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8th AugRIP John Buck

EMHUA send their sincere condolences to Jean Buck and all the family at the loss of John. John was a club umpire member of EMHUA for many years and a stalwart for 45 years on and off the pitch at North Notts. Many umpires will have had thought provoking post match conversations with John as first team manager with a dose of his generous hospitality. For those that wish to pay respects to the life and memory of John his funeral arrangements will be posted in these news pages.

29th JulWebsite Structure Changes

Some changes have been made to the structure of the website.
Some of the pages that have traditionally been available to anyone have been moved to within the personal area. This further protects data from access by people with no genuine reason to access it.
The pages affected are the Committees Page, Umpire Contact Details Page(s), Membership Page, Umpire Panels Page and Umpire Awards Page.
In addition, the Club Page that is in the public area showing all the information about a club has been modified so that it no longer shows any contact information for individuals. There is a duplicate of the page accessible from within the personal areas, which does show contact details.

The changes mean that, with the exception of a very few key contacts for the association(s), no personal contact information is now available to the public - it is only available to people who are properly registered as umpires or registered by clubs as club administrators or team officials.
In the past, there have been three settings that people can use for protecting their contact information (Public, Private or Secret). Because of the changes the Public category is now only really relevant for a few key association contacts and a new Internal category has been added. Any contact information marked as Internal can only be seen by genuinely registered users of the web site.
If your contact information needs to be seen by people from other clubs even if you are not due to play against them, you should ensure that your privacy setting for the relevant contact information is Internal rather than private.

1st JulMarc Abraham RIP

It is with immense sadness that we share the tragic news that former EMHUA member and Coach Marc Abraham passed away very suddenly last week.

Marc was an early winner of the Reg Walker Award given his dedication to coaching young umpires.

Marc was on holiday in Sardinia with his partner and family at the time; our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

4th JunEMHUA Fitness Testing

Sent to all EMHUA panel umpires

Please be aware that MRHUA have now announced the dates of their fitness tests within the EMHUA region:
- Tuesday 11th June @ Nottingham Hockey Centre - 19:00 Start
- Tuesday 18th June @ Nottingham Hockey Centre - 19:00 Start
- Thursday 11th July @ Nottingham Hockey Centre - 19:00 Start

EMHUA will be offering our members the opportunity to complete these tests - these are not mandatory for promotions within the EMHUA panel structure.

Any umpire who is aspiring for a level 2 (MRHUA) nomination MUST have a valid fitness test to enable EMHUA to nominate them as a candidate. This covers both the ladies and men's games.

Should any umpire wish to run on one of these dates then please email Colin Anderson and Alan Bird who are collating the numbers to ensure suitable watchers are available.

Details of the levels required are in the link attached.

If you have any queries please let me know.
Colin Anderson
EMHUA Appointments Secretary/Secretary to Grading

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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.

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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