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APPLICATION OF THE RULES OF HOCKEY IN ENGLAND FOR THE 2019/20 SEASON

eh_logo01.jpgAPPLICATION OF THE RULES OF HOCKEY IN  ENGLAND FOR THE 2019/20 SEASON
The FIH published the new Rules of Outdoor Hockey in December 2018. These took effect internationally from 1 January 2019, but National Associations have discretion to decide the date of implementation at national level. As communicated on 18th December 2018, (click here) England Hockey chose not to implement the changes during the 2018-19 season.
England Hockey can now confirm that it supports the implementation of all the rule changes with the exception of one.


Therefore the following (major) changes will be implemented at all levels of the sport in England from the start of the 2019/20 season:
• Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges (PwGKP)
• Amendments to Attacking Free Hits within the 23m
• Defensive Free Hits awarded within the defensive circle
• Amendment to ruling around Attackers entering the circle early at a Penalty Corner

England Hockey has, in recent years, striven to apply a consistent set of rules throughout all levels of the sport, however, the proposed change to 15-minute quarters has caused considerable concern. Since December England Hockey has been considering the full implications of the rule change including research on the impact on game length consultation with officiating bodies and discussions with other hockey governing bodies around the world.
England Hockey has also been liaising with the FIH to understand whether they were reconsidering the proposals in light of the number of countries opting to continue to play halves or opting to move to 17.5 minute quarters (without the clock stopping at Penalty Corners).


The Board of England Hockey met on 16 July and has agreed the following changes:
1. To apply 17.5 minute quarters (without the clock stopping at Penalty Corners) to the elite domestic club game specifically:
a. All Divisions of the England Hockey Leagues (the Investec Women’s Hockey League and Men’s England Hockey League);
b. Tier 1 of the Adult Club Championships.
2. For season 2019-20, to leave the rest of the club game played as halves, usually of 2x35 minutes (or shorter formats in the junior game as appropriate).

The implementation of quarters at lower levels will be considered over the course of the 2019/20 season, in light of the experience at the higher levels.
Support will be available for players, coaches, umpires and officials in learning these rule implementations through access to material on the Hockey Hub  and this will be shared with Leagues & Umpiring Associations to enhance the learning of their members ahead of the new season.
Due to the variation in rule sets for the domestic game, the Hockey Hub will host both versions of the rules that England Hockey will be playing to during the 2019/20 season.
As previously stated, there are a number of changes to the Outdoor Rules. These are all marked with a vertical line in the margin of the Rule Book. The key rule changes are summarised below, but players, coaches, umpires and officials are encouraged to read the full text of the new rules rather than relying on this document.

Key Changes
2.2 – Mandatory Experiment: a team no longer has the option to play with a player with goalkeeping privileges. This means that teams either play with a Goalkeeper, or 11 outfield players
5 – timing of matches to be more closely aligned with the international game as seen at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup or FIH Pro-League. See above / below for further details.
6 – wording change around the start and re-start of the match to reflect the change to quarters in the rule book.
9.12 – Very minor clarification of third party or shadow obstruction during a penalty corner on defenders (and goalkeeper).
11.6 – wording added to this rule to show that Umpires blow the whistle for the start / end of each quarter and for the stopping / re-starting of time around a Penalty Corner.
12.4 – clarification added to the awarding of a Penalty Stroke if the ball hits a piece of equipment lying in the circle and a probable goal is prevented, a penalty stroke may be awarded.
13.1 – A free hit awarded to the defence within the defensive circle can be taken anywhere in their circle OR taken up to 15 metres from the back-line in line with the location of the offence, parallel to the side-line.
13.2 – Additional wording in the guidance concerning the re-start after awarding a Free Hit to the attacking team within 5 metres of the circle they are attacking. The introduction of a quick self-pass for these Free Hits allows the defenders to stay within the circle, within 5m and not interfere with play until the ball can legitimately enter the circle. If there is no quick self-pass, then ALL defenders, regardless of location in the 23m, have to retreat 5m if they wish to legitimately play the ball once the Free Hit is taken.
13.3.g – Clarification on defending team’s responsibilities when defending a Penalty Corner when playing with no Goalkeeper.
13.5 – Removal of previous rule of when a Penalty Corner is finished if time has already lapsed and clarification that if play during a Penalty Corner is stopped because of an injury or for any other reason during the taking of a penalty corner at the end of a quarter or half and a bully would otherwise be awarded, the penalty corner must be taken again.
13.6.e – change to current rule, now if an attacker enters the circle at a Penalty Corner before permitted, the player taking the push or hit from the backline is required to go beyond the centre-line and the Penalty Corner is taken again.
13.7.e – if a team has chosen to play with eleven outfield players and no goalkeeper, if they concede a Penalty Stroke then this explains what protective equipment is permitted for the defender.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 17 July 2019 - 11:48:48;

Sheffield University Women's HC are looking for a 1st Team Coach

suhc.jpgSheffield University Women's HC are looking for a 1st Team Coach
Sheffield University Women’s Hockey Club is a friendly and ambitious hockey club boasting brand new facilities at Norton Sports Park in Sheffield. The women’s 1st XI will start next season in the Premier North Division and hope to maintain this position in the upcoming year. We are looking for a coach to run Monday evening training sessions and attend Wednesday afternoon fixtures for our women’s 1st XI. The candidate should be level 2 qualified or higher as well as being committed to the team and willing to work hard for us as we will you.


Expectations of the Role:
• Attend Monday night training sessions (club provides all equipment and the squad will be ready on the pitch at 8:30).
• Be punctual and offer specific hockey expertise predominantly for our 1st XI but also the 2nd XI, to build on the performance squad principle.
• Attend fixtures each Wednesday (usually 3:30pm or 5pm push back if home fixture), either travelling with the team or arriving at the same time as the team if travelling separately. Petrol allowance will not be offered for coaches choosing to travel individually.
• Arrive on match days at least an hour before the game and deliver comprehensive team talk pre-match.
• Provide a constructive debrief of the match, commenting on areas in which the team and individuals can improve.
• Be fair, reliable and constructive to whole team and specific individuals. In return the team will be punctual, hard working and committed.
• Use facilities to arrange whiteboard sessions before training if the coach feels it would be beneficial to the team.

Contact Georgia Pearson at -email- for more details
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 17 July 2019 - 11:29:25;

Four-Day Summer Camps - Hockey/Cricket/Rugby - Pocklington, York

david_byas.jpgFour-Day Summer Camps - Hockey/Cricket/Rugby - Pocklington, York
4-Day Residential Summer Camps in Cricket, Hockey and Rugby - with Kyle Dench and A-Camps providing the coaching for our Rugby Camp, and Byas Academy Cricket and Hockey Camps are being run by David Byas, former Yorkshire Cricket Captain and current Director of Sport at Pocklington School.  David was also a Junior International Hockey player.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 12 July 2019 - 13:59:51;

HUDDERSFIELD DRAGONS HC are looking for a Club Head Coach
hdg.jpgHUDDERSFIELD DRAGONS HC are looking to fill the vacant position of club head coach. The role will include working with club players one evening a week for 3 hours, planning sessions, managing the volunteer coaching team and driving the clubs coaching philosophy forward. An additional Sunday session for the junior section, which will involve coaching across age range and co-ordinating the junior coaching team.
This is a great opportunity for coaching development and seeing what it takes to be a head coach. Please email enquiries to Richard Waugh -email-



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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 12 July 2019 - 13:08:13;

YORK UNIVERSITY HC are looking for a Head Coach
yorkuniv.jpgYORK UNIVERSITY HC are looking for a Head Coach for the 2019/20 season to coach all 6 of our teams (3 mens and 3 womens).
Training is on Monday nights from 6pm until 10pm and we would ask the Head Coach to attend some games as well, on Wednesday afternoons.
There is also the possibility of an assistant coach role if the Head Coach would require a particular assistant with which to work.
Contact Ross Davidson, UYHC President -email- for more details.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 12 July 2019 - 12:44:32;

Phil Thomas

Phil Thomas: Funeral Details
Phil’s funeral is now confirmed as 1.30pm on Wednesday 3rd July at Park Wood Crematorium Elland HX5 9HZ
Refreshments will be available afterwards at Brighouse Sports Club HD6 4LX
Family flowers only
Donations to Macmillan Cancer Care

Phil Thomas
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Phil Thomas today, 12th June 2019.
Phil was one of Yorkshire Hockey’s most dedicated volunteers demonstrated by over thirty years extensive & innovative work to develop & improve the structure of Youth Hockey in our County and the North of England.
We will follow up soon with details of arrangements and a fitting Tribute.

Tribute to Phil from Norman Hughes posted on the EH Website
'Phil Thomas sadly passed away on Tuesday morning 12th June 2019.
Phil had worked many years as a stalwart for Bradford HC where he had played as a full back.
On retiring from playing Phil dedicated himself to developing Youth hockey structures in Yorkshire. Phil was a teacher and he realised that boys did not get the opportunity to play hockey at school. In 1990 together with a few colleagues he started up a Yorkshire Youth League for Boys at U16 and U18 level. From this small beginning the Youth Leagues began to blossom. In 1992 the leagues were replicated for girls. Yorkshire Youth Leagues now cater for both Boys and Girls from U10 up to U16 level. Over 2,500 young players benefited from playing in the leagues in 2018-19 season and stars like Barry Middleton have much to thank the leagues for.
Phil became chairman of the league – a position he held until his death and spent many hours each week ensuring teams were informed of the venues and opposition etc. Whether booking facilities or nudging clubs to enter more teams Phil worked tirelessly to ensure a quality product for Yorkshire’s Youth.
Phil also gave a great deal to North Youth structures being the Chair of North Youth Committee and West Yorkshire Hockey Development Group. He sat on Yorkshire and North Hockey Association committees ensuring that Youth hockey had a voice.
Phil received several awards Nationally and locally for the work that he delivered but awards did not motivate him.
Nothing pleased Phil more than to see dozens of kids having fun playing hockey.
His wife Christine was his greatest supporter throughout helping run the finances of YYHL and constantly supporting his work. They formed a great team for hockey.
Hockey will miss Phil Thomas. A man who gave so much and wanted so little back.
Norman Hughes
Wakefield HC
'
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 01 July 2019 - 14:02:22;

Hull University Ladies HC - First Team Coach Wanted
hu_women.jpgHULL UNIVERSITY LADIES HC are looking for a ladies first team coach. The team have just been promoted in both BUCS and Yorkshire Leagues so next season will play in Northern 3B on a Wednesday and Yorkshire Premier Division on a Saturday. We would ideally need someone who could coach the team on either a Monday or Thursday evening and potentially make matches on either a Wednesday or a Saturday. This is a paid role, salary to be confirmed based upon level of experience and availability. At this stage we are willing to listen to any expression of interest for the role of ladies first team coach.
Please feel free to get in touch via email or mobile. If interested please contact Emma Bickley via either email -email- or Mobile: 07864 184778.

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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 12:47:59;

L1 Umpire Wanted Based at Thirsk Astro Pitch for multiple Saturday Matches

thirsk.jpgTHIRSK HOCKEY CLUB & NORTHALLERTON HOCKEY CLUB have a weekly umpiring opportunity during the season, where we can guarantee up to 4 back to back games on a Saturday. We cover expenses of £15 per game. Umpire must have own insurance via YHUA or similar. Club can provide radios and welcomes umpires open to their use. Contact: -email-
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 05 June 2019 - 10:37:21;

Ben Rhydding Ladies Performance Coach Wanted
brhc.jpgBEN RHYDDING LADIES HOCKEY CLUB are recruiting for a Coach for their Performance Squad for the 2019-2020 season.
The 1st team squad will play in the EHL Women’s National Division One North League for the 2019-20 season and were semi- finalists in the Tier 1 EH Cup in 2019.  The 2nd team play in the North Hockey League Division 1.
Click here for more details
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 31 May 2019 - 18:43:35;

Hockey on Saturday 1 June 2019

Hockey Results on Saturday 1 June 2019
eh_logo01.jpgMen's County Championship at Nottingham Hockey Centre Finals of the A and B Divisions of the EH Men's County Championships
A Division Semi-Finals: 12:20 Pitch 1: Lincolnshire v 1-1 Lincs won 5-4 aps YORKSHIRE; Pitch 4: UK Armed Forces  2-5 Kent - FINAL 16:00 Pitch 1 Lincolnshire  2-7 Kent - Click here for the Yorkshire Team
B Division Semi-Finals: 10:30 Pitch 1: Lancashire  6-2 Channel Islands; Pitch 4: Nottinghamshire  4-4 Notts won 5-3 aps Isle of Man - FINAL 14:10 Pitch 1 Lancashire  4-3 Nottinghamshire

ehb_masters_yha.jpgEH Men's Over-50s Regional Masters Championship at Sports Park, University of Leeds a six team round-robin event featuring, not surprisingly, East, Midlands, North, South, and West plus UK Armed Forces. Fixtures, Results & Tables for this event can be found at England Hockey Fixtures, Results, Tables, Stats, Teams & Players then click on IWHL and choose REGIONAL MASTERS followed by MENS OVER 50 MASTERS
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 30 May 2019 - 13:06:31;

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