• Coaching Courses in our area

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 11 April 2017

    Good Morning all,

    I thought I would take the opportunity to send out some information on the coaching courses in the local area. All course are posted to the England Hockey website and here is the link to the page concerned.



    the Hockey Hub has been developed to support coaches and umpires and is well worth looking at especially for  those of you not familiar with the current coaching methodology, the Golden thread section sets out the aims and principles of how to integrate the National Development Themes into your practice in a fun and enjoyable way.




    if you are familiar with the “you are the coach” and the  Golden Thread in action sections are great places to get ideas from.




    these will require you to create a “login” but it doesn’t take too long


    The next courses in our region are below:-

    UKCC England Hockey Session Coach - Deadline 17/05/2017

    Venue: Moulton College, West St, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7RR
    Start date: 10.06.2017 | Duration: Saturday 10th June 9am-6pm & Saturday 24th June 9am-5pm | Contact: Coaching Department 


    The closing date is 17th May and there are 11 spaces left – don’t miss out !


    If you have any specific requirements for your club then please get in touch



     Andrew Dale
     Relationship Manager


    +44 (0)1509 228676



    +44 (0)7725 432013


    England Hockey

    The Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University

    Ashby Road


    LE11 3TU



    +44 (0)1509 228676|


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  • Time To Listen Course 15/05/17

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 22 March 2017

    Melanie Hart <EHB-EastOffice@englandhockey.co.uk>


    Dear Clubs

    I am pleased to confirm that we have booked a Time to Listen Course in Cambridge on Monday 15th May 2017.  The workshop offers delegates the opportunity to discuss a range of topics in a friendly and informal environment.  The tutors delivering these workshops are experienced in this subject and are familiar with hockey’s policy and procedures.  The workshop builds on basic awareness and focuses on practical ideas for implementation.  A must for Welfare Officers and anyone else in the club who feels they may benefit.  Ideally attendees should have attended a SportsCoach UK ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ workshop or equivalent basic training.

    Any clubs currently working towards or considering Club Mark will need their welfare to attend this course as part of the criteria.


    Date: Monday 15th May 2017


    Meadows Community Centre,

    1 St Catharine’s Road,


    CB4 3XJ

    Time: 7:00-10:00

    To reserve a place please complete the attached booking form and return to me with a cheque for £20 at the address below.  I also attach a poster about the course.

    Please book early as places are limited.

    Kind regards


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  • Coaching Course- Moulton College- 10 & 24/6/17

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 22 March 2017

    Melanie Hart <EHB-EastOffice@englandhockey.co.uk>  

    21 Mar


    Dear Clubs


    Just to let you know this course has now been confirmed and is online available for bookings here http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=2031&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course%2FWorkshop&page=2


    Dates: Saturday 10th & Saturday 24th June

    Times: 9am-6pm (10th) & 9am-5pm (24th)

    Venue: Moulton College, West St, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7RR


    Deadline for booking: 10th April 2017 or until full


    Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

    Any queries booking please contact coaching@englandhockey.co.uk

    For information about the England Hockey Coach Membership Scheme benefits and how to join to obtain the cheaper course cost click here.

    Don’t forget to also access the FREE Hockey Hub coaching and umpiring resources and updates.

    Kind regards


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  • Corby May Be Back!

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 28 February 2017

    Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:30

    After a few years break Corby Hockey Club is reforming and starting back by offering sessions for boys and girls aged 7-11. These will be held at Corby Business Academy on Thursday evenings starting on the 30th March 5:45pm – 6:30pm. The first two sessions will be free and then cost £2 per week after that.

    The sessions will be delivered by qualified coaches and involve lots of fun skill based games. No previous experience, or equipment is required, so just turn up with a drink and have fun!

    Participants aren't required to book on in advance, but if you have any further questions regarding the sessions prior to them starting then please call Sarah Ward on 07887 500545.

    Hockey is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the country and especially for women following on from the gold medal winning success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics last year. Corby Hockey Club will soon be organising some sessions for adults to join in the fun too, so if you would be interested in playing then please also contact Sarah Ward using the same phone number shown above

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  • Summer League - Wrenn School

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 21 February 2017

    From: Bob Dabbs
    Sent: 21 Feb 2017 08:08
    Topic: General enquiry

    Contact email address: radabbs14@gmail.com
    Contact phone number: 07810430242

    Just wondered if your ladies might be interested in joining our summer league which starts in May.
    Teams limited to 12 so a quick decision might be required.
    Tuesday's, £20 per team, per match. 7a side.
    Best wishes,
    Bob Dabbs.

    Wrenn School, Wellingborough

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  • Club Chair Forum 22nd February 2017

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 16 February 2017

    I have arranged two evenings at Kettering Hockey Club to run a Club Chair Forum on the topic of Leadership in our clubs, as one of the 7 elements of “What makes a great club” identified by club members in our 2014 survey.   We are inviting Kettering HC, Long Buckby, Northampton HC,  Oundle HC, Welford HC, Wellingborough HC and Wootton Wanderers HC.

    First evening – Wednesday 22nd February 

    Follow up evening – Tuesday 28th June

    One of the most significant challenges we face in clubs is the reliance on a few volunteers to manage the whole club, this workshop is designed to help us plan a way to inspire a broader range of volunteers to support us in our desire to grow, develop, manage their activities and generally run their clubs.

    I would like to invite you and key volunteers from your club to attend these two evenings, the first is to explore the topic of Leadership:-

    • What Leadership  means to us
    • How we lead our clubs
    • Examine practical examples of how we us Leadership in our clubs
    • What can we learn from each other
    • How we change the way we Lead and Inspire volunteers
    • What are going to change.


    The second workshop will be to review our progress and share how we have increased the pool of volunteers at our clubs and reduced our workload! 

    Please email Melanie on east@englandhockey.co.uk to say if you can attend on the 22nd and who you will be bringing to the workshop.  The second workshop will be to follow up on the progress in time for the off season when we will be trying to recruit a new cohort of volunteers.




     Andrew Dale
     Relationship Manager

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

    England Hockey The Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University Ashby Road Loughborough LE11 3TU

    Tel: +44 (0)1509 228676| www.englandhockey.co.uk


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  • Women's Masters Trials 2017

    Posted by Angi Harrell on 7 February 2017

    Hello Ladies


    The Ladies Midland's O40, O45, O50, O55 and O60s trials are to be held on Sunday 12th March 2017 at Hampton Hockey Club (www.hamptonhockey.org.uk). Address Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton In Arden, B92 0DQ


    Registration is from 11.15am. Trials will start at 12pm and will finish between 3-4pm depending on numbers attending.


    Please ensure you bring dark and white shirt/socks. A numbered bib will be provided.


    If you are interested in trialing for any of the above age groups, please complete the attached Expression of Interest form and send to Cheryl McCulloch (cheryl.mcculloch@yahoo.co.uk) as soon as possible

    Please note that whilst we will consider your preference for a particular age group squad, if selected, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your chosen squad.

    If you wish to be available for selection and are unavailable to attend the trials, due to injury, prior commitments (cup game, re-arranged league game) or illness, please still let us know of your wishes to be considered.  If one of the selectors has been able to see you play, or knows of your ability from previous squads this will be taken into account when selecting this year's teams.

     If you have any queries please get in touch with


    Midland O40s Management Team


    Manager - Cheryl McCulloch



    Assistant Manager – Nik Baker


    Coach – Sue Sutton


    Midland O45s Management Team


    Manager - TBC


    Midland O50s Management Team

    Manager - Caroline Frye



    Midland O55s Management Team

    Manager - Cheryl McCulloch



    Assistant Manager – Nik Baker


    Midland O60s Management Team

    Manager- Jean Scott-Miller


    Kindest Regards


    Midland Masters Management Team


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  • 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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