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Atherton Tablelands Hockey Association is committed to continually challenge and develop our junior players. This year we are once again facilitating a development training squad.  Training will be Wednesday afternoon during November  at the Loder Park facility. The squad will be coached by Mr Chris Mitchell (Chipper). Chris is a very accomplished player and coach who has conducted two previous development squads and plays Classic level hockey in Cairns as well as coaching one of our boys Tomahawks teams competing in the Cairns competitions.

STARTS: Wednesday 2nd November 4.30-6.30pm Loder Park

You need to consider your readiness to commit each Wednesday afternoon to the squad and your ability to continue training for next season. If you need to discuss this commitment with me, please feel free to ring me or have your parent ring and discuss this opportunity. If you choose not to participate, your position will be offered to another member of our association.

Chris has asked that players be warmed up and ready to take the field at 4.30 sharp. This means getting to Loder Park at 4.20 at the latest and have all kit on including mouth guards, shin pads and a water bottle handy.

A number of parents have suggested we forgo the normal training shirt which would have a cost of approximately $40 each. I need feedback from each player/parent regarding this. I will make a call based on number of requests. The club has ordered 200 new club walk out shirts which will be available in the New Year which could be purchased and “Development Squad” added later? This way our teams going to state championships would already have their shirts for next season.

Please advise your preference to purchase a separate development squad shirt or not?

I will attempt to communicate regularly.

Gary Toshach


Atherton Tablelands Hockey Association

Phone:     40954334 or 0455077054