Promotion for Nottinghamshire in last years County Championships means a new, tougher challenge for head coach Amo Soar and his new assistant James Hewitt.
The preliminary tournament will be held on 7th-8th May 2016 at Woking Hockey Club in Surrey.
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 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…..
- Wednesday 6th April 7:30-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
Wednesday 13th April 7:30-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
Wednesday 20th April 7:30-9pm – TBC
Wednesday 27th April 7:30-9pm – TBC
Wednesday 4th May 7:30-9pm – 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 arrive at 7:00pm 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 Woking Hockey Club on 7th – 8th May 2016. 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 21st May (TBC) at Cannock HC.
To qualify to play for Nottinghamshire you must meet one of the following criteria;
- Play for a Nottinghamshire affiliated club
- Have played for Nottinghamshire previously and not played for another county since
- 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.
All selected players will receive a NHA Polo shirt – Anyone can order additional kit from our on-line shop.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!