Keen juniors brush school holidays to fine tune hockey skills before seasonIt was seriously warm for what is allegedly a winter sport - and it was the first day of school holidays. But that didn't stop five teams of keen junior players turning out at Sutho on Saturday morning for a series of trial matches to tune up for the beginning of the junior comp on the weekend of 5 May. Special thanks to the Glebe Under 11s and their parents and supporters who made the trip from the inner city for the 8 o'clock start against Sutho's newest team, the Under 11 2s.Greenhills opens with a name change; hot weather for all our teams' matchesGreenhills becomes Marang, opens for play Sutherland Shire's new $5.3 million hockey complex was officially opened on Saturday morning. The opening came with a name change: what we have known as Greenhills on the Kurnell Peninsula over the development of the project is now officially the Marang Parklands Hockey Fields. Marang, which rhymes with meringue, is a Dharawal Aboriginal language name meaning sand hills. Sutho's U15 and U17 Metro teams were the first to play on the new fields, when each recorded wins on Friday night.2018 NSW Selections for Nine Sutho JuniorsSutherland Hockey Club has a long and proud history of developing strong junior talent and this year its been a great start to the year with nine of our junior players rewarded from their hard work and dedication over the past year with selection to represent NSW at their respective U18 and U15 Australian Championships. In the U18 NSW Girls State teams we had Naomi Duncan, Helena Tobbe and Rebecca Janes and in U18 NSW Mens Blues team we had Harry Roberts. Naomi, Harry, Helena and Rebecca were all part of the club's U17 Metro team which took out the Sydney premiership last year.#suthowomens 2018 Selections Following two very successful trials, we are pleased to make the following announcements for #suthowomens 2018 selections. There are still a few moving parts so we've named squads for PL and 3rd Grade to enable training to commence, players to recover from injury and others to confirm their availability for the season. As pieces fall into place we will finalise teams mid / late March. #suthowomens have entered a second team into the 3rd Grade SEHA Women's Competition for 2018.2018 Senior Premier League CoachesSutherland Hockey Club is pleased to announce the Senior Premier League Coaching line up for our mens and womens teams for 2018. Senior Mens The Premier League Mens 1st Grade team will once again be headed up by last year's premiership winning coaches Peter Tait and Jay Holley assisted by Peter Krepp as the team manager. Both Peter and Jay are two of the most experienced coaches in Sydney and NSW and their results as coaches are impressive. The 2nd Grade mens team welcomes Gavin Bobyk to the coaching ranks.Latest Sutherland Hockey Club Life Member - Peter KreppCongratulations to longtime club member Peter Krepp who was voted in as a Life Member of Sutherland Hockey Club at the 2017 AGM held on Monday 4th December at the club. Peter has been a longtime supporter for the club and for the past few years has held a position on the committee. In 2017 alone Peter was the 1st and 2nd Grade men's manager, ran the Minkey hockey program, was the club's Publicity and Sponsorship Officer, assisting John Cowan with the canteen as well as a co-organiser with John Cowan of the School Gala Day event and the the Term 4 School Summer Competition.Sutho Junior 2017 Presentation Day Award WinnerThe junior season officially came to an end on Sunday with the 2017 Junior Presentation Day. Thank you to all our junior families for attending the presentation day and being part of the Sutherland Hockey family in 2017. Congratulations to all our 2017 Junior award winners.Sutho Senior Presentation Night Award WinnersThe 2017 season has now drawn to a close with the 2017 Sutherland Hockey Club senior presentation held last weekend at our club sponsor Tradies. Thank you to all our attendees and congratulations to our all senior award winners for 2017.