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Goldstix are Go Go Go!

Welcome to our new little hockey crew!

The 2020 season sees Margaret River Hockey Club sign up with the Hockey WA Goldstix programme.  Thanks to Katie Rogers from Hockey WA and to our club legend Dan Stocker for coaching this enthusiastic bunch.

It was great to see new families joining the club and enjoying the central venue of Gloucester Park.

Here is to an enjoyable first Goldstix season!

By |2020-06-18T20:18:52+08:00June 18th, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Goldstix are Go Go Go!

COVID-19

Hockey WA – COVID-19 – Phase 3

Update – Tuesday June 16th

Copy of our Covid Safety Plan – Phase 3

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Message from Hockey WA

Dear Players, supporters, members, clubs and our broader hockey community.

Hockey WA has taken the decision to suspend all WA hockey competitions, events and activities until May 31st 2020 to reduce the spread of coronavirus throughout our hockey community.  We regard the health and wellbeing of players, coaches, officials and staff at all levels within our sport as our highest priority.

To Read more

By |2020-06-16T14:23:17+08:00March 18th, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on COVID-19

Trid Training Clinic – thanks to Busselton Junior Development

On Monday 16th March some of our Juniors took advantage of a training session with Trid “Tristram” Woodhouse thanks to a kind donation from the Busselton Junior Development.

Thanks  to Andy who drove the bus and the Busselton Assoc for funding our juniors, they had a great time!

 

By |2020-03-22T19:26:43+08:00March 17th, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Trid Training Clinic – thanks to Busselton Junior Development

Hockey family comes together to remember mates with match

“Scarred for Life” memorial match a day to unite

On Sunday 8th March, the Hockey Club  hosted our “Scarred For Life” memorial match in honour of past players Ken Howes, Stuart “Scar” Campbell, and Wes Battese.

The story was covered by The Augusta Margaret River Mail.

It was a successful fundraising day with the proceeds from the day used to sponsor a student to attend Camp Hero, an initiative by Perth mental health charity Zero2Hero,  as well as raise funds for coaching clinics and equipment for the club.

Over 50 members of the Hockey Club and local community also attended a talk by Mike Dyson from Good Blokes Co which was a useful and timely reminder to discuss our mental health issues and to look out for each other.

The committee were overwhelmed with the community support for our social event.  The following businesses  supported us with refreshments for the day and contributed to raffle donations

Yahava & Espresso Medic, Cowaramup Brewing Co, Margaret River Party Hire, Jarvis Estate and Witchy Liquor

Rip Curl, Beach Life, Settlers Tavern, Priceline, SportsPower, Toy World, Margaret River Collaborative, Golden Cafe, Riversmith, Houghton Wines and Bob Fox

Thank you to all who supported us and thank you to all who attended on the day.

For more photos, see our Facebook page

Love your work!

By |2020-03-22T19:47:35+08:00March 12th, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Hockey family comes together to remember mates with match

Scarred for Life – Charity Match – Sunday 8th March

Bring your friends along for a good cause.

On Sunday 8th March, the Hockey Club will host its “Scarred For Life” memorial match in honour of past players Ken Howes and Stuart “Scar” Campbell, both of whom took their own lives in 2016.  The proceeds from the game will be used to sponsor a student to attend Camp Hero, an initiative by Perth mental health charity Zero2Hero.

Register to play in the match – Email Colin Fox and bring your $5 along on the day – summer hockey rules apply.

The club will also host a mental health awareness session with guest speaker Mike Dyson from Good Blokes Co.

Mike will be facilitating an interactive conversation about how we can do mental health better, in our personal networks and throughout the Margaret River community.  Mike will guide us through a short exploration of the landscape of mental health in Australia (particularly from a men’s perspective) and help us to explore how we can find simple ways to support each other and keep our mates happy and healthy.

This is for local sporting clubs aimed at educating club leaders and members in the recognition and management of mental illness within playing groups, this talk is FREE to all so come and have a listen.

There will also be children’s entertainment  throughout the day – 7-a-side hockey fun – so bring your stick if you have one!

It’s a fundraiser day – so bring along some cash for raffle, a coffee, homemade cakes, BBQ lunch.  Bar open from 1.00pm

Registrations for 2020 now open, come and meet the committee, coaches and learn more about our club.

BIO: Mike Dyson

Mike Dyson is a Rites of Passage facilitator with a passion for reframing mental health and masculinity in a positive light.  Mike works with private, school, community and corporate groups creating fun, engaging spaces to have open, honest and real conversations about manhood and mental health.  Mike believes that mateship can be a force for positive change, driving better mental health for Australian men.

Good Blokes Co

Good Blokes Co facilitate father son camps, mother son camps, mates camps, rites of passage camps and men’s gatherings that help men to become the best they can be for the benefit of themselves and everyone around them.

Story covered by The Augusta Margaret River Mail

By |2020-03-12T14:37:31+08:00February 21st, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Scarred for Life – Charity Match – Sunday 8th March

President interviewed on ABC Southwest!

After the exciting news that the turf project has  confirmation that the final grant funding applied for was successful, Club President Colin Fox was interviewed by Gianfranco Di Giovanni the presenter from ABC Great Southern.

Click below to Listen now to the interview.

 

By |2020-02-16T12:47:51+08:00February 16th, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on President interviewed on ABC Southwest!

We did it! Final grant funding confirmed – we can build a training turf!

We have a fully funded project – it’s official our hockey club training turf can go ahead this year! This was confirmed by Hon Mick Murray, MLA when he visited Margaret River at the weekend.  Some members of the club were there to hear this exciting news.

Watch the video: We can build our training turf! Thank you!

Full story in the Margaret River Mail

Details from the media statement released by Hon Mick Murray MLA

By |2020-02-16T14:47:45+08:00January 21st, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on We did it! Final grant funding confirmed – we can build a training turf!

Augusta Margaret River Mail – Archive Posts 2019

By |2020-03-12T22:10:27+08:00January 12th, 2020|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Augusta Margaret River Mail – Archive Posts 2019

Locals chip in for last minute Shire approval

What a frantic couple of weeks!  A MASSIVE THANK YOU to our local businesses, through their confirmation of donations to support our turf project, we were able to go to AMRShire council and finally confirm their support financially.

As reported in The Augusta Margaret River Mail

Thank you so much to the following businesses;

Middleton Consulting Accountants

SportsPower Margaret River

Jarvis Estate

Fusion Electrical

Mitre 10 – Margaret River

By |2020-03-12T22:08:38+08:00October 20th, 2019|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Locals chip in for last minute Shire approval

Great Season – Presentations and Trophy Winners – 2019

And the winners are…

All well deserved and listed in the full story in the Margaret River Mail!

Awesome job and well done everyone!

By |2019-10-02T20:22:48+08:00October 2nd, 2019|Margaret River Hockey|Comments Off on Great Season – Presentations and Trophy Winners – 2019