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GHA to Host County Championships
By: Administrator on 2016-04-27
Gloucestershire to host County Championship Qualifying Pool Matches
The Gloucestershire Hockey Association is pleased to announce that they have been asked by England Hockey to host a Qualifying Pool for the Men’s County Championship this year. The Men’s County Championship was hockey’s first competitive tournament and remains the longest running competition in the sport
The event is being held on the artificial turf pitch at Oxtalls Tennis Centre and Sports Park, Plock Court, Gloucester, over the weekend of 7 and 8 May 2016 and features four West Counties - Devon, Cornwall, Herefordshire and our own Gloucestershire squad.
The match schedule is:
Saturday 7 May 2016
14.00hrs - Herefordshire v Gloucestershire
16.00hrs - Cornwall v Devon
Sunday 8 May 2016
10.00hrs – Gloucestershire v Cornwall
11.45hrs – Devon v Herefordshire
14.00hrs – Herefordshire v Cornwall
15.45hrs – Gloucestershire v Devon
This is a great chance to see some top class hockey and support the Gloucestershire County team. Spectators are very welcome and there will be hot and cold food, drinks and a bar available in the Tennis Centre over the weekend.
Gloucestershire Hockey Association President Alan Hooper said “We were delighted when England Hockey accepted our offer to host this competition. Our sport is thriving in this county not least through the work done by the GHA and affiliated clubs in the development of junior players. This competition provides an excellent showcase for the high-level skills which we hope that many young players in the county will aspire to achieve. I’m sure this will be a highly enjoyable weekend of hockey.”
(For further information please contact Graham Wayland, Gloucestershire HA Men’s Manager on 07833 976445)
Gloucestershire Hockey Association - Junior Development Centres (JDC) 2016-2017
We are now seeking nominations for the Boys & Girls U13, U14 & U15 age group Junior Development Centre training for the 2016-2017 season. Please note: players that attended the 2015-2016 JAC programs do not have to attend the forth coming JDC programs. Nominees should be born in 2004/2005 (U13’s), 2003 (U14’s) and 2002 (U15’s). Nominations should be returned to the GHA Secretary, as indicated on the forms, by Monday 25th April 2016.
The nomination forms can be found in the Library section of the menu under forms.
This Sunday sees all the Gloucestershire JAC squads in action against the Wiltshire JAC Squads.
The U14 Girls & Boys are travelling to Warminster School for a triangular set of matches with Wilts and Dorset. The U15 Girls are at Dean Close School on Sunday morning while the U15 Boys are at Cheltenham College on the lower pitch. Matches are scheduled to start 11am going through till 12.30pm The U16 & U17 Girls and Boys are at Cheltenham College from 12.30pm though till 3pm for their matches .
Meanwhile teams from Cheltenham HC and Wotton HC are playing in the regional semi finals of the EH Cup and Trophy.
We also are running our Mixed U8's and U10 Boys & Girls Festivals at Dean Close and Cheltenham Ladies College.
We hope everyone has a great day of hockey - Good luck to all.