September 11th, 2018
I am hoping that this information has been passed to potential players through the schools and clubs over the past week. I am able to confirm the details for the up coming season for the Dorset Academy. The details for the assessment sessions are as follows;
September 16th & 23rd: Academy Assessment Days (2 hour blocks for each age group)
Day 1 September 16th
Girls at Sherborne Girls School U14 (Born in 2005/06) 10am to 12 noon, U15/16/17 (Born in 2002/03/04) 12.30pm-2.30pm
Boys at Canford School U14 (Born in 2005/06) 10am to 12 noon, U15/16/17 (Born in 2002/03/04) 12.30pm-2.30pm
Day 2 September 23rd
Girls at Bryanston School U14 (Born in 2005/06) 10am to 12 noon, U15/16/17 (Born in 2002/03/04) 12.30pm-2.30pm
Boys at Bryanston School U14 (Born in 2005/06) 10am to 12 noon, U15/16/17 (Born in 2002/03/04) 12.30pm-2.30pm
ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DONE ON THE DAY AT THE VENUES. Cost will be £8 and that covers both sessions. Cash or cheques payable to Dorset Hockey Association Development Fund to be brought in a marked envelope please.
It would also be most helpful if a recent passport photo could be brought as we looked to ensure correct identification is done throughout the process.
October 7th, January 13th, February 10th, plus one more to be decided: Academy Training Days
November 25th (Devon), January 20th (Somerset), March 17th (Tournament) & March 31st (Tournament): Academy Match Days
It is our intention to run the following squads for Boys and Girls;
U14 (Born in years 2005 and 2006)
U15/16 & U16/17 (Born in years 2002, 2003, 2004) These groups of around 30 Boys and 30 Girls will train as squads, but work towards creating two teams for match days.
Registration and payment for the Assessment Days will be done at the venue on the day. However, for those who proceed on to the Academy, all will have to register and pay via the updated England Hockey Player Pathway system. Full details of this to be published in due course.
Final details for the Assessment Days will be published on this site and sent to schools and clubs as soon as they are confirmed.