Dear Members,


As I’m sure you are aware Victoria is shutting down as a consequence there will be no activities at Werribee Hockey Club until this changes.


We ask that you all do everything you can to keep yourselves safe during these unprecedented times.


See media release below from Premier.


Sunday, 22 March 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE PREMIER

The Honorable Dan Andrews MP


I will inform National Cabinet tonight that Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across our state to combat the spread of Coronavirus.


This is not something that we do lightly, but it’s clear that if we don’t take this step, more Victorians will contract coronavirus, our hospitals will be overwhelmed and more Victorians will die.


Victorians will still be able to go to the supermarket, the bank, the pharmacy and other essential stores, like petrol stations and convenience stores. Freight, logisitics and home delivery are also considered essential and will remain open.


I will also inform National Cabinet that school holidays will be brought forward in Victoria, starting on Tuesday 24 March.


All measures to be implemented by Victoria are consistent with the health advice provided by the Victorian Chief Health Officer.


The decision whether to re-open schools after the Term 1 holidays will likewise be determined following advice from the Chief Health Officer.


I will have more to say on these measures tomorrow morning.



Update re Corona Virus and Club Activities – 15th March 2020


To Club members and members of our community.


The Board is continually monitoring and taking advice from Hockey Australia and Hockey Victoria, as well as that from Government and Health Bodies in relation to the coronavirus and Club activities.


The health of our players, officials and spectators is paramount in our considerations and the decisions we make. As you are aware, the advice is constantly being updated and this may, at any time, change what is happening. We will inform you as soon as practical when we are informed of any changes via our Facebook page, our website and emails (registered members).


At this stage we wish to advise that the planned activities of the Club, including training and practice matches, will continue as planned. As advised by HA we will take several precautionary measures outlined below.

➢ Hand sanitiser will be provided in each change room and canteen counter. This is dependent on supply being available.


All persons attending the Club are asked to:

➢ Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before and after games/training.

➢ All players to provide own water bottles, towels and personal items

➢ Hand shaking at the commencement/conclusion of games to be replaced by an agreed process by captains – stick touching, etc.

➢ If you are unwell DO NOT ATTEND activities at the Club – coaches will be asked to send players away if they arrive unwell.

➢ maintain a high level of personal hygiene:

- regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;

- avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth

- avoid close contact with people who are sick

- cover your mouth to cough or sneeze

- washing mouthguards after use.


Any member with flu-like symptoms should self-exclude from playing, training and spectating at the first sign of the symptoms and seek medical advice. If you become infected with the virus, please advise the Club, as we are mandated to report incidents.


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact either: secretary.werribeehockey@gmail.com or president.whc@gmail.com


Thanking you for your cooperation.

Regards

Lyn Tout

Chair of the Board

Hi Fellow Members of the Yellow and Black Army,


This edition is full of great news.

News about members of the Club stepping up and taking on roles to ensure we are the “Club of choice in Wyndham”.


The Board and I are delighted to announce that Kelly Breen has taken on the role of Director of Finance. Kelly comes with great experience and expertise to manage this role, being a partner in Teamwork Accounting, Pt Cook. Kelly will be setting up our new accounting system and working her way around the system in the next few weeks, before assuming full responsibilities once she has bank access, etc. Thank you, Kelly.


All treasurer matters are still to be directed to:

treasurer.werribeehockey@gmail.com and either Kelly or I will get back to you.


I also have pleasure in announcing that Lee Whitmore has taken on the Inclusion Officer Role. Lee will work with section convenors to organise our Inclusion Days, including Women’s and Men’s Round, Fair Go Sports Day and other events. Thank you, Lee.


The success of any Club is the combined effort of all.

The above announcements add to the great group of people on our Club’s committee however we are still in need two people to fill the following positions:

Social Coordinator – great role for two or more people working together - to plan and conduct social events throughout the year

Social Hockey coordinator – to organise social hockey including summer and if possible, a social hockey during winter for those not involved in main competition. This also encompasses liaising with others for events such as the Indo/Aus Diwali Tournament.

Please contact me president.whc@gmail.com if you can help out.


The men’s section this week announced their 2020 coaches.

A big thank you to the following for taking on the role.

VL1 – Jayden Street. VL1R – Jack Scanlon Men’s thirds – Jordan Cooper.

Well done guys we look forward to seeing great things in 2020.


Our School Roadshows:

have been successfully run and our Hook In 2 Hockey program is off and running. It is great to see the energetic youngsters learning to enjoy the game that we all enjoy and love.

A big thank you to:

Holly for her organisation of both the Roadshows and the Tuesday night Hin2H;

Jemma Nix, Sabah Sakkal, Sam Cullen, Casey Tunstall & Emma Tivendale for undertaking the Roadshows and

Jemma & Alannah Nix, Sam Cullen, Kahli & Kylie Krepp, Tash Smith, Declan Boudrie, and Lee Blake or coaching Hin2H.

A great effort everyone – these kids are our future.


Fees for 2020:

Information on this has been widely circulated and can also be found on the website. We will not be issuing invoices for fees – please check out what you owe and pay directly into the Club’s Account:

Werribee Hockey Club Inc

BSB 063 622

Account # 1029 9766


We will be enforcing our NO PAY NO PLAY. You need to be financial by no later than the Tuesday before round 1 of your respective competition. If you need to discuss your payment schedule, please contact your section coordinator, Jayden Street or myself as soon as possible.


With less than a month to the start of the senior season we are certainly increasing the work on the track – good to see the training sessions running well and the vibe around the Club is great. I am looking for to some practice matches soon.

Our Juniors will be in action shortly and once again the Club will be in full winter season swing.


Let’s make 2020 the best season yet!

Together we achieve more!


Lyn Tout

Chair of the Board

President.whc@gmail.com


Other contacts:

Men.whc@gmail.com women.whc@gmail.com operations.whc@gmail.com youth.whc@outlook.com

or see website https://www.werribeehc.com.au/

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