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Welcome to the South Young Umpiring section of the website.

All of the information on this part of the site can be reached from the menu items at the top of each page.

Recent News Items ...

30th November 2017
New member

Congratulations to Holly Redpath from Middlesex HUA who passed her Level 2 assessment on Saturday. A warm welcome to Holly as a full member of SCHUA.

20th November 2017
International recognition

Congratulations to Sean Edwards & Rebecca Woodcock who have recently been promoted as FIH International outdoor umpires.


Well done to Arevinth Sarma who passed his assessment for NPUA yesterday. We wish him well in his NPUA career but still hope to see him umpiring for us in the South.

17th October 2017
Parking at Oxford University

A parking permit is now required at Iffley Road, as the University have restricted who is/isn't allowed to park there. It has recently been agreed that the team captain will arrange for the umpires to have a permit, by providing names to Reception, who will then issue the permits on request. This ...
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16th October 2017
Thieves about in Oxford.

Oxford University & Oxford Hawks have both reported that thefts have occurred in the vicinity of their home pitches. Please be extra careful and watchful.

New member

Congratulations to Stuart McConachie from Sussex HUA who recently passed his assessment and has been accepted for membership.

3rd October 2017

We are seeking to raise the profile of the association and umpiring in general. Our twitter account is @SCHUAhockey and is managed by Steve Godwin.There are regular posts on umpiring related matters and interaction with umpires, other HUA's, players and clubs. Please have a look, sign up and join ...
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New members

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Ryan Croxon, Glyn Jones, Elysee Laporte and Phil Pitt who have all recently passed their assessments and have been accepted for membership.

Welcome back

A warm welcome back to our Women's outdoor panel to Steve Curnock, Martyn Shuttler, Liz Spencer and James Thompson. This is a welcome boost to our numbers.


Neil Smith has made a prompt return to NPUA having recently passed his assessment. We still hope to see Neil umpiring for us from time to time.

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South Young Umpiring Appointment Policy

England Hockey have specific recommendations regarding young umpires officiating senior hockey matches, as follows ...

"It cannot be emphasised enough that England Hockey recommends that U18 umpires,
other than those approved by the NYUAG and RYUAGs, do not umpire adult matches
unless supervised by appropriately qualified and checked coaches/mentors.
Welfare precautions should ensure the deployment of young umpires to games
appropriate to their stage of development."

Southern Counties Hockey Umpires' Association, and specifically the South RYUAG, support this policy fully.
Any appointments of young umpires to senior or junior matches will only be made
after careful consideration of the abilities, welfare and development needs of any young umpires concerned.

The Young Umpiring Information Page shows all the other information about the Regional Action Group and all the information and documents needed for young umpires in the area.
It also shows the information and documents needed for adults working with young umpires in the area.

This page includes information on the following ...

The Single System


RYUAG Job Descriptions

Guidance for Coaches and Mentors

Interactive System by...
Tex Solutions