Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association News

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Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association News

27th NovAndrew Hough, 250th Appointment.

Congratulations to Andrew who will umpire his 250th appointed game on Saturday 1st. December at Horsham.

Well done Andrew, a notable achievement

27th NovContact from Clubs Outside Sussex re. Umpiring

We have heard that umpires are being approached by clubs from outside Sussex for umpiring duties.

In the event that you are contacted would you please politely refuse the offer and refer this contact to Paul Shackman.

If you have made yourself available to Sussex HUA on a particular date please do not accept any other appointments as this limits your availability to us and we lose any flexibility in the appointing of umpires.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter

27th NovLate Withdrawal from a Game

If you have to withdraw from a game to which you are appointed on a Friday, will you please ensure that you make voice contact with someone.

Initially you should try to phone the relevant appointments secretary and, failing that please contact either Paul Shackman or Richard Atkinson

We would be grateful for your cooperation in this as it is easy to miss text messages and emails and sometimes they don't get through.

18th OctNew Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
The old small screen systems for club or team administrators no longer exist as all of the functions (and many more) have been transferred to the full club administration area.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the sussexhua.co.uk home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

15th FebDissent towards an umpire

It is important that umpires understand that 2 yellow cards to the same player for duplicate minor offences (the second resulting in a red card') cannot be given for dissent towards an umpire. If a yellow card has already been shown to a player for this, any repeat by the same player must result in a straight red card, with the resulting consequences.

This is very clear in Section 6.3 of the England Hockey Red Card and Matchday Misconduct Regulations from September 2016 which says

Where a person has committed a red card offence which consisted of two separate, but the same, minor offences for which a yellow card was awarded for the first offence (see Rule 2.3 e of Umpiring, page 44, FIH Rules of Hockey from 1 January 2015) there shall be no further period of suspension. 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

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