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HOCKEY IN ENGLAND
In the 1860s and 1870s hockey was played in a number of leading private schools in England. From there the game inevitably spread to the Universities. By the1870s and 1880s there were a number of clubs playing hockey including Teddington, Blackheath, Richmond, Surbiton and Wimbledon. The first recorded inter-county match (Surrey v Middlesex) was played in 1876.
ENGLAND HOCKEY BOARD
The England Hockey Board (EHB), a company limited by guarantee, is the National Governing Body (NGB) for hockey in England. It is also the nominated country (NC) for Great Britain which means it runs the GB teams on behalf of Great Britain Hockey.
The EHB officially became the NGB in December 2002, taking over from its predecessor, the English Hockey Association (EHA). The EHA was formed in 1996 to unite the separate men's, women's and mixed associations, which had been in existence for over 100 years prior to their merger.
The EHB is affiliated to the European Hockey Federation (EHF) and International Hockey Federation (FIH). The FIH is responsible for the production of the “Rules of Hockey” which are the rules that are followed worldwide by all players and umpires participating in the game. The EHB is responsible for implementing those rules in England.
The EHB also sets the strategic direction for the sport and for the NGB using input from many areas including:
Playing of the sport
The EHB co-ordinates the competition structure throughout the sport and runs the Investec Women's Hockey League, Men's England Hockey League, as well as national knockout competitions and a whole host of other tournaments.
International squad management
The EHB's performance team is responsible for talent identification and development of athletes for the U16, U18, U21 and senior men's and women's England squads. As the NC for GB Hockey we work with Scottish Hockey and Hockey Wales to prepare athletes to qualify and compete as Great Britain for the Olympic Games.
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