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Help Needed

Next Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th are the first junior trainings.

Tuesday starts at 5pm and Thursday 4:30pm.

We will have Uniforms and apparel for sale and fees will be able to be paid.

The eftpos machine will be available for the last time. (Paying by credit card after this time will incur a fee).

I will need a couple of people on each of these nights to help sell uniforms and accept payments.

On the Thursday night our under 11 coach is unavailable due to coaching commitments with Under 21 men’s state side. I am looking for some people to help out with coaching the under 11s 4:30- 5:30pm. It would be great to have others helping out too especially with the younger teams.

If you are able to give up some of your time please contact me as soon as possible

Thank you

Kerry Kitto

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Thank You

A big thank you to all those who came along and registered for season 2013, also thank you to those who have registered online, (you should have received an email explaining how to do this)

We have 120 people registered but are waiting on 156 more.

If you are having any problems or are not sure about the registration process please contact me at juniors@shc.org.au.

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SHC Sign on Evenings

It is time for all Juniors and Seniors of Seacliff Hockey Club to come along and let us know that you are playing this season.

(Even if you have already been to trainings)

We need everyone’s correct information online under the new system to replace sporting pulse. This information is important so we nominate the correct number of teams and make sure everyone can take part in our great sport.

This year we will be setting up computers at the club so you can register online on the night. There will be helpers around to assist anyone.

Make sure to attend one of the Sign on evenings

  • Sunday 3rd march 6 to 8 pm
  • Tuesday 5th march 6 to 8 pm

New to sign on this year, we will have an EFTPOS machine!! Uniforms and apparel will also be available for sale and the ability to pay fees.

Why not get everything sorted and paid in one hit on the night? Early-bird fee payment discounts apply!!

If you know of anyone interested in joining our club please let them know to come along.

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Congratulations Robert Foord

Hockey SA is pleased to announce the appointment of prominent South Australian
businessman Robert Foord to the Hockey SA Board.

Mr Robert L. Foord will join the Hockey SA Board immediately, bringing valuable insight from both commercial and government business practices to an already highly credentialed Board.

As founder of The Proud Australia Group of Companies and former Director of Jetset Tours Pty Ltd., Mr Foord has an intimate understanding of Australia’s contemporary economic landscape; with over thirty five years of experience in private sector Australian and international businesses.

Established in 1982, The Proud Australia Group of Companies has expanded its extensive and diverse business portfolio throughout Australia and overseas and is now one of Australia’s major exporters of Tourism.

Hockey SA Chairperson, Helen Stone stated, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Foord to the Board.Robert shares similar values with ours and he has extensive knowledge of commercial and government practices.”

“Hockey SA is going through exciting changes at the moment and I am looking forward to Robertbringing a significant skill set to our Board,” Stone said.

Robert is currently the Chairman of Proud Australia Group of Companies, Chairman of Travel Auctions Australia Pty Ltd, Chairman of The John Fawcett Foundation (Indonesian Humanitarian Organisation), Chairman of the Board of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and a Board Member of the Adelaide Football Club (The Crows). Previously he was Chairman of The South Australian Tourism Commission and State Convenor for Australia’s Tourism and Transport Forum and past Board Member of the South Australian Travel Agency Licensing Board.

In 2003 Mr Foord was awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Tourism.

Robert lives in Adelaide with his wife Sheryn and five daughters. Sheryn is currently Secretary of the Seacliff Hockey Club while daughter Celeste is a state squad member

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Community Consultation

There is a community consultation for the Kauri Parade Sports Facility Upgrade on this Wednesday 20th Feb 5pm to 7pm at the Club. This is an informal event for anyone to attend and ask questions and see the plans in greater detail (ie the blown up versions). It would be great to have as many people as possible to attend this event.
Kelly from Holdfast Council advised that things seem to be progressing well from their end. They are particularly happy that Seacliff Hockey and Tennis Clubs are being so co-operative and are working so well together to make this happen which is great news!

Kelly has been advised that a new hybrid surface is becoming a necessity given the second pitch at the Pines is to be constructed shortly, and that there will be a high risk of us loosing PL games in the future unless we have hybrid pitch. Kelly was not aware of this and was very responsive and understands the effect of loosing these games will have on our club. Kelly is talking fast tracking the pitch if needed – we may need to kick in some funds too to make this happen.

So it would be great if you could help our club could fill the room and show your support for this very exciting project!

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SHC 2013 sign on

It is time for all juniors and Seniors to come along and let us know that you are playing this season. (even if you have already been to training’s)

It is important that we get the right number of teams nominated to make sure everyone can take part in our great sport.

Sign on evenings

  • Sunday 3rd march 6 to 8 pm
  • Tuesday 5th march 6 to 8 pm

Uniforms and apparel will be available for sale.
Fees will be able to be paid.

Check your emails and letterboxes for more information in the next week. If you know of anyone interested in joining our club please let them know.

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Draft Master Plan for New pitch and tennis courts.

We have received the “Draft Master Plan” for the redevelopment of our Hockey and Tennis grounds (Kauri Pde Engagement Flyer). In summary it will entail;

  • A NEW water based hockey only pitch;
  • New Tennis courts on the current grassed area on the southern side of our site;
  • A Hockey warm up area;
  • New 2 or 3 story multi-purpose club rooms and bar facilities overlooking both sporting areas.

This is a major re-development in the order of $10mil and will provide Seacliff with a state of the art playing surface and facilities. Seacliff with have arguably the best satellite facility in the State and will provide us with the premier venue South of the city to play hockey.

The Seacliff Hockey Board are 100% behind this proposal and we urge all members to please take the time to provide feedback on this development. There is a small window of opportunity to do this – ie by the end of February.

Please email responses to mail@holdfastbay.sa.gov.au or visit the online hub @ yourviewhq.holdfast.sa.gov.au.

Again, this is an exciting and monumental development that will shape our club well into the future – its a great opportunity for all of us to show support and help get this happening. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me on the contacts below.

Jason Spouse
President SHC
0414 422 854

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Welcome to the 2013 season.

The top squads for both men and women have commenced their pre season training programme. Attendance at these sessions are open to anyone who aspires to be eligible for selection in the top 3 teams for men or top 2 teams for the women.

For those who don’t wish to play at this level, commencing of Sunday 10th February an alternative pre-season will be held at the Club each Sunday commencing at 6:30 and will run for an about 1 1/2 hours. This is open to anyone, senior or juniors, who wish to do some work prior to the season commencing.

If you know someone who may be interested in playing, but would like to have a bit of a try first, this is a the ideal way to start.

Any queries should be directed to Andrew Oliver on 0418 800 105 or members@shc.org.au.

We currently expect the pitch to be handed over from tennis on Sunday 24 March, and following this will revert to week night trainings.

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Position Vacant

The Seacliff Hockey Club is seeking a willing and able person to act as the club’s


We envisage that the newsletter would be distributed electronically.  After the initial template being created, the role should be only a few hours per month commitment during the season and would include:

  • Monthly compilation and distribution of an electronic newsletter by
  • Gathering snippets of information and photos from appointed people from each of the club’s various areas of membership.  Eg: Premier League teams, Metro teams, Junior teams, Social, Fundraising, State/Zone trials/competitions, etc.
  • Plus anything newsy, or information that maybe of interest to the membership, such as the Canteen and club facilities, perhaps even a member profile

You can be as creative as you feel led, we want the newsletter to be a regular edition in the life at the club leading up to, and during, the forthcoming season.

I look forward to hearing from you.  Please contact me by email at secretary@shc.org.au or by phone on 0419 032 217.

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2013 Pre-season is here

We hope you have had a nice relaxing break over Christmas and the new year

Tiger Pre season Kicks off soon!

Below are the first 4 sessions for both men and women.
If you strive to play for the PLM, PLW, M1M, M2M, M2W it is especially important to come out, however sessions are open to anyone of any grade.

Tuesday January 22
@ Apex Park West Beach (Car Park)
Burbridge Rd (Opposite West Beach Hockey Centre)

Thursday January 24
@ Lockleys Oval, Lockleys
Enter off Netley Ave

Tuesday January 29
@ Apex Park, West Beach (Car Park)

Thursday January 31
@ Lockleys Oval, Lockleys

Tuesday January 22 (optional)
6:30PM – 8PM
@ Seacliff Yacht Club

Thursday January 24 (optional)
6:30PM – 8PM
@ Seacliff Yacht Club

Tuesday January 29
6:30PM – 7:30PM
@ Seacliff HC
(Bring Sticks)

Thursday January 31
6:30PM – 8PM
@ Seacliff Yacht Club

Cant wait to see you Tigers out there!

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The second series of SUMMER HOCKEY will be starting on the 1st of Feb 2013. At this stage the games clash with Premier League and Metro 2 pre season training, so interest is particularly sought from Metro 3 & 4 Women.

Our games are Tuesday nights, TBA venue, although we were at Woodville this series.

The comp runs for six weeks (until the 17th of March)

Registration is $12 for the series and match fees are $10 per game to cover pitch and umpires.

Nominations are due by the 20th Dec to hockey SA so please let me know ASAP so we can nominate, even if you might just be a fill in!

If anyone would like to play, or knows someone who would, please contact Carly Lohmeyer at carly_lohmeyer@hotmail.com or on 0403 816 118.

In the mean time Merry Christmas!!

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Coaching News

More great news on the coaching front; we have just appointed our Metro 1 Men’s and Metro 2 Women’s coaches for 2013. Unfortunately, the women’s M1’s have been relegated to M2’s so will be striving to get back up for 2014 – to help this we are pleased to announce Jonno Gardner as the M2’s coach and he will be assisting Daz with the PLW.

We are also pleased to announce a new face to the club to coach the M1 men’s team – Kev Aide. Kev is a current Australian O45 player and has a wealth of coaching and playing experience. Kev (formally of Woodville) is keen to take the M1 men’s team to finals hockey in 2013 and beyond.

We have been doing quite a lot of work in the off season to make 2013 a great season. You will notice some changes around the club in the coming year and there is an expectation that most members will contribute a bit more volunteer hours. We are a volunteer organisation and we all have a responsibility to make the club work. We are in the process of creating roles (mostly small roles) that need to be filled, please give some thought over the holiday period as to what you may like to do for the club in the coming year.

Finally, from myself and the board of Seacliff Hockey Club – have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

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Latest news in Premier League

Exciting things have been brewing in Tigerland since the season concluded.

We are happy to announce that Darren Neimke has been appointed the new coach of the Premier League Women for 2013. Darren is well known to club and is looking forward to the new challenge of the Womens group.

For the Premier League Men, we are happy to announce that a new face to the Club – Mark (Jogger) Dell’Oro – has been appointed coach for 2013. Mark has a long coaching history including recently coaching the Hotshots. The club is really excited to see what they can do with their perspective teams, and we wish the teams and coaches every success in 2013.

We will be holding a meet and greet BBQ with the coaches in the near future, details to come shortly. Lastly, we are now focusing on filing the remaining grades coaches (including M1 Mens and M2 Womens and Juniors) – if you have any interest in coaching in 2013 please contact Jason Spouse 0414 422 854 or via president@shc.org.au

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Tim Stephenson represents Australia in Masters Hockey World Cup

We congratulate Tim Stephenson upon his successful return from Canterbury – UK.  In September he represented Australia in the inaugural Masters Hockey World Cup. Winning a silver medal. The Men’s 40’s team played well over the 2 week tournament winning their 3 pool games, against Wales 6-1, South Africa 7-5, and England 5-1 with Tim scoring a goal in each match.

The boys narrowly won the cross-over final against Scotland 2-1, scoring the winning goal from a penalty corner after full time.

Unfortunately they were defeated by England 3-1 in the Final.

In early October Tim had further travels for hockey to Hobart playing in this years National Masters tournament. He was again successful and has earned National selection for the second time in the Australian team that will be competing in the Trans-Tasman Cup in Auckland, New Zealand in 2013.

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2012 AGM New Board Appointed

The new Board Members Elected or Appointed for 2013 at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting held at the Seacliff Sports Club are:
  • Jason Spouse – President
  • Sheryn Foord – Secretary
  • Jodie Lindsay – Treasurer
  • Alex Wawryk – Vice President Women
  • Dan Roach – Vice President Men
  • Kerry Kitto
  • Paul Bond
  • Penny Redmond
  • Cathy Lewis
Unfortunately Andy Oliver didn’t offer himself as a candidate for the coming year due to a new business venture he is about to embark on.  We sincerely thank him for his valuable contribution of service, over many, many years, to the Seacliff Hockey Club.  His contribution, knowledge and understanding of the history and operations of the Club has been a source of inspiration and he will be sorely missed.  However, I am sure that he will still be seen around enjoying a ‘quite one’ , while supporting the club, his family and friends!

The new Board met briefly following the AGM to elect the office bearers and set November 14th, 2012 as the date for their first official Board meeting.

We thank those who were able to attend the AGM and we ask that you all support your new Board in the coming year.

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