Development Group Contacts
Name Role Email Phone
Sue Perry Chairman - Junior Development Group 07947 054006
VACANT Communications Officer    
Sue Perry Coaching 07947 054006
Alan Grey Boys Schools Competitions Organiser 01273 550512
Sue Thomas Girls Schools Competitions Organiser

01273 419427  07770 974335

Frank George
JDC/JAC Coordinator  
Sandrine Yeates
Sussex Boys Development League Organiser 07788 993917


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Latest County News

Ladies Sussex League meeting - 4 June 2018 (published 28-May-18)

The above meeting will take place on 4 June 2018 at 1930 at St Francis Sports Club. Please advise Sue Allen, league secretary, on of any items you wish to be added to the standard agenda.

Sussex Hockey Association AGM - 2 July 2018 (published 28-May-18)

The AGM of the Association will take place on 2 July 2018 at 1930 at St Francis Sports Club. Please advise the secretary, Jane Bromley ( of any items to be considered for the agenda and any apologies.

Man's Cup Finals at Eastbourne HC on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018 (published 19-Apr-18)

All of the finalists have now been decided and the schedule for the day is as follows

Saturday 21st April 2018

Men - 3rd XI Final 10:30
Brighton & Hove 3 v Chichester 3

Boys - Under 14 Final 12:00
East Grinstead v Horsham

Men - U21`s Final 13:30
Eastbourne U21 v Horsham U21

Boys - Under 16 Final 15:00
Eastbourne v Lewes

Men - 2nd XI Final 16:30
Lewes 2 v Chichester 2

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Men - 4th XI Final 10:00
Brighton 4 v Lewes 4

Men - Plate Final 11:30
Mid Sussex 1 v Hailsham 1

Men - Masters Final 13:00
East Grinstead Masters v Brighton Masters

Men - Senior Final 15:00
Horsham 1 v Lewes 1

Thank you to Eastbourne HC for hosting the weekend

Ladies KO competition (published 15-Apr-18)

After a fantastic hockey filled day at Hurstpierpoint on Saturday 7th April we now look towards the Sussex Ladies Knockout finals.

Finals will be held at East Grinstead on May 12th, games running from 10am. The Vase final played first, South Saxons 2s Vs Mid Sussex 2s. Followed by the Plate final, Brighton 5s Vs Southwick 1s.

The Cup final still has a Semi final to be played. Horsham 1s secured their place on Saturday.

The next finalist will be decided on in the upcoming Brighton 1s Vs East Grinstead 1s. Final details coming soon.

Men's League Kent-Sussex play offs (published 15-Apr-18)

The Kent Sussex Play-off will be held on Saturday 21st April at Holcombe Hockey Club.  Match start time is 13:15.

The match is between Mid Sussex 1s,  and the runners up from Kent Division 1 (Cliftonville 1s or Blackheath & Elthamians 2)  to decide the final promotion spot to Kent/Sussex Division 2.

Men's Masters and Under 21 tournaments (published 04-Mar-18)

Details of the above tournaments are as follows

Masters - Sunday 18 March 2018
Teams to arrive at Lewes HC by 1230 with games starting at 1300. All teams must bring a level 1 assessed qualified umpire and a change of kit in case of colour clash.

Teams entered
Brighton & Hove
East Grinstead
South Saxons

Under 21 - Sunday 25 March 2018
Teams to arrive at Lewes HC by 1230 with games starting at 1300. All teams must bring a change of kit in case of colour clash. Umpires are provided by Sussex HUA.

Teams entered
Brighton & Hove
East Grinstead
Mid Sussex

Final playing schedules will be supplied on the day but the games are scheduled to finish around 1730.

A summary of the rules for each competition is below

Masters Cup
The competition will be run on a round robin basis with two pools. The winners of each pool will contest the final at the Men's Finals weekend. This may change at short notice if teams withdraw.
Any regular club member may take part in this competition subject to the age requirement.
Only two players are permitted to be between the ages of 35 and 39 years on 1st January 2018. The remainder of the squad must be 40 years of age or over on the 1st January 2018.

Under 21 Cup
The competition will be run on a round robin basis with two pools. The winners of each pool will contest the final at the Men's Finals weekend. This may change at short notice if teams withdraw.
Any regular club member may take part providing they are under 21 years of age on the 1st January 2018 (20 years old or younger on that date). Anyone playing regular Saturday league hockey for another club or university is not eligible to play.

Food and drink will be available in the clubhouse all afternoon.

Men's Competition meeting (published 18-Feb-18)

The Men’s Competition Meeting will be held on Thursday April 12th 2018 at the St Francis Sports and Social Club, Princess Royal Hospital from 1930.  The meeting covers both the Men's League and Cup Competitions in Sussex and representatives from all Sussex clubs are encouraged to attend to put forward their views on rules, playing conditions, umpires and requirements for umpires, fixtures, league finances, communications and any other issues which are relevant to these competitions.  It would be appreciated if clubs could forward any topics and/or issues they would like to discuss to either Ian Anguige ( or Barry Holmes  (

Sussex Hockey Association - positions available for next season (published 07-Feb-18)

We are looking for volunteers for Treasurer and Men's Cup organiser for the 2018/19 season. If anyone is interested please contact Ian Anguige using the details on this website.

Sussex Men's Masters, Under 21 and 4s tournaments (published 23-Jan-18)

The dates of the above qualifying tournaments have been confirmed as follows

Masters tournament - Sunday 18 March at Southdown Club

Under 21s tournament - Sunday 25 March at Southdown Club

4s tournament - Saturday 14 April at Blathington Mill School (provisional)

All clubs have been emailed and could entries be confirmed by 31 January 2018 please.

The date of the cup finals is the weekend of 21/22 April 2018 at Eastbourne Hockey Club


In2Hockey 2018 (published 09-Jan-18)

The 2018 In2Hockey tournament details and entry form are now available. Click on the link to get the document containing the details.

The competition takes place on Feb 25th at Hurstpierpoint College and is for Under 10 and Under 12 year olds.

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Sussex Ladies KO Competitions (published 06-Jan-18)

Please note the teamsheet for the Ladies KO competitions has been updated. Follow the link for the latest version. Major change is the address it should be sent to.

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Sussex Open League Rules (published 19-Sep-17)

The latest rules have been posted to this site. Please ensure clubs read a copy prioor to commencing the league season.

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Sussex Ladies Cup Competitions 2017-18 (published 12-Sep-17)

For this season, there will be 3 competitions running: 

Cup: Sussex teams playing in the Premier Division and above are eligible to enter.

Plate: Sussex teams playing in Division 1 and the top 3 teams from division 2, as it stands at Christmas, are eligible. 

Vase: Sussex teams playing in Division 3 and those 4th or below in division 2 (as it stands at Christmas) are eligible. 

The dates for each competition are as follows:

Cup First Round: 28th October 2017

Cup Second Round: 6th January 2018

Cup Semi Final: 7th April 2018

Vase and Plate Tournament day: 7th April 2018

Finals for all competitions at East Grinstead:  Saturday 12th May 2018

Please take note that the days are organised around league dates.  As such, they are often in school holidays.  Please take this into consideration when entering teams.  Particularly clubs with more than one team who may end up unable to field their lowest team on the Vase/Plate day due to availability. 

Sussex HUA will provide umpires for all rounds of the cup and for the finals of all comps.  However, each team must provide one umpire for the day to take part in the Vase or Plate competition on 7th April. 

Sussex are NOT charging teams to enter into any competition this season. 

Men's Sussex KO Competitions (published 15-Jul-17)

The draw has taken place for the 2017/2018 Men's KO competitions. Details on the linked page for Mens 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI competitions

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Level 1 Umpiring Course - Sunday 24 September 2017 (published 01-Jul-17)

There is a Level 1 Umpiring Course at Hazelwick School, Crawley on Sunday 24 September 2017 from 0900 to 1630. To register please visit the England Hockey website or follow the link below

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SHA AGM Officer Change (published 01-Jul-17)

A big thanks to all the clubs that made it to the AGM. There were a number of notable absences from clubs that had won various leagues this year. A real shame that some of the larger clubs failed to represent themselves.

The meeting said a huge thanks and farewell to outgoing President Maureen Glynn after 10 years of service as President, and also to John Murphy who has stood down as County Chairman after a superb tenure of active involvement at all levels of hockey. They will be replaced by (on the left of this photo) Mike Acott as President and Ian Anguige as Chairman (on the right of the photo).

Officer Change - Mike Acott, Maureen Glynn, John Murphy, Ian Anguige.

Umpires and the Sussex Leagues (published 07-Jun-17)

Last season there were a number of occasions where umpires officiating in Sussex league games were not recorded on the Sussex HUA database, and appeared to not have the correct qualifications. On investigation the majority of these umpires had taken courses and qualified in other parts of the country, but were not known to Sussex HUA.

In order to clarify the situation the Sussex Men's Open League have changed the league rules to state:

"All umpires provided by clubs to League matches must be, at least, associate members of the Sussex Hockey Umpires Association"

The Sussex Ladies League already have the following rule:

"All umpires in Divisions 1 to 3 shall be at least an Associate Member of the Sussex Hockey Umpires Association"

Would clubs please use the summer to ensure the umpires they plan to use next season meet the above criteria and have the required qualifications for the league they are umpiring. It is the umpires' responsibility to ensure that Sussex HUA have the correct details, including their 6 digit England Hockey Registration Number and current qualification. They should contact the Sussex HUA membership secretary or myself with any queries.

Ian Anguige
Sussex HA


Sussex Youth Hockey