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


Fully insured to umpire ANY game ANYWHERE in the world.

Rule Changes

Guidance on changes in rules and their interpretations.

Sussex HUA Support

Support with any umpiring issues.

Support with any questions arising from any of your games (a red card for example).

Support for questions about umpiring or where to go next.

Support whether or not you take appointments from us.

Full access to and advice from the Sussex HUA network of umpires and the website.

Active umpires receive regular coaching and assessment.


Advice on the England Hockey Umpire Pathway --- Level 1 is only one step.

Club Umpire (Level 1) Practical Assessment

Free practical assessment to complete the Club Umpire (Assessed) qualification.

Free Membership

Having taken the Club Umpire (Level 1) course, all umpires receive subscription free membership to the end of the season in which they took the course. Additionally under 18 umpires receive subscription free membership until their eighteenth birthday.

To Join Sussex HUA

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

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Recent News Items
1st January 2018
John Moss is due to umpire his 250th game on Saturday 13th January, Chichester 2’ v Havant 2SJ.

All at Sussex HUA offer their congratulations on this significant achievement.

Well done John.
24th December 2017
We wish all our umpires and clubs the very happiest of Christmas’s and every good wish for the New Year
18th December 2017
Message from Kevin Burge
I would like to thank Paul and all the members of Sussex HUA for your kind gift following my leaving the Sussex area. I had 20 fabulous years with you all, umpiring, coaching, assessing and latterly presenting at Sussex events. I have many memories but have to single out my first cup final ...
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16th November 2017
To Glyn Crees who recently umpired his one hundredth game and to Will Chetwood who will reach the same milestone on the 9th December.

Well done to you both
14th November 2017
Paul Shackman 300 games
On 18 March 2017 Paul umpired his 300th game for the Association since the website was implemented. Congratulations from everyone at Sussex HUA, although a little late!!
22nd October 2017
Congratulations L2 Watching
I am very pleased to be able to announce that Stuart McConachie passed his L2 Assessment watching on
Saturday 7th October .Well done Stuart
6th October 2017
Pre Season Presentation by Jane Binner ...(with link - click here)
The presentation by Jane Binner on September 21st 2017 has now been uploaded to the website. It can be found in the Information and Downloads section or by following the link in this news item.
Rules of Hockey 2017 - misprint in rule 4.2 ...(with link - click here)
The printed rule books issued by England Hockey have missed out an important paragraph in rule 4.2. This is:

Field players
"are permitted to wear throughout a match for medical reasons only a smooth preferably transparent or white but otherwise single coloured face mask which closely fits the ...
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30th May 2017
Head injuries and other serious injuries ...(with link - click here)
We would like to remind all umpires about the correct procedures with regard to head (and other serious) injuries.
In the event of a head (or another serious) injury, the game MUST be stopped immediately so that the player may receive appropriate treatment.
When and where possible and ...
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