Boys Hockey - News and Updates

Welcome to Season 2022!

 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming back all of our eagles for season 2022.  We also hope to welcome new players to our club.  In that respect we would encourage our players to continue to reach out to their mates.  Hockey as you know is such a great sport and we have a special culture here at Norths.

 

Our club is committed to ensuring your child loves playing hockey and has fun.  We also prioritise the development of all our players whether they be just starting out or playing high level representative hockey.  We care for each or our eagles as players and people.

 

In terms of development, our Academy under Paul Tucker’s leadership goes from strength to strength.  Registration to the Norths Boys Hockey Club will ensure our Eagles are developed by the very best including Matt Wells (former Olympic Gold Medalist Kookaburra), Matt Finn (Queensland Blaze Goal-keeper and present Kookaburra squad) and Astro (professional and Queensland country coach).  Our premiership winning Div 1 coach (Darren “Chook” Fowler) and Div 1 players will also be involved in the Academy.  Please note in particular the 4 day Easter holiday development clinic.

 

In short, your child will receive the very best development possible at no additional cost to registration.

 

The main purpose of this email is to give you information about the key dates for season 2022 as best we know it (some dates are still subject to confirmation by BHA – we will update you if we are advised of changes).

 

Key dates are:

 

Online registrations

21 January 2022

Sign on Day

5 February 2022

Come Try Sessions (Dorrington on Grass) – under 7 and under 9

8-9am Sun 20 Feb

5-6pm Mon 7 Mar

8-9am Sun 20 Mar

11am-12pm Mon 4 April

Boys Academy (Nest):

·         First hour – under 11 & 13

·         Second hour - Js

Being taken by:

·         Astro (Professional Hockey and Queensland Country Coach) – Monday nights and School Hols

·         Matt Wells (former Kookaburra and Olympic Gold Medalist) – Sunday mornings

·         Matt Finn (Qld Blaze and Kookaburra Squad Goal-Keeper) – Goal-keeper sessions 20Feb, 20 Mar, 22 May

 

 

 

5-7pm Mon 7 Feb

8-10am Sun 20 Feb

5-7pm Mon 7 Mar

8-10am Sun 20 Mar

School Hols Clinic 11am-1pm  4 to 7 April 2022

8-10am Sun 24 Apr

5-7pm Mon 9 May

8-10am Sun 22 May

5-7pm Mon 6 June

8-10am Sun 19 June

5-7pm Mon 11 July

8-10am Sun 17 July

Under 7, 9 and 11 Training (Dorrington on Grass)

6pm Thursday commencing Thursday 17 February 2022

Under 13 Training

5pm Tuesday Burringbar commencing 15 February 2022

5.30pm Thursday Nest commencing 17 February 2022

J Training

6pm Tuesday Burringbar commencing 15 February

6.30pm Thursday at the Nest commencing 17 February

 

Those aspiring to play in the J1 team are strongly encouraged to attend the following training sessions with Norths Senior Men as follows:

·         7pm Tues 18, 25 Jan and 1 and 8 Feb at Burringbar

·         6.30pm Thurs 20, 27 Jan and 3 and 10 Feb at the Nest

J Trials (Burringbar)

5pm to 7pm Saturday 29 January

5pm to 7pm Saturday 5 February

Season Commences – March for J1 and Sat 23 April for everyone else (TBC by BHA)

 

Last round games – Sat 27 August

 

Under 7 – 9.30am Saturdays

Under 9 – 8.30am Saturdays

Under 11 - 10.30am and 11.45am Saturdays

Under 13 – 8am and 9.15am Saturdays

J2 and J3 – Saturday mornings

J1 – Friday nights

Gala Day (1st Division men and women carnival with kids playing before games and at half times)

5 March 2022

Under 7 and 9 Carnival

Sat 3 September 2022

Trophy Presentations

Last Saturday Afternoon of competitions (early September)

 

To help us with the Covid challenge please do not train, or attend any games if you or your children: 


. have COVID-19 symptoms - Get Tested 
. have returned a positive PCR or RAT for COVID; or 
. have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person. 
Inform the coach or manager if any of the above applies to you or your children ASAP 

Follow the health advice: 


Stay home if unwell 
Practice good hygiene 
Wash your hands prior to coming to training 
Use Hand sanitiser and again when leaving 
Adults must Check-in upon arrival at the club 
Wear a face mask in all indoor areas 
Maintain physical distancing as much as possible 
Bring your own water bottle with name on it 
Leave the ground immediately on the completion of training or game day 

 

Our club is run entirely by volunteers.  We have found that our children benefit enormously by seeing their parents helping out at training, cooking sausages, assisting with uniform orders or working behind the canteen.  So, we ask that when the call for help is made that you consider the great benefits to our community and your child and get involved.  It takes a tribe to raise an eagle hockey player!

 

Please ensure you join the Norths Hockey Mens & Boys 2022 facebook page to receive regular updates about our club.   

 

Finally, we would appreciate if you could register online ASAP once you receive our invitation to do so.  This assists our planning and is greatly appreciated.

 

Yours in hockey,

 

Russell, Aaron, Michelle, Paul and Sean

2022 Norths Boys Hockey Management Team