End of Winter from the Chair

Updated: May 4

By Lyn Tout
















Hi Fellow Members of the Yellow and Black Army,


Our Home and Away season has concluded for all teams except our U10’s and our WDHL. All our teams finished well, but not all were able to gain a spot in the finals. Congrats to all our teams on the hard work throughout the season. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Summer Comp.

Final Placings are:

Men’s Women’s Juniors

VL1 7th VL1 7th U12 Pennant 7th

VL1R 8th VL1R 5th U14 District 1st

Pennant 5th Metro BNW 6th U16 District 2nd

Masters A 4th Masters B 1st U18 District 11th

Masters B 6th


There is still lots to Roar about:

  • Wednesday night – Essendon 7:30 pm – our Women’s Masters, who finished on top,

will take on La Trobe for a spot in the Grand Final.

  • Friday night – Werribee – times tba – plenty of action:

U14 Mixed Pennant, also Minor Premiers, will play Hume for a spot in the Grand Final

AND

U16 Mixed Pennant, will play Melton for their spot in the Grand Final.

  • Monday 2nd Sept – time tba- Men’s Masters A who finished 4th will play in their semi.

  • Our U10’s still play on Saturday mornings:

31st Aug – Boys Yellow vs Black 11:00 am at home

Girls vs Melton 8:35am

7th Sept – Boys Yellow at home 9:00am

Boys Black at Altona 9:05am

Girls at Brunswick at 9:00am

  • WDHL will continue until Tuesday 17th September

I look forward to seeing the Yellow and Black Army supporting all these teams.

Great to see the Werribee colors continuing in the Finals Race.


As we move into the finals’ series it can be a very intense and emotional time and it is vital that we remember that we all have Codes of Behaviour to abide by. Werribee Hockey Club prides itself on being a welcoming, family orientated, diverse club that values all members of both our hockey club and the hockey community. Please help us to ensure this is the message we convey throughout the final series and for the final games of U10 and WDHL.


As the season is now concluding there are a few things that need to be done. The first is to tidy and clean everything up – ready for the summer season.

A Working Bee will be held on Thursday 12th September commencing at 6:00 pm. Items to be address include:

  • Cleaning the dugouts and shelters;

  • Cleaning the storage shed;

  • Cleaning the gas cage at end of clubrooms;

  • Cleaning walls in the Clubrooms;

  • Cleaning external shutters and windows;

  • Cleaning the canteen.

It is expected that all players who have played senior hockey this year will contribute some time on this evening. The Club will supply the cleaning products. The loan of a couple of long hoses and a pressure cleaner would be greatly appreciated. A light meal will be supplied for those who attend.


Summer Competition:

We are currently pulling the planning for this together – looks like be a lot of fun.

Summer hockey will be a 10 week season from 6.00 pm till 10.00 pm, dates will be as follows:

  • 30th October until 11th December 2019

  • 29th January until 12th February 2020.

Keep an eye out on our social media for more info.

Masters Players Representing the State:

Nine Club members haven’t finished their hockey as their training and preparation for the Australian National Championships steps up a level.


Congratulations and best wishes for a great tournament to:

Neville Hopkins, Sam Winch, Cath Munro, Gina Herbert, Peta Swanton, Andrew Purcell, Glen Lloyd, Lyn Tout. Well done to Rachel Catania on being selected as a train on.

Planning for 2020 begins:

We are looking for people to join our committee – in particular we need:

  • Men’s and Junior section Treasurers - these people will be responsible for invoicing fees for each section and monitoring fee payment;

  • Club Secretary – Heinz will provide mentoring – in the first year this role could just be Minute Secretary Role – working with Heinz to understand the full role;

  • Sponsorship Coordinator – working with our current sponsors to maintain the relationships and seeking new sponsorship for the Club.

If you are interested in any of these positions or in joining the Committee please speak to one of our Directors – Lyn, Heinz, Jayden, Adam or Holly.


Don’t forget to book and pay for your Presentation Events – Juniors 12th October and the Seniors 19th October.


Lyn Tout

Chair of the Board


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