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Welcome To The
2017 Hockey Season!

Welcome to another season of hockey with Falcons Hockey Club.  We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year ahead!

In this issue - 
Club Registration Details - Bogan Bingo - Rules Changes - State League Meeting - North East Knights Information & More!


Meet Your 2017 Committee - 

President - Billy Anderson
Vice President - Rowan Wallace
Vice President - Matthew Bardy
Secretary - Debbie Mynett
Assistant Secretary - Kirsty Coyle
Treasurer - Kevin Mason
General Committee Members - 
Narelle Hamilton - Phil Carkeek- Karina Mason - Steph Bracher - Damian Hall - Megs Cockayne

Uniform Co-Ordinator - Debbie Mynett & Rowan Wallace
Umpires Delegate - Matthew Bardy
Competitions Delegate - Rowan Wallace
Permits Delegate- Laddie Bardy
Veterans Delegate - Denise Valamios
Public Officer - Kirsty Coyle
Newsletter Co-Ordinator - Narelle Hamilton
Website Co-Ordinator - Naomi Sheppard
Fundraising Committee - Steph Bracher (Co-Ordinator) - Karina Mason - Megs Cockayne - Narelle Hamilton

If you need any assistance at any time these people are the ones to see!

We are always looking for volunteers! If you would like to assist on the fundraising committee or in any other way please let us know!


Thank you to everyone that attended Registration Day and completed their registration forms. For any players still left to register forms are available on the website or by clicking here.
There has been a slight rise in fees this year.  This is due to rising costs from Hockey Albury/Wodonga.  As a committee the decision has been made to raise the fees slightly to allow us to keep our game fees at the same price as last year. 
The costs are as follows -
If paid before round 5
Seniors - $190
Vets - $115
Juniors Playing Seniors/Students & Apprentices - $145
Juniors - $85
Goalies with own gear - $50
Goalies also playing field - $100

After round five the costs will be -  
Seniors - $220
Vets - $135
Juniors Playing Seniors/Students & Apprentices - $175
Juniors - $105
Goalies with own gear - $80
Goalies playing field - $110
*There is a 10% discount available for families with 3 or more members playing
*Payment plan available if needed, please speak to the secretary or treasurer.

The weekly game fees for 2017 remain the same - 
Seniors - $10 per game
Juniors - $5 per game
Goalies with own gear - free



Don't forget to pay your IMG! As in previous years your IMG is separate to your fees paid to Falcons Hockey Club and covers your insurance.  Your IMG must be paid before your first training session on the turf in order for you to be covered.  (See below for training dates).

Please visit Hockey Victoria IMG  to register/renew your IMG membership.

Under 10 - $37.50
Under 18 -$50.00
Over 18 - $65.00

U14 girls 2016

Training Sessions For 2017

Well done to everyone that has attended preseason training.  
Turf training has now begun on Ground 1, Wednesday nights. 
Junior training begins with a warm-up 5.30 -5.45pm with training to be from 5.45- 6.45pm
Seniors train on the turf from 6.45pm to approx 8 - 8.30pm with warm-ups to begin as directed by coaches. 
Lost & Found 

A gold bracelet was found at training on Wednesday evening. If you have lost it it can be collected at the hockey office.

State League Meeting 

The following is a notice from the Sports Operation Manager in regards to StateLeague -

To all clubs,

Can you please send send this out to your members, particuarly those with an interest in Capital League and representative hockey into the future.

A meeting further to last Mondays meeting will be held at the Albury Clubrooms at 7.30 next Thrusday 16 March.

Clubs and individuals welcome at the meeting.
Kind Regards

Cayte Campbell

Sports Operations Manager

Bogan Bingo Is Here!

Our first fundraising event for this year is our Bogan Bingo night.  Come along for a fun night full of laughs with plenty of prizes on offer!
Limited spots are available & are filling up fast so get in early to book your $5 ticket.  This cost will then come off your Bingo Books purchase on the night.  

Date - March 18th - doors opening at 6.00pm with "eyes down" at 6.30pm
Where - Cheeky Peak Brewery - 1/67 Wigg Street,Wodonga
Cost - $6 per bingo strip or $30 for a full book of 6 strips
There will also be plenty of other games/raffles/competitions throughout the night so bring plenty of change!
Air Guitar Competition - Raffles - Best Dressed - Joker Poker - Lucky Number & much, much more!
Food - Bring your own nibblies
Drinks - no BYO, drinks available at the bar

Pick out your best flannie, comb your mullet & join us for a fun night with lots of prizes to be won!
Seats are limited so please book your seat now!
Thank you to Cheeky Peak Brewery, major sponsor for this event.

Thank you also to all of our other sponsors for the night - 
Elders Real Estate, Home Inspirations, Henri's Bakery, Monumental Ice-Cream, Joy's Delight, Elgins Bottle Shop, Wee Possums, Vision Australia/Footy Fundraisers/Jaiden Hamilton, Crisps Newsagency Tallangatta, Yums Food Store, Rebel Sport, Whitehouse Motorbikes, Albury Shave Shop, Black Salt Boutique, Border IT, Chocolate Labrador, Electra Café, Delibean, BeanStation, Peards Garden World, Wallace Elect-air, Bags n Boots, Albury Picture Framers, Joy's Delights, Tucker on Townsend, Coles Birallee Wodonga, Made for Mia, Manuel Gonzalez, Amy Thomas Therapy, Albury Engineering & Mower Service,
SS & A Club, Gregs Take-Away, Regent Cinema, Albury/Wodonga Theatre Company, Pour Mes Amis, Lighting Bonanza, Butchers Hook & Cleaver, 25 Hour Fitness, All Music, Early Bird Cafe, Washington Cyclisme 

Thank you to all of these generous people/businesses, please thank them by showing your support!
* This is an over 18's event

Rule Changes for 2017

Hockey Albury Wodonga will adopt Hockey Victoria following rule changes:

1. Stick above the shoulder
Extend this to include all full field games (except for modified games – e.g. U9). As per FIH Rules a player may stop, receive or play the ball in a controlled manner in any part of the field when the ball is at any height including above the shoulder unless this is dangerous or leads to dangerous play).


The "tomahawk" hit will be permitted in all U12, U14 and U16 grades. The "tomahawk" shall not be permitted in U9 grades.

Umpires for 2017

Hockey Albury/Wodonga have asked us to nominate 4 people (don't have to be players) to umpire A Grade matches during the season. Please let Matt Bardy if you are willing and able.  Kevin Mason and co. will be around to help you finesse your understanding of the rules if needed. Also see HA website for excellent references/videos etc.
Congratulations to Shaun & Michelle on their wedding.  Wishing you both all the best for this next exciting chapter of your lives!
Well done to Darren Hill on his recent ride around the state raising funds for mental health with the Freemasons Cycling Club. If you would like to donate to this great cause I'm sure it's not too late, see Hilly today!


North East Knights
Are you interested in playing representative hockey this year? Please see the important notice below from Sharyn Norie, North East Knights Co-Ordinator.
Dear Zone players and parents
Please be advised that the nominations for Knights will be open soon are now open.

This year Junior country championships is NOT a requirement to be selected it is a separate tournament.
There will only be one trial held and that date is Saturday 1st April 2017 mark this date in your calendar. You must nominate in order to be selected, there will be no exemptions if you cannot trial.
Trials will be held in Shepparton starting at 10 am for U13 boys and girls, followed by 15 boys and girls at 12 pm and finally 17 boys and girls at 2 pm
Selectors will be from both associations. 
If you have any questions please contact Sharyn Norie Knights ZC via email 
Coach nominations are also now open.
Training schedules will be released at a later date once grounds are confirmed.


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