Expression of interest for roles in the new hockey governance structure

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ROLES IN THE NEW HOCKEY GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE The AGM of England Hockey on 16th March 2021 passed the resolution to adopt new Articles of Association. As such, we have now entered the Transition Period of the new Governance Structure envisaged in the A Structure Fit for the Future Proposal. One aspect of change is that 8 new Area Companies will be delegated the responsibility of organising and managing hockey activities within Read more…

Endorsement of Hannah Worthington as member-elected non-executive director of England Hockey

On Tuesday 9th March, the board of the Midland Region Hockey Association met with Hannah Worthington, a candidate for the England Hockey member-elected non-executive director. The board were impressed by Hannah’s qualifications, enthusiasm and recognition of the most pressing matters in the game. The board unanimously agreed to endorse Hannah’s application, and wishes her the best of luck for the England Hockey AGM. The Association is also pleased to endorse Dawn Bonner for the position Read more…

Statement from the Midland Men’s Hockey League on the conclusion of the 2020/21 season

After a meeting of the Midland Men’s Hockey League committee on Thursday 28th January, the committee have issued the following statement: As previously noted the League Committee has now considered the prospects for the remaining 5 weeks of the 2020/21 season after 13th February. In the light of the COVID-19 situation and UK Government measures, the Committee believes that there is no realistic prospect of hockey prior to the end of March. All Men’s Midlands League fixtures until Read more…

New structure for Women’s League Hockey in the Midlands

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 Read more…

Midlands League 20/21 Updates – 5th Jan 2021

Message from the Men’s League Committee League Committee COVID-19 Review Meeting I have just completed a League Committee COVID-19 Review Meeting and can inform you of the following outcome. Being mindful of the current situation with the COVID-19 virus and Government guidance, we have made the decision to cancel all games scheduled to be played for the next six weeks.  It is also believed it will be highly unlikely that we will be able to Read more…

Club Hockey Suspended from 5 November 2020

England Hockey have confirmed that the lockdown coming into place in England from 5 November means that all club hockey activities will also cease from that date. The full statement from England Hockey can be found here. The suspension of hockey activities will last until at least 2 December. In the meantime, all league committees will be considering the implications for the resumption of the leagues and these will be communicated in due course.

EH AGM Resolution and Midlands Region – Statement

The result of yesterday evening’s AGM of England Hockey was to vote in favour of the Resolution proposing the changes outlined in the document ‘A Structure Fit for the Future’. In broad terms, this means that the way hockey is organised and managed throughout the country will be re-structured. There will be a move from 5 Regions (and Counties) to 8 new Areas (and their sub-Areas) as well as a more focussed emphasis on functional Read more…

League Season 2020/21 Update

England Hockey have today announced that grassroots hockey is in a position to move to Step 5 of Return to Play with adult leagues permitted to start from 26 September 2020. The MRHA Men’s and Women’s league committees are both in the process of considering the particular circumstances of hockey clubs in the Midlands with a view to making announcements shortly with regards to the operation of Midlands league hockey for the 2020/21 season. It Read more…

Women’s League Hockey Consultation

The consultation process for the potential restructuring of women’s league hockey in the Midlands is underway. This is open to any Midlands Clubs with teams in any of the Midlands or County Women’s Hockey Leagues. Your Club should have received a copy of the consultation notes and graphic with a link to the survey questionnaire. If you have not yet received this, please drop an email to [email protected] and it will be sent to you. Read more…