Club School Links

England Hockey believes that the Club-School links (CSL) programme will build on and enhance the existing PE and sport opportunities available to young people in schools, and through co-ordinator partnerships, young people will be guided from schools to affiliated and accredited hockey clubs linked to those partnerships.

How is England Hockey delivering the Club-School link Strand?

England Hockey is inviting accredited (ClubsFirst) clubs to establish a ‘formal link’ with local School Sport Partnership(s). Clubs will be asked to nominate a ‘Club-School Links Officer’ (CSLO) who will take the lead role in developing effective partnerships.

With the assistance from local Hockey Development Officers (HDO’s), CSP’s and England Hockey Regional Staff, these formal club school links will be a driving force in the delivery of Hockey within local areas.

The CSLO will be required to administer the partnership process, which initially in phase one involves getting the Partnership agreement and the KPI / case study forms completed and returned to England Hockey.

So what Club School Links exist in Staffordshire?

  • Lichfield currently have a link with the Erasmus Darwin Academy, Hagley Sports College and Rawlett Sports College.

    All schools within Club School Links, particularly Primary Schools, are also encouraged to introduce the new game for 7-11 year olds, which is been designed specifically for this age group by England Hockey - QuickSticks. England Hockey is delivering QuickSticks to ensure that more people get exposed to hockey within the school environment from an earlier age, with less focus being placed on facilities and technical issues, and more on participation. EH is supporting the roll-out of this game across the country with some great supporting resources, and more information is available on their website.

    If you want more information about any Club School Links, or would like to know more about QuickSticks or how Staffordshire Hockey can help you with coaching, donations of kit and/or delivering QuickSticks within your school, please do not hesitate to contact our Schools and Youth Rep via email.

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