Friday Focus – Clubs make the hockey world go round

4th December 2015

This Friday, our Friday Focus feature is once again on clubs: Our Club of the Year Award for 2015 is now open for submissions, take this opportunity to learn more about it and encourage your National Association to nominate your club. Also, a pitch is given a new life by travelling to Slovenia.

Get & Give – Donating a pitch

Cooperation is a big word that can have an even bigger impact. A pitch’s second life, going from Germany to Slovenia, will help a developing club continue to grow.

Darmstadt HC in Germany has donated its pitch to the Slovenian club HC Lipovci. The pitch was lifted and the rolls were transported to Slovenia.


The new pitch will be laid after the winter, and a match between HC Lipovci and Darmstadt HC has been organised to officially inaugurate the pitch. The Slovenian Hockey Federation would like to thank Darmstadt HC  for their efforts and donation.

Is your club getting a new pitch and is looking to donate its old one? Does your club need a new pitch? For more information on this contact our Education and Development Manager, Norman Hughes (


EHF Club of The Year 2015

The EHF has launched its nomination period for the 2015 Club of the Year Award! This award highlights those clubs who grow and promote hockey in their communities, as well as make an effort to develop not only their players, but also their volunteer base, their coaches, umpires and facilities. In order to become the EHF Club of the Year 2015, clubs must be nominated by their National Associations. Applications will be accepted until the 29th January.

For 2015, we will have 2 categories available: Large Club of the Year, for clubs with more than 300 members and Small Club of the Year, for clubs with less than 300 members. All documentation needed to apply has been sent to your National Association, so make sure to apply! For more information on our Club of The Year award, contact our Education and Development Manager, Norman Hughes ( or click here

And don’t forget to click here to find all Club resources England Hockey shared with us! You can also find them by going to the GO TO menu on the front page, under Nations and Club Resources.

Source: EHF


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