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27th AprSurrey Youth Games - 17th June - Opportunity for young umpires

The Surrey Youth Games for hockey are taking place on the Saturday 17 June 2017 at Guildford in Surrey at the University Sports Ground. We need at least 12 young umpires (under 19 ideally) for both the morning and afternoon sessions so please do make yourself available. The day starts around 8.30 with a briefing and finishes around 5pm with the afternoon’s final.There will be separate Girls age 9-11 (morning) and Boys age 9-11 (afternoon) competitions on half pitches. It is an excellent opportunity to practice your umpiring with other young colleagues at whatever level you are and to have the support of senior umpires to mentor and coach you. There are a series of short games for you to umpire on half a pitch and you are welcome to do as much or as little as you wish to.

If you are interested in attending the whole day or even doing half a day (either 8.30 – 13.00 or 12.30 – 17.00) then please drop Jane Binner an email by return at janebinner@hotmail.co.uk and let us know your availability and what you can do. All ages and experience levels welcome. More details will be available nearer the time. Lunch is usually provided at these events for umpires who attend the whole day as well as a T-shirt! Travelling expenses can be claimed back.

First come, first served. If you know anyone else that would like to come along and umpire then please pass this on. Please email me back your availability as soon as possible if you want to take part.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Jane

PS If parents reply then please make sure you mention your young umpire’s name!

9th AprBaselayers

Following the introduction of the new Silver FX shirts, members have been expressing interest in baselayers. We can now confirm that both short sleeve and long sleeve baselayers in lime green and orange colours are now available to purchase by all members. For further information please log on to your personal area and click into the shop.

1st AprHead (and other serious) injuries

Council would like to remind all umpires about the correct procedures with regard to head (and other serious) injuries.
In the event of a head (or another serious) injury, the game MUST be stopped immediately so that the player may receive appropriate treatment.
When and where possible and appropriate, the player should leave the pitch and only return to the game if an appropriately qualified medical practitioner allows.
If under the age of 18, the player with a head injury is not allowed to return to the game until he/she has been assessed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
The link is England Hockey's policy on concussion.
From the Welfare Manager.

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29th MarThe Rules of Hockey (app for Android phones)

You'll be delighted to know that FIH has now produced an app for Android smart phones. Please follow the instructions below (on your smart phone) to get to the app, FIH comments: “This tool is yet another important component of our 10-year hockey Revolution strategy aimed at making hockey a global game that inspires the next generation. In particular, this app will be key to helping us achieve our aim of increasing professionalism across the sport by increasing awareness and understanding of the rules that govern it.”

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29th MarThe Rules of Hockey (app for iOS phones)

You'll be delighted to know that FIH has now produced an app for the iOS smart phone. Please follow the instructions below (on your smart phone) to get to the app, FIH comments: “This tool is yet another important component of our 10-year hockey Revolution strategy aimed at making hockey a global game that inspires the next generation. In particular, this app will be key to helping us achieve our aim of increasing professionalism across the sport by increasing awareness and understanding of the rules that govern it.”

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24th MarNew Shirts Update

We have received a fantastic response to the new shirts, and orders have far exceeded our initial stock. A further order has just been placed for 57 more shirts which includes all orders placed to 23 March, plus a small number to replenish stock. The expected delivery time is 2 1/2 weeks.
We hope that the orders keep coming and look forward to the rest of this season and next season with everyone in orange or lime green.
We will be in touch soon with those of you who have ordered once the shirts have arrived from the supplier.
Andy Chambers, Shop Manager

20th MarMonthly Meeting

Just to confirm that we will have our final monthly meeting of the season this coming Saturday at Epsom.
Just come along after your game for a beer and a chat with your colleagues.
I urge our new member to come if they possibly can. This is purely a social event and a chance to meet new colleagues and to exchange anecdotes etc. Our newer members tend to think this is not for them. Well it is! Do come, you will be made to feel welcome!
Burty

13th MarUmpiring Shirts - New Colours

It has been decided by Council that Surrey HUA will follow SCHUA and other HUA’s and use the new umpiring colours of Lime Green and Orange. A supply has been ordered from the supplier and is now available.
The new shirts, with the SHUA logo embroidered on, will cost £22.50. To make it easier for members and to try and ensure all members have the new shirts, the shirts will be subsidised by SHUA and will be sold to members for £15.00 (£1.00 cheaper than the current shirts) until 1st October 2017.
To assist our ‘Associate and Club’ members, the same shirts will be available for sale without the SHUA Logo embroidered on at a cost of £20.50. These shirts will also be subsidised by SHUA and will be sold for £17.00 until 1st October 2017.
If any member requires a monogram to be added to their shirts, then there will be a delay in delivery due to them having to be sent to the supplier for this to be done.
Both shirts are now available for sale through your Personal Area on the SHUA website.
Any questions or queries please contact Andy Chambers or Dave Thompson.

9th MarPromotions

Well done to Jake Moeller who has passed his assessments and is promoted to RM3.
Gareth Hinds has also achieved membership with us and is graded at CM2.
Well done both.
S+CC

2nd MarIan Stone

Many of you will be associated with Ian Stone, either as a League Secretary for the South Premier and and Regional Div.1 leagues or as a past member of Surrey HUA. He is also closely associated with Purley Walcountians H.C.
It is with much sadness that I must report the death of Ian's wife, Marilyn.
Our condolences go to Ian and to both families and friends. We will post the funeral details as soon as we can.

23rd FebAnother milestone

300 Matches Neville Wrench 26th Mar 2017 Women's Junior Tournament - Surrey U17 v Sussex and Middlesex.
Well done Neville from all your SHUA friends.

2nd FebRed Cards

A reminder.
Your attention is drawn to the September 2016 re-write of the Red Card and MMO regulations that are available in full from the Information & Downloads page.
Whilst all the regulations are clearly very important to understand regulation 6.3 identifies what may be considered as a minor offence and this is relevant when considering a technical red card. The full text of this regulation is
6.3 Where a person has committed a red card offence which consisted of two separate, but the same, minor offences for which a yellow card was awarded for the first offence (see Rule 2.3 e of Umpiring, page 44, FIH Rules of Hockey from 1 January 2015) there shall be no further period of suspension. A minor offence is defined as an offence which does not involve
i. any used, attempted or threatened physical violence or
ii. any dissent towards an umpire, properly appointed tournament or match official.

This is very important if you are required to complete a red card/mmo report form.
Although advices have been given on this earlier in the week please note that there has been a change to SHUA's Red Card Administrator. Please see the Committee page for details.
IDW

22nd Nov (2016)Rules of Outdoor Hockey 2017

Only at International Level will the new rules of hockey be amended from 1st January 2017.
No changes to the rules will apply in any game at which SHUA has made the appointment of umpires until 1st August 2017.
Members will be keen to discover what the minor changes to the rules will be however these new rules will not be implemented in England until 1st August 2017.
In the lead up to the implementation date SHUA will assess the impact of the rule changes and thereafter suggest the way in which the changes should be applied in our games. Guidance, where appropriate, will be issued during the summer months and will be followed by a discussion at next year's AGM.
In the meantime if you wish to discover what these rule changes will be please use the link below.
S+CC

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9th Oct (2016)St.George's College, Weybridge

Any umpires, coaches etc.going to St.George's must take photo ID with them as the College have, for obvious reasons, brought in this policy.

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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