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!


The twenty seventeen University of Waikato Hockey prize giving will be held at Bar101 on Saturday 9 September.

Gather around as we mull over the highlights of the season that has just gone. Awards for each teams; most valuable, most improved players. Awards for coaches, supporters, umpires and representative players.

Doors open at 7pm, the ceremony starts at 7:30pm. Entry is only $5 per person.

Any other additional queries, enquire further with your coaches or the esteemed committee.


Get along to Gallagher this Saturday to watch some great hockey!

Of course there will be some awesome Varsity teams playing so get your red and black pompoms out and come and cheer us on! Both of our Premier teams have made the finals along with our Reserve Women and Reserve 2 Men.

Woman's Reserve 1 Div Championship Match 1:30pm HOG Reserves vs Uni Reserve A Water 1

Men's Reserve 2 Championship Match 2pm Insight Fraser Tech vs Uni Reserve B Water 2

Men's Premier Championship Match 5:00pm Collegians vs Uni Storage King Water 1

Woman's Premier Championship Match 6:45pm Fraser Tech vs Uni Active Fitness Women Water 1

Cafe will be cracking so pop along for a few beers to support us!


Loyal disciples of University hockey. Wanting something to express your undying commitment to Varsity Hockey? Then look no further than these Varsity Hockey hoodies.

Available in sizes 8 to 18 for hockey's finest sheilas. Or the standard adult size range from XS to XXXL, so from little Aaron Box to the ultimate rig Paul Hamlin. Orders need to be in by this Friday (11th August), so that the hot hoods can be in your hands by finals' weekend. Price is a very modest $60.

So get in quick by either contacting your respective coaches or go directly to the source, Wade Guthrie.


Annual Varsity Hockey quiz night! Raggle up your team mates, or just friends in general. It's at a licensed premises (Shenanigans, Victoria St), so minors will need to have adult supervision.

Doors open at 7, team entries in by 7:23, first question at 7:30 sharp.

Prizes for podium finishers. May or may not be spot prizes.

Entry fee is $2 per person. 6 people maximum per team.


Well done to The University of Waikato mens team that beat The University of Auckland in the final to become Tertiary Sport NZ National Tertiary Hockey Champions for 2017!

Congrats to Liam, Taz, Simon, Fletcher, Davin, Josh and Aaron who were part of the University team. Josh and Taz were also selected in the tournament team, great work!


Massive congratulations to our University Be Active Fitness Premier team mate Tash Fitzsimons on being selected in the Vantage Black Sticks World League team!


After the success of the event last year, we thought we would try it again. Same idea, different beers!

The second annual Varsity Hockey Beer Tasting is coming up soon - Friday 12 May. You will have to be in quick as spaces are strictly limited.

Starting at 7:30pm upstairs at Little George, $20 will get you tasting sizes of five different (and slightly unusual) beers, a larger beer to wet your whistle and some snacks to munch on. You'll hear an interesting story or two about the beers and audience participation is encouraged :)

Payment will need to be made by Thursday 11 May in order to secure your spot (and so we know how much beer to get!). You can pay cash to Brendon Jones or the committee executive, or pay directly into the club account via Internet banking (Waikato University Hockey Club 03-1555-0091780-00, use your name and "beer" in the reference fields).

See you there!