|Thursday 21 April Junior Umpiring Briefing starting after training @ 6.30pm
Thursday 27 April Junior Season Launch inc Coaches & Managers Meeting
Saturday 7 May First Social Event – details to follow
Saturday 25 June – Mouse Racing Night
Saturday 30 July – Family Day
Saturday 20 August – Quiz Night
The Club is seeking major sponsors for its junior and senior teams for this coming season. As you know our Club is a not for profit organisation and all sponsorship monies received go directly to developing and supporting the Club and its members. In order for us to achieve our future goals, we need to secure additional levels of funding, over and above the strong level of support provided by our members in the past.
Over the past two years we have been extremely fortunate to have received significant contributions from both the Ariti and the Ryall families, which greatly assisted with our Lights Project, and has benefited many club members.
This season we have a unique opportunity for a potential sponsor to gain broad coverage via logos displayed on the club’s playing strip. The entire club will be playing in new shirts, an updated design which was worn by the men’s turf sides last season. We are expecting to field 19 sides in Hockey WA competitions this year, with teams in Men’s, Women’s, Juniors and Masters grades. Overall there are more than 280 playing members at the Club, plus our reach extends beyond our players and includes our large supporter base.
Please think about helping out with this if possible. The various levels of sponsorship are outlined below, and each of the packages are flexible such that a combination of the benefits offered may be tailored to suit your particular business requirements. Every club member is also encouraged to utilise the services of our Sponsors. We give our sponsors additional exposure at every opportunity and our aim is to support those that support our Club.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact Hilary on 0419 043644 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thank you to our 2015 Gold Sponsors or your generous support.
Newman Knights Hockey Club Sponsorship Packages – 2016
BRONZE SPONSOR– $500
SILVER SPONSOR – $750
GOLD SPONSOR – $1000+
PLATINUM SPONSOR – $3,000+
A Junior Skills Clinic is being run by our top coaches on Sunday 21 February from 4-6 pm for Years 5/6 upwards. Held at Hale Turf the cost is $25 and in addition to some coaching from our senior players and coaches it includes a sausage sizzle and drink at the end. Please register your interest at registration day, or for more info please contact one of our Junior Co-ordinators Catherine Scott on 0415837122 or Steve Brown 0407814539.
Registration day will be held at the clubrooms on Saturday 13 February from 10am-1pm. It is important that anyone wanting to play for Newman this season come down so you can try on uniform sizes. If you weren’t aware, this year the entire club will be wearing in an updated playing shirt. The design was worn by the men’s turf sides last season and in 2016 every player will have the cost of a new shirt included in their fees. Uniforms must be ordered no later than 6 weeks out from the start of the season so we need to get your sizes during Registration Day. There will be a Women’s shirt with a more flattering cut, and all junior players will wear the new uniform too. For more info contact Dee on 0413 604 616
There will also be a range of new items for sale such as new jackets, shorts and singlets, so please come down and try your size.
MOUTHGUARD FITTINGS AT THE CLUB ROOMS ON SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 10.00AM TO 1.00PM
Call now to book your time & save waiting in line! Ph: Dee 0413 604 616
Mouthguards are compulsory for all Junior Players for training and games, and we strongly advise all Senior players to wear them also. It is important as children grow and their teeth and jaws change to have a new mouthguard yearly plus they can be fitted for children with braces. The cost may be as little as $15 -$40 and is claimable on your private health insurance plan. Pay on the day and then take straight to your health insurance provider to claim. Exclusive club only discounts on the day of up to 40% and we need a minimum booking of 50 …. so please call Dee to make a booking.
As most of you are now no doubt aware, Hilary has stepped down as President after 3 fruitful years at the helm and passed the baton to me. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Hilary for all her hard work and I know I have big shoes to fill. I hope I’m at least half as effective in getting things done and keeping things rolling for the club as she has been. I am honoured to have been given the trust and responsibility of this position and I’ll do my best to make sure we keep growing and improving over 2016.
Some of you may not know me, something I hope to remedy over the coming season, so if we’ve never met formally please come and say hi if you see me or contact me on email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding the club.
We have a new committee, albeit with some very familiar faces, so I’d like to thank all those who have contributed in the past and thank the new committee for 2016 for again taking on the very important jobs that enable our club to keep functioning. We have some major work to do, particularly in the area of sponsorship and fundraising, so if you have any contacts or ideas then please feel free to let your committee know about them so we can act on them. Fresh ideas and approaches are always welcome.
The big news so far is that we have been fortunate enough to secure a very well credentialled senior men’s coach for 2016. Mark Sandhu has agreed to take on the top squad and he is already looking forward to getting to work with the boys. We also finalised the women’s coaches before Christmas appointing Tahlya Sleep as Head Coach, and she is keen to see our Women hit the training track in January.
Thanks again to all those who made it to the AGM and all the hard work from the committee and others that has already gone into planning for the 2016 season. I hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas and see you all in the New Year.
Murray Buzza (Muzz)
Newman Knights is very pleased to welcome on board Mark Sandhu as our new Men’s Head Coach. Mark is an accomplished field and indoor hockey coach having led the Australian Women’s Indoor Hockey Team to World Cups in 2007 and 2011. He has also been successful at club level having held the positions of Director of Coaching and Head Coach at various clubs in Western Australia.
Mark has already been putting together a pre-season program to kick start the new year after all the Christmas and New Year indulgence. Look out for more info in early January. Mark can be contacted on 0403 180 203, or for any other enquiries about playing for our Men’s teams contact Roger on 0488 553 283
We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Tahlya Sleep as the Head Coach for our Women in 2016. Known to most people as Sleepy, Tahlya has a very strong strategic approach to coaching and development, having coached both juniors and seniors for YMCC, and also having played and umpired at the top level (MTL) and Premier 2. Sleepy will be assisted by Fraser and Matt in consolidating on the development they have done over the past two seasons and together they will bring a new energy to our coaching ranks. Sleepy can be contacted on 0404 588 250 or for all other enquiries about playing for our Men’s teams contact Rachel on 0422 376 629
Notice of Annual General Meeting
To all members and friends of Newman Knights Hockey Club
Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Newman Knights Hockey Club will be held at 5.00pm on Sunday 22 November 2015 at the Clubrooms in Tuscany Way, Churchlands. If you are unable to attend in person, please complete the Appointment of a Proxy Form, at the bottom of this notice.
The AGM is a great time for everyone to get together, review our achievements the year and talk about some of our goals for 2016. All Club Members are welcome to attend and the agenda and nomination form are attached. The bar will be open and there will even be a sausage sizzle.
We hope to see as many of you there as possible. This is your club, so please come along and have your say in how the club is run.
President, Newman Knights Hockey Club
Congratulations to all our 2015 Senior award winners who were announced at the Annual Trophy Night held on Friday 18th September. The Junior awards were presented at their end of season wind up on Sunday 20th September. Full details can be found on our Award Winners and Life Members page.
Sunday 20th September was was the official end of the hockey season and the last day of windup duties for Rob Reid and Hilary Fitzgerald, both of whom are now handing their roles over to others. Each have done a lot for the Newman Knights over the past few years and no doubt both will continue to be involved in the growth and development of our Club for years to come. A very heartfelt well done and thanks to both of them.
A full round up of the year will be given at the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 5.00pm
Another date for your diary is Friday 19th June. As a variation to our successful wine drive our Ladies are organising a “Beer and Skittles” night courtesy of Bootleg Brewery. There will be beer tasting of a range of Bootleg brews and the opportunity to order cartons at a special price. Every carton sold will raise money for the club. There will also be some games in keeping with the theme, and for $5 entry we hope that this event will appeal to all age groups.