Subject: Latest from England Hockey in your patch.

Dear Club Colleague,

We have included below some of latest information for you and your club colleague. Please share the email.

1.Club Affiliation 2016/17
A huge thank you to all clubs for completing the affiliation process back in November. I’m delighted to report that across the region we are seeing further growth in the numbers of people playing our sport, the headline figure is another increase on the number of U16s in clubs, which now sees a staggering 80% increase since London 2012, and undoubtedly boosted by the girls success in Rio. In truth this is mostly down to all the hard work and dedication demonstrated week in week out by our club volunteers. Thank you.

2.World League and a Dutch Rematch
Why not have a day out watching the World’s best Hockey players this summer?

England is hosting the top 6 Men’s teams at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the World League on the 15th – 25th June and England’s women are taking on the Netherlands again on the 11th June.

Full details here –!&section=22

3.Coaching Courses.

I am pleased to confirm that the following workshop is now available for booking via

Coaching for Talent

Date: Tuesday 11th April

Venue: Chelmsford HC, Chelmer Park, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford CM2 8RL

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Tutor: Stuart Armstrong

Closing Date: Thursday 30th March

The Engaging Games for Children Workshop in Chelmsford on 3rd April still has a few places left also.

We are also planning the following:

· Sessional Coach Course – Chelmsford – spring dates expected to be confirmed asap
· EH Coach Award course in Bury St Edmunds in June / July
· Sessional Course in the Bury / Cambridge area in early September.

As soon as dates are confirmed we will let you all know.

4.Advanced Coaches Programme

There is a second opportunity to sign up for the Advanced Coaches Programme.

· Availability for 50 coaches.
· Application opens mid Feb – and closes on the 24 March
· Applications will be reviewed in 29 & 30 March

5. Clubmark
As you may have seen the new Clubmark (replaces ClubsFirst) product has been launched. You can access the system through the England Hockey Club Portal > You log into the system using the same details that you use for affiliation. Please do let us know if you do decide to start ClubMark so we can assist you.

6.Club Matters (LV in March)
We are hosting a special Hockey Club Matters Workshop at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Monday 13th March. Book now as places are limited. For more information and to sign up, visit:

7.Back to Hockey 2017 Campaign. 8th May to the 16th June.
The popular Back to Hockey Campaign is back this spring. Details on Back to Hockey attached and how to sign up here

Three local clubs have kindly agreed to host a post Campaign Festival (Late June / early July.) Thank you to Norwich Dragons, Ipswich East Suffolk and Old Loughtonians HC. Dates / details will be sent out nearer the time.

8.EH Awards – Saturday 20th May
Hockey lovers from across the country will gather to celebrate the achievements of volunteers, umpires, coaches and players over the past year at the England Hockey Awards Dinner 2017. The dinner will see 14 awards in total including the 4 performance player awards. Some awards have been adapted from previous to make them more inclusive, you can find the award criteria here. & Get nominating them today!

9.Walking Hockey
A handful of clubs have started to introduce Walking Hockey. Please see attached a document developed with help from Bromsgrove Hockey club who have started a programme. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested to find out more.

Enjoy the hockey this weekend.

Best wishes

Charlie Farrow
Relationship Manager
Direct: 07811 336895