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Make Hockey Happen in the Midlands 

Midlands Hockey Limited is responsible for delivering all aspects of hockey across the Midlands Area - from Masters to Juniors and everything in between.  It is one of the 8 Areas, formed as part of England Hockey’s structure changes in 2022, responsible for making hockey happen 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. 

Midlands Area Committees 

There are two main committees that have oversight of all activity: 

  • Board of Directors 
  • Area Management Committee 

The key functions of the Area are performed by 5 Committees that report to the Board: 

  • 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. 

Area Committee Chairs 

Each of the 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 (as Chair of Adult Leagues or Juniors or Masters), 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 10th May 2023.  Nominations will be considered by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and suitable candidates put forward to the membership for election at the AGM on 5th July 2023.  

* The formal appointment processes for the Officiating Chair and Discipline Chair are different.  Please contact AreaOfficiating@midlands.hockey or discipline@midlands.hockey if you require further information. 

 

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 2023 AGM. 

To find out more or express your interest in becoming a Director of Midlands Hockey you can use this form at any time to.  If you wish to stand for election for either of the existing vacancies you will need to express your interest as soon as possible and then a formal nomination will be required – the nomination form and candidate statement template will be emailed to those who express an interest. If you decide to stand for election your signed nomination forms need to be returned no later than 10th May 2023.  Nominations will be considered by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and suitable candidates put forward to the membership for election at the AGM on 5th July 2023.