Teacher in Charge: Mr Richard Watson
Phone: 543 2400 Ext 244
Terms: 2 and 3
Pre-season Hockey Clinics
There will be Hockey clinics running in Term 1. The focus will be on skills and fitness as players prepare for the upcoming season. We would like to encourage all players to attend the sessions. Initially there are two sessions planned. If there is sufficient interest, then more sessions will be added.
Sunday 11th March Aquinas College turf 9.30 – 11.00 am
Sunday 18th March Aquinas College turf 9.30 – 11.00 am
We will be running trials for the following teams. Boys’ 1st XI, Girls’ 1st XI and Intermediate Blue teams. I would encourage all players to have a go and try and make selection for these top teams. For new parents and players to Yr. 7 & 8 Hockey, we enter mixed (boys and girls) teams in the 11-aside competition. This will be the Intermediate Blue team. As per recent communication from Tauranga Hockey all other teams entered will be 6-aside teams.
Trials will be Sunday 25th March at Tauranga Hockey Centre at the following times:
Boys’ 1st XI 3 – 4pm
Intermediate Blue team 4 – 5 pm
Girls’ 1st XI 5 – 6 pm
2018 Hockey Registrations
Registration to play Hockey in 2018 will be completed electronically by this link. In this registration process we will be looking to get commitment from players and parents as we work towards entering teams into local competitions.
Over the past years I have noticed teams are looking very casual in their appearance as they turn up to the Tauranga Hockey center ( or satellite venues) on their regular competition nights. I want teams to reflect the high standards we have at Aquinas College. In 2018 all players must arrive at their games wearing the official Aquinas College sports hoodie or tracksuit top. Team uniform to be worn underneath.
We are keen to talk with any potential sponsors who would like to use Aquinas Hockey for advertising. We want to secure some jackets for our coaches and managers to wear and also some training /warm up tops for the Girls’ and Boys’ 1st XI teams and if funding allows offer this to all the teams. If you have a business or know of anyone that would like to support Aquinas College please get in touch with myself or Donal Boyle, Chairperson Aquinas College Hockey, and we can talk though what is available and best suits your business.
TiC Aquinas College Hockey
COMPETITION DATES & TOURNAMENTS:
Year 7 & 8 teams play on Friday night – starting in May.
A 6-aside mixed team is selected to compete in the AIMS tournament which is held in September.
College 1st XI teams play on Wednesday nights – starting in May.
The 1st XI Boys’ and Girls’ teams compete at Winter Tournament. The location of their tournaments are yet to be confirmed by NZ Hockey. Tournament dates are late August to start of September.
College Girls’ 2nd XI team plays on Monday nights – starting in May.
College Boys’ 2nd XI team plays on Tuesday nights – starting in May.
Practices are by arrangement with players/coaches/managers.
Competition runs through Term 2 and 3 starting on the dates stated above. The best place to keep up-to-date with draws, results etc is http://www.tgahockey.co.nz/ and click on the ‘Draws and Results’ tab.
Players will be supplied with an Aquinas College Playing Uniform. Playing uniform will be distributed by the Sports Coordinator prior to their first match. Students must ensure they return their ‘specific’ allocated item/s to the Sports Coordinator within a week of their final match. Socks need to be purchased by players from NZ Uniforms the school provider of school uniform and sports gear.
Own hockey stick, shin pads, mouth guards & turf shoes.
Costs for the 2018 season are yet to be confirmed.
Aquinas College Hockey Club.
Hockey at the College is run by a volunteer committee of parents. They meet monthly to help the Teacher in Charge of Hockey look after the sport at Aquinas. If there are any interested parents please contact Donal Boyle (chairperson) firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Watson TiC Hockey email@example.com
CLICK HERE for the Secondary Schools’ Hockey Handbook 2017