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Around the leagues 17-18 Feb.

England Conference:
Men: Not a good weekend for East as Cambs City go down 1-5 to leaders Oxted, Old Loughtonians lose 0-2 to Teddington and West Herts are beaten 0-3 by Brighton..
Women: Sevenoaks draw 2-2 with Cambs City and drop to third place, well adrift of leaders Hampstead. Bedford beat Chelmsford 2-1, Harleston lose 1-2 to now second-placed Wimbledon, and St Albans draw 2-2 with Barnes.

East Premier Divisions:

Men: Slip matches today. Leaders CoP beat Harleston 3-2 and are four points clear of St Albans who beat Letchworth 5-0. Wapping did not play but remain third by a point.
Women: Ipswich remain top by a couple of points after beating St Albans 1-0, while CoP consolidate second place by beating fellow chasers Wapping 1-0. Ipswich still have a game in hand.

County Premier Leagues:

Essex: Leaders Wapping beat Witham 10-0 while chasers Southend beat Thurrock 7-0. With just a point between them, their match next week will be crucial. Crostyx remain a distant third.
Five Counties: Slip matches today. Leaders Welwyn did not play, but are a point clear of Leighton Buzzard who beat Potters Bar 2-1.
Kent: New leaders Kings Alleyns beat Brom & Becks 3-1 and are a point clear of Bexleyheath, who did not play, but have a match in hand.
Norfolk: Norwich Dragons 3rds are now top by ten points after beating Broadland 4-0. Norwich City 3rds move into second after a 4-0 win over Dereham.
Suffolk: Leaders Harwich & Dovercourt beat IES 5-0 and are now eleven points clear and with a game in hand over Felixstowe, who did not play.


East Region HA News

EH Governance Review 
10/02/2018
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A full copy of the final report reviewing regional, county, and league gopvernance structures, and more importantly club and player opinions of them, can be downloaded as a pdf file here

East Constitution 
30/01/2018
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New version incorporating changes agreed at the recent SGM to meeting quorums now uploaded.

East Development Director - Vacancy 
29/01/2018
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This is a rewarding role involving creative organisation development in the Region with particular emphasis on communication across all levels of strategy and planning, together with leading the integration and coordination of EH/Regional objectives. Further details can be found here

ERHA Hon Secretary - Vacancy 
29/01/2018
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This would be a rewarding role for someone committed to administration in the Region with particular emphasis on meeting organisation and recording (4 Board meetings annually plus AGM) together with communicating and advising at all levels. Expenses are payable and a per meeting fee could be negotiated. Further details can be found here

VACANCY – Post of Performance Director – East Region Hockey Association 
20/01/2018
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Applications are invited for the post of Performance Director – East Region Hockey Association. This is a rewarding role for those that are committed to youth development in the Region with particular emphasis on running and maintaining Performance Centres at Northwood and Bury St Edmunds. The applicant must:
· Be an excellent ORGANISER as the post carries the responsibility of successfully delivering Performance Centres at Northwood and Bury St Edmunds. It would be useful but certainly not essential to have a Coaching qualification.
· Have an absolute PASSION for talent development within the Youth of the Region.
· Be a good COMMUNICATOR with the stakeholders that are principally, England Hockey, the Academy Centres, players and coaches.
Applications should be submitted in letter format describing briefly your background incorporating a summary CV to Martin Williams martinw1955@gmail.com by the closing date of 28th February 2018
For additional information please contact Martin Williams on 07793-651260


VACANCY - East Treasurer 
20/01/2018
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The Treasurer is retiring at the end of this season and East are looking for a volunteer to take on this role, which would be ideal for a Club Treasurer seeking wider responsibilities and greater influence. There is a steady amount of work throughout the year, and a few hours a week are required to maintain the finances in order. Good organisation and dogged persistence are prerequisites for the job. The Treasurer is also a member of the ERHA Board and attends and contributes to board meetings covering all aspects of hockey in East. If you are interested in finding out more please email the Treasurer on op131@btinternet.com or contact the East President for a preliminary discussion. Alternatively, there is brief summmary of the role here

Janet Goody 
04/01/2018
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We are saddened to hear the news that Janet Goody (a very long term League Manager for the EWL Women's Premier Division) has passed away. Janet was at the forefront of the combining of the East Men's and East Women's League committee's into a single entity and was admired by both clubs and her fellow committee members for her sincere and common sense approach in dealing with problems. She will be sadly missed. Details of her funeral will follow on the East Leagues web page.

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