We are Hockey Australia's Club of the Month in May 2014
SUHC was Hockey Australia's Club of the Month in May 2014. This is an enormous honour given the thousands of hockey clubs around Australia.
Register with SUHC for 2014
Register now for 2014. Click here for our simple step-by-step guide. Registering with your hockey club has an additional step this year though because all players must register direct with HNSW.
We are happy for players from other clubs to continue to copy and follow these steps, but you will need to put your own club page in - these steps auomatically go to the SUHC pages.
Free Junior Hockey Clinics and our Juniors on Youtube
SUHC ran free hockey clinics for girls and boys, ages 5-17, on 23 Fenb and 9 March. If you want to follow up on them in any way contact Juniors VP Kate on 0408 405 2850408 405 2850408 405 285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the link to our Juniors on Youtube. Watch it, read the info in the flier, and join the club asap! Our teams go from Under 9s to Under 17s and are all mixed - ie we have boys and girls in every age group. Our players range from beginner to experienced and then to top-rated metro teams. We train at Macquarie Park. For all the essential facts for playing with Sydney Uni Hockey Club Juniors click here.
SUHC Jerseys for Sale
Some of our football-style jerseys available for purchase right now, at the start of the season. There are a few small ones but mainly M and larger. Email email@example.com if you would like to reserve one. They are a steal at $70 each.
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.
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 September.
Congratulations too to the u15s, who were competitive but unsuccessful in their Grand Final.
Men's 1sts Set New Benchmark
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.
Moorebank went on to win the SHA Premiership with wins of 6-0 and 5-1 over GNS and NWS respectively. Our close 3-4 loss shows how well SU was playing at the end of the season.
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 2014 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 $570, and that is before we add the cost of coaches, balls, trophies etc. But SUHC's fee for students playing in Men's is just $340, and only $420 for others. 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 Toxteth, 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 recent Years
We have collated the result of every game for every one of the club's 25 teams in the 2013 season (click here for them) and in 2012 (click here for the club's results in all games in 2012).
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.
SUHC 2013 Annual Report
Our 2013 Annual report was released on 20 Dec 2013. It is a great effort from Anne and the Executive team to have it out so soon. Click here to access the 2013 report.
Just Hockey 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.
Our 2014 Sposor Pub, and scene for some great post-match sessions
The Toxteth in Glebe
Hockey Scores from around the world
There is a new site that has all the international hockey test scores and even scores for club and regional comps overseas - see our Useful Hockey Sites page.