Developing Mutually Beneficial Club School Links
England Hockey has a Club School Link (CSL) programme as part of a wider Club-Community Link programme. The CSL programme focuses around ClubsFirst (Clubmark) Accredited Clubs, as these Clubs are committed to the development of a safe, effective and child friendly environment and are committed to helping to attract and retain more young people in the sport.
Criteria are included within the ClubsFirst accreditation process to encourage clubs to build up stronger relationships with schools in their area, with the aim of providing a steady supply of junior members into the club.
To assist with the development of an effective link EHB provides each club involved, and the local schools that they identify to work with, with a support package to help generate or further develop the delivery of appropriate hockey activity within the school and club setting.