Bray Hockey Club

Founded 1993

Co. Wicklow

Ladies 3rds to 5th Selection

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Hi all,

Thanks to everyone who has been up to training and at the matches to date. We appreciate it is a shorter timeline to selection this year and with this carries some additional complexities. As a Coaching & Selection team we are communicating regularly and aiming to find the best solution to implement a selection process that is fair for all players and coaches in order to best enable preparations for the upcoming season.

Due to the changes of dates in Leaving Cert results being much later and in turn college offers and timetables, selecting players is more difficult this year. LC results just came out last week on 2nd September with College offers due to commence this week and through to by September 8th. However, in order to continue with selection as planned so that squads can progress with preparation for the league, we have implemented a “named reserve” system for the coming 2/3 weeks until college placements and timetables are finalised for relevant players.

Continuing on from last week's selection the Ladies 3rds and 4ths are now being named with 4 reserves in line with the 1s and 2s last week.

  • Named reserves for the 3s will train with the 4ths and named reserves will train with the 5s.

Selection for L3s, L4s and L5s to be done on September 4th. It is likely we will continue with the named reserve process until college is sorted out for the respective players in the higher squads.

Please note that any players named as reserves during the selection process is specifically for this selection period ONLY. Once final selection is confirmed, which is currently aiming to be September 12th, normal selection process returns for the remainder of the season. Other players not named as reserves may well take precedence in selection to higher squads as we settle into the season.

Further note that the listed reserves are NOT listed in order of selection and being pulled up for selection will be decided by the relevant team coach and will consider the positions available and player performance, availability, skill etc.

All squad selection is in alphabetical order. Reserve players are marked by * beside their name.

Goalkeeper selection for the 2s to 5s will take place later this week after Holly has conducted a further session on Tuesday evening. An email will go out Wednesday with GK selection.

Selection and squad movement throughout the season will continue as normal and we hope that players will move fluidly between the squads throughout the season. We appreciate some of you may be disappointed with not making a particular squad but we encourage you to keep working hard and take opportunities to step up when they come.

Should you require feedback from a Coach about your selection, please reach out to them via text or ClubZap and arrange a chat at a conveniently mutual time. We ask that you wait at least 24 hours before reaching out to a coach in order to process the decision. Additionally, we ask that you pre-arrange a meeting time and don’t just approach the Coach at the side of the pitch looking for feedback. This will allow the Coach to compile appropriate feedback and allow for a more constructive discussion.

Please see the full squad selections from L1s to L5s listed below:

Congrats to all selected and thank you for your continued efforts. 

Please note NEW training times and venues which start as of this week:

Squad groups will be set up by your Coach for communications moving forward.

If for whatever reason, your name is not on one of the squads, please reach out to me directly and we will get you added to the right training.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly on any of the above.

Best wishes,

Claire Prendergast

Ladies Club Captain

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