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The Army Men’s Hockey Team will play in the Indoor Inter Services at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre on Thu 17 Nov 11. There will be an afternoon training session on both Wed 9 Nov 11 and Tue 15 Nov 11.

The Army Men’s Hockey squad for the 2011/12 season is at Annex A to this instruction. A squad of twelve players will be selected from the eighteen highlighted. All players highlighted are required to attend the training session on 9 Nov so that final selections can be made.

All players are to confirm their availability to both the team Captian, Sgt Cattermole (07972583332) and the Army Men’s Assistant Coach, Sgt Masters (07970854767) at the earliest opportunity.

All players highlighted are to report at the Aldershot Garrison Sports centre no later than 1130 on 9 Nov. More detailed instructions for the 15 & 17 Nov will follow once the squad is confirmed.

The team manager will arrange accommodation for all players that require it. However players must ensure that they provide him with their service number and UIN as soon as possible. It is impossible to book accommodation without this information.

Every effort is to be made to ensure costs are the minimum necessary to meet the requirement, with transport being shared wherever possible. Expenditure from the Representational Sport Travel Budget (RSTB) is closely monitored by the Programme Budget Wing APC Glasgow, who will challenge expenditure as appropriate.

Own Vehicle/Public Transport.

The following rules must be applied:

  • (a) Travel by private motor vehicle is not permitted at public expense if, as a result, seats would be left empty in any officially provided transport.

  • (b) When rail travel is necessary, rail warrants/Service arranged tickets are to be used. Standard class travel only is permitted, regardless of rank.

  • (c) For bus or other public transport, actual costs may be claimed.

  • (d) When travel at public expense is authorised, MMA at PCR may be claimed together with the appropriate rate of passenger allowance for each eligible passenger. Spectators are not classed as eligible passengers.

MMA at PCR is claimed personally via i-expenses using drop down menus. For bus or other public transport, claim actuals via i-expenses using appropriate drop down menus. In all cases, claimants use their own unit UIN, but select Claimant Type ‘Representative Sport’. This will ensure the cost is charged to the RSTB.

Vehicle Hire.

(1) UK White Fleet Contract Hire. Units are to use Budget UIN A4029A and Purpose of Travel Code (POT) 16. They should also quote their own or bidders unit UIN on the FMT 1000.

(2) Overseas Car Hire. Bookings can be made via EBIS or the Hogg Robinson Travel Centre. More details can be found within the Defence Travel intranet site.

(3) Fuel. In all cases, vehicles are delivered with full fuel tanks and should therefore be returned full at the end of the hire. If a vehicle is not refuelled any fuel costs will be charged direct to unit budgets, and these can be very costly compared with MOD provided fuel. Thus MOD facilities should be used whenever possible. If this is not possible users are advised to refuel themselves and claim via i-expenses using their own unit UIN but selecting Claimant Type ‘Representative Sport’ from the drop down menu. Alternatively, a MOD Unit/Branch who is a frequent user of Short Term Hire may be able to supply a Fuel Agency Card.

Air Travel. Your local or Div HQ travel cell should make the booking utilising the new Defence Travel air booking system. From the drop down menu, units should use the bidders unit UIN, Service Code 8 and POT Code 16. Costs will default via the POT Code to the RSTB.

Ferry Travel. Warrants are to be used until the roll out of ferry travel into Defence Travel.

Part One Orders. Players are to ensure that their participation in the training and tournament is published on Unit Part One Orders.

Insurance. All Service hockey players are strongly encouraged to have Personal Accident insurance; details of the scheme provided by FORCES Financial, one of the Army Hockey Association sponsors, can be found below.

Captain Men’s Hockey Team.

Annex: A. Army Men’s Hockey Squad 2011/12.

Forces Financial