Men’s Senior County Championships – Open Coaching and Trials‏

This year, once again, Clive Morris (Head coach), James Hewitt (Brains/Hewy) assistant coach and Adam Innocent (Captain) are organising the Nottinghamshire Men’s County side for the County Championships in 2014.

After a disappointing campaign last season, Nottinghamshire are looking to rebuild. The preliminary tournament will be held on 10th/11th May 2014 at Deeside Ramblers HC.

Please can you pass this information on to all male players within your club and emphasise to those players likely to come along that the first two training sessions and selection are fully open to all, AND FREE.

This is a great opportunity to train alongside some different people to usual, maybe learn some new skills and maybe challenge yourself.

With Notts clubs fairing well this season we are hoping to represent as diverse a spread of the County teams as possible.

The training/selection session dates for your diary are…..

Tuesday 8th April –7:00pm to 8:30pm – Open to all
Tuesday 15th April – 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Open to all

Tuesday 29th April – 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Training Match v Lincolnshire – Final squad only
Tuesday 6th May –7:00pm to 8:30pm – Final squad only

All training is at Highfields on the Water.

Please try to arrive 15 minutes early to all of the sessions so we can maximise the pitch time.

As mentioned earlier, the preliminary tournament for entry into Finals day will be held at Deeside Ramblers HC on 10th – 11th May 2013. An overnight stay will be required and will be supported by the County Association.

If we finish in the top 2 of the group we will qualify for the Semi-Final / Final on Saturday 31st May at Old Loughtonians, where another overnight stay is probable and, as before, will be supported by the Association.

To qualify to play for Nottinghamshire you must fill one of the following criteria;

  1. Play for a Nottinghamshire affiliated club
  2. Live in Nottinghamshire
  3. Attend a School or University affiliated to Nottinghamshire
  4. Have been born in Nottinghamshire

Criteria will be applied in the above order of preference.

Please feel free to invite others along to the training sessions if they meet the above criteria.

Can we also ask that players e-mail Clive so we have rough idea on our many players are coming c.morris23@ntlworld.com

Regards

Gareth Parr
Hon. Secretary

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