Welcome to the first online edition of the Hawkeye for 2015. For the uninitiated this is your Club Newsletter dubbed the Hawkeye since our inception in 2006. This will be your weekly fix on keeping up with all things HAWKS. All teams are invited to submit team reports and scores to me at : Armadale.email@example.com and I will publish it.
In keeping with the Club’s policy on social media content this publication is also protected by that policy and I will NOT publish any article inflammatory to the Club or any of its members. The rules are simple:
- Team Reports
- Newsworthy Items
- Positive Feedback
- Funny things you may have seen a member do during a match or otherwise (positive only)
I will also be regularly reminding members of the Club’s rules and regulations and responsibilities required to keep our club as one of the benchmarks in the eyes of the WA Hockey fraternity.
Last Saturday saw the opening set of fixtures at our home ground and the day was a little wet. This did not dampen the enthusiasm of the players and spectators who assembled at “The Nest” Some good results were had and we can count it as a successful opening of the year. The “Alfresco” was a little subdued due to the inclement weather but this week sees a return to fine conditions so a bumper crowd is expected.
A reminder as to the Licensing Requirements associated with our casual liquor licence. The consumption of alcohol must be confined to the paved areas of the Alfresco and this will be strictly enforced. Don’t feel offended if I tap you on the shoulder and remind you of this requirement. It is to protect our valuable Liquor Licence and there will be no exceptions. ( JH) Not trying to be militarian but we have a valuable source of income and we all enjoy the freedom of a drink during and after games but this will be lost if a visit from the Liquor and Gaming Squad turn up unannounced one day and we have allowed the strict rules to be broken. They will shut us down immediately and rescind our licence.
Please assist me in enforcing this particularly amongst our visiting teams. The repercussions will be extreme and without the bar income your fees WILL need to increase dramatically.
Ah Hockey is back! Sunday arvo at Melville with the weather kind
enough to break for us to see the Men’s ones take on Subs.
The ones now playing in a lower division met this team back in ’13 and gave them a right bath. It was going to be interesting to see how this game played out with the team now sporting a near completely different field.
The game started off slow but it didn’t take long for the Hawks to
score the first. An opportunistic Mitch Waterhouse waiting in front of goals managed to get stick on ball to slot it past the keeper.
Subs tried in vain to penetrate their attacking circle to even the
score but were consistently driven back by the excellent work rate of Luke Frost and Preston in defence.
The Half came and went with the score still in our favour but it
looked like the subs had regrouped and began attacking strong. We held firm sending the ball back down the ground time and time again, finally scoring our second through John Lanzon. A slight breather but the game was far from over.
Getting close to the midway mark of the second half Aidan Glen took on the Subs goalkeeper one on one. A calm head saw the ball in the back of the net and the Hawks 3-0
Subs were gone and knew it, it was just a matter of playing out the
At the closing stages a mad scramble in front of goal saw Aidan on his knees pushing the ball in to finish the game off.
A comprehensive win and nice start to our season.
Goals: Aidan 2 Mitch JL 1
Sunday games at Melville saw the Hawks Men’s two side take on Canning. The opposition came out strong and seemed to be the more skilful side. The Hawks had players doubling up from the previous game so were obviously a little weary.
Canning scored the first but we responded soon after, once again JL
goes on the scorers list. A scrappy affair ensued as both teams tried to dominate the play. Rob De Wind was strong down back clearing many dangerous balls to the side line and our running players were working hard to get the ball forward.
The second goal of the match came about as Aidan took on the Canning defence, twisting turning and slamming home a rocket of a tomma from just inside the circle. Goal of the day if you don’t mind me saying….2-1
From here the game got a little heated and Canning got the better of
the Hawks. Even though Lachlan was doing an outstanding job in goals a two goal reply gave them the lead in the second half. Hawks would have to lift their heads to get back into it.
With the game in the final minutes and the score at 3-2 Aidan threw a perfectly weighted overhead to Mitch on his own. Not wasting the
chance for glory Mitch sent the ball home to tie the match with just
minutes left on the clock.
A draw to end a great afternoon of Hawks Hockey.
Goals: Aidan, Mitch, Johnnie Lanzon
These reports were courtesy of Steve Glen and made for great reading. This is the sort of thing I’m after each week. This type of information keeps other members of the club up to date with the playing fortunes of teams other than their own.
That’s it for this week. See you all at the club on Thursday night for team announcements, Dinner, a couple of cold drinks with your mates and of course the “drink draws:”
The Committee has made a commitment to the club membership that formalities will begin exactly at 8:00 o’clock and with this in mind coaches are reminded to finish training at 7:45.
One last important reminder is that the goals need to be removed after training each Thursday as the grounds are mowed on Fridays and I mark them again after that and they are bloody heavy to move on my own.
PLEASE ALSO REFRAIN FROM TRAINING/WARMING UP ON THE D’S ON NUMBER 1 GROUND. WE HAVE A LONG SEASON AHEAD AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THE PRIMARY GROUND FROM EXCESSIVE DAMAGE…..
Janson Hoskins ( The Old Grey Ghost seen around the club regularly with a Corona in my hand)