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Hockey Season is almost here!

Hockey Season is fast approaching – senior games start the week after Easter (6th of April)…

Thanks to all of those past and present players who have let us know their playing intentions for this season – for the REST of you CAN YOU PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING as we are desperately trying to organise teams for this year.

This Sunday 24/3/2013
Tennis courts come off 8.30 Sunday Morning. Can we please have some volunteers to come and help remove the nets and put the goals out – takes about 1 hour – please email (president@shc.org.au) or ring/text (0414 422 854) if you can help – the more helpers the easier it is….

Lower Grade Women (Metro 2, 3, 4) – Trials 2.30pm – 4pm
Lower Grade Men (Metro 2, 4, 5) – Trials – 4pm – 6pm  — NOTE: we are still looking for a M2 Coach and M4 Team Coordinator/Coach – fees waived for successful applicant (speak to me)

Any Juniors interested in playing senior hockey please come out (Male and Female)

Regular trainings will commence starting Tuesday 26th March – please see the website for details – should be up tomorrow and is very similar to last years times…

Please come out or let us know if you can’t make it. We really appreciate your support and hope you can come out and make 2013 a great season at Tiger Land….

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2012 Seacliff Senior Presentation Night

Join the Celebration of the 2012 Season

Friday 5th October @ The Highway Hotel
6:30pm for a 7pm Start


  • All RSVP by the 21st of September
  • Penny – 0401 087 773 or penny.redmond@growsa.com.au
  • (Please Include: Name, Team, how you intend to pay and Number of Seats)


  • $45 pp When Paid via EFT by 21st September
  • $50 pp at the door – RSVP still required by 21st September


Main – Choice:

Scotch Fillet with Duck Fat Chips and Chimi Chiri
(Argentinian Herb and Spice Blend)


Roasted Salmon Fillet with Broccolini and a Challot & Thyme Sauce Verge
Mains are Served with Green Salad on the Table

Dessert – Choice:

Blackberry Semi Fredo with Pistachio Fairy Floss


Pavlova with Fresh Fruit, Berry Coulis and Vanilla Cream

If you chose to prepay at the discounted price of $45, please pay this by the 21st Sept (EFT – Seacliff Hockey Club BSB: 085 333 ACC: 205 009 025 Please put your name and “Pres” in the description)

Please Note Facebook Event RSVP is NOT Valid

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School Holiday Clinic Coaches

We are currently in the process of organising some school holiday clinics at Seacliff.

The proposed dates are July 2nd, 4th and 6th

Times are 9am to 12 . (for ages 7 to 13 year olds.)

We are looking for people who would be interested at coaching these clinics.

The coaching positions would be paid , rate depending on qualifications and experience.

If you are interested in one of these positions please apply:

  • Stating your qualifications/ experience
  • Dates available
Beginner coaches are also encouraged to apply.

Kerry Kitto juniors@shc.org.au

Any questionsto Kerry 0408276697 or Anna 0424454751

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Free Coaching Course!

Would you like to qualify to be paid by the Australian Sports Commission?

If so, here is the chance to do a free coaching course that will make you eligible to run an Active After School Care hockey clinic, which pays quite well.

It is a good development experience as well, so if at all interested, by all means register.

If you want to know more, have a chat with Dan “Chuck” Carragher or ring Paul Bond on 0401 123 391.

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Matthew McGregor Final Game

It has been that day that the SHC Tigers have not been looking forward to … Club legend Matt McGregor will join his wife Anna in Tasmania in the very near future.

Matt’s departure will change the face of our club as we have come to know it, with such a high calibre athlete and mentor going onto bigger and better things.

Some of Matts achievements:

  • State representative from Under 12 through to Under 21
  • AHL Squad from 2003 to Present
  • Premier League Men, 2003 to present, Captain 2009 – 2011, Premiership 2008
  • National representative, Under 16 – Under 18, Development Camp 2003
  • Coached the mighty Under 15 to premiership glory in 2009…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make sure you are a part of this day by coming along to wish Matt a great farewell as we take on Adelaide in this most auspicious day for our club.

The days games, Saturday 23rd June @ Seacliff Hockey Club

  • 12:30 – Metro 1 Women vs Adelaide
  • 2:00 – Premier Women vs Adelaide
  • 3:30 – Premier Men vs Adelaide
  • 5:00 – Metro 1 Men vs Adelaide


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SHC Sponsors Day 2012

Seacliff Hockey Club will this year be holding a sponsor day at the club on the 20th of May starting at 2pm.

The day is designed to thank our current sponsors and allow potential new sponsors to see the game, the club & it’s people and to network.

The guests will be view…ing the game from the balcony area so please leave it free for them.

Let’s take pride in ourselves as a club with the key values of:

  • Professionalism: Display integrity in everything we do
  • Sportsmanship: Respect everyone involved in the sport
  • Leadership: Actively participate within the State Association
  • Family & Community: Retaining a local identity and sense of community
  • Success: Celebrate our personal and team achievement s
  • Teamwork: Work in partnership for the advancement of hockey
  • Supporting diversity: Be an inclusive Club that offers opportunities for people to realize their full potential

It is important on this day, as any other, we conduct ourselves in a manner that fits these key values. The more atmosphere and club culture we can display the better chance of landing these potentials.

It would be great to see everyone in their club apparel (old or new) out to support the top four take on Port.
M1W 12:30, PLW 2:00, PLM 3:30, M1M 5:00

If you know anyone that could be a potential sponsor that would be worth inviting please advise Ern Ackland 0427 352 278 or Penny Redmond 0401 087 773, as soon as you can

This will be an exciting day and a move in a forward direction for the club.

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First Aid Officer

We urgently need a First Aid officer for our club.

The main role of this position is to make sure teams have appropriate first aid equipment available.

This would mean:

  • Sourcing first aid equipment, making sure that each team’s first aid kit has the required stock.
  • Making sure there is plenty of stock available for managers to be able to restock their first aid kits.
  • Making sure that the first aid cupboard on the wall of the club is appropriately stocked.
  • Providing information about local doctors, medical centres, hospitals, dentists, information about appropriate first aid treatment for common hockey injuries.

If you think you are the right person for this role please contact Kerry Kitto on 0408276697 or juniors@shc.org.au

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