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20th JulRoadshow feedback shows strong support for proposed changes to sport's structure 19.07.2019

AGM RESOLUTION
318 people representing 221 organisations have attended eight roadshows held around the country to launch the next phase of consultation on the structural review of the sport. In March 2017 the membership overwhelmingly passed a resolution requiring England Hockey to review the structure of hockey in England in the first such review for a generation. The proposals, which have been developed over the last two years through previous phases of consultation, have been outlined in the nationwide roadshows over the last few weeks and are now being published on our website.
The proposals set out changes to leagues and associations to create a more equal, fair and simple structure for clubs and the roadshow audiences indicated their overwhelming support for the changes. Members will now get a chance to consult and feedback on the proposals through a survey which closes on 27 October. The England Hockey board will consider the feedback in November and a final version with a detailed implementation plan will be put before the 2020 AGM. If approved the new structure will be in place for the 2021/22 season.
Sally Munday, Chief Executive of England Hockey, said of the proposals: ”England Hockey has received a clear and strong message from clubs and volunteers that they want a structure for the sport that allows them to focus on playing hockey and spend less time on unnecessary administration.
"I’m delighted that these proposals have received such a positive response and I’d urge all members to consider the plans and let us know if they can be made even better.
"Clubs have asked for changes and after a lot of consultation we strongly believe these proposals address the issues they face so the vote at next year’s AGM will be the opportunity for them to make it happen.”

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17th JulEngland Hockey statement on the 2019 - 20 Rule changes

England Hockey statement on the 2019 - 20 Rule changes
England Hockey have just released a statement on the implementation of the 2019 FIH Rules of Outdoor Hockey.This confirms that EH supports the implementation of all the rule changes except one, the move to four 15 minute quarters. The changes will take effect for the 2019 - 20 season. Full details in the Information and downloads section. Link below.

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16th JunNorth Teams' Performance in Regional Tournaments

All tournaments for 2019 have now been held with the exception of the Mens' O-35 (scheduled for 17/18 August).
Congratulations to the North Ladies' O-60 and Mens' O-70 teams who won their regional tournaments in May (the first time either team had won their tournament). The table below summarises the performance of all our teams:

Team P W D L GF GA Pts Posn
W O-35 3 0 0 3 1 12 0 4 of 4
W O-40 5 0 2 3 4 11 2 5 of 6
W O-45 4 0 1 3 4 8 1 5 of 5
W O-50 4 2 1 1 7 6 7 3 of 5
W O-55 4 0 0 4 1 15 0 5 of 5
W O-60 4 2 1 1 4 2 7 1 of 5
M O-40 4 2 2 0 18 9 8 2 of 5
M O-45 5 3 0 2 9 13 9 3 of 6
M O-50 4 3 0 1 7 5 9 2 of 6
M O-55 4 0 1 3 2 12 1 5 of 5
M O-60 4 1 1 2 4 6 4 4 of 5
M O-65 4 1 0 3 2 5 3 5 of 5
M O-70 4 3 1 0 5 1 10 1 of 5

Contact the relevant age group contact if you'd like to get involved with Masters hockey, whether you'd like to represent the North in tournaments or simply to play socially.

2nd JunAGM Resolution Roadshows

Further to the resolution put to the 2017 England Hockey AGM and the subsequent research and consultations that have been undertaken we are holding a set of roadshows to share the recommendations of the review.
These roadshows will allow clubs, associations and leagues to hear the recommendations of the AGM Resolution Working Group in good time before the 2020 England Hockey AGM where the decision to implement will be put to the membership. These are important meetings that will affect the future structure of the game and we strongly recommend your organisation attends this meeting if possible.
The roadshows dates and venues are as follows, to register your attendance and receive the pre-meeting information including exact details of the venue please email: agm.resolution@englandhockey.co.uk.
26 June – Harrogate - 7.30pm-9.30pm
11 July – Manchester – 7.30pm-9.30pm
30 Sept – Sheffield - 7.30pm-9.30pm
If you cannot attend then England Hockey will be sharing information widely via the England Hockey website after the first block of roadshows for all organisations to consider.

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11th Dec (2018)Urinating at the side of a hockey pitch.

We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension.
If you have any queries on this, Please contact England Hockey

15th Jun (2018)Head Injuries

England Hockey is undertaking a project looking at the number and causes of head injuries in hockey.
Ali Willoughby, North HA Welfare Officer is collating the information for the North. Could all clubs please forward completed accident forms to Ali (alisontaylor1968@hotmail.co.uk).
This applies to all head injuries, regardless of the age of the player.

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