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14th JanMid-week University hockey

The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) governing body have announced that all league and knockout competitions for their members have been cancelled for the 2020/21 season. Full details can be found by clicking on the link.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More
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The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) governing body have announced that all league and knockout competitions for their members have been cancelled for the 2020/21 season. Full details can be found by clicking on the link.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More
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The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) governing body have announced that all league and knockout competitions for their members have been cancelled for the 2020/21 season. Full details can be found by clicking on the link.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More
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23rd Dec

(2020)
Trysports league fixtures

Please see below an announcement from the Trysports league committee -

Given the recent Government announcements increasing the Tier status of many areas in the South and specifically in our League, we have taken the decision to suspend league hockey during January. During the next few weeks we will work up a plan in readiness to re-start the season when we are given the go-ahead to do so.

There will be no League matches in January 2021.

We will plan to resume league matches sometime in February, we will share further information with clubs once we have developed our plan. Any plans the League makes are subject to change if revised Government guidelines and/or England Hockey guidelines are issued

OHUA Webmaster
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Please see below an announcement from the Trysports league committee -

Given the recent Government announcements increasing the Tier status of many areas in the South and specifically in our League, we have taken the decision to suspend league hockey during January. During the next few weeks we will work up a plan in readiness to re-start the season when we are given the go-ahead to do so.

There will be no League matches in January 2021.

We will plan to resume league matches sometime in February, we will share further information with clubs once we have developed our plan. Any plans the League makes are subject to change if revised Government guidelines and/or England Hockey guidelines are issued

OHUA Webmaster
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

Please see below an announcement from the Trysports league committee -

Given the recent Government announcements increasing the Tier status of many areas in the South and specifically in our League, we have taken the decision to suspend league hockey during January. During the next few weeks we will work up a plan in readiness to re-start the season when we are given the go-ahead to do so.

There will be no League matches in January 2021.

We will plan to resume league matches sometime in February, we will share further information with clubs once we have developed our plan. Any plans the League makes are subject to change if revised Government guidelines and/or England Hockey guidelines are issued

OHUA Webmaster
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21st Dec

(2020)
Tier 4 guidance

EH has published a set of FAQs covering the Tier 4 situation. Please follow the link for the most up to date guidance. ... More

EH has published a set of FAQs covering the Tier 4 situation. Please follow the link for the most up to date guidance. ... More

EH has published a set of FAQs covering the Tier 4 situation. Please follow the link for the most up to date guidance. ... More

21st Dec

(2020)
Christmas greetings

As we approach the Christmas break it is time to reflect on the year, and what a rather unusual year it was. We have supported hockey as the third team always does, and enabled a good number of matches to be played before the pre-Christmas shut down when most of us went into Tier 4. What happens in the New Year will remain a mystery for a while yet but, even if leagues don't restart for a while, there are likely to be friendly games where we can support and keep our umpiring skills ticking over.

Thanks to you all for your support this year, making yourselves available and often being willing and able to shift appointments at very short notice as dictated by the needs of appointing, otherwise known as the game of Human Jenga.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - whatever that may hold for us all.

As we approach the Christmas break it is time to reflect on the year, and what a rather unusual year it was. We have supported hockey as the third team always does, and enabled a good number of matches to be played before the pre-Christmas shut down when most of us went into Tier 4. What happens in the New Year will remain a mystery for a while yet but, even if leagues don't restart for a while, there are likely to be friendly games where we can support and keep our umpiring skills ticking over.

Thanks to you all for your support this year, making yourselves available and often being willing and able to shift appointments at very short notice as dictated by the needs of appointing, otherwise known as the game of Human Jenga.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - whatever that may hold for us all.

As we approach the Christmas break it is time to reflect on the year, and what a rather unusual year it was. We have supported hockey as the third team always does, and enabled a good number of matches to be played before the pre-Christmas shut down when most of us went into Tier 4. What happens in the New Year will remain a mystery for a while yet but, even if leagues don't restart for a while, there are likely to be friendly games where we can support and keep our umpiring skills ticking over.

Thanks to you all for your support this year, making yourselves available and often being willing and able to shift appointments at very short notice as dictated by the needs of appointing, otherwise known as the game of Human Jenga.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - whatever that may hold for us all.

14th Dec

(2020)
Level 1 Success

Congratulations to Andrew Farrow and Rob Mortimer of Henley HC, and Michiel Knaapen of Wallingford HC who all successfully completed their Level 1 assessments on Saturday, just in time for Christmas.

Well done.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
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Congratulations to Andrew Farrow and Rob Mortimer of Henley HC, and Michiel Knaapen of Wallingford HC who all successfully completed their Level 1 assessments on Saturday, just in time for Christmas.

Well done.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
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Congratulations to Andrew Farrow and Rob Mortimer of Henley HC, and Michiel Knaapen of Wallingford HC who all successfully completed their Level 1 assessments on Saturday, just in time for Christmas.

Well done.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
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3rd Dec

(2020)
Returning to hockey after second lockdown

Ahead of the end of the second lockdown on 2nd December EH published guidance last week on the impact that the tier system would have on hockey. After receiving further clarity from the government they have updated their guidance today and the full details can be found on the EH website using the attached link. Please note that umpires are classified as volunteers.

If you have any questions relating to your role as umpires please contact our Covid Officer, Hatty Wood, by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk

Follow the guidelines and stay safe.

Mark Cumming
OHUA webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

Ahead of the end of the second lockdown on 2nd December EH published guidance last week on the impact that the tier system would have on hockey. After receiving further clarity from the government they have updated their guidance today and the full details can be found on the EH website using the attached link. Please note that umpires are classified as volunteers.

If you have any questions relating to your role as umpires please contact our Covid Officer, Hatty Wood, by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk

Follow the guidelines and stay safe.

Mark Cumming
OHUA webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

Ahead of the end of the second lockdown on 2nd December EH published guidance last week on the impact that the tier system would have on hockey. After receiving further clarity from the government they have updated their guidance today and the full details can be found on the EH website using the attached link. Please note that umpires are classified as volunteers.

If you have any questions relating to your role as umpires please contact our Covid Officer, Hatty Wood, by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk

Follow the guidelines and stay safe.

Mark Cumming
OHUA webmaster ... More
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2nd Nov

(2020)
Level 1 Success

Congratulations to Matt McKeown from Oxford HC who successfully completed his Level 1 assessment on Saturday, just avoiding the lockdown.

Well done.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
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Congratulations to Matt McKeown from Oxford HC who successfully completed his Level 1 assessment on Saturday, just avoiding the lockdown.

Well done.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

Congratulations to Matt McKeown from Oxford HC who successfully completed his Level 1 assessment on Saturday, just avoiding the lockdown.

Well done.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
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2nd Nov

(2020)
Appointments Cancelled

In light of the announcement last night from EH, all appointments until 4 Dec have been cancelled. Thanks for all your efforts to date, and hopefully we'll be back on the pitch soon.
Best
James
OHUA Appointments Sec
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In light of the announcement last night from EH, all appointments until 4 Dec have been cancelled. Thanks for all your efforts to date, and hopefully we'll be back on the pitch soon.
Best
James
OHUA Appointments Sec
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

In light of the announcement last night from EH, all appointments until 4 Dec have been cancelled. Thanks for all your efforts to date, and hopefully we'll be back on the pitch soon.
Best
James
OHUA Appointments Sec
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1st Nov

(2020)
Hockey suspenstion

Following the announcement of the national lockdown England Hockey has announced that there will be no club or community hockey from 5th November until after 4th December at the earliest. Stay safe and keep fit everyone, and thanks for your help in supporting hockey so far.

Following the announcement of the national lockdown England Hockey has announced that there will be no club or community hockey from 5th November until after 4th December at the earliest. Stay safe and keep fit everyone, and thanks for your help in supporting hockey so far.

Following the announcement of the national lockdown England Hockey has announced that there will be no club or community hockey from 5th November until after 4th December at the earliest. Stay safe and keep fit everyone, and thanks for your help in supporting hockey so far.

31st Oct

(2020)
Level 2 success

Congratulations to Laurence Kimberley who passed his Level 2 assessment today at Woking and now joins the South men's panel.

Well done Laurence.

Congratulations to Laurence Kimberley who passed his Level 2 assessment today at Woking and now joins the South men's panel.

Well done Laurence.

Congratulations to Laurence Kimberley who passed his Level 2 assessment today at Woking and now joins the South men's panel.

Well done Laurence.

26th Oct

(2020)
Level 1 success

Congratulations to Odette Dawkins from Abingdon HC and Jon Grocock and Matt Herbert from Henley HC who have successsfully completed their Level 1 assessments. Well done all three of you.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

Congratulations to Odette Dawkins from Abingdon HC and Jon Grocock and Matt Herbert from Henley HC who have successsfully completed their Level 1 assessments. Well done all three of you.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

Congratulations to Odette Dawkins from Abingdon HC and Jon Grocock and Matt Herbert from Henley HC who have successsfully completed their Level 1 assessments. Well done all three of you.

Ray Hipkin
OHUA Lead Coach
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24th Oct

(2020)
Level 2 success

Congratulations to Phil Hills who passed his Level 2 assessment today at Henley and now joins the South men's panel.

Well done Phil.

Congratulations to Phil Hills who passed his Level 2 assessment today at Henley and now joins the South men's panel.

Well done Phil.

Congratulations to Phil Hills who passed his Level 2 assessment today at Henley and now joins the South men's panel.

Well done Phil.

10th Oct

(2020)
Level 2 success

Congratulations to Hatty Wood who passed her Level 2 assessment today and now joins the South women's panel. Well done Hatty.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster
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Congratulations to Hatty Wood who passed her Level 2 assessment today and now joins the South women's panel. Well done Hatty.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster
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Congratulations to Hatty Wood who passed her Level 2 assessment today and now joins the South women's panel. Well done Hatty.

Mark
OHUA Webmaster
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29th Sep

(2020)
England Hockey Update on Covid-19

In their latest update on Covid-19 EH have asked us to remind members that as with pre-match and post-match discussions with your colleague and/or coach, social distancing measures still apply to umpires, as well as officials and players, when the ball is not in play during the game.
Full details of the latest guidance from EH can be found on their website using the attached link.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

In their latest update on Covid-19 EH have asked us to remind members that as with pre-match and post-match discussions with your colleague and/or coach, social distancing measures still apply to umpires, as well as officials and players, when the ball is not in play during the game.
Full details of the latest guidance from EH can be found on their website using the attached link.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

In their latest update on Covid-19 EH have asked us to remind members that as with pre-match and post-match discussions with your colleague and/or coach, social distancing measures still apply to umpires, as well as officials and players, when the ball is not in play during the game.
Full details of the latest guidance from EH can be found on their website using the attached link.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Webmaster ... More
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25th Sep

(2020)
SCHUA Young Umpire of the Year 2019/20

At last night's SCHUA AGM Sam Church won the South Young Umpire of the Year Award. Last season saw Sam pass his Level 2 assessment at the age of 16 and he went on to umpire at a number of national finals at Lee Valley and Reading.
Congratulations and well done Sam.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Young Umpire Coordinator
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At last night's SCHUA AGM Sam Church won the South Young Umpire of the Year Award. Last season saw Sam pass his Level 2 assessment at the age of 16 and he went on to umpire at a number of national finals at Lee Valley and Reading.
Congratulations and well done Sam.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Young Umpire Coordinator
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

At last night's SCHUA AGM Sam Church won the South Young Umpire of the Year Award. Last season saw Sam pass his Level 2 assessment at the age of 16 and he went on to umpire at a number of national finals at Lee Valley and Reading.
Congratulations and well done Sam.

Mark Cumming
OHUA Young Umpire Coordinator
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24th Sep

(2020)
EH communication on Sanctions for Covid 19 related offences

The National Disciplinary Panel has recommended that the following penalties should be imposed as the MINIMUM periods of suspension for Red Card / Matchday Misconduct Offences where the behaviour in question amounts to breach of Covid 19 protocols:-

Regulation 6.5(a) offences:- 45 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(b) offences:- 60 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(c) offences:- 90 Days suspension

The NDP is fully aware that the recommended minimum penalties set out above exceed the mandatory minimum sanctions for each category of offence as set out in the Red Card/ MMO Regulations, but feel that the threat of a significant period of suspension is necessary in order to persuade everyone to take their responsibilities seriously and to observe the current Covid 19 protocols to the letter. The summary above also deliberately excludes any reference to Regulation 6.5(d) cases on the basis that breaches of Covid 19 protocols could NOT be regarded as minor offences and that any report from an umpire referring to Reg 6.5(d) in the context of Covid 19 would result in the offence being placed in one of the other three categories and penalised accordingly.

Finally, a reminder that the Disrepute Offence Complaint Regulations are very specific in saying that where the conduct which constitutes the disrepute offence amounts to conduct which would be viewed as a Red Card/ MMO then similar penalties should follow.

Norman Stott
EH National Discipline Officer and Chair of the NDP
18th Sept 2020
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

The National Disciplinary Panel has recommended that the following penalties should be imposed as the MINIMUM periods of suspension for Red Card / Matchday Misconduct Offences where the behaviour in question amounts to breach of Covid 19 protocols:-

Regulation 6.5(a) offences:- 45 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(b) offences:- 60 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(c) offences:- 90 Days suspension

The NDP is fully aware that the recommended minimum penalties set out above exceed the mandatory minimum sanctions for each category of offence as set out in the Red Card/ MMO Regulations, but feel that the threat of a significant period of suspension is necessary in order to persuade everyone to take their responsibilities seriously and to observe the current Covid 19 protocols to the letter. The summary above also deliberately excludes any reference to Regulation 6.5(d) cases on the basis that breaches of Covid 19 protocols could NOT be regarded as minor offences and that any report from an umpire referring to Reg 6.5(d) in the context of Covid 19 would result in the offence being placed in one of the other three categories and penalised accordingly.

Finally, a reminder that the Disrepute Offence Complaint Regulations are very specific in saying that where the conduct which constitutes the disrepute offence amounts to conduct which would be viewed as a Red Card/ MMO then similar penalties should follow.

Norman Stott
EH National Discipline Officer and Chair of the NDP
18th Sept 2020
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

The National Disciplinary Panel has recommended that the following penalties should be imposed as the MINIMUM periods of suspension for Red Card / Matchday Misconduct Offences where the behaviour in question amounts to breach of Covid 19 protocols:-

Regulation 6.5(a) offences:- 45 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(b) offences:- 60 Days suspension
Regulation 6.5(c) offences:- 90 Days suspension

The NDP is fully aware that the recommended minimum penalties set out above exceed the mandatory minimum sanctions for each category of offence as set out in the Red Card/ MMO Regulations, but feel that the threat of a significant period of suspension is necessary in order to persuade everyone to take their responsibilities seriously and to observe the current Covid 19 protocols to the letter. The summary above also deliberately excludes any reference to Regulation 6.5(d) cases on the basis that breaches of Covid 19 protocols could NOT be regarded as minor offences and that any report from an umpire referring to Reg 6.5(d) in the context of Covid 19 would result in the offence being placed in one of the other three categories and penalised accordingly.

Finally, a reminder that the Disrepute Offence Complaint Regulations are very specific in saying that where the conduct which constitutes the disrepute offence amounts to conduct which would be viewed as a Red Card/ MMO then similar penalties should follow.

Norman Stott
EH National Discipline Officer and Chair of the NDP
18th Sept 2020
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1st Sep

(2020)
Covid-19 update - new OHUA contact.

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe environment for hockey to be played in. As part of these requirements we have appointed Hatty Wood as OHUA's Covid Officer and she can be contacted by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk if you have any specific questions regarding arrangements for umpires taking appointments or feedback on clubs.

Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. Our thanks to those of you who have already submitted a form. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for co-operation and support.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe environment for hockey to be played in. As part of these requirements we have appointed Hatty Wood as OHUA's Covid Officer and she can be contacted by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk if you have any specific questions regarding arrangements for umpires taking appointments or feedback on clubs.

Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. Our thanks to those of you who have already submitted a form. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for co-operation and support.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe environment for hockey to be played in. As part of these requirements we have appointed Hatty Wood as OHUA's Covid Officer and she can be contacted by e-mailing Covid-19@oxfordshirehua.co.uk if you have any specific questions regarding arrangements for umpires taking appointments or feedback on clubs.

Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. Our thanks to those of you who have already submitted a form. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for co-operation and support.
Mark
OHUA Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

18th Aug

(2020)
Covid-19 update.

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe enviroment for hockey to be played in.
Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for cooperation and support.
Mark
Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe enviroment for hockey to be played in.
Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for cooperation and support.
Mark
Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

As a result of the move by EH to Step 4 of their return to hockey plan they have published detailed information specifying requirements for clubs, and individuals, to ensure a safe enviroment for hockey to be played in.
Please note that umpires are required to complete a Participation Agreement on the EH website, specifying Oxfordshire HUA as the organising body, before they can be appointed to any matches. The link will take you to the main Covid-19 support page on the EH website where all relevant information may be found, including specific guidance for umpires.

Thank you for cooperation and support.
Mark
Webmaster ... More
News item loaded by Oxfordshire HUA

2nd Oct

(2018)
Filing a Disrepute Form with EH

If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above ... More
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If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above ... More
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If you need to file a Disrepute form , you should now send it to
Jenny Agnew, Head of Governance, England Hockey

jenny.agnew@englandhockey.co.uk

The full Disrepute Regulations can be found at the link above ... More
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5th Nov

(2017)
Joining Berkshire HUA

Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.

Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.

Any umpire wishing to join BHUA should email the Membership Secretary on graeme.whc@gmail.com with the following details:

Name, Contact email address, Contact number, EH Number and status e.g. Level 1 unassessed, Date of Birth and Club Association (if any).

There is an annual membership fee of £10 (Free for U18s) and payment details will be provided via return email.