Support Our Fundraising
Newtown City Hockey Club strives to provide an enjoyable and supportive environment for all members. Improving playing and social facilities, and development of players, coaches and umpires plays a key part in this.
But all things cost money! Newtown City Hockey Club is administered by volunteers, with the club’s income derived from fees paid by members, and special fundraising ventures.
The Club aims to keep members’ fees at affordable levels, and make it easier for more people to participate. Members’ fees cover about 75% of the Club’s annual expenditure, with fundraising events covering the remainder.
The costs of participating in a team include ground hire, team entry fees, umpire payments, equipment, games badges, trophies and team photos. Additional expenditure, covered by fundraising ventures, includes training and development of umpires and coaches, developing new programs, recruiting new members and improvement of playing and social facilities.
The annual target for special fundraising ventures and income not derived from membership fees is $5,000. Unfortunately, COVID conditions have resulted in the cancellation of 2 of the club’s major fundraising ventures for 2020/ 2021.
Newtown Hockey Wish List
The ‘Wish List’ for the Club includes two major facility items.
- A synthetic surface hockey pitch at Lloyd Reserve. This would offer a more convenient venue and reduced travel time to training and matches for members. This is a very long term dream, as such facilities usually cost in excess of $1 million.
- Extension of the Claire and Alan Barnes Pavilion at King Lloyd Reserve. The pavilion currently has no female specific change facilites and the limited social space makes it difficult to hold club functions which would promote socialisation and club unity.
Consultation with joint user groups at Lloyd Reserve, Geelong Touch Football and Murgheboluc Cricket Club, has resulted in a project plan to produce a pavilion with female specific change rooms, increased social space, kitchen improvements and increased storage capacity. This would create a more user friendly space for members to gather and would assist in welcoming new members.
The projected cost for the plan as a whole is $1.3 million, which would be shared between the 3 user groups. The project could be constructed in 3 stages, with Stage 1 costed at $546,000, making the Newtown Hockey Club share of this $182,000. An application for Stage 1 funding from the City of Greater Geelong has so far been unsuccessful.
How Can You Help?
Give a Donation and Get a Tax Deduction
The Club welcomes any donation you may care to give. Tax deductible donations may be made via the Australian Sports Foundation.
Peoples Choice Credit Union Community Lottery
Buy a ticket (or two) in the People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery, and all the money from each ticket sold goes directly to the Club. For just $2 per ticket, you have the chance to win one of 100 fantastic prizes. Ticket sales close on February 19, with winners drawn on February 26, 2021.
Use your Season Pass card in store at Rebel Sport and the club receives a credit each time you shop.
Buy an Entertainment Membership for Geelong or any of the available cities and the Club receives 20% of every membership sold. Entertainment memberships are available as a digital membership which can be shared with your family, with memberships valid for 12 months from the date of activation.
Support the Kiosk at Lloyd Reserve
The Kiosk and BBQ at Lloyd Reserve offer a variety of food and drinks, and each time you purchase something, you are helping the Club raise funds.
Refer or Sign Up a Sponsor
The Club values the support of local businesses and the benefits they offer to members. In return, members are encouraged to support our sponsors and businesses which support the Club. Do you know a business which might like to work in partnership with the Club for the benefit of both parties? Further details: NCHC Community Partnership Opportunities 2019
Denis Walter Carols by the Bay
The Denis Walter Carols by the Bay are held each year in early December. Unfortunately, the 2020 concert was cancelled due to COVID conditions.
Festival of Sails – Royal Geelong Yacht Club
The Festival of Sails is run by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club each year during the Australia Day period in January. 2020 saw the Club complete its 22nd year of assisting with this event, by providing volunteers to keep the area clean and manage the disposal of rubbish. This is the major fundraising event for the Club for the year, and with nearly 290 hours put in by volunteers and an income of about $3500 each year, it’s a fantastic effort by all. COVID also forced the cancellation of this event for 2021.