Oxfordshire Hockey Umpires Association

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Items shown in grey are from the other linked association (Berkshire Hockey Umpires Association), but may be of interest.

16th JanJAC Fixtures 2019

The JAC tournaments are scheduled to take place on Sundays, March – May 2019. Could you please review your availability and see if you can officiate, and thereby help out our promising County youngsters.

Thanks

James

15th JanEH Guidance and Policy relating to Concussion

Please be aware that the EH policy and guidance relating to Concussion has been updated.

The relevant document can be found in the Web Handbook section of the BHUA website. Please ensure that you are aware of the contents of this important document.

22nd Dec (2018)Rule Changes - NOT to be implemented until 2019-20 season

As you may have seen, FIH have recently published a number of rule changes.
England Hockey has confirmed that these are NOT to be implemented for the remainder of the current season and they will only come into effect domestically for 2019-20.

16th Dec (2018)WhatsApp self help group for Umpires!

There has been a suggestion to set up a WhatsApp group to allow Berkshire umpires to ask questions and stimulate debate on issues of umpiring or hockey rules. Such groups have been set up at club level and been successful, so now we are going to offer this at a county level. If you are interested then follow the link and sign up to the group. The aim is to share discussions and for us all to learn.

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16th Dec (2018)From England Hockey

Urinating at the side of a hockey pitch.

We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension.

If you have any questions then please get in touch.

Simon Milford

12th Dec (2018)Urinating at the side of the pitch

The message below has come from the EH Ethics and Compliance team:
We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension.

A link to the EH Code of Ethics and Behaviour can be found on the Information & Downloads page.

Webmaster on behalf of England Hockey

18th Nov (2018)New Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

31st Oct (2018)New Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

2nd Oct (2018)Filing a Disrepute Form with EH - *** NEW

If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above

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5th Nov (2017)Joining Berkshire HUA

Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.

6th Mar (2017)County Disciplinary Officer - Oxfordshire HA

For attention of all umpires:
If a Red Card or MMO is issued to an offender who plays for (or coaches) an Oxfordshire club, the Red Card / MMO form should be sent to the Oxfordshire HA County Disciplinary Officer (CDO).

The CDO contact email address is shown on the Information page (click on link)

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19th Aug (2016)Umpire Kit

For all Berks or Oxon umpires looking for umpiring kit please be aware that Tempest Sports are able to provide clothing featuring the Berks or Oxon badge.

If interested please use this link http://www.tempestshop.com/umpires.html to access the Tempest website to view the kit on offer.

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