The Stella-bration of Peter's life will take place on Monday 6th March 2017.at 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 ... click for full details (new page)
1st February 2017
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 ... click for full details (new page)
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.
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 ... click for full details (new page)
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
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 ... click for full details (new page)
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.