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The VERDE RECREO Hockey League
The VERDE RECREO Hockey League
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Diary Items to Note

20th April 2020
20th April 2020South Area Meeting
Postponed
21st April 2020
21st April 2020North Area Meeting
Postponed
22nd April 2020
22nd April 2020South Wales Area Meeting
Postponed
6th May 2020
6th May 202019:30League Committee Meeting
@ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR

Latest News

3rd AprMessage from the Chairman

As you will all be aware, these are difficult times and all league hockey for the 2019-2020 season has now been brought to an end – no more matches will be played. Your committee has been considering various options as to how we wrap up the season and have decided upon the following course of action:

There are some outstanding issues involving the RSC and an outstanding appeal. These need to be addressed first and the league tables updated.

To calculate final League positions, we will use a percentage points basis. This is calculated on total points won (3 for a win, 1 for a draw), minus any points deducted for disciplinary offences, then divided by the total number of points available from the games played, multiplied by 100 to give the percentage. Should teams have the same percentage points goal difference will then be used. Using this basis takes into consideration that at the point we have closed the season not all teams have played the same amount of games and this method gives fairness to all teams and preserves the League integrity.

Having sorted out positions, we can look at promotion and relegation issues, but these cannot be finalised until England Hockey have decided how to close down the MHL. A decision is expected later this month.

Unsurprisingly, Area Meetings are postponed, possibly cancelled. I am proposing a “virtual” presentation night using our Twitter account – further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, please tell everyone to follow us on Twitter to receive updates.

The only major piece of business to be conducted at the Area Meetings is rule changes. The proposed rule changes have been sent to all club LLO'S.

The committee are looking at options for next season, as there are no guarantees that we will be able to start the season in September. Discussions are at a very early stage and no decisions have been reached so far. Updates, when available, will be issued on the website and our Twitter account.

All the very best wishes to you all

Terry Cook
Chairman
The Verde Recreo Hockey League
www.wswhl.co.uk
Sponsored by Verde Recreo

As you will all be aware, these are difficult times and all league hockey for the 2019-2020 season has now been brought to an end – no more matches will be played. Your committee has been considering various options as to how we wrap up the season and have decided upon the following course of action:

There are some outstanding issues involving the RSC and an outstanding appeal. These need to be addressed first and the league tables updated.

To calculate final League positions, we will use a percentage points basis. This is calculated on total points won (3 for a win, 1 for a draw), minus any points deducted for disciplinary offences, then divided by the total number of points available from the games played, multiplied by 100 to give the percentage. Should teams have the same percentage points goal difference will then be used. Using this basis takes into consideration that at the point we have closed the season not all teams have played the same amount of games and this method gives fairness to all teams and preserves the League integrity.

Having sorted out positions, we can look at promotion and relegation issues, but these cannot be finalised until England Hockey have decided how to close down the MHL. A decision is expected later this month.

Unsurprisingly, Area Meetings are postponed, possibly cancelled. I am proposing a “virtual” presentation night using our Twitter account – further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, please tell everyone to follow us on Twitter to receive updates.

The only major piece of business to be conducted at the Area Meetings is rule changes. The proposed rule changes have been sent to all club LLO'S.

The committee are looking at options for next season, as there are no guarantees that we will be able to start the season in September. Discussions are at a very early stage and no decisions have been reached so far. Updates, when available, will be issued on the website and our Twitter account.

All the very best wishes to you all

Terry Cook
Chairman
The Verde Recreo Hockey League
www.wswhl.co.uk
Sponsored by Verde Recreo

As you will all be aware, these are difficult times and all league hockey for the 2019-2020 season has now been brought to an end – no more matches will be played. Your committee has been considering various options as to how we wrap up the season and have decided upon the following course of action:

There are some outstanding issues involving the RSC and an outstanding appeal. These need to be addressed first and the league tables updated.

To calculate final League positions, we will use a percentage points basis. This is calculated on total points won (3 for a win, 1 for a draw), minus any points deducted for disciplinary offences, then divided by the total number of points available from the games played, multiplied by 100 to give the percentage. Should teams have the same percentage points goal difference will then be used. Using this basis takes into consideration that at the point we have closed the season not all teams have played the same amount of games and this method gives fairness to all teams and preserves the League integrity.

Having sorted out positions, we can look at promotion and relegation issues, but these cannot be finalised until England Hockey have decided how to close down the MHL. A decision is expected later this month.

Unsurprisingly, Area Meetings are postponed, possibly cancelled. I am proposing a “virtual” presentation night using our Twitter account – further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, please tell everyone to follow us on Twitter to receive updates.

The only major piece of business to be conducted at the Area Meetings is rule changes. The proposed rule changes have been sent to all club LLO'S.

The committee are looking at options for next season, as there are no guarantees that we will be able to start the season in September. Discussions are at a very early stage and no decisions have been reached so far. Updates, when available, will be issued on the website and our Twitter account.

All the very best wishes to you all

Terry Cook
Chairman
The Verde Recreo Hockey League
www.wswhl.co.uk
Sponsored by Verde Recreo

16th MarLeague Hockey activity suspended

Many of you will have seen recent announcements by EH and HW about all hockey activity being suspended immediately in light of covid-19. In due course the league committee will determine how best to resolve the issue of unplayed games.

Many of you will have seen recent announcements by EH and HW about all hockey activity being suspended immediately in light of covid-19. In due course the league committee will determine how best to resolve the issue of unplayed games.

Many of you will have seen recent announcements by EH and HW about all hockey activity being suspended immediately in light of covid-19. In due course the league committee will determine how best to resolve the issue of unplayed games.

12th MarCovid-19 virus

Many clubs and players are understandably concerned about the Covid-19 virus.

The league is continually monitoring the situation and following guidance published by England Hockey, Hockey Wales, the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly.

The advice across the board is that there is currently no cause to postpone community hockey. Should this situation change the league will advise clubs. Until such point the usual rules regarding the requirement to fulfill all games stand.

Jonathan Watts
League Secretary

Many clubs and players are understandably concerned about the Covid-19 virus.

The league is continually monitoring the situation and following guidance published by England Hockey, Hockey Wales, the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly.

The advice across the board is that there is currently no cause to postpone community hockey. Should this situation change the league will advise clubs. Until such point the usual rules regarding the requirement to fulfill all games stand.

Jonathan Watts
League Secretary

Many clubs and players are understandably concerned about the Covid-19 virus.

The league is continually monitoring the situation and following guidance published by England Hockey, Hockey Wales, the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly.

The advice across the board is that there is currently no cause to postpone community hockey. Should this situation change the league will advise clubs. Until such point the usual rules regarding the requirement to fulfill all games stand.

Jonathan Watts
League Secretary

29th FebPlymouth Marjon are the Champions!

Congratulations to Plymouth Marjon, who today became the new Champions of the Verde Recreo Hockey League. All the very best in the MHL next season.
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Congratulations to Plymouth Marjon, who today became the new Champions of the Verde Recreo Hockey League. All the very best in the MHL next season.
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Congratulations to Plymouth Marjon, who today became the new Champions of the Verde Recreo Hockey League. All the very best in the MHL next season.
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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.

14th JanWest Wilts C withdraw East Central 2

West Wilts C team has withdrawn from East Central 2 division.all results and fixtures concerning this team have been removed.

West Wilts C team has withdrawn from East Central 2 division.all results and fixtures concerning this team have been removed.

West Wilts C team has withdrawn from East Central 2 division.all results and fixtures concerning this team have been removed.