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/

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Did you come and see us at the O-Week stall? If so, you should have received a little information package by email. If you can’t find it, have a quick check in your junk, spam or promotions folders, it could be hiding… Otherwise you can get all the information by clicking on this link http://mailchi.mp/851e94e3d333/welcome-to-monash-hockey.

Didn’t come to O-Week, but still would love to play? Check out the link as well! It has all the things you need to get started with us at Monash University Hockey Club.

Never played before and want to know how? Our Hooked On Hockey program starts on Tuesday 6th of March at 5.30pm at the pitch. It is completely free and we will even provide you with a stick and shin guards. Just make sure you bring a mouthguard, which can be purchased from any chemist or pharmacy.

Make sure to save the date for our first event for the year! On Saturday the 24th of March, we will be running a Welcome BBQ with plenty of food and drink available, as well as some fun hockey themed mini-games. Watch this space for more details to come!

2018 Hockey Registration and Discounts for Keepers!

Hello hello! We’re back in action for the 2018 hockey season and the registration portal is now up and running.

It is very important that you have registered with HV before playing any hockey games including practice matches in pre-season. It’s all fun and games until something hard hits something fleshy and you remember with a grimace that you didn’t complete your HV membership and so aren’t covered by their insurance… tut tut tut.

The earlier you sign up the cheaper it is! Early bird prices end March 31st and save you $25 on the standard registration fees! That’s 20 glazed donuts at Coles #worth

GOAL KEEPERS at Monash University Hockey Club get 70% discount on fees, a big ol’ THANK YOU for providing your own gear and choosing to play with us – you’re a champ.

For more information on fees and timing, please visit our registration page.