|1st Dec||New Member|
Welcome to Martin Gannon who joins in the B4 ranks.
|30th Nov||Jonathan Roberts|
I'm sorry to be the bearer of sad news but I have to announce that Jonathan Roberts has died.
I'd told many of you in pitch side chats over the past year or so that Jonathan had been fighting with bowel cancer. The initial treatments had gone well - Jon and I even umpired together at Oxford University, 26th January 2013 - but things took a bad turn this summer and, although there was some cause for relative optimism a month or so ago, the cancer returned strongly. Jonathan died peacefully late on Tuesday evening at the Trinity Hospice in Clapham.
I've known Jonathan ever since we were at University together and having the opportunity to umpire with him was one of the key pleasures for me in returning to umpiring in 2010. Indeed, that game at Oxford University will remain one of my hockey highlights regardless of my past or future involvement in the sport. Umpiring suited not only Jonathan's life-wide disposition to encourage flair, enjoyment and fairness but also his quiet, steely, competitiveness - his promotion to the South Division 1 Panel was achieved despite the medics telling him to slow down.
All our thoughts go out to Joanna , Josepha and Jacob. The funeral is on Thursday 5th December when I shall represent Surrey and South Umpires willingly. Should there be others wishing to attend, please contact me so that I may coordinate with Joanna as space is limited.
Steve's contact details are available on the Contacts Page if you are intending to go to the funeral.
|24th Nov||Membership changes|
Firstly, we need to say a sad farewell to Phil Pitt who after 4-5 years on our circuit has had to relocate to Norfolk for work reasons. We hope to see Phil again in the future and perhaps he may be able to guest for us when visiting Surrey? In the longer term when he has found his umpiring feet in the East perhaps we might engineer an exchange? Phil good luck in the future and please do keep in touch.
Secondly we welcome to our membership Gordon Dodge from South Africa. Gordon is only to be with us for a couple of months during this stay but is hoping to be back in 2015 after his university study is complete. Gordon has been slotted in to our ranks at B1. Hopefully Gordon will be able to get to our members meeting on 7th December that will be at Purley Walcountians so he may meet a few more of the troops.
|20th Nov||To all active umpires and active coaches who were active before 2007. |
I have had lots of emails with folk giving me their details --- are there any more before I close this exercise and have the website updated?
In order for the website to have an accurate number of games umpired and/or coached before it was set up in January 2007, please would you calculate how many games you umpired and/or coached in Surrey for SHUA up to December 31st 2006.
Obviously, only if you wish to do this and only if you wish to have this figure added to your personal records on the website.
What if you don’t have a record of these games? We are happy to accept a reasonably accurate “guess-timate”.
Please would you send this figure to Ian Hay.
Has been awarded his NPUA badge.
Has been awarded his SCHUA badge.
These are both significant achievements - well done both.
The Men's Surrey Indoor Cup will be happening on Sunday 15 December at the City of London Freeman's School Sports hall. I am expecting an 09:00 start.
I know many of you are interested in Indoor hockey and would like to come along. Could you please e-mail me (email@example.com) if you are interested.
|11th Nov||Bruce Macdonald|
This message has been forwarded to us today and it is my sad duty to post this on our website.
It is with great sadness that I must let you know that Bruce Macdonald died this morning in hospital where he had been in a critical condition for several weeks.
He was one of our (Sunbury CC) Vice Presidents and the Club's leading run scorer ever with over 31,000 runs. He also played at Lord's as part of the Sunbury team that won the National Knockout Cup in 1974 and made appearances for Surrey 2nd XI during the mid 1970s. A full appreciation of Bruce will appear in due course.
The Club will be sending its condolences to the family. Members who wish to offer their personal condolences can obtain his mother's address by emailing me here.
Details of the funeral arrangements will follow as soon as they are available.
Bruce was a stalwart of South Umpiring and spent most of his time with Middlesex HUA and SCHUA but was for a brief spell on the SHUA books.
|6th Nov||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.
|5th Nov||Committee Page and Honours Board|
I have updated these pages today to reflect changes made since the start of the season.
|26th Oct||News items|
There has been a technical hitch with the system and news items originated on or since 26/10/13 have been isolated in the ether. This problem has been corrected today.
|26th Oct||IAN MARSH|
I am sure there are a number of SHUA members old enough to remember Ian Marsh who was the son of Ken Marsh. I am deeply saddened to report that Ian died last Saturday week from liver cancer. He was a very loyal member of the Old Georgians HC whom I played with and against in bygone years. Ian's father Ken was my Bank Manager (remember them?) for many years and always used to look after the umpires at the Public Schools Sixes by plying us with copious jugs of beer - doesn't happen these days. When Ken moved to the West Country, it was Ian who took over his father's mantle.
On behalf of SHUA, I send our condolences to his wife and family and friends.
|13th Sep||StopWatch Information|
If you are thinking of purchasing or renewing your timing device this season then the new “Referee” Watch - SW6R - from Fastime may be of interest. Please mention SHUA if you do place an order with them. ... More
|28th Aug||Website hiccups|
Dear SHUA Member. Our website is a fantastic tool but, like all tools, it can have one or two unexpected hiccups.
Please would you open up your personal area on a very regular basis to check that all your personal details (especially contact details) are correct and currently up to date.
Because it appears that some are not and these members are not being informed of things that we need to inform them of.
For active members taking SHUA appointments, you could check your details every time you input your expenses.
For members not taking SHUA appointments, you could double check your details every so often and, especially, when you log the games that you have umpired as per the EH regulations.
Let me shock you! Some of our members have suffered the following recently:
• Loss of the personal area password because they have not logged on since the password was given.
• Loss of important information because email addresses are out of date.
• Loss of level 1 status with EH because the minimum of three games a season have not been logged.
• Loss of SHUA membership and insurance because of being made a non-member because of one or more of the above.
Please help me out and help yourself out by checking (as above) and then our website problems/hiccups will be minimised.
Surrey Hockey Umpires' Association
07880 563 995
|27th Aug||Website suspension of your password|
If you find that your website password has been suspended, please make contact with me and I’ll send you a new temporary password.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Shop Manager, Matt Dean, on email@example.com