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East Region Hockey Umpiring Association

News & Diary
11th December 2017

Diary Items to Note

Wednesday 24th January 201819:30
Umpiring Committee
Red Lion Whittlesford

Latest News

10th DecLate Call Offs


Following this weekend’s poor weather with multiple postponed games, please be aware that should you be in a position where you have already set off from home to the game and the game has subsequently been called off, you are entitled to claim mileage expenses for the miles you have travelled up to the point where you have been informed that the game is called off.

Please fill in the feedback mileage claim as you would normally do for a completed game.

Please note, if you have not begun your journey, and have no claim to make please do nothing with regard to the feedback as this aids with the administration when rearranging the fixture.

Thank you

The Webmaster.

3rd DecIndoor Congratulations

After their watchings this weekend I have the pleasure of congratulating Sue Row, Jason Davies and Mark Tomkins who were all successful in gaining their L2 Indoor.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

25th NovMilestone Match

Congratulations to Mike Hudson who this weekend umpired his 250th ERHUA league match.

A fantastic achievement, well done Mike.

Barry Smith ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

21st NovCoaching Success

Congratulations to Paul Gallop on his successfully assessment for his Regional Coaching Award (old style L2 umpire coach) by Allan Holliwell at Lee Valley this weekend.
A huge thank you to those umpire coaches who mentored and supported Paul through this process

Welcome to the team.

Grant Douglas
East Chief Umpire Coach

19th NovMilestone Match

Congratulations to Alan Budd who this weekend made his 100th ERHUA support match appearance.

A great achievement, well done Alan.

Barry Smith ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

14th NovJunior Indoor Appointments

All Junior Indoor appointments are on, would all umpires appointed please be aware that there maybe changes which we can't avoid due to not knowing how many sides have entered each age group. Sorry in advance if people lose their places.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman.

7th NovCongratulations

After their watchings at the weekend I have pleasure in welcoming Adrian Hull and Tom Mayhew into the Region and wish you well for the future.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

6th NovMilestone Match

Milestone Match

Congratulations to David Eggleton who recently umpired his 100th ERHUA league match.

Well done David.

Barry Smith ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

4th NovAppointed Umpires !

All appointed umpires, where there is an assessor / coach attached to the game, it's your responsibility to let them know game times etc don't just think they will turn up, they are there for your benefit please Call Them.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

24th OctUmpiring Committee minutes

The minutes of the Umpiring Committee held on 18th October 2017 have now been published.

Mary Baker
Hon. Sec. ERHUA

23rd OctMileage Recording

Could all members please enter mileages shortly after their games.
I can then keep track of how our finances are going.
Many thanks
Tim Martin
Treasurer ERHUA

19th OctUmpire Confirmations by Clubs

Members are reminded that should clubs fail to notify you of matches for the weekend by the end of Tuesday of that week, that they should let Barry Smith, Chairman of ERHUA know. This enables the Association to act accordingly if this breach of league rules persists.

16th OctAccess to Bedford HC - 16th to 30th November

Access to Bedford HC - final mile of journey through Queens Park.

Robert Oakley (, President of Bedford HC) has sent out a notification of a route they have made on Daft Logic Advanced Google Map Distance Calculator. The route name is "Bedford HC route whilst Ford End Rd bridge one way", with the following message …If you normally travel to Bedford Hockey Club travelling over the Ford End Road railway bridge into Queens Park, this bridge will be one way from 16th October to the 30th November. You will only be able to use the bridge when you leave the hockey club. Below is a link to a plan of the following suggested route: If approaching from the south and using Prebend Street continue using the A5141 (Midland Road into Ashburnham Road) - (first exit at the roundabout is to the closed Ford End Road, second exit is Midland Road). At top of Ashburnham Road take first left at round about on to A4280 (Bromham Road) cross bridge over rail track and take first left after only 200 yards into Hurst Grove, follow down to the end of that road and turn right and rejoin Ford End Road. Suggest you allow an extra 10 minutes journey time in the daytime (only 2/3 minutes detour at night). Apologies and thank you. To see this route click on the below link

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16th OctCongratulations L2 Watching

After his watching at the weekend i am pleased to say Adam Kendall passed his assessment and is now a L2 umpire .

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

16th OctERHUA NPUA Success

A huge well done to Nikki Butcher & Matthew Pilgrim who both were successful in the Level 3 watchings over the weekend.

We wish them every future success in their journey with the NPUA.


Barry Smith ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

8th OctMilestone Match

Congratulations to Chief Coach Grant Douglas who recently completed his 50th ERHUA umpire support match.

Well done Grant.

Barry Smith ERHUA Chairman
Ray Allum A&A Chairman

21st SepUmpire 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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18th SepPLUM Thanks

PLUM 2017
A huge thank you to all those that helped with coaching’s and gave feedback over the weekend and to Christian for his talk on the potential use of video analysis in coaching. A particular thank you needs to go to the following for their massive efforts at each of our sites – Barrie Pollard, Yvonne McCartney and Stephen Bristow at Redbridge / Ray Allum, Peter Halliday and Chris Row at Old Loughts / Debbie Garner, Andy Meacher and Stuart Birkett at Lee Valley.

Finally a massive thank you to Jack Warner who despite last minute drop-outs etc was still able to run competitive fixtures for everyone to Umpire.

Grant Douglas (Chief Coach)

18th SepPLUM Volunteers


Following the recent survey regarding PLUM a number of you indicated that you were willing to help out with the running of future PLUM's.

Unfortunately, due to how the survey worked we were unable to identify who these individuals were. Therefore, could those who wish to help with future PLUM's please respond to the email address below.

We will then collate this information and contact individuals in due course.

ERHUA Webmaster

14th SepNew 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 SepFitness 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 JulAGM 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

11th JulCongratulations 250 games

I would like to pass on my congratulations to all award winners from our recent AGM, but with a special mention to Tim Martin who passed the mark of 250 games this year, becoming the first ERHUA umpire to do so. He was also joined on this milestone later in the year by Henry Wanchoo.
Many thanks to you both for you support to the association and long may it continue.
Barry Smith
ERHUA Chairman.

16th AprPersonal Area Login Changes

Due to changes to security and how the website now works you will see the next time you try to sign into your personal area the login procedure has changed.

Rather than picking your name from the drop down list, then entering your password, you will be asked to enter the the email address associated to your login, along with your current password.

Please note, there is an option to tick a box to enable your device to remember your email and your password. Please only do this if you are the only user of this device, for public devices please do not have the box ticked.Ticking this box will mean you will not have to enter your email or password every time you login.

This change is to ensure we maintain the most up to date systems, security and smooth running of the website.

The Webmaster.

14th MarRed Card Regulations

Please all note the red card regulations that were issued at the start of the season. It is possible for a player to receive a second yellow card for a separate, but different offence.
I would ask all members to re-acquaint themselves with the regulations.
If you have any questions, please contact either your panel selector or the Chief coach.

Barry Smith
ERHUA Chairman

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