PwC Junior Hockey Academies
Boys U12 & U14:
Sessions for Boys U12 (up to and including all boys in Year 7) and U14 (Year 8 and Year 9) will take place on the Memorial Field pitch from 17.30-19.00 on Tuesday evenings. The first training session is on Tuesday 13 September 2016.
Boys U12: As part of the subscription for this group the players are expected to attend YDS on Sunday – FL pitch 11.00-12.30 as weekly competition.
In addition ad hoc tournaments will be arranged on Tuesday evenings in conjunction with the PwC Girls U14/U12 Hockey academy.
Boys U14: to play as a squad against teams from the Ladies League. Match times will vary but will usually be at on Sundays.
In addition to these fixtures there will also be fixtures against visiting schools, courtesy of Elizabeth College, between January and Easter.
Boys U16: (Year 10 & Yr 11)
Sessions will be on the Memorial Field pitch on Wednesdays 18.00-19.30
The first training session will be on Wednesday 14 September 2016.
As well as the weekly training sessions the PwC squad will be involved in 11 a-side matches throughout the season but not every weekend.
In addition Coaches will monitor player development and if the players are not already doing so, the coaches will endeavour to place boys into Senior men’s league teams as and when individuals are ready and expressing an interest to play at this level. This year we are trying to ensure a fair allocation of juniors to the men’s teams so registration must be done through the coaches/junior pool and not directly with team captains.
Girls U12 & U14:
Sessions for Girls up to and including Year 7, 8 & 9 will take place on the Footes Lane pitch on Tuesday evenings from 17.30-19.00. The first session is Tuesday 13 September 2016.
As part of the subscription for this group the players are expected to attend YDS on Sunday – FL pitch 11.00-12.30 as weekly competition.
In addition ad hoc tournaments will be arranged on Tuesday evenings in conjunction with the PwC Boys U12 Hockey academy and there will be the opportunity to play against visiting teams as well as ad hoc friendly matches throughout the season.
Girls U16 & U18:
Training sessions for all girls from Year 10 upwards will take place on the Footes Lane pitch on Thursday evenings from 17.00-18.30. The first session is on Thursday 15 September 2016.
Competitive matches will be played in the form of 7 a-side and 11 a-side matches. An U16 Girls team will play in the Ladies League with fixtures being mainly at the weekends.
Coaches will monitor player development and will endeavour to place girls into senior Ladies teams when the individuals are ready and expressing an interest to play at this level. Additionally, in conjunction with the Director of Ladies Hockey and the Island Ladies Coaches, where appropriate, girls will be invited via their age group coaches to attend ladies training on Tuesday evenings from 19.00-20.30 on the FL pitch.
After Xmas the U18 girls may continue to attend the Thursday after school training but we do understand that with their school commitments they may wish to attend the Island ladies training only, especially if they are trialing for a place in one of the Senior inter insular squads.
In addition to local competition we are trying to arrange a fixture or tournament against Jersey for each PwC U14 and U16 group as well as some competition in the UK. For the U16 groups we are hoping to once again take part in the respective girls or boys England Hockey U16 National Championships and for the U14 groups we are endeavouring to set up a weekend away to play age group competitive matches.
If you have any further questions on the contents of this letter or comments regarding any aspect of junior hockey, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at [email protected] .
Enjoy the season!