Futures Cup

Supports development through a high intensity tournament and assists England age group selection


Futures Cup

The Futures Cup is run by England Hockey and each squad is looked after by a dedicated Team Manager, and two coaches.  Players are selected from one of four squads depending on the Performance Centre they attended.

Players attend a training day with their squads to prepare for the tournament. The Futures Cup which follows runs over four days and sees the six squads battle it out to be crowned winners. The National Age Group Coaches attend this tournament to select for the England U16 and U18 squads.

How to get involved

  • Players are selected for Futures Cup from their Performance Centres
  • Players aged 14-17 are selected
  • Players who consistently show that they are the best performing and highest potential players in their age group and Performance Centre are selected to play in the Futures Cup

If you are not selected for the Futures Cup, don’t worry, you should continue to develop your hockey through school, club and Player Pathway activity. You may be selected for the Futures Cup up to the age of 17.

There are also ways for others to get involved with Hockey Futures through numerous paths including sponsorship and partnership - More information can be found here.

Entry and Exit points

The Futures Cup squads are selected in July with the tournament running in August. Following the tournament players will return to Performance Centre training unless they are no longer eligible (aged 18). 

If you are no longer eligible to return to a Performance Centre, you should continue to develop your hockey through club, college or university activity. 

Follow Futures Cup

To keep up to date with the latest fixtures, results and live scores at Futures Cup, click here.

You can also take a look at the event programme by clicking here.