indoor League Division Two South competition over the weekend of January 4/5, also being held at Fleming Park.
As an added incentive, the top three from that competition qualify, together with the top three from Division Two North being held at the same time in the Lilleshall National Sports Centre, to play in National Division Two being held over the weekend of January 18/19 at the University of the West of England in Bristol with the top two gaining promotion to Division One for the 2014/15 season. So good luck to the two Surrey clubs that the SHUA has set on their way this season in the hope that they can join Division One Surbiton, currently Surrey’s sole representatives in the National Leagues.
(Seán Cotter, “Surrey Comet” hockey correspondent)
Oxted 5 Woking 7; Guildford 0 Barnes 8; Oxted 7 Guildford 0; Woking 2 Barnes 2; Barnes 2 Oxted 2; Woking 10 Guildford 1
1st – Woking 7 pts (GD 19-8); 2nd – Barnes 5pts (GD 12-4); 3rd – Oxted 4 pts (GD 14-9); 4th – Guildford 0pts (GD 1-25)
Wimbledon 7 Richmond 0; Richmond 3 London Wayfarers 5; London Wayfarers 1 Wimbledon 6
1st – Wimbledon 6 pts (GD 13-1); 2nd – London Wayfarers 3pts (GD 6-9); 3rd – Richmond 0pts (GD 3-12)
2nd v 3rd Quarter-Final - Richmond 4 London Wayfarers 1
Wimbledon 2 Barnes 0; Woking 5 Richmond 3
Wimbledon 10 Woking 2
|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.
|13th Dec (2012)||National League and South Premier fixtures and umpire appointments|
For a quick link to all the fixtures and appointments pages for National League and South games use the Links menu and select from the Higher level appointments section.
|19th Nov (2012)||Shop News - 2013 Rule Books|
The new Rule Books have been received by Matt Dean, SHUA Shop Manager. They will start to be distributed - to Life Members, Full members and Associate and Club members - over the next week.
Please note that the Level 1 umpires who receive a free membership as part of their course costs will not receive a copy of the new Rule Book.
Those members that have not updated their details on the SHUA website, i.e. those who have not added their addresses, will not be able to receive a copy.
The Rule Book will also be available through the ‘Shop’ and if any member wants another copy then please purchase it through your Personal Area.
Any issues or questions then please contact the Membership Secretary, Ian Hay, on email@example.com or the Shop Manager, Matt Dean, on firstname.lastname@example.org