AoC Sport national hockey squads selected for 2019/20
We are delighted to announce the final selection for the 2019/20 AoC Sport national hockey squads.
The trials were held at Southampton Sports Centre and Reading Hockey Club.
The men’s and women’s trials were very well attended with more than 100 players nominated from colleges across the country, which had to be whittled down to a squad of 23 players each.
Congratulations to all those selected and thank you to Judith Barton (Reading HC), Stefan Sekula, Dave Knowles (England Colleges coaching staff) and all players, parents and college staff for attending and nominating players.
Head Coach Terry Lavery from Birmingham Metropolitan College said: “Every year the players make the job of the selectors more and more difficult. Some high-quality hockey was seen throughout the day and the selectors are confident the 23 players selected to represent the AoC Sport England Colleges Men’s Hockey squad will do themselves proud.
“Congratulations to those selected and of course commiserations to those not selected on this occasion. Hopefully those still attending colleges and eligible next season will look to trial again.
“We now look forward now to the training camp in February half term and the following fixtures against England, Wales and Scotland junior international sides.”