Newtown Hockey Club is again assisting the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and the Geelong community by providing cleaning services for the Festival of Sails in January.
The Festival of Sails is the oldest race in Victoria, having first been held in 1844. It will be conducted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on the Australia Day weekend, January 26 to 28. The event is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. More than 300 yachts and 3,000 competitors participate in the race each year. The event is one of the major highlights for the Geelong community each year. It attracts many visitors and spectators to enjoy the activities, both on and off the water.
The event is the major fundraising venture for the Newtown Hockey Club each year, and this will be the 21st year in which the Club has participated in this event.
With this event, Newtown Hockey Club has the opportunity to raise additional funds, without adding further to members’ costs. Newtown Hockey Club is contracted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club to keep the Yacht Club area clean and tidy during the Festival. In return, the Club receives reimbursement for the time and labour contributed by our members.
The work is not difficult. It includes clearing tables, picking up rubbish, and emptying rubbish bins.
Our work is much appreciated by the yachting community and those who attend the Festival activities. Our volunteers regularly receive positive comments about our contribution from those in attendance. Our participation also provides another means of letting the Geelong community know of the existence of the Newtown Hockey Club.
The Club is seeking volunteers to help with this event. Family, friends and any helpers over the age of 15 are welcome.
Funds raised from events such as this are set aside by the Newtown Hockey Club for the benefit of members and for the future development of facilities. Future development of facilities could include improvements to playing surfaces at Lloyd Reserve (Windsor Road field or a synthetic surface pitch), or improvements to the Claire and Alan Barnes Pavilion at Lloyd Reserve.
If you have some time we would really appreciate your help. The roster is set out in 3 hour shifts, so please have a look and see if you may be available.
Check the roster and add your name here …………
Hockey registration for the 2019 winter season is now open.
Newtown City Hockey Club invites current, past and future members to join us for another fantastic year of hockey. As the largest hockey club in Victoria outside the Melbourne Metropolitan area, we offer a wide range of opportunities for people to play hockey.
All registrations should be submitted by February 24. Early registration will allow us to enter appropriate teams for the 2019 season.
New Members Welcome
Anyone who would like to play hockey is welcome – regardless of age, experience or skill level. Anyone who registers will be given a place in a team. New members are welcome at any time. Come and see what the Newtown Hockey Club offers and try us out.
Beginner hockey players are welcome. Boys and girls aged 5 to 12 are welcome to join our Hook In 2 Hockey programme, without commitment. Adult beginners are invited to try our Saturday Social programme, providing a relaxed fun way to try hockey.
Completing Your Registration
You can complete your hockey Registration online at home, or come along to our Registration Day and we will help you get it all done. Registration Day is the opportunity to try on and purchase uniform and equipment, and pay some or all of your fees.
Bring your stick to have a hit, and meet some prospective team mates. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a hockey stick – we can loan you one.
We would love to discover a future hockey star, who might one day be part of the Australian Hockeyroos or the Kookaburras teams.
If you need help to complete your registration, just let us know. Contact Claire Barnes, ph 0417 015130 or email us.