Policies & Updates

We care about making hockey a sport that is open, accessible and relevant to all. Read more to understand our current work and planned activity

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England Hockey strives to ensure that our game is played, watched, delivered, governed and enjoyed by all. We are committed to the principles of fair treatment for everyone, embracing differences and creating a culture where everyone is welcome. 

Hockey is proud to be a team sport with equal participation in terms of gender, and with excellent opportunities for our Flyerz community.  We are committed to moving towards a Board which is both gender balanced and diverse. 

England Hockey recognise the need to listen, engage and understand our membership and this is central to our work in the short term and will allow us to inform our longer term plans.   Building on the work with the focus groups held in 2020, we have recently carried out a survey to capture thoughts / experiences and views on the future which will help shape our plans.  England Hockey will shortly share the results of the More Inclusive Sport Survey.  Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is genuine and long term, so if you have any ideas on how to make our sport more diverse and inclusive, please email inclusion@englandhockey.co.uk and we will listen.

If you have had an experience in hockey that you would like to report, please do so via the disrepute reporting process.

Updates from Nick Pink, England Hockey Chief Executive:

England Hockey recognises that lasting change will only be made by creating a culture that raises awareness of everyday biases.  These can occur and prohibit us from behaving in a way that makes everyone feel included. We all have a part to play in this.

The number of clubs that are working with their local primary and secondary state schools, the number of clubs who are working to support those young people who don’t normally have the opportunities to play hockey and the number of clubs reaching out to those young people and adults with disabilities is far more significant than perhaps we were all aware.

We are committed to building on the strong foundations in our sport and providing a more diverse and inclusive experience in hockey. We have championed the strengths and will continue to do so but we all need to be aware of where improvements need to be made and work together to listen, learn and start to address them.