Gympie Hockey Association
President's Update - 9
President’s update January 2014
With only a couple of weeks before sign on (14th &15th Feb), it’s all systems go here at GDHA. The committee has been working feverously to get this year’s competition structure’s put in place and be ready to get games underway for 2014. There are some changes to last year with the Men moving back to Thursday nights, the youth boys playing Thursday afternoons and the Ladies returning to Friday’s again with the Youth Girls preceding them.
Hockey Queensland has again changed the way we all have to sign up this year, Catherine and Brian attended a workshop held recently to be up to date with it all and we’ll be looking for helpers on both sign up days to make this process run as smooth as possible.
It’s looking very likely that the TSR Heat men will be joining the Sunshine Coast competition this season and with the best turn outs for some time and Pre season training in full swing Dom has been working the guys hard. The TSR ladies have also been putting in plenty fitness and practice time as Fitzy prepares them for another season in the Wide Bay Premier League, again great turn outs have many excited for the season ahead.
Marc has had three of our u15’s training in preparation for their shot at state selection next weekend in Brisbane. Matt, Harrison and Stephanie have been putting in up to three sessions a week both here and on the coast after being named in the State squads last year so best of luck to them all.
Also Marc has lined up school and after school programs for both himself along with Gavin and Paige for terms 1 and 2. A big thanks to Gavin for taking on this role, this year, to both expand the number of kids exposed to these hockey programs and to free Marc’s time up a little.
We are currently in talks with a number of potential new sponsors keen to join all the wonderful individuals and Businesses that financially support Gympie Hockey already and hope to have some big announcements in the coming weeks. Thanks again to Ian, for his continuing work and support of Gympie Hockey on this. On that note any time you can spend your money with one of GDHA’s sponsors make sure you tell them you’re from Hockey and you appreciate their support.
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that put their hands up at short notice to work the BBQ at the Southside Town Centre on Australia Day. Roady, Sandylee, Leah, Gavin, Robyn, Kim and Brian worked the stand and also to Robbie and Paige for offering their time.
We will be holding a working Bee after sign on Saturday 15th Feb around 2.30pm to erect the side warm up netting, do some repair work, as well as a general clean up around the grounds. Would love to see as many of us there as possible and I’m sure we’ll get it knocked over in no time.
Hope to see you at the sign up days, remember JUST HOCKEY will have all the latest gear there for us to look at and if there is anything your specially chasing give them a call and they can bring it with them.