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Friday, February 02, 2007

What happens next?

As the dust from the region trials settles we need to look to see what the rest of the season holds.

To begin with we will have virtually full teams on regional training days - as indeed will several clubs by the look of it. Anyway...


Club fixtures: One problem with the U14s is that both of the fixtures arranged this month are at teams with virtually no U14s at all. We may have to wait a week or two to see how things have panned out for clubs with significant U14 squads - Milton Keynes for example (who are due to visit us) and Hertford (ditto) - so there is some hope, especially if we could get them to come over on the same day...

Eastern Counties: Another route is through Eastern Counties. Twice now (three times?) they have sent girls to us, and we might maybe return the favour and join them one weekend... once they have something in place.

Hertfordshire: This looks less hopeful. Something over half of the Herts U14 team are in the East regional squad - along with Simon, the coach - so there is unlikely to be much organised within the county.

Boys U12s: Training - or even (for some of you) playing - with the boys U12s might be an option. I really want to hear how well the boys treat you both in training and matches because if we get any Year 7s next year they will not be able to play with in the new girls' U15 team. So it is very important to know how viable the idea of having them play with the boys team really is. The boys are also gearing up to a BIG festival in April and - if any of you wanted to join them - you'd really benefit from taking part.

Key thing: Talk to Rachel about what YOU want to do.


Team building. Joe has plans for some special training events on some Sunday mornings.

Club fixtures. Much the same as for the U14s - except that you do have two weekends of games already lined up. However the likes of MK and Hertford do owe us visits, and Eastern Counties may be carrying on with a county programme and might fancy a game.

Hertfordshire: Obvously around half of Herts team will be at region, and it really depends on how enthusiastic everyone that remains is. However this year almost all of those selected so far are from one club, so it may well be that a county team is not needed because most clubs will be little affected by regional call-ups.

Preparation: There is the "London North 10s" and "Herts/East Region 7s" to plan for, as well as the National Cup, the Canadian visit, and the tour - so some good daylight training sessions on Sunday mornings would not be a bad thing.

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