• 0 Jamie Keep - Memorial Service

    Jamie’s Memorial Service is now fixed for Thursday 22nd.March at 4.00pm. at St. Andrew’s Church, Vicarage Lane West, North Weald, Essex. CM16 6ALWe are invited afterwards to the Rainbow and Dove in nearby Hastingwood, where Jamie’s son, Andy, is the landlord.To assist Andy with catering arrangements, please let Frank Lockhart know if you will be attending. [0208-505-8479]

  • 0 Essex U15 Boys Player Pathway Head Coach

    Due to circumstances beyond his control, the current U15 Boys Coach is unable to attend the last training session and the last East Competition. The Essex County and Youth team would like to hear from Qualified Coaches who are eligible to lead coaching sessions and able to run junior teams. Ideally they would work with the current coach on the 4th March (Festival) and 18th March (training) before running the training session on the 15th April and the East Competition on the 22nd April. Please contact Bob Gotobed on Robert.gotobed@gmail.com for more details.

  • 0 Women's Second Team Hockey Coach

    Women's Second Team Hockey Coach Closes: 01.05.2018   Club/Organisation: East London Hockey Club East London HC is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative coach for the start of the 2018/2019 season to be Head Coach of the Ladies 2nd Team who are currently playing in East Div 2SW. The candidate will have to work closely with the Head Coach of the Ladies 1st Team. We require the coach to be qualified and eligible to lead coaching sessions, have an up to date First Aid certificate and be covered by their own personal liability insurance.  If you think you're the man/woman for this role I would love to hear from you. Please contact me at robert.gotobed@gmail.com East London Hockey Club was founded in 1990 as a field hockey team from the Metropolitan Police. Today we have open membership, with our 450 members covering the full spectrum of age, gender and ability. Having doubled in size in the last six years, the club currently has eleven men's and twelve women’s teams (including Masters and Indoor), and two mixed teams, together with a well-established youth section. We founded the Tower League in 2016/17, at a standard for new players or those returning to hockey, and our ladies 9th team plays in it.  The Club is based at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, together with the Mile End Stadium astroturf. We are proud of our inclusivity, engagement with local communities, healthy social scene, and the general growth of the club.   Location: East London – training at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre Salary: to be negotiated   Contact: Robert Gotobed (Director of Coaching – ELHC) E-mail: robert.gotobed@gmail.com

  • 0 Rule Clarification - Deliberate Lifts at Free Hits

    It has been brought to the EHUA attention during games umpires are not giving the correct decisions when a player deliberately lifts the ball by a hit when taking a free hit or during open play. Many conversations have been had, during and after the games, in clubhouses and on social media. I have been asked to put something on the website to help clear this up. So I will draw your attention to rule 9.9. I have highlighted the relevant sentence 9 Players must not intentionally raise the ball from a hit except for a shot at goal. A raised hit must be judged explicitly on whether or not it is raised intentionally. It is not an offence to raise the ball unintentionally from a hit, including a free hit, anywhere on the field unless it is dangerous. If the ball is raised over an opponent’s stick or body on the ground, even within the circle, it is permitted unless judged to be dangerous. Players are permitted to raise the ball with a flick or scoop provided it is not dangerous. A flick or scoop towards an opponent within 5 metres is considered dangerous. If an opponent is clearly running into the shot or into the attacker without attempting to play the ball with their stick, they should be penalised for dangerous play. So, an intentionally raised ball that is HIT from a free hit or in open play is not permitted and should be penalised accordingly, if it is persistent then a personal penalty should be considered. I hope this clears up any misunderstanding   Chris Row Secretary EHUA

  • 0 Women's Hockey Coach Wanted

    Women's Hockey Coach Wanted Club/Organisation: Basildon Hockey Club Basildon Hockey Club is looking for an enthusiastic, persistent and reliable coach for the start of the 2018/2019 season. If you think you’re the man/woman for this role we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at basildonhockey@gmail.com   Location: Basildon – training at Basildon Sporting Village Salary: to be negotiated   Contact: Jenny Pearce E-mail: basildonhockey@gmail.com

  • 0 Vacancy – East Region Hockey Association Performance Director

    Applications are invited for the post of Performance Director – East Region Hockey Association. This is a rewarding role for those that are committed to youth development in the Region with particular emphasis on running and maintaining Performance Centres at Northwood and Bury St Edmunds. The applicant must: Be an excellent ORGANISER as the post carries the responsibility of successfully delivering Performance Centres at Northwood and Bury St Edmunds. It would be useful but certainly not essential to have a Coaching qualification. Have an absolute PASSION for talent development within the Youth of the Region. Be a good COMMUNICATOR with the stakeholders that are principally, England Hockey, the Academy Centres, players and coaches. Applications should be submitted in letter format describing briefly your background incorporating a summary CV to Martin Williams martinw1955@gmail.com  by the closing date of 28th February 2018   For additional information please contact Martin Williams on 07793-651260

  • 0 Reminder to Appointed Umpires

    Could all appointed umpires please ensure they notify the necessary Pool Secretary, should their games get cancelled, as soon as possible.  This will allow the website to be kept accurately up to date, and allow all automated functions of the system to work efficiently. 

  • 0 Essex Young Umpire Day - Sunday 18th February 2018

    The Essex Young Umpire Development Programme is running a Young Umpire Course on 18th February 2018 at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club. This course is a great way to get you started!! Who is it for? People who are keen to umpire that are of secondary school age (11-16) When is it? 18th February 2018, All day starting at 9:30 Where is it? Old Loughts (Roding Sports Centre Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, IG7 5AB) How much is it? £20 which includes a whistle and 1 year membership to Essex Hockey Umpires Association What do I get out of it?​ You will be able to umpire In2hockey which is 7 a-side. Don't worry, you wont be asked to umpire for the adult sides on a Saturday just yet. You will be able to umpire the junior games within your club which are usually on Sundays (U10/U12). For umpires who want to progress further and are capable, you can choose to be part of the Essex umpiring team who umpire county junior tournaments e.g. Academy centres and then from there progress into the East to umpire their juniors tournaments. What do I need? Notepad and pen, refreshments for the day including plenty of water and your playing kitPlaying kit is needed because you will play some small sided games so that others can practise their umpiring. Everyone will get plenty of opportunities throughout the day. If due to injury, you cant play but are still able to move around a pitch​ and blow the whistle, that's not a problem, just let us know. Please sign up using the online booking system, http://www.essex.yudp.info/get-involved.html 

  • 0 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Essex Hockey would like to wish all our members a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Have a great festive period and hope to see you all rested and ready for action in the second half of the season.

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