UK Lions wish to highlight our relationship with England Hockey (EH) and the EH player pathway.  The following statement has been made by EH and is fully supported by UK Lions:
“England Hockey (EH) has a neutral position in relation to hockey players participation in the UK Lions Squad.  The decision for any player should be a parent and player decision.
Participation for UK Lions, in any event, has no bearing on selection to any player pathway or England Hockey representative activities.
The UK Lions squad is not part of the England Hockey Player pathway – U18 and U16 England squads are selected from EH Performance Centres which are accessed through the local Academy Centres.”

For the avoidance of any doubt, UK Lions wish to stress that EH player pathway activity takes precedence over any UK Lions activity which, in turn, is scheduled to align to the England Hockey Centralised Calendar to avoid creating any conflict for players.

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