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18th AprAGM 2018/19 Season Calling Notice

Notice is hereby given of the 2018/19 Season AGM to be held on Tuesday 30th April, 7PM at West Bridgford Hockey Club.
You can find the full calling notice in the Information & Downloads section; it is also linked below.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you there.

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10th AprNPUA - "2nd" Umpiring Appointments Administrator - Job Advert

See below for update from NPUA/EH Regarding appointments administration for the 2019/20 season.

Please be aware that as part of the increase in matches within the National League for the 2019/20 season, NPUA with England Hockey are looking to recruit a second Umpiring Appointments Administrator to assist Colin Barthorpe with the umpiring appointments.

The role, whilst being recruited by England Hockey, will be under the direct line management and responsibilities of the NPUA. Saying this, applicants do not need to be current members of the NPUA to apply and a representative group of key stakeholders are involved with this recruitment process.

Details of the position can be found in the attached link.

I would be very grateful if you could please share this opportunity with your members and if anyone has any questions regarding the role then please direct them to myself in the first instance.

Best wishes

David Elworthy
Officiating Relationship Manager

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8th MarInvitation to apply for Home Nations Masters

In association with the England Hockey Masters, England Hockey are inviting interested parties to umpire at the above tournament.

The competition will feature the best of Master’s Hockey in age groups of Over 35’s upwards, with England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland competing over 3 days of competition.

The Competition is being held at Southgate Hockey Club from 14th – 16th June 2019 inclusive.

For individuals selected to umpire this competition, the following will be provided:
• Coaching & Mentoring from a highly experienced Umpire Support Team
• Meals on site during the days of competition
• Complimentary attendance to the Official Competition Dinner, held on the evening of Saturday 15th June.
• A contribution towards travel expenses (amount to be confirmed)

Unfortunately, EH will be unable to assist with accommodation requests or costs as part of the competition.

To register your interest in this event, please send the following details:
• Name
• Contact Telephone Number & E-mail Address
• Current England Hockey Umpiring Accreditation held
• Short Umpiring CV for the 2018/19 season.

to David Elworthy (Officiating Relationship Manager) – David.elworthy@englandhockey.co.uk

Applications will close on 12th April 2019 and selected umpires will be contacted before the end of April 2019.

4th MarLevel 3 Success

Elise Charlton was successful in her assessment games in the North at the weekend and will be joining the NPUA C Panel for next season.

Congratulations on your achievement.

4th FebGrading Successes

Following the recent grading committee the below promotions and new panel grades have been achieved.

Steve Hoban joins the A panel
Darren Rose promoted to B* Panel
Gabi Brown,Darron Bonser, Danni Moore & Ross Jones all join the the B Panel

Congratulations to all on your success, and thank you for your continued support of the association.

Colin Anderson
EMHUA Secretary
EMHUA Appointments Secretary

1st FebReminder for Late Confirmations to Appointed Games

This is a reminder to please let us know when a team confirms your appointment match details late. Although you may not mind when this happens, other people do, and as such to avoid future issues we need to know when this is happening.

If you receive a late confirmation, or have to chase your confirmation, please let our Webmaster Josh Robinson know so that he can track these and take the appropriate actions for repeat offenders.

Under league rule this should be at least 6 days prior to a match, however the league has suggested Wednesday (3 days before a match) to clubs in their most recent newsletter - this issue has been taken back to them and we await formal clarification.

27th JanEMHUA at the Jaffa 6's Indoor finals

Great to see two of our members in action this afternoon on web TV. Andy Higgins at his first ever Finals appointed to a mens semi final and a rare appearance for reserve umpire Brett Friskney onto the pitch to adjudicate the goal line at a womens semi final shootout. Well done both- we hope your indoor careers prosper.

4th JanEMHUA - Change of Appointments Secretary

Please be aware that Colin Anderson has taken over as appointments secretary for the remainder of the 2018/2019 season, we ask that any communications are now forwarded to him.

- 07795565566
- cdanderson1982@googlemail.com

28th Oct (2018)New Message from Bill Workman's family

We are absolutely blown away with all the tributes payed to Bill on Saturday both at Manor Park and around the Midlands and all the messages, cards and kind words from the hockey community. Good or bad everyone that has met Bill over the years will have memories and stories which will know doubt be remembered for years to come.
In turbulent times the hockey community always finds a way to shine. Further details will be released in due course for anyone who would like to celebrate Bill's life along with his family and friends.
All the best
Linda and family

23rd Oct (2018)Message from Bill Workmans family

Some of you will be aware that our President and former appointments secretary Bill Workman had a long standing illness. This manifested itself more recently and has a terminal prognosis. Bill's family now wish to inform all his friends and colleagues in EMHUA of the current situation where Bill is in palliative care and unlikley to recover. Our thoughts are with Linda his wife and all his family at this time. Further news will be provided as and when we receive an update. Please do not try to contact Bill on any EMHUA matter. Please direct all communication to Andy Barnes, Colin Anderson or Simon Widdison. (Andy EMHUA Deputy President)

3rd Oct (2018)Congratulations Amar

EMHUA Grading committee announce the promotion of Amar Chudasama from A Panel to Level 2 candidate. Well done Amar in acheiving this by hard work and commitment. We wish you well in your future umpiring career.

1st May (2018)EMHUA AGM Council Changes

Following the AGM there have been some changes to the Council Officers and Representatives.

Bill Workman takes over from Andy Barnes as President, with Simon Widdison becoming the new Appointments Secretary.
Karl Strickland has been added to the Grading Committee as a selector.
We also welcome Steve Pearson as a representative member.

1st May (2018)EMHUA AGM Awards

The following awards were presented at the recent AGM, congratulations to all those involved!

EMHUA “Top Club Award” - Mansfield
EMHUA "Presidents" Trophy - James Wakeland
EMHUA Special Award - Simon Brown
REG WALKER Award - Andy Barnes

24th Mar (2015)MRHA Men's league newsletters

The latest Newsletter from the Men's league can be downloaded viewed from the Web handbook Downloads section

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