The latest session for our Umpiring Development Centre (UDC) took place last Saturday, 14 November.
In total, 20 umpires, both from Wapping and from neighbouring clubs received coaching and, where required, assessments. Congratulations in particular to:
Dan Carter - promoted to ladies' county panel 2
Giles Barton - promoted to ladies' county panel 2
Scott Alder - promoted to men's panel 3
Jay Phillips - promoted to level 1
9 EHUA coaches delivered the sessions and also filmed the matches too (for which both umpires and home & away coaches are grateful). Our thanks to Andy Meacher, Jade Bloomfield, Geoff Fulford, Colin Blackford, Peter Croot, Sanjay Batra, Paul Sexby, Mick Pullin and Chris Row for giving up their time on what turned out to be a pretty cold & wet day.
The UDC was set up in 2013 as an acknowledgment, much like our goalkeeper academy, that umpiring coaching is both an area often overlooked by clubs and also an area where cooperation between neighbouring clubs can enhance delivery. The coaching delivered as part of Saturday's session benefitted multiple clubs and umpires and plaudits must go to our umpiring development officer Dan Carter, our ULO Adam Haines, and also our fixtures secretary Jade Bloomfield who has assisted in coordinating with EHUA in his capacity there.
PS yes I've used an Aussie getting carded just for you Hoff.
Updated 17:14 - 20 Nov 2015 by Stuart Burnside