Each year we send team/s to compete in carnivals culminating in Kim Small Shield & Michael York Cup in Tamworth. Players enjoy representative hockey for many different reasons - to improve their hockey, play different competitors, team & social aspects, for selection @ higher levels and confidence building. We hold trials ensuring teams are selected to compete in the correct divisions. ( Div 1, 2 ). All regions throughout NSW send teams to carnivals & its a wonderful atmosphere for all players.
U11 Girls & Boys Representative Program 2017
As you know at the end of last year HNSW circulated information regarding changes to the U11 competitions in NSW. Primarily mandating a move to ½ field games/ 8 aside for U11’s which is a model very successfully used in the Netherlands and the UK.
We are currently in the process of finalisng the rep program for 2017 but team selections will be impacted by which format, be it fullfield (FF)or halfield/8 aside (HF) or a combination & what will be adopted by local carnivals; ie Lithgow, Moorebank & Tamworth. Below is draft timetable which is subject to change once carnival formats are finalised.
Research has shown that small-sided, modified field games provide a greater hockey experience for all levels of participation, with a focus on fun, participation and skill development. The players get more touches of the ball, put in more passes and have more shots on goal. Interestingly it also shows they run further!
Attached is information highlighting the benefits of small sided games.
U11 NSBHA Teams 2016
Bonny Adams 61 Katelyn Bates 64
Jemima Barry 31 Poppy Bland 65
Bronte Cheetham 1 Holly Bland 66
Jenna Coghill 6 Lily Blanshard 67
Sophie Fanning 35 Stella Constable 70
Matilda Gauci 36 Hannah Evans 69
Freya Hewitt-Park 37 Kendal Henderson 68
Emilie Huxley 62 Sarah Hull 71
Maggie Kellaway 39 Bonnie Johnston 72
Ziggy Leong 40 Michaela-Jayne Kennedy 73
Georgia Mantis 41 Albee McInnes 74
Tilly Morgan 42 Alana Miller 75
Jasmine Peterson 63 Isabella Spencer 76
Alice Windybank 44 Sophie Watson 77
Shadows - Kirra Budd, jade Guichon, Jessica Johnston, Chase Perrett
Oscar Baldwin 3
Josh Botha 2
Declan Budd 4
Pablo Ducarme 6
Marnix Fredrikze 5
Sam Litchfield 7
Rory Marsden 8
Broden McLaughlin 13
Finn Mcmurtry 9
Eliot Miller 14
Niam Oxborrow 10
Kieran Poulton 11
Archie Rainback 12
Adam Watson 15