Your World Cup Club Guide (5625.75kB) - England Hockey

Your World Cup Club Guide (5625.75kB) - England Hockey

Your World Cup Club Guide (5625.75kB) - England Hockey
Your World Cup Club Guide (5625.75kB) - England Hockey

The campaign will cover: 01. Inspiring The Next Generation 02. Supporting Schools To Deliver Hockey 03. Offering More Ways To Play 04. Celebrating And Supporting People 05. During The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup 06. Post-Event Legacy 3 2 Your World Cup VITALITY HOCKEY WOMEN’S WORLD CUP IN NUMBERS Female Club Tickets 65% Male 35% Clubs 370 54,165 7x Wimbledon Centre court 120 London Underground Trains 1 x Wembley Stadium 30,000 double decker buses 105,000 Tickets applied for which is equivalent to... TICKETS 21st July - 5th August 36 Matches 16 Teams THE EVENT WHO HAS APPPLIED YOUR WORLD CUP CONTENTS .

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Your World Cup Club Guide (5625.75kB) - England Hockey

5 4 Your World Cup YOUR WORLD CUP Alex Danson England & GB Women’s Captain The best teams in the world will be competing on our doorstep in London next summer and we hope that hosting the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup is going to have a positive impact on the whole hockey family. We would love hockey players and volunteers at clubs across the country to be at the heart of this World Cup and more people to play, watch or volunteer as a result of it. Whether that’s travelling to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre to watch the games live; getting a group of friends together to watch the matches or hosting activities for new and existing players, everyone can be involved! Interest in our sport has rocketed since the Rio and London Olympics, and this World Cup presents us with another exciting opportunity to achieve even more.

Clubs are offering a friendly, sociable and welcoming environment for new and existing players – let’s continue this great work and as a result of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup we can inspire more people than ever before to play and enjoy our fantastic sport!

Sally Munday CEO, England Hockey In the summer of 2018 we will be hosting a Women’s World Cup in Hockey for the first time in our history! This will be a huge moment our sport as over 100,000 tickets have already been sold. As the event hosts, England Hockey, with our partners, staff and volunteers are committed to delivering a world class event for spectators at the event and the 1 billion+ audience who will watch across the world. Thanks to our amazing hockey clubs and volunteers, hockey has seen a 40% growth in the number of people playing in clubs since Team GB women won bronze at London 2012.

England Hockey’s ambition is to create a ‘Nation Where Hockey Matters’ and hosting a home World Cup presents us with another golden opportunity to grow our game. To celebrate the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup we are launching our largest participation campaign to date. We would love you to get involved because this can be Your World Cup too!

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6 WHY GET INVOLVED? > WHY SHOULD MY CLUB GET INVOLVED? WHAT IS YOUR WORLD CUP With the incredible increased visibility around this event and our sport, we are expecting a huge amount of people to be inspired to join their local club. Since 2011, the number of people playing club hockey has grown by 40%. Will you be ready to make the most of this golden opportunity for growth? Affiliation data shows that the clubs who benefited most from the increase in club members were the ones who were planned and prepared. How will your club use the Vitality Women’s World Cup to inspire new players, volunteers, coaches and or umpires within your clubs and wider community?

Your World Cup will support your club by offering: • Free resources • Promotional tools • Once in a lifetime opportunities at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup • Plus much more! To help make the most of this opportunity we are launching Your World Cup, which aims to inspire clubs to seize the opportunity of hosting the next biggest event after the Olympics, a World Cup on English soil. The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup will further increase the visibility of the sport at both a national and local level, and by working together we want you to be ready to capitalise on this increased visibility to see if you can provide opportunities for more people than ever before to enjoy our great game! We know that each club is unique and through Your World Cup we will share a variety of tools, resources and support so you can select what works best for your club to help it grow and develop further.

Your World Cup 7 Sign up at www.englandhockey.co.uk/YourWorldCup

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8 01 JUNIOR PARTICIPATION There are 80% more under 16 players in hockey clubs across the country than there were in 2011. This is an amazing achievement, thank you for everything you have done at your club to help make this happen! JUNIORS 9 Juniors

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> WHAT COULD YOUR CLUB DO NEXT? INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION 01 • Capitalise on the increased visibility of hockey and be ready to proactively promote your club’s junior opportunities locally – via your website, local schools, or through local media. Woking HC bagged a slot on their local radio station a year on from the success in Rio to talk about their development and to promote their HockeyFest event.

• Don’t forget that parents are key to bringing new junior players along!

How can you make sure parents know what’s on offer and what to expect, and what can you provide to ensure they have a great experience too? West Bridgford HC provide an indoor space for parents during their Sunday junior sessions where volunteers from the club run a coffee and cake bar. This provides parents with a warm, welcoming and social area, whilst also raising funds which then go back in to the junior section of the club. • You could offer a flexible and open session to encourage new players to come and give it a go. Chelmsford HC hosts an alternative junior session; pay and play for £3 giving anyone an opportunity to pick up a stick.

• Be ready to maximise other opportunities when hockey is on TV - for example host free sessions during key times like the Commonwealth Games where people will be seeing heroes like Alex Danson or Barry Middleton on TV. • Maximise the use of your pitch space to get as many juniors playing as possible! Alderley Edge HC has over 400 juniors and they cater for this many by splitting their sessions over different nights of the week. 11 Juniors JUNIORS 10

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12 > HOW CAN BEING PART OF YOUR WORLD CUP HELP? • Win World Cup promotional materials to help dress your pitch, social space and / or club house, to help give kids and their parents a fun and memorable experience when they come along.

• Access to free World Cup themed giveaways for your junior players to help inspire them to want be just like their hockey heroes! • Attend your local ‘Your World Cup forum’ and get support from your Relationship Manager, as well as sharing ideas with other clubs. 01 • Provision of extra support for junior deliverers - free session plan templates and new videos of fun and engaging session ideas for large groups and mixed abilities can be accessed via the Hockey Hub. • Exclusive invite to locally run Continuous Professional Development events aimed at supporting junior volunteers to deliver fun, safe and engaging session.

Hosted by a GB Coach Developer this is a great opportunity to come and share ideas and best practice, and help solve common coaching dilemmas faced with this age group. Take away a free gift to help you embed this learning back in your club.

• You have the opportunity to win a Quicksticks equipment bag to support your junior delivery. Access to tools will be avaliable to help your to put on Quicksticks or beginner junior hockey festivals. JUNIORS Juniors 13

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15 Schools 14 02 We know that 60% of junior club members experience hockey for the first time at school. Making sure this first experience is as positive as possible is so important to help encourage more young people to want to continue playing and join their local hockey club. Creating links with local schools and supporting their delivery is a great way for clubs to engage with more young people.

Your local Relationship Manager can give advice about how you can create links with local schools if you’re looking for some help. SCHOOLS

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17 02 > WHAT COULD YOUR CLUB DO NEXT? • Engage with Quicksticks - Played with bigger, lighter balls, Quicksticks is perfect for junior beginners. It also has simple game cards which are easy for teachers or coaches to use. This format of the game has revolutionised hockey delivery in primary schools, so provides a perfect way for your club to engage with local primary schools. • Pro-actively promote your club within local schools – Wimbledon HC have a programme called Quick Start hockey where they go into school assemblies and inspire kids to want to give hockey a go and then link them back to the club.

• Offer to go in and run sessions during curriculum time or after school clubs - Formby HC had an aspiration to develop their junior section so set up a schools programme. They now deliver in a number of local schools to around 130 school children per week. The programme is run by a retired teacher and uses students on gap years to deliver the coaching. Over the course of two years, this programme helped their junior numbers increase from 100 to nearly 300 members.

• Offer to host festivals for local schools on a regular basis – Northampton HC regularly host Quicksticks festivals for local primary schools. They run lots of small sided games and are able to cater for 90-100 children per festival. The festivals bring parents along to the club too and all of this helps to raise awareness of the club within the local area. SUPPORTING SCHOOLS TO DELIVER HOCKEY Schools SCHOOLS 16

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18 19 • You’ll have instant access to downloadable flyers and templates which you can edit and personalise as you wish to help promote your club within local schools.

• England Hockey is hosting free teacher workshops to encourage more teachers to choose to deliver hockey in their school – help signpost teachers in your area to these courses to boost hockey delivery within your local schools! • Schools will have the chance to win an Ultimate Quicksticks Festival Pack by purchasing Quicksticks balls in January and February 2018. Encourage any schools you work with to buy some balls to be in with a chance of winning these one off packs. • We are working with England Netball and the England & Wales Cricket Board on a project called Team Up that makes the most of our three consecutive home Women’s World Cups.

Our aim is to get girls in schools to be playing more team sport.

See www.teamupengland.com • Contact your Relationship Manager who can help support you and help build relationships with local schools 02 Schools > HOW CAN BEING PART OF YOUR WORLD CUP HELP? SCHOOLS

21 Ways to Play 20 03 Lifestyles are busier than ever before and the demands on people’s time are ever increasing. This is resulting in a significant shift in the way people engage with all sports, and hockey is no exception! Whilst hockey’s traditional league game is still thriving, there is an increasing need and demand for hockey clubs to provide a variety of ways to play to engage and retain more people.

Some of these are now well established in clubs such as Back to Hockey but there are a range of other opportunities as part of Your World Cup.

WAYS TO PLAY

23 > WHAT COULD YOUR CLUB DO NEXT? • Provide flexible pay and play opportunities - Northampton HC run a pay and play night during the week. They split the pitch into thirds; one third is used for Back to Hockey, one for a community session and one for small sided games for club members. This means pitch space is fully maximised and appeals to different types of groups. • Organise more small sided hockey – 5, 6 and 7-a-side versions of the game are a great way to provide flexible pay and play sessions. They maximise pitch space and they give players lots of touches of the ball, it’s perfect summer hockey! In East London a local facility hosts a 7-a-side league one evening a week for seven weeks over the summer.

• Enter a team into England Hockey Summer Champs. With local 6-a-side leagues and a national knock-out competition. They are the perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together for some summer fun! • Get involved with Back To Hockey – be part of the springtime campagin by offering a gentle introduction or re-introduction to the sport. Keynsham HC attracted 17 ladies to their Back to Hockey sessions. Ten are now play league hockey and six are attend training sessions. The enthusiasm these new members have brought has given the ladies section a real boost and enabled them to maintain three teams in the league.

An unexpected bonus was finding a fabulous new GK for the 3rd team! • Offer Walking Hockey sessions – increasing in popularity, Walking Hockey is perfect for players who are looking for a less physically demanding version of the game. Bromsgrove HC see over 50 people attend their Walking Hockey sessions, from people coming back from injury to the older generation who want to keep active, proving that hockey really can be a sport for all! • Provide Flyerz Hockey – This offers an alternative way to play for players with physical or mental difficulties. England Hockey is working with Access Sport to develop this format further, so get in touch if you would like to deliver Flyerz Hockey.

Waltham Forest HC have been running regular Flyerz sessions since 2011 through the creation of links with local schools and community groups. OFFERING MORE WAYS TO PLAY 03 Ways to Play WAYS TO PLAY 22

24 • Check out our Ways to Play advice which can be found on the Your World Cup website www.englandhockey.co.uk/yourworldcup This will help you determine which alternative formats might be best for your club. Speak to your Relationship Manager for ideas on how these could work at your club. • You’ll have access to ‘off the shelf’ delivery packs for the various Ways to Play – these will include guidance / top tips documents to help you understand and deliver each format along with a range of promotional templates to help you engage with your target audience.

• You’ll be able to access down- loadable flyers which you can edit and personalise as you wish to help promote within your local area.

• • Via the Hockey Hub you will have access to Back To Hockey video session ideas which can help your deliverers put on engaging and enjoyable sessions. • You will get regular communications about opportunities to enter the new England Hockey Championships. There is something for everybody with junior, mixed and adult summer competitions. Sign your team up at www.englandhockey.co.uk via the competitions page.

03 25 Ways to Play > HOW CAN BEING PART OF YOUR WORLD CUP HELP? WAYS TO PLAY

27 26 04 From sitting on club committes, coaching, umpiring to co-ordination and organising junior activity, it is volunteers that make hockey happen! In this unique World Cup year we want to celebrate and thank the thousands of current volunteers who give so much to the sport, and also help to inspire the next generation of leaders, coaches, umpires and organisers! PEOPLE People

29 > WHAT COULD YOUR CLUB DO NEXT? • Sign your existing volunteers up to workshops for umpires and coaches to help develop and build their confidence.

These take place all year round so there are plenty of opportunities to learn more! • Recognise the work of key volunteers within your club and generate useful local PR by nominating them to your local sports awards. Durham Dales HC are less than a year old and have been nominated for the North East Sport Award for club of the year for growing by over 70 members. Local PR provides fantastic publicity within the local community and helps promote the great work your club does.

• Nominate people who make the difference at your club to be recognised at the England Hockey Awards Dinner. As well as a big thank you, a range of award categories are available from Unsung Hero to Rising Young Star. Nominations open in February 2018. • Run Young Leaders courses for your junior players – this will introduce them to other aspects of the game such as assisting with coaching, umpiring or organising junior festivals. Young leaders will gain valuable experience, great content for their CVs, and you generate a bigger workforce! • Make opportunities to get involved with the running of the club as open and as clear as possible Sevenoaks HC do a rota with junior parents who help out at sessions.

They have seen great positivity to this scheme and have event attended Back to Hockey sessions.

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30 • Exclusive invite to locally run Continued Professional Development events aimed at supporting junior volunteers to deliver fun, safe and engaging sessions. Hosted by a GB Coach Developer, this is a great opportunity to come and share ideas and best practice and help solve common coaching dilemmas faced with this age group. Take away a free gift to help you embed this learning back in your club. • Opportunity for your coaches to join us at a national coach development event being run at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.

They’ll hear from guest speakers, pick workshop topics, and network with other coaches.

• All clubs signed up to the campaign will be invited to send photos in to flag their champions or unsung heroes. These people will feature in a great big thank you wall at the 2018 England Hockey Annual Awards Dinner, and some will receive a personalised thank you message from an England international! • Once you’ve signed up you will receive regular information on training opportunities for volunteers, coaches and umpires so it will be easier to keep an eye out for opportunities in your area.

• You will be provided with direct access to the Pass It On leadership tool kit which will be packed full of tools and ideas to help young people take their first steps in managing, coaching, umpiring and organising festivals • The opportunity to nominate up and coming young leaders to attend the inaugural Future Leaders event which will be held at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre during the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.

04 31 People > HOW CAN BEING PART OF YOUR WORLD CUP HELP? PEOPLE

33 32 05 From Penzance to Morpeth all eyes will be on the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup between 21st of July and the 5th of August. Whether you’re planning on attending the event in London or watching at your club, there are lots of ways to bring your members and local community together to be part of the action. During Your World Cup DURING YOUR WORLD CUP

35 > WHAT COULD YOUR CLUB DO NEXT? • Be ready to maximise the opportunity of hockey’s increased visibility – you could host free family sessions to encourage people to come and give it a go and find a way to play that suits them! • World Cup-ify your clubhouse or club’s social base – you could then run social events to coincide with one of the England matches been shown live on TV, and get behind the England team once more! • Change up your junior sessions or summer hockey sessions by getting teams to choose a country competing in London.

To kick off the new season with a bang, you could run a World Cup themed junior festival. • Engage with local media such as newspapers and radio, and tell them what you have planned. Local media outlets love a good community story and your club will get some great local PR coverage. • If you’ve missed out on England tickets, you can still come along to the Spectator Village on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (which is right next door to the hockey pitch at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre) during the event. It will be free for anyone to attend, and will feature fun hockey activities, a street food market and a giant live screen showing the games so it is a great way to have a memorable day out on Olympic Park!

DURING THE VITALITY HOCKEY WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 05 During Your World Cup DURING YOUR WORLD CUP 34

36 • Clubs that sign up can apply for party packs to help get the party started; decorate your clubhouse, take over a pub or local community centre and show the England games live on TV. • We’re providing a range of ideas and support tools to help clubs offer a variety of Ways to Play to different audiences, and develop different sections of their club, check out the Ways to Play section for more ideas. • Any activities that you have planned will be advertised centrally through the England Hockey Play portal, making it even easier for people to find out about them.

Some may also get mentioned within TV coverage of the event!

• Opportunity for your coaches to join us at a national coach development event run at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup. They’ll hear from guest speakers, pick workshop topics and network with other coaches. • Bring your old kit along to the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup and give the gift of hockey. We are collecting your old bibs, cones, sticks and trainers - you name it, we’ll take it. They will be shared across Ghana and England. 05 During Your World Cup 37 > HOW CAN BEING PART OF YOUR WORLD CUP HELP? DURING YOUR WORLD CUP

39 38 06 After the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup we are expecting more people than ever will want to pick up a stick and join their local club.

Many clubs after London 2012 and Rio 2016 saw an increase in people coming back to the sport or parents of juniors wanting to pick up a stick. HockeyFest 2018 will run in clubs across the country in August and September with the opportunity for clubs to grow and develop continuing into the 2018/19 season and beyond. Legacy LEGACY

41 > WHAT COULD YOUR CLUB DO NEXT? • We have a range of ideas on the types of sessions you can run to engage different types of audiences and develop different parts of your club. Check out the Ways to Play section for lots more ideas, or simply host open sessions to provide people with a chance to come and give hockey a go. • Host a HockeyFest event and open your doors to your local community in a welcoming, friendly and social way. Old Williamsons’ HC held a HockeyFest to remember in 2017. They tied it in with their pitch launch and invited local food and drinks outlets along. They hosted a Back to Hockey session and free give it a go junior sessions and even provided a bouncy castle as an extra attraction for the kids! • Capitalise on the increased visibility of hockey and be ready to pro-actively promote your club’s opportunities locally – via your website, to local schools or through local PR.

• Most importantly of all, make sure your club is as welcoming and friendly as possible for anyone coming along for the first time. You could offer buddy schemes to help people get to know each other, make sure all of the information on your website is up to date, check if it is easy for people to know how to get in touch to find out more and think about how you can follow up after someone has come along. To help attract new women’s members London Royals HC amended the images on their website to be more appealing to women, they optimised their search engine results and ensured information about how to come along and have a go was easy to find for anyone new.

This all helped to increase their women’s section and create a new women’s team. POST-EVENT LEGACY 06 Legacy LEGACY 40

42 • People will feel inspired after seeing the world’s greatest players perform on the biggest stage in England! We will be sharing your club events across all of our communications channels and in media coverage to help drive people to their local hockey club. • You will be able to promote your activities and events on our national platform, and this will help you reach new audiences. • You can gain extra local and national promotion by being part of the HockeyFest campaign. • You will have access to a range of personalised downloadable promotional resources which can help to promote the opportunities that your club wants to offer.

06 43 Legacy > HOW CAN BEING PART OF YOUR WORLD CUP HELP? LEGACY

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