Opportunity to host the Junior National Club Championships

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Has your club got a strong junior side hoping to reach the National Finals? Would you love to see your club host the Junior Championships in 2019? Now is your chance! 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for clubs, schools, universities, colleges or other organisations to host two Junior Club National Championships.

England Hockey is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from venues with the scope to host a successful England Hockey Junior Event and develop a partnership with England Hockey to deliver two outstanding junior events.

The objectives for taking this approach are as follows: 
  • A response to insight/feedback from previous events to utilise venues across the country
  • To enable venues to develop commercially, allowing another approach to raising income for the club/organisation, as well as establishing partnerships from different funding streams 
  • Potential to support facility development moving forward and enables clubs with EHL hosting aspirations to develop
  • To support the Hockey Maker strategy involving more volunteers in our sport, across the country
  • To engage and reach a wider hockey fan base 
The following Junior Championships are included in the tender process: 
  • 6-7 April 2019 - Girls’ and Boys’ U16 Tier 1 Championship Finals
  • 11–12 May 2019 - U14 Club Tier 1 Finals and U18 Club Finals
To provide an outline of the attendance at these events and the associated potential to generate income, please see 2018 spectator figures below:
  • Girls’ and Boys’ U16 Tier 1 Championship Finals - 1558
  • U14 Club Tier 1 Finals and U18 Club Finals - 1191
Organisations can register their interest in hosting one or both events. If successful, the host organisation will be required to work closely with the England Hockey Competitions and Events teams to deliver the allocated event(s). 

Due to demands of the competition schedule, both events require a venue with a minimum of TWO water based (or equivalent watered sand-dressed) pitches. 

If you tick this box – we are looking to hear from you!

If you would like to express interest in this exciting opportunity, please click here to complete the survey by Friday 11 January 2019.

For further information, please see:
For any queries, please contact Emma Gutteridge by emailing her at Emma.gutteridge@englandhockey.co.uk.