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2nd AprFirst Reminder - Payment Deadline - Umpire Appointments Second Half of Season 2019/2020

Good afternoon colleagues....Club/Association Treasurers, Officers and Officials.
I have, yesterday, sent out all of the invoices for the abover to the current points of contact notified by yourselves under GDPR. The payment terms have been amended to allow for the current crisis in which we all find ourselves. If you or your Club are having difficulties arranging for due payment, please contact me asap. For the majority your earliest payment would be appreciated, and my thanks go out to the Clubs who have already paid.

Please keep well and keep safe. Malcolm Hasler KHUA Treasurer

Good afternoon colleagues....Club/Association Treasurers, Officers and Officials.
I have, yesterday, sent out all of the invoices for the abover to the current points of contact notified by yourselves under GDPR. The payment terms have been amended to allow for the current crisis in which we all find ourselves. If you or your Club are having difficulties arranging for due payment, please contact me asap. For the majority your earliest payment would be appreciated, and my thanks go out to the Clubs who have already paid.

Please keep well and keep safe. Malcolm Hasler KHUA Treasurer

Good afternoon colleagues....Club/Association Treasurers, Officers and Officials.
I have, yesterday, sent out all of the invoices for the abover to the current points of contact notified by yourselves under GDPR. The payment terms have been amended to allow for the current crisis in which we all find ourselves. If you or your Club are having difficulties arranging for due payment, please contact me asap. For the majority your earliest payment would be appreciated, and my thanks go out to the Clubs who have already paid.

Please keep well and keep safe. Malcolm Hasler KHUA Treasurer

30th MarEH Extends the Suspension of Hockey Period

Please note that EH has today extended the suspension of all hockey activity to at least 30 June 2020.

Chris Peart
Chairman

Please note that EH has today extended the suspension of all hockey activity to at least 30 June 2020.

Chris Peart
Chairman

Please note that EH has today extended the suspension of all hockey activity to at least 30 June 2020.

Chris Peart
Chairman

28th MarUmpire Appointment Invoices - 2nd. half of season 2019-2020

To:- Club/Association Treasurers, Officers and Officials.

As it is now very unlikely that there will be any more games appointed to this season, I am in the process of paying umpires for all of their appointments for this season. Next Wednesday I will be sending out invoices to all Clubs and Associations who have received appointments for the second half of the season 2019-2020. For the majority of Clubs the standard payment terms will apply, but I am aware that there may be a minority of Clubs whose constitution may require payments to be approved at Committee. Under the current crisis and restrictions such meetings are not possible and if this applies to your Club please let me know asap with a target expected payment date. If possible seek to get approval by other means in this age of technology.

To you all, keep well, keep safe.

Malcolm Hasler - KHUA Treasurer

To:- Club/Association Treasurers, Officers and Officials.

As it is now very unlikely that there will be any more games appointed to this season, I am in the process of paying umpires for all of their appointments for this season. Next Wednesday I will be sending out invoices to all Clubs and Associations who have received appointments for the second half of the season 2019-2020. For the majority of Clubs the standard payment terms will apply, but I am aware that there may be a minority of Clubs whose constitution may require payments to be approved at Committee. Under the current crisis and restrictions such meetings are not possible and if this applies to your Club please let me know asap with a target expected payment date. If possible seek to get approval by other means in this age of technology.

To you all, keep well, keep safe.

Malcolm Hasler - KHUA Treasurer

To:- Club/Association Treasurers, Officers and Officials.

As it is now very unlikely that there will be any more games appointed to this season, I am in the process of paying umpires for all of their appointments for this season. Next Wednesday I will be sending out invoices to all Clubs and Associations who have received appointments for the second half of the season 2019-2020. For the majority of Clubs the standard payment terms will apply, but I am aware that there may be a minority of Clubs whose constitution may require payments to be approved at Committee. Under the current crisis and restrictions such meetings are not possible and if this applies to your Club please let me know asap with a target expected payment date. If possible seek to get approval by other means in this age of technology.

To you all, keep well, keep safe.

Malcolm Hasler - KHUA Treasurer

18th MarImportant - Various Hockey Cancellations

The National League, NPUA, East Leagues, ERHUA, South Leagues, SCHUA, KHA and KHUA have cancelled all hockey until at least 15 April 2020, in line with EH Guidance and Government advice.

The EH AGM scheduled for Tuesday evening is postponed.

Any KHUA fixture that had appointed umpires is now shown in red on the website and as cancelled. Brian Miller has sent a general email in case you do not receive an automatic email.

KHA have advised that Kent Finals Day has been postponed until at least September, if not cancelled completely (to be determined later).

The KHA AGM is postponed until at least July.

The KHUA AGM and KHUA Committee Meetings have been postponed until at least late summer.

As soon we are aware of any changes, we will notify you by email and website notices.

Stay safe and follow government health guidelines.

Bob Jordan
General secretary

The National League, NPUA, East Leagues, ERHUA, South Leagues, SCHUA, KHA and KHUA have cancelled all hockey until at least 15 April 2020, in line with EH Guidance and Government advice.

The EH AGM scheduled for Tuesday evening is postponed.

Any KHUA fixture that had appointed umpires is now shown in red on the website and as cancelled. Brian Miller has sent a general email in case you do not receive an automatic email.

KHA have advised that Kent Finals Day has been postponed until at least September, if not cancelled completely (to be determined later).

The KHA AGM is postponed until at least July.

The KHUA AGM and KHUA Committee Meetings have been postponed until at least late summer.

As soon we are aware of any changes, we will notify you by email and website notices.

Stay safe and follow government health guidelines.

Bob Jordan
General secretary

The National League, NPUA, East Leagues, ERHUA, South Leagues, SCHUA, KHA and KHUA have cancelled all hockey until at least 15 April 2020, in line with EH Guidance and Government advice.

The EH AGM scheduled for Tuesday evening is postponed.

Any KHUA fixture that had appointed umpires is now shown in red on the website and as cancelled. Brian Miller has sent a general email in case you do not receive an automatic email.

KHA have advised that Kent Finals Day has been postponed until at least September, if not cancelled completely (to be determined later).

The KHA AGM is postponed until at least July.

The KHUA AGM and KHUA Committee Meetings have been postponed until at least late summer.

As soon we are aware of any changes, we will notify you by email and website notices.

Stay safe and follow government health guidelines.

Bob Jordan
General secretary

17th MarPayment of Umpire Expenses - Corona Virus / Covid-19

Colleagues.
During these exceptional times I realise that some of you may possibly face financial challenges. If you require to claim your outstanding expenses (I have noticed a sudden increase this morning!), please feel free to so do and I will reimburse your claim within 24hrs., or as soon as I can.
Please keep well, keep safe and follow the Governments Guidelines.
Malcolm Hasler - KHUA Treasurer

Colleagues.
During these exceptional times I realise that some of you may possibly face financial challenges. If you require to claim your outstanding expenses (I have noticed a sudden increase this morning!), please feel free to so do and I will reimburse your claim within 24hrs., or as soon as I can.
Please keep well, keep safe and follow the Governments Guidelines.
Malcolm Hasler - KHUA Treasurer

Colleagues.
During these exceptional times I realise that some of you may possibly face financial challenges. If you require to claim your outstanding expenses (I have noticed a sudden increase this morning!), please feel free to so do and I will reimburse your claim within 24hrs., or as soon as I can.
Please keep well, keep safe and follow the Governments Guidelines.
Malcolm Hasler - KHUA Treasurer

16th MarEH Notification of Suspension of Domestic Hockey

EH has this evening notified the suspension of all domestic national hockey with immediate effect until at least 15 April.

Chris Peart
Chairman

EH has this evening notified the suspension of all domestic national hockey with immediate effect until at least 15 April.

Chris Peart
Chairman

EH has this evening notified the suspension of all domestic national hockey with immediate effect until at least 15 April.

Chris Peart
Chairman

16th MarKHUA Position on the EH AGM ‘Structure Fit for Future’ Proposal

In line with the agreed stance of the Kent Hockey Association and a unanimous decision reached at the recent meeting of the KHUA Management Team Meeting, KHUA has not supported the EH ‘Structure Fit for the Future’ Proposal for the impending vote at the EH AGM on 17 March 2020. The reason for not supporting the Proposal relates purely to the setting of a hard implementation date with no evidence of the essential work that needs to be undertaken to facilitate effective delivery of such a major change (e.g. Impact Assessment, Risk Mitigation and Cost Benefit Analysis etc). This decision does not affect the ongoing but separate review of EH Hockey Umpire Management arrangements and nor does it prevent the planned standardisation of all hockey competition rules in England.

Chris Peart
Chairman

In line with the agreed stance of the Kent Hockey Association and a unanimous decision reached at the recent meeting of the KHUA Management Team Meeting, KHUA has not supported the EH ‘Structure Fit for the Future’ Proposal for the impending vote at the EH AGM on 17 March 2020. The reason for not supporting the Proposal relates purely to the setting of a hard implementation date with no evidence of the essential work that needs to be undertaken to facilitate effective delivery of such a major change (e.g. Impact Assessment, Risk Mitigation and Cost Benefit Analysis etc). This decision does not affect the ongoing but separate review of EH Hockey Umpire Management arrangements and nor does it prevent the planned standardisation of all hockey competition rules in England.

Chris Peart
Chairman

In line with the agreed stance of the Kent Hockey Association and a unanimous decision reached at the recent meeting of the KHUA Management Team Meeting, KHUA has not supported the EH ‘Structure Fit for the Future’ Proposal for the impending vote at the EH AGM on 17 March 2020. The reason for not supporting the Proposal relates purely to the setting of a hard implementation date with no evidence of the essential work that needs to be undertaken to facilitate effective delivery of such a major change (e.g. Impact Assessment, Risk Mitigation and Cost Benefit Analysis etc). This decision does not affect the ongoing but separate review of EH Hockey Umpire Management arrangements and nor does it prevent the planned standardisation of all hockey competition rules in England.

Chris Peart
Chairman

13th MarCOVID-19 - Corona Virus Update

Members are advised that they should monitor HMG and EH Updates on this important issue and act in line with such advice. Umpiring can be a challenging activity to undertake and performance can be degraded by fatigue and illness; where COVID-19 concerns arise, it is currently necessary for an individual judgement to be made in respect of what is best for each individual and the need to help prevent the possible spread of the virus. My personal opinion is everybody should act in accordance with current extant advice and if there is any possibility of infection, use your personal judgement and self isolate when necessary.

Chris Peart
Chairman

Members are advised that they should monitor HMG and EH Updates on this important issue and act in line with such advice. Umpiring can be a challenging activity to undertake and performance can be degraded by fatigue and illness; where COVID-19 concerns arise, it is currently necessary for an individual judgement to be made in respect of what is best for each individual and the need to help prevent the possible spread of the virus. My personal opinion is everybody should act in accordance with current extant advice and if there is any possibility of infection, use your personal judgement and self isolate when necessary.

Chris Peart
Chairman

Members are advised that they should monitor HMG and EH Updates on this important issue and act in line with such advice. Umpiring can be a challenging activity to undertake and performance can be degraded by fatigue and illness; where COVID-19 concerns arise, it is currently necessary for an individual judgement to be made in respect of what is best for each individual and the need to help prevent the possible spread of the virus. My personal opinion is everybody should act in accordance with current extant advice and if there is any possibility of infection, use your personal judgement and self isolate when necessary.

Chris Peart
Chairman

13th MarWomen’s Appointments Secretary Required

David Smithard has decided to stand down as Women’s Appointment Secretary at the end of the current season and therefore a replacement is required for this important post. If any member wishes to take on this role or requires further information on what it entails, please contact either myself or Peter Worrall.

Meanwhile our thanks go to David for the 2 seasons he held this position.

Chris Peart
Chairman

David Smithard has decided to stand down as Women’s Appointment Secretary at the end of the current season and therefore a replacement is required for this important post. If any member wishes to take on this role or requires further information on what it entails, please contact either myself or Peter Worrall.

Meanwhile our thanks go to David for the 2 seasons he held this position.

Chris Peart
Chairman

David Smithard has decided to stand down as Women’s Appointment Secretary at the end of the current season and therefore a replacement is required for this important post. If any member wishes to take on this role or requires further information on what it entails, please contact either myself or Peter Worrall.

Meanwhile our thanks go to David for the 2 seasons he held this position.

Chris Peart
Chairman

7th MarNPUA promotion

I am delighted to announce that Chris Peart passed his Level 3 assessment today. He is now a member of the National Programme Umpires Association.

Congratulations Chris.

Bob Jordan
General secretary

I am delighted to announce that Chris Peart passed his Level 3 assessment today. He is now a member of the National Programme Umpires Association.

Congratulations Chris.

Bob Jordan
General secretary

I am delighted to announce that Chris Peart passed his Level 3 assessment today. He is now a member of the National Programme Umpires Association.

Congratulations Chris.

Bob Jordan
General secretary

6th Mar2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup

I am delighted to report that a number of KHUA umpires have been selected to officiate at the 2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup. The known details at this date are:

O35/O40 - Nottingham:

Debbie Garner - Assistant Tournament Director
Bob Jordan - Umpire
Chris Peart - Umpire

O45/O50/O55 and O60/O65 (Women) plus Spirit of Masters - Cape Town:

Katy Peart - Umpire

060/O65/O70/O75 (Men) - Tokyo:

Chris Martin - Umpire

These are prestigious international appointments which reflect positively on the individuals and our Association. We hope you all enjoy the challenges and experiences that are part of these events and make many new friends within the Hockey Family. We wish you every success - Congratulations and Well Done 👏👏👏.

If there are any other KHUA members officiating at the 2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup who are not listed above, please let me know so you can be added.

Chris Peart
Chairman

I am delighted to report that a number of KHUA umpires have been selected to officiate at the 2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup. The known details at this date are:

O35/O40 - Nottingham:

Debbie Garner - Assistant Tournament Director
Bob Jordan - Umpire
Chris Peart - Umpire

O45/O50/O55 and O60/O65 (Women) plus Spirit of Masters - Cape Town:

Katy Peart - Umpire

060/O65/O70/O75 (Men) - Tokyo:

Chris Martin - Umpire

These are prestigious international appointments which reflect positively on the individuals and our Association. We hope you all enjoy the challenges and experiences that are part of these events and make many new friends within the Hockey Family. We wish you every success - Congratulations and Well Done 👏👏👏.

If there are any other KHUA members officiating at the 2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup who are not listed above, please let me know so you can be added.

Chris Peart
Chairman

I am delighted to report that a number of KHUA umpires have been selected to officiate at the 2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup. The known details at this date are:

O35/O40 - Nottingham:

Debbie Garner - Assistant Tournament Director
Bob Jordan - Umpire
Chris Peart - Umpire

O45/O50/O55 and O60/O65 (Women) plus Spirit of Masters - Cape Town:

Katy Peart - Umpire

060/O65/O70/O75 (Men) - Tokyo:

Chris Martin - Umpire

These are prestigious international appointments which reflect positively on the individuals and our Association. We hope you all enjoy the challenges and experiences that are part of these events and make many new friends within the Hockey Family. We wish you every success - Congratulations and Well Done 👏👏👏.

If there are any other KHUA members officiating at the 2020 World Masters Hockey World Cup who are not listed above, please let me know so you can be added.

Chris Peart
Chairman

6th MarCOVID-19 Situation

We all like a good handshaking session at the end of a game but this weekend we are being asked by @englandhockey to shed our usual handshakes in light of the covid-19 situation in England. To ensure that positive feedback between players, coaches and umpires continues we suggest sharing a smile with your colleagues, players and coaches this weekend 😄.

Chris Peart
Chairman

We all like a good handshaking session at the end of a game but this weekend we are being asked by @englandhockey to shed our usual handshakes in light of the covid-19 situation in England. To ensure that positive feedback between players, coaches and umpires continues we suggest sharing a smile with your colleagues, players and coaches this weekend 😄.

Chris Peart
Chairman

We all like a good handshaking session at the end of a game but this weekend we are being asked by @englandhockey to shed our usual handshakes in light of the covid-19 situation in England. To ensure that positive feedback between players, coaches and umpires continues we suggest sharing a smile with your colleagues, players and coaches this weekend 😄.

Chris Peart
Chairman

15th FebKHUA Umpire Promotions

It is with pleasure that I can announce that John Hodgman, Claire Payne, Hazel Spencer and Karen Stevenson have all been promoted to KHUA Grade A1 Women's Panel.

Congratulations and well done to you all.

Peter Divall
KHUA Women's Development.

It is with pleasure that I can announce that John Hodgman, Claire Payne, Hazel Spencer and Karen Stevenson have all been promoted to KHUA Grade A1 Women's Panel.

Congratulations and well done to you all.

Peter Divall
KHUA Women's Development.

It is with pleasure that I can announce that John Hodgman, Claire Payne, Hazel Spencer and Karen Stevenson have all been promoted to KHUA Grade A1 Women's Panel.

Congratulations and well done to you all.

Peter Divall
KHUA Women's Development.