MIDLAND REGION HOCKEY ASSOCIATION.
Hon Treasurer Mr N.Stott Hon Secretary
Mrs M Gotheridge, 44, Porthill Gardens, L.E.Alcock.
6, Huntingdon Drive, Shrewsbury. “Brockhampton”
The Park, Shropshire. , 1, Wellfield Close.
Nottingham, SY3.8SO Cannock,
NG7.1BW 01743 350 233 WS11.1QY
0115,910.7101 [H] email@example.com 01543.504170.[H]
To MRHA Clubs, County Secretaries, MRHA Council,
NEWSLETTER September 2010
There are a number of matters that I would wish to draw to your attention.
Firstly if you are no longer the Hon Secretary for your club could you please pass this
communication onto your successor and notify me of the new contact details [address, telephone
number/s and E mail.
1 MRHA Handbook. I enclose a copy of the 2010-2011 Handbook. Please notify me if there
are any errors or updates required or if you are no longer your club contact.
This year the joint MRHA Fixture Priority List is on pages 38-44. This lists the priority for
each date in the hockey calendar and should prevent any clash.
[correction P2 President Norman Stott E mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ]
2. England Hockey Reds Card and Match Day Misconduct Offence Regulations.
2.1 Pages 23 – 33. It is vital that ALL Red Cards that are issued are reported to the CDA
2.2 The Red card and Match Day Misconduct Offences are now published in the MRHA
Men’s League Handbook and the MRHA Handbook. The relevant report forms can be
downloaded from the Ethics and Equity section of the England Hockey web site.
2.2.1 The Red Card & Match Day Misconduct Report Form
2.2.2 The Disrepute Complaint Report Form
2.2.3 The Penalty Notification Form.
2.2.4 The Appeal Form
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CLUB IS FULLY AWARE OF THE PROCESSES
THAT ARE NOW IN PLACE FOR REPORTING OFFENCES UNDER THE NEW
3. ENER-G Midland Men’s League Handbooks.
These are now in the possession of all Men’s clubs. If you club has not yet received their
Handbooks please contact your County representative on the Men’s League Committee.
4 Web Sites
All clubs should be aware that the main communication medium being used for all Hockey
matters is now via relevant web sites. The main ones are:-
Proposed overall MRHA Regional web site [www.midland-hockey.org.uk]
England Hockey [www.englandhockey.co.uk]
Midland Men’s League [www.mrha.co.uk]
Midland Performance [www.midlands.singlesystem.co.uk]
Midland Umpires [www.mrhua.org.uk]
Midland Women’s League [www.mrhawl.co.uk]
Other sites can be accessed using the
“Links” section of the EHB site .[www.englandhockey.co.uk
5. Insurance. MRHA wishes to advise clubs to check the scope of their insurance cover for
Public Liability, especially with regard to the cover for club umpires. Many players, and
especially parents of young players, are not aware that they are not covered for Personal
Accident under the normal EH policy.
6 Single System.
Many of you will be aware that the “Single System” for young players is being fully
implemented this season 2009-2010.
The Futures Cup was held over the October Half Term and completes the process for
identifiying the potential England players for the summer fixtures in 2010.
There are Junior Development Centres [JDC] operating thoughout the Midland. The
contacts for the Developoment Groups are listed on page 36. Please note that the route
into the Junior Academy Centres [the ‘old’ county structure is ONLY through the the JDC
network. From the JAC competition programme will be the selection to players to be
further asses for the Junior Regional Performance Centres in May/June 2010.
7 Masters [Veterans] Hockey. [men & women]
COULD YOU PASS THIS INFORMATION ONTO ANY ELIGIBLE PLAYERS IN YOUR
CLUB. [NB The age qualificationn is to ATTAIN the age in the year of the t/ment]
There are now representative regional Masters tournament in 2010 for
Over 40’s [men] 01/02 May - Combined Services
Over 40’s [women] 11/12 June -Cannock
Over 45’s [women] 11/12 June -Cannock
Over 45’s [men] 08/09 May -Cannock
Over 50’s [men] 01/02 May -Highfields
Over 55’s [men] 08/09 May -Chelmsford
Over 60’s [men] 21.22 May -Cannock. [note change from dates
Over 65’s [men] 21/22 May - Cannock [printed in Handbook]
Would Clubs please let me know the full details of any player in your club who may wish to
be considered for the Midlands in any of the above age groups- preferably by E mail or
post to the MRHA Hon Secretary and copy to.
Lady Masters to Deb Wilkes – E mail email@example.com
[Please note that Deb Wilkes WILL NOT be organising the Regional Teams. ANY
Masters to Mike Greenhough- E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
[Christian name/surname/address/telephone/e-mail/d.o.b.] as this can be forwarded to the
8. Indoor Hockey.
The Midland Mens tournament is being organised on Saturday 11th December at Cocks
Moors Woods, Leisure Centre, Birmingham. A Women’s tournament has still to be
arranged. MRHA are grateful to Sarah Bush [Sarah_Bush22@btinternet.com ]for
undertaking on the task of organising the qualifying competitions for the Indoor National
League. Polease indicate any club interest direct to Sarah.
9. Midland Regional Office.
Please note the postal address for the Midland Regional office is:
Midland Office- England Hockey – The Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Ashby
Road, Loughborough, LE11.3TU. E mail Midlands@englandhockey.org.
Tel 01509 228676. Mobile 07966 305 857
Best wishes to you all for a successful hockey season
MRHA Hon Secretary