WANTED: Male and Female Goalies


Do you enjoy having balls travelling at your head faster than the speed of light?

Do you thrive on your team-mates leaping all over you after you’ve made that final, soul destroying, season ending save?

If you answered yes, then we want you!

The Southern River Hockey Club is looking for goalkeepers to join our club in 2018. We currently have vacancies in our Provisional 2 and Metro 2 women as well as our Metro 1 and Metro 3 men’s teams.

We are looking for people who:
• Are motivated about hockey
• Understand that tuna is to be consumed outside
• Are passionate about sport
• Know that the only beer worth drinking is Corona
• Are fun to be round and have on the team
• Are willing to add to the club tattoo gallery (optional)
• Know that we are a family and not just a hockey club
• Understand it’s Chicken PARMI not Chicken PARMA

If you can tick off most of above then you are what we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

Interested in joining the family for 2018 then please contact the following people:
Senior Women’s Coordinator, Kaye Savage-Morton, 0438 944 701 / savagemorton.kaye@sjsqp.wa.edu.au or
Senior Men’s Coordinator, Derek Smith, 0417 940 177 / dagsywagsywoo@hotmail.com


This week construction has started on our turf facility. All of the pre-existing trees have been cleared and ground work has begun.

Over the next 12 or so weeks we will be bringing you weekly updates on the progress of the build.

But we can finally say it has started and our new turf facility will be up and running before you know it.



WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY  – 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Don’t forget that as well as the new playing shirts this season we also have a complete new range of additional club gear including a new club supporter polo available in junior and senior sizes.
So if you haven’t ordered your gear yet then head down to the club this Wednesday evening or place you order online via the link provided below.​

Uniform Shop   –   Online Order Form   –   Size Charts

This is your last chance to get your uniform order in if you want to receive your gear prior to the season commencing.

Orders placed and paid for after the 5th March cannot be guaranteed supply prior to the regular senior season starting mid April.



The club is currently seeking expressions of interest in coaching positions for the 2018 season. We are in need of coaches for junior boys and girls teams from J5/6 to J11/12. Senior coaches are required for women’s Prov 2, Prov 3, Metro 2 and Metro 3 grades and men’s Metro 2 (2 teams) and O/40 Masters grades. If you have experience in coaching or an interest that you would like to develop further then please contact us by email to register your interest. For junior coaching please contact our Junior Coordinator, Marli van den Berg, at juniors@southernriverhockey.asn.au and for senior coaching contact our Vice President, Gary Payet-Smith at gpayetsmith295@gmail.com


Do you want to join the Hawks for 2018? Are you coming back to get the premiership flag? If you answered yes, keep reading below.

2018 is about to kick off and what is the best way to start the season? Registration day of course! This year our registration day will be held on Saturday 10th of February 2018 at our club-rooms at the Les Sands Pavilion, Sutherlands Park, Gay Street, Huntingdale from 11am till 2pm.

The uniform shop will be open to order clothing plus our new playing shirt samples for viewing and sizing up.

There will be a sausage sizzle and cool drinks on sale so come on down, meet the committee and our new senior coaches.

If you can’t make it on the day then you can still register to play and order uniforms online and complete payment into the club bank account. Just head to the Player Information and Uniform Shop pages on the website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Starting the Sunday the 11th of February and every Sunday after that, we will be holding a preseason fitness boot-camp at the club from 9am till about 10am. This will be an hour long session with a mix of running and a boot-camp style activities

We are opening up these sessions to everyone at the club so we encourage everyone who can to come down both new and returning members. It will be tough at the start but we plan to try and make it rewarding yet fun for everyone. If you are planning on attending please bring water and a towel, change rooms will be open for toilets as we do not have access to the club-rooms until late March/April.

Men’s and Women’s top squads have already commenced pre-season and more information can be found on the training page under player information. Top squad members are welcomed to come down for an extra session.

See you all there!


The club is pleased to announce we will be introducing a new playing shirt for the beginning of the 2018 season. We also have a new supporter polo shirt and tracksuits design. They are up for order now on the club website and a selection of sizes of the new playing shirts will be on show at Registration Day for all to order. The order form and size chart are up on the website now for you all to view and to order before Registraton Day.

You can view the whole range and find our online order form here.


We are happy to announce that the head coach for the men’s this year is Todd D’Souza.

Todd started playing junior hockey at Victoria Park Xavier (VPX) up until the under 17s, where he then completed his final junior year at Aquinas Hockey Club. Whilst there, Todd had valuable access to Olympic and National players and throughout his development he gained invaluable experience and a solid foundation in Hockey at an elite level. These players included Debbie Bowman, Dean Evans, John Bestall and David Bell. These players have influenced Todd’s passion and have modelled his current coaching and leadership style.

Todd entered his senior playing career at VPX and quickly progressed through the grades before transferring to Fremantle Hockey Club playing second grade and Classic League (old school name for Melville Toyota League). He pursued his passion for coaching at 26 years of age in 1999 at Fremantle, before work took him to Kalgoorlie. Todd continued playing at the top level in Kalgoorlie before returning to Perth in 2004.

After a short break, he transferred to the Wheatbelt town of Bencubbin in 2009. His knowledge, passion and desire to coach allowed him to take the local ladies team to its first finals in his first year of coaching, as the team had not been in finals for 30 years. The development of the players was recognised by the association where Bencubbin started their journey to three Premierships in four years and consecutive finals appearances ever since.

Todd continued playing on and off for the next nine years and assisted in coaching juniors at Rockingham Red backs Hockey Club and Southern River.

Todd has stated the Southern River Hockey Club has a strong family foundation like VPX, which is the key to a successful club. He believes the Southern River Hockey Club is ready to take the next step in professional hockey.

Todd further stated having the opportunity to be the club’s senior coach is an honour and privilege and he looks forward to the challenges ahead.

We look forward to having Todd on board with the squad and look forward to the season ahead.


Introducing our Ladies Head Coach and Assistant Coach for 2018.

Blake Govers and Kieran Springett will lead the charge for MTL in 2018 with Blake leading the girls with Kieran as his Assistant. Blake has played 41 games for Australia, scoring 33 goals and has spent time overseas playing in both Holland and England and represented Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Kieran has both represented WA and NSW in National Competitions as well as playing overseas with the NSW Bushrangers in Argentina, South Africa and Japan, as well as in Ireland with Mark English and Fergal Keaveney in the off season last year.

Keep an eye out for a statement released by Blake about the upcoming season, with preseason starting in January.

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