Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

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Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Taking Neutral Appointments

If you are not currently taking neutral appointments from Sussex HUA and you are interested in doing so, please contact the Membership Secretary for more information (click here for email address).

Benefits of Sussex HUA Membership


You will be fully insured to umpire ANY game. Your club can only insure you to umpire their club games.

Rule Changes

All members receive a rule book whenever they are published and guidance on changes in rule interpretations.

Sussex HUA Support

You will have support from Sussex HUA if you have any issues in games (a red card for example) or just questions about umpiring or where to go next. If you want to take appointments we can help but, even if you donít, we will support you.

Sussex HUA Network

You have not only the Sussex HUA website but also the full Sussex HUA network of umpires to provide you with information about any umpiring related issue.

To Join Sussex HUA

Simply contact the Membership Secretary (click here for email address).

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Recent News Items
24th February 2017
Mike Acott and Andy Brookes

Congratulations to both of these umpires for reaching umpiring milestones in Sussex

Mike is to celebrate his 150th game for the county on Saturday 25th Feb and Andy is to celebrate his 100th appointment for the county on the same date

Many thanks and ...
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13th February 2017
Peter Savage, Funeral Arrangements

The Stella-bration of Peter's life will take place on Monday 6th March Worthing crematorium, The Kingswood Chapel at 3.40pm.

Please dress as you feel comfortable, colours are fine and there is no requirement to wear black.
Umpires are welcome to come in their umpire shirts if they ...
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1st February 2017
Peter Savage
It is with great sadness that I write to let you all know that Peter Savage died today.

Peter will be know to many in Sussex as a long standing member of the umpires' association and was instrumental in the formation of the association that we know today. He did a huge amount of work in bringing ...
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25th January 2017
Procedure for cancelled games
Ideally, the home club will have called you before you set off from home: in this case, please go straight to your Personal Area, confirm the match as cancelled AND enter a zero expense claim. The sooner you do this, the less hassle for Tim, Allen and myself.

If you do not get the call before ...
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19th January 2017
Congratulations to Andrew Hough; 200 games

Congratulations to Andrew Hough on his 200th Appointment,
East Grinstead 2's v Worthing on the 18th February
in the Women's South League Division 3B

Enjoy the occasion Andrew
18th January 2017

I am very sad to report that Tom Waterhouse died on the 10th January 2017

Tom was a very long standing member of the association and was always ready with a kind and welcoming word whenever one was appointed to umpire at Eastbourne.

The funeral will take place on Monday, 30th. January 2017 ...
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10th December 2016
Peter Savage
I am very sad to report that Peter Savage is now extremely ill. Many of you will know Peter through his high quality photography of hockey.

He has also been a leading light in our association and played a pivotal role in bringing the ladies and men's organisations together in the association ...
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22nd November 2016
2017 Rules of Hockey
England Hockey have confirmed that the 2017 rules of hockey will be applied to all hockey in England with effect from 1 August 2017.
23rd October 2016
Rule clarifications
Below are a number of rule clarifications which must be applied by all umpires in Sussex to ensure consistency

If a player goes to ground and makes contact with the player before, during or after the tackle, or makes the opponent take evasive action, then this must be penalised with a yellow ...
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25th September 2016
Radios requiring repair ...(with link - click here)
The process if an umpire's radio develops a fault is as follows

Go to (see link below) and follow the instructions. There may be an amount of £25 payable by the umpire, but if the issue is found to be a fault with the radio, this will be refunded.

There ...
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