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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26th October 2016
Sussex HUA shirts
Sussex HUA lime green and orange umpiring shirts are available in the Members' Shop for umpires taking appointments. The cost will be deducted from expenses for those who have entered regular availability and other umpires will need to pay for the shirts in advance. All umpires should wear these ...
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Tim Holt
Please be aware that Tim Holt has no computer at present, and has had no access to email for a few days. If there are any problems regarding hockey, and Tim has not already responded, please contact him by phone. Paul Shackman is also away until the weekend, so please do not call him.
25th October 2016
Congratulations to Kieran Jones
Many congratulations to Kieran Jones who was successful in his NPUA assessment this weekend.
Sussex HUA wish you all the best for your future umpiring career.
23rd October 2016
Rule clarifications
Below are a number of rule clarifications which must be applied by all umpires in Sussex to ensure consistency

If a player goes to ground and makes contact with the player before, during or after the tackle, or makes the opponent take evasive action, then this must be penalised with a yellow ...
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29th September 2016
Entering Availability
This is specifically aimed at umpires new to taking appointments, but may also be helpful for other umpires.

If the deadline for entering availability has passed, which is generally 30 days before the start of the month's availability being entered, your availability can still be entered using ...
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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, please call and email the relevant appointments secretary, with a copy of the email to Paul Shackman and Please ensure that you actually speak to the appointments secretary or if no ...
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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 may be 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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1st August 2016
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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