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
From: Jimmy Grant, Shane Mulcahy and Ben Wu
From: Vic Methven, Tori Vao and Danielle Jones and Jarrod Wrigley
From: Shaun Matthews, Preetesh Parsottam and Raju Bhana, Blaise Monteiro, Liam Koorey
From: Kim Archibald, Merrin Laurenson, Chris Arthur.
From: Clive Daniels, Jono Brooker
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.
– 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.
– Feb 27 – U23 AKH FORGESSON- ARCHIBALD Shield
Live on Sky Next with Commentators: Michelle Prendiville and Ryan Archibald