Developing hockey is the remit of Old Bristolians' Glynne-Jones
THE new England Hockey's National manager for officiating and volunteering is Old Bristolians cricketer Richard Glynne-Jones.
He joined the Rugby Football Union in 2003 as national panel development manager and latterly was more involved in developing referees in the community game.
One of his aims in his role at England Hockey will be to make umpiring more a part of the sport in a similar way to players and coaches.
He wishes to focus on workforce development and ultimately to improve standards across all levels of the game.
He also hopes to support regional and county hockey umpiring associations and clubs.
All three national league sides had a week's break from league action, a break which gave Clifton's Els Mansell and Fleur Horner further time to recover from injury.
Clifton, in sixth place, visit Reading on Saturday in the Investec Premier Division and then travel to fellow Premier Division side University of Birmingham on Sunday in the last 16 of the Hockey Association Cup.
Meanwhile, National Conference West, Firebrands Ladies travel to Swansea on Saturday in the league and then go to Sevenoaks on Sunday in the cup.
Firebrands men's team manager Ross Opie is convinced that the side's first victory since the return to the national league is imminent.
University of Birmingham are the visitors to Failand on Sunday (2pm).
In Davis Wood Men's League, Firebrands 2nds lost 3-2 against Leominster after surrendering a two-goal lead. Tom Evans and Will Godfrey scored the goals.
Firebrands 3rds remain unbeaten after a 8-1 defeat of Taunton Vale B. Rich Sambrook (2), Phil Bratt, Rich Bacon, Sam McCallum, Will Kerr, Jamie Cranfield and Ed Allsop were the scorers.
Firebrands 4ths went down 2-1 against Westbury/Utd Banks C, Neil Moon and Terry Watts scored for Westbury.
Westbury/Utd Banks lost 3-1 against Truro with Sam Knott the scorer for the losers.
Westbury/Utd Banks 2nds were 6-3 winners over Team Bath D. Paul Mason (3), Nathan Walkey (2) and Phil Haslett scored the goals.
Yate 3rds were 4-1 winners over Westbury/Utd Banks Wizards. Mark Padgett (2), Chris Gillett and Mark Smith scored for Yate and Justin Chave was on target for the losers.
A goal from Duncan Ogilvie and an own goal could not stop Westbury/Utd Banks Warriors from losing 4-2 against Mendip A.
Westbury/Utd Banks Widgets were 4-3 winners over Gwent C.
Jack Ellison, Mark Crofts and Paul Croker scored the goals.
In the Hockey Association Masters Over-40 Cup, Westbury were 5-0 winners over Yeovil.
Martin Palmer (3), Pete Thomas and Steve Millman were the scorers. Westbury Over-50s entertain Isca on Sunday (12noon) in the Hockey Association Over-50s Cup at Coombe Dingle.
Goals from Jordan Rees (3) and Mike Harris helped Yate beat Bristol and West 4-3, while a Liam Cain goal was not enough to save Yate 2nds from a 6-1 loss against Chippenham.
In West Women's Premier Division, Yate Ladies were 4-1 winners over local rivals Firebrands 2nds.
Goals from Sally Ellis (2), Holly Davies and Kim Harris sealed victory while keeper Vicky Haigh saved a penalty stroke for Yate. Claire Britten scored for Firebrands.
Yate have a tough task on Saturday when they visit Team Bath who were relegated from National Conference West last season.
Yate Ladies 3rds lost 2-1 against leaders Badminton with Katherine Edwards scoring the goal on her debut. Alice Harding was player of the match.
Avonmouth Ladies lost 4-1 against Wick with Rachael Collier scoring for the losers and Wotton 2nds were 4-0 winners over Avonmouth 2nds .
Yate Under-16s gained a convincing 5-0 victory over Chippenham with goals from Rebekah Harris (3), Lara Bathurst and Antonia Joy.
Yate Under- 14s won 2-0 over City of Bath.
Old Bristolians were 1-0 winners at Bridgwater and Westberries went down 3-2 at Newquay.
BAC comfortably defeated Leominster 5-2 and Westberries 2nds and Jaspers drew 1-1.