State Honours for Sutho Players

Its great to see 6 Sutherland players all local juniors currently representing at Australian Championships this week in both Adelaide and Brisbane.

In Adelaide we have Matt Johnson, Jono Scott and Josh Walters playing for the NSW Waratahs and Harry Roberts (NSW State) and Matt Turner (NSW Blues). Both Harry and Matt got to catch up with the older boys at a training clinic between the Men and Boys state teams.

In Brisbane we have Naomi Duncan playing for NSW State in U13’s.

Sutho also had Rebecca Janes representing NSW last week in the U14 State Team at an Invitational tournament held in Melbourne.

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2014 6 Aside High School Hockey Competition – Urgent Support Needed

Hi Sutherland Junior High School Hockey Players,

The response to our High School 6 Aside Hockey Competition has been extremely poor.   Usually High School teachers have given us great support in the past but that has not been the case this year.

Therefore we are calling on you, our Club players, to support this Competition.   The original idea was to get winter hockey players to go back to their schools and get their friends to join the school team.   In this way we were introducing new players to the great game of hockey.

This is not happening so we are asking you, our players, to get with your hockey friends and form a team.   You only need 6 players.   A few phone calls, emails etc should do the trick.

As you know the Competition Divisions are:

Years 7 & 8 — Junior Girls; Junior Boys & Junior Mixed.

Years 9,10 & 11 — Senior Girls; Senior Boys & Senior Mixed.

Give this Competition your support.

We need to have your Team Nominations in by Saturday, 11/10/14.   For any further information contact me.

Regards,

Kevin Connelly. Email: kcon6418@bigpond.net.au

School Gala Day

Well the sun was shining and it was blue sky all around the Sutho Hockey Club’s annual Primary School Gala Day. A big improvement on last year’s weather where it was cold and wet.

This year we had a total of 20 teams from various schools around the Sutherland and St George Area participating in the Gala Day and it was a great experience for all the kids involved.

Congratulations to all schools that participated on the day and special congratulations to our Senior Primary and Junior Primary winners and to our runner-ups.

Senior Primary School Winner: St John Bosco Primary School

Senior Primary School Runner-Up: Illawong Public School

Junior Primary School Winner: Grays Point Public School

Junior Primary School Runner-up: St George Christian School

A big thank you to Kevin Connelly who organises the Gala Day each year and ensures that it runs smoothly. Thank you to our canteen helpers Judy, Frank and Phil Rowling for keeping the kids all fed and thank you to all our high schoolers who were able to come down and help out with umpiring.

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Sutho Blue Jags win SSHA Premiership

To wrap up the 2014 hockey season, congratulations to the girls in the Sutho Blue Jags team on their grand final victory on Saturday 13th September with a 1-0 win over Sharks to take the SSHA 2014 Premiership. Well done girls.

Its been a tough year for the girls as half way through the season it looked like the team may have to fold due to insufficient numbers each week, but the girls battled on and have been rewarded with a premiership win.

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T20 Cricket for Girls

As the hockey season draws to a close and summer is just around the corner, junior girls may be interested in trying their hand over summer playing T20  cricket of a Saturday afternoon to keep up their hand / eye co-ordination for next year’s hockey season.  Anyone interested, check out the below flyer.

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