The GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series is going Regional
Hockey Central Victoria – Bendigo is going to host an U11 GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun event from 10am - 11:30am on Saturday 22nd September in Bendigo. The event will take place prior to the U17 JSC which is being held in Bendigo over that weekend. This is a great opportunity to play other girls in a 6 aside quarter field competition. It is also an opportunity for families that may be already coming up to watch the championships to enter their daughter in this event or alternatively a team of girls that want to play hockey in the morning and then watch the older boys and girls play in the afternoon.
The event will be run in the same way as the metropolitan series with 4*15 minute games.
The event is free and all participants will receive a Women & Girls pink t-shirt.
Closing Date: Wednesday 19th September 2012, 5pm
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Congratulations to Hockey Victoria's Female Umpires
30 July 2012
Congratulations to two of Hockey Victoria’s Women & Girls Umpire scholarship holders for being selected to umpire at the U13 Girls National Championships in Perth in September.
Katie Tong lives in Bairnsdale and plays for Swan Reach. She is 17 years old. Katie has umpired at the club and association level of the past 4 years. Her goal this year was to become a better umpire and be able to teach others to umpire.
In March 2012, Katie was accepted to become part of the inaugural HV umpire scholarship program for 14-20 year old girls. As part of the program, all girls completed the Level 1 umpire theory, the online test and were assessed if it was deemed appropriate. Katie attended professional development sessions with Keeley Brown where rule interpretation and how to work with other umpires were discussed. Katie then umpired at the Junior Country Championships where she was considered proficient enough to umpire at the Junior State Championships (JSC). During these championships, she was given specialised umpire coaching from some of Victoria’s more experienced umpires. Katie was assessed by Elaine Dunk whist umpiring at the JSC and achieved her Level 1 umpire accreditation. She was also rewarded for her success by being chosen to umpire the U15 girl’s final.
As is her love of umpiring and showing leaderships skills, she has recently taken on the job of Umpire Coordinator for East Gippsland Association (at their request). Part of the role has required her to assist a number of juniors and seniors to improve their skills and confidence in readiness for achieving their community level accreditation.
Now to top off a fantastic year, Katie has been appointed as one of the umpires to officiate at the U13 National Girls Championships in Perth.
Emma Nangle is 16 years of age and plays for Doncaster. She has represented Victoria as a player, in both indoor and outdoor competitions in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Emma has ambitions of wanting to umpire at the National level.
In March 2012, Emma was also accepted into the HV Women & Girls umpire scholarship program. Once again she achieved Level 1 accreditation, umpired at the Junior Country Championships and was selected to umpire at the Junior State Championships (JSC). The umpire panel were very impressed with her and as a result Emma was given the opportunity to umpire the U13 JSC Girl’s final and then nominated to umpire at the U13 Girls National Championships in Perth. All her hard work has paid off and she has been selected as one of the umpires to officiate at this event.
Congratulations and we wish both girls all the best during the championships and into the future.
GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun –Event 4 sold out!
25 July 2012
Event 3 of the GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series was held on Sunday at La Trobe Uni’s home ground. La Trobe took on an active role in hosting this event with Paula Butcher taking the lead role as Event Coordinator. She organised the schedules, team sheets, facilities, BBQ and a number of girls from La Trobe’s State League 2 team to come down and mentor young coaches and umpires. They also took the girls for the group warm-up which was a lot of fun. I would like to thank Paula and her team of volunteers for all their hard work in making Sunday another successful girls event.
Over the three events, we have had over 200 girls participate from a cross section of clubs including:
La Trobe Uni
Box Hill/ Whitehorse
Melbourne High School Old Boys (MHSOB)
Event 4 of the series opened on Friday night (20th July). Such is the demand for the events, it was sold out by lunchtime on Monday 23rd July. The teams for event 4 are as follows:
Women & Girls Breakfast 2012
Hockey Victoria is holding its first Women & Girls Breakfast, themed “Women & Girls as leaders in our Community” on Friday 24th August 2012, 7am – 10am at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Centre, Kooyong.
The purpose of the breakfast is to:
- Reward and recognise women & girls in hockey
- Network with others from within hockey and the sports industry
- Listen to some wonderful Guest Speakers who are leaders within our Community
- Hear from some of Victoria’s Hockeyroos, past and present
- Kate Roffey – former Tennis Australia Executive Strategist, CEO vicsport
- Youth Leadership Panel – Laura Barden, Anique Muttiah, Amelie Hough
- Hockeyroos -Georgia Nanscawen, Rachel Lynch, Claire Messent & Stacia Joseph
- Bobby Macumber (up and coming comedian)
“With her personality, talent and material, the fact that she isn’t playing to bigger rooms is baffling. Come see the next A-lister. 5 stars” - Jennifer Law, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
“She is likeably loud and instantly engaging on stage…(her) ability to inhabit her characters is amazing” - Herald-Sun
- Female Coach of the Year
- Female Official of the Year and
- Female Club Administrator of the Year
Click here for more information about awards. Including how to nominate.
How to pay
Payment details attached along with registration
- Club tables of 10 - $220
- Mother & daughter package ($40)
- Single ($25)
Please fill in the attached registration form and return via email to Suzanne Henderson prior to 8th Aug – email@example.com
Alternatively fax to – 03 83794277
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INVITATION
CLICK HERE TO VIEW REGISTRATION FORM
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Hockey Victoria’s Awards to recognise Women & Girls in our sport
As part of the Women & Girls project, Hockey Victoria would like to reward and recognise females that have contributed substantially to the growth and development of hockey in Victoria.
As such, three awards will be presented to three amazing women at Hockey Victoria, W&G’s “Women as Leaders in our Community” breakfast on Friday 24th August at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
Clubs are encouraged to nominate women for the following three categories:
Click to download the nomination forms below
· Outstanding Female Coach (2010-2012)
· Outstanding Female Official (2010-2012)
· Outstanding Female Club Administrator (2010-2012)
Click here to view selection criteria
Nominations are due by 5pm, Friday 10th August 2012
Nominations are to be submitted to Suzanne Henderson via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection panel for each award will be made up of HV Operations Manager, HV W&G’s Project Officer and VicHealth Senior Project Manager.
Women & Girls Coaching Scholarship Program
As part of the Woman & Girl’s coaching scholarship program the young female coaches are involved professional development sessions with experts in specific fields. On July 4, all coaches in the program were invited to a skills based session with Katie Allen (Head VIS Women’s coach). During this session they were shown a number of innovative drills that they can take back and use with their own teams and Clubs.
This was followed by a PD session with Kylie Thomas (VIS Sports Scientist) where they were introduced to different forms of sports science and technology. They discussed
• the importance of hydration and how to measure it,
• testing – beep tests, yoyo tests and sprinting test
• technology such as Sportscode, and various apps available “swimcoach”
• use of ipads, ipods for videoing and immediate feedback.
They then had the opportunity to see how the technology worked in action.
Following this session, the girls had the opportunity to go and hear the pre-match brief given to the U21 girls team prior to their game against the VIS Senior girls team. The purpose of this was to hear how coaches of elite teams prepare players for a game, hear the strategies and structures used to combat the opposition. It was also useful for the girls to hear how other coaches approach players, how they use interchange and how they communicate with players.
Of the nine girls involved in this years coaching scholarship program, 8 are playing a role as coach, assistant coach or apprentice coach at this years Junior State Championships. Once again they are being exposed to new kids, new parents, and new ideas. It is a wonderful learning experience for them all. This is a fantastic professional development opportunity for all girls and I wish them all the best with the championships.
GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series - Event 3 to be hosted by La Trobe Uni Hockey club on Sunday 22nd July 2012 is full.
Eight teams have already registered for this event.
Clubs that will be fielding U9 girls teams for this event include:
• Melbourne High School Old Boys (MHSOB)
• La Trobe Uni
• Southern United
This event will have an Olympic theme with all girls receiving an Australian replica singlet and participation medal.
They will also receive the W&G’s pink socks.
It is great to see the Clubs, parents and girls getting behind these GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun events.
The final event of the series will be held at the SNHC on Sunday 19th August as part of Women’s round.
The event will be open to U9 and U11 girls.
Entries for this event will come out shortly.
Save the date for Hockey Victoria's inaugural "Women and Girls as leaders in our Community" Breakfast.
Save the date for Hockey Victoria's inaugural "Women and Girls as leaders in our Community" Breakfast.
Date: Friday 24th August, 2012
Time: 7am – 10am
Place: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Kooyong
$220 table of 10
$40 mother & daughter
Guest speaker: Kate Roffey
- Former CEO of vicsport
- Executive Strategist with Tennis Australia
- Director – Harness Racing Victoria
Booking information will be made available shortly. Clubs can book tables of 10.
Click here to view the event flier_PDF
Female Youth Leadership Program 2012
On Sunday 17th June all participants of the Female Youth Leadership Program were invited to a networking brunch where they were given the opportunity to catch up with fellow participants, hear how the volunteer projects were progressing and enjoy the excitement of an ANZ Championship League Netball Match - Melbourne Vixens vs West Coach Fever.
Hockey Victoria (HV) has supported seven young girls (aged 15 – 19 years) in this program. Ellie Patterson, one of HV’s participants spoke on behalf of the girls about what they are doing to increase the participation of women and girls within their own clubs. Some have taken on coaching roles within their clubs. Others are mentoring junior female umpires. Some are working with committees on “Women’s day” events, whilst others have helped HV in running the GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series.
From left: Ellie Patterson, Nikki Patterson, Anique Muttiah
As part of the program, all girls completed a Level 1 coaching accreditation and community umpiring course. They also attended a two day camp that introduced them to guest speakers such as:
• Bianca Chatfield and Sharelle McMahon who facilitated a workshop on personal branding
• Matthew Scholes who delivered a “Positive Coaching Workshop”
• Kate Vrljic who delivered a session on basic project management principles and
• Jess Jacobson from Oak Tree Foundation that focussed on basic presentation principles.
The girls also spent time learning first aid and basic strapping, and joined in the fun and activities of the Active After School Communities training program.
This program was delivered by Department of Planning and Community Development in partnership with Hockey Victoria and six other State Sporting Organisations.
GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series – Event 3 – U9s
Sunday 22nd July 2012
La Trobe University Hockey Club –KP Hardiman Reserve, Plenty Road, Bundoora
With the Olympics about to start, Event 3 of the GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series will have an Olympic theme. Each U9 player will receive a pair of pink socks along with the following:
• Australian playing top with number 1 on back;
• Hookin2Hockey gold medal tying in with Olympic gold medal theme;
• Olympic hockey squad poster;
• Hockey highlights DVD featuring Australian Olympic players
The U9 event will run from 9: 30am - 11am.
This is a great opportunity to play other girls in a 6 aside quarter field competition. Each event will have a maximum of 8 teams from 8 different clubs participating.
This initiative is part of the VicHealth funded “Women & Girls Project” that aims to create healthier sporting environments that are safe, accessible and equitable to support participation of women & girls in the sport of hockey.
Host club will receive automatic team entry.
The cost to enter a team will be $15 per player.
How to enter
• Clubs can submit one team per event. Each team must have min of 6 players.
• Each team must bring its own coach and umpire.
• Teams must be entered by COB Wednesday 11th July 2012.
• Teams will be informed of entry to Event 3 by COB Friday 13th July 2012.
• Clubs will be invoiced after the event once numbers are confirmed.
• Entry forms to be returned to email@example.com
Click here for more information and team entry form
2012 GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series
Event 1 of the GirlZ Just Wanna Have Fun Series has been hailed as a success!
Fifty girls participated in a fun filled morning of 6 aside hockey games.
Eight teams were involved in the day from the following clubs: Kew, Camberwell, Casey Cannons, La Trobe Uni, Southern United HC, MHSOB, Waverley.
There was a wonderful display of skill and enthusiasm amongst all the girls.
They each received a pink t-shirt, pair of socks and wristband. There was lots of smiles and chatter after the event.
All a good sign that the GirlZ did have Fun!
Entries are now open for Event 2 of the series - June 3 at Southern United HC.
U9 event 9am – 10:30am and U11 event 10:30am – 12noon.
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