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17th JulDerek Furminger

Those of us a bit longer in the tooth will remember our colleague Derek Furminger. Derek was a member of Merton H.C. We are very sorry to hear that Derek has been ill with cancer but I am led to believe he is recovering slowly. Let's hope that he makes a full and speedy recovery.

29th JunFrom Ian Hay

Two quick things:

Firstly,a big thank you to all my SHUA friends for the George Croft Award that I received at the AGM last night. To be in the company of the previous winners and to be associated with George (who welcomed me into SHUA in 1989 and whom I still miss) is truly awesome.

Secondly --- many of you know that I now need a total knee replacement and seemingly have had to retire from SCHUA and the NPUA. My hope is that, in time, I will be able to blow again in Surrey but, meanwhile, I am going to become a far more active coach/assessor than before and I will be swapping my whistle for my notepad.

Have a good summer and see you in September.

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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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.

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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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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