East League News for 2018/19

09/02/2018 Dates for the 2018-19 season: Following last nights League Management Committee meeting the following dates are proposed for next season, with the season starting 22nd September until 8th December, then the second half of the season running 12th January to 23rd March, with the 16th February acting as a slip date. We have also received a request from clubs with teams in small team divisions to have their season start on the first day of the season so that less games are exposed to bad weather in December. Traditionally we have started them later to allow clubs memberships to […]

Level 1 Umpiring Course at St Ives

  I am pleased to say the course is now on the website available for bookings :  http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course   The deadline is Saturday 24th September 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 1st October Time 9am-4:40pm Venue One Leisure Outdoor Centre, California Road , St. Ives PE27 6SJ Course Format Option 2 Organiser Kishor Shah, 01480 492461 Tutor Mark Jarvis, 07890 026503   Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made […]

East League Hockey Update

21/09/2017 Respect of Umpires – Think about it please: As this weekend is the first weekend of the new season it is appropriate to issue a reminder to all clubs and players of their conduct towards umpires. Feedback from the ERHUA, County HUA’s and club umpires from last season is that dissent was at an all time high both from players and from the sidelines. Put simply this has got to stop. We all know that player within our team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire but we never tell them to be quiet and we all know […]

Proposed Leagues for next season

15/06/2017 Proposed Divisions for the 2017-18 season: The proposed divisions for the 2017-18 season are now published. To see them please click on the Pre-season tab on the left hand side of this page and you will see they can be accessed by clicking the link towards the top of the page. As previously written there have been significant changes particularly to the EML SW quadrant due to clubs leaving, reducing the number of teams and also an imbalance in relegation from higher divisions. Also in the EML NE quadrant we are looking to pursue and follow a proposal agreed […]

Summer League 2017

Newmarket Hockey Club – Summer League – 2017 – Your Questions Answered. What is the idea of Summer League? Summer League is intended to be a fun and relaxed hockey tournament, with mixed teams of mixed ability and ages.  The aim is to meet other Club members from outside your team, guide some of our youngsters along, have fun, have a run around, score a few goals.  We aim to accommodate all. When is it? Starts Wednesday, 7th June and runs for 6 weeks, until the 12th of July. Starts at 7:00pm and will run until 9pm. **new time! You […]

CHUA Posts

22 Mar 17  CHUA AGM  21 Jun 17 St Ivo Outdoor Centre  @ 20.00 3 Mar 17  Match Day Misconduct Offence (MMO).  Umpires who decide that they are going to Issue an MMO must ensure that on the day,  they inform the player concerned, that he is going to be reported. If there is difficulty in carrying out this action, require the team captain of the player involved, to bring the player to you, so that he can be informed.  Should you still be unable to inform the player make sure that the team Captain and the Club concerned are […]

East League Posts

12/04/2017 East League Management Committee: As you will be aware the East League Management Committee is made up of hockey people of various backgrounds, playing and officiating standards. Most importantly they are volunteers who allow more than 5000 people to play and enjoy League hockey each week during the League season. If you are able to spare a little time to help develop and take forwards our League we would love to hear from you. Similarly, if you do not like the way the League is run and want to help change what you see as the bad bits now […]

Newmarket Umpire Posts

The AGM will be coming up and if anyone wants to take on the role of ULO then I will be happy to pass the role on. Junior Hockey is running from 6-7pm in June and July. They will be playing games in their age groups so umpires would be appreciated. Summer League Hockey will run on the same evening as the juniors and umpires are usually picked from the teams not playing – but it is good experience. Update from Newmarket Hockey Club ULO We have an opportunity for support/coaching with Barry Anderson (to be arranged) in September. I […]