Sunday, September 19, 2021

Schools Hockey

England Hockey aspires to network of Talent Schools under new vision

England Hockey will work with around 25 educational sites under its new Talent Schools framework, the national governing body aiming to work with a network of schools within its junior development strategy. England Hockey revealed that there will be a...

Hockey needs to take leap into the dark to reflect our overall society

All children can gain equal access to hockey facilities but there is no easy short-term solution, writes PHIL BAILEY From what has been reported into the current debate into the inclusiveness of hockey and the divide between the private/state...

‘Embracing change’: Leicester leads way on hockey inclusion and accessibility

It is the ambition of many a hockey club to become more integrated into their local community and a shining example of this is Leicester City Hockey Club, writes DAISY FORD. After the introduction of Healthy Activities and Food (HAF)...

Fears over ‘super clubs’ creation in England Hockey talent plan

Fears have been raised over the lack of detail in England Hockey’s new talent development framework, the creation of ‘super clubs’ suppressing player membership from others and the need to be open for alternative views. Last month England Hockey published...

Future uncertain for England Hockey’s popular Futures Cup

A coach of a Futures Cup-winning side says it would be a “real shame” if there is no replacement tournament for the England Hockey event. The 2021 tournament at Oaklands College, which finished on Saturday, could be the last in...

India success can lead to hockey participation and growth in UK

India’s strong performances in the Olympics could act as a springboard for an upturn in south Asian hockey participation in the UK. India’s men won bronze at Tokyo 2020 and their women fell just short of a medal, losing 4-3...

Wessex Leopards and Mercia Lynx take Futures Cup Hockey under-17 titles

Saskia Lawrence, of Redmaids' High School, kept her cool as Wessex Leopards won their second title at the Futures Cup. Lawrence slotted home the winning shoot-out goal as Wessex Leopards beat Celtic Jaguars in the under-17 girls' final at Oaklands...

Strike! Saxon Tigers find target for Futures Cup under-15 title

Saxon Tigers bowled over their rivals and then skittled out themselves in their trophy-winning celebration as they proved the standout team in winning the Futures Cup under-15 girls' title. In a tight contest, Saxon Tigers beat Caledonian Cougars 2-0 in...

Homes Nations flavour to Futures Cup hockey finals

There will be a distinct Home Nations flavour to the Futures Cup finals after Scottish and Welsh girls' teams made it to Saturday's showdown matches. Welsh representative Celtic Jaguars, in the Girls under-17 event, and Scottish under-15 side Caledonian Cougars...

Facilities, coaches and mindset before money: How state school hockey can flourish

Hat’s off to Izzy Gardiner and getting hockey talking about inclusion. However, as someone involved in delivering club and state school hockey, the barriers to creating this are as much cultural as well as financial.  There are a number of...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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