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2016 Registration Day – Saturday 13th February 2016 – 11am – 2pm

Registration Day 2016

Saturday 13th February

11 am till 2pm


Come down to the Clubrooms to register for 2016 and catch up with some teammates you haven’t seen for a while.

Don’t forget the VIP incentive available for seniors who pay their fees up front on the day and the new senior recruitment drive if you bring down a new player to the club. For more information on these incentives and all 2016 fee information just click here.

Uniforms will be available to order and purchase on the day. Sausage sizzle and cool drinks available.

2016 registration links will be available soon – keep an eye on the Latest News or our Facebook page.

2016 Senior Coaches Announced

The Executive Committee are pleased to announce that the Senior Women’s Coach for 2016 will be none other than Chris Ciriello.

Chris Ciriello is Number 5 in the Australian Men’s Hockey Team and is affectionately know world wide as BIG DOG. He has been selected in the Kookaburras squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio later this year. Chris is also an Olympic Bronze medalist from the 2012 London Olympic Games, a dual Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and won Gold at the 2014 World Cup held in the Netherlands.

Chris’s years of experience with the Kookaburras will see the women exposed to a high level of fitness, training, skills, game preparation and game day play. This will certainly see a lot of players pushed and challenged like never before and out of their comfort zone.

We have also retained the services of Mark Springett who will be coaching the Senior Men’s squad for 2016. With the promotion of our men’s top team, Mark’s aim is to take them to the next level and beyond. His CV reads like a who’s who of coaching and with his passion, dedication and belief in our men’s squad the future is looking fantastic.

We are absolutely thrilled to have both Chris and Mark on board to coach our top squads.

To see the full announcements along with some video of Chris Ciriello in action for the Kookaburras head to our Facebook page.

Senior Player Recruitment Drive 2016

The Club is looking to recruit players across all teams and we need your help to extend our hockey family 


Any player who signs up a new senior player in 2016 will receive a $50 deduction on their fees once the new player becomes a financial member of the club.

*Bonus applies to a maximum of two players.

Registration page will be on-line at the end of January but in the meantime any prospective new players can contact:
Cindy Heath  via email or phone 0439 699 724.

Men’s and Women’s players wanted for various grades in 2016

Women’s and Men’s players wanted

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2016?

Wouldn’t you like to be a member of one of the fastest growing, successful, family orientated clubs in Perth’s southern corridor?

We are actively seeking male and female players for the 2016 season and incentives are on offer for the right individuals. So if you’re a talented turf player then come and be a part of our push into the Melville Toyota League for the women and the Premier League for the men. Or if you just prefer the more casual approach we have lower grade turf and grass teams to cater for the more social players. Whatever your level of play, we can accommodate you!

Senior Men’s Goalie Required

We are actively seeking a goalie for the second men’s side (Provisional 2 Gold) for the 2016 season and beyond. Generous incentives are on offer for the right individual. If you’re a talented turf goalie looking for a new opportunity, then come and be a part of our push into the Premier League.

Please contact John Heath, President on 0430 124 677 for more details.


MONDAY 19th OCTOBER 2015 7.00PM
Notice is hereby given that the next Annual General Meeting of the Southern River Hockey Club Inc will be held on Monday 19th October 2015 at 7pm at the Clubrooms, Gay Street, Huntingdale.

In accordance with the constitution, all financial members may attend the Annual General Meeting. Please click here to download the 2015 AGM Notice and Nomination Form.

Family Quiz Night – Saturday 8th August 2015

The annual quiz night is back again on Saturday 8th of August at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start.  All family and friends are welcome. Tickets are $10 each with tables of 8 people preferred. Ticket sales will be limited to 140.  All tickets must be paid for in full as NO tickets will be reserved without payment. See Jess or Andree for tickets at the Bar/Kitchen. Strictly No Door Sales.  Find more details on our Facebook page.


The Hawkeye, which has been an integral part of our club since our inception has gone missing. 🙁

I’m the editor of this journalistic masterpiece and as 2015 rolls into the halfway point of the season its extremely disappointing that with so many of our teams doing so well we do not have anybody with a spare 5 minutes to pen a report. It does not have to be a novel but a few words on the exploits of the team makes for very interesting reading.

The great club has always been likened to a family … well the family needs updates and more importantly we need to see The Hawkeye back in its rightful place.

These days of social media usually means info gets around pretty quick but it’s the good old fashioned “Newsletter” that has captured the imagination of sporting clubs the world over.

The Hawkeye can also be your vehicle to advertise birthdays, anniversaries or some funny anecdote you have seen at the game or around the club.

Get behind the “Grand Old Lady” and do your bit to keep this piece of history alive.

I have been penning the Hawkeye for 10 years now and whilst I can keep on saying the same old things about Thursday nights or Saturday Alfrescos,  it is you the members that the club wants to hear about.

Be warned I do filter out negatives or anti SRHC comments.

Send all reports/info/news to :

Cheers Janson Hoskins 0437157556

Mini Hawkeye

Hi Hawkers,

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 : 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
  • Advertisements
  • 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.

Season Opener

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.

Men’s Ones

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
game now.

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.


Janson Hoskins ( The Old Grey Ghost seen around the club regularly with a Corona in my hand)

Kookaburras Junior Coaching Clinic – Tuesday 24th March 5-6pm


Tuesday 24th March 5-6pm – Southern River Hockey Grounds

Australian Kookaburra Glenn Turner and some fellow Olympians will join SRHC for a one-off special coaching clinic for SR Juniors.  All SR Juniors invited to attend. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn from the World’s Finest Hockey Players!

Hookin2Hockey Registration Day

April 24th 5-6pm Southern River Club House or Hop on line to Register Button  now for Hookin2Hockey & Grads
Hook in2 Hockey Program (5 through to 9 year olds):

Focuses on skill development in a fun game based environment.  Sessions are held on a Friday afternoons in Term 2 & 3 from 4.15 – 5.15pm.  The 2015 Program commences 1st May and concludes on the 28th August 2015.(No sessions on long weekends or during school holidays) 

Hawks in Flight


The Southern River Hockey Club has commenced its preseason in style with the annual Myalup training camp in early February. The camp was attended by nearly 50 players and some impressive records were set during the weekend. The players were put through some early fitness sessions including the traditional seven kilometre road run. The participation rate for the run this year was outstanding and the players certainly benefited from the early preseason training sessions at the club in January. Times were impressive and the beach exercises including volleyball and cricket were very competitive. A new exercise was added this year in the form of a gruelling soft sand relay and the effort put in by all players was extremely encouraging.

The club has reappointed Mark Springett as Senior Men’s coach and the highly regarded Ladies coach Andy Smyth for 2015. The club has recruited well in the off season and the senior ladies team should be further strengthened following the impressive season in 2014. Springett made some valuable ground last year with a very young squad and the early signs are that his group will force opposition teams to stand up and take note of the young Hawks. The club is very excited in retaining Springett in its fold this year and there are indications that success may not be too far away.

Smyth’s squad from 2014 has been bolstered by the recruitment of several overseas players and the benefit of this will see the club’s second tier teams remain highly competitive in season 2015. The ladies 3rd turf team won the Premiership in 2014 and will be looking to add to that achievement this year.

The club held it’s Registration Day on the 14th February and the attendance from both new players and returning members set a new benchmark. The Hawks are buoyed by the fact that the numbers of new players registering has meant an increase in competition to gain places in the top grades in both the men and ladies teams.

With preseason training entering its next phase this week, players will see a significant ramping up of intensity as the new season rapidly approaches.

Senior men’s and women’s training is well underway with turf training for both commencing next week.  The current training schedules are available here. Vacancies still exists in all grades of the club, ranging from “Hook in2 Hockey” through to veterans. The club fields teams both on artificial surface and grass for senior men and ladies as well as the whole range of junior age teams both male and female.

For further information on all facets of The Southern River Hockey Club please contact:

Senior Men’s Coach: Mark Springett 0400 161 260

Senior Women’s Coach: Andy Smyth 0409 808 995

Junior Coordinator: Tess Smith 0400 833 489

Club Secretary: Andree Wiseman 0407 414 632