CHA News

CSP January 2016 Volunteer of the Month

Jeanette Coleman!
Fixtures & Umpires Secretary - Falmouth Hockey Club
Secretary - Cornwall Hockey Association

Jeanette has put her heart and soul into Falmouth Hockey Club for over 22 years.  She has been team captain on many occasions and has held the post of Fixtures & Umpires Secretary for numerous years. She is currently working hard to establish the Junior section and works tirelessly to try to ensure as many people as possible can participate in Hockey.

From all of Cornwall Hockey, Congratulations, you truly deserve it!

Find out more at the Cornwall Sports Partnership website 

West Regions Young Umpires

We are thrilled to announce Jo Spooner from Bude passed her Level 2 assessment. We wish her the best on this adventure.

The beginning of the season saw the start of the fitness testing for three of our young umpires; Ellie Spurrier, Jo Spooner and Ben Garrod.

Ben Garrod is already a member of the National Young Umpires Promising List (NYUPL). Ellie Spurrier and Jo Spooner were up for selection to the NYUPL. They all passed with flying colours.

This allowed Ellie and Jo to compete for the next stages of selection.

They all officiated at the Junior Regional Performance Centre’s selection weekends in September at Clifton College.

Early strong performances from both Ellie and Jo gave them a great start to the second weekend where NPUA member and assessor Nick White attended to assess their performances.

We are pleased to tell you both passed and are now members of the NYUPL alongside Ben Garrod.


About Jo Spooner: I am a 17-year-old level 2 Women’s umpire for the West and currently umpiring women’s Premier Division One. I am a member of the WRYUAG. Towards the start of the season I achieved my Level 2 award and also passed my NYUPL trial. I am now umpiring at a higher level than I have done previously and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Initially, it was difficult however I feel that I have adjusted to this standard of play now and feel comfortable in umpiring it.

 My aims for the rest of the season are to develop as much as possible, in order to reach my target of achieving my Level 3 by the age of 20. My specific areas which I am aiming to develop are my verbal communication with the players, as I need to develop my choice of words; and my management and control, in order to get more comfortable at when to issue cards and other management techniques.


Congratulations Jo, keep up the hard work!


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