West Clubs Women's Hockey League

West Clubs Women's Hockey League

News & Diary

Diary Items to Note

19th October 201719:30League Committee Meeting
7th December 201719:30League Committee Meeting
22nd February 201819:30League Committee Meeting
5th April 201819:30League Committee Meeting
13th May 201811:00Annual League Meeting 2018 @ Tiverton Rugby Club

Latest News

8th JulRegulation Changes for 2017-18 Season

The changes to the League Regulations for 2017-18 are now available in the Information section. The full regulation section will be uploaded to the website when it is available from the printers.

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8th JulPlayer Transfer Form (Updated July 17)

The Player Transfer Form has been updated to reflect the change made, allowing Club Captains to sign the form.

This only relates to players who have played any league matches during the current season for the club they wish to leave and does not relate to pre-season registration of players. The form needs to be printed off and once completed by the ‘leaving’ club it needs to go the ‘joining’ club, preferably by scanning and emailing it. Once the ‘joining’ club has completed their section it needs to be scanned and emailed to ALL the relevant secretaries for the division(s) your team(s) play in.

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6th JulUpdating Club Information

Clubs are reminded they need to update their information on the website no later than 16 November 2017. Failure to do so will incur a fine of £25 (see Regulation 4 b) iii). However, changes should be actioned as soon as they happen so the information is kept up to date.

28th JunFixtures 2017-18 Now Available

The fixtures for the coming season are now available to download using the Fixtures tab on the home page.

Our leagues are of different sizes and if you have more than 1 team there may be instances where fixtures clash for whatever reason. If they do you can ask your opposition if they will swap the home and away fixtures. If they agree BOTH teams must put any changes IN WRITING, VIA EMAIL to your League Secretary as soon as possible so that the relevant fixtures can be amended on the website.

Also, clubs are reminded that you can always bring the date of a game forward but you cannot play it after the set date even if your opposition says they are happy to do so. The only exception to this is adverse weather conditions on the day of the game.

If your team is in an 8 team league you will play your opposition 3 times and in a 6 team league you will play 4 times, in order to get a fair number of games.

Names changes : Clifton HC is now known as Clifton Robinsons HC and Wootton Bassett HC is now Royal Wootton Bassett HC.

24th FebBad Weather Advice

Travelling/pitch conditions are the responsiblity of both teams. The home team should follow the advice given in the relevant section of the Regulations in the handbook. However, away teams can contact their opposition before travelling to ask for an update.

20th FebUpdated Disciplinary Administrators 2017

Lesley Bennett has taken over the role of Regional Disciplinary Administrator with immediate effect.There have also been some changes to the County Disciplinary Administrators. Please see section 23 in the Information & Downloads folder under the Information Tab for this update. Clubs are reminded that any yellow and red cards issued to their players should be reported in the first instance to the County Disciplinary Administrator and not Lesley.

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23rd Sep (2016)Re-arranging Fixtures

You are reminded that all league matches need to be played on the set date or before - they cannot be played after (even if both teams agree). Please see regulation 7 a) ii on page 125 of the new pink handbook or the Regulations section available on the Information tab on the website. The league dates are sent out to clubs with the ALM paperwork in April and the fixtures are out by early July. There is plenty of time in the run up to the start of the season for clubs to work out if there are going to be issues with any of these dates and plan accordingly.

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.

16th Aug (2016)Captain's Guide - in conjunction with the Match Report Sheets

A copy of the Captain's guide is attached. This should be printed off and given to all captains in your club and used in conjunction with the Match Report Sheets

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9th Mar (2016)The Hockey Museum

Many of you may not be aware of The Hockey Museum. As an organisation they continue to work hard to try and get the message out about the importance of saving, preserving and celebrating hockey’s great heritage; this is something anyone involved in hockey should be passionate about. In support of this, we hope that you will visit their website, read their newsletters and, where possible, contribute to their aims. Their website address is www.hockeymuseum.net although there is now a link under the Links sections at the top of the home page

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