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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 ...

25th July 2019
Web Site Structure Changes

Some changes have been made to the structure of the web site.
Some of the pages that have traditionally been available to anyone have been moved to within the personal area. This further protects data from access by people with no genuine reason to access it.
The pages affected are the Committees ...
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14th July 2019
NPUA C Panel leads

The NPUA C Panel selectors for the forthcoming season have now been announced:

For the Women's Panel it will be Debbie Garner, a current selector in the East, and also an active Match Official on the National League.

For the Men's panel it will be Annette Badger who is an experienced assessor ...
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3rd July 2019
Sad news

It is with great sadness that we have to report the recent passing of Marc Abraham. Marc was an integral part of the Young Umpire Programme in the early days, both in the Region and nationally, and was a much respected colleague and coach. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very ...
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31st May 2019
NPUA Appointments Administrator

Due to the growth of the National League ahead of the 2019/20 season, the NPUA have been working with the “Vision in Umpiring” (made up of representatives from EH and the Regional HUAs) on how to service the new enlarged National League ahead of the season. Following a very tough recruitment ...
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11th December 2018
Urinating at the side of a hockey pitch

The below message has come from the EH Ethics and Compliance team:
We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of ...
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3rd December 2018
Bench areas

Please can we remind everyone that, as specified in both SHL and SCWHL rules, all matches should be conducted in line with the SCHA Code of Pitchside Conduct. In particular, spectators are not to be allowed in the bench area. Ideally, the bench area should be located on the opposite side of the ...
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21st September 2017
New suggested mileage functionality in expense feedback form

Our technology partner, Tex Solutions, has rolled out an excellent new tool to save members time and effort when completing their mileage expense claims for SCHUA appointments! Here's what's new...
When you enter your expense claim after an appointment, the SCHUA web system will suggest the return ...
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22nd January 2017
Procedure for cancelled fixtures

Ideally, the home club will have called you before you set off from home: in this case, please go straight to your Personal Area, confirm the match as cancelled AND enter a zero expense claim. The sooner you do this, the less hassle for Allan & me - thanks!
If you do not get the call before ...
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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

SRYUAG Plan

RYUAG Job Descriptions

Guidance for Coaches and Mentors

Interactive System by...
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