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EH AGM Resolution

In March 2017 the membership of England Hockey 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, were outlined at a series of nationwide roadshows over the last few weeks.

Carmel, Brian and I attend one of the roadshows recently and England Hockey has now provided the presentation and supporting documents on its website for you to look through. 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. As a club we will now get a chance to consult and feedback on the proposals through an England Hockey survey which closes in October. If you have thoughts, comments or feedback please do speak with Carmel, Brian or I to feed into the review.

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”

Many thanks Jon Rye (Club Chairman)