Sussex Hockey Association

 

Welcome to the website for the Sussex Hockey Association.

This site contains news, details and activities going on throughout the Sussex Hockey Association
and its member clubs. Please feel free to browse this site using the menus and sub-menus above. You do not need to register or login.  

Please report any problems or feedback regarding the site to Martin Headey.

Can all clubs please make sure that their details on Fixtures Live are up to date to enable fixture secretaries to get in touch if needed regarding dates/times/venues of fixtures.

Could clubs also ensure that all club and team contact details are updated in the club area of the Sussex HUA website. This will ensure that all umpiring appointments are notified to the correct people within the club.
Latest County News
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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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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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
 
Chairman
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

 
Boys Development League Rules (published 11-Nov-16)

The 2016/17 rules have been uploaded to the site. Please make sure you are following the latest rules and guidance.

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Umpires Level 1 course (published 19-Oct-16)

Sussex HUA are organising a Level 1 Umpiring Course on Sunday 4th December 2016 at Hurstpierpoint College from 09:30 until 17:00, this will include at least 3 hours practical umpiring on the pitch.

The cost is £50 per participant and all participants will be required to take the online rules test which can be found at http://rules.englandhockey.co.uk

To book onto the course go to the England Hockey Website www.englandhockey.co.uk

If you require any further information please contact me at the email address below.

Regards,
John Murphy
Level One Coordinator
(levelone@sussexhua.co.uk)

 
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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Club Announcements
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

membership@worthinghockey.co.uk

 
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 chairman@leweshc.com.

 
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 r.whitelock23@hotmail.co.uk  
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

email southwickhockeypress@hotmail.co.uk
phone: Saul 07763 714441
Website: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/southwickhockeyclub/ 
Coach wanted at Easbourne HC - 10 April 2016
Attached is an advert for the head coach position at Eastbourne HC. read more ...