Selection 2018-19

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Performance Cente Selection 2018-19

Information on this page refers to those whose natural centre is one run by the South. Those for whom a different centre is the natural one:

  • South Midlands (generally those near Banbury and Milton Keynes)
  • Northwood (generally those in east Middlesex or south east Buckinghamshire)

will use the guidelines produced by the regions running those centres.

The exact position of the boundaries differs by cohort and is at the discretion of the regional organisers to match the numbers being put forward.

The selection for the 2018-19 Performance Centres will differ by age group.


At U15 we are forming a squad from players who, in the main, will be new to PC. At the end of the AC season, counties will nominate those who they feel ought to be considered for PC. We will hold a series of assessment sessions on Sunday 10 June.

These sessions will take between 5 and 6 hours. The format will be:

  • coached session or match play
  • break
  • match play

there will be sessions at:

        Venue For centres
  Charterhouse School (tbc) Guildford, Weybridge
  Reading HC Reading
  Tonbridge School Caterham, Tonbridge
  Wellington Playing Fields (KES)  Southampton
  Cannock South Midlands (Warwick)
  tba Northwood

As well as those nominated by the ACs, all those currently at PC who are born in 2004 and young enough for the U15 squad next season will be expected to attend.

The exact format of the session will be determined once the number of players are known and will take in to account the opinions of teh coach leading the session.


For the U17s, we already have a squad and expect limited rather than wholesale changes. Consequently, the process is very different from the U15s and there will not be a one-off Assessment Day.

There is a 'Transition' programme in operation that allows ACs to nominate players born between 2001 and 2004 at any stage from October who they think are of a standard suitable for PC.

These nominess will be assessed as part of a regular PC session. The usual procedure is that they will be invited to one session and the coach has the discretion to offer them a second. If, after thos, they are assessed to be of PC standard they will be offered a place at the PC for the remainder of the season.

Those born in 2001 are too old for the Performance Centre in 2018-19. They will not be accepted for Transition after 31 March 2018 unless they are expected to have a realistic opportunity of being selected for the NAGS squad.

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South News

Rule Changes 2019 FIH have issued a new set of outdoor rules that become effective internationally on 01 Jan 19. EH have indicated that they will not be implemented domestically during the 2018-19 season. EH Statement.

EH Structure Review The review was published on 09 February 18. Click here for more details. Ongoing progress is on the EH site.