Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association News

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Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association News

22nd OctCongratulations 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

17th OctSussex HUA caps

If any members taking appointments are interested in Sussex HUA caps please let Tim Holt know. They are available with lime green or orange trim, so please advise Tim if you want both colours or just one as soon as possible.

6th OctPre Season Presentation by Jane Binner

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.

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6th OctRules of Hockey 2017 - misprint in rule 4.2

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 face, soft protective head-covering or eye protection in the form of plastic goggles (ie goggles with a soft-covered frame and plastic lenses); the medical reasons must be assessed by an appropriate authority and the player concerned must understand the possible implications of playing with the medical condition"

This is correctly included in the 2017 rule book downloadable from FIH or our website, and the link is included in this news item.

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5th OctUmpires being watched

If an umpire is being watched, this will show in each umpire's personal area, as the names of the umpires being watched are underlined. If your name is not underlined you are not being coached or assessed.

4th OctRules of Hockey from January 2017 - Red cards

The rules of hockey do not give detailed information on the circumstances where a red card should be given. Guidance from England Hockey is available on the website under Information and Downloads, and the FAQs have recently been emailed to all association members and clubs.

25th SepNew suggested mileage functionality in expense feedback form

Our website provider, Tex Solutions, has rolled out an excellent new tool to save members time and effort when completing their mileage expense claims for Sussex HUA appointments!
When you enter your expense claim after an appointment, the Sussex HUA web system will suggest the return mileage for the most likely route - not necessarily the shortest, but almost always the quickest - from your home address to the match venue, and then to clubhouse if at a separate location. If you're happy with this mileage, just enter it into your mileage claim and you're done!
If, on the other hand, you need to claim higher mileage for a valid reason, please do so and then give a short written explanation in the free text box at the end of the expenses claim form. If your mileage is lower, just enter that. If you are umpiring 2 games on one day, this will not apply
The system will enable the Treasurer to send a standard email to your registered email address if, for any reason, the claim appears to have been completed incorrectly. You will then have 14 days to drop the Treasurer a note to either correct the claim or to explain the additional mileage, after which time the claim will automatically be amended to show the expected mileage.
If you have any questions as to how the system works after trying it for the first time, do feel free to drop the Treasurer a quick email.

12th SepCar Parking at Chichester Tech College

There is a 50p parking charge which last all day at the Tech College.
There is a meter just by the bridge you cross to get to the pitch

30th MayHead injuries and other serious injuries

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 appropriate, the player should leave the pitch and only return to the game if an appropriately qualified medical practitioner allows.
If under the age of 18, the player with a head injury is NOT allowed to return to the game until he/she has been assessed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
Please follow the link for England Hockey's policy on concussion.

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30th MarRed card question

Do umpires have to award a Red Card when the player has committed two separate, but duplicate, minor offences, where a yellow card was awarded for the first offence?
Yes. This is in accordance with FIH Rules of Hockey (see Section 14 in the Playing the game– Personal penalties and Section 2.3 in the Umpiring section – Applying the rules). These cases should be recorded on the Red Card/Matchday Misconduct Offence report form under category D and returned to the relevant County Disciplinary Officer.
It is recommended that the umpire shows the Yellow Card for the second time, swiftly followed by the Red Card.
A minor offence is defined as an offence which does not involve
i. any used, attempted or threatened physical violence or
ii. any dissent towards an umpire, properly appointed tournament or match official.
This is very important if you are required to complete a Red Card/MMO report form.
The form and full guidance notes are available fin the Information & Downloads section of the website.

30th MarFIH Rules of Hockey App (for Android and iOS phones)

You'll be delighted to know that FIH has now produced an app for Android and iOS smart phones. Please go to Google Play or the App Store on your smart phone to get to the app. FIH has commented “This tool is yet another important component of our 10-year hockey Revolution strategy aimed at making hockey a global game that inspires the next generation. In particular, this app will be key to helping us achieve our aim of increasing professionalism across the sport by increasing awareness and understanding of the rules that govern it.”

Interactive System by...
Tex Solutions
www.texsolutions.ltd.uk