Family Fun Day 2017

The Family Fun Day for 2017 will be a fantastic start to the 40th Anniversary year of the Newtown City Hockey Club.

Junior and senior members are invited to attend this day of free activities, family fun and great food. Bring your family and friends as we have activities for the whole family.

Date: Sunday April 2

Time: 12 to 3 pm

Venue: King Lloyd Reserve, 80 Windsor Road, Newtown (opposite Balyang Sanctuary)

Games to Play

The Jumping Castle will be a hit with the kids, but the adults can hop on this one too, so don’t be shy.

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Great fun for big and little kids!

We have races for everyone, and hockey games to play, with ‘Beat the Keeper’ always a popular one. Adults and children alike can try their hand at some games of skill. Get ready for this hockey season, and purchase your uniform or junior equipment pack.

2017 will again see an intense but friendly rivalry to see who will take home the KLR Cup this year – the Young Guns or the Legends? The 2016 match was a fantastic display of skill which kept the spectators thoroughly entertained.

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Who’s going to win this race?

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Hockey is great fun for all.

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The KLR Cup winners – Young Guns or Legends?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relax and Enjoy!

The adults can sit back and enjoy the musical entertainment, provided by Rod Whelan and Paul Lishman, members of the well known Geelong band, ‘Tobias’. Or sample the food and a glass or two of some great refreshments. Check out the stalls and displays. We have some classic cars for your enjoyment, or wander around and have a look at the hand made cards, hand painted art, handcrafts and other displays.

There will be plenty of food to keep us fuelled up, with the BBQ always hot and the cake stall a great place to check out for that after lunch treat.

2017 will again see an intense but friendly rivalry to see who will take home the KLR Cup this year – the Young Guns or the Legends? The 2016 match was a fantastic display of skill which kept the spectators thoroughly entertained.

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Craft by Claire

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Funky Foldables

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Katey Smoker Artist

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Wrapt Jewellery

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The BBQ is hot!

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Yum!

National Hockey Week

The first ever National Hockey Week, from Saturday May 28 to Sunday June 5, is about celebrating the achievements of our members and of the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams – the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos.

With the 2016 Summer Olympics coming up in August, we will all be glued to the television to watch and marvel at the skills of the Aussie players, and cheer them on to a medal.

National Hockey Week is also a great chance for us to share hockey with the Geelong community – and show why it’s such good fun!

 

The Kookaburras are currently ranked the #1 men’s team in the world, and the Hockeyroos are not far behind at #3 in the women’s teams rankings. Jamie Dwyer, named International Player of the Year on 5 occasions, has indicated the Rio Olympics will be his last tournament for Australia, but even at the age of 36, he still has silky skills and is a danger to the opposition in any game.

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Hockey is:

  • Having fun
  • Open to everyone
  • Co-operating with your team mates
  • Knowing the skills
  • Exciting and energetic
  • Young and old players

 

Why Play Hockey?

Playing a team sport such as hockey provides lots of benefits:

  • Fun
  • Friendship and camaraderie
  • Keeping active and fit
  • Leadership, co-operation and teamwork skills
  • Respect for other participants and varying levels of ability
  • Development of skills and self-esteem
  • A chance to play for Victoria or even Australia

 

Who Can Play Hockey?

Anyone from the age of 3 to 70+ can play hockey. Newtown City Hockey Club welcomes anyone who would like to have a go at hockey, regardless of previous experience or skill level.

 

When Can I Play Hockey?

The winter season (April to September) is the main season but hockey is also played during the summer (October to February) in modified formats. Players can join a team which plays in a regular competition, or can join a social game where teams and attendance are flexible.

 

Future Kookaburra or Hockeyroo?

We would love to discover a future Kookaburra or Hockeyroo in our community during National Hockey Week. It might even be your son or daughter, so bring them along to our free Hook In 2 Hockey program on May 31. Check the program details here.

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Future Kookaburras or Hockeyroos?

Hockey really is a sport for the whole family, and the Newtown City Hockey Club loves to see our families all playing together.

So if you are an adult who used to play hockey at school, and wouldn’t mind having a game again, or even if you have never played before – we would love to have you join us for our Saturday Social game at 1.00 pm each Saturday. We can loan you a stick and you don’t need a uniform – and it’s half-field so you don’t need to be superfit.

Enquiries welcome: contact Claire Barnes, ph 0417 015130

 

Family Fun Day 2016

The 2016 season is on the horizon and so is the Family Fun Day, with some great activities lined up to entertain the whole family.

 
Newtown’s Family Fun Day is a great way to get the family together for some fun and games. With lots of free activities, good food and games to play, there will be something for everyone to do!

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Fun on the Jumping Castle

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KLR Cup glory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring a rug or chair and come on down to King Lloyd Reserve, Newtown from 12pm on Sunday 10th April for a day of family entertainment. Try your hand at Connect 4, heaps of mini-games, races for all ages, skills competitions or just the all ages jumping castle! For those who love to play hockey, the Parents vs Kids match is always great to beat your mum or dad.

If you’re looking for something a little slower, check out the stalls and vintage car display, or bring a rug and enjoy a performance from Tap.Jack, winners of the 2016 Geelong’s Best Busker competition!

The BBQ will be running hot, with great salads, fantastic fruit, and our popular cake stall too. There’ll be a Trivia competition, raffle, prizes and giveaways, so don’t miss out! Come and join the family fun.

 

Feature Event – KLR Cup Match

The feature match between The Legends vs The Young Guns is on again, with the winning team taking possession of the KLR Cup. The match was hotly contested and greatly enjoyed by all in 2015, players and spectators alike. Legends have played more than 200 games for the Club but the Young Guns are right behind them! Will the Young Guns win the trophy back this year? Make sure you’re there to cheer them on – game starts at 1:30pm.

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Fun for the whole family

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And there’s delicious food too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newtown’s Family Fun Day is for everyone so make sure to bring along your friends and neighbours.

Uniform and junior hockey equipment will also be for sale, so don’t miss this chance to get sorted before the season begins.

 

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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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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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.