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Moorebank hockey news that’s relevant to all members.

Latest from Kevin Flack

At this time of the year I thought it beneficial to mention some matters of mutual interest to all members of this magnificent hockey club.

Firstly, I should thank all the members who have been involved in our continuous efforts to successfully conduct the Annual City v Country Championships on behalf of Hockey NSW and our U/15 Association Carnival last Sunday. Not only were they successful but they involved many members in working in the canteen, BBQ catering and behind the scenes.

Congratulations to all male and female club members in the running of these events about which there has been nothing but praise for your efforts, not only from HNSW office but, more importantly, the greater NSW hockey community.

It will be a huge task again when we conduct the HNSW Men’s Open Championships over the June Long Weekend (11th, 12th and 13th June) and the Ladies Masters Tournament in July.

Some of our stalwarts will not be available for at least one of these events and it is hoped, with every confidence, their absence will be covered – a call for even more volunteers!!!!!

On the playing front we again seem to be dominant in both Sydney Premier League and Sydney Womens Hockey League competitions. The ladies competition on Saturday keeps rolling on under the super guidance of Sue & Wayne Cotterill and others.

Our Junior Teams (U/11, U/13 and U/15) are continuing to improve thanks to Kim and Damon Brooks and the Friday afternoon free Minkey is becoming stronger and more popular with the efforts of Nathan Gilbert and his cohort of 1st grade assistants.

Members might be aware that with the assistance of a substantial grant from the NSW Government the lights have now been fully replaced on the sand synthetic field and are better than any of the other club field lighting in Sydney.

Our next step, in time, is to resurface the sand field with a water base turf…..but that will be a large cost to the club, not quite within our means as yet …but who knows!

On a personal note we are blessed with people within the club who have extraordinary skills and unique personalities, a few of which are:-

Sue and Wayne Cotterill – organisers of the highest order and vision

John Walzak – our Secretary who just doesn’t miss a trick whether it is Moorebank Liverpool, Met South West, S.E.H.A, Sydney Hockey Association or HNSW.

Nathan Gilbert and Nigel Croke – when not playing hockey (for the club, NSW or Australia) are coaching at a very high level and standard.

Stacey Gilbert – our newly appointed Treasurer.

Emma Cotterill and Robyn Bow – always there when needed and tireless club members.

Wayne Thorn and Canteen & BBQ Crew – not only run the famous (or is it infamous?) club BBQ and Canteen but even spend nights sleeping at the club to ensure security and continuity. (Not too sure about security especially later at night!!)

In conclusion, I again congratulate all members for their efforts now and in the future. Your efforts have built a club that has, in my 40 years with the club, no peer in Australia as far as quality of member and standard of facilities.

Over 50’s Masters Championships

Hi All
This weekend we have the. Over 50’s Masters Championships at Moorebank commencing Friday morning 8.30am. Last game 7.30pm. Saturday 8.30 to 7.30pm.Sunday 8.30am to 1pm. We will also require some help on Thursday afternoon/ evening erecting tents and cleaning out Clubroom.
We need your help with the canteen BBQ etc and other duties.
We need volunteers to help out with various duties and all your help will be greatly appreciated.
We have started a roster to accommodate all the time slots required over the three days. I know most of you will be working on Friday but as it is school holidays some of our younger member’s of the club may be able to help out. Some of you may be requested to make your yummy slices as I’m sure even the Over 50’S gentlemen will enjoy a Mars bar slice after their hard fought games. Look forward to hearing from our club members and families in regards to helping out


Stick2Hockey @ Moorebank

Under 7, 9 & 11 Years

Modified games, more goals, more FUN!!!

Players and Teams wanted for 2015. Suitable for Primary School Teams

Registration and coaching will be during February and March. Games to commence shortly after the Easter School Holiday break.

Games will be played between 9 and 12 Saturday mornings

All Stick2hockey activities will be at the clubs complex at Ernie Smith Reserve, Junction Road Moorebank.

During the initial program implementation period, Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club will offer playing equipment (excluding mouthguards) and participation free of charge.

Following the initial implementation period Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club will offer attractive discounts for equipment and registrations.

Contact: 9792 1614 or 0414 462 538

Wanderers Australia Coaching positions vacant

Wanderers Australia has been involved with taking close to 4000 Australians on tour in Hockey, Cricket, AFL football and netball over the last 18 years.

Whilst we already have a number of talented people on board. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified coaches and managers for the following tours for 2014/15.

Junior Hockey Tour to Europe – 2 girls teams and a boys team will travel to UK, Belgium, Holland and France in January…… 1 coaching position available

Junior Hockey tour April 1st to April 18th …travelling to Canada / California. 1 boys team and 1 girls team…… 1 coaching position available

18+ Hockey Tour – Barbados, New York, Los Angeles Nov 28 to Dec 16…1 coaching position available

18+ Hockey tour March 29 to April 16…to New Zealand/ Argentina…1 coaching position available

Wanderers Australia pay for all staff’s tour cost and uniform for each tour.

Staff should possess the following….

Minimum level two coaching accreditation Senior First Aid qualifications Excellent communication skills Satisfactory / up to date working with children check in their state

Experience in overseas travel is not essential as Wanderers Australia provides full back up support before, during and after our tours. If you are not personally interested in these positions, and you think you may have someone suitably qualified, please feel free to pass this onto them.

Interested candidates should in the first instance email their resume outlining their professional and hockey backgrounds to us, and we will contact you from there. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the tours, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone

Ph 02 42 943 779



Under 9’s Minkey

Under 9’s Minkey

Saturday 24th May 2014 see the kick off of an Under 9’s competition.

All games are at 11:30am on Saturday with the first week being held at Kyeemagh .

Training is Friday night at Moorebank Fields commencing at 5.30pm.  We still have spots available if you are interested in your child playing this great sport .

Contact Kim Brooks on 0423089817 for further information.

Learn to play hockey

Interested in playing mini Hockey ?

Boys and Girls Aged between 5 & 10 ?

Want to have fun and make new friends ?

WHERE: Ernie Smith Reserve, Junction Road, Moorebank

WHEN: Fridays 5:30-6:30 Starting 14th February 2014


Mouthguards / Shinpads essential
Sticks supplied !!
All coaching carried out by coaches accredited with hockey NSW
More Info or to Register?
Contact: David Swinton (0418 641072)

Club Working Bee

We need to have our fields looking their best for the Country/City Tournament .

Dugouts, grounds, amenities, clubhouse , we have lots to do, any free time you can give is would be great . Please come down to the fields and we will find a job for you.
Please don’t leave it to the usuals .

When: This Saturday (15) from 9am.
Reward: A place in our hearts and lunch supplied by Sue