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Under 15 development programme
Teri Kitson is running an Under 15 development/training programme for both Un 15 boys and girls. The dates for the first 2 weeks are below, with further times to be determined once Teri returns from Un 21 tournament in Dunedin.
Week 1-Thursday 21 April 3.30-5pm
Week 2-Thursday 28 April 3.30-5pm
Open to all Horowhenua Un 15 players…….Hope to see you all there, let your friends know too!
MEMO TO U15 BOYS & GIRLS HOCKEY PLAYERS WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING ON 6 APRIL AT HALLIWELL HOCKEY TURF
Thank you for attending this meeting and advising you are keen to play U15 rep hockey for Horowhenua this season.
As competition hockey has not yet commenced it is difficult to assume that we will have enough/not enough players for teams this season. We have had numerous discussions with HNZ, Kathy Norman (Central Districts Community Manager) and Nicolette van Ziejl (Regional Development Manager based with Hockey Manawatu) in regard to eligibility of players for Association Rep hockey.
It has been clarified by these people that the trials to be held in Manawatu over the next two weekends are to select a development squad with trainings held fortnightly to improve player skills. It has been made clear that it is not imperative for players to attend these trials as there will be a chance for selection into these teams at a later date. Obviously the majority of rep players will be selected from this squad but once again as hockey is not underway as yet there will be other players that are looked at as the season progresses. PLEASE CHECK THE HOCKEY MANAWATU WEBSITE AND READ CAREFULLY – IT NOTES THAT PLAYERS UNABLE TO ATTEND THESE TRIALS CAN STILL APPLY TO TRIAL LATER IN THE SEASON. The response from Hockey NZ is as follows..
We appreciate that keen Horowhenua rep players do not want to miss out so we are doing our utmost to make sure a decision is made on teams as soon as practicable, but once again until we have team lists from Colleges etc this is not feasible.
So at this stage unless you are playing in a Club team in Manawatu, you are ineligible to attend Manawatu’s development trials over the next two weekends.
Horowhenua Hockey Association
Halliwell Turf Operations Manager: Lyn Maclean: New Office hours 11.30am – 3.00pm Monday to Thursday. Closed Friday’s, weekends & public holiday’s. Office Phone: 06 3675353
HHA. Hockey Facilitator: Fiona Cook: Office hours: from 3.00pm during weekday junior hockey fixtures or Ph/Text: 027 5547744
Hockey Turf: Requests to book the turf must be made through the turf office in advance. Please check the turf calender(above) for available dates/times prior to requesting use of the turf. This is kept as up to date as possible. Pre – booked sessions have priority over casual users of the turf.
Upstairs Pavilion: Use of the upstairs pavilion for Representative teams are also to be made through the turf office in advance. NB: The HSTT hires out upstairs/kitchen and has a number of bookings in place by non- hockey groups, so please check with the office first.
JUNIOR WINTER HOCKEY 2016 DATES
Our Junior winter hockey season will commence as follows:
Years 1-4, from 9.00am on Saturdays commencing 14th May
Years 5&6, from 3.30pm on Mondays commencing 9th May
Years 7&8, from 3.30pm on Tuesdays commencing 10th May
Information has been sent to all schools, so please make sure you advise your hockey/sports co-ordinator if you wish to play this season.