Fareham have fired a 'hands off' warning to prying local clubs eager to woo some of their talented youngsters away from Henry Cort following last season's relegation from National Hockey League South.
Portsmouth Grammar School's Rory Buckeridge, striker Fergus Jackson and midfielder Rory Penrose are all in England developments squads and new coach George Harris is keen they remain at Fareham to develop their careers.
"A lot of time and effort has been spent on youth development and I'm keen that, if possible, they all stay and progress with us, though I appreciate some will leave the area for university," Harris said.
Fareham's Under-18 squad
Back row (from left): Alex Beckett, Rory Penrose, Sam Mackenzie, Soren Golding, Alex Georgiou, Finn Coleman, Noah Murphy, Hugh Wilkinson, Ben Randell. Front: Alex Ellison, Phil Larcombe, Fergus Jackson, Rory Buckeridge, Sam Ratliffe, Jay Green, Luke Hett.
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