Round Two Farmdome

It’s going to be udderly outrageous.

The canteen is stocked, the hockey is stacked, the weather forecast is PRIME (for lounging around with a snag and a chilled beverage, perhaps a tad warm for stickball). SO make your way down to the farm this Saturday for a 10/10 day. The line up:

12:30pm VL1R Women vs La Trobe
2pm VL1 Women vs La Trobe
3:30pm VL1 Men vs Old Xavs
5pm VL1R Men vs Old Xavs
6:30pm Metro B S Men vs Peninsula

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/160455757965844/

ROUND 1 IS SO CLOSE

Here is a list of things to consider before Saturday, you are welcome.

1) THE MOST IMPORTANT THING – if you do not pay rego, you will not be playing in Round 1.

To ensure everyone is covered by insurance, Monash Hockey Club will be operating on a NO PAY NO PLAY policy from Round 1. Thus, if you haven’t already, click this link and fill in your details: https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/143/org
As an additional incentive, after Saturday a $50 late fee will be applied to registration payments. Contact treasurer Alex to sort out a payment plan.

2) APPLY FOR A TRANSFER – if this is your first season at Monash and you’ve previously played for another club anywhere in Australia, you need to talk to Steph (women) or Britto (men) to get that happening ASAP (i.e. right now).

3) UNIFORM – buy it at training tonight or Thursday.

4) SHIRT NUMBER – 1s and 2s, you cannot take the field for round 1 if you don’t have a shirt number. Get one. Just Hockey is the best place for this because they use an industrial iron and it will NEVER come off. While you’re there, you can check out the other goodies: https://www.justhockey.com.au/catalogue/

Do yourself and your teammates a solid by getting these things sorted by Saturday and then you’re in for smooth start to the season.

Early Bird rates end March 31

Kind reminder that Early Bird rates for membership fees will end on March 31st.

From April 1 to April 14 the standard fee applies and after April 14 there is a late fee. What we’re saying is, get in now and save unnecessarily spending money! Early Bird prices save you a solid $25, that’s a 10-week supply of two-minute noodles, a new grip for your stick, 10 sushi rolls, 4 sessions at Waverley Cinema, your coffee funds for the week, a flight to Hobart (on a good day), basically WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES. Good deal huh?

It also does us a real solid by confirming the numbers we have for the season. So please get clicking, here’s the link: http://www.monashhockey.org.au/registration/

Wet BBQ Success

Nothing stops a hockey match. Despite heavy rain, the women’s intraclub match went ahead this morning, halting momentarily for lightening and thunder. The men’s teams played on through more rain with a drenched pitch. So. Many. Over-heads.

The weather slightly dampened the Welcome (Back) BBQ but the snags still sold and the people still socialised so we’re calling that a success! Thanks to Greater Dandenong Warriors for the competition!

Hope everyone has an enjoyable long weekend next weekend, rest up for the season kick-off in 3 weeks – BRING IT ON

Welcome (Back) BBQ

Time to get well-acquainted with each other in a non-sweaty, non-fitnessy, non-serious setting. We’re having a Welcome Back/Welcome to the club BBQ at the club on the 24th of March at 12:30pm.

The barbecue will be fired up and drinks will be available from the canteen! Some hockey-related mini games are planned (because you can never really get enough hockey) so bring your stick down to join the shenanigans. Partners, puppies and pals all welcome to tag along!

The men’s 1s and 2s have practice matches from 12:30pm so get your Farmer’s voice-box working. Bring it on Dandenong Hockey Club! Keen to see you there!

You can click ‘attending’ on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165203300866865/

Practice rounds all ’round

We had 5 teams compete in practice matches this weekend! Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club hosted us through the roller coaster weather with the Men’s 1s and 2s playing in 32 degree heat and the Women’s 3s playing in rain the next morning!

Well-fought matches ended with the following score-boards:

Men’s 2s won 3-0

Men’s 1s won 3-0

Women’s 3s lost 0-1

Women’s 2s drew 0-0

Women’s 1s won 1-0

Mornington took the opportunity to hold a charity round, with speakers raising awareness of the prevalence of family violence, and funds going to The Good Shepard organisation. The organisation supports people who are experiencing, or recovering from, family violence in the local Mornington Peninsula area. This is an incredible relevant cause, with 1 in 4 women in Australia experiencing at least one form of family violence in their lives. For more information, or to donate, please follow this link.

On a lighter note, T minus 4 weeks until Round 1!

Fixtures, Social Event and Hooked On Hockey reminder

Quickly getting back into the swing of hockey season. Here are a few points worth knowing:

1) Reminder: Hooked On Hockey

Never played before? Or maybe it’s been a while and you want a touch-up?

Every Tuesday in March, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Monash Hockey Club is hosting ‘Hooked On Hockey’. We’ve got coaches and players dedicated to spending time with you to work on the basics. It’s a no-pressure, fun and friendly environment and we can even provide you with a stick and shin guards. Mouth guards are available from the canteen. Please get in touch with Trini if you have any queries, we are happy to assist.

Hope to see you there!

2) Welcome (back) BBQ

Now that we’re getting back into the swing of things, it’s time for the first get-together of the season! We’re having a Welcome Back/Welcome to the club BBQ held at the club on the 24th of March at 2pm.

The barbecue will be fired up and other food and drink will be available from the canteen. Some hockey-related mini games are planned (because you can never really get enough hockey) so bring your stick down to join the shenanigans. Partners, puppies and pals all welcome to tag along!

The men have practice matches in the morning so feel free to come and cheer them. Keen to see you there!

Click attending on our Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/165203300866865/

3) FYI HV have released the 2018 Winter Season Fixtures!

We have women’s teams in Vic League 1, Vic League 1 Reserves, Vic League 2 and Pennant D (Unfortunately Pennant D fixture won’t be released until closer to the season).

Our men’s team are playing in Vic League 1, Vic League 1 Reserves, Vic League 2, Vic League 2 Reserves, Metro A South East and Pennant D.

Find the fixtures here: https://sportsdesq.onesporttechnology.com/11/