Gympie & District Hockey Association

 

Life Membership

At our AGM in November, Daph Tramacchi, Life Member of GDHA, nominated Ian and Lesley Wenzel to be accepted as Life Member of the Gympie & District Hockey Association.  This nomination was supported by all in attendance, with the committee approving their Life Membership.

We congratulate Ian and Lesley Wenzel on their Life Membership, and look forward to officially announcing this in early 2015.

Heat Men/Women's 2015

In 2015 our TSR Cooloola Heat Men and Women's Div 1 teams will don their new uniforms, generously donated by Tony & Judy Stephens from TSR Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, and take to the field in the Sunshine Coast comp.  The games will be held on Sunday's and we look forward to once again being able to host a home game against each team in their respective comp, with double headers the most likely form.

Men, not sure if you would like to play Div 1?  Well we are considering submitting a Div 2 team also into the SCHA comp.  However we need the committment of approx 20 players to make this happen.  A meeting will be held in mid-late January for all interested players and parent's of younger players, so they can make an informed decision.  Costs will also be advised then.  A coach, manager and umpire will be required also to nominate a team.  Please give consideration to these positions if you can help.

Coach/Manager nominations ratified at AGM:

Cooloola Heat Men - Coach Dom Stephens; Manager Judy Stephens

Cooloola Heat Women - Coach Ben Fitzpatrick; Manager - nomination required

2015 Representative Positions

Nominations are now open to all interested parties for all representative coaches and managers for 2015.  Nominations forms are on our website (under Forms), and need to be submitted in writing either in person or via email to Catherine at secretary@gympiehockey.org.au.   Nominations will close on Friday 27th February.  Please consider how you can assist GDHA in these positions and we would like all positions filled prior to the start of the hockey season in early March.

Coach and manager positions are required for:

Men's Masters team (40s); Women's Masters teams 1 & 2; Open Men and Women's teams; U18s, U15s, U13s and U11s male and female teams.  Dates for all representative games can be found in our calendar section and representative information.  Note there are some date changes for U15s and U18s.

School Based Traineeship Available

Gympie Hockey are looking for a School Based Trainee for a Cert III in Sport & Recreation.  The applicant must be in Year 11 in 2015

Please contact Ian Wenzel via 0458 824 999 or email wenzel@spiderweb.com.au for further details and/or to send through resumes.  Your local high school will also have details about the Cert III.

Applications close Friday 20 February.


Get Started Vouchers (worth up to $150)

Once again, Gympie Hockey, will be accepting the Qld Government's Get Started vouchers.  These vouchers can be claimed from 28th January.  We advise to get in quick, as they only issue so many, and these go quickly.  More information can be found here:

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/voucher-application.html  (you will need to copy/paste this link)
 

AGM Wrap Up

Congratulations to the new executive and committee members for 2015.  Your committee for 2015 are, please support these people in any way you can:

President - Tony Mills

Vice-President - Brian Parker

Secretary - Catherine Parker

Treasurer - Vicki Hyam

Committee members and their roles:

Greg McVicar - Grounds

Alycon Parke - Records

Stephanie Butler - Blue Cards

Adrian Lindsay - Publicity

Ben Fitzpatrick - Selector

Debbie Mackay - Sponsorship/Hall Hiring

Judy Stephens - Sponsorship/Hall Hiring

David Innis - Bar Management

We are also happy to advise that Lisa and Ann-Maree are going to be our canteen co-ordinators in 2015.  Please let them know how and when you can assist them.  Rosters will be drawn up for all opening times.  Please support this very important fundraising facility of your Association.

Ian Wenzel has also agreed to continue with grounds, sign etc.  Please help Ian by either putting bins in and/or out (don't just walk past them each week), general tidy up around the grounds and dugouts, mowing or whipper snipping, watering the gardens.  Just ask Ian or someone in the control room how you can assist.

Anita Mills will be looking after uniforms in 2015.  Do you have some at home? We need them back asap, so we can work out who needs to be contacted about missing uniforms.