Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association News

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Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association News

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

30th May (2017)Head 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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