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East Men's and Women's League News


22/09/2017

Sleep well - good luck tomorrow: Thank you to all clubs for paying their club entry fees. All of us on the East League Management Committee wish everyone good luck. Regardless of results make sure you enjoy your season and try to make sure that umpires, club administrators and supporters alike have a positive season.

22/09/2017

Sleep well - good luck tomorrow: Thank you to all clubs for paying their club entry fees. All of us on the East League Management Committee wish everyone good luck. Regardless of results make sure you enjoy your season and try to make sure that umpires, club administrators and supporters alike have a positive season.


21/09/2017

Respect of Umpires - Think about it please: As this weekend is the first weekend of the new season it is appropriate to issue a reminder to all clubs and players of their conduct towards umpires. Feedback from the ERHUA, County HUA's and club umpires from last season is that dissent was at an all time high both from players and from the sidelines. Put simply this has got to stop. We all know that player within our team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire but we never tell them to be quiet and we all know that guy on the sidelines who think it is a bit of "banter" to shout the odd smart alec comment when a decision goes against our team. As we, including the umpires, are part of the hockey family it is time to bring this behaviour under control. We encourage all clubs to remind their players and supporters of their responsibility under the England Hockey Code of Conduct, and yes it applies to all players and all supporters both before, during and after the game. We can't play the game without umpires, they volunteer to give their time so that we can all play the game and we MUST give all umpires a positive level of support and encouragement. Please remember that, where proved, penalties for umpire abuse from both England Hockey and the East League will always be strong both against the individual and the club concerned so the choice is in your hands, ignore it or play the game to let everyone enjoy it.


21/09/2017

Umpire Notification: Does your team receive umpires appointed by either the ERHUA or a County HUA? Are you playing at home this weekend? Has your club confirmed your game details with the umpires for this weekend? If the answer is yes well done. If the answer is no then you should have confirmed the venue and time by the 9pm deadline on Tuesday evening so you are not running late, you are running VERY LATE and you need to ring the umpires now, grovel and hope that they have not either been allocated to another game or decided to do something else this Saturday afternoon.


21/09/2017

League Fee's - 1 left!!!!: 1 club left to pay. Thank you every club who has paid, you have made life much easier by taking seriously paying your fees early. For the remaining club its out of our hands now, you have to pay on-line tomorrow. Wellingborough it's you, if you play for them you need to take action tonight or tomorrow to ensure payment is received, if not there will be a 50% increase in your fees, but more importantly you will concede your games 5-0 until the fees are paid.


20/09/2017

Royston Ladies 1st X1 withdraw: We have received a call from Royston HC, they report that during a training session last night a majority of the Ladies 1st X1 squad have decided not to play for them this season. The net effect leaves them with a very young club and the jump in standard from their 2nd X1 to their 1st X1 would not be fair, it is felt by the club, either for the remaining players or the opposition. After much deliberation we agree with their request and we hope that once Royston return to their Bassingbourn base, hopefully towards the end of the season, they will recover to the standards of yesteryear. The club have promised that they will contact each of their opposing clubs so that pitches and refreshments can be cancelled.


19/09/2017

Change to League Manager: Please note that Sarah Farmer will be the League Manager for EML 6SW not Ed Stubbings as listed on the website. This will be altered shortly.


19/09/2017

First game this weekend - have you done things you need to........: We're nearly there, for some it can't come soon enough, for others can we have another couple of weeks. In these final hours have your captains notified their League Manager of their contact details and the details of their vices (so if they do not play they are not disturbed). Can you remember the password so that you can enter your results on-line, if not contact your League Manager. Have you read the League rules so that captains know exactly what is expected of them and lastly do you need a change of colour for the first away game????? If the answer is no to any of the questions make sure you action them now as we expect all clubs to hit the ground running on Saturday!


19/09/2017

Clubs dropping out of the League: We have, unfortunately, received notice from clubs that they will have to withdraw teams from the East League this season. In the EWL Skegness 1 and Spalding 4 have dropped out of Div 4NW. Stevenage Men have lost a significant number of players from the middle section of the club and as it is pre-season we have agreed that they may withdraw their 5th X1 from EML 8SW. We are very sorry to see these teams withdraw and hope that over the course of the next few months/years things recover so that we see them re-enter the League.


13/09/2017

East League Rules and Deadlines: All pages now updated for the 2017-18 season.


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Around the leagues: Final

EHL Conference

Mens East:  Wapping are relegated back to East.

Womens East: West Herts are relegated back to East.

County Womens Leagues
Essex: East London are champions.
Five Counties: Saffron Walden 2nds are champions.
Kent: Sevenoaks 3rds are champions.
Norfolk: Norwich City 2nds are champions.
Suffolk: Framlingham are champions.

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