There is a range of support to help clubs generate funds.
Our Club Development Team can assist you with your Club Development Plan which includes your finance targets, and details how you will generate revenue and save costs to ensure your club is financially viable in the short, medium and long term.
The team are fully up to speed with the different grant funding available to you, including the Be Active Wales Fund. You can explore more about this on the Sport Wales website.
Another great source of funding advice is the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action page; here you can search for a range of grants and support in your local authority area.
Sport Wales Club Solutions website is also filled with ideas and best practice for running a financially viable sports club.
For assistance with application writing, business planning or any other queries related to club finances please contact the Development Team.
Access to facilities are crucial for hockey to sustainably grow throughout Wales and we have a dedicated team working to safeguard and develop a portfolio of high-quality pitches in Wales.
Hockey Wales sit on the Facilities Collaboration Group alongside Welsh Rugby Union and the Welsh FA to strategically place artificial pitches throughout the country.
Our Club Development Team have a wealth of experience of delivering hockey facilities and can support you from inception to pushback with ongoing advice, consultation and support.
To start a conversation around your facility project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We work with a range of stakeholders to provide the best, and most appropriate, levels of competition for our Hockey Family.
Within a ‘traditional’ season, we ensure clubs are supported and equipped to participate in local league structures.
We work with Youth Hockey Associations to develop regular and reliable competitive opportunities for our young hockey players and organise school and indoor competitions to sit alongside this.
We also have introduced recreational competitions, such as the Summer 7’s, which take place outside the traditional season.
The Hockey Wales Competitions TAG oversee all competitions run within Wales.
The Development Team ensure that our member clubs have an appropriate level of workforce to meet their needs.
Workforce generally relates to volunteers, umpires, coaches and club officials who enable the sport to happen on a regular basis.
Our hugely successful Hockey Young Ambassador programme seeks to develop the workforce of the future.
We work with clubs to develop their governing structure, so they are run responsibly, and develop qualifications and courses to ensure training sessions are safe and effective, and matches are officiated in the right spirit.
We value the hard work and commitment of our volunteers and celebrate their achievements through the annual Hockey Wales Awards.
Hockey Wales work closely with schools and other educational facilities. The continued support we offer schools, alongside the provision of relevant training and qualifications, is part of the ongoing ambition to embed hockey as a mainstream sport throughout education.
Our Club Development Team are here to support Hockey clubs in Wales to grow and develop.
Our experienced Team are trained to recognise and provide support that is bespoke to the individual club, based on the specific needs and ambition.
To ensure our clubs can run successfully, we require them to achieve the minimum operating standards and have a Club Development Plan in place that is regularly referred to and developed accordingly.
We are always happy to help and will support you every step of the way – please get in touch if you have any questions.
The Hockey Wales Club Toolkit has been developed to provide our Member Clubs with a range of resources, content and information that you can put to use in your everyday club environment. The resources have been developed after analysing Club Development meetings over the past 12 months, with key themes being analysed and resources specifically created to provide tangible solutions to the challenges you face on a regular basis.
The Toolkit will be periodically updated throughout the Year, with the idea being that it is a ‘One Stop Shop’ for Club resources and guidance. We have made a conscious effort to simplify the ‘jargon’ and make things as easy for you as possible. Please feel free to download and adopt any of the policies and resources you see on the site. We also encourage you to contact us if you have an idea for something that would really help your club that we could look at developing, or indeed if there are some resources you would want to share with other Welsh clubs.
To view our Club Toolkit please click here