Suffolk County Hockey Umpires' Association
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Suffolk County Hockey Umpires' Association
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11th FebSuffolk Young Umpire appointed to European Euro Hockey Indoor Trophy

Many congratulations to Isaac Charles who umpired the above senior tournament in Croatia last weekend. He fully achieved all marking criteria including use of English language!

Many congratulations to Isaac Charles who umpired the above senior tournament in Croatia last weekend. He fully achieved all marking criteria including use of English language!

Many congratulations to Isaac Charles who umpired the above senior tournament in Croatia last weekend. He fully achieved all marking criteria including use of English language!

22nd JanEast League advice in case of bad weather

Bad weather - start to think, start to prepare: Over the last 36 hours in the East we have seen the first winter weather starting to bite and I have seen that some clubs cancelled training recently due to frozen pitches. We are getting into the timeframe where over the past 3 seasons we have had problems with the weather in 2 of those seasons, so at some point we anticipate a point where our Saturday games maybe at risk. All clubs will know their local pitches and local geography so please start to prepare for the coming weeks. We ask you all to think about being pro-active, so that if the weather is frozen on a Friday think about who you are playing against the next day, the distance they will travel; with that knowledge think about what time you will need to carry out your pitch inspection(s). If you are the away team think about the contact details your opposing clubs have, are they enough? Your Fixture Secretaries are busy people and most also play/umpire/coach, so do you need to provide additional contacts? If you have pool appointed umpires think about them and what time are they leaving and make sure that they are also contacted as early as possible. Lastly contact your League Manager to ensure that they are aware the game is off. Hopefully we will go snow and ice free and our games will be played without trouble or concern but this is good advice that will remain true for the remainder of the season.

Bad weather - start to think, start to prepare: Over the last 36 hours in the East we have seen the first winter weather starting to bite and I have seen that some clubs cancelled training recently due to frozen pitches. We are getting into the timeframe where over the past 3 seasons we have had problems with the weather in 2 of those seasons, so at some point we anticipate a point where our Saturday games maybe at risk. All clubs will know their local pitches and local geography so please start to prepare for the coming weeks. We ask you all to think about being pro-active, so that if the weather is frozen on a Friday think about who you are playing against the next day, the distance they will travel; with that knowledge think about what time you will need to carry out your pitch inspection(s). If you are the away team think about the contact details your opposing clubs have, are they enough? Your Fixture Secretaries are busy people and most also play/umpire/coach, so do you need to provide additional contacts? If you have pool appointed umpires think about them and what time are they leaving and make sure that they are also contacted as early as possible. Lastly contact your League Manager to ensure that they are aware the game is off. Hopefully we will go snow and ice free and our games will be played without trouble or concern but this is good advice that will remain true for the remainder of the season.

Bad weather - start to think, start to prepare: Over the last 36 hours in the East we have seen the first winter weather starting to bite and I have seen that some clubs cancelled training recently due to frozen pitches. We are getting into the timeframe where over the past 3 seasons we have had problems with the weather in 2 of those seasons, so at some point we anticipate a point where our Saturday games maybe at risk. All clubs will know their local pitches and local geography so please start to prepare for the coming weeks. We ask you all to think about being pro-active, so that if the weather is frozen on a Friday think about who you are playing against the next day, the distance they will travel; with that knowledge think about what time you will need to carry out your pitch inspection(s). If you are the away team think about the contact details your opposing clubs have, are they enough? Your Fixture Secretaries are busy people and most also play/umpire/coach, so do you need to provide additional contacts? If you have pool appointed umpires think about them and what time are they leaving and make sure that they are also contacted as early as possible. Lastly contact your League Manager to ensure that they are aware the game is off. Hopefully we will go snow and ice free and our games will be played without trouble or concern but this is good advice that will remain true for the remainder of the season.

22nd JanEast League advice on match day behaviour

How do your players and spectators behave? We want everyone, umpires, your team members and your spectators to leave the hockey field with a smile on their faces and looking forwards to the next part of the season. Therefore it is appropriate to remind all clubs that the League has had to get involved in complaints about very poor player and spectator behaviour, where it has been clear that people allegedly representing clubs have forgotten their responsibility under the England Hockey Code of Conduct and Behaviour. As a result of these complaints two clubs, under penalty, have had to brief the Code of Conduct to their members and a reminder has been sent by a League Manager to all of the teams in their League Division. Put simply these displays of poor behaviour must stop NOW.
Clubs are reminded that they are responsible for their players and members conduct. We all know that player in the team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire regardless of the decision and we never tell him or her to be quiet.
We know that, out of respect those playing, if we are pitchside and there is a sideline hit we should make sure our spectators get out of the way to allow the game to progress but no, there has now been an occasion where this has not happened.
We know people on the sidelines who give "banter" when a decision goes against us but do not ever giving positive encouragement when the decisions are right and would never, ever think about contributing positively training as an umpire and donning a whistle.
It is time that we, as the hockey family, bring this under control and ensure that our players, the umpires and the members of our opposition are treated with respect and encouraged to play our sport in the best possible way.
We ask all clubs to remind all of their members of the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviours. All clubs, in affiliating to England Hockey sign up and subscribe to the code. All clubs are responsible for ensuring that all players, coaches, managers and spectators who support their club are both aware of, understand and apply the code, so please encourage them to do the right thing.
Lastly, umpires are not responsible for the behaviour of spectators, this responsibility lies with the home club. So if, during a game, an umpire receives a complaint of spectator abuse during the a game they should turn to the home captain who is responsible for ensuring that the spectators start to behave in a more appropriate way.

How do your players and spectators behave? We want everyone, umpires, your team members and your spectators to leave the hockey field with a smile on their faces and looking forwards to the next part of the season. Therefore it is appropriate to remind all clubs that the League has had to get involved in complaints about very poor player and spectator behaviour, where it has been clear that people allegedly representing clubs have forgotten their responsibility under the England Hockey Code of Conduct and Behaviour. As a result of these complaints two clubs, under penalty, have had to brief the Code of Conduct to their members and a reminder has been sent by a League Manager to all of the teams in their League Division. Put simply these displays of poor behaviour must stop NOW.
Clubs are reminded that they are responsible for their players and members conduct. We all know that player in the team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire regardless of the decision and we never tell him or her to be quiet.
We know that, out of respect those playing, if we are pitchside and there is a sideline hit we should make sure our spectators get out of the way to allow the game to progress but no, there has now been an occasion where this has not happened.
We know people on the sidelines who give "banter" when a decision goes against us but do not ever giving positive encouragement when the decisions are right and would never, ever think about contributing positively training as an umpire and donning a whistle.
It is time that we, as the hockey family, bring this under control and ensure that our players, the umpires and the members of our opposition are treated with respect and encouraged to play our sport in the best possible way.
We ask all clubs to remind all of their members of the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviours. All clubs, in affiliating to England Hockey sign up and subscribe to the code. All clubs are responsible for ensuring that all players, coaches, managers and spectators who support their club are both aware of, understand and apply the code, so please encourage them to do the right thing.
Lastly, umpires are not responsible for the behaviour of spectators, this responsibility lies with the home club. So if, during a game, an umpire receives a complaint of spectator abuse during the a game they should turn to the home captain who is responsible for ensuring that the spectators start to behave in a more appropriate way.

How do your players and spectators behave? We want everyone, umpires, your team members and your spectators to leave the hockey field with a smile on their faces and looking forwards to the next part of the season. Therefore it is appropriate to remind all clubs that the League has had to get involved in complaints about very poor player and spectator behaviour, where it has been clear that people allegedly representing clubs have forgotten their responsibility under the England Hockey Code of Conduct and Behaviour. As a result of these complaints two clubs, under penalty, have had to brief the Code of Conduct to their members and a reminder has been sent by a League Manager to all of the teams in their League Division. Put simply these displays of poor behaviour must stop NOW.
Clubs are reminded that they are responsible for their players and members conduct. We all know that player in the team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire regardless of the decision and we never tell him or her to be quiet.
We know that, out of respect those playing, if we are pitchside and there is a sideline hit we should make sure our spectators get out of the way to allow the game to progress but no, there has now been an occasion where this has not happened.
We know people on the sidelines who give "banter" when a decision goes against us but do not ever giving positive encouragement when the decisions are right and would never, ever think about contributing positively training as an umpire and donning a whistle.
It is time that we, as the hockey family, bring this under control and ensure that our players, the umpires and the members of our opposition are treated with respect and encouraged to play our sport in the best possible way.
We ask all clubs to remind all of their members of the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviours. All clubs, in affiliating to England Hockey sign up and subscribe to the code. All clubs are responsible for ensuring that all players, coaches, managers and spectators who support their club are both aware of, understand and apply the code, so please encourage them to do the right thing.
Lastly, umpires are not responsible for the behaviour of spectators, this responsibility lies with the home club. So if, during a game, an umpire receives a complaint of spectator abuse during the a game they should turn to the home captain who is responsible for ensuring that the spectators start to behave in a more appropriate way.

22nd JanEast League News from committee meeting

Club Umpires: Following the East League Management Committee meeting we have become aware of an issue that we do not want to see develop into a trend. There have been a couple of occasions where clubs have appointed umpires to games that are not affiliated to the County Hockey Umpires Association. East League Rule 5.2 is very clear that all umpires, whether they are Club Umpires (Assessed) or Club Umpires (Unassessed) should be members of their County Association. Should the League become aware of circumstances where this is not the case we will investigate and apply the penalties associated with the rule (which is usually awarding the game 5-0 against the team who have the unregistered umpire). Please remember it is every clubs responsibility to ensure that its umpires are affiliated correctly and all of their club umpires should be listed on the East League website with their registration number.

Club Umpires: Following the East League Management Committee meeting we have become aware of an issue that we do not want to see develop into a trend. There have been a couple of occasions where clubs have appointed umpires to games that are not affiliated to the County Hockey Umpires Association. East League Rule 5.2 is very clear that all umpires, whether they are Club Umpires (Assessed) or Club Umpires (Unassessed) should be members of their County Association. Should the League become aware of circumstances where this is not the case we will investigate and apply the penalties associated with the rule (which is usually awarding the game 5-0 against the team who have the unregistered umpire). Please remember it is every clubs responsibility to ensure that its umpires are affiliated correctly and all of their club umpires should be listed on the East League website with their registration number.

Club Umpires: Following the East League Management Committee meeting we have become aware of an issue that we do not want to see develop into a trend. There have been a couple of occasions where clubs have appointed umpires to games that are not affiliated to the County Hockey Umpires Association. East League Rule 5.2 is very clear that all umpires, whether they are Club Umpires (Assessed) or Club Umpires (Unassessed) should be members of their County Association. Should the League become aware of circumstances where this is not the case we will investigate and apply the penalties associated with the rule (which is usually awarding the game 5-0 against the team who have the unregistered umpire). Please remember it is every clubs responsibility to ensure that its umpires are affiliated correctly and all of their club umpires should be listed on the East League website with their registration number.

25th Nov

(2018)
Changes to SCHUA Management and Committee

Congratulations to Nick Meakin who has been elected Chair of ERHUA. East Umpires have a wonderful reputation in the hockey world and so this is a great honour for Nick. I'm sure we all wish him every success as he steers ERHUA in the coming years with the major restructuring of umpiring in England on the horizon. No doubt this will affect SCHUA aswell, sadly Nick believed that there was potential for perceived conflicts of interest and has resigned as Chair of SCHUA although he is staying on our committee and will give valuable information as the restructuring takes place.
At the recent AGM our new Chair was unanimously elected, Dave Charles. He has stood down as UDO but is still Appointment Secretary. The role of Umpire Development is being looked at by the committee but for the time being Steve Mayhew is looking after that function of the association.
Most importantly we have a new Secretary, Mike Strudwick!
All e-mail addresses to contact committee post holders can be found on the information tab of the website which has been updated.

Congratulations to Nick Meakin who has been elected Chair of ERHUA. East Umpires have a wonderful reputation in the hockey world and so this is a great honour for Nick. I'm sure we all wish him every success as he steers ERHUA in the coming years with the major restructuring of umpiring in England on the horizon. No doubt this will affect SCHUA aswell, sadly Nick believed that there was potential for perceived conflicts of interest and has resigned as Chair of SCHUA although he is staying on our committee and will give valuable information as the restructuring takes place.
At the recent AGM our new Chair was unanimously elected, Dave Charles. He has stood down as UDO but is still Appointment Secretary. The role of Umpire Development is being looked at by the committee but for the time being Steve Mayhew is looking after that function of the association.
Most importantly we have a new Secretary, Mike Strudwick!
All e-mail addresses to contact committee post holders can be found on the information tab of the website which has been updated.

Congratulations to Nick Meakin who has been elected Chair of ERHUA. East Umpires have a wonderful reputation in the hockey world and so this is a great honour for Nick. I'm sure we all wish him every success as he steers ERHUA in the coming years with the major restructuring of umpiring in England on the horizon. No doubt this will affect SCHUA aswell, sadly Nick believed that there was potential for perceived conflicts of interest and has resigned as Chair of SCHUA although he is staying on our committee and will give valuable information as the restructuring takes place.
At the recent AGM our new Chair was unanimously elected, Dave Charles. He has stood down as UDO but is still Appointment Secretary. The role of Umpire Development is being looked at by the committee but for the time being Steve Mayhew is looking after that function of the association.
Most importantly we have a new Secretary, Mike Strudwick!
All e-mail addresses to contact committee post holders can be found on the information tab of the website which has been updated.

25th Nov

(2018)
SCHUA Club Umpire of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Chris Rowland who was awarded the SCHUA Club Umpire of the Year for his umpiring services to Harwich Ladies HC. He is pictured receiving the trophy from SCHUA Chair Nick Meakin

Congratulations to Chris Rowland who was awarded the SCHUA Club Umpire of the Year for his umpiring services to Harwich Ladies HC. He is pictured receiving the trophy from SCHUA Chair Nick Meakin

Congratulations to Chris Rowland who was awarded the SCHUA Club Umpire of the Year for his umpiring services to Harwich Ladies HC. He is pictured receiving the trophy from SCHUA Chair Nick Meakin

23rd Nov

(2018)
All Public Pages Mobile Enabled

Following the latest update on the system, all publicly available pages are now developed to work on any size of device, tailoring the contents and the layout for the various device sizes.

In particular, the home page and associated main pages will now work on all mobile phones.

Following the latest update on the system, all publicly available pages are now developed to work on any size of device, tailoring the contents and the layout for the various device sizes.

In particular, the home page and associated main pages will now work on all mobile phones.

Following the latest update on the system, all publicly available pages are now developed to work on any size of device, tailoring the contents and the layout for the various device sizes.

In particular, the home page and associated main pages will now work on all mobile phones.