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Around the leagues 10-11 Feb.

England Conference:
Men: Cambridge City lose 2-3 to Brighton but remain third and just two points behind leaders Oxted and one behind second placed Southgate. West Herts go down 1-8 to Oxted.
Women: Sevenoaks lose 2-5 to Wimbledon but remain second - now by four points. St Albans beat Southgate 3-0 and climb to 7th in the table and above Bedford who lose 0-2 to Barnes. Cambs City lose to leaders Hampstead by 0-1. Harleston inflict a 6-1 win on bottom side Chelmsford.

East Premier Divisions:

Men: Leaders CoP drew 3-3 with St Albans and are two points clear of Wapping, who beat Saffron Walden 6-1. St Albans are now third but with two games in hand.
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: No fixtures other than slips this week.
Five Counties: Leaders Welwyn beat Stevenage 4-1, while chasers Leighton Buzzard beat Tring 4-0. Bishops Stortford slip further by losing 3-4 to Potters Bar but still have three matches in hand over the leaders.
Kent: No changes at the top as leaders Bexleyheath beat Clifton 4-0, Kings Alleyns beat Marden Russets 5-0, and Blackheath beat Canterbury 5-2. Two points still separate all three.
Norfolk: Norwich Dragons remain top though not playing today, while second placed Broadland beat Loddon 2-0. Seven points is now the difference and on equal games.
Suffolk: Website results not accessible.

East Region HA News

EH Governance Review 
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 
New version incorporating changes agreed at the recent SGM to meeting quorums now uploaded.

East Development Director - Vacancy 
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 
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 
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 by the closing date of 28th February 2018
For additional information please contact Martin Williams on 07793-651260

VACANCY - East Treasurer 
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 or contact the East President for a preliminary discussion. Alternatively, there is brief summmary of the role here

Janet Goody 
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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