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.
We have got an exciting season coming up!
SOUTHERN RIVER HOCKEY CLUB INC
2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER 2017 7.00PM
Notice is hereby given that the next Annual General Meeting of the Southern River Hockey Club Inc will be held on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 7pm at the Clubrooms, Gay Street, Huntingdale. To see the full notice including the Agenda please click on the link below.
In accordance with the constitution, all financial members may attend the Annual General Meeting. All nominations must be received in writing on the nomination form available for download via the link below and submitted by the due date as indicated.
2017 AGM Notice
2017 AGM Nomination Form
SENIOR WINDUP – FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
Theme – PROM NIGHT
DOORS OPEN 7PM
Dinner included – Starters, buffet main, dessert, coffee/chocolates
Bar will be open till 12 midnight for all drink purchases
Tickets $50 each
For those that don’t have wind up tickets and would like to come to the wind up please read below for details on how to purchase your tickets:
OPTION 1: Tickets can be purchased this Thursday at the club from 6:00pm to 8:00pm from the kitchen. Cash or EFTPOS payment is available.
OPTION 2: Tickets can be secured by direct deposit into the club’s bank account (details below). To do this please deposit the amount in terms of how many tickets you wish to purchase with your reference WU – Your Surname and then email email@example.com with your transfer receipt and number of tickets you are purchasing.Please note we will not be holding tickets without payment due to having to notify caterers of numbers by Friday 15th September.
BANK DETAILS FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT:
Southern River Hockey Club Inc
BSB: 633 – 000
A/C #: 147941421
REF: WU – Your Surname
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
DOORS OPEN 6PM
6.15pm Hawk into Hockey Presentations
6.45pm BBQ Dinner
All players (H2H to J9/10) dinner is included. Parents and siblings can purchase a plate for $5.00 each
7.30pm Junior 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 Presentations
Bar will be open during the evening for all drink purchases
Last chance opportunity to Buy-a-Brick and become a part of our club history. Tomorrow is the last day for you to submit your form (downloadable below) at the clubroom or online via the link here.
Buy a Brick Flyer 2017 v1.2 (only available until 31st August 2017)
Don’t forget that if you can pay your brick off by monthly direct debit as well. Just complete our direct debit form available here and send it it the firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your monthly payment.