Thursday, May 23, 2024

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey’s AGM in March

My light bulb moment was in the middle of a club committee, years ago, when I realised that one of my colleagues never volunteered to do any work, yet kept coming up with suggestions that “the club” should adopt. I got annoyed. How could anyone do that? Answer: she had been elected to the club’s committee, so that made it OK to talk, but do nothing.

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