Full details about the women's programme for Club Weekend, the curtain-raiser to the 2019-2020 season for Brighton and Hove Hockey Club, have been announced.
Club Weekend will be held over the weekend of September 7 and 8 at Blatchington Mill School, with the adults on the Saturday and juniors on the Sunday.
For the women, Saturday September 7 will be split into two sessions on the north pitch, with players looking to play for the 5s, 6s, 7s and 8s next season taking part in the morning from registration at 10.30am, warm up and ball skills with coach Wendy Russell from 10.45 to 11.30 followed by half-pitch 7-a-side matches until 12.30pm.
The programme for the 1s, 2s, 3s and 4s starts with registration at 12.40pm, followed by warm up and ball skills with coach Wendy Russell from 12.50 to 1.30 and then half-pitch 7-a-side matches until 2.30pm.
New Women's Club Captain Masha Finn says: "During the Club Women's Open Day, Wendy Russell, Neil Burlinson and team captains will provisionally put the squads lists together which will then be published on Pitchero on Monday 9th September. These are fluid for the first few weeks and will be finalised by the end of September.
"If you are unable to come to the club open day, do not worry. Come to training sessions on Mondays (7.30 to 9pm) and you will then be placed in a correct team and advised about which day your training will be. We very much look forward to seeing you all there."
Masha asks that players coming to Club Weekend please fill in a registration form beforehand via https://forms.gle/zjo1TQKBPeokwSkM7
Pre-season training for the women's section starts on Wednesday August 14 from 7.30pm to 9pm and runs until September 4. The sessions are aimed at those who wish to play for teams between the women's 3s and 8s and will take place on the north pitch at Blatchington Mill School in Hove.
FUEL Hockey, the club's new kit suppliers, will be in attendance on both days of Club Weekend showcasing a range of merchandise and offering services, including stick re-gripping, plus advice to parents and players to help inform their buying decision.
The team captains for next season confirmed at the Annual General Meeting in June are:
1s - Bara Kavanova
2s - Nivene Raafat
3s - Laura Vaughan-Hirsch
4s - Louise Campbell
5s - Caroline Mulliner
6s - Michaela Kerrigan
7s - Laura Ortiz-Ruiz de Gordoa
8s - to be appointed
Vets - Amanda Collier
1s - Luke Owen
2s - Andrew Bromley and Chris Page
3s - Phil Orriss, Andy Hehir and Andy Wheeler
4s - Carlo Missirian
5s - Ramzy Omran and James Millar
6s - Pete Stevens
7s - Richard Barnes and Gary Revel-Chion
8s - Matt Sale
Vets - Carlo Missirian
The full list of weekly training schedules for adults and juniors for the 2019-2020 season can be found at: