HookIn2Hockey starts April 28

Newtown City Hockey Club is on the hunt for the next Olympic star. With the
help of Hockey Australia and Hockey Victoria’s junior recruitment program, we
might just find them.
The Hookin2Hockey program provides children aged five to twelve with the
opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, and have a lot of fun along the way.
And who knows, we might just discover the next Jamie Dwyer of the Kookaburras (five time world player of the year) or Kobie McGurk of the Hockeyroos (2011 FIH all‐star team).
Over ten thousand youngsters participated in Hookin2Hockey nation‐wide in 2012, and the program is expected to be even bigger in 2013.
Participation in the program is free but participants have the opportunity to purchase a hockey stick, ball and shin pads, and a pack which includes a fold out backyard hockey goal, a replica Australian playing top, a participant medallion, a highlights package DVD and a video message from a Hockeyroo or Kookaburra.
Hookin2Hockey is Hockey Australia’s national recruitment program and provides
the opportunity for young participants to learn the fundamental skills of hockey
in a safe and fun environment.
For further information please contact:
Contact: Claire Barnes ‐ 0417 015130
Venue: King Lloyd Reserve, Windsor Rd, Newtown, VIC, 3220
Start Date: 28th April, 2013
Time: 9:00am
Email: abarnes@pipeline.com.au

Come and Try Hockey

New players are always welcome.  If you haven’t played before, come and try it out before committing to join a team. Free “Come and Try” hockey sessions will be held at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown at 9 am on Sunday April 14, 21, 28 and May 5.  Equipment is provided.

Enquiries: Claire Barnes, 0417 015130, abarnes@pipeline.com.au

Saturday Social – Classic Grass Hockey

“All things Old are New Again” aka “On the grass”

The Newtown City Hockey Club aims to offer as many people as possible the opportunity to play this great sport of hockey. We know that over the years many players have stopped playing for any number of reasons, which may include travel times, lack of regular match times, physical wear and tear from playing matches on synthetic surface, cost.

So we are offering any interested male and female players (both past players and new players) the opportunity to join us in a socially based environment to play a fun game of hockey. This “competition” will be based on the old classic grass surface, with games to be played at King Lloyd Reserve, Windsor Rd, Newtown on Saturday afternoon – just like the old days. Rules and structure are flexible at this stage until we can gather some interest, but we suggest that games will be two halves of 30 minutes, with a reduced field size. We are happy to receive comments or suggestions.

The programme will commence at 1.30 pm on Saturday May 4, and will continue on May 11, 18 and 25. If there is sufficient interest, the programme may be extended to extra days and / or an extra match at 3.00 pm.

Fees will be minimal, designed to cover costs – generally membership of the Club so as to provide insurance cover etc.

This opportunity is not intended to replace any participation in the Hockey Geelong competition at Stead Park. You may want to play both – or you may find this a great way to play a great sport at a regular time and place.

Is this of interest? We’d love to see you “On the Grass”. Contact Peter Stuart, ph 0417 280118 or p.c.stuart@bigpond.com.au for more details. You can let us know you are interested – or just turn up on May 4.


Joeys Wanted

What’s a Joey? A baby kangaroo? Or a 4 or 5 year old hockey player?
Newtown Hockey Club offers a ‘Joeys’ program for 4 and 5 year old boys and girls who like playing around with a hockey stick and ball but are a bit young to concentrate on an organised match and strict rules.
The program is a great way to teach children the basic skills of the game, with a focus on fun and small games, and has proven to be a great pre-cursor to future participation in a Minkey (mini-Hockey) team.
The program is conducted at Lloyd Reserve from 10 to 10.30 am each Saturday, commencing April 20, concluding at the end of August.
Enquiries: Claire Barnes, ph 0417 015130, email abarnes@pipeline.com.au