Level 1 Umpire Course – Beeston HC – 4th June

A course is now on the EH website available for bookings :  http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course

The deadline is Wednesday 24th May or until full. Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online. Minimum participants is 14.

Details of the course are as follows:

Date Sunday 4th June
Time 9am-4:30pm
Venue NOTTINGHAM HOCKEY CENTRE, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2PS
Course Format Option 1
Organiser John O’Brien, 07593 538229
Tutor Margaret McLoughlin, 07712 779295

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above.

Please send any queries to umpiring@englandhockey.co.uk

Umpiring Course

An umpiring course is being held in Nottinghamshire

Date : Sunday 23rd October 2016
Time : 9am-4:40pm
Venue : The Nottingham Hockey Centre

Please visit the England hockey site to book and pay for your place ASAP


Closing date for entries is 12th October 2016, or until the course is full (24 participants max.)

Remember to complete your on-line Rules test before you go and take your certificate with you!

This is a great opportunity to get your Level 1 and the be able to officially umpire most games in Notts.

Coaching Club at Highfields Hockey Centre on Friday 24th October – Limited spaces still available‏

There is an Integrating Goalkeepers Coaching Club Workshop running on Friday 24th October from 19.00-22.00 at Highfields Hockey Centre, Nottingham:

Being delivered by Grahame Mansell-Grace (aka Panda) who is a Lead Talent Development Coach for Goalkeeping within England Hockey

3 hours practical based out on the pitch

Will help coaches to use practical examples to bring match play scenarios to life on a regular basis and to develop practical ideas on how to integrate goalkeepers more easily into activities.

Coaches will leave with a pack of resource cards specific to integrating goalkeepers andvideo resources of match play and practice scenarios to support them back in their club setting.

To book a place please fill in the attached Booking Form and return to Jackie.bridger@englandhockey.co.uk 

GB Coaching Club Booking Form

Safeguarging and First Aid Courses

Below are details of some Safeguarding and First Aid courses that were closed courses but now have spaces available to everyone. They are:

  • 14th July 6-9pm – Emergency First Aid
  • 22nd July 6-8pm – Safeguarding for Young Volunteers
  • 24th July 6-9pm – Safeguarding and Protecting Children

They are all at County Hall, West Bridgford, NG2 7QP and you can book places on www.coachingnottinghamshire.co.uk and they £20 each for the first aid and the safeguarding and £10 for the Safeguarding for Young Volunteers.


Club/Coach Education Workshops: Jan-Apr 2014‏

The Club and Coach Education workshops for Nottinghamshire (January – April 2014) are now available to view and book on to.

You can book on via the coaching website http://www.coachingnottinghamshire.co.uk where you will just need to quickly register for free (or login if already registered!) and then book and pay onto a workshop of your choice.

Most workshops are £20 however a couple of the new courses are just £10 so please check when booking.

Please pass this information on to your club committees, coaches and volunteers. It is important to have many members of clubs having the knowledge and experience of some key areas such as Safeguarding and First Aid.

Volunteer Co-ordinator Workshop

Monday 18 November 2013

Nottingham Trent University. Erasmus Darwin Building 274 Clifton Campus Clifton Lane Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Places are booked through event bright on the link below.

To support those recruiting and managing volunteers.


  • Including Safe Recruitment practices
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers with disabilities
  • Recruiting for one off opportunities/ Longer term
  • Responsibilities as a volunteer co-ordinator

What to do if……….
Reward and Recognition
Forward planning
Health and Safety


L1 Coaching Course at Manor Sports Centre – HURRY CLOSING DATE SOON!

Please see attached an application form for a Hockey Level One Coaching Course which is running at Manor Sports Centre in Mansfield – please circulate this around your club and to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. Please note, candidates must be aged 16 on the 1st day of the course to attend.

Application forms need to be sent to Elaina Leithead, England Hockey, The Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU (along with the consent form if under 18) or email to midlands@englandhockey.co.uk.

The Nottinghamshire Hockey Development Group has secured a small amount of funding to financially assist people who attend this particular course and who are coaching in clubs within Nottinghamshire. I have negotiated with England Hockey to exclusively open this course to Nottinghamshire clubs until Friday 6th September – please note after this date the course will be open to anyone across the country. Due to this, and along with England Hockey now having an online payment system for coaching courses, candidates are required to inform Elaina of the contact details of the person making the £160 payment so she can telephone them and take the payment over the phone.

Once booked on the course, The Nottinghamshire Hockey Development Group will be informed of the names of the candidates and on completion of the course, those candidates will be reimbursed some funds – the amount of funding per person will not be confirmed until we know how many complete the course but it will be a minimum of £20.

If you have any queries regarding the course, please contact Elaina directly on 01509 228676 or email midlands@englandhockey.co.uk.

Consent Form
Manor SC L1 Application Form

FREE Anti Bullying Workshop for Clubs

Please see link below to FREE Anti Bullying Workshop aimed at supporting clubs. (Delivered by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Anti Bullying Coordinator)

It will be held on 2nd October at Gedling, all details on the link.

This workshop will support clubs to have procedures in place to prevent bullying but also provide guidance on how to deal with any incidents. The content will include Cyber bullying and E- Safety.

Interested parties just need to click on the link to register.


2013 England Hockey Young Coach Programme

Applications have recently reopened for young coaches to join the 2013 England Hockey Young Coach Programme.

If you could please distribute the following information to any aspiring coaches aged between 16 and 21 within your clubs and regions.

It is a great opportunity for young coaches to learn and develop. Not only do they receive an £80 bursary to put towards their coach development, they also receive mentor support and a timetable of close Continuous Professional Development opportunities and courses specifically designed for them.

Please see the following link for more information and how to apply:


Time To Listen Course

The TTL course provides hockey specific training for Welfare Officers and those with a designated welfare role.  Club First accredited clubs and those working towards the award should ensure that their Welfare Officers have attended the course as it is a criteria for attaining certification.

Please see below attachments for full details and an application form.

Time to Listen Poster – Nottingham Highfields 9 May 2013

TTL Application form – Notttingham Highfields 9.5.13