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.

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