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.


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


Games Milestones

What fantastic games milestones!

Newtown City Hockey Club is proud to recognise and celebrate games milestones achieved by our members.  The contribution which members make by playing in matches and representing the Club is the reason why we exist.   Congratulations to these players who have achieved games milestones in these first 5 rounds of the 2015 season.

25 Junior Games

Oliver Ayerbe, Imogen Clarke, Will Jennings, Taylah Fursland, Emily West

50 Junior Games

Tom Charleson, Amelia Charleson, Luka Steinwedel

100 Club Games

Dom Russell

200 Club Games

Nerida Campbell, Will Crosbie, Jess Welsh

300 Club Games

Sean Fitzgerald, Nicola Maher

400 Club Games

Hillary Davis

450 Club Games

Peta Hanley


Current Club record holders are:

  • Most junior games – Sean Fitzgerald 249

Sean Fitzgerald


  • Most senior women’s games – Claire Barnes 645
  • Most senior men’s games – Ashley Shaw 364


Support Our Fundraising

The Club has a fundraising target of $5000 for this season, with funds used to support these programs:

  • Conduct of hockey clinics in local schools, assisting us to recruit new members
  • Subsidies for State and regional representative players
  • Preparation and improvement of the ground at Windsor Road, adjacent to Lloyd Reserve, thus allowing year round availability for hockey
  • Future development of facilities at Lloyd Reserve, including a synthetic pitch

Help us to achieve this fundraising target:  

  • Book your domestic or international holiday travel and accomodation through Boonchoo Tour and Travel.  Contact John McKenzie 4208 0225 for further details or just to get a quote.
  • Shop at Rebel Sport – each time you use your Rebel Sport Season Pass card (linked to Newtown Hockey Club), the club receives a credit
  • Buy an Entertainment Book membership – just $55 for a Geelong book or $65 for a capital city book.  If you are travelling next holidays, why not buy a Sydney book (or wherever you are headed).  Entertainment memberships are available either as book or as a digital membership so you can share it with your family too.
    • Check the great discounts and 2 for 1 offers which are available in the Geelong book

Roll’d – Thanks for Your Support

Roll’d have been providing fresh, healthy and very tasty Vietnamese street food in Melbourne for a few years and have now opened a store in Westfield Shopping Centre, Geelong.

As part of their opening activities, Roll’d invited sports clubs to bring their members along for a free B lunch, a delicious bowl of noodles, salad and chicken/ beef/ pork or tofu, with a chance to win a $2000 prize.

This was not only a chance for free food – but an opportunity to savour the Roll’d Vietnamese recipes which have been handed down within this family owned business – and many of our members took this opportunity with great delight.

We are very pleased to announce that Newtown City Hockey Club was the winner of the prize, and we are very grateful to receive from Tin Ly and from Roll’d, a cheque for $2000.


Roll'd supports our hockey family.

Thanks Roll’d – a great family business supporting a great family Club.


Roll’d has a strong focus on food, family and friends.  We are delighted that Roll’d have chosen to support our Club and our focus on hockey, fun, family and friends.

So from our hockey family to the Roll’d family – THANK YOU!