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Summer Hockey Season

The summer hockey season for 2018/ 2019 will run from October 15 to February 22, with a break over the Christmas/ January period. The competitions are half-field with 7 players per team. Ages for summer hockey teams are taken at January 1, 2018.

We offer the following teams for summer hockey competitions:

Monday

  • Under 10 – Geelong College, Claremont Ave, Newtown, 5.45 to 7.30 pm

Tuesday

  • U12 – Stead Park, usually 5.30 p.m.
  • U14 – Stead Park, usually 6.30 p.m.
  • U17 – Stead Park, usually 7.30 pm

Wednesday

  • Under 6 – Lloyd Reserve, Newtown, 4.30 to 5 pm
  • Under 8 – Geelong College, Claremont  Ave, Newtown, 6 to 7 pm.
  • Mixed senior (men and women) – Stead Park, 6.30 to 9.30 pm. Minimum age 14 years.

Thursday

  • Mixed Masters – Stead Park, 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Minimum age 35 years.

Friday

  • Kookas Junior – 4.30 to 5.30 pm at Lloyd Reserve, for boys and girls aged 5 to 12
  • Mixed Family – Stead Park, 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Teams include both junior and senior players. This competition is ideal for beginner adults or those who are returning to play after some time away from the game. Minimum age 10 years.

Saturday

  • Saturday Social games will continue at Lloyd Reserve, 1.00 pm each Saturday until September 29. An ideal opportunity for a fun game with all ages and all skill levels welcome.

Fees are:

  • U6 – $10
  • U8/ U10 –  $60
  • U12/U14/U17 – $70
  • Senior Mixed Wednesday – $90
  • Friday Family competition – $90
  • Mixed Masters – $90

Hockey Victoria Membership

If you have registered and paid your Hockey Victoria membership during the 2018 winter season, there is no need to pay this again until January 1, 2019.  At January 1, 2019, each player will need to pay the Hockey Victoria fee, which will provide registration and insurance cover for the next twelve months, until December 31, 2019. This fee must be paid before playing in any match.

The Hockey Victoria membership fees for 2018 are:

  • U10 at January 1, 2018 – $43
  • Youth (aged 10 to 17 at January 1, 2018) – $65
  • Adult (aged 18 or over at January 1, 2018) – $90

If you haven’t played during the winter season and paid the Hockey Victoria fee above, you will need to purchase a Hockey Victoria Off-season membership before playing. This fee will be available on our registration page in late September. The fee is:

  • U10 at January 1, 2018 – $15
  • Youth (aged 10 to 17 at January 1, 2018) – $20
  • Adult (aged 18 or over at January 1, 2018) – $25

Training  

No training is conducted over the summer season, but coaching is available through the team coaches.

Enquiries    Contact Claire Barnes 0417 015130, if you have any problems or questions

     

    Payment of summer hockey fees

    All summer hockey fees should be paid by October 30, 2018.

    Payment of fees may be made direct to the Club bank account (see information below) but the preferred option is payment via Onesport at the time of registration.

    Summer hockey fees 2018_2019

     

Hockey Season 2019 – May 18 & 19

Round 4 of this hockey season saw some very summery weather, which meant hard work maintaining the pace for many teams, but the continued effort was fantastic.

Highlight of the week this week was the first win for this hockey season for the U12 Spirit team. After a couple of tough matches, the team still came out and gave it everything they had.

Under 8 Mixed

Newtown Rebels vs Golden Plains

Newtown Rebels played Golden Plains on Saturday. We were a couple of players short and were very lucky to have Paige fill in for the team and she played really well. In the first half, she made a couple of great passes and was in great position, and Manny scored two goals with great focus on the play. Isaac, one of our youngest players, showed great commitment in chasing and defending.

In the second half, Albie made some really good tackles, and Lenny scored a goal. Paige continued to show her skills, made a good tackle and a nice dribble. Newtown Rebels are really showing some good team work, and listening to Claire’s instructions to spread out to make space for passes. Well played everyone! Thanks to Lenny and Manny for each playing a half for Golden Plains, continuing the great sportsmanship shown by this team.

Paige was the deserving winner of the Subway award for the game.

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia

This week Newtown Strikers faced up against Kardinia and they managed to keep Kardinia scoreless, whilst scoring many goals themselves.  The standout feature in the first half was the good calling and great passing up the wings and into attack by Strikers, leading to several shots at goal.  Other great things to see were the tackles made by Lucy, and Josien cutting off a pass from defence and being rewarded with a goal.

Strikers didn’t slow down in the second half, with lots of running from the whole team.  Audrey scored a goal after great passing play by the team.  Josien also made a great tackle on the goal line and pushed the ball into the goals, and Charlie ran hard into goal for a successful deflection.

Coach Maggie was very happy with the team, especially with their passing.  This week’s awards Subway and Best Team Player Awards went to Audrey and Charlie.

Newtown Spirit – Bye

Under 10 Mixed

Newtown Strikers v Geelong College 5-0

Strikers lined up for their 4th round match against Geelong College who were playing their first game of this hockey season. From the first push back Strikers were dominating play and field position. To Geelong College’s credit, they defended valiantly with several on the line saves to deny the Strikers attack. Strikers continued to build on last week’s performance using width and depth which was rewarded with a goal before half time.

The second half saw more improvement with terrific ball movement and positional play allowing great passing sequences netting a further 4 goals. Harrison played a great game with fantastic enthusiasm and Zac used his elite hitting skills to break open the game to allow teammates space to attack behind defensive lines.
Goal scorers Zac (3) and Will B (2). Subway and Best Team Player Awards to Zac and Harrison

Newtown Spirit vs GBS Black 5-1

Newtown Spirit got off to a flying start this week with a great run from Michael straight off the opening whistle. The first half continued at pace with some great passing from Spirit and amazing team work. It was great to see everyone working hard to find space and get the ball outside of the congested centre of the pitch. Spirit kept up the pressure right through the first half and a goal from Matilda saw them take the lead.

After lots of running in the first half in the warm conditions, the second half was a bit slower but the great passing continued and the Spirit defence played well together to keep the opposition at bay. Three goals from George and another from Matilda saw Spirit take home the win.

Under 12 Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Rebels 1-1

The kids all came together well again this week. We started with only 9 on the field, but luckily Rebels were very kind and loaned us Brayden, bringing the numbers up to be 10 on 10. All the kids continued to run hard this week, and spreading around the field, back to the form that got us the win in week 2.

With people away, Amber dropped back in defence, and did a great job with Thamindu keeping a solid back line defence, both teaming up well with Mai to stop many forward thrusts and spread the ball wide out of defence. Isabel, Scarlett and Sam provided plenty of run out of the back line, with Charlie dropping back to help when the heat was on. Chloe and Brayden provided great link play, running the lines, and helping to bring the ball up the field, linking in with Kye to get the ball into dangerous positions in the forward line, where Sam, Charlie and Brayden all got shots on goal. At half time the kids came in looking exhausted, with the scores reflecting the game at 0-0.

It was very pleasing to see the kids keep running in the second half, especially the midfield, who had done plenty of two way running in the first half. After fighting hard in defence, the kids were a little unlucky with a rebound, and Rebels got on the scoreboard.

Strikers didn’t drop their heads and kept pushing hard. Some good composed play through the middle saw us again pushing forward, getting a couple of short corners, and we were very close to scoring, with the ball at one stage bouncing off the post. Strikers kept running hard, some great change of direction with her running saw Isabel run the ball out of defence, and put the ball into the middle, linking up with Sam, and Brayden, again pushing us forward. Some good work in the D saw a pass get to Charlie, who got a shot through the defence, and we had levelled the scoreboard. The kids kept running hard and looked dangerous right up to the final whistle. In the end a fitting final score of 1-1.

Newtown Rebels vs Newtown Strikers 1-1

Rebels had a fast, furious and high-quality game against Strikers this weekend. The final result of 1:1 was indicative of the closeness of the two teams.

The first half was a tight affair with a lot of hard running to defend the fast breaks from the Strikers. Our defenders worked very hard to keep Strikers at bay, with Isla showing some fancy footwork as the goalie to keep one good opportunity out.  Our attacks on goal were well constructed with Rebels moving the ball well to the top of the D. Rach reminded the team to make sure they keep running deep into the D to create pressure on the defenders and get rebound opportunities.

The second half was a similarly fast paced affair, with Perri breaking the deadlock to score, the result of a good team effort to force the ball forward.

Elliot was voted as the MVP in this game for her positioning as a deep full back, often clearing the ball away from goal whilst under pressure. A great game of Hockey played in tremendous spirit.

Newtown Spirit vs Golden Plains 3-1

Both teams were evenly matched during the game and with both teams without a GK there was plenty of pressure on defenders. Golden Plains scored the first goal after a number of skilled attacks vs Newtown. Leo, Ruben and Charlotte were brilliant in defence and kept intercepting Golden Plains’ passes, assisting a great team effort seeing Hamish score our first goal for the season and his personally – what a goal! Ruben, who did not want to play as GK in goalie gear ended up being a goal keeper saving many Golden Plains chances.

Spirit had many contributors on the day with Grace F, Emma, Emme, Sam and Bella getting into good positions on the field as it is important we go into attack out wide to the wings. Emma R showed great stick skill with a number of forward runs and scored our second goal to go 2-1 up at half time (thanks for filling in Emma).

The 2nd half was very exciting as Golden Plains had double figures in Penalty Corners to ours NIL and Spirit defence continued to deny them off the post, last second deflections or out wide so it was certainly our day. Nate had a great game as Captain and led the way on PC defence too. ‘Sticks on the ground’ was a popular call from the bench and defence turned to attack on many occasions and one with Grace M scoring our 3rd goal which was awesome for the team. Well done team.

Under 14 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia White 1-5

Spirit had a tough match against Kardinia who piled on the pressure from the opening whistle. Our defenders held up well until around midway through the half when Kardinia finally broke through and scored. Spirit hit back with some excellent passing out wide and great teamwork through Amber, Grace and Claudia to give us our first real scoring opportunity. Matilda finished off the good work to even the score at 1 all. Kardinia replied with 2 goals in quick succession and put Spirit firmly on the back foot.

Mitchell, Adam & Thomas had their work cut out in defense under huge pressure and playing out of their usual positions. Mai, under siege from the Kardinia forwards, made a great save when the ball came in hot from a short corner.

At the half time break with the score at 1-3, coach Darren stressed the need for our defenders to force the ball out wide to avoid giving the Kardinia forwards an easy angle at the goals.

Our defense was kept under pressure in the second half with most of the play on the sad side of the centre. Izzy and Claudia teamed up well on the wing with Izzy at times displaying skillful ball control to keep possession. Kardinia scored 2 further goals and took a well-deserved 5-1 win. Well done Spirit for a valiant effort.

Thanks to Claudia for filling in this week with 3 of our players away at the Junior Country Championships. Thanks also to Deanne for stepping in as team manager (and providing me with scant detail and dubious ‘factual’ information on which to base this report).

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia Blue 0-4

Strikers came up against the in form Kardinia Blue team on Saturday. Despite a number of great saves from goalkeeper Ollie, Kardinia set up some good play and managed to score. Tom and Max were relentless in defence and Oskar was persistent in chasing down the ball and applying pressure. Kate played a focussed, consistent game and some terrific passes and great running with the ball gave Strikers a few chances to score but Kardinia’s defence was too strong.

Under 17 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Newtown Strikers 6-0

What an exciting game playing our other Newtown Team for our last sunny autumn day. Both sides were down on players but still managed to play a fierce game.  Spirit stood their ground early against determined Strikers and at times pushed deep into attack to prevent Strikers in gaining any goals. Spirit worked tirelessly across the midfield giving several players control to gain our brilliant first goal 15 minutes into the game by Tom from the half circle.  Then slowly but surely Spirit gained the upper hand controlling the ball to gain yet another goal straight after by Tom then later another excellent goal by Harri. New player Mason managed to show some talent to support the Spirit Team before leaving at half time, where the score was 3-0.

Spirit manage to dominate in the second half and were too strong for Strikers, where there was vigorous contest for the ball. Harley and Max gained lots of possessions to support Tom and Ethan on several occasions, along with Mitchell’s sheer determination.  Bailey claimed some great defending skills along with Angus, and Caleb to prevent Strikers from achieving any goals.  Spirit managed to earn a number of short corners to give scoring opportunities and brilliant goals each to Harri, Ethan and Tom, which gave us our final score.

Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Spirit 0-6

Newtown Strikers played Newtown Spirit on Sunday in a friendly though competitive game. Strikers faced a strong opposition who were able to score well through some very good passing sequences and individual play. There were however, many positives to be taken from the game. Our fullbacks played up to put pressure on the opposition and support our attacking play. We were also a player down for the first half which tested the team physically and all players put in and ran hard. Thanks to Mason for swapping teams and playing for us in the second half. Spirit scored 3 goals in the first half and another 3 in the second half to win the game 6:0 at the final whistle.

Division 1 Women

Newtown Falcons vs Saints 1-3

Falcons lined up for the second time this season to play Saints with a similar line up to the first game.  In the first go around Falcons met defeat with a 0-4 result, played a full roster allowing for some rest and struggled to get past the goalkeeper.  By start of game, with two double ups, Claire and Georgie, from Division Two, Falcons had 11 Warriors determined to do their best and they did not disappoint.   With the only rest relief to come by swapping for a time with a teammate, each and every Falcon played with grit and dogged determination.  The game was well contested with a lot of mid zone play, when Saints would get into the Falcons defensive zone the ladies created a strong defense with forwards and mids helping back, with very few penalty corners allowed and none that resulted in a goal against.

Of the three goals Saints got it was from field play and usually a result of transition that occurred in the attacking zone with players pushed up the field and where  Saints, upon gaining possession released the ball quickly up field.  While we did a good job of making the first stop and kill the play, Saints’ quick use of ball eventually caught us with numerical disadvantage in our defensive 25.  With similar resolve showed in the final 12 minutes of the Torquay game, Falcons once again mustered energy and focus to open the field up and score one to break the goose egg on our side of the score board.  With still time to get more scores on the board, Falcons did apply pressure but couldn’t add to the tally.  What a terrific team effort, with everyone leaving it all on the field.  Congrats to Astrid, Charley, Claire, Emily, Emma, Georgie, Hailey, Maggie, Siobhan, Xanthia, and Deb on a fantastic game.

Division 2 Men

Newtown Spirit vs Golden Plains 7-0

Continuing the run of form that Spirit have been having, we were able to apply pressure throughout the game, creating a large number of scoring opportunities and forcing mistakes from the opposition which we were able to capitalise on.

We’ve got some tough games coming up which will be a chance to gauge where we are within the competition, regardless of the opposition we’ll give it our best.

Newtown Strikers vs Geelong Blue 0-2

A very warm 25 degree day for late autumn proved to be challenging for Strikers.  Geelong scored early in the game from a corner but we were confident that we could claw it back with 2 on the bench and Geelong having no bench in the heat.  We controlled the general play better than Geelong and had many entries into our offensive D than they did.  However we just could not seem to get through Geelong’s last line of defence.

Geelong managed to put another ball in the net in the second half.  We continued to penetrate up forward and had much more offensive play than Geelong in the second half but unfortunately remained scoreless.  We will be hungry for a rematch later in the year.

Division 2 Women

Newtown Spirit vs Torquay 2-2

Buoyed up by a win in the previous round, Newtown Spirit came out with enthusiasm and purpose. Better use of the wings and square passing allowed Claudia, Isabel and Deb to find space to move into attack, with confident approaches to the ball and pressure on the opposition. Great defence by Bron and Kylie at full back, with Lauren, Andie and Beth meeting the younger opposition early, and making effective passes to team mates.

Newtown scored the first goal, with Georgie showing great determination and good vision, and with Deanne and Katie in good position leading to receive and use team mates in supporting positions.

Torquay rebounded and continued to attack, with lots of play making it to our defensive zone, but slightly misdirected passes did not allow them to capitalise on all their opportunities. They were successful in putting two in the net, but Spirit redoubled their efforts and continued to push forward. With only a few minutes to go, and facing an upcoming operation, Kylie gave it her ‘all or nothing’ effort, and moved into the forward zone to score the equalising goal with less than 1 minute remaining on the clock. A fantastic effort by all with some excellent team play and maximum effort.

Saturday Social

The warm weather also meant it was a lovely day to play some Saturday Social hockey, with having fun being the main aim.

Welcome to Fletcher who joined us for his first game. Great work from Luke, Atticus, Heston, Kate and Claire who worked well together to move the ball into attack. Not to be outdone, the skills and strategy shown by Brett, Audrey, Charlotte, Fletcher and Maryanne were a match and there were many forays into the scoring area at both ends of the field.

Summer Hockey Roundup – December 1

The summer hockey season is heading for the Christmas break, and it’s great to see the teamwork and the skills improving each week.

Under 10 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia 6-2. A great game from Newtown Spirit, with the second half showing the benefit of great passing in the goal circle by Archer, Nate and Hugh. Excellent midfield play by Ruben, Pollyanna and Annabel. Sam’s sprint from the interchange bench to defend the goal, and subsequent saves on the goal line were a highlight.

Newtown Strikers Bye

Under 12 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Newtown Strikers 5-5. A very even game with both teams showing fantastic focus on the play and great interceptions. Excellent positioning and ball control by Thamindu, Amber and Charlie resulted in some lovely passes and created many attacks. Great work by Charlotte making concerted efforts to get the ball.

Under 14 Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Bellarine 7-6. An excellent game by Strikers, with the second half teamwork and passing to space a highlight. Great running by Mitchell, Harry and Oliver, with Kenna and Harriet showing great awareness of their team mates and space to make effective passes. Matilda, Bella and Paige all showed great determination and perseverance, and great teamwork.

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia White 2-5

Under 17 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Geelong College 9-12

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia 7-14

Senior Mixed

Waaah Spaced vs Grammar 17-2

Newtown Spirit vs Roped In – 3-10

Newtown Strikers vs Saints 2-18

Flame On vs Slip Slop Slap – 15-5, and a very fun match!

Masters Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Spirit 8-5. A very enjoyable game, with ‘give it your all’ efforts from Danny and Chris, well backed up by Zen and Ashley. Great skills by Ian to weave through the crowded path to goal. Excellent work for Strikers by Will, Kellie and Justin with Don solid in defence. Rohan showed great skills, controlling the ball well and making great position. Claire S found some lovely position, both in defence and attack.

Friday Family

Supersonics vs Bellarine 7-8. Excellent positioning and perseverance by Grace and Kirsty, well backed up by Corey and Germaine.

Rockets vs Wombles 4-5. Fantastic running and calling by Will, Noah, Harry and Ollie led to some great passes and plenty of attack. Great defence by Tracey kept out lots of goals.

Kookas Junior

Excellent passing by Lily, with Olivia showing great awareness of the best option for her passes. Annabel was in great position to receive the ball. Great determination by Hugo and Will to get the ball.

 

Summer Hockey Roundup November 10

Summer Hockey is Great Fun.

One of the great things about summer hockey is the chance to play in the same team with friends and family. There is a more social focus, and there are no sheep stations up for grabs. This makes summer hockey a good time for new players to try the game out. It’s also a good opportunity for ex-players to return to the field and rediscover their skills and enjoyment of hockey. The smaller field and higher player density contributes to learning both skills and strategies which can be carried on to future participation.

This week’s summer hockey matches did not include any Junior games because of the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. There were some great efforts from our senior teams, with the Masters and Friday Family matches again providing great opportunities for new players.

Senior Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Grammar 8-4

Flame On vs Gators 15-5

Newtown Spirit vs The Jag Bags 7-6

Waaah Spaced vs Plainers 8-4

Masters Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Spirit 6-1. Great play by Rohan, Ian and Claire for Strikers, with Spirit well served by Chris, Marion and Stewart.

Friday Family

Supersonics vs Saints 5-0 (forfeit)

Rockets vs Bellarine 3-7. Excellent efforts from Will and Ollie, with Charlotte sneaking in a goal again. Great running the whole game by Noah.

New players are welcome to join our teams, with room for more players in the U17,  Kookas Junior and Masters Mixed teams.

 

Summer Hockey Roundup November 3

Summer Hockey Is All About Fun

The summer hockey season provides a great opportunity to keep active and have some fun with hockey. For new players or those returning to the game, it provides a relaxed way to learn or rediscover some skills. Play with friends and family, or make new friends.

Reminder: there is no hockey next week (November 5 & 6) for the junior teams due to the Melbourne Cup events.

More players wanted

More players are wanted for the U17 teams on Tuesday nights, plus Kookas on Friday, so if you are available, check the details and register here….

Beginners are welcome.

Supersonics are looking for some fill-in players next Friday as they will be playing an ‘Us vs Us’ game. White shirt and socks, maroon shorts.

Under 10 Mixed – Monday October 29

Newtown Spirit vs Newtown Strikers 8-1. Great effort by new players Archer and Hugh who both scored again for Spirit. Nice goal for Strikers by Jacob.

Under 12 Mixed – Tuesday October 30

 Newtown Strikers vs Golden Plains 10-7. Excellent use of the width of the field this week and some great passing.

Newtown Spirit vs Geelong Jaguars 3-5

U14 Mixed -Tuesday October 30

Newtown Spirit vs Geelong College 10-2. Lovely game by Amelia, with all players making great tackles and interceptions.

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia White 7-4

U17 Mixed – Tuesday October 30

Newtown Spirit vs Geelong College 2-8

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia 3-8

Senior Mixed – Wednesday October 31

Flame On vs Roped In 7-6

Newtown Strikers vs Bunny Bots 6-6

Waaah Spaced vs Newtown Spirit 8-4

Masters Mixed – Thursday November 1

Newtown Spirit vs Saints Black 12-4

Newtown Strikers vs Saints Red 6-4. Great debut game in Masters from Kellie, with Claire S frequently in perfect position on the wing.

Friday Family – Friday November 2

Rockets vs Not Fast Just Furious – received a forfeit but had a very enjoyable ‘Us vs Us’ game. Thanks to Darren, Harry and Peta for filling in. The contest between Noah and his dad Jason was very entertaining.

Supersonics vs Wombles 9-5. Great last line defence by Darren.

Kookas Junior Hockey – Friday November 2

Some excellent scanning and passing from Olivia and Annabel, and great calling  by Annabel.