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HMHC SEEKING A NEW GIRLS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

HARLESTON MAGPIES HOCKEY CLUB ARE SEEKING A NEW GIRLS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club are looking for a new Girls Youth Development Officer to be in place with effect from the start of next season. The Club already has a very successful and ambitious Girls Youth Section, which continues to develop and deliver players across the team spectrum from Ladies 7ths through to Ladies 1sts (who have played at National League level for the last 18 years). Successful girls teams have also been developed at mini hockey level, U10 and U12s, U14 Development as well as U14, U16 and U18 age group teams who regularly compete in Regional and National finals, both indoor and outdoor.

The role is to plan and deliver the strategic direction for the Girls Youth section. It is possible that this could be a role for two people, one covering the Mini Hockey section and another covering the U13-U18 Girls.

In brief the role(s) also cover(s) the following:

Handling enquiries from potential new members, ensuring that players are in the appropriate coaching groups, appointing coaches/managers for all the age group teams, entering teams in the national competitions, advising players/parents regarding the England Hockey Pathway system, overseeing Mini Tournaments, liaising with the Boys Youth Development Officer and leading/supporting the youth coaches.

The Youth Committee is there to support the Youth Development Officers in many of the administrative tasks.

An appropriate coaching contract is available for the right candidate who has the ability and experience to lead the respective coaching sessions (including any summer programmes).

If you believe you have the ability and desire to take on this challenging yet rewarding role please contact either Nick McAllen (Nickmcallen) Nickmcallen or David Johnson (youthchairman) youthchairmanasap to discuss further, or by the end of March in any case.

HMHC SEEKING A NEW GIRLS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

HARLESTON MAGPIES HOCKEY CLUB ARE SEEKING A NEW GIRLS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club are looking for a new Girls Youth Development Officer to be in place with effect from the start of next season. The Club already has a very successful and ambitious Girls Youth Section, which continues to develop and deliver players across the team spectrum from Ladies 7ths through to Ladies 1sts (who have played at National League level for the last 18 years). Successful girls teams have also been developed at mini hockey level, U10 and U12s, U14 Development as well as U14, U16 and U18 age group teams who regularly compete in Regional and National finals, both indoor and outdoor.

The role is to plan and deliver the strategic direction for the Girls Youth section. It is possible that this could be a role for two people, one covering the Mini Hockey section and another covering the U13-U18 Girls.

In brief the role(s) also cover(s) the following:

Handling enquiries from potential new members, ensuring that players are in the appropriate coaching groups, appointing coaches/managers for all the age group teams, entering teams in the national competitions, advising players/parents regarding the England Hockey Pathway system, overseeing Mini Tournaments, liaising with the Boys Youth Development Officer and leading/supporting the youth coaches.

The Youth Committee is there to support the Youth Development Officers in many of the administrative tasks.

An appropriate coaching contract is available for the right candidate who has the ability and experience to lead the respective coaching sessions (including any summer programmes).

If you believe you have the ability and desire to take on this challenging yet rewarding role please contact either Nick McAllen (Nickmcallen) [email protected] or David Johnson (youthchairman) [email protected] asap to discuss further, or by the end of March in any case.

County Player Pathway Administrator – vacancy

Norfolk County Hockey Association

Dear Coach/Captain/President/hockey leader,

It is with some regret I have to advise you that Mary Cheeseman has decided to step down from her role as County Player Pathway Administrator. (Single systems administrator). Mary has been the backbone of junior hockey development in Norfolk for the past 6 years. Literally hundreds of young people have benefitted from Mary’s coaching expertise and her absolute devotion to the development of young hockey players across the county. Mary will be missed from this role and a replacement for her will be very difficult to find. I will not hide from anyone the effort and commitment required to do this job.

However, we now need to find a replacement. Below is a brief job description which outlines the role and will give prospective applicants an idea of what is required. Applicants are likely to have a coaching qualification of Level 2 or level 3. If you are interested in this role, please contact Avril Mallet info or you may contact Mary directly if you wish to discuss the role.

I would like to emphasise that a replacement for Mary is essential. What has been achieved in Norfolk junior hockey over the last few years is remarkable and it must continue.

So, please make sure that this letter gets through to the right people and make please offer the right kind of encouragement and support in this endeavour to fill the role described below.

John Butler (President)

EH County Player Pathway Administrator job description

Maintain EH PP online registration system: registration of players and coaches; contact system; assessment system.

Be point of contact for coaches, managers, players and parents

Co-ordinate movement of players between levels.

Collect payments from players.

Provide information for NHA website

Advertise PP training programme among clubs and schools

Liaise with EH PP Manager, EH PP Officers, East Office, East Performance Manager, East Hockey, Head of Performance Centre and other county PPAs.

Provide reports, including data for NHA Management Committee.

Attend NHA Management Committee meetings.

Liaise with NHA Treasurer, President and Schools and Youth Representative

Appoint coaches

Maintain coach qualification database

Record coaches’ hours for payment by NHA Treasurer.

Provide squad registers for training phase – Development and Academy Centres

Book pitches for training sessions (priority UEA SportsPark) – Development and Academy Centres – with reference to EH Centralised Calendar.

Appoint squad managers

Book pitches and organise timetable for Academy Centre Norfolk hosted tournaments

Allocate umpires for Academy Centre tournament phase

Audit and replace training kit including shirts in conjunction with NHA Treasurer.

Liaise with Norfolk kit provider: Birds of Dereham

HMHC – Youth Development Officer – Nick McAllen

Harleston Magpies – Youth Development Officer

This is to let you know that Nick McAllen has decided after 27 years to step down as Girls Youth Development Officer at the end of the season. For many years he held the Boys Development post as well. The Club is indebted to Nick for the long hours that he is put in, both in coaching and administering the Youth Section of the Club. There is no doubt that much of the Club’s success at both Junior and Senior level has been built on the firm foundations that Nick has been responsible for building. This is true for both teams who have achieved success at National level, and individuals, some of whom have achieved International honours – or who just now enjoy an afternoon of hockey! Nick’s outstanding long service was recognised by the presentation of the Rushworth Ward Trophy at the Club’s 2015/2016 Awards evening. Our best wishes go to Nick, Shirley and their family who will no doubt continue to contribute to the Club in the future.

We are grateful that Nick has indicated that he wishes to carry on as part of the coaching team and will be available to support those who take over the baton from him. To this end a job description for a Youth Development Officer or Officers will be available on the website shortly. If you want to discuss the role or contribute (even in a partial capacity) please make contact with myself or Nick.

David Johnson

Chair, Youth Committee
23/1/17

Ben Wright to leave Magpies to play and coach in Australia

BEN WRIGHT TO LEAVE MAGPIES
TO PLAY AND COACH IN AUSTRALIA

Ben Wright, the player-coach of the Men’s 1sts, has been offered and accepted a playing and coaching contract with the Old Aquinians Hockey Club in Perth, Western Australia and will be leaving the club early in March. He will miss the last three games of the season.

Ben has expressed his gratitude to the club for having given him the opportunity to be the Men’s 1st team coach over the past three years and he is excited about the opportunity to develop his career that has opened up in Australia.

Club chairman Murray Graham says “On behalf of all members of Harleston Magpies Hockey Club I would like to place on the record our appreciation for the drive and commitment Ben has provided to the club since joining us as a junior. We will miss his skill as a player, with his renowned goal scoring prowess, and we will miss him as a coach. He has introduced progressive coaching techniques which have helped put the club at the forefront of hockey in the region. Ben has the best wishes of us all as he takes on this exciting new challenge in his hockey career.

“The club will be looking for a suitably qualified coaching replacement who will continue to develop and enhance the undoubted qualities of the men’s first team squad”.