Fareham will renew their rivalries with Chichester and Havant in next season’s England Hockey Men’s Western Conference.
Chichester spent the past season fighting an eventually successful battle against relegation from the East Division, but some geographical tweaks mean they will be back playing in the western region next autumn.
The only newcomers to the West Conference are Ed Ellis’s Oxford Hawks, who romped to the South Premier League title this past season.
Exeter University won promotion into the National League, while Cheltenham were relegated.
The make-up of the Western Conference is: Birmingham University, Bristol University, Cardiff & Met, Chichester, Fareham, Havant, Isca, Olton & West Warwicks, Oxford Hawks, Team Bath Buccaneers.
Trojans’ opponents in the Women’s Western Conference have a familiar ring with Barnes and Exeter the only fresh faces. Team Bath and Cannock were relegated
Women’s Western Conference line-up is: Barnes, Exeter, Gloucester City, Isca, Olton & West Warwicks, Oxford Hawks, Reading, Stourport, Swansea City and Trojans.
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