Pre-season Trainings


We have now confirmed pre-trial trainings on 13 and 20 February for new/lower grade players (and a general knock around for other players). Training will start at 6pm at St Pauls Collegiate and run for one hour. For people that want coaching, there may be a $5 fee to cover getting coaches in. Please let Izzy or Craig know if you are keen on this so we have an idea of how many people will be attending.

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Waikato University Hockey Club Trials 2013


Trial dates have been confirmed for this year! Time to dust off the hockey stick and find those shinpads. Trials this year will again be held at St Pauls Collegiate, Hukanui Road in Hamilton. The dates are as follows:

Sunday 24 February: Men 12.30pm -2pm. Women 1.30pm - 3pm.
Saturday 2 March: Women 10.30am - 12.30pm. Men 12pm - 2pm.
Sunday 10 March: Men 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Women 2pm - 4pm.

Please note these down and let our club captains Izzy or Craig know if you can't make it to trials but still want to be considered for a team.

We are also looking at pre-trial training on 13 and 20 February for new/lower grade players and a general knock around for other players, but we won't do it if we don't have the numbers. For people that want coaching, there may be a $5 fee to cover getting coaches in. Again, please let Izzy or Craig know if you are keen on this as well.

See you at trials!

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Waikato University Hockey Club AGM for the 2013 season


The AGM for 2012 will be held Monday 17 December in the Guru Lounge (WSU Building, Waikato University) at 7:30pm. It is important for as many people to come along as possible and get involved with how the club is run. The main feature of the evening will be the election of the executive positions - if you would like to nominate someone for a position or stand for one yourself, please get in touch. The major roles are:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Equipment Officer
  • Mens Club Captain
  • Womens Club Captain

There is also plenty of room for people who want to be involved and help out when they can, without being in an executive position. We're especially keen to have extra people onboard who want to help out with club social events throughout the season. Many hands make light work, and the more people involved then the easier it is for everyone and the smoother the club runs!

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Club Awards 2012


Congratulations to all our award winners! The winners of the major club trophies in 2012 were:

Most Promising Female - Vanessa Martelli
Most Promising Male - Matt Rees-Gibbs
Female Player of the year - Natasha Jaques
Male player of the year - Cam Hayde
Masterblaster Female - Emma Andrews
Masterblaster Male - Declan Wyndham-Smith
Sportswoman of the year- Christina Strawbridge
Sportsman of the year - Will Harding
Contribution to Premier Hockey - Melanie Wright
Contribution to the Club - James Hancox
Coach of the year - Duncan Law
Supporter of the year - Richard Blayney

We hope you enjoyed your season and we will see you next year!


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Prizegiving 2012


The final hockey event of the year is just around the corner people! Prizegiving is all about reflecting on another successful season for Varsity hockey, where we honour the people and teams that have excelled in 2012 and made this a special year. There are two categories for the awards:

Team Awards: where each team nominates a Most Valuable Player and a Most Improved Player for the season. Both of these people will receive a CBD voucher and a sweet certificate.
Club Awards: These are the major honours for the season and include categories such as Male and Female Player of the year, Coach of the Year and many more.

The venue this year is CBD Corner Pub, our epic sponsors, on Saturday
29 September at 7pm. It will cost you $5 on the door which will get you a free drink, great drink deals till midnight as well as complementary food during prizegiving. From 8:30pm there will also be a live band, so bring your dancing shoes!

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WHA Finals Day and Prizegiving 2012


Hey guys just a heads up about upcoming events. The local round Finals Day will be on Saturday 22nd of September this year. The format for this day is similar to our recent clubs day: lower grades have their finals starting in the morning, culminating with the Premier Grade finals in the late afternoon. Varsity normally has a large number of teams playing in finals and this year should be no different, so mark this day in your diary and even if you aren't playing come down and watch some epic hockey.

Our final event for the year is Prizegiving, which is one week after Finals Day on the 29th and our venue this year is CBD Corner Pub. This is always a great night and perhaps the biggest social event of the year, where we give out club trophys as well as team-based Most Valuable and Most Improved Player awards, and celebrate the season in general. 

More details to come on both of these events. So watch this space

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Special General Meeting


A Special General Meeting for the Waikato University Hockey Club is due to be held on Wednesday 29 August 2012, 8:30pm at St Pauls Collegiate. The purpose of this meeting is to consider changing the club financial year from 1 January - 31 December to be 1 November - 31 October to bring the end date better in line with the end of the hockey season. Doing so would mean the accounts can be audited earlier, the AGM can be held earlier and we can get a head start on season planning in the new year.


1. Presentation by Club President James Hancox on the proposed changes to the financial year dates and their implications for the Club.

2. Discussion on the costs and benefits of changing the financial year dates.

3. Voting on whether the Club should modify the constitution to change the financial year to end 31 October.

It is important that we get as many people along to this meeting as possible, as it affects the future direction of the Club as a whole and we want your input! Any questions please contact James Hancox.

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Varstonians Day 2012



Varsity hockey proudly presents: Varstonians Day 2012!

This year whave combined the Varsity Hockey club day, Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial Match and Varstonians Day event into one massive occasion on the 25th of August.

Varstonians Day is an important event on our calendar where former players return to celebrate and reminisce with the players of today.Varsity Hockey teams will be playing all day from 1pm onwards, culminating with the Ben Gilby-Todd Memorial game between our very own Premier Men and Suburbs.

As it's our Club Day, Varsity Hockey receives a percentage of all sales at the canteen, so this is a great fundraising opportunity for the club and will help us to keep offering the lowest subs in the region and putting on epic events like the Opshop Ball. So invite your family and friends down to support both your own team and the other teams in the Varsity Hockey family.

We will have a marquee complete with a bbq and music going all day, so stick around after your game or come down beforehand, enjoy the festivities and cheer on your clubmates. 

Game times 25th of August:

1.15pm T1 Sachin Reserve Women vs Suburbs
1.45pm T2 Admor Men vs Suburbs
2.45pm T1 Admor Women vs Creative Plastics
3.15pm T2 University New World vs Visique Rose Uni
4.15pm T1 CBD Reserve Men vs Fraser Tech
4.45pm T2 Prem Woman Playoff 3 v 4 (Storage King Prem Women)
5.45pm T1 CBD Prem Men vs Suburbs (Ben Gilby-Todd Match)


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UBC Thunderbirds Tour


The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds ladies hockey team is coming!


The UBC Thunderbirds will be touring the Midlands Region between August 16 and August 28th. Storage King Premier Ladies will be playing two matches against them.

Game One: Monday August 20th at 3pm at Gallagher Hockey Centre followed by a social function at WHA

Game Two: Wednesday August 22nd at 7.30pm at St Pauls Collegiate

These ladies last toured NZ in 2007 and according to reserve womens coach Greg Middleton "are some very good looking ladies". Will be some awesome hockey so come down and cheer on our prem ladies!!

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4th Annual Varsity Op Shop Ball


It's here once again ladies and gentlemen! The Varsity Op Shop Ball!

Now in it's 4th year, this event has become a Varsity Hockey institution in it's own right; growing in popularity year after year. The theme is simple: head on down to your local opportunity shop and grab a funky suit or an eye-catching dress, then find a partner to accompany you to the social event of the year!

The ticket prices for this year's ball have been finalised at $20 ($5 cheaper than last year!!)
The $20 covers one free drink per ticket and sweet drink prices after that: $3 RTD's and $4 Waikatos, Speights, Stellas, and Coronas.
We have locked in a live band as well as an excellent assortment of nibbles to ensure you don't crash out too early. We will also have the Super Rugby Final up on the TV so we can see the Chiefs dominate. And taxis will be provided to town by the club, so you can continue partying all night!

Mark this one on your calendars people. Not an event to be missed!

When: August 4th, 7pm to 11.30pm

Where: Gallagher Hockey Centre Pavilion

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