East already has a Schools sub-committee made up of representatives from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Herts, Norfolk, South Lincs and Suffolk. We have lost Kent schools to the S.E. Area and some border schools to London which has allowed us to cut the number of competition days to two – a Pool round and a Finals day. This will reduce entry fee costs significantly.
The National Schools’ competitions are organised across the Under 18, 16, 14, 13 and 11 age groups.
England Hockey is responsible for organising the Under 18 (Tier 1, 2 & 3) and Under 16 (Tier 1 & 2) competitions. Entry details and further information can be found on the England Hockey Schools Championships page.
All other Tiers start with a County round and an agreed number of teams progress to an East round and in some Tiers to a National round. As the number of Areas has increased from 5 to 8 there is now only one team from each Area that progresses to the National round.
For 2021/22 season East Hockey is responsible for organising and running the following Schools Competitions:
- Under 18 Tier 4
- Under 16 Tier 3 - intermediate & emerging schools 11-a-side
- Under 16 Tier 4 - emerging schools 7-a-side (No National round)
- Under 14 Tier 1 - 11-a-side
- Under 14 Tier 2 - 11-a-side
- Under 14 Tier 3 - emerging schools 7-a-side (No National round)
- Under 13 Tier 1 - leading to National Finals
- Under 12 Tier 1 - leading to Area Finals
- Under 11 Tier 1 - leading to Area Finals
Indoor Hockey for boys and girls in both Under 18 and Under 16 age groups.
Links to the boys competition dates and the Schools Competitions Regulations (outdoor & indoor) can be found on the right hand side of this page.
The results of the girls competitions and the indoor schools and club competitions that have already taken place can be found on the right hand side of this page.
The East Schools committee is wishing to increase its number of schools entering tournaments and would like to hear from schools, both state and independent, who currently do not play in our competitions with a view to finding an appropriate Tier for them to play in.
If anyone is interested in supporting us in running Schools competitions please get in touch.