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AKH U23 Forgesson – Archibald Shield: Feb 27th 2021

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AKH is excited to announce an AKH Regional Invitation Team U23 Event: Forgesson – Archibald Shield Live on SKY NEXT 


Aim: to provide an opportunity for Auckland players aged 18 (school leavers) – 22 to put their hand up for selection for:

– HNZ Junior 21s HPL (Dates and Venue TBC)

– HNZ NHC 2021 -(September 12-18 Tauranga)

– HNZ HPL 2021 (Dates TBC)

Opportunity: AKH has secured an opportunity provided by SKY TV to cover an AKH U23 tri series on the SKY NEXT Youtube platform similar to the recent ARU U21s Sir Michael Jones Shield.

Date: Sat Feb 27 9am – 8pm

Main Sponsor: Chesters Plumbing


Teams: Men’s and Women’s teams of 15-18 players

West Auckland Wanderers – players from Waitakere, REHC, WDHC

Central Auckland Cavaliers – players from University, MEHC, Somerville, GWHC and AISC

South East Auckland Storm – players from Howick Pakuranga and SDHC



Wanderers Men
From: Jimmy Grant, Shane Mulcahy and Ben Wu

Wanderers  Women
From: Vic Methven, Tori Vao and Danielle Jones and Jarrod Wrigley

Cavaliers Men
From: Shaun Matthews, Preetesh Parsottam and Raju Bhana, Blaise Monteiro, Liam Koorey

Cavaliers Women
From: Kim Archibald, Merrin Laurenson, Chris Arthur.

Storm Men
From: Clive Daniels, Jono Brooker

Storm Women
From: Sandie Mackie, Terry Evans, Frances Kreft and Simon Child


Uniforms: Adidas uniforms provided for all 3 teams by AKH.

Cost to players: zero

Social event and Prizegiving – at the completion of the event at LEP

Times of Games and Venue: all 60 minute (4 quarter) games at LEP – 9am to 7.30pm (each team will play 2 games with a minimum break of 3 hrs between matches)


Training offerings for selected players:

– individual training programme from Joe Hanks and Paul White for the period mid December to Feb.

– 4 LEP training sessions with Joe Hanks and Club lead Coaches – Feb – time and day TBC.


Important dates:

– Dec 4 or 7 – announcement of teams and management by AKH

– Dec 9 – selected players to indicate availability to AKH

– Dec 14 – testing and training programmes issued for players for period mid December – February and Hockey turf sessions for February confirmed. Retesting day also confirmed.



Live on Sky Next with Commentators: Michelle Prendiville and Ryan Archibald

AKH proudly acknowledge the support of our Partners