Club Affiliation

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Affiliation - Click Here 2019

Affiliate your club for the 2018/19 season

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

Affiliation 2019/20
The affiliation window opened on 1 October 2019 and will close promptly on 30 November 2019.

Club Portal

Click here to head to the Club Portal where you can complete your Affiliation.

How to Register

  1. Open the club portal link above and click on "login" which will take you through to the sign up page
  2. You will need to click on "sign up now" to create a new England Hockey account for this year
  3. Enter the email address you wish to use and click “send verification code”
  4. You will be sent a verification email with a code. Please make sure you check your spam if you do not receive this email
  5. Enter your verification code on the club portal
  6. Create a password, enter your name and click “create”

When you login for the first time you will land on the preferences page where you will need to confirm your preferences, save your personal details and link yourself to your organisation (club). 

Select your club from the drop down list and click save. This needs to be approved at our end before you are linked so there may be a delay.

Once approved, you will see yourself attached to your club when you login and on the left hand side of the page in the blue panel you will find Club Tools and under this section is affiliation. 


Cost of Club Affiliation 2019/20

Team Information 

Description 

Cost Inc VAT 
(Standard VAT rate applies only on
1/3rd of affiliation fee

University - Saturday League

 Teams playing in regular mainstream leagues

 £81.22 per team 

University - BUCS

 Teams only playing BUCS Wednesday

 No Cost 

Occasional 

 Teams that do not participate regularly in a league, but play more than 4 games per season

 £48 per team

Junior club only 

 Clubs that only have a junior section 

 £48 per club

Junior/youth teams 

 U18 playing in regular competitions

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

Indoor

 Teams playing indoor hockey 

 No cost

 Masters

 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 

 £48 per club

 Mixed club only

 Clubs that contain mixed teams playing in mixed competitions 

 £221.63 per team 

Senior teams
Teams playing regular Saturday/Sunday hockey£221.63 per team


Benefits of Club Affiliation
Do you know what your club gets from your  England Hockey affiliation? 

  • Regional Support - our regionally based staff have local knowledge to help support and develop your club on any relevant issues
  • Support from a dedicated Facility Relationship  Manager  with facility projects
  • Support for clubs to establish relationships with local partners (councils, schools etc)
  • Free affiliation for all new clubs/new teams in 2019/20
  • Access to specific programmes and products such as Back to Hockey, In2Hockey and Quicksticks
  • Entry to the England Hockey Championships, an exciting range of national knockout competitions for club teams of all standards and ages from 1st XIs to 10th XIs and U14s to O60s. Click here for details.
  • Club centred insight to help develop your club e.g. club survey data
  • Links  to national campaigns, such as #HockeyFest, to help clubs to drive participation Tools to help clubs to promote and deliver hockey sessions via free online resource Hockey Hub, Marketing Portal, Insight Dashboards
  • Easy to understand, fair and transparent player pathways, from picking up a stick for the first time through to representing your country in hockey 

People
  • Opportunity to access athlete ambassadors 
  • A biannual copy of Hockey magazine keeping you up-to-date with club and national hockey news
  • Access to a varied suite of learning opportunities for coaches and coach developers that will ultimately inspire more, better and happier players (HockeyHub) 
  • Access to a range of training courses and online resources for umpires and umpire coaches (HockeyHub)
  • Awards in officiating, safeguarding young people and leadership to support individuals and club development 
  • Nominate your club and volunteers for national recognition at our annual England Hockey Awards Dinner 
  • Policy and Development
  • Discounted and exclusive insurance for your club, to cover liability and personal accident insurance for your members via Howdens
  • Access to 'Safe D' our Safeguarding Policy, Reporting Procedures, Good Practice guidance and templates tool - to support clubs to provide a safe environment for young people
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (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
  • Clubmark accreditation, which means your club can be recognised as effective, safe and child-friendly
  • 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 competitions or any hockey-related school games activity.


Characteristics of a club:

  • Plays league hockey at the weekend
  • Has a bank account with the appropriate signatories
  • Has a formal constitution approved by the club committee
  • Carries appropriate insurance
  • Has open membership
  • Is committed to achieving the objectives within 'What Makes a Great Club Guide' and ‘Uniting the Hockey Family’
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 clubs@englandhockey.co.uk or call 01628 895 086 and we will get back to you.

Please note - New clubs should contact the above number for advice on how to set up your affiliation profile.