Sussex Hockey Association


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Can all clubs please make sure that their details on fixtures live are up to date to enable fixture secretaries to get in touch if needed re dates/times/venues of fixtures.
Latest County News
AGM 2016 (published 07-Jun-16)

Sussex Hockey Association A.G.M.

The Agenda and Nomination form for the 2016 AGM being held on Thursday 30th June 2016 (19:30 for a 19:45 Start) are available on the management page along with the minutes from last season.

St Francis Social Club, Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 4EX

 read more ...
Inter County Championships (published 31-May-16)
Sussex narrowly lost 2-0 to Yorkshire in the semi-finals played at Cannock H.C on 21st May. Later in the day Yorkshire defeated Kent to claim the Championship.
Congratulations to all the Sussex Team for reaching the Semi-Finals. 
Inter County Championship (published 10-May-16)
At last weekends Preliminary Round the Sussex Men’s Team under the new Coach Peter Thomas assisted by Team Manager Frank George topped their group (results below) and now go on to play Yorkshire in the semi-finals at Cannock on the 21st May 2016, if they win that match the final is later the same day against either Kent or Durham.

Group A pool 2:
Sussex 4 - 3 Norfolk
Sussex 5 – 1 Lincolnshire
Sussex 5 – 4 Kent
Sussex 1 – 2 Hertfordshire
Important County Meetings (published 03-May-16)

Sussex Boys Development League

The Annual League Meeting has been organised for 19:30 on Monday the 23rd May 2016.
St Francis Social Club, Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 4EX

Sussex Ladies Competition Meeting 

The Annual Ladies Competition Meeting will be held on 24th May 2016 19:30 for a 19:45 Start
St Francis Social Club, Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 4EX

Sussex Hockey Association A.G.M

Has been organised for the Thursday 30th June 2016 19:30 for a 19:45 Start

St Francis Social Club, Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 4EX

Ladies KO finals (published 03-May-16)

Ladies KO Finals

The Ladies KO finals take place this Saturday May 7th at Lewes. The running order is:

Vase 11:00 Mid Sussex 2s v Crowborough 2s
Plate 12:30 South Saxons 1s v Southwick 1s 
Cup 14:30 East Grinstead 1s v Horsham 1s  
Mens KO Final 2016 Schedule (published 17-Apr-16)
The following link will give you access to the Mens KO Final 2016 Schedule and teamsheet that needs completing. read more ...
Men's KO Final details (published 17-Apr-16)
At Lewes HC, the playing order is:

Saturday 23rd




3rdXI Cup




Brighton & Hove

Development Cup U14





U21 Cup





Development Cup U16


Mid Sussex



2nd XI Cup


East Grinstead



Sunday 24th




4thXI Cup





1stXI Plate





Vets Cup




Brighton & Hove

1st XI Cup






JDC Entry form and Newsltter (published 10-Apr-16)
The 2017 JDC entry form and newsletter are now available in the downloads section of the Junior page. Click the link to go to this page. read more ...
Mens KO Finals 2016 (published 29-Feb-16)
The County Men's KO Finals will be at Lewec HC (please note this is a switch from East Grinstead HC) Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2016 
Level 1 umpiring course (published 29-Feb-16)
There is a Level 1 umpiring course being held at Saxons on 17th April 2016. For details and booking visit the EH website - read more ...
Sussex Mens Senior Coach appointment (published 29-Feb-16)
At the Sussex Committee Meeting on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Peter Thomas was confirmed as the new Men’s County Coach. 
AS from THIS FRIDAY, 26th FEBRUARY, England Hockey have adopted the following change to the rules:

This is a change to rule 13.2 which relates to the taking of the attacking free hit within 5 metres of the circle and will be implemented AT ALL LEVELS OF THE 11 A-A-SIDE game in England

13.2 c. when a free hit is awarded to the attack within the 23 metres area, all players other than the player taking the free hit must be at least 5 metres from the ball, except as specifically indicated below for attacking free hits awarded within 5 metres of the circle

13.4 f. from a free hit awarded to the attack within the 23 metres area, the ball must not be played into the circle until IT HAS TRAVELLED AT LEAST 5 METRES OR HAS BEEN TOUCHED BY A PLAYER OF THE DEFENDING TEAM.

However, please note that, if there is a stoppage in time between the awarding of the free hit and the re-starting play, then ALL the players, INCLUDING THE DEFENDERS IN THE CIRCLE must be at least 5 metres away.

This means that a player taking the hit will not be able to move the ball a metre for another player to run on to the pass and play the ball straight in to the circle.

Mens Cup U21, Vets, 4s (published 27-Jan-16)
The following dates have been set for the various competitions:

U21 March 20th 2016 at Eastbourne College and Eastbourne HC 
Vets Cup 13th March 2016 at Lewes HC and Eastbourne HC
4thXI Cup 16th April 2016 at Brighton and Hove HC on both pitches

Please could Clubs email if they wish  to enter the above cups
please reply by 1st March 2016 

More details will follow but the proposed format is 2 pools of round robin games, winner of each pool will play at finals weekend 23-24 April At East Grinstead HC 

Mens Cup Sec
Sussex Umpires - Young Umpires Level 1 Course (published 11-Jan-16)
(Aged 14 to 18 only)
TUES FEB 16th 2016  from 9.30 to 17.00
See the attached document for details. read more ...
Mens KO finals (published 07-Jan-16)
Men's KO Finals will be at East Grinstead HC Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th April 2016 
JRPC Coaches wanted (published 22-Dec-15)
The South are working with England Hockey to recruit coaches for South JRPC centers. Details can be found on their site read more ...
Hockey matches involving under 18 players (published 30-Nov-15)
There has been a very important update from Southern Counties Hockey Association regarding goalkeepers in junior (under 18) games. A fully kitted goalkeeper is no longer a mandatory requirement but a strong recommendation.
The appendices to the SCHA Child Protection Guidelines are now as follows.

Appendix 1
Instruction regarding Head Injuries
This instruction applies to all junior hockey played within the jurisdiction of the Southern Counties HA and is a part of the Association’s Child Protection Guidelines. It also applies to any junior player injured in a senior match.
Any player receiving a head injury MUST be removed from the field of play by the coach/manager as soon as it is medically safe to do so and qualified medical opinion attention sought from an A&E department or a registered medical practitioner.
Umpires officiating at junior games are instructed not to permit the match to continue until the injured player has been removed and not to allow the injured player to return to the field of play during the course of the game.
In tournament hockey it is conceivable that an injured player will receive attention and be passed fit for play. Tournament directors/organisers must be sure that proper medical treatment/advice has been sought before allowing the player to participate further in the tournament.

Appendix 2
Goalkeepers in Junior Hockey
The Southern Counties Hockey Association strongly recommends that all teams playing 11 a side matches where all, or a substantial proportion are under 18 should always use a fully equipped goalkeeper.

For the avoidance of doubt, the junior game is played under the standard Rules of Hockey. There are no variations for the junior game and, as per the ruling of the South Council earlier this month, if a goalkeeper is injured or suspended then the team has the option of bringing on a substitute goalkeeper who is already kitted up or playing with a kicking back (or with 11 outfield players). The previous South regulation that all teams must play with a fully kitted goalkeeper is no longer a stipulation, rather a recommendation. Time must not be stopped for someone else to get kitted up. 
England Hockey News

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The Hockey Museum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for digitising its old hockey films

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100

First win for England boys at the EuroHockey Youth Championships

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Young Englishmen hold on for Dutch draw in Ireland

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Win over hosts Ireland in EuroHockey Youth Championships

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100

England youth battle to deserved draw with Germany in Antwerp

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Club Announcements
Southwick Hockey Club - Players needed - 12 June 2016
Players needed all abilities men or women  - we train on Wednesdays all summer 7.30-9.00 at PACA, BN41 2WS and will have focused mens training on Monday nights starting in August.

We want players who want to improve and strengthen our 1st XI who are aiming for promotion back to the Kent/Sussex league.

We can offer inexpensive regular social hockey as well - we are expanding our men's section to 4 teams this season to facilitate this. A mens 4th XI goalkeeper is particularly needed - this would suit a young player wanting to move through the teams or an older player who wants to play socially at a lower level. 

Our ladies section are keen for new players of all abilities to help them grow their teams as well

phone: Saul 07763 714441
Coach wanted at Easbourne HC - 10 April 2016
Attached is an advert for the head coach position at Eastbourne HC. read more ...
Ladies Keeper wanted - 02 September 2015
Crowborough Hockey Club are recruiting for a ladies goalie! We play in Sussex League Division 1 and are looking for a goalie who wants to play in a competitive league but have fun with a great team at the same time! Please contact Naomi if you are interested on or 07530529914. 
Players and Umpire wanted - Ladies Hockey - 21 August 2015
South Downs Ladies – Division 3 – New players Welcome
South Downs Ladies based at Steyning Grammar School are looking for new ladies to join our ladies hockey team. We have a number of players from the Steyning, Worthing and surrounding areas so transport to the venue can usually be arranged for anyone who needs it.  All abilities welcome, anyone interested please call Aly on 07764850991 for more details.
 South Downs Ladies – Division 3 – Umpire (paid)
South Downs Ladies based at Steyning Grammar School are looking for another umpire who can help with umpiring games on a Saturday in exchange for a small payment. Our home games tend to be 10.30am Saturday in Steyning but the away game times and locations vary.  We currently fulfil some of our umpiring commitments by ladies umpiring instead of playing but wherever possible we would like to change that. If you think you would be able to help, then please get in touch with Aly on 07764850991 who will be able to discuss payment terms with you.  
Ladies Keeper Wanted - 21 August 2015
Penguin Hockey Club is looking for a female goal keeper to join our ladies team for the start of the 2015-16 season.
Penguin HC welcome new players of all ages & abilities & we are holding a Club Start of Season get together for anyone 15+ to come along to on Saturday, 5th September,  from 12.30 pm at Angmering School.

We hold junior training sessions for ages 5 to 16 on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11.30 am at Angmering School, starting from 06/09/15.

If you are interested in any of the above please call Wendy on 07955 790169 or email her on 
Lewes Ladies Coach Required - 04 July 2015
Lewes Hockey Club are seeking a committed and forward thinking coach for the Ladies' section who has experience in developing players. The candidate will ideally be a level 2 coach, or a level 1 coach working towards level 2.

Lewes Ladies 1XI have been competing in South Div 3B for many years now and always finishing in the top 3. They are looking for someone to give them that push to break out into Div 2.

The candidate will be reliable, positive and self-driven, looking to develop the players to enable the Ladies 1XI to gain promotion and to develop the Ladies 2XI to feed into the 1st team. Training is on a Tuesday evening (8pm to 10pm) and the candidate will ideally be available for Saturday matches.

Payment pro rata - level of pay dependent on previous experience. Expenses for away travel covered plus extra hours of coaching also available within the junior section of the club if needed.

Lewes is a fantastic club, developments in around the club are constantly happening and the junior section is increasing seasonally. Lewes are a club really looking to develop and push as high as they can.

Please contact Sarah Hall if you wish to apply

Mid Sussex Ladies Coach required - 02 April 2015
Mid Sussex Ladies, based in Haywards Heath and training in Burgess Hill, are looking for a Level 2 or higher coach with playing experience for the 2015/16 season.

You need to be able to coach across a range of experiences, skills and competencies and be comfortable working with girls from age 14 to ladies who never disclose their real age!

You will be responsible for setting the coaching programme and must be prepared to work with, and possibly mentor, other coaches.

You should be available for the majority of matches (Saturday) and work with the captain in selecting the team, setting appropriate strategies and tactics and managing substitutions.

For more details contact