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Recent News Items ...

7th March 2017
WRYUAG - what's that I hear you ask?

The West Region Young Umpires Action Group is the team that looks after the support and development of Young Umpires in the West Region.

We are fortunate to have recruited a new Co-ordinator for the group - Ben Redwood and we are looking forward to making this a vibrant and active group ...
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7th February 2017
West Umpiring Committee and Selection Panel Election of Officers

Dear all,

A number of posts are elected annually as detailed below [Currently in post]:

Chair of West Umpiring Committee [Charles Hallows - not willing to stand]
Secretary of West Umpiring Committee [Pete Hammond]
Treasurer of West Umpiring Committee [Andy Pring]
L2 and L3 umpires ...
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4th February 2017
Publication Dates for 18th & 25th March 2017 Appointments

In line with previous practise, the appointments for the final two weeks will be published as follow:-
18th & 19th March 2017 will be published on Monday 13th March
25th & 26th March 2017 will be published on Monday 20th March.

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.

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.

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 ...

28th March 201719:00WHA Umpiring Committee @ Taunton Vale Sports Club
29th March 201718:30Selection Panel @ Canford Lane