April 5, 2018

The EIHA Governance Working Group is pleased to announce the details of the public consultation meetings, which are part of the review into the governance of the EIHA and of the sport in England & Wales and the wider UK.

John Nike Leisuresport Complex, John Nike Way, Bracknell RG12 8TN

Ice Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield S9 5DA (in Glacier Suite)

Both events will run from 11am to 2pm.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in the future governance of the EIHA and ice hockey in England and the rest of the UK is invited, whether you are a member of the EIHA or not. Please complete the following on-line booking form if you are intending to come to one or both of the meetings https://goo.gl/forms/9JSdFPu4BflcWuVY2.  It is not compulsory to complete the form but will assist with the smooth running of the meeting if you can.

Why should I attend?

At the EIHA EGM in the autumn, EIHA members agreed that a review of the governance of the EIHA and of the sport was required in order to help them to decide the best way forward.  The Governance Working Group has been set up to carry out that review and will be hosting the above meetings as part of its consultation.  We would like to hear from anyone involved with ice hockey about their views on the governance of the sport in England and in the rest of the UK.

What if I am unable to attend?

If you are unable to come to the meetings, we have set up a dedicated inbox for the Working Group and we would be delighted to hear from you by email – please send your views to governance@eiha.co.uk by the close of play 30 April.

Jonathan Hall, Chairman of the Governance Working Group, said: “Governance refers to the decision-making structure of the sport.  We are interested in hearing views on how decisions should be made – who? which body? – and what the role and responsibilities of the EIHA should be as well as how English ice hockey fits into the bigger UK picture.

“Other issues that we are interested in hearing about include what role Ice Hockey UK should have and what is the best structure for elite and recreational ice hockey across England & Wales and the rest of the UK, including the relationship with the Elite League (EIHL) as well as any other views on governance that people would like to share with us.

“We look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the meetings and receiving thoughts and comments by email.”