Club Affiliation

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Affiliate your club

Affiliate your club for the 2014/15 season

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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 2014/15

The affiliation window opens on 1st September 2014 and closes promptly on the 31st October 2014.

Please find instructions on how to affiliate here.

Cost of Club Affiliation 2014/15

Team Information


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


Senior teams

Teams playing regular Saturday/Sunday hockey


£192.90 per team

University – League

Teams playing in regular mainstream leagues


£192.90 for the first affiliated team and £45 for each subsequent team

University – BUCS

Teams only playing BUCS


No cost


Teams playing less than 4 games per season


£45 per team

Junior club only

Clubs that only have a junior section


£45 per club


These are teams participating in specific B/B leagues where teams are limited to max 4 players over 18 years of age. This does NOT include teams playing in adult leagues


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

Junior/Youth teams


Under 18 years old, 7 and 11-a-side

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 only have masters teams


£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
  • Free affiliation for all new clubs and new teams in 2014/15
  • Access to club specific player programmes such as Rush Hockey, Back to Hockey, In2Hockey and Quicksticks
  • 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
  • The provision of coaches, umpires, tutors and assessors for clubs, counties and regions, who help raise the standards of hockey and ensure a more enjoyable playing experience
  • Awards in officiating, safeguarding young people and leadership to support individuals and club development
  • Regional support offices - staff with local knowledge to help support your club on issues relevant to you
Policy & Development
  • Safeguarding guidance and templates to make it easier for clubs to provide a safe environment for children
  • Discounted and exclusive insurance for your club, to cover liability and personal accident insurance for your members
  • DBS checking at a low cost, designed to help clubs meet government requirements of working with young people, and including all the follow-up required when a DBS reveals detrimental information
  • 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.