Wednesday, July 28, 2021

England Hockey Restructure

Regional leagues decide promotions as England Hockey curtails season

Regional leagues have been left with the difficult task of finalising promotion with minimal games played this season - despite England Hockey stopping its national league as null and void. England Hockey ended the 2020/21 national league season on Friday...

Club offers suggestions for future of England domestic hockey

Hampshire side Havant believe more Friday night matches should be played as part of a wider debate on the future of hockey surrounding England Hockey's restructure proposal. Asking for club member and wider feedback, the club outlined several points which...

Proposals for restructure: England Hockey Q&A for AGM

1. Are the ‘draft league structures’ issued going to be imposed on clubs? No. The draft structure was created to demonstrate how local areas could be organised based on more efficient travel arrangements. They did not take into account local...

East Hockey club: We would no longer play 17 neighbouring sides

The Hockey Paper has been publishing stories on England Hockey's proposed restructure since December in our print editions. Here, we reproduce some of those items. We have been made aware of input from a large club based in the East...

Fit for Future is ensuring hockey clubs are life and soul of game

Two years ago I questioned the wisdom of top level hockey administrators bending under the pressure to modify our game into a slicker and smaller dish, more appealing to the fast-food appetite of the all-important and highly sought after...

Restructure: Clubs need to understand what England Hockey proposals actually mean

NORTH OPINION By Howard Green, Deeside Ramblers HC chairman All looks quiet on the surface but underneath the Bisham Abbey spin master feet are paddling furiously pushing the story that the hockey community is all in favour of the proposals to...

South hockey’s goal king approaches 400 landmark

Prabjot ‘Prabbie’ Hunjan is surely goal king of the south. He celebrates his 20th year in the South League next season and although England Hockey’s restructure will have something to say about the league’s future, we can say with...

England Hockey governance: Time to end the committee culture

David Lloyd-Williams, chairman of the London League, voices his opinion ahead of England Hockey's AGM in March My light bulb moment was in the middle of a club committee, years ago, when I realised that one of my colleagues never...

South League view: Is this a structure fit for English hockey’s future?

OPINION: Nearing its 50th year, South League hockey could be set for radical overhaul in 2020, writes Mike Haymonds The England Hockey chief executive Nick Pink said in an interview in this newspaper that “England Hockey will work with clubs...

2020: biggest year of change in English club hockey?

England Hockey AGM will see vote on restructure changes but the review has met resistance from some leagues By The Hockey Paper England Hockey's restructure plans for regional and county leagues will be the biggest change in two decades - if...
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