Men’s Senior County Championships – Open Coaching and Trials

It’s all change for the Nottinghamshire Men’s County side for the County Championships in 2015, with Amo Soar and Phil Rhodes taking on the head and assistant coach roles respectively.

The preliminary tournament will be held on 9th-10th May 2014 at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon.

Please can you pass this information on to all male players within your club and emphasise to those players likely to come along that, at the very least, 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           7th April     7-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
  • Tuesday           14th April   7-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
  • Wednesday     22nd April  7-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
  • Tuesday           28th April   7-9pm (may be 7:30-9:30pm TBC) – TBC
  • Wednesday     6th May     7-9pm – TBC

(The TBC will likely be a squad practice match and final squad training – attendees will be informed)

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 the Dorcan Academy, Swindon on 9th – 10th May 2015. 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 30th May at Old Loughtonians, where another overnight stay is probable and, if necessary, as before, will be supported by the Association.

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

  • Play for a Nottinghamshire affiliated club
  • Live in Nottinghamshire
  • Attend a School or University affiliated to Nottinghamshire
  • 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 so we have rough idea on our many players are coming.

All attending players should also fill out and print the attached Player Details Form and bring it with them when they attend.  No player will be able to participate in the final squad without one!

Player Details Form