Members of SUHC who registered between 1 March and 15 March can click on this link and use your email address and Order Number to sign in and complete the process.
By 30 April 287 members had registered and paid online. Men's and Women's 1st grade teams seem to be the black spot for payments, and Masters are storming through as the good guys with almost every player now paid up. If you have any questions, please contact: Men’s VP - Ian Maniac McMaster: email@example.com, Women’s VP - Trish Ramrakha: firstname.lastname@example.org , Masters VP - Peter Pether: email@example.com and Juniors VP - Kate Price : firstname.lastname@example.org
Many players see the costs and wonder where their fees go. It's a good question. The answer is that in 2013 team costs for SHA (for example) run to around $310 per senior player (includes game time and some umpires for the season), and costs for training are around $10 per week per senior player (say $200 a year). Our fees also cover SUSF fees ($60) and HNSW fees ($100). Already that means our costs per player are some $670- and that is BEFORE we add our costs for coaches, balls, trophies etc.
In short - do not complain: your fees don't even cover your costs!
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 limit our losses 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.
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".
Our junior girls and boys train at Ryde on Mondays from 5-6:30pm. They can train in normal athletic clothing and do not need uniforms until the competition starts in late March. Even for training, though, all juniors must wear a mouthguard and shinpads at all times on the field. This equipment can be obtained in numerous places, but we recommend going to our valued partner, Just Hockey, becasue they ptovide discounts for our juniors. Juniors' starter kits cost from $35. Just Hockey will also provide all the right fitting advice.
SUHC uniforms (Shirts, Shorts, Skorts, Socks) are available from Just Hockey at the Olympic pitch at Homebush. Visit www.justhockey.com.au to see their opening hours.
Contact us now to find out any details you might need. The best person is 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 on the Men's and Women's pages. Contact your VP now if you want to get involved! The Juniors train on Mondays at 5pm at Ryde. Masters are so beyond training.
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 May Sale Catalogue
Just Hockey is having a May Madness sale - click here for the catalogue Tell the staff you're from SUHC when you're there - it earns you the SUHC 10% discount on normal items!
SUHC Annual Report for 2012
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. C lick here to access a copy.
Women's 1sts Win 2012 Grand Final
Our Women's 1sts won the 2012 Grand Final 3-1. It crowned a great season as Sydney's (if not NSW's) best women's hockey team. The Minor Premiers lead 2-0 at half time and outclassed Briars all the ways. Thanks to the crowd of SUHC supporters, and congratulations to the team. There are photos in the Gallery (including a selection of Tom Whitaker's great photos), a match report on the Women's page and a report on the SUSF site .