England Hockey suspends national hockey activity; new date to be set for AGM
In case you missed it: In light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and government advice, England Hockey took the decision to suspend its nationally run hockey activity.
This includes our competition and domestic events programme, Player Pathway activity and national youth programmes until at least 15 April. We have already issued an update with regards to our AGM on 17 March.
We would urge leagues, clubs, schools, Player Pathway centres and others who deliver hockey on a local level to support this approach.
This decision will impact activities at differing levels and scale. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and react as best we can during these unprecedented times. We’ll keep everyone in the hockey family as up to date as possible and look forward to hockey returning to normal when the time is right.
List of suspended activity; last updated 2pm 17 March
19 Mar: Schools Finals: Girls & Boys U18s Tier 1; Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
21-22 Mar: Men’s and Investec Women’s Hockey Leagues final round of fixtures
23-24 Mar: Boys Schools U14, U16, U18 finals; Reading Hockey Club
29 Mar: Division One play-offs
Mar-Apr: All Clubs – Adult, U18, Masters – and Boys U16s & U18 Schools, Championships knockout matches
4-5 Apr: U16 Club Finals, Nottingham Hockey Centre
5 April – U14 Club Area Finals
5 Apr: League Finals; Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Player Pathway activity:
England Hockey participation programmes:
Back to Hockey
All England Masters teams activity
GB Coaching / EH umpiring:
Courses and Workshops
England Age Group programmes / DiSE:
21-22 Mar: England age group training days
6-9 April: DiSE; Lilleshall [players will undertake remote delivery model]
11-13 Apr: England age group training camps; Lilleshall
17-18 Mar: Men’s Lilleshall camp
29 Mar: England women’s U21s
10-13 Apr: England & Scotland men’s U21s
10-13 Apr: England & Ireland women’s U21s
17 Mar: England Hockey AGM
In relation to schools activity, it is of course up to individual schools what they deliver in schools, however we would not recommend playing fixtures against other schools.
n.b. No decisions have been made for any England Hockey events scheduled for after 15 April.