Club Affiliation

Beeston celebrate their win over East Grinstead April 2011

Affiliate your club for the 2016/17 season

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

Affiliation 2016/17

The affiliation window opens on 3rd October 2016 and closes promptly on the 30th November 2016.

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 video walkthrough that can guide you through the process by clicking here.

Cost of Club Affiliation 2016/17

Team Information


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


Senior teams

Teams playing regular Saturday/Sunday hockey


£198.73 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 team

Benefits of Club Affiliation

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

  • Access to Capital Funding
  • Support to access funding streams
  • Support to gain planning permission for new and redeveloped facilities

Ultimately we want to help clubs grow, we do this in a number of ways:

  • Free affiliation for all new clubs and new teams in 2016/17
  • Enabling clubs access to specific programmes and products such as Rush Hockey, Back to Hockey, In2Hockey and Quicksticks
  • Customer and club centred insight
  • Linking with clubs to drive participation through national campaigns such as #HockeyFest
  • National and local PR and marketing
  • Tools to help clubs to promote and deliver hockey sessions
  • Supporting clubs to establish relationshps with local partners
  • Supporting clubs at a local level to see how certain products and programmes could work for them
  • Over 40 different organised and managed competitions for clubs and teams to compete in
  • Easy to understand, fair and transparent player pathways, from picking up a stick for the first time through to representing your country in hockey 
  • Discounted tickets to major events
  • Opportunity to access athlete ambassadors
  • A quarterly copy of Hockey magazine keeping you up-to-date with club and national hockey news
  • Information, resources and website downloads so you can get the latest hockey news and information relevant to you
  • Access to a varied suite of learning opportunities for coaches and coach developers that will ultimately inspire more, better and happier players
  • Access to a range of high quality training courses and online resources for umpires and umpire coaches
  • Awards in officiating, safeguarding young people and leadership to support individuals and club development
  • Regional Support - our staff based in the regions have local knowledge to help support and develop your club on any relevant issues
Policy & Development
  • Access to 'Safe D' our new Safeguarding Policy, Reporting Procedures, Good Practice guidance and templates tool - to support clubs to provide a safe environment for young people
  • Discounted and exclusive insurance for your club, to cover liability and personal accident insurance for your members
  • 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
  • ClubsFirst, 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
  • Benefits from funding and sponsorship such as reduced fees in junior and adult competitions
  • 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 team 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 schools competitions, or any hockey-related school games activity.

Characteristics of a club:

  • Plays league hockey at the weekend
  • Has a bank account, with two authorised signatories
  • Has a formal constitution, approved by the club committee
  • Carries appropriate insurance
  • Has open membership
  • Is committed to achieving the objectives within Uniting the Hockey Family
  • If the club has juniors, has achieved or is committed to achieving and maintaining ClubsFirst, evidencing that they are a safe, effective and child friendly club

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 call 01628 897500 and we will get back to you.

NEW CLUBS - Please contact the number above and you will be advised as to how to set up your profile.

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Liability Insurance Recent high profile cases have demonstrated the need for all sports organisations to have full and appropriate legal liability insurance. England Hockey has negotiated a policy for affiliated clubs, and full details of the cover can be found at or please call Perkins Slade on 0121 698 8160 for more information. Insurance must be for a minimum of £5m and must be Public Liability Insurance. Some clubs may also have a need for Employers Liability Insurance.