Football, hockey and netball representative team nominations now open
AoC Sport is delighted to announce the details of the trial process for the football, hockey and netball representative teams for 2018-19.
Full member colleges are encouraged to nominate players who they consider to be of an appropriate standard for national representation. All nominations are to be made through our Naqoda site via the College Club Administrator.
Football Trials Info
All AoC Sport full member colleges are invited to nominate players for the football national team. Please note the deadline for football nominations is Wednesday 17 October 2018.
Players must be 18 on the 1 January 2019 in order to be eligible for the international tour.
Any players that made the 2017-18 national squad are automatically progressed through to Phase 2. However please complete the nomination process as normal.
Phase One trial dates are as follows.
Monday 29 October: Tyne Metropolitan College
Tuesday 30 October: Sheffield Hallam University
Thursday 1 November: EDSV Oaklands College
Friday 2 November: SGS College
Confirmed: additional trial at the College of Harringay, Enfield and North East London on Thursday 25 October 2018. Women’s trial 10:00am – 1:00pm (registration from 9:30am). Men’s trial 1:00pm – 4:00pm (registration from 12:30pm).
The final trial will take place at Sheffield Hallam University on:
- Saturday 17 November 2018 for the women with registration from 11:00am.
- Sunday 18 November 2018 for the men with registration from 11: 15am.
Hockey Trials Info
All AoC Sport full member colleges are invited to nominate men’s and women’s players for the hockey national team.
Please note the deadline for hockey nominations is 3 October 2018. When completing the online Naqoda nomination form please ensure that the student’s name, DOB, Club and playing position is completed.
After nominations are received we will confirm the trial as going ahead or if there are insufficient nominations for a gender then they may progress straight to final trial. All nominees must be under 19 students (31 August 2018 – still age restricted due to playing under 16 opposition).
The South trial to include South East, South West, East, London and West Midlands
Date: 10 October 2018
Venue: Southampton Sports Centre, Thornhill Road, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 7AY.
Time: The trial will run from 12:00 – 4:00 pm with registration at 11:45am
The North trial to include North East, North West, East Midlands, London and West Midlands
Date: 10 October 2018
Time: The trial will run from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with registration at 1:45pm
There will then be a final trial at Cannock Hockey Club the provisional date for the final trial is Friday 30 November from 11.00am – 4.00pm with registration from 10.30am to hold a final National trial to select the England Colleges squads.
Netball Trials Info
All AoC Sport full member colleges are invited to nominate players for the AoC Sport National Netball team. The first phase is to be run through the regional trials, where the players for the final trial are selected. This will be 10-15 players per region.
Players must have or still play at County, Regional or National level to be considered. Please note that the nomination form is to be completed after you have been selected through your regional tournament.
Any college unable to attend the regional tournaments or their tournament is after the final trial should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
There will be a final trial will be on 22 November from 12-4pm and 23 November 2018 from 10-3pm at the David Ross Centre, Nottingham University, where the players for the final trial are selected (max of 20 players). All players attending the final trial will need to attend on both days and pay £20 to attend.