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24th January 2017
Reporting Unsuitable Pitches

Umpires are reminded that if the markings and goals on a pitch are not suitable for matches to take place at the venue, they are recommended to report this on the match card. In addition, please report such issues by email to the appropriate Appointments Secretary.

22nd January 2017
Claiming Expenses for Postponed Matches

There have recently been some postponed matches. If you have incurred expenses, for example, starting your journey before you have been informed that the match is postponed and in some cases, reaching the venue, you are entitled to having those expenses refunded. Inform Mike Legg or Mike Sheppard ...
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6th January 2017
West Region Young Umpires Action Group - Administrator needed

Dear all,
The West Region Young Umpires Action Group is the team that has in the past developed and managed our Young Umpires at Regional events as well as on to the National Young Umpire Promising List.
We are currently seeking a Secretary to administer the group. We are also seeking someone to ...
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10th December 2016
In Light of Recent Events

It is recommended that all umpires have with them contact details of their next of kin when officiating at matches. Some organisations have suggested having the telephone number recorded onto your red card (not the side you show to an offender!); another suggestion is to have the details carried in ...
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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.
We all ...
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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.

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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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 ...

1st February 201718:30Selection Panel Meeting @ Canford Lane
7th February 201719:00WHA Umpiring Committee @ Taunton Vale Sports Club
28th March 201719:00WHA Umpiring Committee @ Taunton Vale Sports Club