SUHC Wins Centenary Cup for 2013
We have been battling Melbourne Uni for 104 years in Men's games and 102 years in Women's. This year we won both. See the full details in the News section. Thanks to MUHC for travelling to Sydney this year.
Mathilda Carmichael plays for Australia
Til Carmichael played in our Under 11s in 2005. Shortly after 8pm AEST on 22 October 2013 she took to the turf in Perth to play her debut test in Australia's Hockeyroos. Go Til! There's more news on her here.
Registering in 2014
We will have on-line registrations again in 2014, SUSF willing. To see the format we had for 2013 - CLICK HERE. The format will be similar, but fees will almost certainly need to be a little higher to cover the increased costs of ground hire for training and fees for competitons. We expect to open 2014 registrations by February 2014.
For Indoor in Summer 2013/2014 click here.
If the info you need is not on this website please contact the Vice President for your comp ( Men's, Women's, Juniors or Masters ). You can get a link to their email by clicking on the person you want here or in the box at the foot of this page.
Times for training (including fitness) and trials are being reviewed now, and we are hoping to have more player-froiendly times than in 2013. Once set, they will be published on the website pages for Juniors, Men's and Women's. The Juniors will almost certainly continue to train on Mondays at 5pm at Ryde. Masters are so beyond training.
Contact your VP now if you want to get involved!
Feedback is always welcome, especially when it is like this (from a Masters player). "Mate, how good is our website these days. Just paid fees and it was (so easy). Someone is doing a great job".
SUSF Scholarships and Elite Athlete Program
Re-applications for SUSF Scholarships close on 1 November 2013. New applications close on 17 January 2014. Click here for all the forms and details. Click here to go to the online application for new applications for 2014.
Year 12 students seeking assistance with entrance to Sydney Uni because of elite sporting commitments should lodge applications by 31 October 2013. For details click here to see the SU website page.
Indoor in Summer 2013
Women's 1sts, Women's 4ths and U17s win Grand Finals
Congratulations to Women's 1sts, Women's 4ths and the U17s who have won their Grand Finals on the weekend of 13-15 Spetember.
Congratulations too to the u15s, who were competitive but unsuccessful in their Grand Final.
Men's 1sts Set new Benchmark for Performance
For the first time for almost 50 years, Men's 1sts played in the finals in the top division in Sydney - see Brett's research
They played top placed (and undefeated) Moorebank and lead 3-2 midway through the second half, but another two short corners saw Moorebank win 3-4! The better team lost, but hockey results can be driven by PCs, and Moorebank has several State stars to take and convert them. It was a great game from an understrength Uni, and congratulations to both teams.
Hoodies at Homebush
The famous SUHC hoodies can now be purchased at Just Hockey at Homebush. They are still only $40 each.
This new arrangement is part of Just Hockey's generous support for SUHC, and has the added benefit of saving the club executives significant time and effort in collecting orders, storing hoodies, delivering them, collecting funds and banking the money. Same income, more convenient for members and less risk and hassle for the club. Win-win-win.
How were our 2013 Costs Set?
Our fees are set so that we ought to cover our costs. Those costs are significant. They include (taking the Men's club as an example):
That means our costs per player are some $670 before we add the cost of coaches, balls, trophies etc. In other words, our registration fees do not even cover the costs of enabling a player to play.
We survive because we have some great sponsors (Just Hockey, the AB, SUSF and others). They are absolutely vital to us. We also survive because we receive a small income on uniform sales, and because we try to avoid financial disasters by making sure all functions and events cover their costs.
If we had a turf the training costs would be less and we'd have some canteen and hiring income - but we's also have some operating costs and potentially interest expense, and we'd need to set aside some of our income for repairs and maintenance. It would be better, but not perfect. Goodness knows how other clubs survive when they haven't got sponsors like ours.
Everyone's results in 2013
SUSF Policy on Use of Social Media
SUSF has published a policy on the use of social media. It applies to SUHC and its members, Click here to read the SUSF policy.
Just Hockey Catalogue
Just Hockey has launched their latest sale - click here for the catalogue
Tell the staff you're from SUHC when you're there (if Robbie does not recognise you) - it earns you the SUHC 10% discount on normal items.
Women's 1sts Win Back-to-back Grand Finals
Our Women's 1sts won the 2013 Grand Final 2-0, making it back-to-back Grand Final wins over Briars. It crowned another great season as Sydney's (if not NSW's) best women's hockey team. Thanks to coach Meg Oman (who somehow combined this role and a seriously demanding day job, as well as looking after Aaron) and supporters and congratulations to the team.
Hockey Scores from around the world
There is a new site that has all the hockey test scores and even club and regional comps overseas - see our Useful Hockey Sites page.
SUHC 2012 Annual Report
Our 2012 Annual report was released on 3 Jan 2013. It is a great effort from Anne, Maddie and the Executive team to have it out so soon. Click here to access a copy.