Club Affiliation

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England Hockey offers hockey clubs an affiliation package designed to allow the sport to thrive both on and off the field.

Affiliation 2018/19
The affiliation window opened on 1 October 2018 and will close promptly on 30 November 2018.

You can download a help guide to assist you through the online process which is available on the right-hand side of this page. There is also a short walk-through video that guides you through the process which can be viewed here.

Cost of Club Affiliation 2018/19

Team Information


Cost excluding VAT (standard VAT rate applies only on 1/3rd of affiliation fee


Senior teams

Teams playing regular Saturday/Sunday hockey


£204.72 per team

University – Saturday league

Teams playing in regular mainstream leagues


£75.00 per team

University – BUCS

Teams only playing BUCS Wednesday leagues


No cost


Teams that do not participate regularly in a leaguebut play more than 4 games per season


£45 per team

Junior club only

Clubs that only have a junior section


£45 per club

Junior/Youth teams


U18 teams playing in regular competitions

No cost if the club are also affiliating at least one senior team



Teams playing indoor hockey


No cost


Clubs that have masters team in addition to senior and/or junior teams


No cost if the club are also affiliating at least one senior team

Masters club only

Clubs that contain masters teams playing in masters competitions only

£45 per club

Benefits of Club Affiliation
Ever wondered what your club gets from being affiliated to England Hockey? Wonder no more.

  • Support from your local Relationship Facility Manager to help with planning permission for new and redeveloped facilities
  • Regional Support - our staff based in the regions have local knowledge to help support and develop your club on any relevant issues
  • If you are a newly established free affiliation for all new clubs and new teams in 2018/19

  • Enabling clubs access to specific programmes and products such as Back to Hockey, In2Hockey and Quicksticks
  • Entry to an exciting range of national knockout competitions called the England Hockey Championships for clubs' 1st XIs to 10th XIs and U14s to O60s whatever their standard. Click here for details.
  • Club centred insight for example the club survey data to help develop your club 
  • Linking with clubs to drive participation through national campaigns such as #HockeyFest
  • Tools to help clubs to promote and deliver hockey sessions via free online resource Hockey Hub, Marketing Portal, Insight Dashboards
  • Supporting clubs to establish relationships with local partners (councils, schools etc)
  • Easy to understand, fair and transparent player pathways, from picking up a stick for the first time through to representing your country in hockey 
  • Opportunity to access athlete ambassadors 
  • A biannual copy of Hockey magazine keeping you up-to-date with club and national hockey news
  • Access to a varied suite of learning opportunities for coaches and coach developers that will ultimately inspire more, better and happier players (HockeyHub) 
  • Access to a range of high quality training courses and online resources for umpires and umpire coaches (HockeyHub)
  • Awards in officiating, safeguarding young people and leadership to support individuals and club development 
  • Nominate your club and volunteers for national recognition at our annual England Hockey Awards Dinner 
Policy and Development
  • Discounted and exclusive insurance for your club, to cover liability and personal accident insurance for your members via Howdens
  • Access to 'Safe D' our Safeguarding Policy, Reporting Procedures, Good Practice guidance and templates tool - to support clubs to provide a safe environment for young people
  • Disclosure and Barring Servise (DBS) checking at a subsidised cost, designed to help clubs meet government requirements of working with young people
  • Advice and support to clubs when they have a child protection concern, including the management of specific cases
  • Education and training opportunities for all those working with young people
  • Clubmark, an industry wide and hockey-specific kite mark scheme linked to Sport England's Clubmark accreditation, which means your club can be recognised as effective, safe and child-friendly
  • Individual guidance and support on how to develop your club
Club Definition
England Hockey welcomes all hockey clubs as members. It is, however, necessary to define a club in order to provide clarity on membership. Clubs come in all shapes and sizes but there are some aspects that differentiate a club from a school, a corporate teams or a BUCS-only team. There are separate arrangements for schools who wish to become members of England Hockey and membership of England Hockey is NOT required to enter any England Hockey competitions or any hockey-related school games activity.

Characteristics of a club:
  • Plays league hockey at the weekend
  • Has a bank account with the appropriate signatories
  • Has a formal constitution approved by the club committee
  • Carries appropriate insurance
  • Has open membership
  • Is committed to achieving the objectives within 'What Makes a Great Club Guide' and  Uniting the Hockey Family
England Hockey reserves the right to refuse affiliation to any club in line with its constitution.

If you have any questions regarding affiliation, please contact or called 01628 897500 and we will get back to you.

Please note - New clubs should contact the number above, where you will be advised as to how to set up with your affiliation profile.