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Around the Leagues

England Conference:
Men: Harleston are relegated to East.
Women: Ipswich are relegated to East.

East Premier Divisions:

Men: Wapping are East Champions.
Women: West Herts are East Champions.

County Premier Leagues:

Essex: Southend & Benfleet are champions.
Five Counties: Shefford and Sandy are Champions.
Kent: Gore Court are champions.
Norfolk: Harleston 4th are Champions.
Suffolk: Ipswich 3rd are Champions.

East Region HA News

Last call for East Indoor entries 
This is the last week to enter East Indoor Club Competitions. All the details are on the East Indoor page or email for further details.

East RHA affiliation fees 
The East AGM minutes are not yet available, but in the meanwhile would club and county treasurers please note that East has reduced its affiliation fee from £15 to £10 per team this season.

England Women's O40 and O50 trials 
Details of the O40 trials and major events can be seen here and details of the O50 trials and major events can be seen here. An application form for the latter is here

England Women's O55 Masters trials 
The trials will be held from 11:00am - 14:00pm on the 9 October 2016 and 15 January 2017, both at Litchfield Hockey Club. Further details are here

England Women's O45 and O60 Masters Trials 
Trials for the 2016-17 season for the Over 45 Home Nations Masters Champions and Over 45 European Masters Champions are scheduled for: 1st Trial – Sun 2nd October at Lichfield HC; 2nd Trial – Sun 11th December, venue TBA.
Further details and contacts are here
Trials for the Over 60s are scheduled for: 18th Sept at Hampden-in-Arden HC and 2nd Oct at Old Silhillians HC.
Further details and contacts are here

Ford HC 
The club has withdrawn from the East League due to loss of players. The club will not be folded and the admin team will continue to see if players can be recruited for the future, but no hockey will currently be played.

East affiliation fees 
Club affiliation fees (payable via the County Associations) are reduced to £10 per senior team this year, following the East Treasurer's recommendation that they be decreased. N.B. These are not East League fees which remain at £16!

Performance Centre posts 
The Player Pathway is moving forward and Junior Regional Performance Centres will evolve into Performance Centres which will come into being as part of a transition period in January 2017.
Applications are now being sought for Lead Coaches, Coaches and Goalkeeper Coaches to fulfill the necessary roles to provide excellent delivery and enhance the development of the appropriate players. Fuller descriptions of the roles and details of how to apply can be found on the EH website here. Additionally these details are also contained in the job advertisements attached.
Lead coach ad here
Coach ad here
GK coach ad here
Managers roles are still being considered and further information will be forthcoming in due course. Should you wish to discuss any aspect please do not hesitate to contact Martin Williams at


On other pages

Youth  : 16 Sep 16: The competitions and venues calendar for 2016-17 is now available via the Youth page ...

Youth : 16 Sep 16: Tier 1 Competition players 2016 announced ...