Junior Country Week
Under 17 girls played in Essendon
5 under 15 girls in the team
Played 3 games on Saturday – won 1 lost 2. Won against Kerang
Went into finals and came 3rd
Played Glenelg 1st round lost 3 love
Then played Kerang and lost 1 love, very even match, fought well. Scoring only in the last 5 mins of the game
Under 15 boys mixed team
Included 5 under 13 players
On Saturday won 2 of their 3 games
On 1st game won to Geelong 4 –love
Then won 2-1 to Warrnambool
Lost 3-4 to Goulbourn Valley
Sunday won 1st game 6 love to HCV
Won 1st final 5 love against Gippsland
Then lost 2nd final 3 love against Albury Wodonga
Finished 3rd overall
Everyone played really well, no injuries.
Both teams had trainee coaches, which was good for the association’s development.
Parent volunteers attended.
Meryn Barnett, Horsham, Junior Development Officer
From the Vic Hockey Website
A very successful Junior Country Championships (JCC) was run on the weekend, with over 60 teams competing across 10 divisions. A full wrap will be on the HV website tomorrow.
One element of the Championships is the selection of squads for the 2013 Lightning, Eagles and Cougars JSC teams (U13 / U15 / U17).
Over the course of the weekend, independent HV selectors identified talented players in each game with this information combined with coach feedback and competition results to put together the squads.
All players are asked to accept or reject their place by 5pm, Friday 31 May so that extra places in the squad can be made available (if available). All players accepting their place will be expected to attend training this coming Sunday 2 June with full details of times and locations to be available on the HV website COB tomorrow. Final team lists must be submitted by Zones following this training session.
Unselected players are asked to be patient at this point, as a second round of offers may be circulated later in the week.
NORTH WEST LIGHTINING -U13G
NORTH WEST LIGHTNING - U13B
NORTH WEST LIGHTNING - U15B
NORTH WEST LIGHTNING - U17G