Margaret River Hockey Club has seen substantial growth over the past 6 years, leading to success in SW Premierships and State, National and Olympic Competitions!
The club has now cemented its presence within the local community fielding five junior teams with members from 8 different schools across the region. The introduction of our own club “Hook in2 Hockey” program in 2017, for the Pre-Primary to Year 2 age groups, was a major step forward for hockey in Margaret River and sees our juniors return to local ovals.
There is now a strong senior competition presence with ladies, mens and masters teams pulled from communities as far apart as Augusta and Bunbury. This means the future for MRHC is now on a solid footing and is able to develop its teams further.
In 2016, following the tragic passing of former players Ken Howes and Stuart “Scar” Campbell, the MRHC began an annual fundraising memorial match named Scarred for Life. The first match was held in February 2017, and was a great success featuring past and present players. The money raised was used for a Mental Health Awareness workshop run in Margaret River. All local sporting clubs were invited and the day featured former Kookaburra and Olympian, Simon Orchard, and Psychologist Caroline Rodgers speaking on mental health.
The club has now also set up the Above the Line initiative which is aimed at increasing the awareness of mental health within the club. It provides mentors for players to “touch base” if they need someone to talk to as well as covering club behavioural expectations.
As we continue to work together to build on our past club glory and efforts and we look to the clubs future, we believe our club is in an excellent position to enjoy a successful season with;
- An excellent committee including parents, past and present players
- A 22 seater bus at our disposal to provide transport to Busselton and Bunbury
- Subsidised junior fees to make hockey a more affordable option for local families
- Excellent relationships with Hockey WA, close ties with state and national coaches and locally produced Olympian Kookaburra Aran Zalewski
We look forward to seeing you either on the field or supporting us on the sidelines!
Enjoy a Happy Hockey Season
Colin Fox – President