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South League view: Is this a structure fit for English hockey’s future?

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OPINION: Nearing its 50th year, South League hockey could be set for radical overhaul in 2020, writes Mike Haymonds

The England Hockey chief executive Nick Pink said in an interview in this newspaper that “England Hockey will work with clubs on a ‘collective journey’ before implementing any changes to the domestic set up”.

However, the South, by far the largest of the five current regional administrations in terms of clubs and players, is finding it difficult to reconcile the latest EH restructuring proposals with this statement. It may be thought that Its views should carry more weight than the other four English regions. But it faces the greatest upheaval of all.

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