Summer Hockey Roundup – December 1

The summer hockey season is heading for the Christmas break, and it’s great to see the teamwork and the skills improving each week.

Under 10 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia 6-2. A great game from Newtown Spirit, with the second half showing the benefit of great passing in the goal circle by Archer, Nate and Hugh. Excellent midfield play by Ruben, Pollyanna and Annabel. Sam’s sprint from the interchange bench to defend the goal, and subsequent saves on the goal line were a highlight.

Newtown Strikers Bye

Under 12 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Newtown Strikers 5-5. A very even game with both teams showing fantastic focus on the play and great interceptions. Excellent positioning and ball control by Thamindu, Amber and Charlie resulted in some lovely passes and created many attacks. Great work by Charlotte making concerted efforts to get the ball.

Under 14 Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Bellarine 7-6. An excellent game by Strikers, with the second half teamwork and passing to space a highlight. Great running by Mitchell, Harry and Oliver, with Kenna and Harriet showing great awareness of their team mates and space to make effective passes. Matilda, Bella and Paige all showed great determination and perseverance, and great teamwork.

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia White 2-5

Under 17 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Geelong College 9-12

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia 7-14

Senior Mixed

Waaah Spaced vs Grammar 17-2

Newtown Spirit vs Roped In – 3-10

Newtown Strikers vs Saints 2-18

Flame On vs Slip Slop Slap – 15-5, and a very fun match!

Masters Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Spirit 8-5. A very enjoyable game, with ‘give it your all’ efforts from Danny and Chris, well backed up by Zen and Ashley. Great skills by Ian to weave through the crowded path to goal. Excellent work for Strikers by Will, Kellie and Justin with Don solid in defence. Rohan showed great skills, controlling the ball well and making great position. Claire S found some lovely position, both in defence and attack.

Friday Family

Supersonics vs Bellarine 7-8. Excellent positioning and perseverance by Grace and Kirsty, well backed up by Corey and Germaine.

Rockets vs Wombles 4-5. Fantastic running and calling by Will, Noah, Harry and Ollie led to some great passes and plenty of attack. Great defence by Tracey kept out lots of goals.

Kookas Junior

Excellent passing by Lily, with Olivia showing great awareness of the best option for her passes. Annabel was in great position to receive the ball. Great determination by Hugo and Will to get the ball.

 

Summer Hockey Roundup – November 24

Summer hockey continues to showcase some great efforts from our players, although it would be nice to have some summer weather somewhere between the extremes of either hot or cold. We have two more matches to play before the Christmas break, and will be back in February for the last 4 summer hockey games.

Under 10 Mixed

Newtown Spirit Bye

Newtown Strikers vs Geelong Jaguars 2-3

Under 12 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia Blue 2-1

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia Maroon 3-4

Under 14 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia Maroon 17-2. Some fantastic passing to players who positioned themselves well to get into the circle behind the defence. Was nice to see that every player got on the scoreboard.

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia Pink 4-2

Under 17 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia 7-10

Newtown Strikers vs Geelong College 6-12

Senior Mixed

Flame On vs Plainers 11-4

Waaah Spaces vs Bunny Bots 7-3

Newtown Spirit vs Squidgies 1-20

Newtown Strikers vs Beers Later 4-5

Masters Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Saints Black 6-5. Thanks to Andrew and Rodan for filling in, adding some attacking moves , with Chris and Stewart making good intercepts in the midfield. Great marking by Ashley to blunt the Saints attack.

Newtown Strikers vs Saints Red 6-5

Friday Family

Rockets vs Saints 4-7. Great game and good running from Will, Harry and Oliver, with Jason using the spaces well. Tracey was solid on the last line of defence, guiding the ball away from goal on many occasions.

Supersonics vs Not Fast Just Furious 7-9

Kookas Junior

Paxton and Lily had some fun this week, with some great positioning in front of goals and good running to follow up after a pass.

Summer Hockey Roundup – November 17

The most recent round of summer hockey matches was highlighted by continuing improvement in skills and team strategies. Our newer players have settled in well to the game and are showing great adaptability and understanding, while keeping active and having some fun. Players have adapted well to the ‘no hitting’ rule, which has translated into a focus on better ball control.

Under 10 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Geelong College 10-1. Goals scored by 6 different players. Well done to newer players Hugh and Archer who got on the scoreboard.

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia 3-6. Great work from George to score the goals, with Jacob, Madison and Emma showing great awareness of team mates and well considered passes.

Under 12 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia Maroon 5-2

Newtown Strikers vs Geelong Jaguars 3-10

Under 14 Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Kardinia Blue 4-11

Newtown Spirit vs Kardinia Pink 2-2. Great work by Luca, Ollie and Kate in looking for team mates in good position and using 1-2 passes.

Under 17 Mixed

Newtown Spirit vs Newtown Strikers 7-4

Senior Mixed

Flame On vs Newtown Spirit 14-3. Thanks to Erin, Katie and Alex who filled in for Spirit.

Newtown Strikers vs Navvies 11-9

Waaah Spaced vs Slip Slop Slap 9-2

Masters Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Saints Black 7-7

Newtown Spirit vs Saints Red 4-2. Great game by Chris, Zen and Marion, who frequently applied good pressure to the opposition.

Kookas Junior

There was some excellent passing in this week’s game, with Olivia and Lily doing a great job of looking for players in space. Paxton positioned himself very well and was ready to gain possession when the opposition had the ball. Will and Hugo showed good communication with team mates, and Annabel found some good spaces to receive the ball.

Friday Family

Rockets vs Supersonics 4-3. Excellent work by young players Grace, Charlotte and Ollie, with Darren providing a solid wall in front of goal for Supersonics.

 

Summer Hockey Roundup November 10

Summer Hockey is Great Fun.

One of the great things about summer hockey is the chance to play in the same team with friends and family. There is a more social focus, and there are no sheep stations up for grabs. This makes summer hockey a good time for new players to try the game out. It’s also a good opportunity for ex-players to return to the field and rediscover their skills and enjoyment of hockey. The smaller field and higher player density contributes to learning both skills and strategies which can be carried on to future participation.

This week’s summer hockey matches did not include any Junior games because of the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. There were some great efforts from our senior teams, with the Masters and Friday Family matches again providing great opportunities for new players.

Senior Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Grammar 8-4

Flame On vs Gators 15-5

Newtown Spirit vs The Jag Bags 7-6

Waaah Spaced vs Plainers 8-4

Masters Mixed

Newtown Strikers vs Newtown Spirit 6-1. Great play by Rohan, Ian and Claire for Strikers, with Spirit well served by Chris, Marion and Stewart.

Friday Family

Supersonics vs Saints 5-0 (forfeit)

Rockets vs Bellarine 3-7. Excellent efforts from Will and Ollie, with Charlotte sneaking in a goal again. Great running the whole game by Noah.

New players are welcome to join our teams, with room for more players in the U17,  Kookas Junior and Masters Mixed teams.

 

Annual General Meeting 2018

Members are invited to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Newtown City Hockey, at 7.30 pm on Thursday November 22, at Stead Park, Corio.

Share the triumphs and highlights of the year, and give us your comments and suggestions to make 2019 even better.

Why would you want to attend?

  • Find out about the Club’s activities during 2018.
  • Receive a copy of the 2018 Annual Report and Financial Report.
  • Help start planning for a fantastic season in 2019.
  • Initiate discussion of any issues or problems within the Club
  • Enjoy a delicious supper and a chat with fellow members.

Members are invited to volunteer for a role within the Club or a committee position for 2019, but your attendance at the meeting will not place you under any obligation.
View the agenda here or nominate for a position on the Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or Committee member).
If you are unable to attend, please submit a proxy form prior to the meeting.

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a General Meeting, which will include discussion about the items raised in the Member Satisfaction Survey. All comments and suggestions from members will be greatly appreciated.

Just One Thing
With the release of the G21 Regional Hockey Strategy, there are big things and important actions on the horizon for Newtown City Hockey Club.
You are invited to participate in our “Just One Thing” campaign for 2019.

We want to develop our sport and our club for the benefit and enjoyment of current members, and that of future participants. There are many “things” which need to be done to achieve sustainable development and long term stability. With a large club such as ours (currently 340 members), we cannot expect these things to be done by just a few people.

We would be grateful if every family would nominate to do “just one thing” throughout the year. Your participation will make a significant contribution to our  club’s success, both on and off the field. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other people and other members of the club.

Here is the list of “Things” that we would appreciate your assistance with. Please  tick just one “thing” (or more if you wish)​, and we will be in contact with you regarding your participation.