England Hockey produce weekly newsletters that focus on the Slazenger English Hockey League which you may access by clicking on the links below.
Extracts from recent SEHL bulletins:-
would remind you that the league should be referred to as the SLAZENGER
ENGLAND HOCKEY LEAGUE or SLAZENGER EHL.
Please remember that players who played in the EHL last season are required to have a completed transfer form in addition to their registration form.
clubs must print off details of their current registrations and take to
each match. This needs to be the updated list of players who are eligible
to play with photos and is available via the Fixtures Live by
entering the club administrator area, clicking on 'manage EHL
registrations' and then clicking on 'pitch-side list' which you
will then be able to print off.
production of the handbook is scheduled for later this week. It is
unlikely that it will be available this weekend.
details for all umpires and match officials may be found on the npua
website, www.npua.co.uk. The site also
carries details of all appointments and you will be notified automatically
of any amendments to match official appointments as with umpires.
club contacts lists are also attached.
will shortly invoice clubs for the 1st tranche of their EHL entry fee, £425..
are entitled to claim £120 for any one-way trip to an EHL match of
greater than 160 miles. Mileage grids for 2006-07 are attached.
should invoice England Hockey, for my attention, for relevant expenses in
respect of games in the first half of the season, this must be an
official invoice, letters or notes claiming expenses cannot be accepted by
the finance department.
your stick NOW!
players and clubs are reminded that the stick bow rule that was introduced
to international hockey in January 06 (published to the England Hockey
website and publications from June 05 onwards) was introduced to ALL
hockey at all levels on 1st June 2006. It is essential that you check your
playing stick and ensure that the bow does not exceed 25mm. If it is more
than 25mm and it is checked, it will be confiscated by the Match Official
prior to the game and returned to you following the game.
do you measure it?
the stick face down on a flat and level surface (e.g. a table on a level
floor) and measure the gap (at the deepest point) from the edge /
underside of the stick to the table. If the space is in excess of 25mm,
it’s time to think about replacing the stick with a newer model.
or match officials can check sticks at any game, at any level, so please
be prepared. If you or your club would like to buy a stick bow measure
please follow this link to the England Hockey technical pages, scroll down
to page 4 and download a copy of the order form.
from Jane Nockolds in respect of the trial regulations for 2006-07:
Match Officials have the authority to temporarily suspend any
player or official from the team-bench for in-discipline. This will
require the relevant team to withdraw a player from the pitch for the
duration of the suspension. (The team captain will select the player to
leave the field of play)
Umpires shall have the authority to temporarily suspend
(yellow card) any player or official from the team-bench for
in-discipline. This will require the relevant team to withdraw a player
from the pitch for the duration of the suspension. (The team captain will
select the player to leave the field of play)
an effort to help you and remove risk of any confusion, I confirm that the
regulations (above) entitle the England Hockey appointed Match Official
(MO) or the NPUA appointed umpire to give any manager, coach or
physiotherapist or doctor (on the team sheet and on the bench) a yellow
card if their conduct is considered worthy of a temporary suspension.
An example could be foul or abusive language towards the umpire/s or
official or players.
suspension shall be for a minimum of 5 minutes (MO’s and umpires please
advise the suspended person accordingly) and throughout the suspension,
they shall be required to sit in the sin-bin next to the MO table.
non-appointed MO (i.e. one appointed by the club) shall be able to carry
out Regulation 6.3. If the MO is appointed locally due to England Hockey
not being able to appoint someone, the appointed umpires must take
does not matter whether the MO or the umpire suspends the individual. The
requirement is only that misconduct is not left unpunished or ignored.
the suspension, the team shall play with one player less on the field of
play and the removed player shall be decided by the captain and shall sit
with the substitute players on the team bench.
should be noted that these new regulations have been introduced due to an
increased number of reported/witnessed incidents of poor conduct from
bench staff (e.g. coach, manager, physio or doctor) last season. We
need to see improved levels of conduct and the EHL Management Committee
measure this change as a means of assisting in that process. These
regulations shall apply with immediate effect and be applicable to the
outdoor and indoor EHL competitions.
committee is looking for a representative for the Men's Premier Division,
following Martin Gilbody's resignation, anybody interested should
contact Stephen or myself.
Capel has recently joined the England Hockey staff and her administrative
responsibilities are primarily in the competitions area, including the
Slazenger EHL. Her telephone number is 01908 544610, Email [email protected]