Supporting League Documents


The Regulations for the YNE Hockey League are aligned at a National Level with the other 7 Areas and England Hockey.

GMS is the core system to record team sheets and match sheets for all YNE Hockey League games. If GMS cannot be used, then a contingency, paper match sheet should be completed by both teams and umpires. The home team should then send a copy of the team sheets to the relevant Divisional Secretary by the deadline set in the regulations.

The GMS is the reference point for all match data, including the start time & venue of the match, & all information about the match must be recorded accurately on the GMS.

Eligibility & Selection Exemption Pass

In order to meet the Principles of Fair Selection it may be necessary to override the fair selection system in some cases. This is provided via a Selection Exemption Pass. To apply for an exemption please complete the Selection Exemption Pass Request Form.

A Club must wait until the exemption is granted before overriding the system. If a Club does not wait then the player in question will be treated as an ineligible player as per the Regulations.

Umpire Approval Requests

Where an umpire only holds an acceptable level of accreditation for a specific grade (see Regulation 11.4), the umpire must be approved to officiate at that Grade by the ALMC. For example, a Club must request and receive written approval for a Level 1 Assessed umpire to officiate a Grade 2 fixture.

 Match Officials

Regulation 11.2 states that ‘Areas may require clubs to appoint a Match Official to matches.’ In YNE, it is a requirement that the home team in any Grade 2 fixture provides a Match Official.  That Match Official will need team sheets on paper in front of them, & both teams are required to provide the Official with their team sheets.