AGM Resolution - Governance Review

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At the England Hockey AGM in March 2017, a resolution to review the structures within the sport was put to the AGM and passed via a 98% majority. The AGM resolution read as follows:


“This resolution proposes that England Hockey review the sport's current governance structure across the country so that it provides the best opportunity to develop the sport; increasing participation levels and the chances of sustained success at national and international level while safeguarding participants and giving members the best possible experience in the 21st century”.


As outlined in our 2nd August website news article, the England Hockey Board has established a working group to manage the review and this group has appointed an independent consultant, Yvonne Barker from Yew Consulting, to undertake the consultation phase. Yvonne specialises in working with sports organisations.


To inform the review we want your views about the way in which hockey is currently run and managed at regional and county level and whether this meets the needs of players and clubs. We want to know if you feel that it currently works well or if improvements could be made and, if so, we want your thoughts and ideas on practical solutions. 


Ahead of the consultation taking place, we would encourage you to discuss within your club, league, county or region what you think works well and where there is room for improvement or a need for change in order to feed into the consultation process.


Over the coming months there are two ways to provide feedback:



  • Consultation meetings. These will take place in the last two weeks of November and will consider the feedback we have received from the survey, with a focus on exploring future options and finding workable solutions if issues have been raised.  Clubs and associations wanting to attend the evening consultation meeting will be able to send a representative.  Full details to be confirmed but dates and locations:

§  Wednesday 22 November – East Molesey, London

§  Thursday 23 November – Taunton, Somerset

§  Monday 27 November – Leeds, Yorkshire

§  Wednesday 29 November – Solihull, West Midlands

§  Thursday 30 November – Stansted, Essex


Spaces will be limited – any club/association wishing to reserve a place for their representative should email with contact details.