Summer Hockey Is Coming

The summer hockey season is getting closer and as the weather is starting to improve, we can look forward to some great fun without the cold and rain of winter. Summer hockey is a great way to have some fun in a less serious atmosphere, and a good opportunity to get your friends and family involved in this great game.

There are lots of programs available, so there is something for every one, regardless of the level of experience or skill.

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The summer hockey season for 2015/2016 will run from October 12 to February 26, with a break over the Christmas/ January period. The competitions are half-field with 7 players per team. Ages for all summer hockey teams are taken at January 1 of the current competition year.

Players may participate in the following teams/ competitions:

Monday

  • Under 11 – Geelong College, Claremont Ave, Newtown, 6 to 7 pm

Tuesday

  • U13/ U15/U17 – Stead Park, 5.30 – 8.30 p.m.

Wednesday

  • Under 8 (Minkey)  – Geelong College, Claremont  Ave, Newtown. 6 to 7 pm.
  • Mixed senior (men and women) – Stead Park, 6 to 9 pm. Minimum age 14 years.

Thursday

  • Mixed Masters – Stead Park, 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Minimum age 35 years.
  • U17 Girls only competition – Stead Park, 5.30 to 6.30 pm. For girls aged 13 to 16 at 1/1/15.

Friday

  • Hook In 2 Hockey – 4.30 to 5.30 pm at Lloyd Reserve, for beginner boys and girls aged 5 to 12
  • Mixed Family – Stead Park, 6 to 9 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 26. An ideal opportunity for a fun game with all ages and all skill levels welcome.

Fees are:

  • U8 –  $20
  • U11/ U13/U15/U17 – $60
  • Senior Wednesday – $80
  • Friday Family competition – $80
  • Masters – $80

Hockey Victoria Membership

If you have registered and paid your Hockey Victoria membership during the winter season ($35 for players aged < 18, or $45 for players aged > 18), there is no need to pay this again until the beginning of the next winter season.

If you have not paid a Hockey Victoria fee for this winter season, there will be a fee of $15 for seniors (aged over 18) or $10 for juniors (aged under 18) which will cover you for insurance and Hockey Victoria fees until the next winter season. This fee will appear on our registration page in late September.

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

 

If you would like to play in a summer hockey team, register here

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Payment of summer hockey fees

Mid-week Junior Hockey

Newtown Hockey Club is pleased to announce a new mid-week junior hockey program, and invites any interested players to join us.

 

This program will run during the traditional winter season, to provide an alternative game time for boys and girls who are committed to other sports or leisure activities on Saturday mornings.

Games will be played at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown, from 4.30 to 5.30 pm on Tuesdays. The program will run for 10 weeks, commencing on July 14, and finishing on September 15. The program is suitable for boys and girls aged 8 to 12.

Total cost of participation is $50 for the 10 week program, which includes:

The purchase of club uniform is optional. Each player will need to provide their own hockey stick, shinguards, and mouthguard. Equipment packages (stick, ball, shinguards) can also be purchased from the Club.

To confirm your interest, please register here for the Hockey Victoria registration and the Midweek Junior Program.

 

This is the second alternative program Newtown City Hockey Club is able to offer concurrently with the regular winter hockey season. The Saturday Social program offers a fun and commitment-free opportunity for individuals to play hockey, regardless of age, ability, or experience.

 

Celebrating Newtown Hockey Club

Newtown Hockey Club Day

May 30 was the day to celebrate the Newtown Hockey Club, and a good chance to support our fellow club members, with all our matches on the one day. The day began early with the U13 teams on the pitch, and the BBQ fired up. Thanks to all those who helped during the day, especially to Andrea and Dianne who were on duty until late in the day.

Thanks to the bakers in the Club (Marion, Ros, Tracey, Karen and Kylie) – the general opinion was that the cupcakes were absolutely delicious! The hoodies were popular – maybe because of the cold blustery day.

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Newtown hockey match

U17 Newtown Strikers vs Saints

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U8 and U11 players were able to join in the fun once their games at Lloyd Reserve had finished, and enjoyed running on with the U17 team at the start of their match.

 

 

The D1 Women Newtown Strikers match was cancelled so this gave us an opportunity to play a fun match between Newtown Strikers and the D2 Women Newtown Spirit ‘and the rest’ – a cast of thousands, with our junior members joining the Spirit team and showing off some great skills.

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Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Spirit

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Newtown Spirit – bolstered by our junior players

 

The U8 and U11 players also got a chance to play on the synthetic surface.

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Amelia even had a go at umpiring – despite the crutches! Our youngest members were there to enjoy the day too.

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Newtown Hockey Club Day

Celebrate the Maroon and White!

 

Come and join the fun on May 30, and celebrate the fantastic club we are all part of.

 

The sausages will be sizzling on the BBQ at Stead Park, and there will be some special treats and give aways too.  If you need new socks or uniform, bring your money and you can buy what you need.  Or pick up a Newtown coffee mug and a hoodie for those cold days on the sideline.

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Pick up your SportsPass card too. All players who have registered with Hockey Victoria will receive a SportsPass Card as part of their registration entitlement. Once you have activated your card, you will be able to receive great deals and discount offers from over 140 brands. And every time you use your card, you are helping to raise funds for the Newtown Hockey Club.  Check out how this works on our Fundraising page.

 With 11 matches featuring Newtown Hockey Club teams on the agenda, there will be plenty of cheering to do.

 

While our U8 and U11 players will play their matches as usual at Lloyd Reserve on May 30, we haven’t forgotten them.  Our U8 and U11 players are asked to join us at Stead Park after their games finish, to run out with the senior teams at the start of their games.

The first matches start at 9.15 with both the U13 Newtown Spirit and Newtown Strikers team on the pitches. The U13 Newtown Spirit team, with 6 players in this team who are still Under 11, has had some great results so far, and will be showing off both their skills and their fantastic work ethic.

The U13 Newtown Strikers team are currently sitting in top of the ladder position, and will be playing against second placed team, Torquay Tornadoes, so we can expect a great contest.

At 10.15, we see the U15 teams take the field, with Newtown Spirit facing up to Golden Plains, and Newtown Strikers against Torquay. Despite a somewhat unsettled start to the season, both U15 teams have performed very well. Newtown Spirit are clear leaders on the ladder and 2nd placed Newtown Strikers will have a great battle against 4th placed Torquay.

The Under 17 Newtown Strikers team is up next at 11.15. Their opponent, Saints, will be looking to improve on their previous result against Newtown, who are comfortably settled in 1st place on the ladder.

At 12.30, the Division 1 Women get under way, and Newtown Strikers will be looking to repeat their previous win against the 2014 Runners Up, Bellarine. The Newtown Falcons team follows on at 2.00 pm with a tough match against Geelong, who are dominating the D1 competition this year.

At 2.00 pm on Pitch 2, the D2 Women Newtown Rebels takes on Saints. With a very close game between these 2 teams at the last encounter, and with some great form in recent matches, Newtown Rebels will take the field with plenty of optimism.  Newtown Spirit women have a bye this week but their players will be there to cheer their fellow players on.

With an uplifting win last week to their credit, the D2 Men Newtown Spirit will take on Corio at 3.30 pm, with even more determination and effort.

To round off a day of great hockey, stay around for the two games at 5.00 pm. The D2 Men Newtown Strikers are up against Geelong White. Having just had their first loss for this season, the Strikers team will be keen to bounce back and show that they can maintain top spot on the ladder.

The D1 Men’s match will be an exciting contest between the 2014 Grand Final participants – Newtown Falcons and Torquay, so it should be a very exciting match, and an excellent opportunity to see some fast hockey with silky skills and teamwork.

With the 2015 season nearly halfway through, these matches could well be a taste of what the finals will be like.  Come along and be part of the action and the excitement of Newtown Hockey.

 

Victorian Junior State Championships

 The Victorian Junior State Championships will be held in Melbourne from June 30 to July 3.  The Junior State Championships provide the opportunity for junior hockey players from all parts of Victoria to compete at a higher level, and allow any players with aspirations of being selected in a Victorian State team the chance to be seen by those selecting the teams.  Hockey Victoria gathers information about individual players from these Championships in order to build a comprehensive profile of each player.

With competing teams representing 10 different zones within Victoria, there is always strong competition for a place in the Western Wildcats team, which represents our Western Metro zone.  Members of the Western Wildcats teams are selected from players from Hockey Geelong, Altona Hockey Club, Footscray Hockey Club and Werribee Hockey Club.  Teams are selected for U13 Boys and Girls, U15 Boys and Girls and U17 Boys and Girls.

With 25 of the 102 members selected in the 2015 Western Wildcats teams coming from Hockey Geelong, we can be very proud of the 11 members of the Newtown Hockey Club who have made the teams. Congratulations to all these players, with special congratulations to those making their first appearance at this level – Lachie D’Arcy, Miles Reilley, Corey Stella and Hamish Boyd.  Well done all.

Congratulations to our 2015 Western Wildcats squad members

  • U13 Boys – Lachie D’Arcy, Miles Reilley, Jamie Van der Ploeg, Josh D’Arcy
  • U15 Girls – Rachel Van der Ploeg
  • U15 Boys – Corey Stella
  • U17 Boys – Matt Barnett, Hamish Boyd, Sean Fitzgerald, Adam Gieles, Gus McKinnon.

 

Junior State Championships 2014

Western Wildcats U13 Boys