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Waverley Life Member Colin Batch talks about the upcoming Commonwealth Games

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Wednesday March 28, 2018

From Waverley H.C to hockey’s world no.1

Kookaburras coach Colin Batch recalls where it all began ahead of first Commonwealth Games in top job

Waverley Hockey Club life member and coach of the Australian men’s hockey team Colin Batch knows the Kookaburras will be playing with a target on their back at next week’s Commonwealth Games.

“The squad is aware that since hockey was introduced at the Commonwealth Games in 1998, Australia has won every men’s Commonwealth Games tournament,” Batch said today. Read More

Benny on the Big Stage

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Shout out to our top club umpire Ben Hocking on being recognised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) having his ranking upgraded to FIH Outdoor Umpire.

What a fanastic achievement for Ben and it opens up the door to blowing the whistle at the biggest events our great game offers.

Congratulations Ben from the entire club!!

Hookin2Hockey Starts this Saturday 3rd March

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This Saturday sees our Hook in to Hockey program commence at the club.  This is perfect for those who are new to the game or still ‘learning the ropes.’

Starts: 8am kickoff

Finishes: 9am.

What to bring: if you’ve signed up for the Hook in to Hockey Program (click here for more information) bring along the pack you’ve received in the mail. If you haven’t received your pack yet or are keen to try out our great game then we’ll be supplying equipment if required.

If you need more information then please contact juniors@waverleyhc.org.au and we’ll be happy to assist.

Junior Preseason Academy Wrap

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Over the last 5 weeks the next generation of Panthers have been honing their skills in preparation for season 2018. A coaching panel consisting of ex-Australian, National and Premier League players as well as Victorian State Team coaches led by Junior Coaching Co-ordinator Con D’Cruz has seen an intensive program undertaken with a huge amount of knowledge passed on to the young players.

The program has taken the group on a journey from a strong focus on the core technical skills of the game right through to the some of the most advanced skills in hockey taking the cubs out of their comfort zone and encouraging growth in their game.

The progression over the 5 weeks has been impressive to watch and we look forward to seeing the players put their learning into practice when the junior season kicks off in Apri.

A huge thanks to all the coaches for getting involved and volunteering their time to ensure the club continues to remain a force in Victorian Hockey.

Go Panthers

 

Level 1 Umpiring & Coaching Courses

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This Sunday Hockey Victoria are running an Level 1 Umpire course at Hedley Hull Field, Ashwood, 10.00am till 1.30pm and a Level 1 Coaching course at Elgar Park Box Hill 10.00am till 2.00pm for anyone who is interested in either. Upon reaching accreditation, Waverley will reimburse your cost.
Registration is at the following link, http://www.hockeyvictoria.org.au/EDUCATION/Workshops