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Monday 15th January 201818:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracey
Monday 15th January 201819:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 22nd January 201819:00HA
Devon Club Forum (Exeter)
The Ley Arms, Kenn (EX6 7UW)
Monday 5th February 201819:00HA
Devon Club Forum (Plymouth)
Desmond Tutu Centre, Plymouth Marjon
Tuesday 6th February 201818:00HUA
Umpire Level 1 Course (Tues 6th / Weds 7th February 2018)
Mount Kelly College,Tavistock
6pm to 9.30pm over 2 evenings. All details on the England Hockey website.
Monday 5th March 201818:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracey
Monday 5th March 201819:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Sunday 18th March 201809:00HUA
Umpire Level 1 Course
Exeter University
1 day course from 9am to 4.40pm. All details are on the England Hockey website.
Monday 9th April 201819:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Ley Arms, Kenn
Monday 14th May 201819:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Friday 18th May 201819:30HUA
DHUA AGM
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 21st May 201819:30HA
DHA AGM
Ley Arms, Kenn

Latest News

5th FebDHA Clubs Forum (Plymouth) - 7pm to 9pm, Desmond Tutu Centre, Plymouth Marjon

FOCUS – Your World Cup

The main focus for the meeting is to discuss what we can do in Devon to maximise on the media exposure of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup (before, during and after), to promote our sport across the County and offer different ways to get involved in our clubs. This is an ideal time for clubs to open their doors to new, old and current players and volunteers.

What will Your World Cup look like?

Just in case you have missed the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup launch back in December ……

22nd JanDHA Clubs Forum (Exeter) - Ley Arms, Kenn, 7pm

FOCUS – Your World Cup
The main focus for the meeting is to discuss what we can do in Devon to maximise on the media exposure of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup (before, during and after), to promote our sport across the County and offer different ways to get involved in our clubs. This is an ideal time for clubs to open their doors to new, old and current players and volunteers.

What will Your World Cup look like?

Just in case you have missed the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup launch back in December ……

19th JanUmpire Level 1 Courses Update

Hurry please!!!
There are vacancies for the forthcoming Umpire Level 1 Course taking place at Mount Kelly College over the two evenings Tues 6th and Weds 7th February (6pm to 9.30pm)
So if you wish to apply for a place please do so before deadline of Thursday 25th January.
All details on the EH website...see link below.

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4th Dec (2017)Umpire Level 1 Courses-an important update:

The following Umpire Level 1 Courses have been organised by DHUA:

1. Mount Kelly College, Tavistock:
PLEASE NOTE:This 2 evening course ,originally scheduled for Tues 30th and Weds 31st January, has now been re-arranged to take place a week later ,namely Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February 2018 (6pm to 9.30pm)
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to anyone who signed up for the original date. The postponement was necessary because of a change in tutor availability.

2.Exeter University:
One day course at Exeter University on Sunday March 18th 2018 (9am to 4.40pm)

3. A course may be arranged at University of St Mark and St John at the end of this season or before the start of season 2018/19. Watch this space.

4. A course is being run in Cornwall on Sunday 7th January 2018. This may be of interest to some people living near the border!

5. As ever if any clubs wish to be pro-active in finding a venue and the numbers (14 plus) we are always willing to organise something with you.

Next season we will , once again, be aiming to run courses in the Plymouth area and Exeter area.

Bob Whitell
DHUA President and Level 1 Course Coordinator/Tutor
(president@devonumpires.co.uk)

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14th Nov (2017)Men's league match cards

The Men's league have acknowledged a potential issue where match cards are sent by unsecured electronic means and the requirements of data protection legislation. To that end umpires need no longer sign the match cards, printed names and umpire numbers should be entered.
Please ensure you know this number, the 6 digit number is listed in your personal area.

5th Nov (2017) Outstanding Club Appointments 11 November 2017

Could all of those clubs who have not updated their club appointments please do it as soon as possible - its unfair on the home clubs to leave it with less than 7 days to go. Any issues please contact Graham Woolcock as soon as possible.

1st Nov (2017) England Hockey Cup Matches

Could you please review you availability for 12 November as a number of England Hockey Cup games are being announced and currently we do not have enough umpires available to cover all of the games

22nd Oct (2017)Annual South West Colleges Tournament : Weds 8th and Weds 22nd November 2017

We have been asked to supply a small team of umpires for the 2 dates above.
The Tournament takes place at University of St Mark and St John.
Likely timings are 9/9.30am through to 2/2.30pm
Can you help? Please put your availability on to the website asap ( with any relevant notes ) and/or e mail Bob Whitell (sam53@talktalk.net) asap.
We are also looking for more umpires in Plymouth area to make themselves available on Weds afternoons to support appointments for the Plymouth BUCS games...every little helps!!
Many thanks
Bob Whitell

19th Oct (2017)Umpire Level 1 Courses coming up in the season 2017/18: REVISED INFORMATION

The following courses have been organised by DHUA to enable our Clubs to plan umpire development and to encourage anyone interested in becoming an umpire to gain the appropriate initial qualification.

There are 3 courses now remaining on the website available for bookings : http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course

Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online. Minimum participants is 14.

Details of the courses are as follows:

Sunday 22nd October 2017 ...this course is now taking place at Mount Kelly College,Tavistock, PL19 0HZ . BOOKING NOW CLOSED

Sunday 5th November 2017 at University of Exeter Sport Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon,
EX4 4QN CLOSING DATE IS APPROACHING FAST.... IT IS 25th OCTOBER !!!

Sunday 25th February 2018 ...at University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Rd, Plymouth PL6 8BH
THIS COURSE IS NOW CANCELLED

New Course: Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 January 2018. This is a 2 evening course (6pm to 9.30pm) and will be held at Mount Kelly College,Tavistock, PL19 0HZ

Sunday 18th March 2018 at University of Exeter Sport Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon,
EX4 4QN

There is also a course taking place at Taunton Vale HC on Sunday 3rd December which may interest some Devon based Clubs/individuals.

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above.

Please send any queries to umpiring@englandhockey.co.uk

Bob Whitell
Level 1 Course Coordinator

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3rd Oct (2017)Umpires availability for Cup Matches

Could all umpires look at their future availability for evening cup matches. Early rounds of the Devon Cup's are being made and umpires need to review their availability on a regular basis.

Many thanks
Graham Woolcock DHUA Appointments Secretary

1st Oct (2017)Orders from Silver FX

Message from Silver FX
Unfortunately, back in August, we had some issues with our computer systems which has caused our orders to be up to 2 weeks late. We were hoping that by now it would have all been caught up but unfortunately because of the delays caused by our computer systems, it has now delayed the factory too. Orders are being completed as soon as possible but there is a chance that this could affect October orders too, but not to the same extent. You may also have received part orders, as we are sending items out as soon as we’re getting them in as to get the items out to you all as soon as possible.
We are hoping that all orders will be caught up by the end of the month, but any questions, please let Silver FX know direct and they will look into it for you asap.

20th Sep (2014)Devon Hockey Code of Contact for Players, Team Officials, Umpires and Spectators.

Devon Hockey Association and Devon Hockey Umpires Association have jointly produced a Code of Contact for all involved in hockey within Devon.

The complete document is available form the Downloads area of this web site or by following the link.

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10th Feb (2010)Claiming Expenses for Cancelled Fixtures

If a game is cancelled and your have been appointed to it by DHUA please DO NOT enter any Match Feedback, including any transport costs incurred for the fixture in question as it causes all sorts of problems when we try an reappoint to the fixture in the future.

If you do incur any transport costs (e.g. because you travelled to the game and it was then abandoned before it was completed, cancelled before you got there, etc.) then please email the DHUA Treasurer with details of your transport costs (if applicable).

Also copy me in the DHUA Appointments Secretary so that your appointment for this game can be removed.

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