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YHA League Fixture Start Time and Venue Information
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According to League Rule 6.9a home teams must add start time and venue information to the YHA Website by the latest 14 days before the start of the season.
To date some clubs have already added their fixture information and we request to those that have yet to do this that if you have your start times and venue info available you add it to the YHA Website as soon as possible.
This helps away teams start to plan their season in more detail and also allows any clubs that produce a printed fixture card to include away match start times and venues to be included when they go to press.
We have a request from Gaenor Thompson of Grimsby HC: if you have the start time and venue info for any or all of your home matches against any Grimsby Men’s or Women’s teams, please email the information to her at -email- as soon as possible.

Please Note:
  • If your venue does not or cannot let you have start times for your fixtures for the whole season please add a note to each fixture stating something like ‘Start time not yet available.’
  • It would also be useful to let your away teams know by email that start times are not yet available.
  • If you cannot access your fixtures on the YHA Website to add start times and venue information for any reason please let me know.
  • Also, I am still willing to add your fixture information for you providing that you can supply it to me in an easy-to- understand format – this offer applies up to 31 August 2017.

Thanks
Andy Pettigrew
07936 515230
webmanager@yorkshireha.co.uk
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 26 July 2017 - 12:16:31;

YHA Handbook Club Information for 2017-2018 Season
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Many thanks to all the clubs who have already supplied their updated YHA HAndbook club information for the 2017-2018 season.
We still await full information from the following eight clubs: Barnsley, Ben Rhydding
(Men & Women), Burton Pidsea, Horsforth, Huddersfield Dragons, Kingston-upon-Hull (Men), Newland, and Pocklington - and request that this is provided by the end of this week (29 July 2017) at the latest
  • Please note that the email address supplied on the original email, dated 12 June 2017, to send information to, was incorrect. Please send club info to:
    webmanager@yorkshireha.co.uk
  • If you sent your information to the wrong address we would be grateful if you would resend it.
  • If you do not currently have a complete set of updated club information to send please submit what you do have by the end of this week and add ‘tbc’ or ‘to be confirmed’ against any incomplete entries.
Please contact me if you have any queries.

Thanks
Andy Pettigrew
07936 515230
webmanager@yorkshireha.co.uk
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 17 August 2017 - 13:15:25;

YHA Cups - Women's League Cup Fixtures Added to Website
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Fixtures for the Women's Yorkshire Cup, Yvonne Horner Shield and Division 5 Cup have been added to the YHA Website.
All participating clubs should have access to their home fixtures and should be able to add start times and venue information to these fixtures.
If you cannot do this contact Andy Pettigrew at -email- and he will fix it for you!
Fixtures for the Women's North Clubs Challenger will be added when available, as will those for the Women's Elite Cup and the Men's Champions Trophy and 1st XI Cup.

Men's League Cup C: Would participants please note that Round 1 takes place on 8 October with semi-finals on 22 October.
The finals of all League Cups and the Men's Masters Cup plus any League Play-Offs that may be needed will take place on the weekend of 21/22 April 2018.
The Schedule for the Cup Finals Weekend will be sorted out once all paricipants are known.
Click here for a list of YHA CUp Dates for the 2017-18 Season
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 04 August 2017 - 15:07:23;

England Hockey Championships
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www.englandhockey.co.uk 31.07.2017
England Hockey  are pleased to announce that the new England Hockey Championships
entry (for all age groups) is now live!
The England Hockey Championships are an exciting re-vamp of the existing Knockout Cup Competitions.

Click here for more information
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Tuesday 01 August 2017 - 11:59:52;

Training for Technical Officials
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If you have an interest in becoming an EH Technical Official or if you are already acting as a Match official for your club, or you may do so in the future, there are two events in Yorkshire to which you are invited, to receive practical training.
The dates are Saturday 2nd September 2017 at Wakefield Hockey Club and Saturday 16th September at Leeds University, Weetwood Playing Fields. Both events are all day.
If you are interested in attending either event please contact Mike Talbot, Regional Technical Officials Coordinator
Tel: 07986 943966 (m) or 01777 700316 (h) or: -email-
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 27 July 2017 - 11:18:28;

HockeyFest 2017
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HockeyFest 2017 sign up is now OPEN and the dates are August 19th to September 10th.
Hockey players across the country have informed us that having a friendly and social club is a key influence in their playing experience. Supported by Notts Sports, HockeyFest 17 is open to everyone and is a great opportunity for clubs to develop some club unity and enjoyment in the build up to the start of their season.
Hockey Fest 17 is focused on the friendly and social side of hockey where clubs open their doors to new and existing hockey players. If you are feeling inspired from the summer of hockey then Hockey Fest is a perfect way to join the hockey family. That can be from juniors to volunteering to parents coming back to the sport there is something for everyone.

Click here to sign your club up
There is a competition for clubs to win an athlete visit for HockeyFest 17 if you register your event with details before the 31 July 2017


The following clubs in Y&H have currently signed up:
•         City of York HC
•         Bradford HC
•         Rotherham HC
•         Scarborough HC
•         Wakefield HC
•         Thirsk HC
•         Sheffield Hallam HC

Why should my club host a HockeyFest?
We are in the 3rd year of supporting clubs to celebrate the start iof the season with current members and help welcome new ones. In 2015 we saw 336 clubs opened their doors and clubs are still seeing the benefit of taking part. In 2016 over 23,500 player took part in their local HockeyFest with 10% of them being new to hockey! Here are what the clubs said:

·         89% of clubs saw a positive impact on their club
·         97% would take part in HockeyFest again
·         100% of new players surveyed have gone on to join their local hockey club
·         Each HockeyFest obtained on average 10 new players
·         Approximately 23, 500 players attended HockeyFest
·         Approximately 2, 223 new players
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 24 July 2017 - 11:10:32;

COACHES FOR THE NHA PERFORMANCE CENTRES 2017-18
north.jpgCOACHES FOR THE NORTH HA PERFORMANCE CENTRES 2017-18
North RYUAG Website 22 June 2017
Applications are invited for coaching positions at the NHA Performance Centres (Durham, Leeds, Fylde and Manchester) for 2017-18.
Coaching takes place between September 2017 until July 2018 with evening and day coaching sessions plus three Cluster Competition days.
Applications are for Lead Coaches, Coaches and GK Coaches. We are also looking for additional cover coaches giving more opportunities for Performance coaching experience for coaches and for those who perhaps cannot commit to the whole programme.
The accompanying information letters give full details of the schedule, the PC structure and the coach specification. The closing date for applications is Monday17th July.

Click here for more information about these posts and for application forms
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 10 July 2017 - 10:58:22;

Coaching and Umpiring Courses & Workshops
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COACHING
08-Aug: UKCC England Hockey Session Coach - University of Leeds
05-Sep: Engaging Games for Children - Hymers College
10-Sep: Introduction to Hockey Coaching - Slazenger HC
Engaging Games for Children Harrogate HC – not yet available to book but likely to be online soon
Click here for more info: Coaching Courses
UMPIRING
17-Sep: Level 1 Umpire Course - Scarborough College
Click here for more info: Umpiring Courses
If anyone does have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me

Gary Johnson
EH North Relationship Manager
Mobile: 07702 258465
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 06 July 2017 - 13:17:11;

Rotherham Hockey Club - We're Coming Home...at 90!
rtm.jpgRotherham Hockey Club - We're Coming Home...at 90!
Rotherham Hockey Club, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, is delighted to announce that it will be returning to Rotherham to play home fixtures at a brand new hockey facility which is taking shape at West Bawtry Road, Rotherham.
The new facility, which is on the site of the old Aurora sports ground, is part of a joint venture with Sheffield Hallam University.
Click here for more information
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 06 July 2017 - 12:21:16;

Key Changes to England Hockey Regional Team
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from Shelley Watts, EH Regional Network Manager
You may be aware that EH have recently been updating the England Hockey strategy and have received our 4 year investments from Sport England and UK Sport. The picture is very positive overall for hockey, particularly in light of the broader landscape of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) in England. 
Since receiving our awards, the Board have reviewed the staffing structure at England Hockey and we are making some relatively minor changes across the organisation to ensure we are structured in the best way to deliver our strategy moving forwards.

What is changing?
The most relevant changes to you relate to the team of Relationship Managers and Administrators in the local offices.
One of the key risks to our sport going forward is pitch availability and development. Hockey has grown significantly since the 2012 Olympics and is due to continue following the gold medal win in Rio. To enable us to increase capacity to support facility development, we have reduced the number of Relationship Managers (RMs) from 12 roles (including 1 job share) to 10. We will be increasing our facilities team from 1 local officer to 3 Facilities RM roles. 
These changes mean that we will amend some of the geographical areas covered by the RMs.  The 3 Facilities RMs will not be tied to specific areas as we will be looking for them to have national coverage.
The number of Administrators in the regional offices will be reduced from 3 to 2 and we are adding an additional administrator to work on national participation programmes.
We are pleased to say that we have not lost any of the current regional team through this process and there is no reduction in head count.  The restructure is intended to provide better, more specific support to clubs as we continue to grow participation.  This structure was last refreshed in 2011 and we need to adapt to the changing needs of the sport.
See below for full text of the press release.


From: Shelley Watts
To: All Clubs
Sent: Monday, 3 July 2017, 12:04
Subject: Key changes to England Hockey Regional Team - North West


Dear All,

You may be aware that we have recently been updating the England Hockey strategy and have received our 4 year investments from Sport England and UK Sport. The picture is very positive overall for hockey, particularly in light of the broader landscape of NGBs in England. 

Since receiving our awards, the Board have reviewed the staffing structure at England Hockey and we are making some relatively minor changes across the organisation to ensure we are structured in the best way to deliver our strategy moving forwards.

What is changing?

The most relevant changes to you relate to the team of Relationship Managers and Administrators in the local offices.

One of the key risks to our sport going forward is pitch availability and development. Hockey has grown significantly since the 2012 Olympics and is due to continue following the gold medal win in Rio. To enable us to increase capacity to support facility development, we have reduced the number of Relationship Managers (RMs) from 12 roles (including 1 job share) to 10. We will be increasing our facilities team from 1 local officer to 3 Facilities RM roles. 

These changes mean that we will amend some of the geographical areas covered by the RMs.  The 3 Facilities RMs will not be tied to specific areas as we will be looking for them to have national coverage.

The number of Administrators in the regional offices will be reduced from 3 to 2 and we are adding an additional administrator to work on national participation programmes.

We are pleased to say that we have not lost any of the current regional team through this process and there is no reduction in head count.  The restructure is intended to provide better, more specific support to clubs as we continue to grow participation.  This structure was last refreshed in 2011 and we need to adapt to the changing needs of the sport.

What does this mean for your club or association?

Prior to these structural changes, we had employed Gary Johnson on a short term contract. We are delighted to announce that Gary has now been offered a permanent role within the team. He is hugely passionate about Hockey in Yorkshire and Humberside and has made a significant impact in a short amount of time. We hope you will continue to support him.

We also have good news to share in that the Regional team changes (going from 12 RMs to 10) has not impacted the North. There will still be 3 RMs covering the area. We feel that there is significant opportunity in the North and we are keen to invest time into growth over the next 4 to 10 years. We have attached contact details for our team below.

What can the Relationship Manager help you with?

As your Relationship Manager, Gary is your local contact for England Hockey related matters. He will try to help answer queries or resolve issues. Where this can’t be done, he will look to involve the relevant person within England Hockey to assist you.

We hope that you see your Relationship Manager as a trusted advisor who is able to help you and others maximise both short and long term opportunities. Their success is measured mostly on the growth of people playing hockey (as a sizeable proportion of our funding is from Sport England) and the support they provide. You may be aware of what they do and the team is increasingly focusing on :
1.    -> Running club forums where you can find out answers to issues and what other hockey clubs are doing
2.    -> Providing clubs with data and insight about their club and local area to help target opportunities
3.    -> Supporting club committees in turning their aims and ambitions into club development plans
4.    -> Helping clubs with Club School Links to grow sustainable junior sections and raise the club profile locally
5.    -> Guiding clubs through the new sleeker Club Mark process
6.    -> Partnership working with the Facilities RMs on pitch projects and playing pitch strategies
7.    -> Helping clubs make the most out of national campaigns and a big topic will be how your club can benefit from the Women’s World Cup next year.

What do I need to do?

We have sent this email to you as either the Chairperson, Secretary and Development Officer for your club. We would be grateful if you could circulate this wider so that people are aware of the changes. If you have recently changed your role within the committee and this no longer applies, please can you still circulate this and help by updating the club details in the EH Club Portal [link]. Thank you.

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you and to growing our wonderful sport.

Click here for England Hockey Regional Team Contacts

Kind regards
Shelley


Shelley Watts
Regional Network Manager

Direct: +44 (0)1628 897500

England Hockey, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR
Tel: +44 (0)1628 897500 | [link]
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 03 July 2017 - 13:14:07;

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