Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group

Bringing together a collective of expert representatives

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England Hockey is committed to the principles of fair treatment for everyone, embracing differences and creating a culture where everyone is welcome. We recognise that there is much that can be done to ensure our sport is diverse and to help us achieve this we have established an Advisory Group to contribute to our Strategy, Action Plan and future initiatives.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Advisory Group has brought together expert representatives to support and advise on the future development, implementation and evaluation of our ED&I work.

England Hockey recognises a need to evolve continuously to successfully embed ED&I in all that we do. The Advisory Group will be providing support, advice and assurance on the organisation's journey to deliver changes at all levels of the sport.  We are also keen to learn from the other sectors, sports and nations as we develop our plans, policies and best practices. The Advisory Group will review our emerging strategy and contribute to a clear action plan for the England Hockey Board, which will result in improved representation, fair and inclusive policies and practices and a sport that is welcoming to all.

The group’s primary duties in this first year will be:

  • Analyse and review the results of hockey’s recently conducted More Inclusive Sport Survey 
  • Support, advise and be involved in the development of a high-level action plan for the sport with endorsement from the England Hockey Board 
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of the progress made by England Hockey and the sport against the agreed Strategy and Action Plan 

The initial term for members is for 12 months, after which the effectiveness shall be reviewed by both the Advisory Group and the Board. This includes a review of membership and relevant skills, any changes considered necessary must be approved by the Board.

These nine individuals, selected through an open recruitment process, join Angela Durnin (England Hockey Board ED&I champion) and Kuldeep Kaur (England Hockey Exec ED&I champion) on the group with support from Alison Faiers, England Hockey's ED&I Change Manager.