Saturday, December 4, 2021

Opinion

‘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...

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...

Dutch club hockey can do more to market game to global audience

Our regular Hockey Social series delves into talking points, player Q&As and opinions from the world of hockey "It's like the Dutch don't want to share it with the rest of the world." The message was loud and clear on...

England Hockey’s GMS: Match sheets will stem teams’ cheating

In the final part of his series on the yet-to-be-launched Game Management System, DAVID LLOYD-WILLIAMS looks at what will be gained by the match sheet England Hockey had grasped the IT nettle with both hands, and were now in it...

‘Authentic leadership has to get the best out of your people’

In an extract from their new book 'Winning Together', Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh explore the theme of leadership Leadership is a never-ending quest, a constant search for better. For some people this concept might seem daunting, like swimming upstream against...

Readers’ respond: State school hockey provision

During our coverage on state school hockey and the need to grow provision, we have been inundated with responses on email and social media. Here is a selection Actioning state school issues is hardest of all Izzy Gardiner has caused a...

Hockey Social: Does Great Britain set-up miss true talent at trials?

Is there a better way to choose the next set of talent to make the grade at Great Britain senior level? That was the question highlighted recently by former international Mikey Hoare. Hoare, who plays for Wimbledon, said that some...

Secret Umpire: Second defenders and the trap

For me the five-metre issue inside the 23m can be a really tricky one. Why so? Well, because the umpire may be trying their best to be proactive and managing where the free hit is going to be taken...
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