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News & Diary
16th September 2019

Diary Items to Note

Monday 30th September 201919:00
A&A Committee Meeting
Coach & Horses, Newport
Monday 4th November 201919:00
Umpiring Committee Meeting
Coach & Horses, Newport
Monday 3rd February 202019:00
Umpiring Committee Meeting
Coach & Horses, Newport
Tuesday 5th May 202019:00
Umpiring Committee Meeting
Coach & Horses, Newport

Latest News

6th SepPLUM Conference


Please see below the running order for the PLUM Conference:

8.50 – 9.20 – Bacon Rolls/ Coffee
9.20 – 9.20 – Introduction from President
9.20 – 10.15 – Andy Halliday – His experience of the East Umpires
10.15 - 11.00 – David Elworthy – The “new” rules
11.00-11.10 – Q&As - hosted by the President
11.10 - 11.30– Paul Gallop – Importance of the pre-match preparation
11.30 – 11.50 - Alan Budd - The Control Ladder and Cards
11.50 - 12.00 Q&As - hosted by the President

Trevor Norman

4th SepCandidates

A reminder to all candidates that your East shirts and radios will not be issued until three games have been completed.

Ray Allum
A & A Chairman

3rd SepAppointments for Coming Season


If you are looking for this seasons umpire appointments they have now been published on the new OMS system.

To see these details, please login to OMS and search the fixtures.

All appointments will also be shown on the new main public facing web page which is still currently under construction and will be completed for the start of the season.

Trevor Norman

1st SepEmail Requests for Availability


You may have received an email requesting you to update your availabilty on this old website.

These emails are automatically generated and currently cannnot be turned off.

Please IGNORE these emails and update your availabilty, if you haven't already done so on the new OMS website.

Thank you.

Trevor Norman

30th AugPlum 2 14/15th Sept


I will be Umpire Manager for both days, please seek me if there is any umpiring problems over the weekend.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

25th AugLeague Games Appointments


Please be reminded that the provisional league appointments will be made soon.

To be considered for these appointments you should update your availability on the new OMS website.

Please login and change your calendar there and NOT on the Tex system.

Trevor Norman

21st AugPLUM 2019 - URGENT

Can all umpires please check their appointments for this years tournaments on the 7th/8th and 14th/15th Sept.

24 hours after the appointments have been published we have already had to make changes due to non availability.

News items have been published to ask for availability prior to PLUM so this should not happen.

It's up to you, the members to correctly enter your availability so please make sure all dates are correct.

It is very time consuming and frustrating to make these changes after all the hard work that goes into organising these events for your benefit.

Chris Row

20th AugPLUM

All the accommodation has now been allocated. I believe there are still rooms available but you will have to book those yourselves now. if you let me know i will supply the hotel information.

There are still places available at the meal though if anyone would like to come, once again let me know and i will forward the menu to you.

Chris Row

20th AugPLUM, Lee Valley, Old Loughts Umpire Managers/Coordinators.

Lee Valley Umpire Co-ordinator is Barrie Pollard.

At Old Loughts it is Ray Allum.

If you have any problems on the day please seek out these people as your first point of contact and nobody else.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman.

18th AugHockey Photos Wanted


We are looking for suitable umpiring photographs of ERHUA members for the new website.

Whether these are action shots or not, it does not matter, any appropriate photo's would be gratefully received.

We now also have a new twitter account ERHUA_Umpires Please follow us and post all your umpiring action there too. This feed can also be found on the new website.

Again, during the season, if you have any suitable photos that you wish to share, please send them to me and they can be posted either on the website, or on the twitter feed.

Thank you

Trevor Norman

18th AugNew ERHUA Website


You should all now be aware that the new ERHUA website is live and can be found at this address: http://oms.englandhockey.co.uk/east/

If you have not recieved an email on what to do and how to login to the new website, please contact me for instructions.

You should now all be updating your availability on the old website for PLUM, and your availabilty on the new website for the league season.

If you do not do this, you WILL NOT be appointed to any games.

While the old website will still be running, the new website will be the primary site for all league appointments and shortly all umpire communications.

If you have an questions, queries or issues with either websites, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

Trevor Norman

15th AugPLUM 7th/8th Sept , Fitness Test

For any umpires who would like to take a fitness test at PLUM I am willing to watch a Cooper Test on Sat at 8.15am and Sun 9am at Old Loughts before everything gets started.

No other test will be carried out so turn up to either one, please remember you require a passed test to move through our panels, No test No promotion.

Ray Allum
A&A Chairman

9th AugCoaching and Development Sub-Committee


The Umpiring Committee has elected as our new Chief Coach Stuart Birkett, we welcome him into his new role and wish him every success.

Stuart has confirm his coaching team for the coming season of Mary Baker, Paul Gallop, Tim Gregson and Paul Sexby.

Nick Meakin
ERHUA Chairman

8th AugA &A Committee


After the Umpiring Committee had elected the Selectors for the coming season. They have elected Ray Allum as their Chairman. They have also appointed Bev Budd as Saturday Appointments Sec' and Chris Row as Sunday Appointments Sec' and as A&A Secretary .

For that start of the season the Panel Selectors will remain unchanged.

Chris Row
A&A Secretary

6th AugRule Changes

Please follow link to see the new rules for the coming season.

A document highlighting the changes is available on the downloads page.

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4th AugPLUM 2

As we have had quite a few applications for PLUM, we are trying to organise a second weekend ( PLUM 2 ), on the 14/15 to give you some more games to help complete your pre season preperation.
I am not sure at this stage if it will be a one or two day event but please take the time to add your availablilty
Thank you

4th AugPLUM 2019

I have managed to secure limited accommodation for the Friday and Saturday night

I am also organising a meal for the Saturday night at Old Loughtonians HC.

If you wish to book either or , or both, please let me know ASAP as the rooms and places at the meal will be allocated on a first come first serve basis


4th AugPLUM 2019

PLUM as most of you know by is being held on the 7/8th Sep weekend.

There will be a conference which is being held at Old Loughtonians HC. This will start prompt at 9.20 so if you would like a breakfast roll and drink please arrive in plenty of time.

The conference will comprise of three guest speakers and will conclude with a Q&A session to finish promptly at 12 midday.

Please ensure that your availability is entered by the 16th August as the appointments will made shortly afterwards


18th JulA Thank You

Dear All,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the membership for supporting me for the last twenty years, as an Umpire, ERHUA Secretary and Regional Coach.

Your support has been greatly appreciated and I wish ERHUA and its membership continued success in the future.

Mary Baker.
Ex Hon. Sec ERHUA.

12th JulNational Appointment

The ERHUA has great pleasure in congratulating Debbie Garner on her appointment as the new National Women's Panel C Selector.

A great achievement, and we wish Debbie every success in her new role, while continuing her excellent work as a selector in the East!

Well done Debbie.

Alan Budd
ERHUA President.

20th JunEast NPUA Promotion Congratulations

ERHUA would like to congratulate it's NPUA umpires on their recent promotions:

Andy Poulain - Women's Premier Panel

Julie Spice - Women's A Panel

Nikki Butcher - Women's B* Panel

Isaac Charles, Jake Glover & Trevor Norman - Men's A Panel

Matthew Pilgrim - Men's B* Panel

I hope you all join me in congratulating our members on their National success.

Ray Allum
Chairman A&A

8th MayReceiving Emails from New Website

Dear Member,

Hopefully should be aware that the ERHUA is moving to a new website.

We have been made aware that some of the emails from the new provider have been sent to members junk/spam folders, please follow the below instructions to help with this issue:

Ensuring your appointments and other communications do not end up in spam

Emails will only be sent via WhosTheRef.com and WhosTheUmpire.com if your organisation chooses to send them. We do not send you unsolicited emails – your membership of an organisation that uses our system assumes your agreement to receive these emails.

You may receive emails related to the following processes:
• setting and resetting your password
• confirming your registration
• notifying you of an appointment (and appointment of others to the same fixture)
• notifying you that your expenses claim has been sent to your organisation
• notifying you that your reports have been completed (game performance, red card, yellow card etc.)
• invitation to training events or meetings
• miscellaneous memos from your organisation (e.g. informing you of tickets availability for international games)

What does WTU/WTR do to ensure that emails are not spam?
WTR/WTU regularly checks its server settings against the spam criteria and our emails pass the tests completely. This means that any instances of emails being sent to spam will be due to the default settings of your email provider.

How can I ensure that emails from WTR/WTU arrive in my inbox and not my spam folder?
All email clients will allow you to add email addresses to a safe senders list (also known as a whitelist). All emails from WTU/WTR come from the email address do.not.reply@whostheref.com

Unfortunately, after completing all these steps some emails from safe senders will end up in your spam folder. Please check your spam folder regularly.

If you have any other issues please do not hesitate to let me know and I will do my best to help.


Trevor Norman

30th MarUmpiring Committee minutes

The minutes of the Umpiring Committee held on 20th March 2019 have now been published.

Mary Baker
Hon. Sec. ERHUA

16th Oct (2018)A & A Commitee

The Minutes of the A & A Committee meeting held on the 1st of October have now been published
Chris Row
Sec A & A Committee

19th Sep (2018)PLUM 2018 Presentations

Dear All,

The powerpoint presentations shown at the PLUM conference are now available for download from the Information & Downloads section of the website.

Click the above link or go to the downloads page and click on PLUM 2018 Presentations to download.

Trevor Norman

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