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8th July 2015

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Recent News Items ...

30th June 2015
Chair of Selection Panel

Dear all, following the recent ballot to elect a Chair of the Selection Panel, I can now inform you that David Lillywhite has been elected and will fill the post with immediate effect. The post is then due for re-election in 2017.
We wish David well in his new role.

18th June 2015
Availability for Bath Tournament

Please can you submit your availability for the first weekend in September as the selectors will wish to consider appointments at their meeting in early July.

16th June 2015
Technical Official Training Opportunity 5th & 6th September ... (with image)

You may be aware that, over the past few years, Janet Sutton has run an annual training course for new and inexperienced technical officials. As a result, a decent number of new technical officials have been recruited.

Janet is running another course on the weekend of 5th/6th September. ...
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9th June 2015
EHB Rules Change Guidance - May 2015

The latest Rules Change Guidance from EHB, published in May 2015, has now been placed on the 'Handbook and Downloads' section of the website under 'Rule Guidance'. This covers green card suspensions, early breaking at penalty corners, attacking free hits within 5m of the circle, using the stick ...
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2nd June 2015
West Hospitality Trophy (Women) 2014-2015

Listed below are the final positions for the West Umpiring Hospitality Trophy. Well done to Salisbury and to Lydney (with identical totals) for being the most hospitable clubs in the Premier Division of the WCWHL.

Salisbury (joint award)
Lydney (joint award)
Isca 2
Firebrands 2
Taunton ...
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26th May 2015
Selector (Ladies Panel)

I am delighted to be able to inform you that, following the recent ballot, Vanda Fenn has been elected to the post of Selector for a 3 year term starting from 1st July 2015.

We wish Vanda every success in her new role on the West.

Pete Hammond (Secretary)

15th May 2015
Neil Maylan and Vicki Asplin

Our congratulations go to Vicki and Neil who tied the knot last week when they got married. We all wish you all the very best for the future.

24th April 2015
West Hospitality Trophy (Men) 2014-2015

Listed below are the final positions for the West Umpiring Hospitality Trophies. Well done to Westbury & United Banks and to Truro for being the most hospitable clubs in their respective divisions.


Plymouth Marjon
Taunton Vale
Bristol ...
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13th February 2015
Umpire Training Resource ...(with link - click here)

There are some good training resources on the EH web site as per attached link including an example from our own Nick James!

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

The West Umpiring Sub Committee have now set up a new supplier for West shirts, Silver FX. It was decided that the West's main colour would now be lime green and that the first shirt would be subsidised by 10 which can be claimed through your expenses with a receipt to be forwarded to Julian ...
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