Hat-Trick Hawks

Hawks Mens 1

Round 4 results are in and the Hawks are still undefeated!

This week we saw the Hawks take on Old Aquinians on Mother’s Day at the UWA turf in a match the Hawks needed to win to make solid ground in the top 4.

Three games in and the team have formed a regular line up with no changes from the previous week other than Simon Gillespie starting in defence in place of Rob De Wind who was delayed in making hit off time.

With Lee Hansord winning the toss the Hawks took the ball for the start of the game hit out. The game started with anxious times on both sides trying to keep their opposition goal-less. However it wasn’t too long when the Hawks put themselves in the lead after a scramble in front of Old Aquinians’ goals and Guy Hoskin knocking the ball over the line.

With the Hawks in the lead they continued to show their dominance after some quality team work and a second goal with Lee adding to his total. The Old Aquinians were kept under pressure after the Hawks were awarded multiple penalty corners pulling out another two goals courtesy of a variation from Leighton Keane to Lee to Jonathon Lanzon and back to Lee for a flick into goals. The first half ended 3-0 to the Hawks.

The second half started and the Hawks were quickly tested in defence, however goalie Brett Chappells showed his skill keeping the Old Aquinians goal-less. The Hawks quickly regrouped putting the pressure back on allowing Guy to get his second goal for the game. The goals didn’t stop there after the Hawks created their best team work so far (quoted by Coach Barry) seeing Lee finish the game with a hat-trick and his fifth goal for the club.

Final score; 5-0 to the Hawks. Well done to all it was a classy display of team work. The Hawks next game is against Riverside Lions on Sunday the 20th at 7:00pm on the Shenton Turf.

Home Crowd Watch Winning Hawks

Mother’s Day weekend and the Hawks Club Rooms were filled with supporters for a spectacle of hockey on both fields.

The first time slot saw the Hawks Womens’ side convincingly beat Riverside Lions 8-0 on field 1. On Field 2 the result was 3-1 to the U15 Hawks pushing them up to 2nd position with their win against Mazenod after a hat-trick to Connor Cracknell.

The second group of games started (or didn’t) with the Mens 3 team being awarded the win after a forfeit from Whitfords. Unfortunately the other game scheduled at this time slot wasn’t as successful with the Vets side narrowing missing out to the CT Pirates with a 0-1 loss.

Next week there will only be one home game with the Vets side taking on Hale at 3:30pm.

Hawks Leave a Mark

Hawks in Attack

Round 3 and this was the Hawks second game of the season after having a rest from the bye last week. The team having narrowly missed out on a win in the first week were determined to take away three points from this eagerly anticipated game.

The line-up was the same as the last game except for the addition of Leighton into fullback (after his role with one of WA’s state teams over East) and Kevin moving into right Half. Unfortunately for the opposition, Willetton, they were down on players and weren’t able to field a full team for the start of the match.

The whistle blew, the game was off, and the Hawks took advantage of their extra players pouncing on Willetton’s defence to take control of the game. Willetton did well to defend a strong Hawks team however the Hawks were too strong with Lee putting the Hawks in the lead with his first shot from a short corner.

The Hawks continued their strong form with impressive team work opening gaps in Willetton’s defence creating plenty of goal shooting opportunities. No one close to the goals was safe as the hawks knocked an extra five goals on the board with an extra goal from Lee, two goals from Jonathon, one goal from Daniel, and one goal from Guy putting the official score line at 6-0 on the half time mark.

The second half started and Willetton put up a strong attack with multiple attacking short corners. Brett was determined to leave the score line clean and did well to keep the goals safe from a Willetton shot. Before the end of the game the Hawks managed another two goals; one goal to Simon and another from Lee to give him his hat trick.

After an impressive performance from a goal scoring Hawks Team the electronic scoreboard was unable to keep up missing one of Lee’s goals and finalising the win as 7-0. The Hawks next game is against Old Aquinians on Sunday the 13th at 1:00pm on the UWA Turf.

Hawks Draw 1-1

Mens 1 Team

On Sunday the 22nd of April the Mens 1 team had their first game of the season against the Subs at Shenton Turf. The day was wet and windy with frequent light shows in the night sky, thankfully the turf was lightning free.

The Hawks Line-up saw Brett in goals, Kevin and Rob as the Full Backs, Gavin in Centre Half, James and Steve the other Half Backs, Daniel and Guy on the Wings, Lee and Carl the Inners and Jonathon playing Centre Forward.

Captain Leigh won the toss and elected to start with the ball. The game started with excitement from the top Hawks team who held the ball well. The Hawks passed the ball around nicely and kept the subs on their toes. The first half saw three close attacking shots from the Hawks and just as many defensive short corners. The half ended with a drawing score line of 0-0.

The second half started with the same line up as the start of the game with the Hawks showing early determination after wise words from Coach Barry. Early in the second half Simon sent a beauty of a shot from the tightest of angles at the top of the D to put Hawks in front 1-0. The Hawks held on to the lead as hard as they could successfully defending multiple short corners however 2 minutes before the end of the game Subs managed to get one back with a goal off a deflection on the post.

The game ended in a draw 1-1 with the Hawks’ heads held high after a good game with a tough competitor. The team thanks James for his hard work after playing two games on the weekend and Jonathon for keeping the pressure on the Subs defence.

The Hawks next game is against Willetton on Saturday the 5th of May at 4:00pm on Melville Turf. Watch out for the return of super defender Leighton!

Hawks Open Day

Hawks MedalsAn Open Day to launch the season officially will be conducted by the Hawks on Saturday 14th April at the Les Sands Pavilion commencing at 2.00pm.

The day will include a series on training demonstrations by both senior men and women as well as the junior players and will give the community an insight into the fun and healthy aspect of playing hockey.

An interclub scratch match will be held and will showcase some of the amazing talent the club has this year as well as giving the players a chance to impress the selection panel prior to the home and away season commencing on April 21st.

The senior women’s side has been training extremely well under the guidance of coach Navine Holt and will also be involved in a series of demonstrations on the day.

Local dignitaries including Mr Paul Andrews MLA and members of the Executive Committee will be in attendance and a sausage sizzle will commence following the official opening.

The day will be a perfect opportunity for the sporting community of the area to witness the growth of the Hawks in its amazing short history.

Social memberships will be available on the day as well as offering further opportunities for prospective full playing members to register.

Further information on the Southern River Hockey club can be obtained by contacting Lloyd Jones on 94596453.

Junior Training Commences

The Southern River Hockey Club has commenced training for all juniors on Thursdays at Les Sands Pavilion in the Sutherlands Park Sporting complex on Gay Street Gosnells.

Training will commence at 5.00pm and will be co-ordinated by the club’s Junior Development Officer Fred Keane and will be assisted by a Junior Coaching panel.

Players from age groups ranging from under 11 through to under 15 will be catered for and the club has announced that at least one extra team will take to the field this year.

This will bring the number of teams of young Hawks to three and further demonstrates the growth of hockey in the Gosnells region and the remarkable progress made by the club in only its second year.

Further information on the Southern River Hockey club can be obtained when Junior Training Commences or the Junior Development Officer Fred Keane on 0409139005.

Pingelley Carnival

The Pingelly Carnival on March 31st is drawing near.

The first games will be at 11am carrying on through the day, those of you who have confirmed attendance will need to be at the grounds on the corner of Somerset Street and Brown Street, Pingelly by 10.30am AT THE LATEST. For those of who have not previously attended a Pingelly Carnival, allow 2¼ hours from Perth CBD and adjust from there according to where you live.

The best route is to travel the Brookton Highway from Armadale to Brookton, then turn right at Brookton to go to Pingelly. When you get to Pingelly, you will find the road veers right up the main street. Don’t go up the main street, but go straight ahead to the next corner (Esplanade Hotel is a landmark) and turn left over the railway line and go up Brown Street to Somerset Street, turn left into Somerset, and the entrance to the grounds is on your right. In to the entrance and then turn left to the pavilion

You may wish to travel down on Saturday morning, and returning on Sunday morning after enjoying the hospitality of the wonderful folk in Pingelly. If anyone wishes to stay overnight on Saturday, or indeed go down Friday night, please let Lloyd know and he will arrange accommodation for you. Please do not arrange accommodation individually. Arrangements are underway with the Pingelly Hotel for bed and breakfast at $30.00 per person (not bad eh?).

So that Lloyd has definite numbers, can you all please advise him by 27 March confirming your attendance, and where applicable, advise your accommodation needs.

The Pingelly trip follows close on the heels of our successful trip on 17/18 March to Busselton to play a series of games against Capel. The Pingelly Carnival is essentially aimed at veterans hockey players (35 and over) however around 25% of players who participate are younger. This is mainly a fun weekend so no matter what age come along and enjoy the outing and the rural setting at Pingelly.

Lloyd can be contacted either by phone on 93234454 or via email at lloyde19@bigpond.com.

You will also catch him at training on Thursday 6.30pm Les Sands Pavilion Gay St Gosnells.

Hawks Announce Coach

Barry Vanderputt

The Southern River Hockey Club takes great pleasure in announcing that the senior coach for season 2007 is Barry Vanderputt. Barry has an extensive and thorough knowledge of all facets of hockey and was a member of the successful premiership side from last year. Barry has coached at all levels of the game and has also represented Western Australia at junior level. He brings a wealth of experience and respect to the club and has succeeded in senior coaching positions for many years. The hockey fraternity in WA hold the Vanderputt name in the highest regard and Barry has earnt the utmost respect from all of his peers.

Barry succeeds Leighton Keane in the coaching role due to Leighton’s involvement with the current State U/18 side and we wish him all the best and thank him for his efforts from last year.

Barry will be assisted this year by a coaching panel including John Heath and Guy Hoskin as well as fitness advisor Geoff Daniels.

Training for both senior men and women is well and truly underway and is held at Les Sands Pavilion in the Sutherlands Sporting Complex Gay Street Gosnells on Thursdays 6.30pm and Sundays commencing at 9.00am. Junior training is scheduled to start very shortly with an announcement of the successful coaching staff being made in the coming week.

The Hawks recently travelled to Busselton to partake in a series of pre selection trials against local side Capel and the results were very encouraging. An impressive display by a number of the new members to our club was a feature as well as the early good form of our established stars. The solid pre season fitness campaign was evident as all players ran out the games well in hot and trying conditions.

The club will be holding an open day on April 14 commencing at 2.00pm with a series of training demonstrations and exhibition matches followed by a sausage sizzle. This is the perfect opportunity for the local community to attend and view the magnificent facilities of the Les Sands Pavilion as well as the manicured playing surface of the Hawks home ground. Coaches and committee members will be on hand to assist with information on the club. Social memberships are available and offer a wide range of exciting benefits. Local dignitaries will be in attendance including our club patron Paul Andrews MLA.

For further information on any aspect of the Southern River Hockey club please contact Lloyd Jones on 93234454 of Janson Hoskins on 0414890753.

AHL Finals Week


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.