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Monday 22nd October 201819:30HUA
DHUA Management Committee Meeting
The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey
Monday 22nd October 201818:00HA
DHA Committee Meeting
Dolphin Inn, Bovey Tracy
Sunday 28th October 201809:00HUA
Umpire Level 1 Course
University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
The next Umpire Level 1 Course is confirmed for Sunday 28th October. It will be based at the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. It is a one day course: 9am until 4.40pm approx.
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

6th OctAnnual South West Colleges Tournament : Weds 7th and Weds 21st November 2018

Further to my recent e mail to umpires:
The 2018 Annual South-West Colleges Tournament will now only be taking place on Weds 7th November. The organisers have decided to play Tournaments for Ladies and Men on the one day instead of separately. The event will run from 9.30 until 2.30pm approx.
A small team of umpires is required. Please indicate your availability for appointment and any time restrictions to be considered.
Thank you

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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7th SepUmpire Level 1 Courses coming up

Umpiring in Devon:
The next Umpire Level 1 Course is confirmed for Sunday 28th October.
It will be based at the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.
It is a one day course: 9am until 4.40pm approx.
Details will be on the England Hockey site anytime now.
Go to the EH site...find Officiating tab, then Umpiring, and then click Find a Course to find the information for booking a place.
This course is organised by DHUA in response to requests from Clubs and also as a part of our strategy to increase umpire recruitment in Devon.

Bob Whitell
DHUA President

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.

31st JulDHUA Social/match day shirts

For those who ordered these will be available to collect on both days of the pre-season tournament (September 1/2). Further distribution arrangements will then be shared for those who are not in attendance at that event)

31st JulAccessing club administration areas

Once your club webmaster/administrator has transferred (converted) your club the club area will then only be accessible via your personal area. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see this area should you have been given access by your club webmaster. If they have not given access you need please contact them in the first instance the club administrator can enable the access you may require.
3/8 - a document has been added to the download/handbook area under a GDPR heading with screen shots as guidance

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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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 ( 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

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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