Trial Date Set: Bill Robertson looking for new players to bolster Central League side.
Napier City Rovers are opening up their recruitment process for their Central League team this year by hosting a trial game for potential players.
Bill Robertson, Rovers head coach, says by opening up the trial process he hopes to tap-in to a wider pool of talent, either locally from within Hawke’s Bay or from around the country, to strengthen the club’s high performing Central League side.
“By holding a trial it will be a lot easier for people within the Central Region, or from across the country, to get involved. Our aim is to give as many players as possible with the ability to play at Central League level the opportunity to showcase their talent," says Robertson.
Kick-off your pre-season training by flexing your muscles against other local teams at Bluewater Stadium when Napier City Rovers host their pre-season tournament next month.
The tournament is planned to run over five to six weeks, with games played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings commencing mid-February, with the final planned to take place on March 22.
Open to all clubs in the Bay, the preliminary rounds will be played on a Championship basis with group winners and runners-up progressing to the Knockout rounds.
This is a great opportunity for senior teams to get ready for the 2018 season without the hassle of having to arrange pre-season fixtures.
There will be prize money up for grabs for the winning team, projected to be between $500-600.
Cost of entry will be confirmed as soon as entrants are finalised, but is estimated to be between $375 and $425 per team.
Email Graeme Sole at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your club’s interest or for any enquiries.
Invitations are open to all clubs in the region, but places will be limited to eight teams.
For more details and the tournament rules click here. Once all team entrants are finalised full details will be confirmed.
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