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Boys Under-12 YYHL Session on Sunday 20 January has been Cancelled

yhalogoblue.jpgBoys Under-12 YYHL Session on Sunday 20 January has been Cancelled
BOYS MAIN & U12 BOYS CONTACTS:
UThe niversity of Leeds University have cancelled the Yorkshire Youth Hockey League Boys Under-12 sessionh on Sunday 20 January due to bad weather Health & Safety issues.
We have decided that in view of the weather forecast for freezing temperatures and snow over the Staurday night into Sunday that CANCELLING both Leeds University and Leeds Adel HC would make sense.
Not sure about the rest of the County but Quensbury in Bradford already has a snow fall.
The roads are unlikely to be treated effectively with rock salt, so longer car journeys will become a little hairy and dangerous,  and the pitch at Leeds Adel HC too hard for safe play by the youngsters.
A chance for a lie in and keeping warm!!!

We will look to rearrange this Sunday's session to after Easter ......  perhaps to Sunday 28th April .....  the U10 Girls are also playing on this date.
Further confirmation after discussing with both UoL & LAHC.
Will use the Order of Play for Sunday's 20 Jan session at the next U12 Boys date on 10th February.

Cheers
Phil Thomas
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 18 January 2019 - 22:50:29;

The 2019 Rules Changes Deconstructed
fh_umpires.gifThe 2019 Rules Changes Deconstructed
www.npua.co.uk 21 December 2018
Our friend and colleague Keely Dunn has posted an excellent - and typically forthright - blog on the new 2019 rules on her FHUmpires website.
While we understand that the rules changes aren't due to be implemented in England this season, it will help us in our preparation for 2019/20 to understand all the changes, including the lesser ones that might have slipped under the radar so far. Keely's blog will undoubtedly help in that regard.
Enjoy!
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Tuesday 15 January 2019 - 13:29:59;

Kath Stephenson

Kath Stephenson
Just to let you all know that Ken Stephenson's wife Kath died peacefully on 28th December. Kath was a great support to Ken in the years when he did so much for YHA. They retired to be near son Nigel and his family in Market Rasen several years ago. The funeral is at Middle Rasen Methodist Church next Thursday at 11:30am. Family flowers only but donations in memory to be sent to J Marshall, Funeral Directors, 51 Queen Street, Market Rasen, LN8 3EN.
Please circulate this information to all Ken and Kath's friends in Yorkshire.
Peter Thompson
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 11 January 2019 - 09:48:05;

England Hockey Response To FIH's Proposed Rule Changes

bow_v_ls.jpgEngland Hockey Response To FIH's Proposed Rule Changes
Further to the FIH’s announcement on 18 December regarding changes to the rules of hockey from 1 January 2019, England Hockey confirms that no changes will be made to the domestic game during the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

The FIH has announced the following significant changes:
  • Match timings to be quarters, to mirror international game
  • Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges (PwGKP)
  • Amendments to Attacking Free Hits and Defending Free Hits within the 23m area
The announcement from the FIH can be found here or you can read in [Read the rest...] below
In recent years we have strived to apply a consistent set of rules throughout all levels of the sport. In normal circumstances England Hockey does not implement rule changes mid-season apart from where there are potential safety implications which require swifter action.
The changes proposed by the FIH have far reaching implications for the grass roots of hockey and therefore we intend to seek clarification on the rationale behind the decision as well as understand the potential impact of the rule changes amongst participants and officials at all levels. We will communicate more about this in early 2019.


Amendments to FIH Rules of Hockey to come into force on 1 January
www.fih.ch December 18, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland: Every second year, the Rules Committee of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) may make proposals to amend the rules of hockey. In 2018, the following proposals have been made by the Committee and approved by the Executive Board:

• Introduction of the match format of four quarters as standard
In international matches, teams have been playing four quarters for some years and it is felt that uniformity in match formats can be achieved when all match formats are based on a four quarter principle. Like in international matches, time is stopped between the awarding of a penalty corner and the taking of that penalty corner. Other than in international matches, where this is covered by FIH Tournament Regulations, time is not stopped to celebrate goals as this was introduced primarily for television coverage. The four quarters has additional advantages at junior levels of the sport in which coaches often umpire youth/school matches and the additional breaks provide for coaching opportunities.

• Removal of Goalkeeping privileges for substitute field player
A mandatory experiment, with effect from 1 January 2019, taking out the option for teams to play with a field player with goalkeeping privileges. Teams have now two options: they either play with a goalkeeper who wears full protective equipment comprising at least headgear, leg guards and kickers and who is also permitted to wear goalkeeping hand protectors and other protective equipment, or they play with only field players. Any change between these options should be treated as a substitution. It is hoped that this experimental rule will enhance safety as field players will no longer have goalkeeping privileges so will not be entitled to use their body to stop shots at goal and it also enhances the promotion of the sport by eliminating the issue of outfield players wearing other shirts to indicate goalkeeping privileges.

• Defending free hits within 5 meters of the circle
The explanation for how to treat free hits for the attacker close to the circle has been changed in Rules 13.2.f. It has now been made clear that players other than the attacker taking the free hit must be at least five meters away, including when they are in their circle. If the attacker however chooses to take the free hit immediately, then defenders who are inside the circle and within five meters from the ball may shadow around the inside of the circle as per the explanation of the rule before 2019. This has the advantage of not preventing the quickly taken free hit which has been widely welcomed by coaches and players, whilst maintaining the 5m rule used everywhere else on the pitch to provide space for the free hit taker.

• Free hits awarded inside the defensive circle
As in Indoor Hockey a defender may now take a free hit awarded in the circle anywhere inside the circle or up to 15 meters from the back-line in line with the location of the offence, parallel to the side-line.

• Completion of a penalty corner
Rule 13.6 that described the completion of a penalty corner for substitution purposes and for a penalty corner at the end of a period, has been deleted. The option that a penalty corner is completed when the ball travels outside the circle for the second time, no longer exists.

These amendments will come into force on 1 January (not in England - see EH article on previous page).

These detailed revisions to the Rules of Hockey will be available from Friday 21st December on the FIH Rules app which can be downloaded here for the iOS version or here for the Android version.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 20 December 2018 - 13:58:42;

Grace Millane

grace_millane_5cm.jpgGrace Millane
Grace Millane was a beautiful young woman who spent her three years at Lincoln University as a cherished member of the University Hockey Club and Lindum HC.

Upon learning the tragic news, the society have decided to raise money in Grace’s honour for both a Lincolnshire based cancer charity - Candles (from the funds raised on Wednesday), and the Lucie Blackman trust, who support British victims overseas and have supported her family during this time. ULHC held a friendly hockey match on Wednesday 12th December to raise money in addition to the online campaign.

Any support is greatly appreciated, whether that be a donation or simply sharing this campaign.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 17 December 2018 - 12:40:44;

Frank Ramsbottom

Frank Ramsbottom

Chapeltown Hockey Club
Arrangements have now been finalised for the funeral of Frank Ramsbottom our former chairman, long serving player and supporter.
His funeral will be at 11.45hrs on the 14th January at the United Reform Church, Wickersley Rd, Rotherham, S60 4JN. There will be a buffet afterwards.

Chapeltown Hockey Club  are sad to announce the death of Frank Ramsbottom who died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning 15th December.
Frank was one of the original members of Chapeltown Hockey Club and served as Chairman, player, Captain and supporter of all teams in the club ( in all weathers).
Chapeltown Hockey Club will miss his humour and stories, our condolences go to his wife Pam and his daughter Heather and her family.
Funeral arrangements will be posted when they are known.

Mike Foster
Chairman
Chapeltown Hockey Club

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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 17 December 2018 - 12:27:17;

Congratulations and Good Luck to Dan Barstow
image-15352-orig.jpgCongratulations and Good Luck to Dan Barstow

Dan is England's Umpire representative at the current Men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India.

You can follow his tournament progress here and also on Instagram (A great post on where his umpire career started in the Yorkshire Youth League!)

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Posted by Jon Bray on Saturday 01 December 2018 - 22:49:01;

YHUA Whistler November 2018

yhua.gifwhistler_181118.jpgYHUA Whistler November 2018
A new edition of The Whistler, the newsletter of the YHUA, is attached.  Hope you enjoy reading it and if you have any ideas for items for the next issue, please let me know.
Alistair Copeland - Sec. YHUA
yhua.secretary@yorkshireha.co.uk
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 12:57:34;

A thank you from Rotherham Hockey Club to the Hockey Family
A thank you from Rotherham Hockey Club to the Hockey Family

chris_parke1.jpg Rotherham Hockey Club would like to extend its sincere thanks to the many individuals and clubs throughout Yorkshire and beyond who have so graciously offered their support.

The many postings of encouragement and comfort offered to Chris Parke and his family has been quite incredible. Chris and his parents have asked that we thank everyone for all the kind messages of support and good wishes at this difficult time.

(Chris is seen here proudly displaying the signed 30thAnniversary GB shirt that was kindly donated by Great Britain and England legend Barry Middleton)

Chris suffered a major neck injury in a most unfortunate accident and has been hospitalised since this incident some 15 weeks ago. He is currently making steady, but slow progress, with very limited movement above his waist. Now that he is off the ventilator, Chris is able to talk, albeit with some difficulty and is now able to eat solid food. 21 year old Chris has been a club member since he was about 8 years old and has been a regular in the Men’s 2nd team. He has also been supporting the coaching of our youth section. Over the years, Chris has made many friends at the club and we are all eager to help him and his parents Kath and Ian through this turbulent time in their lives. Rotherham Hockey Club is aware that Chris and his family will need a tremendous amount of support for them to deal with the after-effects of this tragic injury. In offering support, the club has recently undertaken a “Sponsored Walk” to raise funds for Chris. At this time it is unknown how much money has been raised, but it looks like being a substantial sum. Other events, including a ”Hockeyathon” on 15th December along with a quiz/social night in the evening of the same day are planned.

A special guest speaker; Gavin Featherstone, himself a former England international player, who turned to coaching and is recognised as one of the most travelled and respected international coaches, will be giving a special presentation at the home of Rotherham Hockey Club on Friday 30th November. 50% of all book sales is being very kindly donated by Gavin. Please support this event by booking your place asap.

Entry is free, just follow the link below to book your place:

Alternatively email: -email-

All events can be viewed and booked via our club website: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/rotherhamhockeyclub/

Social media, local press and radio will also be used to promote these events so please keep an eye and ear open for them.

We would like to especially thank Barry Middleton; England and GB’s most capped player. Barry has been absolutely brilliant in his unstinting support; he has brought Chris’s plight to the attention of the GB/England squads whose willingness to become involved cannot be overstated. Andy Halliday, GB’s team manager, along with the likes of George Pinner and other squad members have very kindly supported our appeals. All of these individuals and others, are supplying signed items that we will be auctioning to raise additional funds for Chris and his family. We cannot thank them enough!

In addition to this, Yorkshire Hockey Association President, Jon Bray (a former Rotherham player and a current Vice President) is contacting all the England Hockey Premier League Clubs to hopefully obtain signed National League shirts we can also auction to raise additional funds.

Furthermore, offers of help and donations have been received from many supporters and players of hockey who themselves do not know Chris – their kindness and comforting words, has been overwhelming. This kind of effort and support simply highlights what a close-knit community the hockey world is. Rotherham Hockey Club and I in particular, cannot express how grateful we are. A simple thank you does not suffice, but it’s all we have.

Just Giving website has been set up if anyone who wishes to contribute to the fund.

Yours sincerely.
James A Swinscoe
Chairman. Rotherham Hockey Club.
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Posted by Jon Bray on Tuesday 20 November 2018 - 16:07:41;

Rotherham Hockey Club to host an evening with Gav and friends
an_evening_with_gav_and_friends.jpgrtm.jpgRotherham Hockey Club to host an evening with Gav and friends

It's with great excitement we welcome well-known and well-travelled hockey coach and author Gavin Featherstone and his friends Gavin needs little introduction to the hockey fraternity.

A former England international player, he turned to coaching and is one of the most travelled and respected international coaches. Gavin is a free thinker who is always prepared to make a comment, so we look forward to welcoming him and listening to his views on the world of hockey.

All hockey fans far and wide, indeed any sportsperson are welcome to attend and meet Gavin, who will also be signing copies of his latest book Hockey in the Blood. Gavin's latest book contains a unique and engaging collection of stories where hockey transports us into the lives of a curious and extraordinary bunch of people - with fun, suspense and excitement for these stories are about life.


As a very kind gesture, Gavin has agreed that 50% of book sales on the evening will go towards the Chris Parke rehabilitation fund. Entry is free, just follow the link below to book your place:
Alternatively you can email and state your name and the number of places required: -email-

Date: Friday 30th November 2018
Start time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Sheffield Hallam Uni Sports Park, Bawtry Road, S9 1UA

It's an evening that promises not to be missed so please book your place as soon as possible.


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Posted by Jon Bray on Thursday 15 November 2018 - 17:15:34;

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