EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – ICE HOCKEY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL JUNIOR – UNDER 20 MEN’S TEAM
Ice Hockey Australia is calling for nominations for its National Junior Under 20 Men’s Team to represent Australia at the IIHF Division III World Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey 26th January 2023 – 2nd Feb 2023.
We are looking for those players who have continued to develop high-performance skills, gameplay, fitness and attitude and who believe that they are ready to perform at this level of competition, considering the short lead-up time.
All eligible players with the ability, drive, and commitment to represent Australia at the highest level in Men’s U20 Ice Hockey are encouraged to apply.
- 20th Jan 2023: Depart for Turkey
- 21st – 25th Jan 2023: Training Camp Turkey
- 26th Jan – 2nd Feb 2023: Tournament
- 3rd Feb 2023: Depart Istanbul
- 4th Feb 2023: Arrive in Australia
Due to flight availability, there will be players from multiple states flying out of Sydney, and these players will not arrive back until the 5th of February 2023 and will have an overnight stay in Doha on the 4th of Feb 2022
Essential IHA Selection Criteria:
- -Must have played or selected to play in the AJIHL or Tange State Team 2022 or been a member of the -IHA U20 Men’s Team in 2022 or equivalent overseas IIHF-sanctioned league
- -Must have been a registered IHA Member from July 1, 2021
- -Must have a valid Australian passport
- -Selected players must commit to all pre-departure fitness, skill and conditioning programs as set by the coaching and performance staff
- -All players must be fully compliant with requested reporting, paperwork, team meetings and any other off-ice performance requirements as requested or set by the Coach, Medical Staff, Team Manager or IHA.
- -The program’s cost is estimated to be no more than $4,550 for each player. This includes all flights and ground transport, accommodation in Turkey and meals (NOTE: this does not include equipment, extra snacks or spending money, which will be at the player’s expense).
- -Players are encouraged to apply for State and Local government and other eligible individual sporting grants to assist with the offset of these costs.
- Selection of this team will be via application and selection via survey monkey ‘on paper’ by a panel consisting of but not limited to the Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and an additional IHA High Performance accredited coach.
- Please apply via survey monkey answering all questions click here to complete
We are committed to honouring our past, succeeding in the present and shaping a prosperous future for our IHA high-performance men.
We look forward to receiving your application by Saturday 29th Oct 2022
IHA National Teams Staff