Oxfordshire Hockey Umpires Association


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

2nd MarNational League Development Panel pass for Chris O'Hagan

Congratulations to Chris O'Hagan for passing his Level 3 assessment between St. Albans and Bedford in the women's Investec Conference East, moving from the development panel to a full member of the NPUA!

17th FebNational League Candidate success for Huw Richards

Another success for a Berkshire umpire this year as Huw Richards passes his Level 3 Candidate assessment, between Team Bath Buccaneers and Fareham in Conference West, to become a National League umpire and member of the NPUA.

14th FebE-mail notification of appointments

It has become apparent that some umpires do not receive e-mail notifications about their appointments.

The system automatically sends out e-mails to umpires when they are appointed, and those e-mails also go to the team captains or umpire liaisons for the teams playing in the match to which that umpire has been appointed.

If you are not receiving these e-mails then please check that your e-mail address (in your personal area) is correct.

Please also check that e-mails are not being diverted to a spam or junk folder and, if necessary, consider creating a rule to ensure that such e-mails do appear in the in box.

If you want to check your future appointments - please go to the BHUA home page, select "Appointments" and then "Fixtures/Appointments - Full Choice". Select your own name from the "Specific Person ?" drop down, and then click "Report Chosen Fixtures". This should list all future appointments that the system knows about.

Any problems then please contact Simon Milford or Huw Richards.

11th FebPlease make sure that your availability is up to date

When we seek to make appointments we rely on the availability report to let us know which umpires are available and what, if any, restrictions there are on their time.

If the availability is not kept up to date then we may end up appointing umpires who can't actually umpire a game. This happened recently with an umpire who, it turned out, was in America at the time of the match.

This kind of issue has the potential to cause matches to be abandoned and rescheduled, incurring additional travel costs for all concerned, and does nothing for the reputation of umpires.

We understand that availability can and does change - but please let us know, and update your availability via your personal page, as soon as you can.



10th FebL2 Success for James R Haworth!

Great news for James R Haworth who successfully passed his L2 assessment between Guildford -v- Slough in South Premier 2 with SCHUA over the weekend - well done!

7th FebJAC Fixtures 2019

Just a gentle reminder that the JAC tournaments are scheduled to take place on Sundays 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr and 5 May 2019. Please review your availability as we're currently looking a little light on available umpires to officiate.

Many thanks

OHUA Non-League Appointments Sec

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.



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.

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

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


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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