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4th FebMonthly Meeting - February

As part of our exchange with Hampshire HUA, we will be having our February Monthly Meeting on Saturday 13th February at the Old Whitgiftians Hockey Club.

Please come along after your games for a drink and some lively conversation. Newer members of the Association are especially welcome.

30th JanAnd another milestone

250 Matches Gary Smith 13th Feb 2016 Men's Hampshire / Surrey Regional 2 - H.A.C. v Fareham 3
Well done Gary from all your friends at SHUA.

6th JanTo Yahoo Users

Currently system emails, including those for appointments, are being blocked by Yahoo and not being received by the recipient. Please check your personal area of the website for your appointments.

12th Dec (2015)Surrey Cup

The draw for the 2nd Round (Quarter Finals) of the Surrey Cup is:

O.Cranleighans v. Richmond 2
Woking 2 v. Surbiton 2
Croy/O.Whits v. L.Accies
Purley Walcs v. O.Georgians 2

Any club wishing to host the final is asked to contact me asap please.


4th Dec (2015)Promotions

A few pre Christmas gifts for 5 of our members.
Alex Bandurak is promoted to RM2.
Richard Gibson-Brown moves up to CM2.
Paul Bentley joins SHUA as a full member at CM3.
Richie Van Der Linde joins SHUA at CM2.
And finally, Sam Naismith moves up to RM1.
Well done to you all.

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.
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.

28th Jul (2015)New Rules

Just in case you have missed the headlines section at the top of the home page there is a very professional presentation covering all the new rules.

1st Jul (2015)SHUA policy for the Safeguarding and Protecting Junior Umpires

SHUA has now written and published its policy for the safeguarding and protection of Junior Umpires.
It is to be found at:
in the Information and Downloads section of the website.
The Welfare Manager has asked that
* all parents of Junior Umpires
* all Junior Umpires
* all SHUA members who umpire with or coach or assess Junior Umpires
* all clubs who use SHUA Junior Umpires
read this new policy document before the new season starts.
Thank you.

11th Jan (2015)Jabra Headset for UmpireTalk Radios

This is the Jabra headset that was discussed at the Members' Meeting and it can be used with the UmpireTalk radios.
Use the link below to source the supplier.
Dave Thompson

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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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