Byes are commonplace these days when it comes to England Hockey’s Cup competition. Farewell has also long been said to the national governing body’s premier knock-out as far as care and attention goes.
For one of three chances to win a top tier trophy after the outdoor and indoor national league, this is hard to fathom.
“We need to look at the player experience and to make sure they feel valued and then clubs will want to be a part of it,” says Beeston women’s coach James Sordillo.
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