Sunday, August 7, 2022

England Hockey Restructure

Stourport aim to nurture midlands’ hockey talent after Talent Academy status

Stourport HC want to widen its appeal to more children from state schools after being offered a licence to operate as a Talent Academy, to work with 15-18-year-olds as they progress to future stars of Team GB. Stourport will run...

How are England Hockey’s new talent development plans progressing?

In the second part of our series, England Hockey's Heather Williams looks at how the new talent development is shaping up Whenever I’ve discussed the changes to our talent system, I’ve found that people immediately want to understand the...

England Hockey: It’s only with the community that we can build a great Talent System 

Heather Williams is head of Elite Talent Development at England and Great Britain Hockey, and is currently part of the team leading the development and implementation of England Hockey’s new Talent Development System.  I get asked a lot, ‘why’. ‘Why...

England Hockey Premier Division: Top 6, bottom 6 or straight league?

We sought the views of clubs in both halves of the split leagues in the men’s Premier Division. Tomorrow, we will publish verdicts from the women’s coaches For the first time this season, we saw a split league at the...

England Hockey needs to monitor strength of smaller clubs and offer support

Season in Review Our columnist reflects on a season of restructure and a GMS yet to go live, but says the league transition has its positives When England Hockey decided to restructure the leagues, there was no doubt that this...

Lop-sided leagues? No play-offs? The side effects of England Hockey restructure

If just one team is promoted or relegated there is potential for a side to spend several seasons languishing in an unsuitable league The England Hockey league restructure has already been a source of controversy for a smorgasbord of administrational...

Why GMS will lift hockey players, teams and leagues in England

David Lloyd-Williams says the cultural shift with England Hockey's new system will change the face of the sport The new, (not yet fully) shiny Game Management System isn’t just about the admin side of the game. Some wonderful things will...

‘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...

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...
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Crowdfunding Canada women equal Commonwealth Games best

Birmingham -- Continued crowdfunding and Canada women have ended consecutive Commonwealth Games in fifth place after beating Scotland in...
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