Open Squad Coaches for 2017 Announced
Congratulations to Simon Shearing and Shane Borland for being elected as the Open Squad coaches for 2017. Shane will be heading up a full women’s team and Simon will be heading up the men’s. Both coaches have agreed to work together in the organisation and running of the two squads to maintain continuity in preparation for the next World Cup! These positions will be held for the 2017 season and will be reviewed for the 2018 season.
Some other exciting news is that both Open teams will be touring South Africa on the 3/4th and 10/11th of June next year.
2017 is not only going to be a test of our new coaches, it will also have a big influence on players wishing to compete at the next World Cup. For the new players it will give much needed experience, for the old it will test their commitment in playing at the highest level.
In addition to existing nominations, there is the opportunity for further nominations for consideration for next years (2017) Open Squads. These should be sent to the UKPA Administrative Officer, Anna Tarbuck, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12th December 2016.
We are also still looking to the membership for the role of Open Squad Manager. Expressions of interest should also be sent to Anna on the email address as above