West Clubs Women's Hockey League

West Clubs Women's Hockey League

News & Diary

Diary Items to Note

25th October 201819:30League Committee Meeting @ Taunton School
6th December 201819:30League Committee Meeting @ Taunton School
21st February 201919:30League Committee Meeting @ Taunton School
5th April 201919:30League Committee Meeting @ Taunton School
12th May 201911:00Annual League Meeting @ Tiverton Rugby Club

Latest News

19th OctPrivacy Type for your contact information

Contacts should be aware that if they mark their details Private this means only other contacts within in the club and WCWHL Administrators can access their information. Where in the past we had the handbook with the information in now we don't. I would ask clubs to look at their details on the Clubs tab (4th from the left at the top of the home page) to see how their information looks to other clubs. In some cases there are 6-8 people listed but there are no contact details for any of them. It is hoped that at the very least all clubs would make one or two contacts' details public.

To change your settings click on the Secure Areas tab, Personal Area,enter your password and your personal details will come up. You can then change your privacy type, submit the changes and click on the button below it.

12th OctCancelled Fixtures

Clubs are reminded that both clubs need to go to their secure page and follow the instructions concerning cancelled fixtures.

27th SepWest Women's Master Regional Trials - Closing date for all age groups - 13 October 2018

Full details of the dates and who to contact can be found by clicking on the link.

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26th AugWithdrawal of Wotton under Edge 4th Team - Brunel Division 3

As the heading says Wotton under Edge have withdrawn their 4th team from our League.

25th AugEngland Hockey Championships

The initial deadline for entry into the Adult Championships, Tier 1 to Tier 4 is 31 August however we will be extending that. These are the successors to the Cup. Trophy, Vase competitions. They offer club teams from 1st XIs to 10th XIs to progress in a national competition. We also run Championships for Masters and Junior teams. For details please see the attached file; further details are available on the attached link (click on ....More)

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18th AugMatch start Times

Clubs must ensure times on the website clearly reflect the correct start time of the match. In the event the start time of a match is changed after it has been confirmed with your opposition you must ensure you contact them and get confirmation, in writing, that they have this new time. DO NOT assume that they will just happen to check the site to see if the time has changed as there is every likelihood they won’t. The onus is on you as the home team to make sure the information is correct and up to date.

8th JulRe-Arranged Fixtures - Reminders of what action should be taken

Clubs are reminded that postponed fixtures need to be re-arranged within 14 days of the date of the original match and your league secretary should be advised in writing of the new date. Your league secretary should also be notified of the postponement no later than 7pm on the day of the game other wise you will incur a fine of 10 pounds. Also, some of you need to visit the website and where you would enter the result you should note that the game was postponed.

19th MayLeague Treasurer - Vacancy

Issy Gray, our current League Treasurer, will be leaving the Committee at the end of the 2018-19 season and as such we are looking for someone to take over this role. Details of the role are listed in the attached document. If you are interested please contact Su Yeoman, League Secretary for further details.

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23rd MarUse of Offensive Language

It has been brought to my attention that offensive language was heard during a match in the vicinity of young players. I understand this can sometimes be due to player frustration but clubs are reminded that all players (and supporters) should demonstrate the highest standard of behaviour before, during and after a game. Please treat everyone involved in your game with the respect they deserve.

21st JanUmpires

We have had a few issues recently with umpires at matches. Clubs are reminded to read the Umpires - Guidance to Clubs Document (in conjunction with Regulation 8 in the handbook) both of which can be found in the Information & Downloads section above please.

15th JanData Protection Act - New Regulations from May 2018

Some of you may be aware that the Data Protection Act is being replaced by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018.

This will increase the regulation in this area and may require clubs and associations to change the way they process personal details provided by their members. If you already have good data protection processes in place you may find that the changes are relatively small but the new regulations will increase the potential penalties if you are not adopting good practices.

We are working on the implications of the new Regulations and will get guidance out as soon as possible but some key definitions have yet to be confirmed.

In the meantime the Sport and Recreation Alliance has issued some good generic guidance which can be found under the Information & Downloads tab above.

6th Sep (2017)Umpires Qualifications / Using Candidates

Clubs must ensure any umpires they use are suitably qualified, before they umpire the game and that is the only interest we have with them. You are reminded that the use of candidate umpires is only allowed in Divisions 2 and below and only one per match as per Regulation 8a ii). If you have any issues about the standard of umpiring these should be directed to your County Umpiring Association

13th Aug (2017)Match Report Forms

It was agreed at the ALM that we would no longer have match report books printed, in order to reduce our printing costs. Match report forms are available to download from the Information & Downloads section found under the Information tab at the top of the front page of our website. Please ensure your captains have sufficient copies of these to cover all their home league matches and that they allow their opposition to take a copy of the completed form after the match for their records. If you still have pages in your current match report book and wish to use these up please feel free to do so but once they have run out you will need to download forms as above.

18th Sep (2016)The Hockey Museum Website

A reminder to clubs about the Hockey Museum website - their link is in our Links section on the website.

18th Sep (2016)Red Cards and MMOs - Updated Information - September 2016

There have been some changes to the Red Card Regulations from September 2016, which are available in the Information section of the website. Please ensure your club is up to date with these changes.

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