Under 16 ATHA competition:

This year we are excited to introduce a new format, involving a three short-season competition. These seasons will run alongside school terms and be approx. 6 games, as well as finals. As always, we will also run Summer Sixes.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to include the under 16s in the first season. This decision was not taken lightly and involved a lot of thought and discussion. To be successful, we have to have coaches, managers and 4 strong teams. Consequently, the consensus was that we did not have this at the time and work would be needed to develop and grow the division to ensure success.
We are looking forward to regrouping and starting the Under 16 division in the near future, so please keep an eye on our ATHA Website, Facebook and school newsletters for details of events for the under 16s.
In the meantime, we would like all of the Under 16s players to stay connected and involved in the club so we are asking for your help and support to train, coach, mentor and umpire the Under 13 Juniors. The hockey and leadership skills that the 13–16-year-olds can pass on is invaluable, both to the Juniors and those offering the support. We would love to see you at training on Tuesdays after school and at the games on Saturdays.
If the demand is there, we can also arrange community Coaching clinics and Umpiring clinics for those interested, and as in previous years there is always the opportunity to earn some pocket money for umpiring games.
Of course, to run an under 16s competition we need volunteers to coach and manage the teams and ideally a division coordinator. If you are interested in volunteering and supporting the Under 16s in this please contact the Executive committee via messenger on Facebook or by emailing athertontablelandshockey@hotmail.com.
Kind regards, Atherton Tableland Hockey, Executive Committee.

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