Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Club contact with state school hockey is pivotal

I have watched and listened with interest in recent months as England Hockey look to revise the Player Pathway and make it a more of a level playing field for those players at state schools, writes Ruth Sealey.

Our three boys aged 14 (U16), 13 (U14) and 10 (U12) all attend either our local state primary school or local state comprehensives and have no hockey or very limited playground hockey as part of their PE. Between them they currently play at Academy Centres for Berkshire, Performance Centre and had NAGS trials this year.

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