Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

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Sussex Hockey Umpires' Association

Taking Neutral Appointments

If you are not currently taking neutral appointments from Sussex HUA and you are interested in doing so, please contact the Membership Secretary for more information (click here for email address).

Benefits of Sussex HUA Membership


You will be fully insured to umpire ANY game. Your club can only insure you to umpire their club games.

Rule Changes

All members receive a rule book whenever they are published and guidance on changes in rule interpretations.

Sussex HUA Support

You will have support from Sussex HUA if you have any issues in games (a red card for example) or just questions about umpiring or where to go next. If you want to take appointments we can help but, even if you donít, we will support you.

Sussex HUA Network

You have not only the Sussex HUA website but also the full Sussex HUA network of umpires to provide you with information about any umpiring related issue.

To Join Sussex HUA

Simply contact the Membership Secretary (click here for email address).

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Next Week's Appointments
Level 1 Umpiring Course at Hurstpierpoint College - 0930 to 1700

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Register for this course in the Umpiring section of the England Hockey website. The closing date for entries is 21 September 2016.

This is in 4 days.

Recent News Items
25th September 2016
Dropping out of appointed games
If for whatever reason you are unable to fulfil a game to which you have been appointed within 48 hours of the game, please email and call the relevant appointments secretary (as you would always do), together with Paul Shackman. Please also email This will ensure that the ...
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Pre Season Presentation 2016
A copy of Kevin's presentation is available under the Information and Downloads section of the website
Radios requiring repair ...(with link - click here)
The process if an umpire's radio develops a fault is as follows.

Go to (see link below) and follow the instructions. There is an amount of £25 payable by the umpire, but if the issue is found to be a fault with the radio, this will be refunded.

There ...
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Changes to Red Card Regulations
England Hockey have issued new guidance/FAQs for the new red card regulations. These are available in the Information and Downloads section of the website. Please be aware that these do not mirror the 'Technical Red Card' in the national leagues last season, which no longer exists, and these ...
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22nd September 2016
Roger Merry - Southampton HC
It is with great sadness that we announce that Roger passed away on Tuesday 20th September. After a brave fight against his brain tumour he passed away peacefully at home with Sue by his side. Roger was well known by anybody with any connection to hockey throughout Hampshire and England Hockey and ...
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1st August 2016
Umpire Developer Course (18 September) and Level One Course (2 October) ...(with link - click here)
The following courses are being run in Sussex over the next few months.

Sunday 18th September Club Umpire Developer Course. 10:00 until 13:00 at Hurstpierpoint College Conference room.
This free course for Sussex Clubs and Sussex HUA members is aimed at Clubs who wish to have qualified ...
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Message to Clubs from the Chairman
Dear hockey club
As we approach the new season may I remind some of you of an important change to the men's Sussex League rules.
For each team that receives appointments that club will be required to have a representative on the county umpires appointment panels.
The primary reason for this is ...
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