Junior Competitions Framework Focus Group

We are looking for forward thinking people with experience of working in Junior Competitions who want to make a difference for the sport. Have you got the enthusiasm to help young hockey players develop and thrive within a new competitions framework for the sport?   

The England Hockey (EH) Board commissioned the EH Competitions Department to undertake a review of its Junior Competitions in the first half of 2016.

As part of this review a draft framework for Junior Competitions and underlying principles were developed. Clubs, schools, local competitions organisers were asked to feedback on this through a consultation process.

The feedback received offered clear insight that the proposed framework and accompanying principles were strongly supported. See here for a summary of the feedback

The England Hockey Board agreed that a time limited Junior Competitions Framework Focus Group (JCFFG) be established to help shape the detailed offer and model of competitions within the framework.   


The responsibility of the JCFFG is to sense check, scrutinise and feedback on more detailed information for the Junior Competitions Framework as developed by EH staff in line with the feedback from the consultation process. This will include the following

  • Structures/formats of individual competitions at Tier 1 and Tier 2 including entry criteria at Tier 1.
  • Principles for competitions at Tier 3 and Tier 4, nb a separate sub group may be established to consider this.
  • The responsibility for delivery of individual competitions
  • Regulations for individual competitions, specifically those around eligibility
  • Implementation plan and timeline including any pilot or trial activity.

We are looking for individuals to join the group who have experience in one or more of the following 

  • Working in a High Performing Club
  • Working in a High Performing School
  • Working in an Emerging Club
  • Working in an Emerging School
  • Experience of managing league hockey
  • Experience of managing Tier 3 and Tier 4 activity 

For further details see this document and to apply to join the group please complete and return the attached Registration of Interest form. The deadline is 20 November2016.