Scottish Hockey works with a number of key partners to ensure the effective delivery and promotion of hockey within Scotland.
sportscotland is the national agency for sport, and Scottish Hockey's major funding partner. sportscotland is responsible for investing Scottish Government and National Lottery resources to support people in Scotland to participate, develop and achieve in sport. Scottish Hockey is directly funded by sportscotland and we work closely with the national agency for sport to ensure that these resources are invested wisely so as to achieve best value and maximum impact for hockey participation throughout Scotland.
sportscotland's Institute of Sport provides high performance expertise to sport and athletes in Scotland. As the high performance arm of sportscotland, the institute is working with partners to build greater success for Scottish sport. Scottish Hockey works closely with their teams of expert coaches and practitioners to manage and deliver cutting edge elite sport programmes for our international players.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) serves as the 'guardian' of the sport. It works in co-operation with both the national and continental organisations to ensure consistency and unity in hockey around the world. The FIH not only regulates the sport, but is also responsible for its development and promotion so as to guarantee a secure future for hockey.
The European Hockey Federation (EHF) is the governing body of hockey in Europe and is composed of the Member Associations of European nations (42) that govern hockey in their countries. The EHF is one of 5 Continental Federations that are affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the world governing body for hockey.
Great Britain Hockey is the body responsible for the development and administration of hockey in Great Britain related to the Olympic Games. This role includes the preparation, selection and performance of the men's and women's GB hockey squads and their participation in the OG and other relevant competitions and tournaments. Ultimately, it is the body charged with delivering Olympic success for the sport of hockey
The Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland is the national sporting organisation charged with entering a Scottish Team in the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games every 2 years along with 71 other Commonwealth countries, territories and dependencies.
UK Sport provides Britain's best sportsmen and women with the support services and facilities they need to compete and win at the highest level. Services are provided locally, where athletes live, work, and train. It is made up of a network of centres located throughout the UK.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) provides the pivot around which Team GB revolves prior to, and during the Olympic Games. Working with the Olympic Governing Bodies, the BOA selects Team GB from the best sportsmen and women who will go on to compete in the 26 summer and 7 winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting competition in the world. The BOA's role is to prepare and lead our nation's finest athletes at the Olympic Games and the BOA has the responsibility for developing the Olympic Movement throughout the UK. In addition, the BOA delivers extensive support services to Britain's Olympic athletes and their National Governing Bodies throughout each Olympic cycle to assist them in their preparations for, and performances at the Games.
Hockey is a core sport of Winning Students, Scotland's national sports scholarship programme for student athletes. Managed by the University of Stirling as Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and funded by the Scottish Funding Council, more than 120 high performance student athletes in member colleges and universities across the country are supported with scholarships of up to £5,500 each year. For more information, visit the Winning Students website.