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Moorebank Hockey News from the President

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

2013 SHA Mens Finals


1st Grade

Premier League (1st Grade)
Olympic Sat, 07. Sep. 2013
18:15 Moorebank Liverpool v Gordon North Sydney

2nd Grade

Sydney Cup (2nd Grade)
Olympic Sat, 07. Sep. 2013
13:15 Moorebank Liverpool v Briars

3rd Grade

Sydney League 3 (3rd grade)
Pitch 2 Sat, 07. Sep. 2013
14:30 Glebe v Moorebank Liverpool

4th Grade

Sydney League 4 (4th Grade)
Pitch 2 Sat, 07. Sep. 2013
13:00 Glebe v Moorebank Liverpool


Join the Convoy

Some of u might have heard last week 3rd grade met up at moorebank and convoyed out to the ryde game with about 6cars.
All the cars involved had POOLA written on their back windows.
3rd grade are planning to do the same thing again this week and since we will all be there to support 4th grade i figured why not get a massive convoy of as many 3rd and 4th grade cars and take over the roads!

Game times and locations havent been confirmed but obviously 4th grade play before 3rds and they will need to be there an hour before their game so we will be leaving moorebank to make sure everyone there on time.
once they draw comes out ill confirm a time.

P.S if you have any mates or family coming out to the game get them to be part of the convoy aswell !!



2012 Moorebank Finals Draw

2012 has already been a highly successful year for Moorebank dominating across all the grades including women’s and juniors. Please find the following game times for teams in finals.


Preliminary Final
Date Team Venue Time  V Result
Prelim Final 8 Sep PL1 Homebush OP 2.45pm Sutherland
Prelim Final 8 Sep SL3 Ryde 1.00pm UTS 2 – 4
Prelim Final 8 Sep SL4 Ryde 2.45pm GNS 2 – 4
Grand Final 8 Sep SL5 Cintra 2.45pm Glebe 1 – 1 (Win on strokes)
Grand Final
Grand Final 15 Sep PL1 Homebush OP  4.30pm
Grand Final 15 Sep PL2 Homebush OP  2.45pm
Date Team Venue Time  V Result


Date Team Venue Time  V Result
Minor Semi 9 Sept Metro 3 Homebush OP 11am MACQ UNI
Minor Semi 9 Sept Metro 1 Homebush OP 2.30pm BRIARS
Major Semi 9 Sept Metro 2 Homebush OP 4.30pm GLEBE


Date Team Venue Time  V Result
Grand Final 9 Sept Under 13 Kyeemagh 12.30pm Bankstown 3 – 1
Grand Final 9 Sept Under 15 Kyeemagh 2.15pm Sutherland 1 – 0

Junior Girls

Date Team Venue Time  V Result
Grand Final 8 Sept Junior Girls Raby 11am

Learn to play hockey

Interested in playing mini Hockey ?

Boys and Girls Aged between 5 & 10 Want to have fun and make new friends? Learn to play hockey at the most successful hockey club in Australia.

WHERE: Ernie Smith Reserve, Junction Road, Moorebank

WHEN: Fridays 5:00pm-6:00pm

For more information or register please contact:

Kim Brooks 0423 089 817

Come and play an Olympic sport