• Midlands Masters Trials 12/03/17

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 29 January 2017

    Hi All I am contacting you to inform you that the Midlands Masters Trials for the 2017 tournaments are to be held at Hampton Hockey club on Sunday March 12th from 2-5pm. If you know of anyone who is interested in coming this year in ANY age group please get them to get in touch. This year we are holding trials for all of the age groups at the same time so that we may firstly get enough numbers to make trials happen. this will mean that you may end up playing against some youngsters! but it will be a good test. Please could you let me or Cheryl Mcculloch know if you are going to attend or are interested in playing this year. I need the following - again!! Name DOB Club Shirt no (if you have one) email mobile no. position/s Look forward to hearing from you soon. there is also a potential for a mini tournament against the England O55's and a team from Gibraltar on 29/30 May - so please also let us know if you are interested in this. Caroline Frye [mailto:carolinefrye@blueyonder.co.uk]

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  • Coaching for Talent - Moulton College 21/04/17

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 29 January 2017

    England Hockey have just organised this course at Moulton College please see below:-

    Coaching For Talent

    By the end of the workshops coaches should be able to:

    Understand the principles for developing talented hockey players

    Understand the priority hockey themes for talented players

    Consider the most effective way we can develop talented players through delivery priority themes that allow the players to learn and apply skills, through:

                       - Player centred, coaching approach

                       - Games rather than drills culture

                       - Questioning style


    This workshop is designed for coaches that:


    Coach within the lower end of talent pathway (ie. JDC/JAC, 360 Centres, District Programme)

    Coach 1st XI teams within Regional/County leagues

    Want to deliver player centred sessions

    Want to deliver positive learning environments for talented players

    Coaches that attend this workshop will get:


    Pre-course information

    Information on Player Centred coaching approach, Games rather than Drills culture and questioning style

    Theoretical background plus 60 minutes observation of National Age Group Academies/360 Centres/District Programme


    Please be aware for courses introduced from 16th May 2016 there will be a members and a non members price. For more information and how to purchase coaches membership please click here.


    The cost to book on is £38 for members and £48 for non members


    To book a place and to see dates and venues of all the workshops please see the following link.


    find a course






















     Andrew Dale
     Relationship Manager

    Direct: +44 (0)1509 228676 | Mobile: +44 (0)7725 432013



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  • England Hockey Umpiring Forum Monday 30th January

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 25 January 2017

    England Hockey have organised Club Forums to discuss umpiring across the region. They would like to invite you to the final one in our region.   The meeting will be a chance to network with other club colleagues and to share ideas / good practice. You will be joined on the evening by England Hockey Officiating Officer David Elworthy.  David will also share with you some live examples of clubs developing their own umpires and other details of central support available for you and your umpiring team. 

    Please invite the person most involved in developing umpiring at your club.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows


    ·        7pm Welcome introductions (over tea, coffee & biscuits.)

    ·        7.20 EH focus on Club Umpiring

    ·        7.50. Developing and deploying club umpires / updated national guidance and good practice.

    ·        8.30 Open discussion.

    ·        9pm Depart


    Venue and Date:-

    Monday 30th January 2017 – Kettering Hockey Club, off Lake Avenue, Kettering. 

    NN15 7JT


    Please RSVP to Melanie Hart east@englandhockey.co.uk  if  you are attending.

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  • Report from Midland Region Hockey Association

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 18 January 2017

    Sport England and UK Sport Funding Sport England has announced significant investments into a number of sports as part of their new strategy for sport. As part of this investment, England Hockey has been awarded £9.03m for the four years from 2017-2021.

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  • Wellingborough II pulled from the League

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 9 January 2017

    Hi Everyone,

    During the Christmas break the committee decided regrettably to pull Wellingborough 2nds out of the league. This decision wasn't taken lightly but the struggles Wellingborough had putting out a 2nd team was proving increasingly difficult & financially costly. However I would ask all fixture secretaries to liaise with Wellingborough in the hope that, without the constraint of league rules, the fixture could be played as a friendly.

    Best wishes for the new year,


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  • Users at Wellingborough School

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 28 November 2016

    Dear All

    Sadly, I have had reports of unacceptable behaviour by some of our hirers:

    • I would like to remind you and ask your supporters / spectators to respect that we are a strictly no smoking site. Anyone found smoking will result in their group being banned from hiring our facilities with immediate effect.
    • Secondly, parking is to be kept to the car park. Under no circumstances, other than a medical emergency, may cars be driven alongside the astro pitches or parked on the grass. This is a safety issue and we cannot allow it.
    • Finally, please respect our staff. It's not easy for them to constantly approach people and ask them to keep to the rules, particularly when they are alone and faced with a group of people. We will not accept any rudeness to our staff and will ask your group to find an alternative venue.

    Thank you to those of you that this does not apply to, it is much appreciated.


    Kind regards

    Jackie Cliffe

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  • Level 1 Umpires Course 27th November 2016

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 7 October 2016

    Kettering Hockey Club are running a L1 Umpire Course on the 27th of November. If you are interested please sign up via the link provided. (The course is towards the bottom of the page) Find a Course - England Hockey Find a Course - England Hockey englandhockey.co.uk

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  • New Season 2016

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 23 September 2016

    Good luck to Division I teams that are due to start their first League games on Saturday 24th September. Hopefully Division II teams have some friendlies arranged and will be as keen to start their League games on 1st October. Enjoy your hockey folks. Please remember to check back in for up to date results on the Fixtures Live link

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  • Changes to Red Card Regulations - September 2016

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 14 September 2016

    The England Hockey Code of Discipline has been amended with regard to the Red Card and Match day Misconduct Offence Regulations so that from the start of the 2016/17 season any player who receives a red card after committing a minor offence for a second time, having received a yellow card for the first offence, will no longer automatically receive a 16 day ban

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