COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club committee has decided to cancel hockey training for all junior and senior teams until April 15.

The decision will be reviewed again closer to this date. Unless otherwise advised, training will recommence on:

  • Wednesday April 15 – Under 10
  • Thursday April 16 – Under 12, Under 14, Under 17, Senior men and women

Check Teamstuff for details of times and venues, and any further changes.

It is likely that the season start will be delayed for at least 2 weeks, with a possible start on May 2. There may be some alterations to game times to create greater distance between the end of one game and the start of the next.

The club requests that members follow the conditions set down in the Geelong Hockey Association statement released on March 17.
Further information is also expected to be released by Hockey Victoria soon.

Stick2Hockey and Hookin2Hockey

The Stick2Hockey and Hookin2Hockey programs will continue at Lloyd Reserve as follows:

Enquiries: Claire Barnes, 0417 015130 or email 

Play Hockey With Us

Play Hockey With A Family Friendly Club

Newtown City Hockey Club is the largest hockey club in Victoria outside the Melbourne Metropolitan area. With over 350 members and 16 teams during summer and winter seasons, the Club offers the opportunity for people to play hockey at whatever level they choose.

New Members Are Welcome

The Club welcomes players of any age, and any level of skill or experience.  New members are welcome at any time of the year, as there are teams playing in both winter and summer seasons.

Winter season games are April to September, and the summer season is October to February. The winter season is the main competition, with the most participants. The summer season provides a more social environment, and this makes the summer season a good place to try the game out.

Getting Started

If you are new to hockey, or haven’t played for a while, you could start with one of these options:

  • Hookin2Hockey – a Come and Try program for boys and girls aged 5 to 12.
  • Kookas Midweek hockey – a less structured program for boys and girls aged 5 to 12.
  • Saturday Social hockey – a fun opportunity for boys, girls, men and women to play hockey, There is no commitment to be there every week. It’s a great way for families to play together. This program is run only during the winter season.
  • Summer hockey programs – includes Mixed Masters (over 35) and Friday Family competitions – both good places for less experienced adults to play hockey.
  • Join a team training session –  join one of the regular training sessions for the various teams.

New members are welcome to try one of these first, before deciding whether to join the Club.

Teams and Competitions

If you have decided that you would like to join the Club, we have teams for boys and girls from 3 to 16 (turning 17) and teams for senior men and women.

More details here …..

Fees, Charges and Registration

Costs to play include Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia membership fees, and Club fees to play in a team or a program. All players who register will be included in a team.

Register online at home or come along to Registration Day on February 24.

Check the details here ……

Uniform and Equipment

Equipment is available for loan to participants in the Hookin2Hockey program. Junior equipment packs are available for sale through the club.

Uniform is required for teams competing in the Hockey Geelong competition, but is not required for U6 Joeys, Kookas and Saturday Social players.

Uniform and equipment information can be found here…..

Training

Team training for the winter season is conducted at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown for the U8 and U10 teams, or at Stead Park, Corio for the U12, U14, U17 and senior men and women. All players are encouraged to attend regularly. Training is not conducted during the summer season.

Enquiries:

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Life Membership Awarded

Congratulations to David Wyld, who is the newest addition to the list of Life Members of the Newtown City Hockey Club. The members at the Annual General Meeting approved the award, and we offer sincere thanks to David for his commitment and service to the Club.

The Rules of Association of the Newtown City Hockey Club state that Life Membership may be awarded in recognition of long term outstanding service, and David certainly qualifies for this criteria.

David joined the Newtown City Hockey Club in 2001 as a young senior player. In 2003, David took on the role of Secretary for the Club, and remained in that role for 3 years, a fantastic contribution considering his relatively short membership of the Club at that point. Since that time, David has regularly taken on a variety of roles within the Club, acting as Junior and Senior Team Coach, Team Manager, Umpire, Website Co-ordinator.

David has also gone on to play 375 games for the Club and currently holds the record for the most number of male games played.

David has always been an enthusiastic and willing contributor to the Club’s activities, regardless of whether or not he has an official role. David received a Gold Merit Award in 2014, and it is very appropriate to recognise his commitment and service to the Club with a Life Membership.

We chatted to David this week about his time at the Club, and asked him to tell us a little more about his participation with the Club.

1.  How did you come to join NCHC initially?
I came relatively late to hockey having played tennis at a junior level and was introduced to the world of field hockey as part of the year 10 phys ed program at high school.  Peter Cannon who was our school chaplain was also a member of Newtown Hockey Club and recommended that if I was interested in playing, Newtown was a great place to start.  He suggested that I come out and play a few games during the summer season, but back when I started, summer wasn’t as casual as it is now and I can remember being completely intimidated by the speed and skill of the players out on the field.  After that I was hooked, even though my parents didn’t actively support me playing, there were a number of members in the club that helped me get started.  Chief among them was Rob Lane who every week would drive into the city to pick me up and take me out to our games at Stead Park (this definitely beat a 45min bike ride before and after playing).

2.  What are some of the highlights/ things you have enjoyed about being a member of the Club?
The obvious highlight of being a member of NCHC has been the life long friendships that I’ve made.  Wine and trivia nights have been highlights, also having opportunities to coach junior as well as senior men’s and women’s teams over the years has been great fun.

3.  What aspects of hockey keep you interested and participating?
One of the things that I’ve always loved about hockey is that even when I make a mistake, I can typically double my efforts and make up for it.  As far as the drive to continue participating, hockey is a great way to stay fit and having a regular excuse to catch up with old (yes you’re old Andrew) and new friends is a bonus.

4.  Is there anything you would like to see happen for NCHC in the future?

I’d like to see NCHC continue to have a family and junior development focus.  I’ve had one daughter grow up through the club and is now playing seniors and am about to start that journey again with my other daughter who’s just starting Joeys this year.  I see it being critically important not just for NCHC’s future, but the future of the sport, that clubs like ours continue to promote the life long benefits and enjoyment that hockey provides.  I’ve spent the past 20+ years playing hockey, loving it now more than ever and look forward to many more years with Newtown City Hockey Club.

Thanks David, and all those members along the way who have helped to ensure an enjoyable and welcoming environment. We look forward to the continuation of  your enthusiasm for hockey and for the Newtown Hockey Club for many more years.

 

 

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Life Membership to David Wyld – a well deserved award.

 

 

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Members are invited to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Newtown City Hockey, at 7.30 pm on Thursday November 22, at Stead Park, Corio.

Share the triumphs and highlights of the year, and give us your comments and suggestions to make 2019 even better.

Why would you want to attend?

  • Find out about the Club’s activities during 2018.
  • Receive a copy of the 2018 Annual Report and Financial Report.
  • Help start planning for a fantastic season in 2019.
  • Initiate discussion of any issues or problems within the Club
  • Enjoy a delicious supper and a chat with fellow members.

Members are invited to volunteer for a role within the Club or a committee position for 2019, but your attendance at the meeting will not place you under any obligation.
View the agenda here or nominate for a position on the Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or Committee member).
If you are unable to attend, please submit a proxy form prior to the meeting.

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a General Meeting, which will include discussion about the items raised in the Member Satisfaction Survey. All comments and suggestions from members will be greatly appreciated.

Just One Thing
With the release of the G21 Regional Hockey Strategy, there are big things and important actions on the horizon for Newtown City Hockey Club.
You are invited to participate in our “Just One Thing” campaign for 2019.

We want to develop our sport and our club for the benefit and enjoyment of current members, and that of future participants. There are many “things” which need to be done to achieve sustainable development and long term stability. With a large club such as ours (currently 340 members), we cannot expect these things to be done by just a few people.

We would be grateful if every family would nominate to do “just one thing” throughout the year. Your participation will make a significant contribution to our  club’s success, both on and off the field. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other people and other members of the club.

Here is the list of “Things” that we would appreciate your assistance with. Please  tick just one “thing” (or more if you wish)​, and we will be in contact with you regarding your participation.

HAVAL Motors Special Offer

Special Offer From HAVAL Motors Australia

Thanks to Bill Soo and his team for organising test drives of the HAVAL vehicles at the Season Launch.
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The company is offering a special discount for Hockey Victoria members (not available to anyone else in the market) – up to an extra $1000 over and above the best negotiated Deal on all new HAVAL SUVs.