Newtown City Hockey Club loves hockey, and we want everyone else to love it too. The Club welcomes new members at any time, and is especially interested in promoting and developing girls hockey opportunities. Our goal is to increase the number of girls and women playing hockey, through programs available for players at any age or skill level.
What Can Girls Hockey Achieve?
Why do girls play sport? The main reasons for most girls are to have fun, to make new friends, and to learn new skills. Girls hockey can cater for all of these reasons, and many girls who begin playing hockey go on to develop lifelong friendships, on and off the hockey field.
Hockey is a team game with great benefits for health and social connection. It provides a great cardio workout, improved hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Team games also help to build teamwork and leadership skills. And it’s fun!
There are many opportunities for girls to develop skills and play hockey at higher levels. So if your goal is to represent the Geelong region, or Victoria or even Australia, hockey is a great sport to choose.
See what some of our girls hockey players say about why they love hockey.
What is your favourite position on the hockey field?
Centre, because you get to run a lot.
What’s the best part of being in a hockey team?
Using team work. And it’s fun to play with other people. It makes me feel happy.
If you were Newtown City Hockey Club president, what would you do?
I’d make sure there was hot chocolate at half time!
What’s the best part of playing hockey?
When you make new friends. That means you have even more people to play with at hockey. I like that.
Why is your coach so important?
She is very important to us. She keeps us going so we can get better and better. She teaches us how to get around the player in front of us, she teaches us to pass to our teammates. She teaches us lots and lots of things. I do like her a lot.
What are some important rules in hockey?
That you keep your eye on the ball and your stick on the ball. And that you treat everyone nicely, like you treat your family.
What can hockey teach you?
To work with a team and when you play you learn the skills of the game.
How long will you play?
Well, I’m eight now, so maybe until I’m 45?
What do you like most about hockey?
Scoring goals. Hockey makes me feel happy. I like playing when kids on my team are from my school.
Girls Hockey Carnival
The Hockey Geelong ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ Carnival on Sunday, March 25 provided a great opportunity for the Club’s younger girls to experience hockey on a synthetic surface.
The players were treated to a skills clinic from Victorian Vipers players, Olivia Colasurdo and Sophie Taylor. Both players are in National Junior Squads and vying for selection in the Hockeyroos, the Australian Women’s Hockey Team.
After the skills clinic, the players tried out their skills and teamwork with a series of short games. Six teams participated in the Carnival in total, with two teams representing Newtown Hockey Club. The players had a great day, learning more about the skills necessary for the faster game style on the synthetic surface and loving the opportunity to play with other girls. The girls loved getting their pink t-shirts and pink hockey balls.
Thanks to the coaches, team managers and umpires, and all the parents and supporters on the sidelines.
U10 Girls Hockey Competition
Registrations are now open for players for the U10 Girls Hockey Competition, which commences on Monday April 23. Games will be played at Stead Park, John St, Corio, at 5.30 pm. Games will be played as half-field games with 7 players per team. More details here……
Come and join us. We’d love to have you.