From Joan Rixson – Acting Team Manager, John’s Trophy:  Have you ever considered putting your name forward for a trial for the John’s Trophy squad? There is no bar on age and you do not have to be a badged player. Trials and matches are held at weekends so working ladies and students can apply. Obviously we look for a good standard of playing ability but we also look for commitment, competitiveness and being a team player. Your club secretary should have the application forms but if you have problems obtaining one or would like more details on what is involved please contact the John’s secretary, Nancy Winsborough by email: There is no need to wait till the New Year to send in your application. So why not do it now before you forget?