The success of the Newtown Hockey Club’s first Intraclub Junior Hockey Program has been very pleasing, as it has provided the opportunity for new players to try out the game without clashing with other weekend sporting commitments. The relaxed focus of the games also allows players who may not be ready for a more structured game of hockey to participate and learn new skills.
The improvement in skills, teamwork and understanding of the game play and strategies during the season was very impressive. With players ranging in age from 6 to 11, it was pleasing to see the confidence with which the younger players participated and the encouraging attitudes of all the players to working with their team mates. Many of these players will now move into playing in the Club’s teams in the Hockey Geelong summer competitions.
We look forward to welcoming some new players to the next Intraclub Junior Hockey Program, starting on Friday October 30, from 4.30 to 5.30 pm at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown. The program will run for 7 weeks, finishing on December 11, and is suitable for boys and girls aged 6 to 12.
Total cost of participation is $25 for the 7 week program, which includes:
- Registration with Hockey Victoria (HV Junior Intra-club Registration), which provides Personal Accident Insurance cover – $10. This fee will apply from the end of September, but is not available until then.
- Club fee – $15
The purchase of club uniform is optional. Hockey sticks are available for loan from the club initially but each player will need to provide their own mouthguard and shinguards. Equipment packages (stick, ball, shinguards) can be purchased from the Club.
New participants are invited to attend a free Hook In 2 Hockey session on October 16 and 23, where they will learn some of the skills involved in playing hockey.
To confirm your interest, please register here for the Intraclub Junior Program.