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News & Diary
18th October 2017

Diary Items to Note

Wednesday 18th October 201719:30
Umpiring Committee
Red Lion Whittlesford

Latest News

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

24th SepCongratulations L2 Watchings

After their watchings this weekend I have the pleasure in welcoming to the E.R.H.U.A
Annette Golding, Adam Genga, Eliot Bates and Richard Pink who were all successful in their L2 watchings, congratulations to you all.

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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20th SepFitness Test Due Date October 1st 2017

All Panel A umpires have until the 1st October 2017 to pass the relevant fitness test.
Please let me know who is watching you before the test! After this date they will be placed on the B Panel.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Ray Allum
A & A Chairman

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.

25th AugR.I.P Peter Stiven

I have heard today the sad news that Peter Stiven who was a past Chairman of the A&A committee has passed away. Peter was a very good player ,for Hertfordshire when they were the best in the country. He was a National League umpire, ERHUA and NPUA Selector , level 3 coach and Umpire Manager. . As chairman of our A&A committee he was known for his hard but fair reports. He inspired many to follow in his footsteps.
RIP Peter.
Jack Warner

12th AugEngland Hockey Transgender policy and guidance

Hi all
Please note documents on the web page regarding this matter which England Hockey have stated applies also to umpires at all levels of the game.

Mary Baker

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 MayCoaching Congratulations

Congratulations to Paul Sexby on his successful assessment for his L2 Umpire Coaching award by Allan Holliwell at the recent St Albans pool A County Championships.

Very many thanks to those umpire coaches who mentored and supported Paul throughout this process.

Welcome to the team Paul

Grant Douglas
East Chief Umpire Coach

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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