Information

Please click on the tabs to find out about all things hockey in Somerset.  If there is anything you would like to see added please let the Secretary know.

Coaching vacancies within the county will be advertised here.

Courses for coaches, umpires, clubs, players, supporters will be advertised on this page.

The following course is now available to book via the England Hockey website Find A Course page

Date Sunday 14 October 2018
Time 9am-4:30pm
Venue Oxley Sports Centre, Sherborne School for Girls

Bradford Road

SHERBORNE

Dorset

DT9 3QN

Bookings close on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above. 

For any queries please contact umpiring@englandhockey.co.uk


Time to Listen Workshop

A Time to Listen Workshop has been organised at Taunton Vale Sports Club on Monday 15 October 2018  (6.30 – 9.30pm).

The Workshop has been placed early in the season to enable any Welfare Officers appointed at Club AGMs the opportunity to access training early in their role.  Therefore, if you have stepped down, please ensure that the information is forwarded to the new role holder.  If you are continuing in your role and haven’t attended a Time to Listen Workshop in the last 3 years this is the Workshop for you too

Time to Listen (TTL) is a three hour interactive workshop, developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) which has been adapted to be specific to hockey.  ALL Welfare Officers should attend this workshop to update their skills and knowledge of Safeguarding in regards to hockey.  The certificate should be updated every three years in order to keep up with current legislation.
Time to Listen attendance by the CWO is a compulsory element of ClubMark accreditation.

The workshop is aimed at Club Welfare Officers (CWO) and people who have a designated welfare role in their County or Region .  It is good practice for club’s to have two TTL trained members, the CWO and a second Club Official to act as a deputy, especially if you have U18 players participating at the club. Some mixed clubs have a men and female trained in TTL.

The SHA have very kindly offered club support for this workshop with a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer!  The club would pay £20 for the first club member to attend and SHA will pay for the second member. If your club takes up this offer please note ‘SHA to pay’ on the application form.

The workshop is designed to give confidence and support in the CWO role and there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to other Welfare Officers to share experiences and good practice.  For further details please use this link to our website.  The cost is £20 per delegate.

Please click here to access the application form.  The joining instructions will be forwarded on receipt of the application form and payment.


On this page you will find hockey courses run by outside organisations/clubs/schools within Somerset. SHA has agreed to provide an outlet for advertising these courses to players only and does not endorse them and cannot be held responsible for them in any way. Anyone who signs up to an outside course does so at their own discretion.

 

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Do you have problems getting qualified umpires at your club to actually umpire for the club or are you struggling to attract new umpires?

Are your umpires up to date with current umpiring practice or are they struggling with specific areas of game management such as dissent

In either case Somerset HA are offering to run a workshop at your club (or group of clubs if you want to get together) to help you in these areas if they are of concern.

In the first instance please contact the Somerset HA Umpiring Officer Keith Dingle (keith.dingle@gmail.com) for further information.


Level 1 Umpiring Course Sunday 18th November

The following course is now available to book via the England Hockey website Find A Course page

Date Sunday 18th November
Time 9am-4:30pm
Venue Taunton Vale Sports Club, Gipsy Lane, Staplegrove, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA2 6LL

Bookings close on Wednesday 7th November 2018.

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above.

For any queries please contact umpiring@englandhockey.co.uk