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26th April 2018

Diary Items to Note

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25th AprCongratulations

Congratulations to Will Davey for his nomination for England Hockey Official of the Year for his work with the East Region Young Umpire Action Group.

Good luck and enjoy your night!

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25th AprSweaters - Free delivery to the AGM

Anybody wanting to take advantage of this saving please order your sweaters by the end of June and I'll bring them to the AGM.
Tim Martin

18th AprCity of Peterborough HC Thanks

On behalf of myself, our coach Mike Yeoman and the COPHC men’s 1’s squad, please pass on our sincere thanks to all umpires, assessors and coaches who have been appointed to our games over the last 5 seasons.

We are of course delighted to be returning to the National League, we hope for a good long while! But, look forward to seeing many familiar EAST umpires both during next year’s league fixtures and from the season opening PLUM tournament.

Kind Regards

Graham Finding – City of Peterborough HC Men’s 1’s Manager

2nd AprUmpiring Committee minutes

The minutes of the Umpiring Committee held on 28th March 2018 have now been published.

Mary Baker
Hon. Sec. ERHUA

13th MarCoaching Success

Huge congratulations to Rob Lewis who successfully past his Regional Umpire Coaching Award assessment on Saturday.

And to all those coaches who have helped Rob in achieving this award…giving freely of their time in mentoring him at both County Level and in the East, many, many thanks.

Welcome to the team Rob.

Grant Douglas
East Chief Coach

5th MarSweaters Further Information

I have had a couple of questions asked:
The material is 50% cotton blend, 50% acrylic blend.
Sizes are:
XXS 32/34" XS 34/36" S 36/38" M 38/40" L 40/42" XL 42/44" 2XL 44/46" 3XL 46/48" 4XL 48/50"
Hope this helps everybody.

1st MarERHUA Sweaters

I have arranged a supplier to produce sweaters with the ERHUA logo on the left front as follows:
Mens & Ladies 2XS-4LX sleeved £24.42, sleeveless £22.32 in black or navy.
Home delivery is £3.95 or you can collect from me at Peterborough no delivery charge.
If you have a minimum of £30 in your expenses pot payment can be deducted if not let me know and I will tell you where to pay.
I will only accept orders by email or any questions by email, confirming your cost may be deducted from your expenses.
Our initial order needs to be 5 items after which I can order singles.
Please allow 14 days for delivery.
Best regards
Tim Martin

17th JanPLUM 2018 - Date For Your Diary.

PLUM 2018 Will be held on September 15th/16th 2018. Our new Conference committee promise an interesting morning of talks from top speakers. As usual there will be loads of games to watch and umpire and there are plans afoot for coaching groups to be lead by experienced umpires and umpire coaches.

Peter Halliday

5th JanWebsite Enhancement - Umpire & Club Feedback

Dear Umpire,
Very shortly the ERHUA will be introducing a new marking system to the website to allow umpires to give feedback on teams and teams to give feedback on umpires.

This will allow you to appraise the match/teams involved in your league match. This gives us the opportunity to work with the clubs in identifying any areas for praise or concern, with the intention of raising the standards of performance and behaviour within the East League. This includes pre-match hospitality, on pitch behaviour and quality of the post-match refreshment.

The changes will mean, when you login to your personal area after you have umpired a league game, as well as seeing the normal request to input your expenses, you will see that you will be required to give feedback on the teams.

There will be a new dropdowns within the menu with seven levels, where you can select from Excellent down to unacceptable. Depending on your selection, you may then need to provide further information to explain your reasoning for that selection.

Please note we will be using this system on league games only, so you will not be required to provide feedback for any cup games or tournaments. Also, you will not be able to claim any expenses until your match feedback has been completed.

This is not one way traffic – the Clubs get their opportunity to feed back on the umpires` performance as well! This happens in a number of ways - clubs provide a rating for each umpire for every match in the outdoor league; and clubs are also able to submit additional comments or feedback for the umpires which are read by your Panel Selector.

Each umpire`s average scores from the clubs are published in their personal area twice each season, at the end of the first half and at the end of the season. Members can see their own average scores and the overall average scores for umpires on their panel. No averages are shown if the umpire has umpired fewer than five games in that half-season.

The introduction of these new systems is to allow the ERHUA and the East League Association to better understand the behaviour of clubs, and to aid the A&A committee in the monitoring of umpire performance across the region.

We have chosen to implement these systems now at the halfway point of the season, to allow everyone including umpires, clubs and administrators to get use to the systems and requirements before we start a new season. Therefore, while this half season’s feedback will be useful, the main purpose of the introduction to see how the systems work and iron out any issues we may find.

If you are having trouble with the use of this new system, please contact me as soon as possible to rectify the issue.

The Webmaster.

21st Sep (2017)Umpire Feedback Form

In previous seasons it has been felt that information regarding teams, facilities and games have not been feed back to the appropriate committees when and where necessary.

There is and has been the ability for umpires to provide feedback using the feedback form on the Information & Download section of the website, the link to the form is below.

Please use this form if there are any comments, positive or negative, that you would like to make concerning the attitude or behaviour of players or the organisation of a game to which you have been appointed. This form should be used for issues you feel need to be drawn to the attention of the authorities, ERHUA or League.

Thank you.

The Webmaster.

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14th Sep (2017)New Marking Matrix


Following discussions at this years AGM & A&A meetings, it has been decided to update the marking matrix and bring it in line with the marking system used throughout England Hockey and beyond!

The new matrix can be found on the Information & Downloads sections of the website or by clicking the attached link.

If you have any questions regarding this new matrix, please seek out any member of the A&A committee during PLUM.

The Webmaster.

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7th Sep (2017)Fitness Test

Just a quick reminder all panel A umpires must pass either the Bleep or Cooper test before or just after the start of the new season, failure to do so will result in that umpire being dropped down a panel , All Candidates must pass either tests before they are given a game, Any umpire who aspires to progress up the umpiring ladder within our region will be required to pass a fitness test before moving up a panel

Ray Allum.

15th Jul (2017)AGM and Umpiring Committee minutes

The minutes of the AGM and Umpiring Committee held on 5th July 2017 have now been published.

Mary Baker
Hon. Sec. ERHUA

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