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England Hockey Announce Postponement of League Hockey

November 01, 2020

Please see the below message from England Hockey regarding the postponement of League Hockey:

England Hockey are disappointed to have to confirm that the national lockdown announced on Saturday will mean no club or community hockey from 5 November until after 2 December at the earliest.


The latest government announcement orders all sports facilities to close and therefore club and other community hockey activity is suspended until the game is in a position to resume.


Over the last few months all those involved in delivering hockey safely have helped to prove that the sport is extremely low risk in terms of the transmission of Covid and this gives us confidence that we can be back soon. We are very grateful to all the Covid officers, volunteers, players, coaches and officials that went the extra mile to provide a safe place for hockey to be played.


At England Hockey we continue to receive overwhelming feedback from participants that the physical and mental health benefits of being able to take part are significant. We recognise that the next few weeks will be challenging for those like us that love the game and will miss the opportunity to be out playing, coaching and officiating with friends.


The government announcement made reference to returning to the Covid Alert Levels after the end of this period of lockdown, and should that be the case we are confident that clubs will be able to resume promptly in line with our previously-issued Return to Play guidance. If it becomes clearer in time that the lockdown will end on 2 December we encourage clubs to consider resuming some activity before Christmas if at all possible. To mitigate the risk of changes and with the uncertainty about what Level the club may be in at the end of this period, we recommend that the time until Christmas is used for training and very local matches. The aim of this is to ensure that activities fall in line with any Level-based restrictions that may be in place. 


It will take time to determine the best approach to reorganising activity and we ask that players and clubs respect the need for organisers to consider the next steps properly in light of the timing and extent of the upcoming break.


England Hockey will communicate with all clubs, England Hockey League teams and EH Championships entrants as well as Player Pathway organisers in the coming days.

Ladies O35s Reach the National Finals

September 08, 2020

On Saturday, Yate Hockey Club welcomed Sale Hockey Club from Manchester for the semi-finals of the National Ladies Over 35s Masters Championship. The game started with lots of pressure from the Yate side, keeping the Sale defence on it's toes. The first half saw multiple chances for the home side to score however towards half time Sale stepped up the pressure and Yate were relieved when the whistle went for half time.

The second half saw strong attacking play from both sides and Sale had a couple of particularly dangerous breaks before a Yate striker flew the ball past the Sale goalkeeper and into the backboard. With just ten minutes left to go Sale kept up their attacking play but the whistle went with Yate remaining 1-0 up. This secures the Yate Ladies O35 side a place in the final where they will play Barnes Hockey Club in Nottingham.

Return to Hockey

August 29, 2020

To ensure a safe return to hockey for all our players, volunteers, and umpires, please read all the information on this page, and the Infographic linked below.

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