Sussex Hockey Association


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The County AGM will be held

on Thursday June 29th 2017

at St Francis Sports and Social Club, Haywards Heath

starting at 19-45

Documents available in the Management Section

Latest County News
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.

Ladies Competitions Meeting - Date Change (published 16-May-17)

Due to a double booking the Ladies Competitions Meeting scheduled for May 23rd has been moved to May 25th at St Francis Sports and Social Club in Haywards Heath. Please ensure your representative is informed. The meeting will start at 19-45.

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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Mens KO Finals 2017 - Schedule (published 14-Apr-17)

Mens Cup Final Schedule

Sussex Ladies KO Finals (published 09-Apr-17)

This year's Sussex Ladies Knockout finals will be held at Lewes on Saturday 6th May.  The matches on Finals day will run as follows:

11:30 Vase Final - Chichester Priory Park 3s Vs Eastbourne Cygnets

13:00 Plate Final - Eastbourne 2s Vs Southwick 1s

15:00 Cup final - Horsham 1s Vs East Grinstead

Come along and watch some great hockey!  

Sussex Men's KO finals date (published 09-Apr-17)

The Sussex Men's KO finals will be held on the 22nd and 23rd April at Lewes Hockey Club.

Sussex HA AGM (published 09-Apr-17)

The AGM will be held on 29th June 2017, a 19-45 start at the St Francis Sports and Social Club, Haywards Heath. The County will be sending out details on the Agenda and any proposals as we get nearer to the AGM.

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

South Ladies Masters Trials (published 02-Feb-17)

Details of the South Ladies Masters trials can be found on the linked newsletter

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Sad news - Tom Waterhouse (published 18-Jan-17)

It is with great sadness that I have to inform the Sussex Hockey Community, of the death of Tom Waterhouse a County Official for many years.
Tom was a player for Hailsham and an appointed umpire for the Sussex Umpires Association for many seasons.
During the 1990’s Tom was Secretary of the Men’s County H.A and played a important part in planning the current Association which was formed in 2001 when the Men’s and Women’s Associations amalgamated.
Later in life Tom was often to be found watching matches at Eastbourne, I will miss his encouragement as an umpire, but most of all I will miss Tom as a very good friend.
Our thoughts are with Tom’s family and friends at this sad time.
The funeral will be on Monday 30th January 2017 at St Andrews Church, Seaside, Eastbourne at 12.00 noon.
John Murphy
Sussex H.A.  

Men's 1st XI Cup and Plate (published 31-Dec-16)

For the avoidance of any doubt, the Men's 1st XI Cup and Plate next round is on Saturday January 7th 2017.

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Safeguarding Young People (published 07-Dec-16)

Following a call from Sussex Police this morning 7th December 2016 in relation to the current developing situation within football concerning the safeguarding of young people, can I please ask all clubs to review their policy's towards safeguarding and welfare of young people within their clubs, and check that all persons involved have a current DBS certificate where required.

I understand that England Hockey will be issuing a statement on the current situation later in the week.

This is a general notice to all sports and not a specific problem that has been identified in Hockey.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

John Murphy

Sussex HA Chairman

England Hockey News

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

Rio-bound athletes speak on their 2XU strategy

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

GB men's athlete recalls his journey into hockey

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

GB 'keeper features in national press

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

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.

level II Coach at Worthing - 10 November 2016

Coach/Manager needed - Worthing Ladies 1stXI

Worthing hockey club is a thriving and sociable club with three ladies teams, five men's teams, mixed, vets and a talented junior section. They are currently looking to appoint a suitably qualified coach for their ladies 1st XI squad for the remainder of the season. The team currently plays in The Women's South League.

The ideal person will be required to:

Facilitate the squad training sessions on a Tuesday evening in Worthing 7-8:30pm

Manage and travel with the team on a Saturday (with occasional Sunday cup games)

Advise on weekly squad selection

Have a valid Level 2 EH coaching qualification (or equivalent) and Child Safeguarding


Please would all interested parties send a CV and covering letter or email to Toni Catlow

Level II coach at Lewes - 31 October 2016

Men's 1st XI coach wanted

Lewes HC, a thriving, and buoyant family based club in East Sussex are looking to appoint a coach, for the remainder of the season, to coach the men's 1st XI.

The ideal candidate will be a minimum of level two qualified hockey coach, with experience of playing and or coaching in the national league. The successful candidate will be required to work with the existing club committee and coaches to lead men's 1st XI training on Thursday evening's from 19:30-21:30 at the Southdown Sports Club in Lewes, and travel with the team on weekends to home and away matches. There will also be opportunities for further coaching of lower men's and junior teams next season, and beyond, in order to help the club continue to progress its junior and senior players.

Please would all interested parties send a CV and covering letter to the club's chairman, Steve Fuller, at

Ladies Keeper required for Crawley Hockey Club - 19 August 2016
Crawley hockey club are looking for a goalkeeper to join their first team who will be playing in the Sussex premier league this season. We are a friendly social club who train on Wednesdays at Hazelwick school. If you are interested or would like more information please get in touch with Becky Whitelock, Ladies 1XI captain  
Southwick Hockey Club - Players needed - 12 June 2016
Players needed all abilities men or women  - we train on Wednesdays all summer 7.30-9.00 at PACA, BN41 2WS and will have focused mens training on Monday nights starting in August.

We want players who want to improve and strengthen our 1st XI who are aiming for promotion back to the Kent/Sussex league.

We can offer inexpensive regular social hockey as well - we are expanding our men's section to 4 teams this season to facilitate this. A mens 4th XI goalkeeper is particularly needed - this would suit a young player wanting to move through the teams or an older player who wants to play socially at a lower level. 

Our ladies section are keen for new players of all abilities to help them grow their teams as well

phone: Saul 07763 714441
Coach wanted at Easbourne HC - 10 April 2016
Attached is an advert for the head coach position at Eastbourne HC. read more ...