Our Under 15 & Under 13 (potentially) will be entering the Tournoi Les Aiglons in Valence, France next summer. We are delighted to confirm some of the staff on the programme.
Head Coach - Janis Kipars
Janis served as the head coach on our U14 trip to Sparta Cup at Easter past and the result was a strong showing for a relatively inexperienced team. Janis is looking ahead to this new challenge in the year ahead with some new faces alongside him.
Assistant Coach - Ken Moussat
Ken brings a wealth of experience with working with young players and is currently coaching and playing with the Cork Wolfpack. Ken's strong background in inline hockey will be a key asset and being a native of France his local knowledge will come in handy in Valence.
Team Manager - Tomasz Badurski
Tomasz is relatively new to the inline scene here in Ireland but he is already doing a great job with assisting Janis in the running on the Longford venue, helping to bring about improvements and structures. Tomasz's management skills will be a real asset to allow the coaches to focus on coaching.
It's not too late to sign up to the tryouts taking place on Saturday 5th October after the Under 14 games that day in Longford. Use the form below!
The tournament in Valence will take place from 26th to 28th June across 3 rinks in the area and will involve teams from France and beyond across a range of age groups. We have changed our focus up from Sparta this year to allow young players to visit different places and teams while doing so at a more affordable price.