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Oxfordshire Hockey Umpires Association

Oxfordshire Hockey Umpires Association


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

14th NovL2 Success

Congratulations to Sam Church who passed his Level 2 umpire assessment last Saturday at Woking Hockey Club. At 16, Sam is the youngest Level 2 umpire in OHUA and among the youngest in England. His promotion to Level 2 is just reward for the hard work and enthusiasm he's put in to his umpiring over the last 12-18 months as part of both the OHUA and South development groups. We wish him good luck and continuing success as he progresses on his umpiring pathway.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Young Umpire Coordinator

6th NovIndoor hockey rules update

Here is a link to an England Hockey page explaining the rule changes for Indoor hockey for the 2019/2020 indoor season.

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18th OctEH Umpire Level 1 Course at Oxford HC

Oxford HC are hosting a L1 Umpiring course on Sunday 1st December at Oxford Brookes University. The course runs from 0900 to 1630. Please see the EH website (see link) for full details and to book a place.

OHUA Webmaster

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7th OctUpdated Red Card, MMO and Disrepute guidelines

England Hockey has issued a new Red Card report form, new regulations for Red Cards and MMOs, and new Disrepute Regulations. These can be found in the Handbook (see the link).

Please make yourselves aware of the new form and regulations on the basis that if you do you won't have to use them!

If you have any questions on this then please get in touch.

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3rd OctSafety at Penalty Corners

There has recently been an incident where a defending player was refused time to fetch their face mask in preparation for a penalty corner. Clearly umpires would expect players to make sure that their protective equipment is available, behind the goal, ready for a PC. However, where the equipment is not available, for whatever reason, then we as umpires should put safety first and consider stopping time whilst the necessary protective equipment is fetched.

Umpires, of course, should be aware of the potential for deliberate time wasting on the part of the defending team and, if time wasting is suspected, a personal penalty, for specific players or the team captain, may be used.

If you have any questions about this then please get in touch.

19th AugApplication of the rules of hockey for the 2019/20 season

Back in July England Hockey communicated how the changes published in the FIH Rules of Hockey 2019 will be applied and that these will come into effect for the start of the 2019/20 season. EH have confirmed that outside of the National League and Tier 1 competitions match timings will continue to be two 35 minute halves.All other 2019 rules changes will be adopted in full.

You can find a copy of the presentation made at the OHUA AGM summarising these changes on the Information and Downloads page. You can also download the FIH app or a PDF copy from the FIH.com website.

Details of the EH announcement can be found by clicking on the link. Please familiarise yourself with these changes before the start of the season.

OHUA Webmaster

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16th JulApplication of the rules of hockey in England for the 2019/20 season

EH have issued guidance about the rule changes coming for the season starting after the summer break.

Basically all the rule changes proposed by FIH are being adopted, with the exception of 15 minute quarters and the associated time stoppage at penalty corners. In the elite game quarters of 17.5 minutes will be played (with no time stoppages for penalty corners) - for everyone else (including the matches to which Berkshire HUA appoints) then we will remain with 35 minute halves and no time stoppages at penalty corners.

If you have any questions then please ask!

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11th AprEngland Hockey guidance on concussion

Recently EH have updated their guidance and policy on dealing with concussion. Could all umpires please ensure they are familiar with the revised documnts on the EH website (link above). It also includes guidelines for coaches and parents.

OHUA Webmaster

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

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


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.

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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