Fourteen of the youngsters who are coached at the evening sessions held by the New Milton club at the Arnewood School recently gained their ETTA Junior Umpire Awards. The course was run by New Milton coach James Lewis and culminated in a short written and a practical test.

Some of the youngsters put their new found skills to the test as they umpired some of the matches at the club’s Annual Junior Tournament recently held at the school. Hopefully many of them will carry on and eventually gain their County Umpire certificates.

The junior coaching has been very successful this year with record attendances. We have a summer break now and coaching will begin again in September. Anybody interested in joining in the coaching should contact Julie Smillie on 01425 614784 (please see “Acknowledgments” below).


Proudly showing off their certificates are: Front Row from L-R: Ralph Roberts, Reece Young, Floyd Roberts, K Flaxman & Dane Major.

Back row: Kai Major, Campbell Golding & Sammy Thompson.

The other six awardees not included in the photo are Jonathan Carr, Ross Clark, Luke Goodall, Ben Smith, Thomas Trach & Lucy Craddock.


Thanks to James Lewis for running the course.

Thanks to Julie Smillie for the write-up.

Thanks to Andrew Daish for the photo.

About Malcolm Floyd FCMA, CGMA

Retired Accountant. Ardent Saints fan! New Milton TTC Treasurer and Press Secretary. Winner of the ETTA Press Officer of the Year 2009. BDTTA Results Secretary.

Posted on 01/05/2013, in 1. News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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