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Midland Region Hockey Umpiring Association

Welcome to the Midland Region Hockey Umpiring Association Web Site.

This site incorporates Birmingham Counties Hockey Umpiring Association, East Midlands Hockey Umpiring Association and Midlands Young Umpiring.

All of the information on the site can be reached from the menu items at the top of the screen.

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Membership Application Forms ...

East Midlands HUA Full Membership (right click and "save as" to download)

The above form should be used for full membership

East Midlands HUA Associate Membership (right click and "save as" to download)

The above form should be used for Level 1 course candidates and unassessed Level 1 umpires applying for associate membership

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Recent News Items ...

7th December 2016
MRHUA additional expense pay run

MRHUA will be running an additional pay run of expenses week commencing 19th December all expenses submitted by 20th December will be paid in time for Christmas. Any claims submitted after the 20th will be paid over the last weekend of the month.

6th December 2016
Radio Equipment - Usage, Care and Maintenance ...(with link - click here)

Following a change in the way that UmpireTalk handle radio repairs, which now involves an upfront cost, we feel it would be timely to remind members on the care and maintenance that should be carried out on your radio equipment.
A paper on radio equipment usage, care and maintenance, which ...
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22nd November 2016
Completion of Assessor/Coach Feedback by umpires

There appears to be some confusion in some quarters on completing the feedback form for watchers.

Just to clarify, the Overall Rating is the opinion of the umpire on the watcher, not the assessment mark given to the umpire.

Similarly, ‘Areas of Strength’ and ‘Area’s to Work On’ should be the ...
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Martin Gotheridge honoured by FIH

We are pleased to announce that at the recent FIH congress, Martin Gotheridge was given the Award of Merit – the highest award possible – for his services to hockey.

Our congratulations go to Martin for this magnificent achievement.

19th November 2016
Payment of expenses and associated costs

So that the Treasurer can work more efficiently, expenses will, in future, be processed over the last weekend of the month. Only in exceptional circumstances will claims be paid at other times.

Please note that this applies to expenses that have been claimed, not merely notified. If a member ...
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11th November 2016
Confirmation of match details to Watchers

If a watcher has been appointed to a match that you are involved with, it is common courtesy, notwithstanding the details shown on the website, for you to make contact with the watcher to confirm the time and venue of the match.

The usual protocol is for the first named umpire to take ...
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Clarification on Red Cards awarded for dissent

In the last fortnight there have been two instances where our members have issued Red Cards for dissent and have reported them as Category D Offences (two separate, but duplicate minor offences for which a yellow card was awarded for the first offence).

Please would everybody note that under ...
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1st November 2016
John Anderson

John has not been well recently, having suffered a heart attack on 21st October. He underwent surgery on the same day and is now recuperating at home.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

25th October 2016
Welcome to new members

We extend a warm welcome to Nick Gray and Rowan Tejura who have joined us from the North and are umpiring on the Men’s Panel. They are both studying at Nottingham University

In addition, we welcome James Carter back to the Men’s Panel after an absence of several years.

We hope that all of you ...
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5th October 2016
Members Meeting - Thursday 20th October

The next MRHUA Members meeting which will be held on Thursday 20th October at Old Silhillians, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Sandwiches will be provided.

The topics to be covered are;

Towards Consensus
An interactive session considering a number of video clips with discussion and voting ...
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Forthcoming Events ...

13th December 2016(BCHUA)19:15BCHUA Selection Committee Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
10th January 2017(BCHUA)19:15BCHUA Executive Committee Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
17th January 2017(BCHUA)19:30BCHUA Members Coaching Evening @ Old Silhillians HC
18th January 2017(MRHUA)19:00MRHA Council Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
24th January 2017(EMHUA)19:00Members Meeting @ WBHC
31st January 2017(MRHUA)19:30MRHUA Executive meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
2nd February 2017(EMHUA)19:00EMHUA Grading Comittee @ WBHC
7th February 2017(MRHUA)19:00MRHUA Men's Selection Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC
9th February 2017(MRHUA)19:00MRHA League Committee @ Queens Head Wilnecote
15th February 2017(MRHUA)19:00MRHUA Women's Selection Meeting @ Old Silhillians HC

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