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.
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.
Level 1 Umpiring Course at Hurstpierpoint College - 0930 to 1700
Sunday 2nd October 2016
Register for this course in the Umpiring section of the England Hockey website. The closing date for entries is 21 September 2016.
This is in 1 day.
Recent News Items
29th September 2016
This is specifically aimed at umpires new to taking appointments, but may also be helpful for other umpires.
If the deadline for entering availability has passed, which is generally 30 days before the start of the month's availability being entered, your availability can still be entered using ... click for full details (new page)
25th September 2016
Dropping out of appointed games
If for whatever reason you are unable to fulfil a game to which you have been appointed within 48 hours of the game, please email and call the relevant appointments secretary (as you would always do), together with Paul Shackman. Please also email email@example.com. This will ensure that the ... click for full details (new page)
Pre Season Presentation 2016
A copy of Kevin's presentation is available under the Information and Downloads section of the website
The process if an umpire's radio develops a fault is as follows
Go to http://www.umpiretalk.com/returns.html (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.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Roger passed away on Tuesday 20th September. After a brave fight against his brain tumour he passed away peacefully at home with Sue by his side. Roger was well known by anybody with any connection to hockey throughout Hampshire and England Hockey and ... click for full details (new page)
The following courses are being run in Sussex over the next few months.
Sunday 18th September Club Umpire Developer Course. 10:00 until 13:00 at Hurstpierpoint College Conference room.
This free course for Sussex Clubs and Sussex HUA members is aimed at Clubs who wish to have qualified ... click for full details (new page)
Message to Clubs from the Chairman
Dear hockey club
As we approach the new season may I remind some of you of an important change to the men's Sussex League rules.
For each team that receives appointments that club will be required to have a representative on the county umpires appointment panels.
The primary reason for this is ... click for full details (new page)