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26th MayDoncaster H.C. Ladies’ 1st team coach

Doncaster H.C. Ladies’ 1st team coach.

Closes: Friday 12 June 2020.

Interview: From week commencing: 15 June 2020.
Club/Organisation: Doncaster Hockey Club
Doncaster Hockey Club wishes to appoint a well qualified First team coach for Ladies’ team.

Job Description:
Doncaster Hockey Club Ladies’ 1st Team will be playing in HL Conference North 2020/21 season after finishing 9th on their return to National league hockey last season.
Doncaster Hockey Club is looking to appoint a 1st Team coach to undertake the coaching responsibilities at the club for the coming season.

Requirements:
a) To develop a season-long plan for the 1st Team and to (at least) maintain National League status.
b) To coach the 1st Team twice weekly. This will be at the Club on Tuesday & alternative location on Thursday.
c) To plan, organise and take coaching sessions on each occasion.
d) To select the 1st Team and advise on 2nd Team selection.
e) To attend all 1st Team, home and away games, Cup and County competitions as required.
f) To organise pre-season training, fitness preparation, in-competition training and post-season debriefings.
g) To develop the team as a whole and players’ individual skills.
h) To liaise with/organise either personally or via third parties goalkeeping coaching, fitness development and game analysis.
i) To liaise with the Team Manager regarding travel/accommodation arrangements and travel with the team to away fixtures.
j) To represent the Club with outside bodies and organisations and develop and uphold the reputation of the Club.

In addition:
a) To work with a 2nd Team coach and assist with selection.
b) To attend Club meetings as required by the Executive Committee.
c) To provide coaching support/assistance and developmental help to the Club’s Youth System as requested and subject to the above primary responsibilities. DHC will be appointing in line with EH policy on recruitment, selection and retention of persons with access to young people and that the person will be subject to a DBS check.

Salary:
a) Salary is negotiable for the period July until end March.
b) The Club will pay travelling expenses to games/ training.
c) Any other employment should not interfere with the above functions/requirements.
d) The Coach will be line-managed by the Club Chair or such other person nominated by the Club.

Applications, including hockey CV, should be submitted by 12th June to:
Bev Deakin at Doncaster Hockey Club
Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Salary: Negotiable

Contact: Bev Deakin
E-mail: bad13hockey@outlook.com

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11th MarEH Governance “A Structure Fit for the Future”

EH Governance “A Structure Fit for the Future”

The North H.A. and the North Hockey League have become increasingly concerned about the misinformation that has recently been circulated which misrepresents their position on the forthcoming E.H. Resolution. Some of this comes from within the North, and some from across the country where the North position is being misrepresented.

The England Governance Review proposes changes that are designed to bring clarity and transparency and benefit all teams in all the Clubs throughout the country in the light of changes in the hockey landscape which have emerged from the surveys and consultations with Clubs.
North H.A has provided ample opportunity for Clubs to attend roadshows and, more recently, four specially arranged meetings which were held in the N.E., Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire and at which around 70 Clubs and Associations were represented. In a straw poll of those that attended at least 85% showed they were in favour of the resolution as it is proposed. Of the 32 Clubs with teams in the top two North Divisions at least 50% of them attended and only two voted against the proposal.

Thus, the North H.A. North HUA are in favour of the Resolution as are the vast majority of the North Hockey League Committee.

The proposals, as they affect the League Structures, aim to provide more equal opportunities across the country for teams to progress to their highest level as well as organise structures into more logical approaches. In the North the split regions will become more comparable in size to other areas that are not changing significantly – e.g. the West, East– or Midlands that will see less change. The 8 Areas will be more equal in size and more common in structure.
At the upper end the expansion of the England Hockey League has already resulted in 4 North Premier teams moving up into the North Conference and the creation of 4 Conference divisions will mean another two North teams will move up i.e. in many respects the North Conference will become the North Premier in all but name. If the Resolution is adopted the current North HA structures will ensure that the new League structures for 2021-22 will be ready so clubs know what they are playing for at the start of the 2020 -2021 season. The new North-West and North-East Areas will both have progression routes to the England Hockey Leagues.
The NHA committee will ensure that clubs continue to be consulted to produce the new League Structure.

If anybody has any queries, please contact one of the four below signatories.

John Scrini: President North HA and Chair North Hockey League
Annette Badger: Deputy President North HA and Chair North HA Executive Committee
Peter Cocker: Secretary North Hockey League
Chris Reece: Chair North HUA

11th Dec (2018)Urinating at the side of a hockey pitch.

We are seeing an increasing number of complaints regarding urinating at the side of the pitch. As we are sure you will all agree, this behaviour is not only unpleasant but also a contravention of the EH ‘Respect – Code of Ethics and Behaviour’ – Disrepute Offence, not to mention in some cases a criminal offence. We expect all members to refrain from such behaviour. However, in the event of such incidences, in keeping with the revised Disrepute Complaint Regulations, we kindly ask that these be referred to EH as a Disrepute Complaint in the first instance. It is likely that offenders will face a suspension.
If you have any queries on this, Please contact England Hockey

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