A message from the President
Written by Brendan Hart   

As I approach the end of my 4th year as president of Knox Hockey Club I wish to inform all members that I will not be nominating again at the next Annual General Meeting. This decision has not been made lightly but, with an upcoming change in personal circumstances, I feel I will no longer be able to invest the time required of the president’s role.

Knox Hockey Club (in its various forms) has been part of my life for 24 years (for those playing at home that’s 72% of my life to date).  In that time for the most part I have enjoyed just being a playing member, but in 2010 after a short stint as secretary, I decided to take on the presidency with the support of AGM attending members.  It has been in this capacity that I feel I have made my biggest and proudest contributions to our club (easily said as a Senior Premiership medal still eludes me).

Perhaps unbeknownst to many, the financial position of the hockey club prior to this time was unhealthy, with no formal monitors in place and accumulated bad debt, which despite huge effort could not be recovered.  With a treasurer and committee around me determined to see this rectified, we set about establishing clear financial procedures and reporting.  Four years on our financial position has more than recovered and in recent years the club has been in a position to reinvest in hockey and our facilities.  Some such investments have been in support of our growing HookIn2Hockey program, Coaches, Canteen Refurbishment (complete with running water), First Aid Equipment including a defibrillator and training and on field equipment.  Most recently (and closest to my heart) we have also invested in new fridges to keep the beer cold – you’re welcome!

I’m also very proud of our improved relationship with and recognition from Hockey Victoria as an active club, and what we have been able to achieve working in collaboration with the Knox School.  Whilst all this has been going on in the backend through the efforts of a very hard working committee, the club has continued to enjoy some on field success, and as finals approach we are well positioned to bring home some flags in 2014.

Knox Hockey Club is a big club.  Each week 25 teams take to the field proudly wearing the eagle.  This does not happen without the hard work of committed club people who volunteer their time to make our club great.  As our club continues to grow, it is evident we still need to work harder and smarter and I hope in my time, I have laid some foundations from which we can do exactly that. If you’re interested in joining the committee in 2015 and would like more information, please give me a call or shoot me an email.

Finally, I would like to extend my utmost thanks and acknowledge the hard work of those volunteers and committee members who have supported the club and myself over the last four years.

CURRENT COMMITTEE

Angela Hayes, Brad Reeves, Bryan Williams, Callum Fraser, Darren King, Greg Wright, Jim Bell, Ladan Khatir, Luke Baker, Ricky Davies & Steve Hollow

PREVIOUS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Al Grieve, Andy Wilkins, Brent Sullivan, Bron Oostermeter, Carol Hulme, Daniel Dowse, Daryl Hackett, Michael Burke, Rhiannon Hart, Sara Brown, Stephen Hulme, Stuart Owen

And a very special thanks to the lady in bold (and my little man at home) who some weeks don’t recognise me, shudder when the doorbell or phone rings in the evening, shake their heads when I load up the KHC website but patiently listen to every sentence that begins “So, about hockey”.

Thanks all,

Brendan Hart aka Skooter

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:19
 
HV Zone Challenge
Written by Ricky Davies   

The Zone Challenge provides junior players with the chance to play in a high level of competition up against numerous zones within Hockey Victoria.

The Zone Challenge was first introduced at the end of 2013 and provided numerous junior players in Victoria with representative ​team opportunities.

Knox junior players and aspiring coaches have the chance to further develop themselves at a very high level of hockey, similar to what was offered through the Junior State Championships in June this year! The Eastern Metro Hotshots are the zone team which represents Knox.

Nominations are now OPEN and will be closing on 29/08/2014 at 5pm. You can nominate by clicking here.

The Zone Challenge competition will be played over two rounds between November 15th & 23rd.

Please visit the Hockey Victoria website for further details and don't hesitate to contact our Hotshots Co-Ordinator, Ricky Davies, if you have any further questions on 0433 367 083 or via hotshots@knoxhockeyclub.com.au.

You can access Hockey Victoria's Zone Challenge web page by clicking here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:58
 
Now taking Hoodie orders
Written by Greg Wright   

The club will be placing an order for hoodies in early September.

There is a order form on the noticeboard at the canteen or you can email me at uniforms@knoxhockeyclub.com.au or text 0418 170 941.

Payment of $75 per hoodie must be made at the canteen before orders close on the 31st of August.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:40
 
KHC Summer Competitions 2014/15 - NOW OPEN
Written by Bryan Williams   

The Summer of Fun Competitions are NOW OPEN!

Get yourselves ready for our latest version of summer hockey. This Summer we will be running the Serious Summer of Fun, and the Summer of Fun competitions side by side on Monday evenings with all games being played at our home ground at the Knox School.

Please note, that the Summer of Fun is a competition designed for players of mixed ability, age and gender. The Summer of Fun emphasises lots of fun & support and welcomes all levels of skill. If you want a harder, more competitive game of hockey you should register for the Serious Summer of Fun.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014 10:24
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Coaching Accreditation
Written by Luke Baker   

A big thanks and well done to all our members that attended the course on Monday!!

The second leg and completion of your level 1 coaching accreditation as Monday at Waverley 7pm start. This will take around an hour and you are accredited, well done.

 
TRIVIA NIGHT & JUNIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT UPDATES
Written by Ricky Davies   

This Saturday night we are holding our annual Trivia Night at Knox Gardens Community Hall!

Tables are filling up fast so make sure you get down to the canteen and sign your team up via the sign up sheet on our notice board! Knox Gardens Community Hall is on Argyle Way in Wantirna! Doors will open at 7pm! Remember that $10 entry is required and this can be paid on the night, at the door! BYO refreshments and nibblies! All players, coaches, members and supporters are all welcome and encouraged to invite their family and friends!

With our Junior season entering their last couple of rounds, we can also announce that Junior Presentation Day will be held on Sunday, 12th of October 2014, also at Knox Gardens Community Hall! As above, this venue is on Argyle Way in Wantirna!

We will be opening doors at 1:00pm with proceedings getting underway at 1:30pm sharp! Entry costs $10 for Adults & $5 for Junior Members! Payment can be made on the day, at the door!

All Under 10's, 12's, 14's and 16's players are invited as well as your families and friends!

Pizza will be provided & soft drinks will be made available for purchase!

Hope to see you all there!

If you have any queries relating to Trivia Night or Junior Presentation Night, please contact me on 0433367083 or social@knoxhockeyclub.com.au!

Kind Regards,
Ricky Davies - Social Co-ordinator

 
Coaching Accreditation
Written by Luke Baker   
Hockey Victoria are hosting a FREE level 1 coaching course on the 11th & 18th of August for our zone. Monday 11th August 6:30pm is held at Knox and we are calling for all our coaches and ANY member of interest in learning to coaching to come down and take the course.

Please contact Luke Baker to confirm your attendance by this Friday as we need to get as many numbers down to continue these opportunities provided by Hockey Victoria.

Luke Baker
Hockey Coordinator
Knox Hockey Club
hockey@knoxhockeyclub.com.au
0419 100 190
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:21
 
Ferntee Gully Nissan Community Raffle - TICKETS NOW DUE IN!
Written by Darren King   
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOW DUE IN TO YOUR TEAM MANAGER!
Over the next week most players will be receiving raffle tickets for the FERNTREE GULLY NISSAN COMMUNITY RAFFLE. This is a great opportunity for us as all money from tickets sold will be donated back to the club. A big thank you must go out to Ferntree Gully Nissan who donates all prizes and tickets to help community based organisations raise money for equipment, coaching and many other things needed to run our great club. Please do your best to sell your book of tickets, there are only 10 in a book and at $2 a ticket this should not be a problem and as a bonus you could even win a NEW CAR.  If we sell all tickets then the club will receive $4,000. Please make the effort and return your sold and unsold tickets back to your team manager before the 19/7/14.
Thanks
Darren King
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Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 15:00
 
Bunnings BBQ Scoresby
Written by Greg Wright   
On Sunday 6th July the club was lucky enough to be given another opportunity to run a BBQ at Bunnings. This time at Scoresby, with a similar result to last month in that we raised just over $1000. The timing of these BBQ's couldn't be better as we've just had to replace both fridges in the canteen.
Again we would like to thank Kilsyth Wholesale Meats and Bakers Delight Knox City for their continued support.
Thanks to the volunteers for giving up some time on a cold wet Sunday, we appreciate your help.
Ange & Floss Hayes, Beck Barton, Bek Bell, Bella Feltham, Christine Arrowsmith, Dani & Wendy Wright, Demi Hulme, Donna Burkitt, Adrian & Jacinta Dickinson, Sian Cawte, Lisa Westwood, Robyn Madsen, Billy Raupach, David Blindloss, James Upjohn, Josh Settle, Michael Steen, Peter Hill, Ricky Davies, Robert Stanley, Shaun Henwood, Tom Murphy and a special mention to Micky Saunders who did a double shift.
Well done everyone
Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 10:03
 
Bunnings BBQ Vermont
Written by Greg Wright   
On Saturday 7th June the club held a BBQ at Bunnings Vermont and raised around $1000.
We would like to thank Kilsyth Wholesale Meats for the sausages and donating 5kgs, and Bakers Delight Knox City for their continued support.
Thanks also to our volunteers, without you it wouldn't be possible, your help is really appreciated. Rick Dayman, Sue Stewart, Christine Arrowsmith, Mark Smith, Daniel Dowse, Micky Saunders, Brad & Michelle Reeves, Julie Jessett, Mieke Menzies, Steve & Carol Hulme, Margo Lloyd, Ladan Khatir, Louise Settle, Karen & Michael Stanley, John & Jeanette Barton, Jane Henwood and Greg & Wendy Wright.
Well done guys; and a huge thank you to everyone that came down and bought a sausage.
 
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