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9th FebYoung Umpire Challenge 2018

Please find attached (See Link) application form for young umpires to complete to be part of the North Young Umpire Challenge 2018. The event is part of the North In2Hockey Clubs Festival which is held at Leeds University, Weetwood Sports Ground on Sunday 15 April.

All umpires should be aged between 13-21 having ideally already achieved their Club Umpire Award (Level 1), however, if they are actively working towards their L1 they will still be considered or selection.

If successful umpires will be on camp from the evening of Saturday 14 April preparing for the games on the Sunday. Accommodation and meals will be provided and each umpire will receive an umpiring t-shirt. The entry fee is £40.00 for the Young Umpires Challenge payable if the application is successful.

Young umpires can nominate themselves for the event with their form being supported by a umpire coach, county/regional HUA, county umpiring secretary, club umpire developer or similar.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the application please contact David Haynes (Chair of RYUAG) - or David Elworthy –

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21st JanBlackpool Hockey Festival 2018

End of season is fast approaching, which means only one thing...Easter is not far away and the place to be for any Easter hockey festival in the UK is Blackpool Hockey Festival 2018 (#BlackpoolHF). As the premier hockey festival in the UK we pride ourselves on our long 66 year history, our fabulous events and of course our unique end of season hockey atmosphere.
We are looking for qualified and experienced umpires to join our umpiring team.
If you fancy the thrill at Easter then what else do you get in return?
- #BlackpoolHF branded umpiring shirt
- £100 expenses (based on umpiring over the four days at £25 per day)
- Festival event wristband (that allows you to free entry for all BHF2018 evening social events)
- Entitlement to exclusive low-priced hotel accommodation when you book with our Festival Partners 'Awesome Weekends'
If this interests you to coming and umpiring with the team at #BlackpoolHF then please register your interest by heading to and fill in the online registration form.
Please note you must be at least Level 1 Qualified to be eligible and we only have 25 available places. If you have any questions then visit our website at or alternatively contact us at Closing date for umpire entries is 28th February 2018.
We hope to see you in sunny Blackpool this Easter!
David Gee
Festival Secretary

4th JanAvailability

Hello All,

I hope you have all had a great Christmas and New year!! As we enter the new year, may I ask you all to have a look at your availability for FEB and March. We have lots of competitions coming up and could do with as much of you being available as possible.

Thank you all for your support in 2017, and looking forward to a great 2018 of RYUAG hockey.

22nd Nov (2017)North U21 Women's Hockey

Would you like to work with elite players? Would you want the opportunity of developing a progressive programme with a committed central squad of players? Now is the time to act. The opportunity to work with the North U21 Women’s group for coaches and management is currently available working with upwards of 50 female players from across the Region culminating in a Playing Squad that traditionally has played against Wales, or Scotland, and more latterly the England Lionesses.
This is an opportunity to broaden your skill levels working with an enthusiastic group of hockey players at a centre to be decided which is most central to the players at least once a month for six months.
Support will be given from North Hockey Association Committee to continue this extensive programme that adds value at Club, County and Senior levels.
If you feel you possess the skills, knowledge, and experience we would be delighted to hear back from you. In the first instance address your response to: Chris Reece, Secretary North HA, Email:

27th Oct (2017)AGM Resolution Update - Surveys now live

Further to the news article from Friday 29 September, the online consultation survey is now live and will remain available for completion until Sunday 26 November. The survey is open to individuals and representatives of clubs, leagues, county and regional bodies to complete as follows:
Governance Bodies Survey
Regional Association Committee Members
County Association Committee Members
League Committee Members
Umpiring Association Committee Members
Clubs Survey
Club Committee Members
Club Playing Members
Club Non-Playing Members
Club Umpires
Anyone who sits on more than one committee can complete more than one survey. To download a hard copy of the survey to discuss with other members of your committee before submitting your responses use these links:
AGM Resolution Survey – Clubs
AGM Resolution Survey – Governance Bodies
Following completion of the survey period, the feedback will be considered at a series of evening consultation meetings facilitated by Yew Consulting.
Spaces will be limited at these meetings and clubs/associations wishing to send a representative to participate in the discussion to explore future options and find workable solutions should register their interest to and provide a name, contact information and preferred venue.
In order to facilitate an open, fair discussion only one representative may attend from each organisation.
The venues are:
Wednesday 22 November – Imber Court, East Molesey, London
Thursday 23 November – Taunton Vale Sports Club, Taunton, Somerset
Monday 27 November – Sports Park Weetwood, University of Leeds, Leeds
Wednesday 29 November – Old Silhillians, Solihull, West Midlands
Thursday 30 November – Novotel London Stansted Airport
Full details relating to the evening will be emailed during the week before the date of each consultation meeting.
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26th Oct (2017)Data Protection Act update - 24.10.2017

Some of you may be aware that the Data Protection Act is being replaced by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018.
This will increase the regulation in this area and may require clubs and associations to change the way they process personal details provided by their members. If you already have good data protection processes in place you may find that the changes are relatively small but the new regulations will increase the potential penalties if you are not adopting good practices.
EH are working on the implications of the new Regulations and will get guidance out as soon as possible but some key definitions have yet to be confirmed and it may well be the new year before the full details are known.
In the meantime the Sport and Recreation Alliance has issued some good generic guidance which can be found here.

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17th Oct (2017)Junior Clubs Boys and Girls National Indoor Competitions 2017

Junior Clubs Boys and Girls National Indoor Competitions 2017
Sunday 3rd December U18 Girls Clubs North Indoor
Sunday 10th December U18 Boys Clubs North Indoor
Saturday 16th December U16 Girls Clubs North Indoor
Saturday 17th December U16 Boys Clubs North Indoor
Deadline for entries is Friday 10th November:
Please note entries will not be accepted without entry fee being paid prior to the tournament, and any BACS payments must include a proof of payment to Bev Barstow.
Please circulate to any Junior Club contacts in your area.
Also: Please contact Bev Barstow by email ( and she will send an entry form.

20th Dec (2016)Entering Feedback/Questions for Officials/Administrators

Please can you ensure that select the correct organisation that you wish to put your question/comment to (Drop down Menu), as: if you do not do so your question/comment will NOT be seen that Organisation's Administrator.
North Hockey Association
North Hockey Umpiring Association
North Young Umpires
Cheshire Hockey Association
Cumbria Hockey
Greater Manchester Association
Lancashire Hockey Association
Lancashire Hockey Umpiring Association
North West Hockey Umpiring Association
North West League
Isle of Man Hockey Umpiring Association
Yorkshire Hockey Umpiring Association
Chris Reece
North HA

24th Sep (2014)England Hockey has a Code of Ethics & Behaviour

Please Note:

England Hockey have updated the RCRF, PNF, disrepute form and appeal forms.

The forms and further information can be found on the below link:

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