Under 12/18

Welcome back to Canterbury for Junior Hockey in 2017.
We’ve been busy behind the scenes planning for the upcoming season, and we hope to see you soon in your red and blue!

Planning

We are planning our junior teams at the moment, and would appreciate if you could let us know if your child is going to play.
Please let us know by registering with Hockey Tas or email ( k.brook@bigpond.net.au ) or by attending our Registration Day on Thursday 23rd of February.

Canterbury registration

Canterbury will be holding a Junior Registration BBQ on Thursday 23rd February.
This will be in conjunction with our Junior Development Program on that night, between 5 and 6pm.
We encourage you to come along with your kids for a sausage.
Registering is important – it allows us to plan our teams; to make sure our parent contact details are correct; and gives you an opportunity to share any health issues that may affect your childrens’ hockey.

We will having a stick swap on the night, with sticks that have been donated by some of our bigger kids. We would appreciate any extra donations if you have older sticks at home you no longer need.
We will also be offering new uniform for sale on the night, and are planning a second hand uniform sale. You’re welcome to bring clean second hand uniform for sale on the night. (Please have this in a bag with your name, size and amount wanted for item)

Junior Development Program

It’s been lovely to see some of you at our Junior Development Program.
This Program runs on Thursday afternoons for five weeks, and we are happy to take extra enrollments if you would like to join.
Please contact Kirsty Palmer for further details. (divehob13@gmail.com )

Season Dates

The Junior season starts on Friday 24th March for Under 12’s and 14’s; and on Monday 27th March for the Under 16’s and 18’s.
There will be 15 games rostered for Juniors this season, which is an increase from the 12 games in 2016.

Game Times

Under 12’s and 14’s play on Friday nights.
The first game is on Friday 24th of March.

Under 16’s and 18’s play on Monday nights.
The first game is on Monday 27th of March.

There are no games during the Easter school holidays.

Training

Training for Under 12’s and 14’s will be on Tuesday nights between 5-6pm.
The first training session is on Tuesday 14th March, and there will be two training sessions before the first game.

Training for Under 16’s and 18’s will be on Thursday nights between 6-7pm.
The first training session is on Thursday 16th March, and again with two training sessions before the first game.

Coaches

We have a stellar line up of coaches for our Juniors in 2017. Together they bring a wealth of experience to share with your children.

Under 12 Girls – Christy Lucas
Under 14 Girls – to be confirmed
Under 16 Girls – Hannah Richardson

Under 12 and 14 Boys – Oliver Lane and Georgie Harris
Under 16 Boys – to be confirmed

Cost

All players are required to register with Hockey Tasmania. This is $50 for Juniors.
This covers the cost of insurance for your children, as well as Hockey Australia and Tasmania levies.

There will also be an invoice sent by Canterbury.
Canterbury is trying to keep our costs per game similar to 2016; but as there will be three more games in the season, there will be a proportional increase in fees to cover these extra costs.

Juniors who play for a Senior team will be charged Senior fees. These Juniors will be welcome to attend all the appropriate Senior training sessions, as well as their own Junior trainings.

Canterbury offers a discount for early payment of fees, and will also be offering payment plans in 2017. This will allow the cost to be spread into four equal monthly payments.

Hockey Tasmania registration

Hockey Tasmania sent an email last week inviting everyone to register for 2017.
However, if you didn’t receive this email, you can follow the link on the Hockey Tasmania homepage.
http://www.hockeytasmania.com.au/
Hockey Tasmania registration must be paid before your children are allowed on the turf for games.

Parent Gate Passes

There has been an increase in the cost of Gate entry for parents to $5 a person.
As an alternative, Hockey Tasmania offer a Non-Playing Registration that provides a Gate Pass for $65. Allowing entry to all games, senior or junior.
There is excellent value, and allows you to forget your wallet…but not your card.
You can access this using the Registration Portal on the Hockey Tasmania website.

Congratulations to our State Representatives:-
We are proud of the following players who have been selected to represent Tasmania in Hockey.
Vincent Harman and Tom Rasmussen have been selected in the Under 15 boys State Team, and Anika de Kramer has been selected in the Under 15 girls team.

Sam McCulloch and Benjamin East will be playing in the Under 18 State team during the National Under 18 Championships in Hobart in the Easter holidays.
Please consider coming along to watch these talented boys in action.

Bring a Friend

Friends make hockey even more fun :)
Canterbury is happy to welcome new kids to our Junior Development Program, and for the upcoming season.
We would especially welcome boys who are 10-12 years of age, and girls who are 12-14 years of age to bolster our team numbers.

Mouth guards

Canterbury is sponsored by Moonah Dental.
If you need a mouth guard, please consider supporting our sponsor…and mention that you’re from Canterbury while you’re there.

Uniform

Canterbury uniform is available from our Uniform Officer, Angela McCulloch.
Please contact her by text on 0409 399 320.
Our club socks are available year round at Just Hockey.

We will also have new and second hand uniform available on our Registration Day on Thursday 23rd February.

Who to contact

Canterbury has two Junior Coordinators in 2017.
The Girls’ Coordinator is Ella Harman,  0407 329 616.
The Boys’ Coordinator is Karen Brook, 0408 437 771.
Please contact Ella or Karen if you have any questions.

Once our teams are finalised we will have a team manager for each team.
The manager will be your first contact point for day to day information.

We hope this information is useful as you plan your Hockey for 2017.
Once again, please let us know which team your child would like to join.
See you all soon,

Kind regards,

Karen Brook and Ella Harman.
Junior Coordinators.