Inclusion & Diversity

Hockey is proud that it is a diverse, inclusive team sport played equally by men and women and enjoyed by all regardless of gender, sexuality, age, race or religion. 

England Hockey has a female Chief Executive, Sally Munday,  2 female Non-Executive Directors, Katy Roberts and Kate Swann and additionally Sue Bodycomb is the England Hockey President.  Whilst the board has historically consistently met the Sport England and UK Sport diversity targets, the current percentage of women represented  falls outside the requirements of the Code of Good Governance. 

England Hockey will therefore be working with Sport England and UK Sport to develop a Diversity Action Plan by 31st October 2017, which includes recruiting an additional female Board member.

England Hockey's Equality Policy

This policy is aimed at all those actively involved in any aspect of hockey activities, whether that be as an employee, volunteer, member or participant.

You can view the policy by clicking here 

To View EH's other policies, see below:

Transexual - Policy (July 2017)

                 - Guidance for local organisations (July 2017)

Pregnancy Policy (June 14)

UK Equality Standard

The UK Equality Standard is a framework assisting sports organisations to widen access and reduce inequalities within sport from under represented individuals, groups and communities.

England Hockey achieved the Intermediate level in April 2015 and are continuing to integrate inclusion and diversity throughout the organisation. 

Sports Charter

In March 2011 the government, together with major sporting bodies, launched a charter calling for anyone with an interest or involvement in sport to unite to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport and aim to make sport a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB+T) people.

England Hockey proudly supports this charter, which can be found here