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1st OctLevel 1 Umpire Course - Maidstone HC - 1st December 2019

A course is arranged - 9am --4.30pm. Venue Maidstone HC, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6AZ. Course format: Option 2. Book at

30th SepMARDEN RUSSETS - Umpire

Marden Russets Ladies' 1st team (Kent Prem) are seeking a pool umpire. Our current pool umpire is unfortunately injured and out for an indeterminate period of time. If there are any umpires out there who would be happy to be in the pool and are not currently affiliated to a club, please contact me on Thank you in anticipation!
Charlotte Hope

24th SepWomen’s Umpire Pool Provision Obligation

Club contacts are reminded that they are obliged to provide a qualified Club Umpire Assessed/Level 1 Umpire for every team that plays in a women’s league that KHUA appoints umpires for (East Div 1 South, East Div 2 South-East and Kent Premier). This is a mandatory obligation set by East Leagues and KHA and it applies on every match day - ensuring such provision is managed effectively is a club responsibility. Where clubs do not provide an umpire as required, the circumstances will be reported to the relevant league authority which will take action for non-compliance with league rules. I sincerely hope that this will not be necessary because the inevitable consequence will be points deductions.

Chris Peart

22nd SepUmpire Ladies leagues

URGENT: Dear Colleagues, please enter your availability. I have been unable to appoint to several games this week. Several people have yet to indicate their availability. Help please. David

21st SepAccuracy of Contact Details - Club and Team Contacts

It has recently become evident that some club contacts have changed and those changes have not been added to the system and some existing/current club/team contact details are out of date. It is important to the effective notification process that clubs and teams ensure their representatives’ contact details are correct/current or they will not receive details of important notices and other information such as umpire appointments, changes to game details/umpire appointments or similar. Could all clubs/club contacts ensure their information is correct as soon as possible and that currency of such data is maintained - this is actually an individual’s responsibility under GDPR for which KHUA cannot accept responsible as only the relevant individual can modify their data.

Chris Peart

17th SepLevel 2 Success

I am delighted to announce that Jo Swift was assessed for her Level 2 on Saturday and was successful. She is now a full member of East Region Hockey Umpires Association.
Congratulations Jo.

Bob Jordan
Acting General Secretary

3rd SepAvailability

Could everyone enter their availability. The first games are in 2 weeks, 14th September. I do not have enough people to cover the one league. Thanks David Smithard Women's Appointment 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.

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

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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