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1st AprReturn to Play

This is a reminder that anyone who is on a hockey pitch, such as player, umpire, coach etc. must have completed a participant agreement with EH beforehand . This applies to all juniors whatever their age and all junior coaches. Club Covid officers can access a list of all those who have completed the agreement and indicated a link to the club or association.

This is a reminder that anyone who is on a hockey pitch, such as player, umpire, coach etc. must have completed a participant agreement with EH beforehand . This applies to all juniors whatever their age and all junior coaches. Club Covid officers can access a list of all those who have completed the agreement and indicated a link to the club or association.

This is a reminder that anyone who is on a hockey pitch, such as player, umpire, coach etc. must have completed a participant agreement with EH beforehand . This applies to all juniors whatever their age and all junior coaches. Club Covid officers can access a list of all those who have completed the agreement and indicated a link to the club or association.

23rd MarSouth Clubs Women's Hockey League

The SCWHL Committee has taken the views of its participating Clubs into consideration and has decided that it is not possible to resume League Hockey for the Season 20/21 in any meaningful way. As the first half season matches had not been completed by the time Hockey had to stop completely; the 20/21 Season has been declared null and void. Clubs will of course be able to play friendlies subject to relaxation of COVID restrictions during the Summer as they choose.

The two teams at the top of Division 1 when Hockey was halted are the same two teams who finished 2nd and 3rd in Div. 1 for season 19/20 and they are London Wayfarers 1 and Witney 1. Both Clubs will be nominated to EH as the teams from SCWHL that should be promoted into the EH Conference for what we hope will be the start of Season 21/22 in September 2021.

The SCWHL Committee has taken the views of its participating Clubs into consideration and has decided that it is not possible to resume League Hockey for the Season 20/21 in any meaningful way. As the first half season matches had not been completed by the time Hockey had to stop completely; the 20/21 Season has been declared null and void. Clubs will of course be able to play friendlies subject to relaxation of COVID restrictions during the Summer as they choose.

The two teams at the top of Division 1 when Hockey was halted are the same two teams who finished 2nd and 3rd in Div. 1 for season 19/20 and they are London Wayfarers 1 and Witney 1. Both Clubs will be nominated to EH as the teams from SCWHL that should be promoted into the EH Conference for what we hope will be the start of Season 21/22 in September 2021.

The SCWHL Committee has taken the views of its participating Clubs into consideration and has decided that it is not possible to resume League Hockey for the Season 20/21 in any meaningful way. As the first half season matches had not been completed by the time Hockey had to stop completely; the 20/21 Season has been declared null and void. Clubs will of course be able to play friendlies subject to relaxation of COVID restrictions during the Summer as they choose.

The two teams at the top of Division 1 when Hockey was halted are the same two teams who finished 2nd and 3rd in Div. 1 for season 19/20 and they are London Wayfarers 1 and Witney 1. Both Clubs will be nominated to EH as the teams from SCWHL that should be promoted into the EH Conference for what we hope will be the start of Season 21/22 in September 2021.

18th MarNew South East Area Hockey is looking for volunteers

With the advent of the new areas for next season, if you are interested in learning more about the structure or interested in a role within the new organisation, please follow the link to the EH website detailing progress on the 2020 AGM Resolution outlining 'A Structure Fit for the Future'. The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 March 2021, using the form at the link attached. ... More
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With the advent of the new areas for next season, if you are interested in learning more about the structure or interested in a role within the new organisation, please follow the link to the EH website detailing progress on the 2020 AGM Resolution outlining 'A Structure Fit for the Future'. The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 March 2021, using the form at the link attached. ... More
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With the advent of the new areas for next season, if you are interested in learning more about the structure or interested in a role within the new organisation, please follow the link to the EH website detailing progress on the 2020 AGM Resolution outlining 'A Structure Fit for the Future'. The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 March 2021, using the form at the link attached. ... More
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11th MarSouth Men's Leagues

At a meeting of the South Men's League yesterday evening, it was agreed to cancel the Kent/Sussex Divisions and Sussex Open League Division 1 for the current season. All results will be annulled.

At a meeting of the South Men's League yesterday evening, it was agreed to cancel the Kent/Sussex Divisions and Sussex Open League Division 1 for the current season. All results will be annulled.

At a meeting of the South Men's League yesterday evening, it was agreed to cancel the Kent/Sussex Divisions and Sussex Open League Division 1 for the current season. All results will be annulled.

6th MarLatest England Hockey Return to Play Guidance issued on 6 March 2021

Please follow the link to access the latest England Hockey guidance ... More

Please follow the link to access the latest England Hockey guidance ... More

Please follow the link to access the latest England Hockey guidance ... More

3rd MarSussex Men's and Ladies Leagues

Following the Sussex Management Committee meeting held on March 2nd, it was agreed, with some sadness, that both adult leagues operated by the Sussex HA, namely the entire Sussex Ladies’ League and the Sussex Open League Divisions 2-4 (Men), are cancelled forthwith. The season's results will be annulled.

Both the South Men's and South Women's Hockey Leagues will be considering their positions in the near future. This will cover Sussex Area Men's Division 1 and all regional Men's and Women's league divisions.

Further, it was also agreed that no further Boys’ or Girls’ Development league games will take place.

The decisions taken by the County have not been made lightly but are designed to remove any uncertainty on whether an attempt will be made to constitute a league season. Hockey can still be played in Sussex once the current government restrictions are eased and advice is received from EH on what type of play is allowed. Clubs are encouraged to connect locally to arrange fixtures when they are permitted.

A number of clubs have asked what impact a cancellation will have on the placement of teams in the new adult league structures being developed as part of the 'Structure Fit for the Future' transition. Clubs will be informed by EH when more details are available. If any club has a specific question or concern, please contact Ian Anguige (ian@anguige.co.uk) in his capacity as a member of the South East Transition Group.

Following the Sussex Management Committee meeting held on March 2nd, it was agreed, with some sadness, that both adult leagues operated by the Sussex HA, namely the entire Sussex Ladies’ League and the Sussex Open League Divisions 2-4 (Men), are cancelled forthwith. The season's results will be annulled.

Both the South Men's and South Women's Hockey Leagues will be considering their positions in the near future. This will cover Sussex Area Men's Division 1 and all regional Men's and Women's league divisions.

Further, it was also agreed that no further Boys’ or Girls’ Development league games will take place.

The decisions taken by the County have not been made lightly but are designed to remove any uncertainty on whether an attempt will be made to constitute a league season. Hockey can still be played in Sussex once the current government restrictions are eased and advice is received from EH on what type of play is allowed. Clubs are encouraged to connect locally to arrange fixtures when they are permitted.

A number of clubs have asked what impact a cancellation will have on the placement of teams in the new adult league structures being developed as part of the 'Structure Fit for the Future' transition. Clubs will be informed by EH when more details are available. If any club has a specific question or concern, please contact Ian Anguige (ian@anguige.co.uk) in his capacity as a member of the South East Transition Group.

Following the Sussex Management Committee meeting held on March 2nd, it was agreed, with some sadness, that both adult leagues operated by the Sussex HA, namely the entire Sussex Ladies’ League and the Sussex Open League Divisions 2-4 (Men), are cancelled forthwith. The season's results will be annulled.

Both the South Men's and South Women's Hockey Leagues will be considering their positions in the near future. This will cover Sussex Area Men's Division 1 and all regional Men's and Women's league divisions.

Further, it was also agreed that no further Boys’ or Girls’ Development league games will take place.

The decisions taken by the County have not been made lightly but are designed to remove any uncertainty on whether an attempt will be made to constitute a league season. Hockey can still be played in Sussex once the current government restrictions are eased and advice is received from EH on what type of play is allowed. Clubs are encouraged to connect locally to arrange fixtures when they are permitted.

A number of clubs have asked what impact a cancellation will have on the placement of teams in the new adult league structures being developed as part of the 'Structure Fit for the Future' transition. Clubs will be informed by EH when more details are available. If any club has a specific question or concern, please contact Ian Anguige (ian@anguige.co.uk) in his capacity as a member of the South East Transition Group.

11th Nov

(2020)
FIH rules updated (still awaiting EH approval)

There have been some small clarifications to the Rules of Hockey by FIH on 4 November 2020. The updated rules can be found by following the link in this news item, but in summary the changes are:

Playing the Game - 4.2 (regarding the use of knee pads): “Knee pads, used for this purpose, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black."

Playing the Game - 9.8 (clarifying this only applies to evasive action by opponents): "Players must not play the ball dangerously or in a way which leads to dangerous play.
A ball is also considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive action by opponents.
The penalty is awarded where the action causing the danger took place."

Field and Equipment Specifications - 1.7c of Equipment and Field specifications section (regarding goal nets): “the nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back-board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play."

Please note that until the iPhone/Android app is updated, the above may not be reflected in the FIH rules app. ... More
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There have been some small clarifications to the Rules of Hockey by FIH on 4 November 2020. The updated rules can be found by following the link in this news item, but in summary the changes are:

Playing the Game - 4.2 (regarding the use of knee pads): “Knee pads, used for this purpose, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black."

Playing the Game - 9.8 (clarifying this only applies to evasive action by opponents): "Players must not play the ball dangerously or in a way which leads to dangerous play.
A ball is also considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive action by opponents.
The penalty is awarded where the action causing the danger took place."

Field and Equipment Specifications - 1.7c of Equipment and Field specifications section (regarding goal nets): “the nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back-board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play."

Please note that until the iPhone/Android app is updated, the above may not be reflected in the FIH rules app. ... More
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There have been some small clarifications to the Rules of Hockey by FIH on 4 November 2020. The updated rules can be found by following the link in this news item, but in summary the changes are:

Playing the Game - 4.2 (regarding the use of knee pads): “Knee pads, used for this purpose, may be worn outside the socks provided that their colour is exactly the same as the colour of the socks or black."

Playing the Game - 9.8 (clarifying this only applies to evasive action by opponents): "Players must not play the ball dangerously or in a way which leads to dangerous play.
A ball is also considered dangerous when it causes legitimate evasive action by opponents.
The penalty is awarded where the action causing the danger took place."

Field and Equipment Specifications - 1.7c of Equipment and Field specifications section (regarding goal nets): “the nets must hang outside, or be attached to, the side-boards and back-board, in such a way that the nets are loose and there is no possibility that a ball could rebound off the nets back into the field of play."

Please note that until the iPhone/Android app is updated, the above may not be reflected in the FIH rules app. ... More
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