Given our strong numbers at U14 level this season, we have decided to enter an U16 team into the East Leagues when they resume in September. Any player under the age of 16 on 1st of September 2018 will be able to play, as will anyone still U14 but deemed able enough to play at that level. The format of games is different to the U14 league in that they are played at home and away venues as opposed to a central venue. Also, games take place on a Sunday afternoon rather than morning, and games progress to 11-a-side. Training for this squad will take place on Wednesdays 7pm-8pm, starting in August.
We have also decided to enter a Haddington Development team into the Ladies East District League, starting in September. This team is open to any female aged 14 plus, and will be a mix of school aged players and adults, playing 11-a-side. The purpose of the team is twofold – 1. To help bring on the skills of the young girls so they can advance from youth hockey to our ladies first team and beyond. 2. To provide adult females with the opportunity to play a more social and local level of hockey than the current ladies firsts who play National League. Training will be on Wednesdays 7pm-8pm and games on Saturday afternoons either home or away, around Edinburgh and the Lothians. There is lots to be ironed out before the season starts but for now I am looking to hear from interested players for both the U16s and the Development Team. Drop me a message or grab me at training. And, of course, spread the word!