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.
Some of them even made it in the paper! See the Margaret River Mail (1 July 2020)
Hockey WA – COVID-19 – Phase 3
Update – Tuesday June 16th
Copy of our Covid Safety Plan – Phase 3
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.
NEW for 2020!
COVID-19 UPDATE – TUESDAY 16 June
Let’s all get back to training – first games at Busselton start this week!
Please make sure you stay in touch with your team via your messenger or email group.
Stay safe – stay healthy – stay in touch with your hockey family – please ask for help if you need anything.
Fitness / Team Training – Tuesday evenings at Gloucester Park
Goldstix – Pre Primary – Yr 3 – New to hockey – 4.00 pm – 4.45 (hockey pack inc stick)
Junior Teams – Year 3-5’s 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Junior Teams – Year 6-8’s 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm (warm up from 4.30)
Junior Teams – Year 9-12’s 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm (warm up from 5.45)
Senior Teams – Men/Women 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm (warm up from 5.45)
For extra fitness training – Join a Park Run
Saturday mornings, Rotary Park, Margaret River – 8.00 am – 5km timed FREE event.
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!
“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
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!
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
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.
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