05 Jan 2015


Pre-season training

This will take place on Tuesday 6th January 2015 (1-5pm). This hockey and netball training is open to ALL children in years 7&8. While it is not compulsory it is a very positive way to start the term, get fit, hone skills and begin to feel involved with the Witham teams. Girls: please meet Mrs Welch in the entry area of the sports hall. Boys: please meet Mr Gent at the astro shelter.

KIT: all children should wear Witham Sports kit for pre-season. Boys must remember their shin pads (long enough to give adequate protection for hockey) and their mouth guard should they have taken it home. School hockey sticks can be used but please remember your own if that is your preference.


Boys should arrive in trainers with astro boots/alternate clean trainers in hand. Please note that all children using the astroturf may only use it equipped with astro boots or an alternative clean pair of trainers. To keep the astro in good condition shoes are changed directly before play in the astro shelter.

Girls will need their indoor and outdoor trainers.

FOOD: Children should bring a snack and a drink and have lunch before they arrive please.

SUPPLEMENTARY KIT: depending on the weather please bring a waterproof/change of clothes/warm layers/gloves/hat.

The Senior Hockey Coaches this term will be:

1st XI: Mr Gent

2nd XI: Mr Wills

3rd XI: Mr Welch

The Senior Netball Coaches this term will be:

1st VII: Mrs Welch

2nd VII: Mrs Morgan Jones

3rd VII: Mr Nicholas

Coaching and matches: much coaching will be done altogether under the direction of the lead coaches. There is a full Wednesday/Saturday fixture programme for all teams.

IAPS Tournaments/other Tournaments:


Friday 6th February: 1st VII to IAPS Competition at Repton

Wednesday 11th February: 1st VII to IN2 County Hockey Competition, Lincoln

Wed 25th March: U12A VII to Oakham mini Tournament

Boys Rugby: Sunday 1st March U12A to Oakham Rugby 7s


Sat 17th January: Kimbolton Netball Tournament

Sunday 1st March: U12A Netball to Oakham Festival

Friday 6th March 1st VII to IAPS competition at Uppingham

Further details are in the calendar and other details will follow on team sheets. We hope as many children as possible will attend pre-season training. However, should this not be possible then please kindly email Mrs Edwards, if you have not already done so, on .

For those weekly boarders attending pre-season, who wish to stay the night in school afterwards, please do contact Mr and Mrs Marie soonest if you have not already done so.

Many thanks,

Lisa Edwards

Director of Sport