In an online vote held during December 2020, women’s hockey clubs from across the Midlands Region have given the “thumbs up” to a proposed new structure for league hockey. The new approach, developed as part of hockey’s wider transitional strategy, will unify the 9 adult women’s leagues currently in operation in the Midlands, within a single league pyramid.
The new league structure has been in development since September, when England Hockey’s “Structure Fit For The Future” resolution was approved at the AGM. Over the last few months valuable input and feedback have been provided by the existing League Committees and many of the Clubs, all of which has helped shape the final proposal.
When it was put to the Clubs at the end of the year, a resounding 100% of the vote was in favour of the changes. Once implemented it will mean a consistent approach to competitive progression for teams across the new Midlands Area (as well as nationally) and bring more streamlined administration making life simpler for Clubs and Administrators alike.
Plans to implement the new structure are now in development and further updates will be made available on the MRHA website.
If you would like more information please visit the ‘Transition to Midlands Area’ section of the website, where you can also submit further questions.