Introduction

In March 2017 we were asked to review our current governance structures through a resolution presented at the England Hockey AGM and passed by a majority (57 votes to 1, with 3 abstentions). The AGM resolution read as follows:

“This resolution proposes that England Hockey review the sport's current governance structure across the country so that it provides the best opportunity to develop the sport; increasing participation levels and the chances of sustained success at national and international level while safeguarding participants and giving members the best possible experience in the 21st century”.

We are seeking responses from across hockey in order to better understand current governance structures and how they work. We want your views about the way in which hockey is currently run and managed by Regional Associations, County Associations, Umpire Associations and Leagues and whether this meets the needs of clubs and players. We want to know if you feel that it currently works well or if improvements could be made and, if so, we want your thoughts and ideas on practical solutions.

An England Hockey governance review working group has been established to address the AGM resolution. The findings from the survey will be used by this group to help identify opportunities and develop best practice in governance for the benefit of our sport. Yew Consulting, an independent sports consultancy, have been commissioned to develop the survey questions and are collecting and analysing the data on our behalf. Responses are anonymous and will be handled in accordance with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct and in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This version of the survey is for administrators/committee members of regional, county, league and umpiring associations. It will take between 15-20 minutes to complete.  Please complete the survey no later than Sunday November 26th 2017.

A downloadable copy of the survey and further information about the governance review, including survey FAQs, are available here

 
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