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Level 1 Umpire Course - December 2014

HGWHUA have arranged for a Level 1 Umpire Course to be held at Balcarras School, Cheltenham on Sunday 7 December. The course will run from 9.00am until 4.30pm and candidates must attend for the whole duration of the course.

Those wishing to participate must register, pay the £50 course fee and complete a rules test through the England Hockey website. I am unable to confirm when the course will be available on the England Hockey website for bookings but would advise that places are allocated on a first come first served basis and can not be reserved any other way than through England hockey.


I am pleased to say that the course is now on the England Hockey website and available for bookings...
http://englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp (currently page 2).

The deadline for making bookings is Wednesday 26th November or until full. Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online.

David Lillywhite - Chairman

Posted: 13 October 2014 | Updated: 16 October 2014

Rules of Hockey - Own Goals

Text from Stephen Barlow of England Hockey:

I would like draw your attention to the story on our website about the “Own Goal” rule. In short this will be withdrawn in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League and Investec Women’s Hockey League with effect from 1 February. However the rule will remain in place for the rest of the game through until the end of the season.

Posted: 23 December 2013