Hampshire Hockey Association are applying the new qualifying date on junior squads only for County & National fixtures NOT for Club fixtures. Effective from next season (September 2007), the date of eligibility for squads for both boys and girls will remain as 1ST SEPTEMBER. So Haslemere’s squads will be selected on the same basis as they have been in the past for all league, Cup and mini festivals against other Hampshire teams. This is in line with school hockey teams.

Based on date of birth players will be allocated to these squads next season:-

Under 18s - Between 1 Sep. 1989 & 31 Aug.1991
Under 16s - Between 1 Sep. 1991 & 31 Aug. 1993
Under 14s - Between 1 Sep. 1993 & 31 Aug. 1995
Under 12s - Between 1 Sep. 1995 & 31 Aug. 1997
Under 10s - Between 1 Sep. 1997 & 31 Aug. 1999
Under 8s - Between 1 Sep. 1999 & 31 Aug. 2001
Under 6s - After 1 Sep. 2001

However, for those involved in County or National competitions, the qualifying date for junior squads changes to 1st January with effect from next season for both boys and girls. This policy change will bring Hampshire Club teams into line with County and England Regional teams, eg. South. Players affected by this change have been contacted individually.