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West Clubs Women's Hockey League
West Clubs Women's Hockey League
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Diary Items to Note

10th January 2019
10th January 201919:30League Committee Meeting
@ Taunton School
21st February 2019
21st February 201919:30League Committee Meeting
@ Taunton School
5th April 2019
5th April 201919:30League Committee Meeting
@ Taunton School
12th May 2019
12th May 201911:00Annual League Meeting
@ Tiverton Rugby Club

Latest News

24th NovUnfulfilled and Cancelled (Postponed) Fixtures

If your match was an unfulfilled fixture do not enter a result but contact the league administrator(s) instead who will take the necessary action.
If your match was cancelled due to the weather, use the cancelled section to confirm that the match did not take place and ensure that you re-arrange this in accordance with the Regulations.

If your match was an unfulfilled fixture do not enter a result but contact the league administrator(s) instead who will take the necessary action.
If your match was cancelled due to the weather, use the cancelled section to confirm that the match did not take place and ensure that you re-arrange this in accordance with the Regulations.

If your match was an unfulfilled fixture do not enter a result but contact the league administrator(s) instead who will take the necessary action.
If your match was cancelled due to the weather, use the cancelled section to confirm that the match did not take place and ensure that you re-arrange this in accordance with the Regulations.

23rd NovTaking Photographs at Matches

Please use the attached link to access the EH Best Practice Guidance which covers the subject of photography at matches, events, etc. We should all be mindful about taking photographs particularly when this involves under 18s and getting the consent of those concerned.

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Please use the attached link to access the EH Best Practice Guidance which covers the subject of photography at matches, events, etc. We should all be mindful about taking photographs particularly when this involves under 18s and getting the consent of those concerned.

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Please use the attached link to access the EH Best Practice Guidance which covers the subject of photography at matches, events, etc. We should all be mindful about taking photographs particularly when this involves under 18s and getting the consent of those concerned.

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1st NovNew Web System Functions

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
The old small screen systems for club or team administrators no longer exist as all of the functions (and many more) have been transferred to the full club administration area.
The small screen system for players still exists and has been updated to include more functions.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the West Clubs Women's Hockey League home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
The old small screen systems for club or team administrators no longer exist as all of the functions (and many more) have been transferred to the full club administration area.
The small screen system for players still exists and has been updated to include more functions.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the West Clubs Women's Hockey League home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

As many of you will have noticed, the next part of the 2018 system upgrade has been implemented.
The major changes are in the personal and club administration areas, where both of these areas are now fully mobile friendly (i.e. they adapt and work on small screen devices as well as traditional larger screen devices e.g. PCs).
You should note that the layout of all functions in these areas will be different depending on the screen size of the device you are using.
In addition, the order of items will vary depending on the screen size and the day. This is so that, on mobile phones, the things you are most likely to want on a match day appear nearer the top of the page.
The old small screen systems for club or team administrators no longer exist as all of the functions (and many more) have been transferred to the full club administration area.
The small screen system for players still exists and has been updated to include more functions.
If you are logging on via a device with a small screen, you will see that there is an option to have "continuous login". If you select this option your log in details will be stored on your phone and you will be able to log in in future just by clicking the quick log in bar at the top of the West Clubs Women's Hockey League home page.
If you are a club administrator, but are not your club webmaster, you have a new function in the club administration area to remove access rights that you do not need. This will temporarily remove them from your pages and will prompt your club webmaster to remove them permanently the next time they log in. This will help you remove the functions you will never need (particularly for teams that you are not involved with), in case your club webmaster has been over-generous with your options.
If you are a club webmaster, you also have new functions in the View/Update Administration Rights programs to remove all access for a person or to add all access for a person. This means you need fewer clicks to set up the correct access rights for each administrator.

27th OctMatch 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clubs are reminded that both clubs need to go to their secure page and follow the instructions concerning cancelled 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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Full details of the dates and who to contact can be found by clicking on the link.

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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.

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

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.