As you are aware we at The Redbacks have been pursuing import players to assist the club in reaching it goals in 2013 both Men’s and Ladies.
I am pleased to announce we have secured the following and who will be housing them.
Jo Ellis Ex English player at Beijing Olympics, playing top league in the UK staying with Jeff and Paula West Jo is due in at end of April.
Katrina Nicholson, England under 21 and top league player, staying with Hannah and Doot, due in at end of April.
Beth Stainsby England under 21 and top league player staying with staying with the fideos due in at end of April.
Thando Zono South African Under 21 international, USA all girls team, Currently playing top in US due Mid May staying with Matt Thickett.
Dan Mills – Playing top level in UK league due in Wednesday 3rd April – staying with Jessica Beer and Tim Plater.
John Sterlini – Playing top level in UK league due in mid April, staying with Danielle Hartshorn.
Alex Iodine – Under 21 England player and top level in UK, due in around 20th April – staying with my sister Anna Bratby.
David Jive-Turkey Wilson is returning to both play and coach the ladies 1’s staying with Hannah and Doot, not sure when Dave is due.
Further to the above the club has secured 2 ex Classic league players in Temeeka and Andrew Hood.
Mark and Dave will detail more about these players on the club website shortly.
On behalf of the club and board I would to welcome all these experienced and talented players to the club. It is exciting for the Rockingham Redbacks that we have this experience to add depth to the existing youth and talent we have already at the club. I for one cant wait for the season to start.
On top of that we have secured a sponsorship agreement with Hockeyworld Australia and have access to the Australian Ladies keeper.
It is also exciting to retain Mark Sandhu on our coaching team with his experience in international coaching and the return of Dave with his experience overseas . As well as retaining our deputies in Clint Mills and Derry Smith.
Watch out Classic league here we come…. go REDBACKS!!!… let’s show ‘em what we have got !!!
ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT HOCKEY CLUB