Congratulations to both our mens and womens premier teams, who won their respective competitions!

The premier women played Hamilton Old Girls for the HLHC Brewis Cup, and after an exciting but scoreless game of hockey went to a penalty shootout. Only one goal was scored (by Bayleigh Stirling) in the shootout due to great performances by both goalies, which was enough to bring us home the championship.

The Storage King premier men played Hamilton Old Boys for the Montieth & Parker Cup and won 2-1 (with goals by Matt Rees-Gibbs and Kyle Ostenfeld). It was a close game, but scoring early and keeping the pressure on got the guys through.


Thanks to all that attended the AGM and helped to elect the new committee for 2019. An extra big thanks to those that were part of the committee last year and those who have put their hand up to be involved this year. The new committee for 2019 is:

President: Jamie Millar
Secretary: Tania Miller
Treasurer: Fabienne Pislor
Mens Club Captain: Wade Guthrie
Womens Club Captain: Anita Burton
General Committee: Cherie Boult, Samantha Bloor, Katie Drummond, Brendon Jones, Savannah Jones, Scott Richardson, Shelley Rogers, Renee Shicker.


It is that time of year where you have the opportunity to have your say in how we run our club. For this club to run smoothly we need your help! We are always looking for new committee members, either general or executive.

When: 6pm Friday 29 March 2019
Location: Room M1.42 in the Student Centre at the Library on Campus

Maximum time of 1 hour and we need a minimum of 18 people to make this possible. Come along and bring your dinner if you have to.


Trial dates and times are now confirmed!

We welcome all players from social to premier grades. Remember you don't need to be a university student to play for us! You could be an adult returning to hockey, still at school, or never played before. We cater for all abilities and situations, plus we can still help even if you aren't available for the full season.

Trial One: Saturday 23 February at Gallagher Hockey Centre

  • Women - please be there at 3pm to register and warm up, turf time starts at 3:30pm
  • Men - please be there at 4pm to register and warm up, turf time starts at 4:30pm

Trial Two: Saturday 2 March at Gallagher Hockey Centre

  • Women - please be there at 9:30am to register and warm up, turf time starts at 10am
  • Men - please be there at 10:45am to register and warm up, turf time starts at 11:15am

See the Facebook event for more information.


Well done to our women's premier team and courageous fill-ins, with a 3-2 win against Fraser Tech yesterday. Taking home the cup for the club! See you all at prize giving on Saturday night at the Don.


Good luck to all those players heading to Auckland this week for the NZ Tertiary Hockey tournament. Go team University of Waikato!


It is time to get thrifty like Macklemore!!! Go out, support your local op shops and get your thrift on.

Come dressed to impress in your up-cycled op shop clothes, with your best beer pong game on. That's right, we are bringing the beer pong tournament back for a 2nd year in a row. Register teams on the night.

Come along to the Gallagher turf, bar will be open till 1 am (must have a form of photo ID to buy alcohol), selling the usual cheapies and their great hot chips, wedges, sliders, etc. NO alcohol is to be brought on site (same standard roles of the turf apply).

Entry is $5, that's right only $5. Door sales on the night from the doorman/bouncers. So come on in and get thrifty with our classy entertainment and pong skills.

For those left standing at the end, taxis shall be called for town.


The club AGM will be held on Thursday 19 April 2018 and you are invited to attend. It will take place at 6pm at The Don Llewellyn Pavilion (University of Waikato, Gate 3B, Silverdale Road), and should hopefully only take around 30 minutes of your time. The annual reports will be presented, the new committee will be elected and some minor changes will be made to the constitution.

This is your opportunity to have your say on how the club runs! New members are always welcome on the committee, and there are executive or general committee roles available, so let us know if you are keen to join or just turn up on the night.

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes from previous AGM
  3. Presidents Report
  4. Financial Report
  5. Election of committee
  6. Resolution to appoint an auditor
  7. Constitution changes - Change clause “1.1 Name”: change name to University of Waikato Hockey Club Incorporated
  8. Any other business
For any queries please contact Brendon Jones (president@varsityhockey.co.nz)


Waikato University Hockey is excited to announce our Premier Coaches for the 2018 season.

We welcome back Kirsten Petrie to lead our Women’s side, Kirsten is a vastly experienced coach, having been assistant coach at NHL level along with age group representative sides plus coaching NZ Presidents.

Matt Rees-Gibbs will be returning from playing overseas to return as Premier Men’s coach. It’s hoped that once again the Premier Men will be challenging at the business end of the local competition and Midlands Intercity.

Any players wishing to trial for our Premier squads this season are invited to attend our clubs trials on Sunday the 18th of Feb and Sunday the 4th of March at St Paul's.


Happy New Years everyone, hope you are looking forward to the new season. We'd like to invite all new and returning players to attend our 2018 trials, we have teams available for all levels of hockey. If you are interested in playing but can't make it to either of our trials then please let us know.

TRIAL ONE
Sunday 18 February at St Paul's Collegiate.

TRIAL TWO
Sunday 4 March at St Paul's Collegiate.

Women please be there at 5pm to register and warm up, turf time starts at 5:30pm, finishing at 6:30pm. Men please be there at 6pm to register and warm up, turf time starts at 6:30pm, finishing at 7:30pm.

OPEN NIGHTS
We are also having three open nights on Wednesday 14 February, 21 February and 28 February, 6:30pm to 7:30pm also at St Paul's Collegiate. These are a chance to have a friendly hit around and work off a bit of rust before the season starts. Again, everyone is welcome.

For more information check out the Facebook events for club trials and open nights. Look forward to seeing you all there!