Canterbury Hockey has announced their men’s and women’s U18 teams for their 2016 campaigns.
Four U18 teams have been selected, men’s and women’s Regional sides and men’s and women’s Association teams.
A number of exciting up and coming secondary school athletes have been picked, to follow in the footsteps of many players before them that have gone on to play at the elite level and represent New Zealand after first wearing the red and black colours at age-grade level.
The Regional sides compete in the National U18 Regional Tournament in Palmerston Norths from10-16 July, whilst the Men’s Association tem competes at the National U18 Association Tournament in Invercargill from 11-16 July and the Women’s Association team plays in their comparative tournament at Timaru.
Also looking ahead, the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rankin Cup/India Shield (Boys) and Federation Cup/Marie Fry Cup (Girls) tournaments are in Wellington and North Harbour respectively from 29 August to 3 September.
Three of the four top hockey schools in New Zealand in 2015 were Canterbury sides, with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School beating fellow Christchurch school St Margaret’s College 1-0 in a heartstopper to win the NZSS Federation Cup title and St Andrew’s College finishing runners-up to Westlake Boys’ High School in the Rankin Cup final.
U18 Men Regional
U18 Men Association
U18 Women Regional
U18 Women Association
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