Coming Back Stronger

Coming Back Stronger
Are you able to use this time to get your club into its strongest position possible?

Our aim is to give our Hockey Community some clear advice on starting to build your club to come back stronger.  We want to support clubs to make the most of the opportunity and build on the community spirit we are seeing. 

We expect that people will be eager to be active in a fun and social way and connecting with your hockey family can be the perfect solution.

We have identified some key areas to focus on during this time and these are all linked to our Club Strategy of ‘What Makes a great Club’:  

Covid-19 Support 

Along with celebrating the return of hockey and it’s positive impact on players and clubs, we will also be promoting the sport to potentially new and returning players.

We want to support clubs to offer the right activities for them and the community. 

What Makes a Great Club? 

The best clubs aim to give every player the best experience of our sport. Those that do have more, better, happier players in a sustainable club environment.

The information provided in our What Makes a Great Club guidance forms part of a range of tools and resources which are available to support our clubs. 

From our lengthy consultation with clubs in previous years, we have identified 7 key factors that provide a framework to help make a great club.   

Having great leadership – the right people in the decision-making positions.  

Having appropriate and sustainable facilities – a fundamental requirement for hockey. 

Having inspired and effective people within the club – the people who make playing hockey possible: coaches, umpires, organisers, captains and volunteers. 

Providing different ways to play that meet players’ needs – responding to the fundamental shifts in the way people are accessing hockey.

Being friendly, welcoming and social – crucial in retaining members as well as encouraging new members. 

Being local with strong community connections – making your club known, relevant and visible in the local community.

Stretching and developing those that want it – providing all players, umpires, coaches and volunteers with appropriate opportunities to develop specific hockey skills.

To further discuss how to make this work for your club, please contact your club’s Relationship Manager