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Position Vacant – Game Development Officer

Hockey SA is currently seeking applicants for the position of Game Development Officer. The position is a 12 month full-time traineeship as part of the Sport and Recreation Traineeship program. Applicants must be aged 17 -25 (inclusive). The successful applicant will work in the Game Development area of Hockey SA.

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Letter to Members

Dear Member,

The Club is gearing up for the fast-approaching 2012 season.  While many of you are still in summer mode, there’s been a lot of activity over the summer to prepare for the season.

Importantly, the Club’s trying to get as many of the positions filled that are required to run the Club during the season.

Volunteers required

As with any sporting club, the Seacliff Hockey Club relies on its members to volunteer some time and effort to make sure it operates the best it can.    Over the last few years there has been fewer and fewer Members prepared to put their hand up to help out, which of course means the work load for the dedicated few increases.  This is not sustainable as these members eventually burn out and the Club is left in the situation with not having enough volunteers to run it.

There are numerous roles that make a Club work, and the more Members that contribute, the better things work.

In 2010, the Club adopted a new Constitution that provides for a structure that promotes the use of Committees to undertake the day to day work of the Club, rather than it all being done at the Board level. The reason for this approach was to spread the work load and better focus the efforts to run the Club.  As part of this, the Boardhas established a number of Committees and defined theirscope of operations.  Additionally, the Board has defined a number of Roles that sit under those Committees.

summary of these Committees and Roles are as follows:

Function Description Roles
Governance Appropriate processes and systems developed and implemented to ensure the effective operations of the Club
  • Club Governance
  • Club Planner
  • Star Club Co-ordinator
Membership Develop and implement strategies  for the attraction,  retention and development of Members
  • Membership Secretary
  • Recruitment Co-ordinator
  • Volunteer Succession
  • Child Protection Officer
Competition Conduct competitions as required by Hockey SA
  • Senior Competition Co-ordinator
  • Junior Competition Co-ordinator
  • Fixtures Co-ordinator
  • Zone Representative
  • Tournament Manager
  • Team Coach
  • Team Capitan
  • Team Manager
Development Develop and implementprogrammes for the development of Members and improvement in performance
  • Player Development Co-ordinator
  • Coaching Development Co-ordinator
  • Umpiring Development co-ordinator
  • Junior DevelopmentCo-ordinator
Social Fundraising & Sponsorship Organise social events for the Members  and pursue alternative funding  opportunities
  • Social Co-ordinator
  • Fundraising Co-ordinator
  • Sponsorship Co-ordinator
  • CanteenCo-ordinator
  • Club Dinner Co-ordinator
  • PresentationDinner Co-ordinator
Communications Ensure effective communications with Members and promote the Club to external parties
  • Member Promotion Co-ordinator
  • Public Relations Co-ordinator
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Website Administrator
Equipment & Apparel Ensure the players and Members have access to the  appropriate resources
  • Equipment Co-ordinator
  • Uniform and Apparel Co-ordinator
Junior Committee Ensure the junior members are properly represented within the committee structure
  • Junior Co-ordinator
  • Designated positions on other Committees
  • Work with other Club Committees through representation by Junior Committee delegates

The attached document sets out the functions of the Committees and the Roles in more detail.

A number of these Roles have been filled, and a great thanks goes out to those who have volunteered to date.

What you are being asked to do is toconsider if there are any Roles that you could take on or whether there are any Committees you could be part of.   Remember, this is your Club, so any contribution would begreatly appreciated, no matter how small.

Should you be interested in becoming involved by coming onto a Committee or taking on a Role, or just want some more information, please contact:

Sheryn Foord
Email secretary@shc.org.au
Mobile 0419 032 217


Andrew Oliver
Email treasurer@shc.org.au
Mobile 0418 800 105


At the AGM held last November not all positions on the Board were filled and there is currently a vacancy.  To date key portfolios have been allocated, but there is still one very important role that remains unfilled, that being of the President.  If any Member has an interest in taking on this role or knows someone who may be interested, can you please contact:

Sheryn Foord
Email secretary@shc.org.au
Mobile 0419 032 217


Andrew Oliver
Email treasurer@shc.org.au
Mobile 0418 800 105

Remember, the club needs YOU!!!

We look forward to an exciting and successful 2012 season!

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Pre-season Training

Senior Squad Training

Attendance at the sessions for the men and women 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.

Any queries should be directed to:


Darren Neimke
Mobile: 0439855046
Email: darren.neimke@gmail.com

Matt McGregor
Mobile: 0433 788 728
Email: vp-men@shc.org.au


David Hales
Mobile: 0429 005 629

Nicole Thomson

Mobile: 0410 518 699
Email: vp-women@shc.org.au

Download the updated Preseason Training 2012v2


Lower Senior Grade Traning

For those who don’t wish to play at this level, an alternative preseason will be held at the Club commencing of Sunday 5th February starting at 6:30 and will run for an about 1 1/2 hours. This will be a combination of fitness and skills. This is open to anyone, senior or juniors, who wish to do some work prior to the season commencing.

If you know anyone who may be interested in playing hockey, this is an ideal opportunity for them to come out and have a try; so bring them along.

Any queries should be directed to:

Andrew Oliver
Mobile 0418 800 105
Email treasurer@shc.org.au

Pitch handover

Please note that we currently expect the pitch to be handed over from tennis on Sunday 1 April, but hope for this to happen a week earlier.

Season Start

This year the season is having a staggered start:

  • Premier League: 24 March
  • Metro 5 women and metro 6 men: 14 April
  • All other senior grades: 21 April


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