- AIS drafts news for our Men and Women top teams....
- We need you support, would you be able to sponsor even a small amount? click here for more info on opportunities to promote your business or cause through sponsorship at Melville....
- Hookin2Hockey & Grads info for 2014 - click here
- Important information for Junior Training and Grading starting March 3 - click for full info
- Custom Mouthguards order form and fitting details - click to download
- Online Registration for the 2014 season is now open, click here
- Womens page updated 8th Feb 4's, 5's, 6's preseason - click here for details....
- Mens 3's-7's M1A's PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND INFO - click here for more details....
- REVISED TOP SQUAD SCHEDULE - click here for more details....
- End of Summer 7s - click here for details....
- Womens 2014 Preseason training schedule - click here for details....
- Tristan Clemons is WA Student Scientist of the Year
If you need information about our club or a contact point this may assist:
- For how to get to the Melville turf, click here for MAP
- For contacts for turf and club facilities and other contacts click here.
(see newsletters page for past President Pens)
New Season 2014 Newsletter
Very soon you will receive the first newsletter 2014 and the First Mail Out of "The Pride" 2014. This method of transmitting information directly to the members through the registered email address will be sent monthly up until the first game commencement each week and including a copy of the Maroon Zone bulletin at this time. If one of your family or you are not receiving "The Pride" to your correct address please advise Jodi Reynolds
Premier 1 Teams Men and Women
Both the men and women's teams are training hard and putting together squads, teams and strategies. They now are training regularly on the new turf and can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays at present if you wish to see how they are shaping up. We are all excited about having the Premier 1 competition Toyota League with both Men and Women in the grade for the first time in the history of club. It should be a great year.
MCHC Turf Inc
Congratulations to the turf Committee led by Dave Porter and Pat Hall. The new turf is in use and initial reports are that it is excellent to play on.
We do require some extra volunteer Turf Sweeper trained personnel. This machine is a great boost to the maintenance of the turf and is presently being run Mondays and Fridays by Barry Hancock. Its operation is easy and the job of cleaning the turf needs to be expanded. If you can assist with extra sweepings when required please contact Barry Hancock on email or mobile as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mob: 0400310404. He will train you in its use. We really need a back up for Barry.
Unfortunately around this time there are some unsavory characters damaging club fencing and club property. While around the club please remain vigilant and report any damage, open gates or Technical Box and Club Doors, Gates or suspicious activity to Gary Bowater - 0418734860 or Turf Manager - Greg Hunt - 0413155456. If there are no club activities on these buildings should be locked up.
Handover of clubrooms, Bar and Kitchen Facilities from the Cricket Club
The clubrooms will be handed over 18th March, 2014 from the Cricket.
There will however be a Junior Cricket wind up Sunday, 30th March between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Please respect their space and continue the great relationship we have with the cricket club.
The club really needs help in the following areas. This is reaching critical time now so please consider if you can assist:
1. Kitchen Staff
Club favorite Lynda Forbes is recovering from a serious condition and cannot man the kitchen this season. We are looking for at least two people to cover the staffing requirements along with stalwart Maureen Welten. The duties are mainly food preparation and supported by roster teams who will serve and assist on the club days and nights. This is a paying role this year and is seen as vital to club operation and prestige. If you can help please come back through your Vice President, Coordinator or Manager or contact me direct Gary Bowater - 0418734860.
2. Busy Bee
The Busy Bee will be held on Saturday, 22 March - commencing 0800 am. Some of the jobs required on the day are as follows:
- Clean Gutters - If you have a portable scaffold would really help
- Weed surrounding area of the turf. Bring your gardening tools.
- Lay Astro Turf on the southern end of the ground new built up area.
- Repair fencing where coming loose.
- Relocate the PA Equipment from the Kitchen to Main Clubroom
We look forward to you being there and all the help we can get is much appreciated. Managers please organize your teams.
I hope pre season goes well for you all see you at the club.
Melville Hockey 2014 Registration and some other important info
Welcome to all our members, new and old. The start of the winter hockey season is fast approaching, and some of our senior squads have already been working hard on their pre-season training programs, while many other members have been keeping fit over summer playing in our “Summer 7s” competition or playing indoor hockey. We are excited about the upcoming 2014 Winter season, our first with teams in both the Men’s and Women’s Premier League, and our newly re-laid turf is looking great.
To register for 2014, the ONLY way to register in 2014 is to go to www.melvillehockey.com/register. If you are intending to register for 2014 we would ask that you do this as soon as possible, to help us with planning of teams and coaches. On registration you will receive an invoice and EFT details for payment, which can be made prior to 31 March 2014. Information about 2014 fee structure can be found here. (Please note it is a condition of registration that you accept that the information you supply will be loaded by Melville to the Hockey Australia/ Hockey WA OneSport database to be eligible for competition. In 2015 we will fully transition our registration to this system.)
A Registration Day, as past years, is being held at the club this Saturday, 15 February between 10:00AM – 2:00PM. The club is still in the Kardinya Cricket Club’s hands during this time so please respect their space when signing up and we thank them for allowing us to use the facilities ahead of schedule so we may get an early organizational start to the season. Mouth Guard fitting will be available - (PLEASE DOWNLOAD this form for prices, and to save time fill in and bring with you if you intend to have a mouthguard fitting). Please note, you can register as of now Online for 2014 Season, but if you need help or have more questions, pop down to registration day as we will also have volunteers on hand during the day to help anybody with Online Registration. (A dedicated Hookin2Hockey Registration Day will be held in mid March, details will follow.)
If you know of anyone new who would like to register for Melville, tell them to visit the Melville register page and they can register as a new family.
If you have any problems at all registering please email email@example.com or ring Jodi on 0419016564.