Schools' Outdoors

Notts Sport Schools Championship for Boys & Investec Schools Championship for Girls

There are tiered events for U14, U16 and U18, the the structure is the same for both the boys and the girls. The full details are on the EH website. A brief overview is:

U18

  • Tier 1: two term league
  • Tier 2: national cup
  • Tier 3: plate for early losers in tier 2
  • Tier 4: for those not wishing to enter the national events, run by counties and regions

U16

  • Tier 1: national cup
  • Tier 2: plate for early losers in tier 1
  • Tier 3: for those not wishing to enter the national events, run by counties and regions
  • Tier 4: 7-a-side tournament for those school new to the sport or those unable to compete with those in Tier 3

U14

  • Tier 1: tournament based event for the top schools, early rounds run by counties and regions
  • Tier 2: tournament based event for the next tier of schools, early rounds run by counties and regions
  • Tier 3: 7-a-side tournament for those school new to the sport or those unable to compete with those in Tier 3, run locally

EH run U18 Tiers 1, 2 and 3 and U16 Tiers 1 and 2. Entry is direct to England Hockey.

The counties and the South will run the early stages of U18 Tier 4, U16 Tier 3 and U14 Tiers 1 and 2. Entry is to your county. At U14 counties may run separate Tier 1 and Tier 2 events or, in some cases, put the next teams from the Tier 1 County Cup in to the regional Tier 2.

The EH development officers will assess the demand for U16 Tier 4 and U14 Tier 3 and may run an event.

There are fees to participate at all levels. For the rounds run by the South, a typical amount is:

  • pool round £35 without umpires, £65 with umpires
  • finals £100

South Organiser: Josephine Carr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South News

Coronavirus As of 04 September, the Return to Play has reached stage 5 allowing competitive hockey. Please see the EH website. EH have cancelled the Super 6s due to the issues organising an indoor event, EH News item.

SCHA AGM The SCHA AGM has been delayed and is likely to be in October. It is likely to be an electronic meeting.

Sanctions for Covid 19 Offences EH brought in a range of new penalties for Red Cards and MMOs where there has been a breach of Covid 19 regulations. The minimum suspensions will be:

  • regulation 6.5(a) - 45 days (no violence used, attempted treatened)
  • regulation 6.5(b) - 60 days (violence to player used, attempted or treatened)
  • regulation 6.5(c) - 90 days (violence to official used, attempted or threatened)