Unfortunately, the return to Stage 3 restrictions for Geelong and regional Victoria means that the 2020 Geelong Hockey Association winter hockey season cannot continue.
The Geelong Hockey Association have advised that all matches and training have been cancelled effective immediately.
Thanks to all those members who have supported the Newtown City Hockey Club in this unusual season, as players, coaches, team managers, umpires, supporters and families. We appreciate the efforts of the 250 members who have participated during the 2019/2020 summer and winter seasons. We are glad to have welcomed 30 new members to the club, and hope that having had a taste of hockey, you will continue to be involved in the Club for many years to come.
For members who live within 5 km of Lloyd Reserve, feel free to gather your family and have a hit occasionally. Even though training and games last week were cancelled, there were a number of family groups using the facility to get some activity.
We hope that we may be able to get back to playing hockey for the 2020/ 2021 summer hockey season. The summer season usually runs from mid-October to the end of February, with breaks for Christmas, so we will keep our fingers crossed that the COVID-19 situation improves significantly.
Stay Safe, Healthy and Active
Please take care of yourself and your friends and family. Take all the recommended COVID precautions, eat healthy, keep active and take time to care for yourself and your mental well being.
Check these tips from DHHS on staying healthy during COVID-19.
2020 Membership Fees
Hockey Victoria will be in touch with members who have paid Hockey Victoria/ Hockey Australia fees for 2020. It is likely that these will be recorded as a credit for future participation, but confirmation of this will have to come from Hockey Victoria.
Refunds are available to members who have paid NCHC fees to participate in a team for the 2020 winter hockey season. Alternatively, you may wish to have this recorded as a credit for future participation. Please contact the Treasurer, Peta Hanley, to let her know your preference. If you wish to claim a refund, please provide your bank details to Peta.
The Committee will review the costs encountered so far this year for training and matches, and determine the appropriate refunds to be allocated. Please bear with us while we make these calculations.