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2nd Aug2020/21 Season Fixture

Fixtures for the 2020/21 season are now available to view......click on above "Fixtures"

Fixtures for the 2020/21 season are now available to view......click on above "Fixtures"

Fixtures for the 2020/21 season are now available to view......click on above "Fixtures"

8th JulAccessing club web pages on the system

Persons who do not regularly access their clubs administration page, will from time to time receive automated request from the League system to log on with their details. Those persons who do not respond to this request will eventually have their details removed from the system after repeated request to do so! This is a requirement of the current Data protection requirements. Those persons who have forgot to check/update their details and now want access to their club web page,should contact the person in their club who manages the clubs web page on the League website.

Persons who do not regularly access their clubs administration page, will from time to time receive automated request from the League system to log on with their details. Those persons who do not respond to this request will eventually have their details removed from the system after repeated request to do so! This is a requirement of the current Data protection requirements. Those persons who have forgot to check/update their details and now want access to their club web page,should contact the person in their club who manages the clubs web page on the League website.

Persons who do not regularly access their clubs administration page, will from time to time receive automated request from the League system to log on with their details. Those persons who do not respond to this request will eventually have their details removed from the system after repeated request to do so! This is a requirement of the current Data protection requirements. Those persons who have forgot to check/update their details and now want access to their club web page,should contact the person in their club who manages the clubs web page on the League website.

2nd Jul2020/21 Season update....."Ghosting teams"

The league committee has been continuing to make preparations for the 20/21 VR Hockey league season. Most recently consideration was given to how the league can support clubs who feel they need to withdraw a team(s) due to the covid-19 pandemic whilst maintaining a competitive competition (both now and in future years) for teams who remain and/or look to re-enter in future years.

It has been agreed that clubs may apply for a team(s) to be "ghosted" for the 2020-21 season only. These teams shall then face no penalty and may re-integrate into the tier from which they withdrew for the 21-22 season. Other teams from other clubs shall not be affected, and any overload of teams in tiers for the 21-22 season will be accommodated.

In order to take advantage of this scheme a number of conditions need to be met and full details can be found on the ghosting application form which can be download from the download section of the league website.
Clubs need to make their request to the league secretary by no later than 11:59pm on Monday 5th October 2020. Teams who choose to withdraw after this deadline shall not be classified as ghosted, and the league rules as published on the league website regarding the withdrawal of teams will apply. Applications will be considered as and when they are received to support clubs in their planning and the league will endeavour to keep a published list on its website of all those teams who have ghosted.
This approach means that those teams who choose to ghost will remain in their respective division and will still receive allocated fixtures. However it remains optional on behalf of both teams if the fixture is played (and if it is played the result does not count to the league standings). This means that should clubs eventually have more availability than they first thought they have access to a number of friendly games.
In addition it has been agreed that for 2020/21 only that where divisions see teams choosing to ghost those who remain in that division will receive a discount on their league subscriptions of 10% for every team which withdraws.

For example-
1 team ghosts – remaining teams in the division receive 10% discount
2 teams ghost - remaining teams in the division receive 20% discount
3 teams ghost - remaining teams in the division receive 30% discount…..etc.
Fixtures for a full 20/21 season will be published w/c 03 August 2020 (ghosting applications do not affect the production of the fixtures) and at this time the league also hopes to publish a full list of league rules which will be ‘relaxed’ for the 2020/21 season only.

The league committee has been continuing to make preparations for the 20/21 VR Hockey league season. Most recently consideration was given to how the league can support clubs who feel they need to withdraw a team(s) due to the covid-19 pandemic whilst maintaining a competitive competition (both now and in future years) for teams who remain and/or look to re-enter in future years.

It has been agreed that clubs may apply for a team(s) to be "ghosted" for the 2020-21 season only. These teams shall then face no penalty and may re-integrate into the tier from which they withdrew for the 21-22 season. Other teams from other clubs shall not be affected, and any overload of teams in tiers for the 21-22 season will be accommodated.

In order to take advantage of this scheme a number of conditions need to be met and full details can be found on the ghosting application form which can be download from the download section of the league website.
Clubs need to make their request to the league secretary by no later than 11:59pm on Monday 5th October 2020. Teams who choose to withdraw after this deadline shall not be classified as ghosted, and the league rules as published on the league website regarding the withdrawal of teams will apply. Applications will be considered as and when they are received to support clubs in their planning and the league will endeavour to keep a published list on its website of all those teams who have ghosted.
This approach means that those teams who choose to ghost will remain in their respective division and will still receive allocated fixtures. However it remains optional on behalf of both teams if the fixture is played (and if it is played the result does not count to the league standings). This means that should clubs eventually have more availability than they first thought they have access to a number of friendly games.
In addition it has been agreed that for 2020/21 only that where divisions see teams choosing to ghost those who remain in that division will receive a discount on their league subscriptions of 10% for every team which withdraws.

For example-
1 team ghosts – remaining teams in the division receive 10% discount
2 teams ghost - remaining teams in the division receive 20% discount
3 teams ghost - remaining teams in the division receive 30% discount…..etc.
Fixtures for a full 20/21 season will be published w/c 03 August 2020 (ghosting applications do not affect the production of the fixtures) and at this time the league also hopes to publish a full list of league rules which will be ‘relaxed’ for the 2020/21 season only.

The league committee has been continuing to make preparations for the 20/21 VR Hockey league season. Most recently consideration was given to how the league can support clubs who feel they need to withdraw a team(s) due to the covid-19 pandemic whilst maintaining a competitive competition (both now and in future years) for teams who remain and/or look to re-enter in future years.

It has been agreed that clubs may apply for a team(s) to be "ghosted" for the 2020-21 season only. These teams shall then face no penalty and may re-integrate into the tier from which they withdrew for the 21-22 season. Other teams from other clubs shall not be affected, and any overload of teams in tiers for the 21-22 season will be accommodated.

In order to take advantage of this scheme a number of conditions need to be met and full details can be found on the ghosting application form which can be download from the download section of the league website.
Clubs need to make their request to the league secretary by no later than 11:59pm on Monday 5th October 2020. Teams who choose to withdraw after this deadline shall not be classified as ghosted, and the league rules as published on the league website regarding the withdrawal of teams will apply. Applications will be considered as and when they are received to support clubs in their planning and the league will endeavour to keep a published list on its website of all those teams who have ghosted.
This approach means that those teams who choose to ghost will remain in their respective division and will still receive allocated fixtures. However it remains optional on behalf of both teams if the fixture is played (and if it is played the result does not count to the league standings). This means that should clubs eventually have more availability than they first thought they have access to a number of friendly games.
In addition it has been agreed that for 2020/21 only that where divisions see teams choosing to ghost those who remain in that division will receive a discount on their league subscriptions of 10% for every team which withdraws.

For example-
1 team ghosts – remaining teams in the division receive 10% discount
2 teams ghost - remaining teams in the division receive 20% discount
3 teams ghost - remaining teams in the division receive 30% discount…..etc.
Fixtures for a full 20/21 season will be published w/c 03 August 2020 (ghosting applications do not affect the production of the fixtures) and at this time the league also hopes to publish a full list of league rules which will be ‘relaxed’ for the 2020/21 season only.

29th May2020/21 Season Update

It is the league committees preference that we attempt to run a ‘normal’ season in 2020/21. Clearly though we have to be guided by government and governing body advice in doing so. After careful consideration we are proposing a later start and later finish to the 20/21 season (dates below). This is in order to allow as many restrictions as possible which are currently in place to be lifted

In making this decision it is important that clubs note the following caveats –

- A firm decision as to whether we proceed with this preferred option or default to a ‘plan B’ will be taken on the 18 July.
- Consequently no fixtures will be published until early August.
- Clubs should note that these provisional dates mean playing after Easter and that provision has also been made for potentially playing (with the area secretaries prior approval) into May if necessary in order to maximise the chances of completing a full season.
- Should the league receive team withdrawals between now and the 18 July it may be necessary to review league placements.

24.10.20 - 12.12.20
Christmas Break
16.01.21 – 27.03.21
Easter Break
10.4.21 – 24.4.21

All clubs, but particularly University sides and clubs with strong links to universities are asked to urgently and proactively consider whether they feel they are going to be able to enter their full complement of teams this season given the likelihood of distance learning for many undergraduates. Any club which withdraws a side(s) (starting with the lowest ranked team) can be assured they will receive no sanction for doing so and would be eligible to re-enter the side(s) ahead of the 21/22 season. The earlier you can advise of withdrawals though the more you will help everyone else plan- other clubs, players, umpires, the league committee.

All University clubs and clubs formally affiliated with a University are asked to provide a specific contact whom the league can liaise with over the summer months as plans continue to be developed. Please provide this contact to - wswhl.leaguesec@gmail.com by the 10th June

All clubs are also urged to start thinking about their own back-up plans for where games could be played. Whilst many restrictions on society may well be lifted by October many landlords may still choose to apply their own restrictions on use of their facilities to outside partners.

Finally, the further contingency plans being developed by the committee could well involve fixtures being formally scheduled into May 2021. Clubs, via their LLO, are asked for their views on this possibility and to provide it to the league secretary by the 21 June 2020 by contacting - wswhl.leaguesec@gmail.com

It is the league committees preference that we attempt to run a ‘normal’ season in 2020/21. Clearly though we have to be guided by government and governing body advice in doing so. After careful consideration we are proposing a later start and later finish to the 20/21 season (dates below). This is in order to allow as many restrictions as possible which are currently in place to be lifted

In making this decision it is important that clubs note the following caveats –

- A firm decision as to whether we proceed with this preferred option or default to a ‘plan B’ will be taken on the 18 July.
- Consequently no fixtures will be published until early August.
- Clubs should note that these provisional dates mean playing after Easter and that provision has also been made for potentially playing (with the area secretaries prior approval) into May if necessary in order to maximise the chances of completing a full season.
- Should the league receive team withdrawals between now and the 18 July it may be necessary to review league placements.

24.10.20 - 12.12.20
Christmas Break
16.01.21 – 27.03.21
Easter Break
10.4.21 – 24.4.21

All clubs, but particularly University sides and clubs with strong links to universities are asked to urgently and proactively consider whether they feel they are going to be able to enter their full complement of teams this season given the likelihood of distance learning for many undergraduates. Any club which withdraws a side(s) (starting with the lowest ranked team) can be assured they will receive no sanction for doing so and would be eligible to re-enter the side(s) ahead of the 21/22 season. The earlier you can advise of withdrawals though the more you will help everyone else plan- other clubs, players, umpires, the league committee.

All University clubs and clubs formally affiliated with a University are asked to provide a specific contact whom the league can liaise with over the summer months as plans continue to be developed. Please provide this contact to - wswhl.leaguesec@gmail.com by the 10th June

All clubs are also urged to start thinking about their own back-up plans for where games could be played. Whilst many restrictions on society may well be lifted by October many landlords may still choose to apply their own restrictions on use of their facilities to outside partners.

Finally, the further contingency plans being developed by the committee could well involve fixtures being formally scheduled into May 2021. Clubs, via their LLO, are asked for their views on this possibility and to provide it to the league secretary by the 21 June 2020 by contacting - wswhl.leaguesec@gmail.com

It is the league committees preference that we attempt to run a ‘normal’ season in 2020/21. Clearly though we have to be guided by government and governing body advice in doing so. After careful consideration we are proposing a later start and later finish to the 20/21 season (dates below). This is in order to allow as many restrictions as possible which are currently in place to be lifted

In making this decision it is important that clubs note the following caveats –

- A firm decision as to whether we proceed with this preferred option or default to a ‘plan B’ will be taken on the 18 July.
- Consequently no fixtures will be published until early August.
- Clubs should note that these provisional dates mean playing after Easter and that provision has also been made for potentially playing (with the area secretaries prior approval) into May if necessary in order to maximise the chances of completing a full season.
- Should the league receive team withdrawals between now and the 18 July it may be necessary to review league placements.

24.10.20 - 12.12.20
Christmas Break
16.01.21 – 27.03.21
Easter Break
10.4.21 – 24.4.21

All clubs, but particularly University sides and clubs with strong links to universities are asked to urgently and proactively consider whether they feel they are going to be able to enter their full complement of teams this season given the likelihood of distance learning for many undergraduates. Any club which withdraws a side(s) (starting with the lowest ranked team) can be assured they will receive no sanction for doing so and would be eligible to re-enter the side(s) ahead of the 21/22 season. The earlier you can advise of withdrawals though the more you will help everyone else plan- other clubs, players, umpires, the league committee.

All University clubs and clubs formally affiliated with a University are asked to provide a specific contact whom the league can liaise with over the summer months as plans continue to be developed. Please provide this contact to - wswhl.leaguesec@gmail.com by the 10th June

All clubs are also urged to start thinking about their own back-up plans for where games could be played. Whilst many restrictions on society may well be lifted by October many landlords may still choose to apply their own restrictions on use of their facilities to outside partners.

Finally, the further contingency plans being developed by the committee could well involve fixtures being formally scheduled into May 2021. Clubs, via their LLO, are asked for their views on this possibility and to provide it to the league secretary by the 21 June 2020 by contacting - wswhl.leaguesec@gmail.com

17th MayTeam placements 2020/21 Season/Update

We are in uncertain times at the moment for sport and society in general. As a league committee we have been keen to play our part in offering light at the end of the tunnel and are thus now pleased to publish the league placements for VR hockey League 2020/21 season. Now available to view in the downloads section.

All placements are decided based on the Team Placement Guidance that can be found on the League website and we would stress that we are no longer able to take any further representations from clubs regarding 'moving' divisions.

It is the committee's intention that we run a full league season however clearly we have to be guided by government and governing body advise. It is for this reason we are delaying annoucing season dates until most likely late June. At this point we will also publish a series of back up plans and dates upon which these plans will be invoked. Such options are intended to describe a way in which we hopefully can to conduct a 'condensed' season, if for example, hockey is unable to begin until after Christmas.

Thank you all for your understanding.

We are in uncertain times at the moment for sport and society in general. As a league committee we have been keen to play our part in offering light at the end of the tunnel and are thus now pleased to publish the league placements for VR hockey League 2020/21 season. Now available to view in the downloads section.

All placements are decided based on the Team Placement Guidance that can be found on the League website and we would stress that we are no longer able to take any further representations from clubs regarding 'moving' divisions.

It is the committee's intention that we run a full league season however clearly we have to be guided by government and governing body advise. It is for this reason we are delaying annoucing season dates until most likely late June. At this point we will also publish a series of back up plans and dates upon which these plans will be invoked. Such options are intended to describe a way in which we hopefully can to conduct a 'condensed' season, if for example, hockey is unable to begin until after Christmas.

Thank you all for your understanding.

We are in uncertain times at the moment for sport and society in general. As a league committee we have been keen to play our part in offering light at the end of the tunnel and are thus now pleased to publish the league placements for VR hockey League 2020/21 season. Now available to view in the downloads section.

All placements are decided based on the Team Placement Guidance that can be found on the League website and we would stress that we are no longer able to take any further representations from clubs regarding 'moving' divisions.

It is the committee's intention that we run a full league season however clearly we have to be guided by government and governing body advise. It is for this reason we are delaying annoucing season dates until most likely late June. At this point we will also publish a series of back up plans and dates upon which these plans will be invoked. Such options are intended to describe a way in which we hopefully can to conduct a 'condensed' season, if for example, hockey is unable to begin until after Christmas.

Thank you all for your understanding.

21st JanEngland Hockey restructuring proposals

As you will all be aware, there is a proposal from England Hockey being circulated pertaining to the restructuring of both the Regions and the Leagues. This proposal will be voted on at the AGM in March and until the outcome is known, the League Committee are unable to make any comment on the proposals.

As you will all be aware, there is a proposal from England Hockey being circulated pertaining to the restructuring of both the Regions and the Leagues. This proposal will be voted on at the AGM in March and until the outcome is known, the League Committee are unable to make any comment on the proposals.

As you will all be aware, there is a proposal from England Hockey being circulated pertaining to the restructuring of both the Regions and the Leagues. This proposal will be voted on at the AGM in March and until the outcome is known, the League Committee are unable to make any comment on the proposals.