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EH Junior Competitions Framework has Vacancies .. Jan 2017

England Hockey are looking for forward thinking people with experience of working in Junior Competitions
who want to make a difference for the sport. Have you got the enthusiasm to help young hockey players
develop and thrive within a new competitions framework for the sport?

More details of the framework, roles and responsibilities behind this link
Expressions of interest should, in the first instance, be sent via the "contact" area of this website.
or directly to Martin Hives at w.hives974 @
Closing date is 7th January 2017

England Hockey Strategy Consultation 2017-2021   -   November 2016

England Hockey and Midland Region HA invite you / Midland Clubs to send Representatives to the above consultation.

Date:   Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 8.00pm
Venue:   Old Silhillians HC , Warwick Rd, Copt Heath, Solihull B93 9LW

England Hockey state :
"Our intention is to share our thoughts on the EH Strategy for 2017-21 and to listen to ideas on feedback from people present. The evening (approx. 90mins duration) will be led by members of the England Hockey Executive Team."

All members of the MRHA hockey clubs are welcome to attend

Newsletter - September 2016

A September Midlands Newsletter was posted to all clubs, together with a copy of the Entry Form for the Menís Indoor Qualifier.

Changes to Red Card Regulations - September 2016

The England Hockey Code of Discipline has been amended with regard to the Red Card and Matchday Misconduct Offence Regulations so that from the start of the 2016/17 season any player who receives a red card after committing a minor offence for a second time, having received a yellow card for the first offence, will no longer automatically receive a 16 day ban.

Details of the changes can be found here (.pdf) -
and the full Red Card & Match Day Misconduct Offence regulations are listed here (.pdf) ..

We would also stress that offences involving the use or threat of violence or verbal abuse will continue to be treated seriously and will incur a minimum 16 day suspension.

Regional Technical Official Coordinator - March 2016

England Hockey has asked Regions to formally appoint a Regional Technical Official Coordinator.
EH's expectations of the RTOC are :-

We are mainly looking for a regional contact who people can liaise with in terms of technical officiating, to handle enquiries and co-ordinate existing officials within the region, and to disseminate national technical officiating news to regional officials. In addition the role should promote recruitment, training and development of officials in line with EH policies, but this is work in progress at the moment.
The role should act as a co-ordinator for all technical appointments required at regional level - e.g. county championships or any other events held in the region.

Expressions of interest should, in the first instance, be sent via the "contact" area of this website.

FIH Rule Change - 26 Febuary 2016

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced changes to the Rules of Hockey, specifically
rule 13.2 which relates to the taking of an attacking free hit within 5 metres of the attacking circle.

An England Hockey Guidance note (.pdf) can be found behind this link.
Further details and explanations can be found on the FIH website

These changes come into effect from Friday 26th February.

New Chair for JRPC - January 2016

Stephen Miles has been appointed as Chairman of the Midlands JRPG and will take up the post shortly.
We thank the new MRHA President, Jeanne Freeman, for acting as Chair prior to Stephen's appointment.

News of the appointment accompanies revised Midland Schools Indoor Results - and dates for
impending finals - together with thanks to Jackie Sharp, Jo Barnes, helpers and MRHUA Umpires
for thier excellent organisation of the events. Full details can be found behind this link (.doc)

Hon. Treasurer MRHA - January 2016

After years of invaluable and excellent service to MRHA, our current Hon. Treasurer,
Margaret Gotheridge has decided that she will retire from these duties at the AGM in May 2016.

MRHA is thus seeking a successor.
If you would like to express an interest in this post - then please
drop us a note using the "Contact" page available below the "Home" button on this website.

New EH Reporting Forms - September/October 2015

England Hockey have updated the following forms for immediate use:

These documents can be found on this website under the Documents tab

JRPC Changes - April 2015

Midland Region Hockey Association extends thanks to Andrew and Tina Simpson, and Susanne Brealey,
for all their efforts in Junior Regional Performance Centres in the Midlands.
More details on their impending retirement behind this MRHA statement

New CDA for Nottinghamshire - February 2015

Andy Barnes has moved up to become Regional Discipline Administrator for Midland Region.

Taking over his County role within Nottinghamshire will be Andy Smith.

Contact phone number : 07854 696474
Contact email :

Please can any future correspondence regarding Red cards, MMOs and Disrepute offences be sent to him with immediate effect.

Midlands RDA Statement - March 2014

The previous Midland Regional Disciplinary Officer, the late Sharon Geeson issued a statement regarding
Red Card/Matchday Misconduct and Disrepute regulations. Despite the date it remains
relevant and should be followed in addition to the EH Code of Ethics and Behaviour"