One month into the season and a wealth of clubs across the England Hockey leagues and lower have had a one-week hiatus due to half-term – some experiencing a two-week break with no hockey.
Hundreds of teachers or those in education who play hockey no doubt welcome the ruling, while a poll this week conducted by The Hockey Paper revealed that nearly 60 per cent would prefer no break at all. Presumably most voters were players not volunteer administrators.
We undertook a club survey during the pandemic to get a state of play when it comes to October and February breaks. The majority consensus was that the rise in junior membership into senior teams had a factor in squad selection and the break was needed, although that was disputed by several other clubs.
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