Sussex Hockey Association


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Latest County News
Sussex Open League Rules (published 19-Sep-17)

The latest rules have been posted to this site. Please ensure clubs read a copy prioor to commencing the league season.

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Sussex Ladies KO 2017-18 (published 12-Sep-17)

The following has been sent to all clubs using a contact from fixtures live. If you've not received it, please amend contact details and let me know. 

It was noted at the Ladies Competition meeting that the current format seems to work but ideally there would be less teams in the Plate competition so that there was less of a wait in between games. The suggestion being a cup 'day' tournament for each division  (1-3). Organising 3 separate events alongside the ongoing cup comp throughout the season is a significant responsibility.  As such, I have devised a possible solution.  As the lower comp (Vase) is the one where teams are less able to sign up to (usually due to cup tied players who have been pulled to play in higher teams), my suggestion is that the Plate is open to Div one and top 3 teams of Div 2 (as it stands at Christmas). Then the Vase would be open for most of Div 2 (9 teams) and Div 3. This should result in less teams in the Plate.  It should also stop us reverting to a league cup, still allowing teams to play across different leagues. If this does not work, we can discuss again at the competition meeting and look to an alternative format. 

For this season, there will be 3 competitions running: 

Cup: Sussex teams playing in the Premier Division and above are eligible to enter.

Plate: Sussex teams playing in Division 1 and the top 3 teams from division 2, as it stands at Christmas, are eligible. 

Vase: Sussex teams playing in Division 3 and those 4th or below in division 2 (as it stands at Christmas) are eligible. 

The dates for each competition are as follows:

Cup First Round: 28th October 2017

Cup Second Round: 6th January 2018

Cup Semi Final: 7th April 2018

Vase and Plate Tournament day: 7th April 2018

Finals for all competitions:  Saturday 12th May. 

Please take note that the days are organised around league dates.  As such, they are often in school holidays.  Please take this into consideration when entering teams.  Particularly clubs with more than one team who may end up unable to field their lowest team on the Vase/Plate day due to availability. 

Sussex HUA will provide umpires for all rounds of the cup and for the finals of all comps.  However, each team must provide one umpire for the day to take part in the Vase or Plate competition on 7th April. 

Sussex are NOT charging teams to enter into any competition this season. 

If you would like to enter any of the competitions, please do so by responding to this email.  State the team, the competition they wish to enter and the best person for me to contact with competition details. 

DEADLINE:  Cup entries must be received by Saturday 30th September.

You have until January 6th to decide if you wish to enter into the Vase or Plate competition. 

If you've any questions before deciding, please do ask.  You can email me or call me on 07528536388.

All the best,

Christina Procter. 

Death of the Duke of Richmond (published 07-Sep-17)

We are saddended to advise that the Duke of Richmond, a former patron of the Sussex Hockey Association, passed away on Friday 1 September 2017 after a short illness. The Association's condolences are extended to his family.

Men's Sussex KO Competitions (published 15-Jul-17)

The draw has taken place for the 2017/2018 Men's KO competitions. Details on the linked page for Mens 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI competitions

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SHA AGM Officer Change (published 01-Jul-17)

A big thanks to all the clubs that made it to the AGM. There were a number of notable absences from clubs that had won various leagues this year. A real shame that some of the larger clubs failed to represent themselves.

The meeting said a huge thanks and farewell to outgoing President Maureen Glynn after 10 years of service as President, and also to John Murphy who has stood down as County Chairman after a superb tenure of active involvement at all levels of hockey. They will be replaced by (on the left of this photo) Mike Acott as President and Ian Anguige as Chairman (on the right of the photo).

Officer Change - Mike Acott, Maureen Glynn, John Murphy, Ian Anguige.

Level 1 Umpiring Course - Sunday 24 September 2017 (published 01-Jul-17)

There is a Level 1 Umpiring Course at Hazelwick School, Crawley on Sunday 24 September 2017 from 0900 to 1630. To register please visit the England Hockey website or follow the link below

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Umpires and the Sussex Leagues (published 07-Jun-17)

Last season there were a number of occasions where umpires officiating in Sussex league games were not recorded on the Sussex HUA database, and appeared to not have the correct qualifications. On investigation the majority of these umpires had taken courses and qualified in other parts of the country, but were not known to Sussex HUA.

In order to clarify the situation the Sussex Men's Open League have changed the league rules to state:

"All umpires provided by clubs to League matches must be, at least, associate members of the Sussex Hockey Umpires Association"

The Sussex Ladies League already have the following rule:

"All umpires in Divisions 1 to 3 shall be at least an Associate Member of the Sussex Hockey Umpires Association"

Would clubs please use the summer to ensure the umpires they plan to use next season meet the above criteria and have the required qualifications for the league they are umpiring. It is the umpires' responsibility to ensure that Sussex HUA have the correct details, including their 6 digit England Hockey Registration Number and current qualification. They should contact the Sussex HUA membership secretary or myself with any queries.

Ian Anguige
Sussex HA

O-35 England Masters (published 20-May-17)

The following message has been received from Steve Floyd at England Hockey.

O-35 England Masters hockey teams for both women and men.

For the men there will actually be trials and then selection of a team to
enter the Home Nations Tournament, next month!

Thereafter, from season 2017-18 onwards, a more structured selection will
take place for both women and men.

Can you please alert players from Clubs in your County to the forthcoming
men's trials and advise any players wishing to be considered should send
their contact name, address, relevant tel. numbers, 
e mail address, preferred playing position and their Hockey Club; via e mail
to: Steve Floyd -  

In addition, nominees should provide the contact information (mobile no and
Email) for one referee who may be contacted.

JDC 2017-2018 Nomination Form (published 25-Apr-17)

The JDC 2017-2018 Nomination form and covering letter can be found on the Junior section of the site. Nominations must be in by May 19th so please do not delay.

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Sussex Mens 2017 KO results (published 25-Apr-17)

The Men's Sussex KO competitions took place last weekend. The results can be found on the following link.

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Sussex In2Hockey Tournament (published 05-Mar-17)

What a great day at the Sussex In2hockey Tournament and many thanks for all the support and help from Club Managers, parents, umpires and admin helpers (Many who I twisted their arm on the day and handed them a clipboard).  Everyone helped make the day run pretty much to schedule and we wouldn’t be able to run events like this without the support and help we get at the event.  I am sure you will all support me in saying a big Thank you to Hurstpierpoint College for hosting the event and providing the bacon rolls!
With 50 teams in total entering it is the biggest event in the calendar for Junior Clubs.   It was great to have so many emerging teams from some of the clubs with small junior sections entering so that everyone could take part.  Encouraging children to play hockey and take part and compete is what we are all striving to achieve and I think an event like this shows how rewarding it is for us all.
Congratulations to the Winners and Runners up who will now go on to the Regional rounds and represent Sussex.   I will send details of the qualifying teams through to the South Hockey Association and you will then hear back from them with more details in due course.
U10 Boys
Winners -  Lewes 
Runners Up – East Grinstead

U10 Girls
Winners  - East Grinstead
Runners Up – Eastbourne
U12 Boys
Winners – Horsham
Runners Up – Eastbourne
U12 Girls
Winners – Burgess Hill
Runners up - Brighton
U10 Boys and Girls: Matches to be played 7th May Surbiton HC, Long Ditton, KT7 0AE
U12 Boys and Girls: Matches to be played 30th April Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, HA2 6HT
Sally Vans-Angew & Sue Perry

England Hockey News

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GB men's athlete recalls his journey into hockey

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GB 'keeper features in national press

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England U18 Girls suffer first defeat at EuroHockey Youth Championships

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Athletes en route to Brazil for this summer's games

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Coaching Opportunities at Sussex Uni - 07 June 2017

University of Sussex Men’s Hockey 1st Team Coach

To develop the University men’s hockey offer, deliver 1st team training sessions and oversee matches (in British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues/cups)

Training is on Mondays 8-10pm at the University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex. 

Matches are on Wednesday afternoons

Rates of pay vary from £18.92 to £24.24 dependent on qualifications and experience

Please send you CV to Luke Terrill (  All enquiries to the same e-mail address or 01273 877687.

University of Sussex Women’s Hockey 2nd Team Coach

To develop the University women’s hockey offer, deliver 2nd team training sessions and oversee matches (in British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues/cups)

Training is on Mondays 6-8pm at the University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex. 

Matches are on Wednesday afternoons

Rates of pay vary from £18.92 to £24.24 dependent on qualifications and experience

Please send you CV to Luke Terrill (  All enquiries to the same e-mail address or 01273 877687.