Friday, May 27, 2022

England Hockey Restructure

Cambridge City restructures in England Hockey talent centre bid

A club with a burning ambition to become a Talent Centre and Talent Academy has laid out its plans after deciding to go its own way. Cambridge City HC split from Cambridge City Junior HC in its bid to become...

England Hockey: There is a place for every coach with a desire to support young people 

Ed Barney, England Hockey’s performance director, and Heather Williams, head of elite talent development, speak to THP to on the sport’s new talent strategy framework What is the measure of success for the new talent strategy plan? There are some bold...

Hockey clubs encouraging juniors to Talent Centres is ‘fundamental failure in the model’

England Hockey has said that players do not need to move immediately to Talent Centres (TC) after fears that parents were already taking juniors out of clubs to be part of the first cohort under the new framework strategy. It...

England Hockey pathway: ‘Biggest issue is that we are losing parents’

There is a “dark cloud” hanging over Tiverton White Eagles Juniors. The Devon-based side claim to be already losing junior players - and with it, much-needed volunteers - to a club earmarked as an accredited Talent Centre under England...

England Hockey’s Game Management System: Getting Phase 1 live

Previously, we heard how ideas for the centralisation of administration for GMS would reduce club and league administration. DAVID LLOYD-WILLIAMS continues to chart the story behind the GMS It was summer 2020. The professional project managers (PMs) had started work...

Will there be quality assurances under England Hockey’s new talent framework?

The Hockey Paper has canvassed several coaches and hockey insiders across the UK as the new talent development strategy begins to roll out ahead of 2022 first intakes of Talent Centres. What is the reason for this change? Hockey has been...

England Hockey GMS: Experts, the Dutch and match sheets

David Lloyd-Williams continues to chart how the controversial GMS came to fruition in the second part of our exclusive series on a system which officials hope will lift the grassroots game When the GMS concept first arose, England Hockey’s Rich...

Whose big idea was the Game Management System?

England Hockey’s Game Management System (GMS) initially had a painful birth, but its conception was two years ago. In a series of articles, David Lloyd-Williams gives us the background to the system, and how it was developed. What everyone is...

England Hockey issues GMS apology after clubs lambast system

England Hockey has issued another apology as it looks to rectify the disastrous problems of the Game Management System (GMS) which have blighted the start of the grass roots leagues and left clubs lambasting the new system ahead of...

England Hockey pathway pair resign as talent plan rolls out

Two of England Hockey's pathway performance leads have both quit the organisation as the new talent framework rolls out, The Hockey Paper can reveal. Sally Mapley, England Hockey's player pathway manager, and Emma Faraday, the talent system officer, both resigned...
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Final teams secure berths for men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

The 16 teams for the 2023 men's World Cup have now been confirmed following results at the ongoing Asia...
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