England: A Nation Where Hockey Matters

03 December 2013: England Hockey reveals its strategy for 2013-17 and beyond.

London 2012 - Olympic Hockey (Courtesy: England Hockey)

London 2012 – Olympic Hockey (Courtesy: England Hockey)

Over recent months England Hockey has been developing and refining its strategy for the future of hockey in this country. With UK Sport and Sport England’s investment, and growing commercial revenues, England Hockey is ambitious about how it can take the sport forward in this Olympic cycle and beyond. There is a clear vision, a powerful philosophy and five core objectives that all those who have a role in advancing the sport can unite behind.

The vision is for England to be ‘A Nation Where Hockey Matters’. England Hockey aspires to deepen the passion of those who play, follow and deliver the sport by providing the best possible environments, the best possible experiences, and the support which clubs and deliverers of the game need. Meanwhile, reaching out to new audiences is also an important aim.

a video summarising England Hockey’s strategy for the coming years Continue reading →

Prestigious President’s Award goes to Great Britain Hockey

Great Britain Hockey has today been awarded the prestigious President’s Award by the International Hockey Federation at its Congress in Malaysia.

Great Britain Hockey LogoThe award was made to GB Hockey in recognition of its contribution to the development and promotion of hockey in maximising the opportunity of the London 2012 Olympic Games and its work towards securing a lasting legacy for hockey.

Richard Leman, President of Great Britain Hockey, said: “On behalf of everyone involved with Great Britain Hockey I’m delighted that the efforts of the organisation and everyone involved in hockey have been recognised with the President’s Award from the International Hockey Federation. It’s a testament to the extra effort put in by everyone involved in hockey in this country over the past few years, from grassroots volunteers to the staff and the athletes of the GB teams. It’s a great honour for us to receive this award on behalf of the whole Hockey Nation.” Continue reading →

20,000 Opportunities to play hockey this summer in Great Britain

Great Britain Hockey has today announced that its ‘Hockey Nation Give it a Go’ programme will offer 20,000 opportunities to play hockey over the Olympic Games period.  More than 500 sites across the country will run sessions for young people and adults over a five week period as the sport looks to proactively build its legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Hockey Nation by Great Britain HockeyA new website – www.hockeynation.info – went live today, providing an easy-to-use search engine of hockey activities.  From 27 July, the programme will be supported by the Hockey Hotline, a dedicated phone line offering advice to people looking to give hockey a go.  The Hockey Hotline on 0845 340 4000 will operate from 8am until 8pm daily.

Hockey Nation Give it a Go sessions will provide anyone, regardless of age, ability, previous hockey experience or location, the opportunity to pick up a stick and give hockey a go. Continue reading →