The Ladies Midland's O40, O45, O50, O55 and O60’s trials are to be held on Sunday 12th March 2017 at Hampton Hockey Club (www.hamptonhockey.org.uk). Address Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton In Arden, B92 0DQ
Registration is from 11.15am. Trials will start at 12pm and will finish between 3-4pm depending on numbers attending.
Please ensure you bring dark and white shirt/socks. A numbered bib will be provided.
If you are interested in trialing for any of the above age groups, please complete the attached Expression of Interest form and send to Cheryl McCulloch (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible
Please note that whilst we will consider your preference for a particular age group squad, if selected, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your chosen squad.
If you wish to be available for selection and are unavailable to attend the trials, due to injury, prior commitments (cup game, re-arranged league game) or illness, please still let us know of your wishes to be considered. If one of the selectors has been able to see you play, or knows of your ability from previous squads this will be taken into account when selecting this year's teams.
If you have any queries please get in touch with
Midland O40s Management Team
Manager - Cheryl McCulloch
Assistant Manager – Nik Baker
Coach – Sue Sutton
Midland O45s Management Team
Manager - TBC
Midland O50s Management Team
Manager - Caroline Frye
Midland O55s Management Team
Manager - Cheryl McCulloch
Assistant Manager – Nik Baker
Midland O60s Management Team
Manager- Jean Scott-Miller
Midland Masters Management Team
Hi All I am contacting you to inform you that the Midlands Masters Trials for the 2017 tournaments are to be held at Hampton Hockey club on Sunday March 12th from 2-5pm. If you know of anyone who is interested in coming this year in ANY age group please get them to get in touch. This year we are holding trials for all of the age groups at the same time so that we may firstly get enough numbers to make trials happen. this will mean that you may end up playing against some youngsters! but it will be a good test. Please could you let me or Cheryl Mcculloch know if you are going to attend or are interested in playing this year. I need the following - again!! Name DOB Club Shirt no (if you have one) email mobile no. position/s Look forward to hearing from you soon. there is also a potential for a mini tournament against the England O55's and a team from Gibraltar on 29/30 May - so please also let us know if you are interested in this. Caroline Frye [mailto:email@example.com]
England Hockey have just organised this course at Moulton College please see below:-
Coaching For Talent
By the end of the workshops coaches should be able to:
Understand the principles for developing talented hockey players
Understand the priority hockey themes for talented players
Consider the most effective way we can develop talented players through delivery priority themes that allow the players to learn and apply skills, through:
- Player centred, coaching approach
- Games rather than drills culture
- Questioning style
This workshop is designed for coaches that:
Coach within the lower end of talent pathway (ie. JDC/JAC, 360 Centres, District Programme)
Coach 1st XI teams within Regional/County leagues
Want to deliver player centred sessions
Want to deliver positive learning environments for talented players
Coaches that attend this workshop will get:
Information on Player Centred coaching approach, Games rather than Drills culture and questioning style
Theoretical background plus 60 minutes observation of National Age Group Academies/360 Centres/District Programme
Please be aware for courses introduced from 16th May 2016 there will be a members and a non members price. For more information and how to purchase coaches membership please click here.
The cost to book on is £38 for members and £48 for non members
To book a place and to see dates and venues of all the workshops please see the following link.
Direct: +44 (0)1509 228676 | Mobile: +44 (0)7725 432013
England Hockey have organised Club Forums to discuss umpiring across the region. They would like to invite you to the final one in our region. The meeting will be a chance to network with other club colleagues and to share ideas / good practice. You will be joined on the evening by England Hockey Officiating Officer David Elworthy. David will also share with you some live examples of clubs developing their own umpires and other details of central support available for you and your umpiring team.
Please invite the person most involved in developing umpiring at your club.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows
· 7pm Welcome introductions (over tea, coffee & biscuits.)
· 7.20 EH focus on Club Umpiring
· 7.50. Developing and deploying club umpires / updated national guidance and good practice.
· 8.30 Open discussion.
· 9pm Depart
Venue and Date:-
Monday 30th January 2017 – Kettering Hockey Club, off Lake Avenue, Kettering.
Please RSVP to Melanie Hart firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending.
Sport England and UK Sport Funding Sport England has announced significant investments into a number of sports as part of their new strategy for sport. As part of this investment, England Hockey has been awarded £9.03m for the four years from 2017-2021.
During the Christmas break the committee decided regrettably to pull Wellingborough 2nds out of the league. This decision wasn't taken lightly but the struggles Wellingborough had putting out a 2nd team was proving increasingly difficult & financially costly. However I would ask all fixture secretaries to liaise with Wellingborough in the hope that, without the constraint of league rules, the fixture could be played as a friendly.
Best wishes for the new year,
Sadly, I have had reports of unacceptable behaviour by some of our hirers:
- I would like to remind you and ask your supporters / spectators to respect that we are a strictly no smoking site. Anyone found smoking will result in their group being banned from hiring our facilities with immediate effect.
- Secondly, parking is to be kept to the car park. Under no circumstances, other than a medical emergency, may cars be driven alongside the astro pitches or parked on the grass. This is a safety issue and we cannot allow it.
- Finally, please respect our staff. It's not easy for them to constantly approach people and ask them to keep to the rules, particularly when they are alone and faced with a group of people. We will not accept any rudeness to our staff and will ask your group to find an alternative venue.
Thank you to those of you that this does not apply to, it is much appreciated.
All fees for affiliation to England Hockey to be paid by 30th November 2016. See link
Kettering Hockey Club are running a L1 Umpire Course on the 27th of November. If you are interested please sign up via the link provided. (The course is towards the bottom of the page) Find a Course - England Hockey Find a Course - England Hockey englandhockey.co.uk
Good luck to Division I teams that are due to start their first League games on Saturday 24th September. Hopefully Division II teams have some friendlies arranged and will be as keen to start their League games on 1st October. Enjoy your hockey folks. Please remember to check back in for up to date results on the Fixtures Live link