December 2016

Level 3 Accreditation Recognision

December 9th, 2016|


June 2016


June 1st, 2016|

Dear Club Members,

The subs this year have gone up for the first time in 2 years.There a number of a number of reasons. Hockey Tasmania have increased costs associated with training and playing games across both juniors and seniors substantially. In the past two years the subs have remained constant and have remained low so Canterbury could be one of the cheapest and affordable clubs in the competition. This season our fees will be comparable to other clubs, if not still cheaper.

The increase in subs from the previous year is quite marginal – Canterbury subs haven’t increased for 2 years. There has been an increase of around $45 ($65 + 45 ~ 110) in Hockey Tasmania fees as well as the approximate $10 increase in Canterbury subs. It is important to remember that the biggest component of the $110 registration fee from Hockey Tasmania is getting players to pay their gate fees up front.

Premier League has gone up the most by $30.

With the majority of other grades increasing by around $10 and junior subs decreasing by around $10.

All of the club overheads have been allocated fairly across all teams including juniors.


Why have they increased so much this year?

Hockey Tasmania Registration.

This covers a number of Hockey Tasmania levies as well as player insurance. A season gate pass was worth $65 according to Hockey Tasmania is included in this registration fee. In previous years this has been paid before each game.

Ground Hire, Training and Umpiring Costs.

Hockey Tasmania have increased the cost of all games and trainings as well as introducing the registration fee for all players. Every game of senior hockey costs $165 per team. This has been increased by $75 per game compared with last year as it was only around $90.

Training costs have also increased significantly with it rising roughly $10 per hour. Training is available to every player at the club. Junior game costs have also gone up by approximately 50% going from $60 to $99 whilst their training costs have remained similar.

Umpiring costs per game range from $20 for junior to $50 to premier league.


Where else do the subs go?

Coaching allocation. 

There is a coaching allocation portion of subs that Canterbury use to reimburse coaches for their countless hours given to the club including coaching at games and mid-week trainings.

State Reps

The state reps receive a discount of $150 for u21 representatives, $100 for u15, U16, and u18 and $50 for u12 and u13. The support to state and Australian representatives is vital to help the club and players grow and improve by offsetting a very small margin of the costs involved with these teams. Without this support some of our most valued players might start to look at other clubs that do offer this discount.

Improvement of Club’s Facilities, Equipment and Subsidising Goal Keepers.

Improvements have been made to the shed from kind members of the Canterbury community that included building team boxes in the shed to keep it organised. This is just one example of things that need to be improved each year to keep the club functioning. There are a number of equipment expenses we incur each year including replacing lost balls (around $10 a hockey ball), protective equipment such as face masks and cones for training. Goal keepers are subsidised up to the value of their gear and do not pay subs until this has been offset.

Club Admin

Events such as junior registration day, junior and senior presentation nights and junior development sessions which have been ongoing over summer also represent a portion of the subs. Encouraging all of the younger players at the club to keep pursuing hockey as a sport is important for the future of Canterbury and Hockey as a sport.


We can assure you we are trying our best to keep the costs of playing to a minimum and the increase in subs are directly caused by the increase in fees incurred with the cost of playing the game.

February 2016

Canterbury Bowls Day 2pm 20th March

February 12th, 2016|

Canterbury Bowls Day 2pm 20th March

Facebook Link: Canterbury Bowls Day 2pm 20th March

Canterbury Registration Day 10am-12pm 27th February

February 12th, 2016|

Canterbury Registration Day 10am-12pm 27th February
Facebook Link: Canterbury Registration Day  

Lightning Cup 5th March

February 12th, 2016|

Lightning Cup 5th March

Canterbury will be participating in the lightning cup played in Hobart on the 5th of March.

The lightning cup will feature more than 200 of the state’s best men and women hockey players will compete in a new pre-season lightning cup competition in 2016 worth $1000 to the winning club.

The competition will feature eight teams playing in two pools of four; 11 players per side, women playing the first 2 quarters and men in the last 2 quarters.

It would be fantastic to have some lions there to support the players in their efforts.

July 2015

Cheers – Club Pub Night – July 25th!

July 25th, 2015|

Attention all club members!

The next Canterbury Hockey Club Social Night is just around the corner. Hot on the heels of the fantastic Sweater Party 2015, comes our Cheers Drinks Night on Saturday 25th July – our casual catch up night at the New Sydney Hotel. It looks to be another great club night with team mates, friends and family – so join us! Check out the flyer attached for more info! See you there!

Subs deadline is 10th July!

July 10th, 2015|

Hey there everyone!

This is just a reminder that to receive your early bird discount on your Subs for this season, the deadline has now been moved to 10th July. So lucky you! If you haven’t paid your Subs already, then take advantage of this now!

May 2015

First Social Event of the Season – SWEATER PARTY 2015!

May 7th, 2015|

This season’s first social event of the year is here! Join us for the ultimate night at SWEATER PARTY 2015 on the 23rd of May from 7.30pm. Wear your best sweater be it new, old, Christmasy or even knitted by Nanna and you could win a prize too! For more information, check out the Social Page!

April 2015

Want to Coach, have fun and potentially get paid?

April 28th, 2015|

Coaches who are interested in offering their services should definitely register with the Hockey Australia Schools support program, because schools interested in providing hockey and looking for great coaches can engage those who are registered.

The attached Coaching Registration Guide outlines the process you will need to follow to register as a coach to be available to schools. Hockey Australia (as parent body) requires that coaches need to be at least Level 1 accredited to be able to be engaged by schools.

If you have previously been a coach in the original program or you wish to coach within the new program, Hockey Australia encourages you to register now!

March 2015

Under 15 Men’s Australian Championship – Hobart

March 31st, 2015|

The Under 15 Men’s Australian Championship in Hobart

Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th April, 2015.

As Hobart is hosting the tournament, we think it is important that members of our hockey community have the opportunity to be involved. Whether it be for a few hours or a few days, any involvement is greatly appreciated.

Also, if there are any Doctors, Nurses or suitable qualified First Aiders who are interested in being at the ground to offer any basic medical assistance. You will be able to watch the games, you just need to be available for assistance when required. 

For more informatiion, or to assist, please contact:

Natalie Sproule
State Teams Coordinator
Hockey Tasmania
T (03) 6278 2656 / M 0403 870 257

Check out the official timetable by clicking the link below.

2015 Under 15 Men_Final Draw

See you there!

February 2015

Commencement of Junior Hockey Season

February 18th, 2015|

Registration day is SATURDAY 28th February 2015 12.30 to 2pm in the old club rooms at the Hockey Centre (just along from Just Hockey Shop). Turf time on THC3 has been booked so if juniors want to have a hit on the turf, bring mouthguards, shin pads and above all – HAVE FUN! Check out the JUNIOR PAGE for more info on how to get involved!

January 2015

Join us for our Senior Player Registration Day – You won’t want to miss it!

January 29th, 2015|

Want to join a Hockey Club that also focuses on fun? Then come and join us at our Canterbury Senior Registration Bowls Day! It will be a great opportunity for a meet and greet and to see who’s who in the zoo – so to speak! The date is Sunday 15th February at 2pm at Sandy Bay Bowls club – 16 Margaret Street, Sandy Bay.

$10 per person and families are only $25, with Bar and BBQ available. Bare foot or flat shoes are a must, and being there is essential too! Lots of competitions and prizes to be won and all family and friends are welcome. Even if you’ve never played before come along and have some fun! 

December 2014

Canterbury has two new Captains – Sort of!

December 17th, 2014|

Canterbury members Tim Williams and Nicholas Hill both graduated from Uni NSW and ADFA this week.  Tim now heads off to Duntroon to complete his Army Officer training while Nicholas (who is now a Pilot Officer) heads to Sale in Victoria for his Air Traffic Controller training.

Congrats to both on a great achievement.

November 2014

Canterbury Christmas Drinks

November 28th, 2014|

Bring on the festive season in style!

That’s right – Christmas Drinks Night is just around the corner – literally! Come an join your team mates, family and friends at this great social event on FRIDAY 05th December at the WESTEND PUMP HOUSE. Let your hair down (for those of you that can) and ring in Chirstmas with a drink or few. See you all there!

September 2014

Senior Awards and Presentation Night

September 18th, 2014|

Hi All,

It’s time to get dressed up, dressed for success, and dressed for a great end of season bash at this year’s Senior Awards and Presentation Night to be held on Friday 17th October. Tickets are available and there is an early bird discount if you grab your tickets before 01st October.

It will be a brilliant night with great food and music and will be the perfect way to bring the 2014 season to a close. Check out our Social page for more information or the flyer below. See you there!

Canterbury takes out Best and Fairest Awar

September 18th, 2014|

Congratulations to Ian Mchugh who won this years Southern Hockey Leagues Premier League Best and fairest award from Canterbury Life Member and sponsor of the award Col Pearce at the SHL Presentation Night recently. From all of us here at the Club Hugh, well done and a well deserved award.

Now can you do it again next season?

Canterbury make the Van Demons Team 2014

September 18th, 2014|

Hockey Tasmania is pleased to announce the Tassie Van Demons Team to compete in the Australian Hockey League Championship to be played in Brisbane from 4th – 11th October 2014.

Congratulations to Blair Patten and Hannah Calvert on their selection to the Van Demons Team 2014!

A fantastic effor from our ladies who really deserve it! They will be well supported by our Club’s very own Marina Oakley who will be Team Manager. Well done from us all at Canterbury and best of luck!

To follow all the news for this year’s AHL, please follow the Hockey Australia


September 18th, 2014|

Well everyone – THIS IS IT!

This is Southern Hockey League Grand Finals Weekend and the culmination of what has been a really great season of top class hockey.

Sadly, Canterbury Hockey Club’s Mens and Womens team did not make this year’s Premier League Final, but congratulations to our 3rd Grade Women who are also featuring on the day! A fantastic effort which deserves all the suport our great Club can give, so please come along, cheer them on and really get behind them.

This year sees Derwent vs North West Graduates in the Premier League Mens’s final at 4.15pm which is sure to be a scintillating match up. And in the Womens final, North West Graduates again take to the field, this time against OHA at 2.15pm.

Also this Saturday the club will have a marquee and BBQ going from 12:30 onwards into the afternoon. So bring some nibbles, salads and friends for a great club event.

Hockey Tasmania Southern Hockey League Awards Cocktail Party

September 4th, 2014|

Hockey Tasmania will be holding the Southern Hockey League Awards Cocktail Party on Saturday 13th September 2014 at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre. Tickets are $20 and available from the Just Hockey Shop at the Hockey Centre.

This occasion provides us with an opportunity to recognise the achievements of individuals and teams which compete in the Southern Hockey League and also to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who have contributed to the successful conduct of Hockey Tasmania events and activities throughout 2014.

Awards include the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Trophy for the club with the best overall results, senior & junior, male & female; the Ron Mills Trophy for the club with the best overall junior results; the Golding & Son awards for top goal scorers in Premier League Men & Women; Best & Fairest awards for each competition from Fifth Grade to Premier League; and several prestigious perpetual awards to recognise individuals involved in coaching, umpiring and administration.

The Premier League Preliminary Finals will be played immediately prior to this function, with the Women’s match at 2pm and the Men’s match at 4pm. These matches will showcase several of our state senior players who are currently preparing to represent Tasmania in the Australian Hockey League championships in early October.

The $20 tickewt provides you with a range of quality hors d’ourvres and vouchers for 2 drinks.

Come along and support your club and those who have worked hard behind the scenes throughout the year, including members of the Hockey Tasmania Southern Competitions Committee (SCC Convenor, Brigid Ritchie and Club Presidents) who are hosting this important annual event on behalf of Hockey Tasmania.

For more information contact:
SCC Convenor, Brigid Ritchie
Phone: 0417 526 101
SCC Secretary, Alison Monk

Umpire Education Course Available

September 4th, 2014|

An Umpire Education Course is available for those interested and is being held on Sunday 5th October 9am – 1pm. For more information, download the Hbt Level 1 Umpiring 2014 form here.

Semi and Finals Weekend – Support your teams!

September 4th, 2014|

Hi everyone,

Well, it is semi finals time already for many grades and this weekend sees a number of our Club’s teams in action. Please come along and show your support – even if your team isn’t playing. It will be a great atmosphere at the hockey centre, so why not be a part of it and encourage our players to victory!

Saturday 6th September

5th Grade Men                      THC3   9:00 AM Semi Final

Premier League Women   THC2  1:00 PM  Semi Final

4th Grade Women                THC3  1:00 PM  Semi Final

Sunday 7th September

U18 Girls                              THC1  12:00 PM  GRAND FINAL

Third Grade Men                THC3   3:30 PM  Semi Final

Third Grade Women                      5:30 PM  Semi Final

August 2014

Save the date!

August 28th, 2014|

Hi All,

Just a reminder to save the date for the end of season Senior Trophy Presentation and Awards Night on Friday 17 October at 7pm.

It will be a great evening and one not to miss! Check out the Social Page for more info or to download the flyer.

Canterbury Cocktail Night

August 8th, 2014|

Dressed up for Drinks!

The Canterbury Cocktail Night will be held on Saturday 30th August at the Observatory Bar.

Everyone is welcome, so be there or be square! For more information and to download a flyer, check out our Social page. This is a ticket event, so get in quick … real quick!

July 2014

Get them out and give them a clean – your brain cells that is!

July 19th, 2014|

That’s right all – the legendary ‘Are you the Mutt’s Nuts and Full of Bull’ quiz is here! Drag out and dust off the old brain cells and get thinking. The 2014 Canterbury Quiz is just around the corner and it’s time to get organised and get involved.

Whether you are young or old, bright or not so bold, join in and have a go. Make a table with your team mates – even boys versus girls or Junior versus Seniors – anything goes! For more info, check out our Social Page for the latest details and to download the flyer!

Are you Game?

June 2014

Splash of Red Night This Weekend

June 19th, 2014|

Hi All

Just a big reminder that another fantastic Canterbury Social Night is on this Saturday 21st June. That’s right – it is the annual Splash of Red Night at the Westend Pumphouse. Doors open from 7.30pm and food will be provided. For more info, check out the Social page. Be there or be square!

May 2014

Congratulations to our Juniors!

May 16th, 2014|

Canterbury Hockey Club would like to congratulate the following players who have been selected in the Tasmanian Underage Schools Teams

2014 Tasmanian Under 16 School Boys Team
Sam McCulloch – Hutchins
The team will compete in the SSA U16 Tournament in Adelaide from the 9-16 Aug 2014.

2014 Tasmanian Under 16 Girls Team
Lilly Dyer – Taroona High School
Camille O’Conor – Taroona High
The Team will compete in the SSA U16 Tournament in Adelaide from the 9-16 Aug 2014.

2014 Tasmanian Under 12 School Boys Squad
Vincent Harman – Hutchins
The Team will compete in the SSA U12 Tournament in Hobart from the 3-8 August 2014.

2014 Tasmanian Under 12 School Girls Team
Sophie Rockefeller – The Friends School
Chloe Abel – Fahan
Anika De Kramer – St Aloysius
Train ons
Lola De Kramer – St Aloysius
The team will compete in the SSA U12 Tournament in Hobart from the 3-8 August 2014.

Subs Payments

May 15th, 2014|

PLEASE NOTE: A players subs must be paid for in full by the end of July 2014, otherwise that player will be eligible to play finals hockey.


For more information, please see the Subs and Uniforms page.

Entertainment Books now Available

May 8th, 2014|

The new 2014 | 2015 Tasmania Entertainment™ Memberships are available now and packed with thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers.

This year you have the choice between the Entertainment™ Book Membership and the new Entertainment™ Digital Membership!

Click here to grab yours!

Or alternatively, contact

Mark O’Conor
Canterbury Hockey Club
Phone: 0448746333|

Please remember to reference Canterbury Hockey Club when registering your
2014 | 2015 Entertainment™ Membership.

From every Entertainment™ Membership we sell, $13 goes towards our fund-raising for Canterbury Hockey Club! The more Entertainment™ Memberships we sell, the more we raise – so please forward this email to your family and friends!

For just $65, you’ll receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers.

Use just a few of these offers and you’ll more than cover the cost of your Entertainment™ Membership!

Region of Origins Hockey 9s Tournament

May 1st, 2014|

The Intrastate 9 a-side Tournament

FRI 2 – 3 May at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre

Featuring Tasmania’s strongest hockey talent including:

David Guest – Olympic Bronze Medallist

Jeremy Edwards – Australian Development Squad

Fri 2
19:00  THC  2 South Blue (W) V South Green (W)
19:30  THC  1 South Blue (M) V South Green (M)
20:00  THC  2 North (M) V North West (M)
20:30  THC  1 North (W) V North West (W)
Sat 3
11:00  THC  2 North (W) V South Green (W)
11:15  THC  1 North West (W) V South Blue (W)
12:00 THC  2 North West (M) V South Blue (M)
12:15  THC  1 North (M) V South Green (M)
13:00 THC  2 North (W) V South Blue (W)
13:15  THC  1 North West (W) V South Green (M)
14:00 THC  2 North (M) V South Blue (M)
14:15  THC  1 North West (M) V South Green (M)
15:45 THC  1 Women’s Final
17:00 THC  1 Men’s Final

March 2014

First Round Games

March 25th, 2014|

First round games have been confirmed as follows:

Mens 3rd Grade have a bye.




Grade VS Time Ground

Fri 28th

U14 Boys DER


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LATEST NEWS – Junior Hockey Season Starts Friday 28th March

March 19th, 2014|

The roster will be played the weekends of Friday 28th March – Monday 31st March and Friday 4th April – Monday 7th April. The season will then recommence on Friday 9th May –  Monday 12th May after school holidays. For more information, check out the Junior page.

JUNIOR GALA DAY – this Saturday 22nd March 8.30 am to 10.30 am – TURF 1

March 19th, 2014|

Preceding the Lightening Cup, there is a Junior Gala Day this Saturday. This is a great way to promote young players and entice them into hockey,

The Club is also looking for volunteers to help support this event, so please get in touch if you are interested.

February 2014

Junior Registration Day

February 10th, 2014|

Any Juniors interested in playing hockey can join Canterbury Hockey Club at the Junior Registration Day. You can come and register in person as well as have a hit on the turf! This is coming up soon – SATURDAY 22nd FEBRUARY at THC (old club rooms) 10am to 12 noon, so see you there! For more information, see the Juniors Page here.

A-Pool Men’s Uniform Reminder

February 10th, 2014|

Just a friendly reminder that all A Pool Men must have and wear the new Canterbury uniform by the end of 1st round. If you have any uniform queries, please contact the Uniform Officer Lisa Jotic (details on the contacts page).

August 2013

Welcome to Canterbury Hockey Club

August 5th, 2013|

For all the latest news, information and action for the 2014 season.

Happy New Year to all Parents and Players

 “ Welcome to the Canterbury Hockey Club website and to Southern Competitions season 2014.

Canterbury is a family friendly Club that provides playing opportunities for new players, young and old, male and female. For those Elite and those who just want to have some fun and exercise.

Hockey Tasmania are finalising the roster with the season scheduled to start on the weekend of 22/23 March with the juniors commencing on 12/13 April.

We have committed coaches and support staff across all grades along with a newly formed social committee ensuring a great season ahead for Canterbury both on and off the field.

An important initiative is our new Junior development program run by our accredited  coaching staff with sessions scheduled in January, February and March. This is provided free by the club to all junior players enabling skill development and further understanding of the game. For more information, check out the Juniors page here.

 If you are interested in playing with Canterbury or wish to discuss the season ahead please contact our men’s or women’s vice president or junior coordinators.  Details available under contacts on our web page.

Keeping watching this site and our Facebook page for regular updates on what’s happening during the season’.

Mark O’Conor
Club President