Hope you have enjoyed a lovely summer break and your children have settled back into school. We are making a number of changes to our hockey program this year so please make a note of the dates relevant to you family as below.
Registration and Uniforms
HSOB/Burnside Hockey Registration day for all junior players is on Tuesday 25 March 3.30-5pm at the Elmwood Club, 83 D Heaton St. All new and returning players in the junior club will need to attend and register to play. If your child is unable to attend please let Jackie of Penny know. There will be subsidised starter packs for new players and hockey sticks available to purchase. Junior hoodies will also be available for purchase.
Uniforms for Super 8 and below will be issued on Sunday 6th April 10am -12pm and Sunday 13th April 2.30 - 4.30pm. Again this will be at the Elmwood Club rooms.
Uniforms for those playing 11 aside will be issued at training at Nunweek park.
11 Aside Trials
If your child is in year 6, 7 or 8 you should have been contacted by last year’s coach regarding these trials. You should respond to your coach if your child wishesto trail by 14 February. If anyone has been missed please contact Kelvin Reid.
Grade Structure and Start dates.
Canterbury Hockey has introduced some changes to the grades this year – including the introduction of a 6 aside competition to be called “Kwik Sticks 6 aside”, for those year 7 and 8 players better suited to this format. We have not determined whether we will be entering a 6 aside team into this grade yet. Junior 8 is now a 6 aside competition called “Mini Sticks” and Minis is renamed “Fun Sticks”. We understand that Canterbury Hockey will be explaining these changes on their website in due course.
Kwik Sticks 6 aside, Super 8, Intermediate 8, Mini Sticks and Fun Sticks, Start Saturday 10th May.
11 Aside Competition, Starts 5 April.
To register your interest in playing Hockey again this year please email;
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
HSOB/Burnside Junior Committee.