Club-School Links (CSL)

Celebrations at the Man Group National Schools Championships for Girls in 2007

England Hockey’s Club-School Links (CSL) programme is a key part of our Club Community Links product which is driven by our clubs accreditation scheme ClubsFirst (or ClubMark).

The main aim of the CSL programme is to encourage closer relationships between clubs and their local primary and secondary schools, to encourage more youngsters who play hockey in schools to continue their participation with a local club.

ClubsFirst Accredited Clubs are committed to the development of a safe, effective and child friendly environment, and are significantly helping us to attract and retain more young people to the sport.

Criteria have been added to the ClubsFirst accreditation to help assist Clubs to attract more young people from local schools. To help clubs meet the criteria, each club involved will receive a support package which they can distribute to their associated schools. 

This support package includes a range of Quicksticks and / or In2Hockey resources and / or equipment to encourage delivery of an appropriate format of hockey within the schools, and then a seamless transition for the young player from school to club.  

To find out about hockey clubs in your area please see the club finder section of the website.  The Junior Coordinator at a club is usually the main contact regarding CSL.

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