WHAT EQUITY MEANS TO US
Equity is about understanding and providing for people's needs to create meaningful opportunities and access to physical activity, including sport, physical education and leisure.
As an organisation, we aim to provide a meaningful hockey experience for all that engage with us, ensuring their individual needs are met. We will strive towards achieving this commitment as part of our Equality Standard journey.
diversity champions programme
With the support from our Senior Players and the wider Hockey Family, the decision has been made to really understand what is needed, seek support and drive change within our sport and, in January 2021, the newly appointed Diversity Champions met for the first time.
To ensure there is a good understanding and that each member of the hockey family has a voice, the group is made up of a combination of staff and players with a varied background in the sport.
Representatives from Hockey Wales include Head of Development Hannah Bevan, Performance Coordinator Anthea Barrington, Youth Board Representative, Platinum YA and Business Support Officer Alice Gregory, with Rebecca Daniels bringing experience from her role as Team Manager, club player and teacher.
In the first few months of development, the group will be focussing on:
- Female coach development opportunities and accessibility
- Mental Health awareness for our Hockey Family
- Use of Welsh Language across our Hockey Family
If you would like to be engaged in any Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work that we are doing please reach out to EDI lead, Hannah Bevan:
Strive towards achieving Intermediate Equality Standard
Commit to achieving the next level in Disability Sport Wales accreditation of Insport Silver
Lead clubs to be inclusive, safe and fun environments for players, volunteers, coaches and umpires.
Make Female Coach Development opportunities more accessible
Offer a suite of Hockey participation opportunities that can be taken into a variety of communities