Sunday, December 3, 2023

Club hockey needs to innovate with fans to make Finals Weekend a success

The proof is now in the pudding for English club hockey. Now that Finals Weekend has returned to the clubs – Surbiton having won the nod to host the two-day season finale –  Premier Division sides will only have themselves to blame if they are unable to properly fill out Surbiton HC in the first weekend of April.

England Hockey has been lambasted over the years for failing to properly promote its domestic leagues. And rightly so, given the sparse league attendances and lack of any synergy or cohesion with clubs to get on the same page.

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  1. Hardly surprising there is little interest in the top level of English Hockey from the great majority of club players, The Mens World Cup came & went & hardly anyone noticed- including the British press despite teams from England & Wales being involved.
    The NGB needs to bring in people who really know the game & understand the needs of grass root players.

  2. How does anyone imagine attendance is going to be great when the vast majority of club teams have final League matches to play on the 1st ! When all said and done support does tend to come from people who play the game and not the general public . Another fine piece of calendar planning !!!


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