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Sunday 9th July 2017HUA
SW Youth Games 7 a-side Tournament 11-13
Umpires needed...see your personal area for information.
Monday 14th August 201719:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee meeting
Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 14th August 201719:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Ley Arms, Kenn
Saturday 2nd September 201709:00HUA
The 2017 Devon Hockey Pre-Season Tournament
University of St Mark and St John,Plymouth
The event will be held at The University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth over the first weekend of September. The Ladies Tournament will be on Sat 2nd and the Mens Tournament will be on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Information has been sent to all Clubs.
Saturday 9th September 201709:00HUA
Exe Ladies One -Day Tournament
St Peter's School, Exeter
DHUA will be appointing umpires for the games. Please enter your availability on your Personal Area once September availability can be entered.
Monday 16th October 201719:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Ley Arms, Kenn
Monday 8th January 201819:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Ley Arms, Kenn
Monday 12th February 201819:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Ley Arms, Kenn
Monday 9th April 201819:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Ley Arms, Kenn
Monday 21st May 201819:30HA
Ley Arms, Kenn

Latest News

12th JulSouth West Youth Games

The South West Youth Games took place at Okehampton last Sunday with children from across the SW enjoying a range of sporting activities including Hockey which was organized by Okehampton HC and supported by DHUA.
The image below is of the umpiring team made up of senior umpires from Okehampton and younger umpires from Okempton HC, OPM HC and Torbay HC - supported by mentors from DHUA. Every match was officiated by at least one junior umpire and it was without doubt an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Many thanks to all those who took part.
Please keep your eyes out for future umpiring opportunities advertised via this website.

23rd JunUmpire Level 1 Courses coming up in the new season 2017/18

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.

I am pleased to say all four courses are now on the website available for bookings :

The deadlines are Wednesday 11th October (22nd Oct), Wednesday 25th October (5th Nov), Wednesday 14th February (25th Feb 2018), Wednesday 7th March (18th March 2018) or until full. 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 at University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Rd, Plymouth PL6 8BH

Sunday 5th November 2017 at University of Exeter Sport Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon,

Sunday 25th February 2018 at University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Rd, Plymouth PL6 8BH

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

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

Bob Whitell
Level 1 Course Coordinator

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21st JunDevon Hockey Pre-season tournament 2/3 September 2017

A full set of entries have been received for both the Ladies (Saturday 2nd) and Men's (Sunday 3rd) events. Details of the days will be circulated to those clubs in due course. DHUA members are asked to enter their availability for these 2 days when September dates are asked for in their personal area.

21st JunUmpires required for Tournament Event Sat Sept 9th

Exe Ladies are once again hosting a one day Tournament at St Peter's School, Exeter on Saturday 9th September.
DHUA will be appointing umpires for the games.
Please enter your availability as soon as possible for all pre-season dates once September dates are available to do so....please put in the notes if you have you can only offer morning or afternoon availability.

30th MayDHUA Umpires needed for Mentoring Young Umpires

We have been asked to help with the following events due to take place in the coming weeks.
We are needing a small team of umpires to attend and to mentor young umpires at these events:

-Plymouth Area Primary Schools Festivals on Weds 7th June and Friday 9th June 2017 at University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
-SW Youth Games on Sunday 9th July 2017 at Okehampton

Please visit your availability update and indicate if you can be available.
If you can only offer half a day that might still be helpful.

If anyone is willing to coordinate volunteers on these days at the events that would be helpful to know.

As a general point when completing your availability on the website...can you please put a note on to say which events you are available for when there are multiple events on the same date.
eg Primary School Festival, PMSL, EMSL, Exeter Ladies Summer League – together with any limitations, such as “Primary School Festival AM only”.

Thank you.
Bob Whitell

26th MayEngland Hockey - National Umpire Awards

England Hockey have made changes to their groupings of National Umpire awards. For example those in the neutral pools are grouped as County HUA Umpires. The changes can be seen from the umpire panels page then selecting the National Umpire Awards. This has been an automated changed and the the placements are currently being checked. It does not have any impact upon the listings in the Devon and club umpire pools.

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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