TOM KIPLING assesses the state of play of youth hockey in England and asks whether talent academy format needs a rethink
There are three outlets for playing hockey as an under-18 junior. This is through school, club, and the England pathway. All of these pathways are limited in their own individual right.
Hockey as a sport has far fewer players and attention than the rest of England’s domestic sports, such as football, cricket, rugby, and tennis. This is largely due to it only being played at private schools.
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