Talent Strategy 2021

Talent Strategy 2021 - A new direction
Our aspiration at England Hockey over the next few years is to work more closely with the hockey community and to bring to reality a shared vision for high quality talent identification and development.
In August 2020, England Hockey published an update on some of the exciting changes planned for talent development in England; described by Performance Director Ed Barney as 'potentially some of the most significant changes to our pathway in a decade, if not a lifetime.'

We have been asking ourselves what is right for the sport in the long run, and we are grateful to everyone who shared their views on this topic in the Talent Survey.

We want to engender change in genuine partnership, we want to create shared ambitions which will see a sport that is exciting and accessible for all. And we want to see a sport that is inclusive and diverse, with a talent pipeline that everyone is proud of.

The intended direction of travel was published in full in the August 2020 document below from Ed.

Talent Strategy 2021 - A new direction


In addition, in August we produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions below with further information.

Talent Strategy 2021 - FAQs


Then in November 2020, a further document was published with further detail and reading material, as well as details of online forums.

Talent Development - A New Way Forward - November 2020


If you have any further questions, comments or feedback, we encourage you to please email talent@englandhockey.co.uk

We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the hard work, commitment and passion of the people who support junior hockey. We look forward to working alongside you to deliver the next exciting chapter of English hockey.




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