The HGWHUA provides a network of like-minded umpires, who can offer you fixtures within three counties. We can support your application of the changing rules and interpretations within the game and help those who wish to move towards WEST umpiring appointments. We are also there for a chat and drink in the bar after the game and perhaps even the occasional social gathering!
To keep up with the latest news from the HGWHUA, take a look at the recent updates shown below and why not sign up to our Mailing List! You can also help publicise the HGWHUA by downloading and displaying our latest advertising flyer.
The aims of the association are to support outdoor and indoor hockey by:
- Recruiting, developing and promoting umpires
- Developing and promoting umpire coaches
- Looking after the well-being of umpires
- Promoting communication between umpires and players/coaches
- Appointing umpires to league, cup and other appropriate matches
- Assessing Association umpires to maintain standards
- Developing and maintaining relations with counties, clubs, team coaches and players
- Representing the views of the HGWHUA at Regional and County level
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We are starting to develop a better umpire/club/player communication process, first of which is this new poster that can be downloaded to be placed on a club noticeboard or added to a club website.
If you have any ideas that we could use please get in touch with any of our members or committee members.
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.
**UPDATE - COURSE BOOKING**
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