Together with Continental Federations, National Associations, Recognised Development Organisations and other members of the global hockey family, Hockey4LIFE, is the primary global participation programme of the Hockey2024 strategy. The aim of the programme is to increase global hockey participation at all levels, throughout the world.

Hockey4LIFE projects will encourage people of all ages to START, PLAY and STAY in hockey. The programme runs across three themes – Young People, Women & Inclusion, and Social Development & Legacy.

At the heart of all Hockey4LIFE projects are hockey's core values of Integrity, Solidarity, Inclusion, Courage & Respect. These values will also ensure that Hockey4LIFE projects will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – hockey's role in making the world a better place.

How can YOU get involved in Hockey4LIFE?

A Hockey4LIFE project is one which delivers activity within one or more of the three following themes:

Young People
Targeting young people
START - first opportunities to participate in hockey e.g. hockey in schools, junior club programmes, event initiation, have-a-go days, clinics and masterclasses, beginner hockey camps…
PLAY - all activities up to 18 years e.g. junior programmes, junior leagues, events and competitions, scholarship projects…
Women & Inclusion
Targeting women & gender equality
e.g. delivery programmes, institutional governance, politics, back to hockey, coaching for women, women empowerment…

Targeting minority groups
e.g. parahockey (disability sport), walking hockey & masters (older population)…
Legacy & Social Development
Supporting event legacy
e.g. participation campaigns, infrastructure development, etc.

Where hockey activity providing a wider social benefit
e.g. community development, access to education…any of these:

Any hockey development or social development through hockey project may be registered at the FIH website. There are a diverse range of projects being delivered by a wide range of organisations around the world, the aim of Hockey4LIFE is to try and capture them all.

So, if you think you have a great project that you think the world should know about then please complete the Hockey4LIFE project registration form 

All future FIH and CF funded development projects will be required to contribute to Hockey4LIFE. RDOs (Recognised Development Organisations) will be prioritised when selecting delivery partners for global development projects. For more information about RDOs please head to the Infrastructure tier.


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