New Coach publishes dates for Men's 045 Trials.

Dear All,

My name is Jacob Read; I am delighted to have been appointed as the England Men’s Over 45’s Head Coach and am excited to invite you to trials on the following dates:

Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 12.00pm to 4.30pm @ Lilleshall NSC (Near Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT)

Sunday 6th January 2018 from 1.30pm to 5pm @ Southgate Hockey Club (Trent Park, Snakes Ln, Barnet EN4 0PS)

There will  be a final trial on Sunday 13th January 2019 at Wrekin College in Telford.

There will be a small charge of £15 per player on each of the above dates to cover all expenses on the day.

I would like you to attend at least one of either, the 2nd December at Lilleshall, or 6th January at Southgate. However, I would prefer if you were able to make both, as it gives you more opportunity to be looked at during selection.

An email will be sent out after the second trial on the 6th January inviting those players selected to attend the final trial date.  

The programme next year includes the Home Nations in Scotland from 28th – 30th June 2019 and the European Cup in Rotterdam from 22nd – 31st July 2019; with the 2020 World Cup the following year, as well as Home Nations in Wales.

I currently have the following dates pencilled in for training, however, they are still to be confirmed and you will be informed of definite dates if you are selected for the final squad.

24th February

10th March  

14th April  

12th May  

8th/9th June (final prep before the two tournaments)

Can you please confirm by email, by Sunday 25th November, which trial/s you will be attending, including the final trial at Wrekin College.  I will send further details of the arrangements for the trials prior to the days.  Please include in your email confirmation, your mobile telephone number, date of birth, club you play for and your preferred playing position, if you have not already done so. 

That’s all for now and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at trials on the above dates.

If you have any questions about the trials, or the programme, please contact me by email or call me on 07531769491


Jake Read

England O45’s Men’s Head Coach