President’s Report

Welcome to the 2020 Hockey season, I hope you are all fit and well, itching to get back onto the field.

This is my first year as the President of our fantastic club and I wanted to report something other than Covid-19.

For those of you that don’t know me, I am Jamie D’Souza and I have been involved with the club since 2007, coaching, managing, playing masters and supporting the Hawks!

The 2020 season was looking great with high numbers registering to play before we were rudely interrupted by the Corona Virus. We nominated 11 Senior teams, 10 Junior teams, Grads (yr 3/4 juniors), Hawk into Hockey and even had discussions for a Women’s Mid-Week Veterans side.

Hockey WA has been meeting with the all clubs trying to work through the issues that this pandemic has caused. The main problem people are facing is financial stress, with some players unable to afford to play this season. So if you can’t afford to play, please email the registrar at – registrar@southernriverhockey.asn.au and if you need any assistance contact me at president@southernriverhockey.asn.au or on 0408180074.

Our modified training sessions will commence soon, with restrictions now lifted, to allow 10 people at gatherings. We are just waiting for approval from the City of Gosnells to open and use our Facilities. The committee and coaches are developing a training programme that works and adheres to Social Distancing Regulations, so please be patient we know it’s going to be different.

Last weekend was going to be Round 4 of the Senior season and Round 1 of the Junior season so obviously the 2020 season will be shorter than usual.
At this point Hockey WA is wanting to start the season as early as possible, which will more than likely be a half season with or without finals.
Discussions are still ongoing and the final decisions will be made once a start date is confirmed. As the season will be reduced your fees will be reduced accordingly.

The Club is also looking for a Bar and Kitchen Manager for the 2020 season, so if you or someone you know wants to do this job please get in contact with me on president@southernriverhockey.asn.au – 0408180074

I am also interested in your ideas for anything that you would like to see or do at the club – and we would also like your help to get it off the ground.

Well I think that is enough from me,

See you on the turf

Jamie D’Souza