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19th February 2017

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Recent News Items ...

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
Women's League Appointments Secretary unavailable 8 - 22 February 2017

All queries between 8th & 22nd February 2017 for Women's Premier League appointments please address to Liz Powell on her mobile number.

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.

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.

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Forthcoming Events ...

28th March 201719:00WHA Umpiring Committee @ Taunton Vale Sports Club