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Around the Leagues

England Conference:
Men: Harleston are relegated to East.
Women: Ipswich are relegated to East.

East Premier Divisions:

Men: Wapping are East Champions.
Women: West Herts are East Champions.

County Premier Leagues:

Essex: Southend & Benfleet are champions.
Five Counties: Shefford and Sandy are Champions.
Kent: Gore Court are champions.
Norfolk: Harleston 4th are Champions.
Suffolk: Ipswich 3rd are Champions.

East Region HA News

Club updates 
East League Clubs are reminded that they must update their officer details on this website before the end of June. The following clubs are yet to do this, and they need to act now to avoid a 50% increase in their league fees:
Ashford, Basildon, Bromley & Beckenham, Broxbourne, Cambridge City, Cambridge Nomads, Christchurch, Clacton, Ely City, Ford, Gore Court, Harleston Magpies, Horncastle, Huntingdon,Lindum, Luton Town, Maidstone, Maldon, Newmarket, Norfolk Nomads, North Norfolk, Norwich City, Plashet, Saffron Walden, Sevenoaks, Spilsby, Sudbury, Thurrock, Vauxhall.

East Handbook cover 
With the new season rapidly approaching it's time to submit your photo of the season. The handbook front page is the much coveted chance for your hockey playing skills to be shared with all of the East. So please send your submission for this season's handbook to

Handbook survey results 
Clubs were asked if a downloadable pdf file could be a replacement for hard copies of the handbook. Of the 83 clubs that replied, preferences were: 64 pdf file only, 8 pdf plus a few hard copies, and 11 hard copies only. The Handbook Editor will therefore provide both versions, and clubs that so requested will continue to receive hard copies, whilst the pdf will be downloadable from this website for local reference, partial printing, or embedding in a club website.
It would be appreciated if the 70 or so clubs that have not so far indicated a preference would do so by emailing the webmaster now to say if they would be happy with a pdf instead of hard copies.
For clarity, the Club Section of the handbook and the circulation list are output from the website Clubsearch database and supplied by the webmaster to the Handbook Editor for inclusion in the new edition.

East Treasurer – vacancy 
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. 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 me using the webmaster email link above, or contact the East President for a preliminary discussion.

Herts & Beds Umpires 
A temporary Committee was formed at an EGM held in April to run until a new Committee can be elected at an AGM to be held in June or July. Volunteers from
the Herts and Beds umpiring fraternity are now being sought join the new Committee. Persons interested should contact the Temporary HBHUA President Peter Halliday on 01582 761658 or

Relocation of website 
The East Leagues website has relocated to become part of the East Hockey site. For further details use the link above to go to the new East leagues page.

Hertfordshire University 
The university requires a qualified coach from September to work with Men’s and Ladies teams. For further details see the Ads page.


On other pages

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