State Success Begins Early

2013/ 2014 has so far been a fantastic year for the members of the Newtown City Hockey Club who have aspirations to play at a higher level.

In total there have been 9 players selected in Victorian teams, who have played a large part of their junior hockey with the Newtown City Hockey Club.  Four of these players were a part of the Club’s inaugural Division 1 Men’s Premiership in 2013.  Congratulations to all of these players on their hard work to reach this level.

Newtown State Players 2014


L to R: Ryan Parry, Harry Dolenc, James Humphries, Emma Hatton, Will Crosbie, Luke Hatton, Angus McKinnon

Absent: Mack Dolenc, Josh Horton




Will Crosbie – Victorian U18 (2) Outdoor team

Vic U21 Indoor Men Dolenc



Harry Dolenc – Victorian U21 Indoor team





Mack - U15 National Champs 2012



Mack Dolenc – School Sport Victoria 16 & Under team, Victorian U18 Indoor team (Silver medal), Victorian U18 (1) team




Emma Hatton Victorian U15



Emma Hatton – Victorian U18 (1) team, Victorian U15 team, Victorian U15 Indoor team





Vic U21 Men Indoor Hatton



Luke Hatton – Victorian U21 Indoor team, Victorian U18 Indoor train-on squad





Horton, Josh 2013 U18 Victoria


Josh Horton – Victorian U18 team (National Champions for the 1st time in 17 years), Victorian Futures Squad.  This program identifies talented athletes, and provides them with extra training, and possible transition to the Victorian Institute of Sport.


Josh Horton U18 Victoria





James Humphries – Victorian U18 (2) team

Angus McKinnon – Victorian u15 team

Ryan Parry – School Sport Victoria 16 & Under team, Victorian U18 Indoor team (Silver medal), Victorian U18 (1) team

These players have all taken up the challenge of playing at their best – playing in the Hockey Victoria competition for Altona, Footscray and Hockey Geelong teams, with most also playing for Newtown in the local competition.


And this is where they all started their hockey – on the grass at Lloyd Reserve in the Minkey (U8) programme. Evidently the long grass helped them hone their skills early – look at the concentration on their faces!

Minkey 2005_2007

Minkey stars of the future





Minkey stars of the future 2



The Minkey programme has a strong focus on enjoyment for all the participants, while learning the skills, positions and strategies of the game of hockey. Safety of participants is important, and all participants are required to have appropriate equipment, including mouthguards and shinguards.

If you would like to be a part of a fantastic sport and an inclusive family friendly atmosphere, why not join the Newtown City Hockey Club.  We welcome beginners and experienced players – at all ages from 4 to 64+.

Free Come and Try Hockey sessions for junior beginners commence on March 2, so come and see what it’s all about.  We may discover the next Australian hockey player!


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