Oxfordshire Hockey Umpires Association

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Items shown in magenta are from Oxfordshire HUA and Berkshire HUA Joint Appointments.

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

16th FebJAC (County) Games Coming Up

The annual round of JAC games are coming up soon, beginning in mid-March. I will be posting fixtures soon.
Please can you make yourselves available for Sunday games.
These games are the showcase for the promising young players of the future, and we need to have umpires for all of these games, if possible.
The County gets fined and forfeits games if umpires are not appointed...please help

15th FebAdditional Sunday and Midweek Trysports matches

Due to weather postponements earlier in the season, teams are attempting to rearrange games to avoid overextending the season. Consequently there are now additional matches on Sundays and at least 1 midweek evening game.

If you think you can be available to umpire on any of these dates, please login into your personal area and adjust your availability for these extra dates in March (and possibly April).

As soon as you can please.

Clive

11th FebPromotion to National League for Johnny Downer!

Congratulations to Johnny Downer who, over the weekend, passed his L3 assessment and is now a member of the NPUA! Well done and good luck for your future umpiring in the National League.

8th FebREMINDER: Marlow and High Wycombe area travel warning.

Umpires heading towards High Wycombe on Sat/Sun 17/18 Feb, 24/25 Feb, 3/4 March and possibly 10/11 March.

Handy Cross roundabout will be completely closed to traffic over these weekends. This means no entry or exit at M40 junction 4, or from theA404 at High Wycombe. Diversions will be in place but it is likely to be very busy on those days.

This will affect travel to Cressex, Bisham Abbey, Marlow HC and Royal Grammar School especially if you are coming from Oxfordshire.Please allow extra time for your journey and plan ahead.

More details can be found here:
https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/improvement-schemes-and-projects/handy-cross-a404m40-junction-4-roundabout-closures/

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19th JanTravel warning - Marlow and High Wycombe

Marlow:

Works at Marlow to improve flood defences will inevitably mean that parking at the club will be congested for some time. You may wish to allow more time for parking, possibly using the nearby Court Garden pay and display car park.

High Wycombe:

To all teams playing in High Wycombe weekends of 17/18 Feb, 24/25 Feb and 3/4 March (possibly continuing to 10/11 Mar)

Please note that Handy Cross roundabout near to Cressex astroturf will be completely closed to traffic over these weekends. This means no entry or exit at M40 junction 4, or from the A404 at High Wycombe. Diversions are in place but we advise you allow extra time for your journey and plan ahead.
Games at RGS may also be affected if you are travelling from Oxfordshire or Berkshire.

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14th Dec (2017)Match cancellations

TO ALL MEMBERS

When a match is cancelled, by yourself as an umpire on the match day, or by the Home Club; please could you send an email entitled 'Match Cancelled', giving short details of Match, and reason for cancellation, and whether you travelled to the venue. Send the email to myself (Richard Bartlett: rabartlett007@ntlworld.com), Hils Farrar-Hockley or Clive Briant : if the match was for the leagues Ladies South Premier Division 3A or Trysports Premier 1 or Trysports Premier 2. All other matches please forward the cancellation notification email to Huw Richards (H-A-Richards@hotmail.com).

For the claiming of travel expenses : The two scenarios are:

(1) If you travelled to the ground, and then the match was cancelled, you are entitled to full travel expenses - just indicate on your email (the one stating the game being cancelled) that this is what happened - then go into your personal area and claim milage as usual.

(2) If you are forewarned by the home Club of the cancellation - then indicate this in your email (the one stating the game being cancelled) that this is what happened - you then need do nothing in your personal area regarding mileage expenses. We on the administration side will take care of the details (what happens in short is the fixture's date is edited, this wipes out the appointed umpires, as if the fixture never happened).

Note: The same applies to the Umpire Coaches, Assessors and Watchers; appointed to fixtures which are cancelled.

Hope this helps.
Have a great, relaxing Christmas,
Richard Bartlett
Umpire Appointments Secretary BHUA (Woman's fixtures)
07914 534823

5th Dec (2017)EH Code of Ethics and Behaviour

As we approach the season of goodwill to all men (and ladies, obviously) it seems appropriate to remind everyone of the various sections of the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviour.

There is a General section, followed by specific sections for Players; young People; Clubs/Associations; Coaches/Managers; Spectators/Parents; Umpires and Officials; and Medical practitioners. The code is available at the link shown.

We should be aware of the requirements in each section and, in particular, be aware of and compliant with the sections relating to whichever role we are performing on a given day.

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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.

18th Oct (2017)Appeal for Schools umpires

Cokethorpe School are looking for a qualified umpire to officiate at Several Girl's County Tournaments on behalf of Cokethorpe School.
Please contact Andy Stalker if you are able to help...

Dates and venues as follows:
U15s Monday Nov 27 2017 Bloxham School
U13s Thursday Jan 18 2018 Bloxham School
U11s Tuesday Jan 30 2018 Tudor Hall School
U12s Monday 26 or Wednesday 28 Feb 2018 (tbc) Tudor Hall School

Precise times tbc.

Fees and mileage expenses will be payable.
Happy to give my contact details for responses or questions,

Andy Stalker
07801 583754 ; atstalker@hotmail.com

3rd May (2017)England Hockey Concussion Policy

All umpires, please note the EH Concussion policy. It is especially important for junior players.

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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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