Welcome

Welcome to Southern Counties Hockey Association

 


The Southern Counties Hockey Association was formed in 2000 and represents all hockey in the South of England. The Association is the successor to the former highly successful associations that previously managed the sport as single gender associations during the twentieth century. We have a range of competitive and social hockey.

Hockey is a sport for all the family. It is a game which can be enjoyed by all whatever your skill level and whatever your age. In the South of England there is competitive hockey for all ages.

Hockey offers opportunities for skills other than playing; umpiring, coaching, team management and administration. In each of these functions an experience as a player is helpful but it is certainly not essential. If you have an interest in any aspect of hockey do not hesitate to contact the clubs mentioned in this site or its linked sites.

 

Return to Hockey

On 07 August 2020, EH were allowed to advance to phase 4 of the Return to Hockey plan. The full details are on the EH Website and are in the full policy document. This policy covers all hockey other than that in education which are covered under education protocols. All players should follow the steps provided to them by their club or association, but will be required to complete a consent form, which will remain valid until the end of the season or the lifting of Covid restrictions if earlier.



 

South News

Coronavirus With most of the region in, or appoint to be in Tier 4, we are back to Stage 1 of the return to play. Adult hockey is restricted to members of a single household. U18 sessions can continue but the travel protocols require 'local travel only' (village, town or part of city). EH are clarifying with the government the precise interpretation of this.  For full details please see the EH website. and their FAQs.

Performance Centres Due to the region being in Tier 4 by 03 January, Performance Centre activity in the South has been suspended.

Maurice Kitrell It iswith sadness that we report the death of Maurice Kitrell, President of Middlesex HA. He has served on the Middlesex committee for many years.

SCHA AGM The SCHA AGM will be an electronic meeting on 14 January 2021. Click for details.

Sanctions for Covid 19 Offences EH brought in a range of new penalties for Red Cards and MMOs where there has been a breach of Covid 19 regulations. The minimum suspensions will be:

  • regulation 6.5(a) - 45 days (no violence used, attempted threatened)
  • regulation 6.5(b) - 60 days (violence to player used, attempted or threatened)
  • regulation 6.5(c) - 90 days (violence to official used, attempted or threatened)