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Diary Items to Note

Sunday 11th November 201809:00HUA
Umpire Level 1 Course Sunday 11th November 2018
University of Exeter
Monday 7th January 201919:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 7th January 201918:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracy
Monday 4th March 201919:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 4th March 201918:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracy
Monday 15th April 2019HUALast date for entry of details of umpired matches in personal area
All non DHUA appointed games need to be entered in your personal areas by this date
Monday 13th May 2019HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 13th May 201918:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracy
Friday 17th May 201919:30HUA
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 20th May 201919:30HA
DHA AGM 2019
The Ley Arms, Kenn

Latest News

29th OctKen Creber

We are very sad to announce the passing of Ken Creber, after a short illness.
Ken was a passionate sportsman. He had soccer trails at Millwall before taking up hockey. He played in London before coming to Devon.
Ken was a stalwart of Torbay HC and Devon Dumplings and also represented Devon. He then turned to umpiring. He became a very successful and well-respected umpire and progressed to senior levels.
Many of us will have fond memories of Ken as a key member of the Devon Hockey community through the 70s and 80s.
He was also a very good cricketer for both Torbay and South Brent.
Ken was a popular and notable character of the era and he will be much missed the many who shared those times with him.
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

24th OctNew Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the Devon Hockey home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

15th SepUmpire Level 1 Courses coming up in the new season 2018 / 19

DHUA has organised the following courses:

Umpire Level 1 Courses are confirmed for Sunday October 28th ay University of Marjon
and Sunday 11th November at Exeter University.
Information for booking places on the course in Exeter will be published on the England Hockey site soon.

The course at Marjon is now on the website and available for bookings :§ionTitle=Find+a+Course

The deadline is Wednesday17th October 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 course are as follows:

Date: Sunday 28th October
Time: 9am-4:40pm
Venue: University of St. Mark & St. John, Derriford Road Derriford, PLYMOUTH, Devon, PL6 8BH
Tutor: Bob Whitell

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 and below.

Please send any queries to

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12th SepAcademy Coaching Positions

A few coaching positions still available.
Good rates of pay. Great coaching experience and CPD.
Head Coach, Lead Coach and Assistant Coach.
Please contact

12th SepDevon Academy Assessments!

Sunday 23rd September 2018 at Plymouth Marjons Hockey Centre, trials for the County squads for the up and coming season. Open to all those born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006/07 by invitation only (as nominated from the Development Centres). Please see link for all information and you will need to complete the online form to register attendance

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18th AugLink to silver fx and umpires kit

The link above on the website has now been edited to take you straight to the DHUA section. On mobile devices scroll down the screen to see this.

27th AprKIngsbridge And Salcombe HC: Team Astro row the Atlantic

Spectacular news!
Four members of Kingsbridge and Salcombe Ladies HC are building up to meet a fantastic challenge in a bid to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance.
As "Team Astro to Atlantic", four hockey players from Kingsbridge and Salcombe Hockey Club, Devon are set to swap their hockey sticks for oars to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2018.
In order to get to the start line they are seeking both product and financial sponsorship.
Can the hockey community of Devon help them to meet the challenge?
Please read on!
As part of the challenge, the ladies aim to break the world record for a female 4 crossing which currently stands at 34 days. They wish to empower women and prove that women are capable of anything, especially being 4 hockey players with no rowing experience!
The 2017 race has now reached its conclusion and of the 27 teams entered, only 3 were female. A scary statistic which they would love to challenge and inspire more women to step outside their comfort zones.
To cross the Atlantic is a huge physical and mental feat and requires significant preparation and training. The team will be charting it's training on social media platforms so would love any promotional support the hockey family in Devon and beyond can offer.
The team's chosen charity for the challenge is Devon Air Ambulance and once they have secured funds to reach the start line the team hopes to raise a significant amount of money for this very worthy cause.

Further details on the link below.

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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 ( 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

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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