WPL: Come from behind victory

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Waverley welcomed Yarra Valley to the Hedley Hull field for their first home game of season 2017.  It was a big unknown as it was the first year after a long spell from the top league that Yarra returned to both Men’s and Women’s Premier League competition.

The ladies took to the pitch first and were shell shocked at half time with Yarra jumping out to a strong 2 nil lead at the break.  Half time saw coach Con D’Cruz take a calm approach with the girls, reaffirming the game plan and tweaking their approach.

As the whistle blew for the start of the second half the girls took a while to find some flow in their game. To their credit they persisted and continued to attack Yarra.  Finally after tireless work the Panthers found the net through Ally Rake Bolt, the catalyst the girls were looking for to kickstart their comeback.

Yarra again found the back of the net re-establishing their 2 goal lead and it looked all over for Waverley.  But the girls dug deep and found belief.  Lauren Head showed composure in the circle to slot Waverley’s second and kept the hope of victory alive. It wasn’t long before some nice work on the reverse by Lauren Law saw Waverley draw level with less than 10 minutes to go.

The last 10 minutes saw both teams have opportunities to break the deadlock at 3 all.  Waverley’s persistent attack saw them earn a PC, an opportunity to take the lead.  The shot was save and as the ball was cleared through the top of the circle Rachel Guy found the ball on the end of her stick, putting Waverley into the lead with a beautifully executed drag flick.

Yarra had the opportunity to draw level inside the last 4 minutes, earning a PC but the Panthers stood strong in defence and as the clock ticked down to zero a jubliant crowd enjoyed the celebrations of victory.  Final score Waverley 4-3 Yarra Valley

Goals: A Rake Bolt, L Law, L Head, R Guy.

 

Assisting New Regional and Overseas Players

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From time to time some of our new players arriving from regional and overseas seek assistance for various reasons to help with relocation and living costs while playing their hockey at Waverley.

We regularly receive enquiries from overseas and country or interstate players to come play at our club. These young men and women generally weigh up the reputation of the club in how it is coached and able to offer guidance/assistance to make their stay both rewarding and enjoyable when considering where to play. Read More

Important Dates for Men’s Season 2017

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25th Feb (Sat)

PA Practice Matches @ CAM vs CAM @ 1300

13th Mar (Mon)

Coach the Coaches session number 1 + Defib Training

26TH Mar (Sun)

Pennant & Metro Practice Matches @ MOR vs Southern United

Pen A/B @ 1100

Pen E/F @ 1230

Metro @ 1400

1st Apr (Sat)

PL & PLR Round 1

2nd Apr (Sun)

Pennant & Metro Practice Matches @ F2 vs Footscray

Pen A/B @ 1100

Pen B/E/F @ 1230

Pen F/Metro @ 1400

22nd Apr (Sat)

Pennant Round 1

Come and Try Session

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Come and Try Hockey – 8.30-9.30 am Saturday 25 February

Waverley is holding a ‘come and try hockey’ session this Saturday 25 February 8.30-9.30am at the Waverley Field.  It’s open to all those who have not yet played hockey to come down and give our great game a go. Please encourage any of your friends, family, school mates or neighbours who are interested to get along and try out our great game .  All junior ages welcome.

We have two special coaches for the session, our very own Travis Brooks and Drew Ashton, which will make for a perfect introduction to hockey.

The club will supply equipment for the session if you need anything. There is no cost. Please arrive by 8.20 for an 8.30 start.

Any questions please email directorofcoaching@waverleyhc.org.au and we’ll be happy to assist.

Working Bee Saturday 11th February

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WORKING BEE SATURDAY 11th from 10AM.

This is our major clean out and reset for the upcoming winter season. Any help you can lend will be greatly appreciated. Even if it only to come down for half an hour and lend another set of hands.

If you are prepared to help out painting, please wear clothes you won’t mind getting paint on

If you do have a rake and broom please bring along.

Men’s Pennant and Metro Training

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Please note that Pen/Metro training kicks off next Monday night the 6th @ 7pm @ HHF. This will be sticks and balls, no fitness component. So please encourage as many of the boys thinking of playing in the grades to get down.

Also note that we will be creating a WHC Men’s Unit Page for all communications of games, practice games, events, fixtures, trainings, issues, team selections etc…..so keep an eye out for that being created over the next 2 weeks.

Also a friendly reminder about the Working Bee, Exhibition Match and Hawaiian night coming up.

Cheers

Sammy
0419 794 997