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20th SepTHIS SITE IS NO LONGER IN USE

This site is no longer being used by MRHUA to record availability and make appointments.

There is a new Officiating Management System (OMS) oms.englandhockey.co.uk which has replaced this website.

If you have any questions or need help please contact Jerry Yates (jerry.yates@sky.com) or Rob Crosson (Robcrosson@outlook.com)

26th JulWeb Site Structure Changes

Some changes have been made to the structure of the web site.
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.

23rd JulPam Parker, OBE

We are saddened to hear that Pam passed away last month.

Pam was President of MWHUA at the time of its merger, in 2000, with MCHUA to form our current Association. Post merger, she served as selector for a number of years and also as the Vice President from the Women’s game.

Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. The funeral was held on 8th July.

17th JulApplication of the rules of hockey in England for the 2019-20 Season

Dear MRHUA Umpires, Coaches and Assessors,
England Hockey have now released a statement confirming that it supports the implementation of all the rule changes contained within the 2019 FIH rules of hockey, with the exception of one, which relates to ‘Quarters’.
Please see the attached England Hockey Statement for full details.
If you have any questions relating to the new rules or their implementation, please feel free to contact the Chairs of Selection or myself accordingly. An item on the new rules will be held at the MRHUA members meeting in September, where interpretations and requirements will be discussed.
New rule books are in the process of being ordered and will be distributed through BCHUA or EMHUA if you are members or otherwise through MRHUA.
Jerry Yates, Secretary MRHUA

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23rd MayManaging Club Email Addresses

The web system has been updated to allow club webmasters to manage the use of club email addresses for registered club contacts and administrators.
Where a contact has used a club email address as their log-in address (despite the instructions that this should not be done), the club webmaster can now change the log-in address for that contact to be their personal email address.
Where a club contact has registered a club email address to be used for all email communications regarding club matters, the club webmaster can remove the registration.
Both options allow club webmasters to fully update the system when positions within the club change, without the need to force other club members to log in (who may have left the club).
The options are all in the "Update Club Members (Contact and Administrators)" button in the "Recorded Club Members" section of the club administration area.
The options are only available to the designated club webmaster.

15th FebCategory D Red Cards and Dissent

There have recently been two instances where our members have issued red cards for a second, repeat offence of Dissent and have subsequently reported this as a Category D offence (Two separate, but duplicate, minor offences for which a yellow card was awarded for the first offence.)

Please note that under the Red Card & MMO Regulations, Dissent is not considered (quite rightly) to be a minor offence. It therefore follows that in a game, if a player who has already received a yellow card for dissent should repeat the offence such that a second yellow card would be awarded, the player should be shown a Red Card and the offence should be reported as a Category A Offence on the Red Card Report Form.

27th Nov (2017)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 responsibility for confirming details. However, if you find you are paired with somebody who is first named but who isn’t a Panel Umpire (e.g. Guest, Candidate, Exchange Visitor etc.) then please take on the responsibility yourself.

11th Nov (2016)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 Para 6.3 of EH Discipline Regulations, dissent is not a minor offence. It therefore follows that if a player has received a yellow card for dissent, a second offence of this nature will attract a Red Card which should be reported as a Category A Offence (Physical violence was not used, attempted or threatened).

17th Aug (2016)+++ UDATED +++ Parking at King Edwards High School, Birmingham

Despite previous advice, parking at KES, home to Harborne and Bournville does not require a permit.

However, umpires should note that the only car park that we can use is the Parade Ground car park, which is accessed by the side entrance on the A38 only, not by either of the entrances on Edgbaston Park road. Heading towards the city centre, take the third entry after Edgbaston Park Road. If approaching from the city, you will need to do a U turn at the lights on the junction of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road

If other car parks are used, you risk having your car clamped because these areas are being monitored.

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