Saturday, December 4, 2021

Club

‘England Hockey’s New Way Forward only seeks to rule and divide’

In the final part of his series, JON ROYCE believes that the new structure undermines the relationships between local clubs and proposes a fix for the future Who will pay for the additional pitch time and coaching fees required to...

England Hockey commissions update to pitch facilities strategy

England Hockey is commissioning a review and update of its national facilities strategy that aims to provide a reliable picture on the state of the game - as the 3G issue continues to take a firm stranglehold on the...

Is there any trust between clubs, schools and England Hockey?

JON ROYCE continues his forthright series and says that we need to incentivise national league coaches and former players to involve themselves in coaching and selection  Clubs function by balancing the demands of first team, adult participation teams and junior...

We need to simplify hockey, not add layers of participation

Continuing his exclusive series, leading coach JON ROYCE says that we need to bring independent schools under the umbrella of clubs to stem burnout and player dissatisfaction Back in the 1970s, many former grammar school pupils moved into the independent...

Irish Senior Hockey Cup: Cookstown make big impact

Cookstown continued their hex over Pembroke as they knocked out the Dubliners in the Irish Senior Cup for the second successive campaign, emulating their success in the 2019/20 campaign. Seventeen-year-old Max Anderson was the hero for the Ulster Premier side,...

Why England Hockey’s talent strategy isn’t suitable model and developed up an ivory tower

Two decades ago, JON ROYCE was involved in systemic change at Surbiton Hockey Club. A small Sunday morning Colts section was relaunched mirroring a continental style model. Roger Hitch did the financial spade work, Karl Stagno was appointed as...

Ireland women’s hockey: UCD advance in thriller

Irish Senior Cup specialists UCD are in the final four yet again as they produced a stunning late show to beat Railway Union 4-3 in a spectacular advert for the club game. The Belfield students move a step closer to...

England Hockey leagues: East Grinstead clinch final top six berth

Canadian Jamie Wallace propelled East Grinstead to the top six as his hat-trick sealed a 3-2 win on the final day before the winter break in the Men's Premier Division. The cold conditions would have suited Wallace, who joined over...

England Hockey’s GMS ‘biggest system ever’ as issues ironed out

England Hockey says it now has "the biggest hockey system that has existed" in the sport in England after claiming it had ironed out problems which has blighted the Game Management System this season. The national govrning body said on...

Blackheath or Teddington? Oldest hockey club in the world revealed

Blackheath has 'officially the oldest hockey club in the world', while Teddington states 'oldest club in the world' proudly labelled on their club social media handles. But the debate over who can lay claim to this historic mantle can...
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Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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