We’re incredibly excited to announce that we have been been awarded a 3 year licence to host an England Hockey Talent Academy, a key component of the new national talent strategy.
The Talent Academy is for the most talented juniors aged 15-18, and it provides a very high-performance environment, drawing on the club’s years of experience in the England Hockey Premier Divisions, and previous seasons in European Hockey. Juniors do not have to join Beeston to take part in the Academy, and we will be working in close collaboration with clubs and other organisations in the region to ensure that athletes are in the right environment, according to England Hockey’s Right Athlete, Right Environment (RARE) principles.
This is a ground-breaking development for performance junior hockey, and the club itself. The England Hockey Talent System: Talent Development – A New Way Forward is a remarkable opportunity to allow clubs to create a performance environment, that draws upon all of the strengths of programmes like the Great Britain Hockey Elite Development Programme, and the wealth of experience of a strong hockey club.
Over the next few weeks, we will announce more details about the Talent Academy.