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Season 2014

Hi Everyone,

Well the season is very close – There has been plenty of activity including our PLM and PLW squads having a Pre-Season trip to Mt Gambier – and winning!!

Some team news for our seniors – we have now pretty much completed finding coaches for the Womens and Mens Senior Teams

PLW – Darren (Daz) Niemke
PLM – Mark (Jogger) Dell’Oro
M1W – Matthew Morton and Dan Mitchel
M1M – Todd Kitto
M2W – Terese Reeves – (with help from Martina, Mel and Co)
M2M – Simon Lohmeyer
M3M – Aaron Vander Wyst
M4W – Anne Beard
M5M – Rick Mackereth

We are in the very fortunate position to keep both of our fantastic Premier League Coaches from 2013. The Men’s side looking to do one better than last year and the Women’s side will definitely be looking for finals hockey this year with the inclusion of several new players.

The inclusion of current PLM players Todd Kitto, Matt Morton and Dan Mitchel is an excellent addition to out 2nd grade teams. They are all recent State players and have an excellent understanding of contemporary hockey and are looking forward to the challenges ahead.

The M2W coaches headed by Terese brings a fantastic level of PLW experience that will greatly aid the women’s side in what should be a challenging but hopefully rewarding year with 2 of our teams being promoted. Aaron Vander Wyst takes over the newly promoted M3M taking over from James McRae who guided the M4’s to the Grand Final in 2013.

Finally to the other coaches who have continued on from last year Simon, Rick and Anne – great to have you back for another great year.

Don’t forget – lower grade pre-season on Sunday 6pm

Sign-on day – Tues 18th March 6-8pm at the clubrooms and Sunday 30th 10am-12pm at the clubrooms.

Also Handover day is the 30th – 8am

Jason Spouse

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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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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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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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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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Family Fun Day

Seacliff Premier League and Metro 2 Women presents the 2013 Family Fun Day

The Amazing Race – Seacliff

Join us for a day to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work our junior and senior parents, players, coaches and spectators put in to make hockey happen.

Come have fun as we walk around Seacliff/Brighton and tackle challenges in Seacliff Hockey’s The Amazing Race.


  • Saturday 27th July
  • 10:00am – 12:30pm Followed by a Sausage Sizzle
  • $20 per team (or $5 per individual) includes all activities and sausage sizzle

RSVP by Tuesday 23rd July
RSVP in teams or as individuals
Via the facebook event or the list attached

RSVP via: nomination sheets at the club, Facebook or email penny.redmond@growsa.com.au you must include Team Name, Team Members, Ages and at least one contact person. Please do not nominate teams until they are complete with all 4 members.

Teams can be:
2 seniors and 2 juniors, 2 parents 2 juniors, 1 parent 3 juniors and preferably 2 boys 2 girls
Individuals may nominate and will be placed into teams.

Open to all juniors, seniors, parents, friends and family
Teams will follow clues and tackle challenges placed around Seacliff and Brighton

All clues and activities are walking distance from Seacliff Hockey Club, no cars allowed!

All teams will have a mix of ages (juniors/seniors/parents/friends etc).

Some nominated family teams may be requested to have additional participants

*All juniors must be accompanied by an adult*

RSVP, come along and have fun as we say THANK YOU to
seacliff hockey family and friends for making the club what it is today.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Nominations for State Squads now open

Nominations for the Hockey SA Hotshots and Suns squads are now open.

All players wanting to trial will need to nominate online through the Hockey SA website.

Southern Hotshots: http://www.hockeysa.com.au/State-Teams/Australian-Hockey-League/Southern-Hotshots

Suns http://www.hockeysa.com.au/State-Teams/Australian-Hockey-League/Southern-Suns

Nominations will close on the 5th of July at 5pm. Please find a schedule of training times on the website.

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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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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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