2020 Turf Information

Turf trials 2020

For players interested in trialling for a Arana Ascot turf team in 2020 please register below. By registering you will be added to our mailing list & kept up to date with coach announcements, development, pre season information, club training information, trial information & sign on day.

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Pre season trainning, trials & development 2020

Sunday January 19th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Development) 

Monday January 20th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Development) 

Sunday February 2nd, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (trials) 

Monday February 3rd, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (squad training/trials)  

Sunday February 9th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (trials) 

Monday 10th February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (teams announced & 1st training together)

Sunday 16th February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Development for players selected) 

Monday 17th February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Team training) 

Friday 21st February, Practice Games (ALL TURF TEAMS)

Sunday 23rd February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Development for players selected) 

Monday 24th February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Team training every Monday till the end of the season) 

Fixtures, grading & practice games 2020

Practice games - Friday February 21st (13T & JT teams)

First Fixture -  TBA

Grading games - TBA 

Turf training

13T14:45pm- 6:30pmMonday   Burringbar Park, Chermside
Junior Turf 35:00pm - 6:30pm
MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Junior Turf 1 
5:00pm - 6:30pm MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside

Why do we have trials?

  •  Club Growth - Our club has grown significantly over the past few years and is predicted to grow even further in the years to come. We are now fielding more than one team in most age divisions.
  •   Competing at right level - By selecting like-minded players in the same teams, we are ensuring our teams are competing at a level in which all players are capable.
  •  Training and Coaching - Our coaches will find planning and running training sessions much smoother as all players are at a similar level of ability.
  •  Representative Duties - For BWHA representative team trials, representatives are chosen and usually evaluated in higher teams
  •   Attracting talent to club - Clubs with higher correctly graded teams attract future players
  • Selectors and coaches will be evaluating each player based on a merit under four distinct areas - Technique, Tactics, Speed and Personality

What will help my child at the trials? 

  • Help them to be physically and mentally prepared for the trials, early night good food and plenty of fluids.
  • Bring a never give up attitude
  • Bring all the necessary equipment i.e. shin pads, drink bottle, stick, mouthguard, arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Encourage your child to use their voice during drills and games to encourage other team members in a positive way.
  • Have fun and bring a positive attitude
  • Finally, and this is just not for trial day
  • Encourage your child and educate them on how to be attentive, the coaches only have them for 1.5hours of training each week, listen to the coach and ask appropriate questions, pay attention to what the coach asks, and try to be the best you can be.  As coaches we all love kids who listen and try to the best of their ability.


Like any competitive sport, hockey is more enjoyable if you are playing alongside and against like-minded and equal ability peers. We conduct trials to have the best teams for the different levels within the turf /grass competition. As such there are no guarantees for individuals that they will be selected in the same grade as in previous years. We believe this to be fair for both existing and new members. As per previous years there will be external selectors helping coaches select the teams for 2019.

One last point, if your child fails to make a top team, don't be disappointed or angry. Ask the coaches for feedback, ask what areas your child could improve in.

Downey Park
Club AGM @ ALC
Turf development (Coaches - Angie Lambert)
Burringbar Park
QLD U15/U18 Squad Training - TBA
Turf development
Burringbar Park
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