Winchester host Trojans in a tasty South Premier League Division One curtain raiser at Kings’ today (2pm) with coach George Harris believing the city club is ‘very much in transition’ and taking the opportunity to promote talented youngsters from within the youth set up.
Sam Butterfield’s arrival from Bournemouth/Wimborne Wayfarers should boost Winchester’s goalscoring potential, while Luke Wittome has arrived from Eton College.
“Freddie Hazlitt and Ollie Lander are England Hockey pathway players and have shown promise in preseason. Will Evans is a very attacking halfback who we have high hopes for,” adds Harris.
“But we’ve had some notable departures. Micah Smithard has moved away and Jack Culmer won’t be commuting from Clapham this season. Goalkeeper Dave Jones has moved to Trojans.”
“Keiran Molloy will continue as captain and he will be assisted by Harry Trussler as Vice captain.”
Trojans, runners-up to Guildford last term, are keeping their team news under wraps, though they gave a good account of themselves in a recent friendly at Fareham.
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