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22nd AugTERRY DOUST - Old Williamsonian HC player - KHUA Umpiring Member

I am very sorry to have to report that Terry suffered several heart attacks last Friday and was taken to the William Harvey Hospital at Ashford where he unfortunately died. He was attending the funeral of an OW colleague in the OW Clubhouse when where he was amongst a lot of his friends.
He was an association member for a while as well as a stalwart of OWHC and the School.

I along with some of our older members can remember Terry as a very good player and very knowledgeable and ready to give advice and guidance those who umpired the games he played in!
When he retired as a player he took up the whistle as an umpire for the Association where he stayed for a number foyers. I would like to register the Association's sadness at this for him and his family of Brenda, Lisa, Jeff, Sean, Louis, Ella and the rest of the family.

There are no details of the funeral arrangements but will advise as soon as they are known.
Peter Worrall

12th AugAGM - Treasurer's Report

Please note that the Treasurer's Report, which has recently been cascaded, was sent in error. Please ignore this report.
The correct report and full accounts will be available in early September 2019.
Bob Jordan Acting General Secretary

12th AugKHUA AGM – 17th September 2019

I have sent an email to all members with an attached AGM agenda and officers’ reports.
If you have not received this email by Wednesday 14th August 2019, please email me at
Please do not email me before this as the system is sending the email in batches over the next 24 hours.
Bob Jordan Acting General Secretary

26th JulWeb Site Structure Changes

Some changes have been made to the structure of the web site.
Some of the pages that have traditionally been available to anyone have been moved to within the personal area. This further protects data from access by people with no genuine reason to access it.
The pages affected are the Committees Page, Umpire Contact Details Page(s), Membership Page, Umpire Panels Page and Umpire Awards Page.
In addition, the Club Page that is in the public area showing all the information about a club has been modified so that it no longer shows any contact information for individuals. There is a duplicate of the page accessible from within the personal areas, which does show contact details.

The changes mean that, with the exception of a very few key contacts for the association(s), no personal contact information is now available to the public - it is only available to people who are properly registered as umpires or registered by clubs as club administrators or team officials.
In the past, there have been three settings that people can use for protecting their contact information (Public, Private or Secret). Because of the changes the Public category is now only really relevant for a few key association contacts and a new Internal category has been added. Any contact information marked as Internal can only be seen by genuinely registered users of the web site.
If your contact information needs to be seen by people from other clubs even if you are not due to play against them, you should ensure that your privacy setting for the relevant contact information is Internal rather than Private.

23rd JulMarden Russets Hockey Club - Pre Season Tournaments

Would like to invite you as umpires to take part in their preseason tournaments.

Lillian Wickham Tournament (Ladies)

Saturday 31 August 2019
(For teams in Kent Prem and Kent Div 1 or East Div 2SE)

Peter Sunnucks Tournament (Men’s)

Saturday 14 September 2019

(For teams in South Prem 2, Kent/Sussex 1 and 2)

BBQ and Bar will be available

Please contact Stephen Mina-Jones, Head of Sport, Marden Sports Club (NOT BRIAN MILLER OR DAVID SMITHARD) Telephone 01622 822656 E mail - Address 319 Maidstone Road, Marden, TN12 9AG

For and on behalf of Stephen Mina- Jones
Peter Worrall

12th JulNew NPUA C Panels leads appointed

As mentioned previously, the growth of the National League has lead to a number of new umpiring positions. There are two new C panel leads (Men and Women), for the new NPUA C panel umpires.
I am delighted to announce that Debbie Garner has been appointed as the Women’s C panel Lead.
Congratulations Debbie.

Bob Jordan
Acting General Secretary

30th JunHolcombe Hockey Club Seeking a Ladies’ Pool Umpire

Holcombe Hockey Club Ladies’ 2s team achieved promotion last season to the Kent Premier Division and need to find an additional umpire (at least Club Umpire Assessed/Level 1 status) to go into the Ladies’ Umpire Pool and take KHUA Appointments during the 2019-20 Season. If any KHUA member is able and willing to assist the club, please contact Adrian Hull (

Chris Peart

27th JunNew Umpire Appointments Administrator for the NPUA

Due to the growth of the National League in the 2019/20 season, the NPUA have been working with EH on servicing this expanded league structure. Following a very rigorous recruitment process, where representatives from the NPUA and EH were involved in the interviews, I am delighted to announce that our Chairman, Chris Peart, has been appointed as the new Umpire Appointments Administrator for the NPUA. He will be supporting Colin Barthorpe (the current NPUA Appointments Co-ordinator) during the coming season and the future.
Chris will focus on appointing to the new conference levels in both genders and also to support Colin, where necessary, for National, International and indoor appointments.
Congratulations Chris.

Bob Jordan
Acting General Secretary

18th JunActing General Secretary

Due to a combination of unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, the KHUA Management Team has co-opted Bob Jordan to be General Secretary until at least the AGM on 17 September 2019. Any communications associated with the AGM, together with any general administrative matters, should be notified to the Acting General Secretary (

Chris Peart

14th JunNew AGM Date

Following a Management Team Meeting on 12 June, the 2019 AGM will now take place on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 19:30; the venue is K Sports, Aylesford. The Agenda will be promulgated on the Website or circulated to members via bulk e-mail within a couple of weeks.

6th MarEngland Hockey - Concussion Policy and Guidance for Parents and Coaches

There are two documents now available to view regarding England Hockey's concussion policy and guidance for parents and coaches in the Safeguarding and Welfare section of the KHUA website.

Debbie Garner
KHUA Welfare Officer

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