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Juniors – Welcome to season 2014

I hope you are all looking forward to being back out on the hockey field.

If you know of any potential new players please let them know.

Please take the time to open the attachment below:
SHC Junior registration info 2014 


Schools Hockey Program
We are trying to establish for term 2 for students in years 3-5. If you have any primary school contacts that you can share this with please do, It would also be great if some of our year 3-5 players could talk their school mates into making a team for this competition, it is going to be a lot of fun.

SHC Mini Hockey School 2014

Look forward to seeing you all at the registration days and training’s.

Any questions please contact Kerry Kitto – juniors@shc.org.au.

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Time to dust off those sticks and shin guards, pitch training for all the lower grades will start this Sunday 16th February at the SHC from 6-730pm.

Hope to see you all out there to get the touch back.

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Expressions of interest for Junior coaching positions 2014

Seacliff hockey club is seeking expressions of interest for coaches of our junior teams. We expect to have U18, 15, 13 boys and girls teams and  two teams of under 11 and 9 mixed.

Under 15 and 18 s play on Friday night and train Tuesday evenings.

Under 13, 11 and 9 play Sunday mornings and train Thursday evenings.

please forward your expression of interest to juniors@shc.org.au , detailing your hockey experience and the role(s) you are interested in by February 14th.

If you require more information please contact Kerry Kitto 0408276697

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State Team Nominations

On-line registrations are now open through the Hockey SA website for players wishing to nominate for selection in the 2014 under 21 & Country state teams to compete in June/July & August 2014 respectively.

Players can register by clicking the link located in the news article, the front page and on selected pages under the state teams tab.

Under 21 Championships

Men: June 30th – July 11th    Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, NSW

Women: July 1st – July 12th Perth Hockey Stadium, WA

Trial Dates:

  • Trial One Saturday March 1 –
    • U21 Women: 10am -12pm State Hockey Centre Pitch 2
    • U21 Men: 8am – 10am State Hockey Centre Pitch 2
  • Trial Two Saturday March 15 –
    • U21 Women: 8am – 10am, State Hockey Centre Pitch 1
    • U21 Men: 10am -12pm, State Hockey Centre Pitch 1

Country Championships

Men & Women: August 2nd – 9th Toowoomba, Queensland

Trial Dates:

  • Trial One Sunday March 16 –
    • Women: 8am – 10am State Hockey Centre Pitch 1
    • Men: 8am – 10am State Hockey Centre Pitch 2
  • Trial Two Sunday March 30 –
    • Women: 8am – 10am State Hockey Centre Pitch 2
    • Men: 8am – 10am State Hockey Centre Pitch 1

Information for all players

Any player unable to attend either trial must submit a reason for their absence on the online nomination form. Please understand that non-attendance to one or more trials may affect a players chances of selection.

All trials are “open” to players who have registered online and paid the $25 nomination fee.

To be eligible to nominate for the U21 men’s or women’s trials, players must:

  • nominate online and pay the $25.00 nomination fee
  • be a currently registered player with Hockey SA
  • be available to attend all state trainings and the National Championships
  • not turn 22 years of age any time in 2014 or earlier

Any players seeking feedback must email stateprogramssupport@hockeysa.com.au within 3 days of the final team selections posted on the Hockey SA website.

Nominations for both under 21 and country teams close at 9am Monday 24 February 2014.

Any questions relating to this email should be directed to Simon Nolan (State Programs Support Officer) in the first instance.

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Redevelopment Update

The club has been successful in securing a Recreation and Sport Active Club Grant from the SA Government.

This will provide over $3,000 for promotion and specialised equipment. We plan to use this for general recruiting, advertising the development proposed for the ground and coaching development.

It is great that we have been able to get this funding, in addition to the money that has been committed for the ground redevelopment. Including $500,000 grant from the State Government last week.

To date the following amounts have been committed:

* Federal government, $5 million
* State government, $0.5 million
* Holdfast Bay Council funds from Aboyne Ave tennis courts sale

The GeoTech report has been complete and the good news is the whole complex can proceed (there was a bit of a scare early on that the ground may have been too unstable). There will be some substantial supportive work to be done which is expensive and will slow the pace somewhat, but we are still pushing hard to get the new hockey surface in for the 2015 season.

The season is not far away – some critical dates

Season Starts
Premier League and Vets – starts weekend of the 29th March
Other Senior Grades start the week after Juniors start on the 2nd of May

Tennis Handover – 30th of March

Higher Grades have started Pre-Season and there are some fitness sessions for Lower Grades on Tuesday evenings (formal Lower Grade Pre-season will start in mid-Feb) – please look at the Web site for details.

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Pre-season for lower grades

For those, not quite up to the elite fitness planned by Jogger and Daz, there is a group of mainly M4M doing light fitness at the Seacliff Yacht Club each Tuesday from 730pm.

Feel free to come down, it is a good time to begin and get rid of some of the festive season pudding.


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Pre-season Training for PLM and PLW Squads

Pre-season training for both the Men’s and Women’s Premier League squads starts next Tuesday, 21st January.  The men and women will train together for the first three weeks and alternate between West Beach on Tuesday’s and Seacliff Beach on Thursday’s.  The timetable for the first 3 week’s is:

Date and Time


Tuesday 21-Jan 6:30PM

Meet at Apex Reserve, West Beach (marked A on map below)

Thursday 23-Jan 6:30PM

Meet at Seacliff Yacht Club car park

Tuesday 28-Jan 6:30PM

Meet in Lockleys Football Club car park (marked B on map below)

Thursday 30-Jan 6:30PM

Meet at Seacliff Yacht Club car park

Tuesday 4-Feb 6:30PM

Meet at park on 29 Riverway Drive (marked C on map below)

Thursday 6-Feb 6:30PM

Meet at Seacliff Yacht Club car park



The link for the full pre-season calendar for both the men and women can be found via the following links:


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New SHC App

Just been working on the SHC App for this upcoming season as a way to push information around and keep up to date with live scores. No doubt you have seem Simon O’Donnell pushing this on TV.

It is needing some content, but will happen over time, just trying to get as many on board prior to releasing information.

See the image on how to add it to you smartphone, and get signed up.

During the season spectators who are registered can add live scores to keep other club members in the know and we can add news items and events to raise awareness.

Any ideas welcome, but it is just an experiment to find ways to push club news and get higher member involvement in the season going forward.

In future we can add online shop for club apparel, chat rooms and photo galleries as the need arises.

View installation Instructions – Seacliff Brochure


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Summer Skills Development Sessions

Specialised coaching is the optimum way for players wanting to fast track their hockey development and reach their full potential.

Darren Neimke is an accredited Level 2 coach with extensive involvement in hockey over the past 30 years.  His recent hockey achievements include:

2013 Performance Analyst – South Australian Hotshots Men’s Hockey Team
2013 Head Coach – South Australian Under 21 Men’s Hockey Team – 4th place in Nationals
2013 Assistant Coach/Performance Analyst – Australia A Men’s Hockey Team tour to China
2013 South Australian Sports Institute Volunteer Coach – Hockey
2010-2013 Premier League Coach – Seacliff Hockey Club Men’s and Women’s teams
2012 Assistant coach – South Australian Under 21 Women’s Hockey Team – 2nd place in Nationals

Summer Skills Sessions

During the off-season is a perfect time to work on skills and knowledge development in preparation for the coming year and to help fast track development.

Throughout this Summer I am offering training sessions to players who are looking to improve their skills or hockey knowledge.  Participants will receive targeted and focussed coaching to help them achieve their hockey goals.  Specific feedback, including the use of video analysis, will be a feature of these sessions.  Each session will be tailored to ensure maximum benefit.

Information provided to players will help provide an understanding of areas to work on to reach their peak level.


Cost is $25 per 90 minute session.

What to do now?

To apply for inclusion in these sessions, please complete an application form* by Friday 1st November.

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Summer Hockey Anyone?

As the winter hockey season concludes….here are some details for the summer hockey season for you to ponder…..


Hockey SA is pleased to offer skills development clinics for Indoor Hockey:

U14 & U18 Boys – Thursday 10th October 9:30am-12:30pm

U14 & U18 Girls – Friday 11th October 9:30am-12:30pm

Venue – Velodrome

Cost – $35

To register please go to the Hockey SA website – nominations close 4th October at 5pm.

All questions regarding the Indoor Clinics should be directed to Hugh Purvis on tel. 8349 4044 or email: gamedevelopment@hockeysa.com.au


2013 Summer Hockey Series A  

Summer Hockey Series A competition will run from Sunday 27th October to Friday 6th December 2013 (6 weeks).

Competitions and Game Days (days proposed may change depending on ground availability):

Mixed Twilight – Sunday

Women – Tuesday

Masters Women – Wednesday

Men – Thursday

Mixed (2) – Friday

Nominations must be received with a Club Secretary or President signature along with the nomination fee.

Nominations close 5pm Friday 18th October to Hockey Metro – hockeymetro@hockeysa.com.au


Any questions may also be directed to that email address.  


Hockey SA is pleased to open Senior and Junior Indoor State Player Nominations.

All questions regarding the Indoor Competition should be directed to Hugh Purvis at gamedevelopment@hockeysa.com.au or telephone 8349 4044.



U21/Open Men:  Saturday 19 October 5:30-7:00pm @ Velodrome

U18 Men:  Saturday 26 October 5:30-7:00pm @ Velodrome

U15 Boys:  Saturday 26 October 5:30-7:00pm @ Velodrome


U21/Open Women:     Saturday 19 October 4:00-5:30pm @ Velodrome

U18 Women:             Saturday 26 October 4:00-5:30pm @ Velodrome

U15 Girls:             Saturday 26 October 4:00-5:30pm @ Velodrome

Players will need to arrive at the Velodrome 30 minutes prior to the scheduled trial times to assist in set up and check in for trials.

All selected squad members wanting to trial must register online and pay the fee of $21.00. REGISTER NOW Indoor State nominations close Monday 14 October at 5:00pm

Players trialling must be available for National Championship dates listed below:


Under 15 Boys & Girls National Championships: 12 – 15 January 2014, Brisbane QLD

Under 18 Men’ & Women’s National Championships: 17 – 20 January 2014, Brisbane QLD

Under 21 Men’s & Women’s National Championships: 7 – 10 January 2014, Wollongong NSW

Open Men’s & Women’s National Championship: 2 – 5 January 2014, Wollongong NSW



All persons wishing to be considered for the coaching positions must complete a coaches application form.

2013 Coach Application Form

All persons wishing to be considered for the position of selector are to submit a current resume detailing your indoor hockey related experience (see State Indoor Staff Information below).

All persons wishing to be considered for the position of manager are to submit a current resume detailing your involvement in hockey (see State Indoor Staff Information below).

2013 State Indoor Staff Information

Coaching applications and expressions of interest for selectors and managers positions must be submitted to Hugh Purvis by Tuesday 8th October 5:00pm to gamedevelopment@hockeysa.com.au or by post to PO Box 56 Enfield Plaza, SA 5085.

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What a week Seacliff is having!

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Firstly, congratulations to the Under 15 Boys winning their Grand Final last Friday night!  Well done!  We are very proud of you!

Then, on Saturday the Metro 3 Women won their Grand Final against North East!  A most deserved win!  Congratulations ladies! (….and Pete!  Well coached!)


m3wThe match of the day went to the Metro 4 Men who had a great match but unfortunately came runner’s up for the year…with a nail-biting finish in the remaining seconds of the game!

Sunday morning saw the Under 13 girls playing in their Grand Final containing their opposition admirably and being the season’s runners up…watch this team next year!  Look out opposition!



hockey-glynMonday night’s Hockey SA Awards saw Seacliff Hockey Club being awarded ‘Club of the Year’, Mark Dell’Oro being crowned ‘Coach of the Year’, and Glyn Tamlin winning ‘Best Fairest’ for the second year in a row!  A wonderful achievement for Glyn, who is only one of six players to ever achieve this!

And the week is not over yet!

markThis Saturday, September 14th, some of our Under 9’s will be participating in the demonstrations games at from 12.30pm, prior to the Official Opening Ceremony of the 2nd pitch at the Pines. The Metro 1 Men’s & Women’s Grand Finals will be precede Seacliff Hockey Club’s Premier League Men playing in their Grand Final at the Pines starting at 5.15pm.

Everyone is welcome to join us at the club, following the completion of the Grand Final.  The Club will be open from 7.15 pm (approx.) on Saturday, to Celebrate the end of a wonderful season and hopefully another Premiership Flag!

Penny Redmond is planning to organise a bus to the game and back to the club.  If you are interested please email her at penny.redmond@growsa.com.au by Thursday if you are interested.  Cost will be divided by numbers.

Enjoy the week!  Look forward to seeing you all at the Pines on Saturday cheering on our Premier League Men as they hopefully bring home the flag!

Go Tigers!

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Grand Final Time!

The Seacliff Clubrooms will be open from about 7pm on this Saturday night for Grand Final Celebrations.( Win or Lose) All Welcome

 The under 15 boys are playing Friday night 6:30 at Port
Metro 3 women are at west Beach at 2:30 pm on Saturday
Metro 4 Men are at the Pines at 4:30 pm on Saturday

And don’t forget our under 13 girls 9am at the pines Sunday

 Junior Presentation night Friday 13th Sept 6:30pm at the club.

Then the big one Premier League men are in the grand Final Saturday 14th Sept at around 5pm at the Pines ( time to be confirmed)

Senior presentation night  Friday 20th Sept (you must rsvp to Penny Redmond asap penny.redmond@growsa.com.au)

Go Tigers!!!!!

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Stevo’s 450th

After 24 years of playing Premier League, Tim Stephenson will play his 450th game this Saturday the 3rd of August.

Everyone is invited out to Port Adelaide to help recognise this important achievement when Seacliff take on Grange Royals in a 3.30 game.

There will be a small pre-game presentation to mark this mile stone game, and following the Premier League and Metro 1 games there will be a celebration back at the Seacliff club rooms.

This is a significant milestone in hockey, and a wonderful achievement for Tim, so we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Port on Saturday!

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2013 SHC Quiz Night

What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

It’s time for the 2013 
Seacliff Hockey Club
Quiz Night!! 

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the others drown too?

7:00pm for 7:30 start
24th of August 2009
at the Seacliff Hockey club

What happens when you get ‘half scared to death’ twice?

$10.00 per player
You will need gold coins for intermission games, nibbles and brain food, along with mates to fill your table

Why do all the superheroes wear underpants on the outside?

RSVP by the 17th August. 
Once you have 10 people for your table contact 
Pen on 0401 087 773

If your business or friends have any donations for prizes please contact Pen as they would be greatly appreciated

Please note facebook attendance is used for a rough number tables still need to be booked, if you wish to come and don’t have a table contact penny and she can put you onto a reserves list

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SHC 2013 Quiz Night

Our club’s annual Quiz Night, and the year’s major fundraising event, is fast approaching on August 24th.

Penny Redmond, SHC Social & Fundraising Co-ordinator, is urgently seeking someone, or a small group of people, to coordinate the Quiz Night prizes.

We ask teams to donate a basket of items from a designated “theme”, but prizes to be collected will be in addition to this.

It would involve:

  • Calling and visiting businesses to drum up prizes
  • Aiming to secure 2 or 3 large prizes for the Auction
  • Collecting prizes / coordinating with Penny to collect
  • Re-grouping prizes to either larger or smaller items
  • Storing items until the night and
  • Being a point of contact for team donated prizes

I am able to assist with the first two roles but we have a daughter getting married on that day so I won’t be able to do the coordination during the week prior to the event.

This is a much needed support role to ensure that the Quiz Night is a success.  Please contact myself on 0419 032 217 or Penny on 0401 087 773.  Your assistance will be very much appreciated and help your club continue to prosper.

Your immediate response to help will enable Penny and I get a good night’s sleep!

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