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 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 Secretary (click here for email address).

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Forthcoming Events

24th Apr 2014

Council Meeting (19:30) @ Southdown Sports Club, Cockshut Road, Lewes, BN7 3PR

19th Jun 2014

Sussex HUA Annual General Meeting (19:30) @ Southdown Sports Club, Cockshut Road, Lewes, BN7 3PR

4th Sep 2014

Rules, Interpretation and Q & A Session (19:30) @ Southdown Sports Club, Cockshut Road, Lewes, BN7 3PR

The Association are holding a session on the rules of hockey and current interpretations with Kevin Burge. It would be good to get as many umpires as possible to this evening and hopefully a small buffet will be provided.

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(including more events).

Recent News Items
7th April 2014
Does anyone wish to order either of the black jackets? If they are ordered now they will be available for cup finals weekend.

Contact Paul Shackman,
31st March 2014
Umpires' Expenses
Would umpires please claim their expenses promptly after they have finished their appointments for the season. If you believe you may have further appointments do not claim until those appointments have been completed. Please ensure that bank details are entered in your personal area to enable ...
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27th March 2014
AOL Email Problems
Since the migration to the new hosting platform, email messages to any AOL accounts are being rejected by AOL.
We have been trying to perform all the steps necessary for AOL to accept messages from the domains used on the site but, to date, these have not been successful. The only email system ...
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20th March 2014
Subscriptions for 2014/15
As we are approaching the end of the season, appointed umpires claiming their expenses will see an option to pay the 2014/15 subscription in advance. By doing this, your voting membership will be automatically renewed and your insurance cover uninterrupted.
Any appointed umpires who are vice ...
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18th March 2014
Sussex Division One Match Record Sheets
Would all umpires umpiring Sussex Division One games please ensure that they are given a Match Record Sheet (MRS) before each game, fully completed with players' names and numbers for both teams. Only players on this sheet are allowed to play in the game and any latecomers not on the MRS should not ...
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Umpire Jackets ...(with image - click here)
Two styles of waterproof jackets are now available for members taking appointments to purchase.
There is a soft shell style of jacket costing £25 and a Regatta heavier lined and hooded jacket which costs £40. Both jackets are a relatively snug fit so order your usual size if you want that fit or a ...
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Misbehaviour on the Bench
A document issued by SCHA in June 2012 has been put in the Information and Downloads section of the website. It clarifies how to deal with players on the bench, coaches and team managers who are misbehaving.
13th January 2014
The Own Goal rule
The own goal rule, will remain until the end of the current 2013-14 season. It will revert back to the old interpretation from 1 September 2014.

From England Hockey Website:

England Hockey confirms that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Mandatory Experiment "Own Goal" rule will be ...
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