Congratulations to Harry Dolenc, who has been selected in the Hockey Victoria U21 Men’s team, following on from his participation in the Victorian U21 Indoor team in 2013.
Harry’s hockey career continues to prosper, and while the Newtown City Hockey Club is proud to take some credit for starting him on this pathway, Harry has earned the rewards of his hard work.
Harry began his hockey career at the age of 5, when he joined the Newtown City Hockey Club and played in the Minkey (Mini-hockey) program at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown. The program provides a great basis for young players to learn the skills and strategies of hockey, and Harry learnt these lessons well. Harry has demonstrated a high standard of skill and inspired many of his fellow players over the ensuing years. A former recipient of the Hockey Geelong John Stephenson Award, Harry has also served as an excellent role model both on and off the field.
Harry has played in Western Wildcats Regional and Victorian Junior Country teams at U13, U15 and U17 levels. He was selected in the 16 & Under School Sport Victoria team, was named as a reserve for the Australian Schoolboys tour to South Africa, and in 2011, gained selection in the Hockey Victoria U18 Men’s team, playing in the National Championships. 2013 saw a further step in his career when he was selected in the Hockey Victoria U21 Men’s Indoor team.
Harry has played with Altona Hockey Club in the last few years, and is a regular member of their Premier League team. In addition, we have been very pleased to have Harry continue to play with the Newtown City Hockey Club in the Division 1 Men Newtown Falcons team. It was especially pleasing to have Harry as part of the team which won the Club’s first Division 1 Men’s Premiership in 2013.
We congratulate Harry on his endeavour and effort and his achievements, and wish him well for the U21 National tournament, to be played June 30 to July 11.