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3rd December 2016

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Recent News Items ...

2nd December 2016
EHB - New 2017 Outdoor Rulebook effective from 1st August 2017

The FIH have announced new rules for the Outdoor game from January 2017, however England Hockey have decided to introduce these rules from 1st August 2017 ahead of the 2017/2018 season. The 2017 version of Rules of Hockey can be found on the FIH website.

25th November 2016
Peter Lovell

Peter Lovell is undergoing radiotherapy at the moment. If you have any queries regarding junior tournaments or women's knockout competition games please direct them to Mike Sheppard or Liz Powell. Website or other general queries please direct them in the first instance to Mike Sheppard.
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21st November 2016
Congratulations to Andrew Pring on achieving his Level 3

Congratulations to Andrew on his successful assessment to the Level 3 Umpire Award this weekend.

21st October 2016
EHB - New 2017 Indoor Rulebook effective from 1st November 2016

The FIH have announced new rules for the Indoor game from January 2017, however England Hockey have decided to introduce these rules from the 1st November 2016 to allow our indoor season to use these new rules. A summary of the changes is in the Handbooks and Downloads Section of the website under ...
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10th October 2016
Congratulations to Kevin Pattenden

Well done to Kevin for receiving the West Hockey Umpires Award, the 'good egg' trophy, presented to him at the recent Umpires meeting in Taunton. It is acknowledgement of his willingness to help out, travel anywhere (sometimes at short notice) and be flexible in his arrangements to meet the needs ...
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23rd September 2016
EHB - Red Card Assistance for Umpires FAQs - Sep 2016

A document from EHB has been published in response to numerous questions asked about the new Red Card Regulations published in September 2016. This is now available on the website in Handbook and Downloads under Regulation and Guides. It offers guidance on how to award a red card for a second ...
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4th September 2016
Update to Red Card and MMO Regulations - Sep 2016

EH Statement - Following representations from the regional hockey associations and umpires we have updated the red card and matchday misconduct offence regulations so that from the start of the 2016/17 season any player who receives a red card after committing a minor offence for a second time, ...
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16th August 2016
New Treasurer

Please note, Julian Anderson has now retired as the West Umpires' Treasurer, the new treasurer is Andrew Pring, his contact details are available on the committee area of the website.

20th July 2016
Umpire Shortage Appointment Strategy

A document has been published in the General section of Handbook and Downloads. This document outlines the appointment strategy that will be followed in the case that there are insufficient umpires available to the WHA Umpiring Committee to appoint to every match on a League weekend.

16th October 2014
Umpiring Shirts ...(with link - click here)

The West Umpiring Sub Committee have set up a new supplier for West umpire panel shirts, Silver FX. These shirts with the WHA logo are intended for Level 2 and higher graded umpires taking regular appointments on behalf of the WHAUC. If you use the same provider but do not ...
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Forthcoming Events ...

6th December 201619:00WHA Umpiring Committee @ TVSC
14th December 201618:30Selection Panel Meeting @ Canford Lane
1st February 201718:30Selection Panel Meeting @ Canford Lane