Roadshow feedback shows strong support for proposed changes to sport's structure

AGM Resolution - Story
318 people representing 221 organisations have attended eight roadshows held around the country to launch the next phase of consultation on the structural review of the sport. In March 2017 the membership overwhelmingly passed a resolution requiring England Hockey to review the structure of hockey in England in the first such review for a generation. The proposals, which have been developed over the last two years through previous phases of consultation, have been outlined in the nationwide roadshows over the last few weeks and are now being published on our website. Full details can be found here

The proposals set out changes to leagues and associations to create a more equal, fair and simple structure for clubs and the roadshow audiences indicated their overwhelming support for the changes. Members will now get a chance to consult and feedback on the proposals through a survey which closes on 27 October. The England Hockey board will consider the feedback in November and a final version with a detailed implementation plan will be put before the 2020 AGM. If approved the new structure will be in place for the 2021/22 season.

Sally Munday, Chief Executive of England Hockey, said of the proposals: ”England Hockey has received a clear and strong message from clubs and volunteers that they want a structure for the sport that allows them to focus on playing hockey and spend less time on unnecessary administration.

"I’m delighted that these proposals have received such a positive response and I’d urge all members to consider the plans and let us know if they can be made even better.

"Clubs have asked for changes and after a lot of consultation we strongly believe these proposals address the issues they face so the vote at next year’s AGM will be the opportunity for them to make it happen.” 

Take the AGM resolution survey by clicking here.