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Local and National Provision Within this essay I will be looking at the sport hockey. I will be briefly looking at the history of the game and different versions of the game, but the main focus for this essay will be provision, for men, women and disabled participants, the different agencies for hockey, the grass roots for hockey, and the provision provided to improve player's performances. Provision is when something is provided, to relate this back to my essay schools provide children the chance to play sport therefore schools have good provision for sport. A hockey team consists of 11 players, a goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and attackers. The only player on the field who is allowed to use their feet and hands as well as their stick is the goalkeeper. Grass roots are essential for discovering and developing British talent. In Great Britain there are some development programs for young people, in Guernsey, Yorkshire and Nottingham. This is good for developing young talent. Hockey has many opportunities for young teams to compete against each other, they include The Mini Hockey Championships, Youth Hockey Festival and Thames Valley youth games. ...read more.

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(www.englandhockey.co.uk). Other agencies are Sport England; "Sport England is responsible for promoting and investing in sport, helping the government meet its sporting objectives in this country and distributing both Lottery and Exchequer funds to sport," (www.sportenglnad.co.uk). "Youth sport trust; they believe passionately in using the power of sport to improve the lives of young people," (www.youthsporttrust.org ) and "U.K sport, their goals are, world class performance, world class standards and worldwide impact. Their mission is to lead sport in the U.K to world class success." (www.uksport.gov.uk ) England Hockey's achievements in 2005/6 were, bringing more young people into the game, developing a thriving club infrastructure- club development, more umpires and more coaches, Achieve international success at the highest level, improving the profile of the sport and developing a broader income base. Men and women are equal in this sport. Nobody in hockey gets paid to play. Some of the elite players may get given cars or get paid travel expenses so that they can get to the games but some may not even get that. ...read more.

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There are hockey development centres in Manchester and Plymouth. Fresh English talent depends on good grass roots. The reason why top hockey players don't get paid is because there isn't a lot of money put into hockey, for example hockey doesn't get coverage on main TV channels unlike football, cricket and athletics. The media is the main reason for hockey being so deprived of money because no one really knows anything about hockey events unless they play. Therefore not many people watch hockey so the popularity of the sport is small in the country. The only place most people play hockey is at school. The only real difference in men's and women's hockey is that men's games tend to be faster and more physical. It is quite easy for people to take up the sport and get into a team of some sort whether it is at school level, club level or higher. I think the NGB is successful because young people can get into clubs, but I also think that some young individuals do get overlooked. If someone was really good at hockey, lets say county level; it would be very difficult for them to play if they couldn't afford all of the expenses. ...read more.

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