Hockey Futures

Hockey Futures Launch
Hockey Futures is the brand new charity with the vision to create a nation where every young person can play hockey.
What they do
Hockey Futures partners with hockey clubs to create outreach programmes to connect with young people through schools and community organisations. They encourage hockey for all with particular emphasis on inner city deprived neighbourhoods. They help young people improve their life skills allowing them to positively develop. They introduce hockey into schools using the game of “QuickSticks”. This is fun, exciting and safe and can be taught by anyone regardless of previous hockey experience.

How they do it
Hockey Futures provides grants and support to hockey clubs who meet our outreach criteria and match our values and aims. They advise on target areas, schools and delivery to create sustainable inclusive programmes.

Emma Watson at Hockey Futures launch event
Emma Watson surprised schoolchildren at Thorpe Hall Primary School in Walthamstow, East London back in July 2018, joining a hockey session alongside Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal winner Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE and Commonwealth & European medallist Emily Defroand.

Emma said: “Hockey was a big part of my life growing up and I’m thrilled that England Hockey are committed to making the sport more accessible to children all over the country through the launch of Hockey Futures.

"Hockey is the nation’s most gender equal sport and it was fantastic to visit a Hockey Futures session at Thorpe Hall Primary School and see children playing together, learning new skills - and teaching me some new hockey tricks too!"

Find out more about Hockey Futures by visiting their website here.