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Information for Administrators, Captains and Coaches

This page sets out the key contacts and development initiatives for institutions looking to improve their hockey offer across a broad spectrum of activity. 

BUCS Hockey Development 2018/19 Season

The key contact for all university hockey development is Alicia Lauckner, the BUCS Hockey Development Manager.

The BUCS hockey role previously lead on the Small Sided Hockey programme, funded by Sport England, which engaged over 3000 students across over 40 institutions over the 2015/16 and 16/17 seasons. However it is now responsible for the operational delivering the Hockey in Universities Strategy, with the support and on behalf of the BUCS Hockey Sport Advisory Group.

The role is supported by England Hockey, Scottish Hockey and Hockey Wales, delivering work across all three nations.  

The official Strategy can be seen in the above link, but the key priorities are shown here below. If you require any support or advice on anything related to university hockey, whether listed in the themes below or not, then please contact Greg at any time:

1) High quality participation and competition structures - this includes any issues or questions around the BUCS leagues and their development, as well as any intramural and participation initiatives that you'd like to set up. Projects like the Small Sided Hockey programme have funding available to help run events and purchase equipment, so get in touch to start developing activity and accessing these funds. 

2) Supporting and empowering student clubs - as well as working directly with hockey club committees and being a source of support throughout the year, this strand is focused on the delivery of the Hockey in Universities Conference. This has been confirmed as taking place on Friday 14th June 2019, so head over to the event page for more information

3) Providing opportunities to talented players - we are working increasingly closely with lead national and international coaches to ensure that the top performance hockey players can get a balance between their club, university and national team commitments, and looking at how we can support the development of the next generation of talent

4) Develop partnerships with community hockey - whether related to facilities, coaching, umpiring or volunteering, we want to help you link up with clubs in the community to develop and maximise your local connections and club opportunities. We work closely with the Hockey NGBs to ensure we are able to help facilitate these connections

5)  Development of umpires, volunteers & coaches - we have an active workforce strand and want to help create more umpiring and coaching courses for the sector. This includes creating a mythbuster and fact sheet, which can help answer some of the common questions about arranging these opportunities

6) Raise the profile of University Hockey - we are working on a range of initiatives to increase our sporting profile, including our recent Hockey Video Series, as well as seeking a sponsor for the programme that will give direct benefit to you, the students. Watch this space!


Home Nation Contacts

As well as Alicia, you can also contact your regional representatives for further advice and guidance if appropriate. 

For English institutions, England Hockey have a network of eleven regional Relationship Managers, whose contact details you can find here.

For Welsh institutions, Hockey Wales have a network of four regional Club Development Managers, whose contact details you can find here

For Scottish institutions, Scottish Hockey have a network of three Regional devleopment Managers, whose contact details you can find here. You can also contact Scottish Student Sport.


BUCS Hockey Affiliation

The BUCS Hockey Affiliation process has been completed for the 2018/19 season. Thank you to all institutions for providing this data - the information is critical in shaping the progress of our programme moving forwards. Relevant data will be shared with both Scottish Hockey and Hockey Wales, as well as England Hockey and BUCS itself. 


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