Joeys Hockey for Under 6 boys and girls is an ideal place to learn about hockey.
Hockey is a team sport which offers many benefits for children.
It’s a fun way to be active and learn skills, improve co-ordination and meet new friends. And it might be the start of a lifelong love affair with hockey. It might even be the first experience for a future Aussie hockey player – a Hockeyroo or a Kookaburra.
The Joeys hockey program is for boys and girls turning 4, 5 and 6. The program doesn’t include matches, but provides a way to learn the skills and strategies of hockey with small games and fun drills. Parental involvement is encouraged, and parents are often used as assistants in the games.
Hockey for Under 6 players is a good way to learn the skills without the structured rules of an official match. This provides a good foundation for future hockey participation, when players can progress to the next age group (Under 8) and play matches against other teams.
Equipment and Uniform
Hockey sticks are available for loan, or players may purchase their own equipment through the Club. Each player is issued with a tee-shirt so uniform is not required. Comfortable clothing suitable for running around in should be worn.
Under 6 Joeys Hockey players
Children are welcome to come and try it out before making a commitment to join. If they enjoy it, then they can register and pay the appropriate fees.
Hockey is fun for all ages.
Newtown City Hockey Club offers a ‘Joeys’ program for boys and girls turning 4, 5 and 6 years old. The program is aimed at children who like playing around with a hockey stick and ball but are a bit young to concentrate on an organised match and strict rules.
It’s a great way for children to learn the basic skills of hockey, with a focus on fun and small games, without organised matches. The program has proven to be a great preparation for future participation in a Minkey (mini-Hockey) team.
The program is conducted at Lloyd Reserve from 10 to 10.30 am each Saturday, from April to August.
Players should wear comfortable clothing and shoes to run in. Hockey sticks are available for loan initially. Players may choose to purchase their own equipment with packages available which include a hockey stick, ball and shinguards.
Uniform is not required. Each player will be given a tee-shirt to wear, and this is included in the fees charged.
Registration for this program provides cover for Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance.
Hockey for Young Children
The Joeys program of hockey is aimed at boys and girls turning 4, 5 and 6 this year. The program provides mini-games and skills learning practices but does not involve organised matches.
It is always exciting to see how quickly these young children learn the skills and strategies of hockey, and many can progress to playing in a Minkey team the following year.
The season for the Joeys, Minkey and U11 teams finishes on Saturday August 24, and what a great season it has been for the 65 players involved in these age groups. And it’s always a pleasure to see the support our players receive from their parents – and even grandparents.
The end of season breakup and presentations will also be held on that day, August 24, at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown. All players and their parents, families and grandparents are invited to attend and join in the celebration of the season and the achievements of the players.
Senior players are invited to attend too – come and see the fantastic depth that the Club has and the players who are the future stars of the Newtown City Hockey Club.
The function begins at 12.30 pm with BBQ Lunch and salad, fruit platters with cake/ desssert to share.
Presentations will begin at 1.15 pm. Each player will receive a team photo and a medallion. Games badges will be presented to those who have reached milestones of 25, 50 or 75 games with the Newtown City Hockey Club. Trophies for Best Team Player and Most Improved or Most Consistent Player will be presented for U11 teams.
Cost is $6 for adults, juniors 5 to 17 $3. Drinks will be available at the Kiosk.
Payment to Kiosk preferred by August 17.
RSVP by Saturday August 17 to the Kiosk at Lloyd Reserve
Or to Claire Barnes, 0417 015130, Fax 5241 3477, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Chris Stuart, 0409 428129 or email email@example.com
What’s a Joey? A baby kangaroo? Or a 4 or 5 year old hockey player?
Newtown Hockey Club offers a ‘Joeys’ program for 4 and 5 year old boys and girls who like playing around with a hockey stick and ball but are a bit young to concentrate on an organised match and strict rules.
The program is a great way to teach children the basic skills of the game, with a focus on fun and small games, and has proven to be a great pre-cursor to future participation in a Minkey (mini-Hockey) team.
The program is conducted at Lloyd Reserve from 10 to 10.30 am each Saturday, commencing April 20, concluding at the end of August.
Enquiries: Claire Barnes, ph 0417 015130, email firstname.lastname@example.org