AHL Finals Week

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Australian Hockey League Finals Week is going to be very exciting at Perth Hockey Stadium from 26 March to 1 April.

There will be a family day on the weekend with face painting, freebies, a bouncy castle, an inflatable Rookie pitch, drag flicking competitions, free balloons, marquees around the ground, a brass band and lots of food choices.

There will also be marquees across the hill for teams who get there early to bag them so they can all cheer together.

Don’t forget to wear Black and gold.

Please see the Finals Week Flyer for more information.

Family Hockey Trip

Here are the details for the Hawks Family Hockey Trip.

Date: 17th and 18th of March 2007
Accomodation: Busselton Jetty Chalets

Costs are not yet available as we need to know numbers before we book. Alternatively you are welcome to find your own accomodation.

Please let Heathy (0433850224) or Leighton (0433944417) know if you are intending to come along as we are hoping to field enough players for two games.

Nomination Successful

The Southern River Hockey Club is pleased to announce that the proposal to field a women’s side in the HockeyWA grass competition this year has been passed by Committee and will go ahead for the upcoming season.

If you live in the local area and are interested in joining our family friendly innovative club then the Hawks are for you. The team will participate in the HockeyWA regular home and away season which runs from April until September.

Training is already under way and is held on Thursdays at 6.30pm and Sunday mornings at 9.00am at the Les Sands Pavilion located in the Sutherlands Park complex in Gay Street Gosnells. Currently the team is joining in training with the senior mens teams and the fitness and skills program is very successful. A coach will be announced in the very near future.

As well as the womens side the Hawks are also increasing the number of mens teams this season to include another grass side bringing the number of teams to four including a State 3C side in the astroturf competition and a Veterans team for the over 40’s. Junior training is scheduled to commence towards the end of March and we again will field sides in ages ranging from u/11 through to u/15.

The Hawks are proud to be associated with the “Hook Into Hockey” program being run by HockeyWA for local schools and have committed to run the program for our local area.

The club has organised a trip to Busselton for the weekend of 17th March for the traditional series of pre season matches against Capel. Numbers are limited and this is a perfect opportunity for players to impress the selection panel prior to the season commencing in April.

For further information on the Southern River Hockey Club please phone Janson Hoskins on 0414890753 or Lloyd Jones on 93234454 or see it here on our website.

Training Steps Up A Gear

The Southern River Hockey Club moved pre-season training up a gear this week with the introduction of a skills program with a focus on stick work and ball control. Training numbers are extremely encouraging and the Hawks are ecstatic with the high number of new members. Fitness coordinator Geoff Daniels in partnership with skills coach John Heath have developed a balanced training regime that has all players impressed and training is performed with enthusiasm and enjoyment.

Training for senior men and women is currently being conducted on Sunday mornings at 9.00am and Thursday evenings commencing at 6.30pm at Sutherlands Park Gay Street Gosnells. The club is committed to fielding senior sides in both synthetic turf and grass competitions this year and vacancies exist in all grades. The numbers for the women’s team have been particularly pleasing and a coach will be announced shortly. Junior teams will range from u/11 through to u/17 and training will commence shortly.

The Registration Day on Saturday 17 February was an outstanding success and follow up registrations will be conducted at 6.00pm Thursday 1 March at Les Sands Pavilion on Gay Street Gosnells.

Further information on the Southern River Hawks can be obtained by phoning Club President Lloyd Jones on 93234454, Janson Hoskins on 0414890753, or Junior Contact Cindy Heath on 0439699724.

Hawks Commence Training

Lee Hanson, Geoff Daniel, and Janson Hoskins at rest after 12 km run at Myalup

The Southern River Hockey Club has kicked off pre season training in style with a two day fitness camp at Myalup in the South West. The camp was coordinated by John Heath with the assistance of fitness advisor Geoff Daniels. The traditional 12 kilometre run was the focus of the weekend and good results were achieved given the early stage of the season. Strong work in the soft sand at the beach also proved beneficial and the cricket and volleyball exercises proved popular as the players had enjoyment and fun as well as developing leg strength. The camp was not all hard slog and all participants appreciated the opportunity to relax and socialise with team mates and newcomers. The popularity of the camp has guaranteed that it will now become a permanent fixture on our training calendar in the future.

Training has now officially commenced at Sutherlands Park with the co operation of the Gosnells Cricket Club and is held at 6:30pm on Thursdays and 9:00am on Sundays until further notice. We have been fortunate to engage the services of fitness advisor Geoff Daniels to prepare a balanced exercise regime in the lead up to the season and this coupled with the early introduction of skills training should ensure a perfect lead up to the start of the season in April.

Interested new players are encouraged to attend the training sessions as we are nominating teams in several high senior men’s grades including astro turf and grass competition and are continuing to provide the opportunity for veterans players with the fielding of an over 40 grade. We are also intending to fill sides in all junior grades ranging from u/11 through to u/17. A new innovation this year will be the introduction of a women’s side and early indications are that this will be well received as response has been encouraging.

The Hawks are conducting a combined senior /junior registration day at Les Sands Pavilion in Gay Street Gosnells on Saturday 17th February commencing at 11:00am. This is a perfect opportunity to observe the excellent facilities at Sutherlands Park as well as registering your interest for the upcoming season. Junior and Senior coaches as well as committee members will be on hand to provide information on the club. A sausage sizzle will follow. An announcement on junior/women’s training will be made following the registration day.

Further information on the Southern River Hawks can be obtained by contacting the following:
Lloyd Jones (Club President) – 93234454
Janson Hoskins – 0414890753
Cindy Heath (Junior Contact) – 0439699724

Premiership Club Back in 2007

The Southern River Hockey Club is please to announce that pre season training for both juniors and seniors is about to resume. Following on from the outstanding success of the club in its in augural year that culminated in the Grand Final victory for the Metro 3C , a registration day for all players will be held at the Les Sands Pavilion in Gay Street Gosnells on Saturday 17th February commencing at 11.00am.

The Hawks are particularly keen to build on the remarkable growth achieved by the club last year by attracting new members both young and old. The club is seeking to add at least another senior Mens side as well as increasing Junior participation to include ages ranging from under 11 through to under 17. It is also proposed to field a womens side this year and prospective new players are encouraged to attend the Registration day.

The pre-season campaign this year will be co ordinated by John Heath and a training camp at Myalup in the south west has already been planned for the weekend 2-4 February and all members both current and prospective are encouraged to attend. Numbers are limited and the weekend is a perfect opportunity to shed some unwanted kilos as well as getting fit for the upcoming season. For further information and to secure your place please contact John Heath on 94594009 or 0433850224 without delay.

The Hawks will commence training in the week following the camp at the Les Sands Pavilion with the co operation of the Gosnells Cricket Club and times and dates will be notified as soon as possible.

Interested new members should phone Club President Lloyd Jones on 93234454 or Janson Hoskins on 0414890753 for further information on the Southern River Hockey Club.