England Hockey wants you to 'be part of it'!
Across our exciting events' calendar there are some amazing opportunities for you to get involved. Whether it be as part of our Hockey Maker team or on our ace team of Ball Patrol, we want to give you a chance to make a real and positive impact to our event delivery.
Delve into the drop downs options below for further details and information on how to get involved:
These are just some of the benefits of deciding to be ‘part of it’ and becoming a Hockey Maker!
2021 is set to be a mega year for hockey with the Tokyo Olympics, FIH Pro League and the EuroHockey Championships, so there is plenty to be enthusiastic about.
After a year where everything came to a standstill, we are raring to go again! Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will once again be host to GB home games as part of the 2021 FIH Pro League – 12 games in all. The related opportunities are now live on the Hockey Maker portal. Take a moment to sign up for the chance to get involved. Don’t miss out!
The Ball Patrol team play an integral role at England Hockey events and international matches and are renowned across the world for being the best in the business!
Their main objective is to ensure the game runs without stoppages for ball retrieval, and are quick to react to umpires' decisions so play can flow. Working in teams of six or eight, the Ball Patrol team also have responsibilities following penalty corners, in shoot outs and pre and post match protocol.
Ball Patrollers must be fit, have a good knowledge of hockey and the rules, be able to follow play, understand umpire decisions and have good concentration levels throughout a full match. In addition, there are other match protocol requirements that require the services of the Ball Patrol team and therefore there may be some match days where a team member's role will solely be delivering these.
Ball Patrollers undergo training and assessment with our hugely experienced Ball Patrol management team, where they are assessed against the following criteria:
- Personal organisation - punctuality, communication etc.
- Ball patrolling ability
- Presentation; in performance and in person
- Understanding of hockey
- Reaction, speed, agility and movement
- Team work; both on and off the pitch
Ball Patrollers are usually between the ages of 15 to 18 years old and must be based in the UK.
Opportunities for young people to join the Ball Patrol Team at specific matches will be advertised on the England Hockey website where individuals or groups (4-8 people) will be able to register their interest and will receive more information. If you have a query please email email@example.com