Fundraising To Benefit Members
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. The 2022 target was increased to $10,000 as our contribution to the Lloyd Reserve Pavilion redevelopment.
The announcement of Geelong as the venue for the 2026 Commonwealth Games hockey tournament brings with it the hope (or an expectation) of increased membership and additional playing facilities for hockey in the region. Ongoing fundraising for Newtown Hockey Club will put the club in a strong position to support activities to achieve both these outcomes.
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, limited storage space and limited social space which makes it difficult to hold club functions and 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 (or even 4 stages), with a revised Stage 1 costed at $370,000. An application for Stage 1 funding from the City of Greater Geelong has been successful in the recent round of grant announcements. Each of the 3 clubs has committed to providing $10,000 to supplement the grant funds. This stage of the project is due to be completed by April 2023.
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.
Billy G’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Thanks to all those who joined our second attempt at the Billy G’s Cookie Dough fundraiser running from October 21to by November 21, 2023. Orders will be delivered on December 7, just in time for the Christmas guest influx.
The fundraiser offers 1 kg tubs of cookie dough in 10 different flavours, including one for your dog. At $18 per tub, for 40 delicious just baked cookies, that’s a great deal. Billy G’s cookie dough is only available through fundraising, and is not sold in stores, so stock up!
Target for this project is to sell 150 tubs, and a profit of $600.
Denis Walter Carols by the Bay
We are seeking volunteers to set up for the concert on Saturday December 3 and clean up on Sunday December 4. Suitable for adults and older children. Details and sign up here. Expected profit is $1000.
Thanks to those who helped with this event, and what a great job they did.
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. This is the major fundraising event for the Club for the year, and with about 240 hours put in by volunteers and an income of $2500 to $3500 each year, depending on the length of the festival, it’s a fantastic effort by all.
We are back in 2023 for our 24th year of helping with this event. Our job is to provide volunteers to keep the area clean and manage the disposal of rubbish. The 2023 event will run from January 26 to 29. Check the details and roster here and see if you can donate 3 hours of your time, to help us raise $3700.
Zoom Kites Fundraiser
Buy a Zoom kite for just $20. Get the kids active with these fun, easy to handle kites, made in Australia. There are 6 great designs to choose from, so whether you are into dinosaurs or unicorns, we have you covered. A great Christmas present for the younger members of the family!
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 43 fantastic prizes , worth more than $300,000 in total.
Buy your tickets before November 24 and go in the draw for the Early Bird Prize, the Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hybrid (RRP $31,762).
- First prize in the main draw is a Toyota Kluger GX AWD Hybrid (RPP $59,551).
- Second prize is a Toyota C-HR Hybrid GR-Sport Wagon (RRP $42,306.
- Third prize is a Kozco Energy Solar Panel/Battery Package (RRP $23,490).
Ticket sales close on March 2, with winners drawn on March 9, 2023.
Use your Season Pass card in store at Rebel Sport and the club receives a credit each time you shop, which we can use to buy equipment.
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? Contact us if you have a suggestion.