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Make Hockey Happen in the Midlands

Midlands Hockey Limited is one of the 8 new Areas responsible for delivering all aspects of hockey across the country. 

If you’d like to be part of the team making hockey happen in the Midlands, enabling many hundreds of people to participate in a rewarding and inclusive sport, we’d love to hear from you.  Please use this form to express your interest and a Director or member of the relevant committee will get back to you.

Here’s a summary of the roles and committees that govern Midlands Hockey and how to get involved.

Area Committees

The key functions of the Area are performed by 5 Committees:

  • Adult Leagues & Competitions
  • Junior Leagues & Competitions
  • Masters
  • Discipline
  • Officiating

Each committee has a range of time and skill requirements as well as some flexibility in approach depending on the time you can give. Please be aware that the exact roles and the number of volunteers needed within the Midlands Area is still evolving so, even if there isn’t an exact fit for your interests and skills but you think you have something to offer, please get in touch.  You can use this form to express your interest.

Adult Leagues & Competition Committee Roles

  • Adult Leagues and Competitions Chair – see Committee Chairs section for a full role description.
  • Area League Manager – To oversee the work of the Divisional secretaries, work closely with the Adult League & Competitions Chair and liaise with the Officiating Area Administrator and Appointment lead.
  • GMS Manager – interface between adult leagues and England hockey.
  • Grade Secretary – To work closely with the Area League Managers and support the Divisional secretaries, particularly to ensure consistency of decision making across specific Grades.
  • PR Officer – To promote the Area Adult League & Competitions to the clubs and proactively raise the profile and share best practice of the league and all competitions.
  • Indoor Lead – To provide administrator support to the delivery of the Area Adult Indoor Competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions.
  • Divisional Sec – To manage divisions proactively, be first point of the contact for teams in their responsible divisions and check and challenge the clubs match information on the GMS.

Junior Leagues & Competitions Committee Roles

  • Junior Leagues & Competitions Chair – see Committee Chairs section for a full role description.
  • Junior Coordinator – To embed and manage the planning and implementation of junior competitions across the Area in line with the national Junior Competitions Framework, delivering a high-quality customer experience.
  • Indoor Lead – To provide administrator support to the delivery of the Area junior indoor competitions programme and ensure the smooth running of all the indoor competitions.
  • Sub-Area Reps – To represent the Sub-Areas at the Juniors League & Competitions Area Committee, to give feedback on the Junior Competitions activity, what is working well, what could be improved, and support required at the Sub-Area level.
  • Schools Lead – To oversee, organise and implement the Area and Sub-Area schools hockey competition programme.
  • Junior County Hockey Competition organiser – responsible for organising competition between Junior County Hockey teams in line with the Centralised Calendar Dates.

Masters Committee Roles

  • Masters Chair – see Committee Chairs section for a full role description.
  • Coordinator – To embed and manage the planning and implementation of Masters competitions across the Area in line with England Hockey’s Framework, delivering a high-quality customer experience.
  • Sub-Area Reps – To represent the Sub-Areas (Counties) at the Masters Area Committee, to give feedback on the Masters Competition, what is working well, what could be improved, and support as required at the Sub-Area level.
  • Competition Organiser – To lead the competition provision for Masters within the Area.
  • Team manager – To administer and manage a Masters team and the welfare of all the team members at training and competitions.
  • Lead Selector – To be responsible for conducting a fair and transparent selection process for all players wishing to be part of a Masters team.

How to register your interest

If you are interested in getting involved with the work of any of the above committees you can use this form to express your interest at any time. 

Discipline Roles

  • Area Disciplinary Administrator (ADA) – see Committee Chairs section for a full role description.
  • Assistant Area Disciplinary Administrator (AADA) – To be a member of an Area Discipline Panel (ADP) delivering effective management of all aspects of Discipline across an ‘Area’ (as defined by England Hockey). To support the Area Disciplinary Administrator (ADA) including review of Disciplinary processes across the sport. 

How to register your interest for Disciplinary Roles

The ADA is a skills based role and is appointed by the Directors in consultation with England Hockey, the ADA then appoints an appropriate number of suitably experienced (minimum two) AADAs to the Discipline Committee.  There are a limited number of roles available but if you are interested in getting involved with the work of Discipline Committee you can use this form or please contact discipline@midlands.hockey for more information.

Area Committee Chairs

Each of the above committees is led by a Chair. This is a key role and you will be expected to lead your Committee effectively and attend Management Committee meetings with the Area Directors as well as national meetings with England Hockey to support the direction of the function nationally.  The majority of Committee Chairs* are elected (or re-elected if standing again), annually by the members at the AGM.  Please click on these links to see the role descriptions.

You can use this form to express your interest in any of these Committee Chair roles at any time.  

If you wish to stand for election, a formal nomination will be required* – the nomination form and candidate statement template will be emailed to those who express an interest. The signed nomination forms need to be returned no later than 17th May 2022.  Nominations will be considered by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and suitable candidates put forward to the membership for election at the AGM on 13th July. 

* the formal appointment processes for the Officiating Chair and Discipline Chair are different.  Please refer to the information above about each committee or contact AreaOfficiating@midlands.hockey or discipline@midlands.hockey

Area Directors

The people who are elected to these positions play a crucial leadership role and need to take responsibility for the organisation. There are 5 titled director roles that are suited to people who are prepared to play an integral team-working role within the leadership team.

The Area Directors form the Board of Directors and have all the usual Limited Company statutory responsibilities.  There are currently two vacancies (see above) due for election at the 2022 AGM.

Please use this form to express your interest in either of the Director vacancies as soon as possible. A formal nomination will then be required – the nomination form and candidate statement template will be emailed to those who express an interest. The signed nomination forms need to be returned no later than 17th May 2022.  Nominations will be considered by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and suitable candidates put forward to the membership for election at the AGM on 13th July.