The Canterbury Hockey Association (CHA) selects at least two representative teams at the Under 15 Girls' level each year.
The Under 15 A Girls' team is the highest team at this level, with the best players at the Under 15 level selected to contest the Hockey New Zealand Premier Girls' National Tournament. The philosophy in selecting this team is to pick a group of players that collectively have the best chance of winning the Under 15 Girls' national title. However, there is still a development focus to the team and in attempting to achieve a national title it is expected that all players in the team receive a reasonably equal amount of game time so that all players experience high level competition and can continue along the high performance pathway in the future.
The next team selected at this level is the Under 15 B Girls' team and is selected on the basis of identifying talented players that are not ready for the A team just yet, but are likely to make that team in a subsequent year or have the potential with further development to make the Under 18 or the Under 21 team in the future. The focus of this team is therefore development and all players selected will receive reasonably equal game time at the Hockey New Zealand Under 15 Championship Tournament. (In some instances players from the Under 15 level who miss selection in the Under 15 A Girls' team and that it is believed would gain more benefit from playing against slightly older opposition may be offered the opportunity to play for the Under 18 B Girls' team as opposed to the Under 15 B Girls' team.)
The final team(s) that may be selected at this level are Under 15 Development teams. These teams are effectively training squads comprising players not of a suitable ability to make a Canterbury team to attend a national tournament, but viewed as prospects for future Canterbury teams. The main focus of these teams is development via attendance at squad practice sessions. Where possible these teams may attend appropriate tournaments, with these tournaments usually of a South Island nature.
Player eligibility stipulates a player may turn 15 in the year of the tournament, but anyone who is older than this (i.e. turns 16 or older in the year of the tournament) is not permitted to play.
2012 Canterbury Under 15 Girls' Team Information
2012 Squad Selection Process
The process is open, in that all interested players from within Canterbury who meet the eligibility criteria identified above are entitled to trial.
If you would like to view the trial and selection process to be used in the naming of players for the Canterbury Under 15 Girls' teams for 2012, click on the link below:
Canterbury Under 15 Girls Trial Process Overview
Specific trial dates and times are:
Under 15 Girls
Thursday, June 14 @ Nunweek Park, Turf 2 from 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday, June 21 @ Nunweek Park, Turf 2 from 5:30pm – 7.00pm
Saturday, June 23 @ Marist Park, from 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Thursday, June 28 @ Nunweek Park, Turf 2 from 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday, July 19 @ Nunweek Park, Turf 2 from 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday, July 21 @ Marist Park, from 7.00pm – 8.30pm
2012 National Premier Championship Under 15 Tournament Details
The Canterbury Under 15 A Girls' team will complete in the Hockey New Zealand National U15 Girls Premier Tournament in North Harbour from 1 to 6 October, inclusive.
The Canterbury Under 15 B Girls' team will compete in the Hockey New Zealand National U15 Girls Championship Tournament in Rotorua from 1 to 6 October, Inclusive.
2012 Canterbury Under 15 A Girls' Premier Tournament Team
The players selected to represent Canterbury at the Hockey New Zealand Under 15 Girls Premier Tournament in North Harbour from October 1 to 6 (inclusive):
2012 Management Group
2012 Canterbury Under 15 B Girls' Championship Tournament Team
The players selected to represent Canterbury in the Hockey New Zealand Under 15 Girls Championship Tournament in Rotorua from October 1 to 6 (inclusive):
2012 Management Group
Under 15 A Girls' Results
Waikato & Otago
* 2008 & 2009 seasons, the age level was changed to Under 16. Commencing again in 2010, the age level reverted to Under 15.
Under 15 B Girls' Results
* Participated in Division 2 of the Under 15 Premier Tournament, before a separate tournament was established in 2008 for B teams and smaller associations. 2008 & 2009 seasons, the age level was changed to Under 16. Commencing again in 2010, the age level reverted to Under 15.