Come and Try Hockey

A Come and Try hockey clinic will be held on Sunday June 2, 10 to 11 am at Lloyd Reserve, Windsor Rd, Newtown.


The free clinic offers boys and girls aged from 4 to 14 years the opportunity to pick up a hockey stick and see what the sport of hockey is all about. And to see how much fun it is – a great game for those who like to work as part of a team, where everyone is encouraged to do their best.


Participants don’t need to bring anything – hockey sticks will be supplied for use during the clinic.


And if the clinic inspires some young boy or girl to go on and join one of our teams – maybe we will have discovered a future Australian hockey player – a Kookaburra or a Hockeyroo.


Pre-registration not required – just come along and join in.


Enquiries: Claire Barnes, ph 0417 015130, email

Thanks Hockey Victoria for the stickers and Aussie Team posters

Saturday Social Hockey Is Starting

“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 hockey. Over the years many players have stopped playing for a variety of reasons, but would possibly still like to play hockey.

Reasons for not playing may include travelling time, irregular match times, injuries, lack of social atmosphere – and of course – cost of playing.

If any of these ring true for you, then we have an offer for you.

Come and join the Newtown City Hockey Club in its “Saturday Social” hockey programme.  This “competition” will be based on an old style grass surface, with games played at King Lloyd Reserve, Windsor Rd, Newtown on Saturday afternoon – just like the old days.   The grass surface at Lloyd Reserve is of a very high standard so none of the mud and potholes of the “old days”.

The features of the programme include:
* 2 halves of 25 minutes each
* matches played at 1.30 or 3.00 pm – depending on the number of interested players
* field marked at 80% of normal field size – less physical wear and tear and less running
* mixed men’s and women’s teams – depending on interest
* minimal fees – $20 – for membership of the Club to provide insurance cover etc.

The programme will initially be run on the following days, but can be extended if there is sufficient interest.
*  Saturday May 11
*  Saturday May 18
*  Saturday May 25
* Saturday June 1

This is a fairly informal program so if you are not able to come every week, that’s no problem.  The one-off fee of $20 would cover the initial 4 weeks of the programme – and any extension of the programme for this season.

Equipment required:  mouthguard, shinpads, hockey stick, comfortable clothing to run in.    We have some hockey sticks we can loan to participants if you haven’t got your stick any more.

This opportunity is not intended to be a replacement for the competition at Stead Park for those who want the full experience of competitive hockey.

If this is of interest to you or to someone you know, we’d love to see you “On the
Grass”.   Let us know if you are interested – or just turn up this Saturday May 11 at about 1 pm.

Enquiries:  Peter Stuart, 0417 280118

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

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,

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 for more details. You can let us know you are interested – or just turn up on May 4.