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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5th March 2015
Roger Dear
It is with very great sadness that we announce the death of Roger's wife, Judy.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 10th March at 12.45pm

West Berkshire Berkshire Crematorium
Bath Road
RG19 4LD
01635 872577

And ...
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2nd February 2015
New England Hockey Umpire Development Website ...(with link - click here)
The attached link will take you to the England Hockey Umpire Development Website. This includes the online rules section and online test, and the new Decision Communication e-learning module.
All umpires will benefit from visiting this site, particularly the Decision Communication module, and for ...
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20th January 2015
Cancelled games
Would all umpires please advise the relevant appointments secretary (Tim or Allen) as soon as they find out that the game they are umpiring has been cancelled. This will allow Tim and Allen to make changes to other appointments if necessary.
15th January 2015
Fixture cancellations
An enhancement for fixture cancellations has been implemented on the website. If a game does not take place, umpires should mark the game as cancelled using the new button prominently placed in their Personal Area. If the game is cancelled before umpires have travelled, it should be marked as ...
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6th January 2015
Face masks
England Hockey have stated that below National League, the only new rule taking effect immediately is the following regarding face masks.

"There is also a lifting of the ban on certain types of facemasks, in particular those with metal grills,
recognising that the primary objective of wearing a ...
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26th December 2014
New rules ...(with link - click here)
Please follow the link below to the England Hockey website for the latest information on the implementation of the 2015 Rules of Hockey in England
2nd December 2014
Red Card/MMO Report Form
England Hockey have provided a new form to be completed in the event that a Red Card is issued or a Matchday Misconduct Offence has occurred. This is available for download from the Information and Downloads section of the website.

David Shields must be advised of any red card/MMO issued within ...
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1st November 2014
Using Umpire Radios ...(with link - click here)
There is a new item under Information and Downloads giving guidance on the use of umpire radios.

Please follow the link below to go to the Downloads page.
5th October 2014
Rules and Interpretations Evening with Kevin Burge
A copy of the information from Kevin's presentation on Rules and Interpretations is now available for download in the Information and Downloads section of the website.
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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