2000-2009

2009

President—Paul Beckmann

Secretary—Paul Beckmann

Assistant Secretary—Tammie Wightman

Treasurer—Tracy Sykes

Vice President Seniors—Rebecca Moroney

Vice President Juniors—Chris Main

Committee Members—Michael Bevan, Wal Lehmann, Carly Simms

Coaching Director—Trevor Cibich

Ground Manager—Mark Corkill

Bar Managers—Darren Roberts, Chris Abineri

Senior Coaches—Bronte Pickett, Mark Victory

Junior Secretary—Sue Kitto

 

Australian Honours

Bianca Greenshields—Junior World Cup

State Honours

AHL

Bronte Pickett

Bianca Greenshields

Carly Sims

Brook Appleyard

Scott Hughes

Evan Boland

Craig Victory—Coach Suns

Mark Victory—Asst Coach Suns

Sue Beckmann—Manager Suns

Under Age

Daniel Simounds U21

Daniel Hunter U21

Bianca Greenshields U21

Cameron Joyce U18

Brooke Appleyard U18

Emma Faint U18

Grace O’Connell U15 SSG

Caitlin Watkins U15

Harrison Johns U15

Kane Wickman U15

Caitlin Watkins U15

Tom Fitzgerald SSB

Daniel Roberts SSB

Nathan Greenshileds SSB

Dylan Roberts  SSB

Over Age

Adrian Buckley O40

Evert Siemerlink O45

Mark Chambers O45

Paul Beckmann O50

Sue Beckmann O50 Manager

Jeff Wait O60

Bill Drewett O60

Tracy Bohm O35

Gayle Dixon O35

Shannon Heffernan O35

Penny Van Der Vlag O35

Nadine Hewson O40

Symonne Wickman O40

Other

Jim Stockham—Country Mens team

Magpie Medallist

Premier League Women—Sarah Harrison & Kym Meldrum

Premier League Men—Evan Boland

Players Choice

Premier League Women—Kym Meldrum

Premier League Men—Michael Lubcke

Best and Fairest

Women

Metro 1—Crystal Beckmann

Metro 2—Maggie Schiller

Metro 3—Nicole Nott

Metro 4—Belinda Haley

Metro 5—Tracy Lambert

Men

Metro 1—Kris Schiller

Metro 2—Jim Stockham

Metro 3—Steve North

Metro 4—Kieran Caldwell

Metro 5—Sean Buckley

Metro 6—Dennis Holmes

Veterans A—Chris Collett

Veterans B—Trevor Cibich

Minor Premiers

  1. Metro 6 Men
  2. Veteran A Men
  3. Veterans B Men

Premierships

  1. Under 15 Girls
  2. Under 18 Girls
  3. Under 18B Boys
  4. Metro 4 Men
  5. Metro 6 Men
  6. Veterans A Men
  7. Metro 1 Women
  8. Premier League Women

Club Awards

Cibich Coaching Trophy - Rebecca Moroney

Drewett Outstanding Playing Service - Kris Schiller

Drever Club Championship Team - Metro 6 Men

Weir Outstanding Club Member - Peter Hanlon and Sue Kitto 

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2008

This year the Club entered 3 additional teams - Metro 6 Men, Metro 4 Women and Veterans B.

This means that the Clun has a team in every grade of very competiton for the first time ever. 

 

Port Adelaide District Hockey Club - Team Standings

Male
Team Round Position W L D Pts GD
Premier League 19 5 10 8 0 30 11
Metro 1 18 7 6 6 6 24 3
Metro 2 18 3 12 3 2 38 30
Metro 3 18 1 17 1 0 51 88
Metro 4 18 2 10 1 5 35 23
Metro 5 18 5 6 8 3 21 -3
Metro 6 18 1 17 0 1 52 93
Vets A 18 3 11 5 2 35 27
Vets B 18 1 13 2 3 42 22
Under 18A 11 6 3 6 2 11 -10
Under 15A 11 1 9 0 1 28 40
Under 13B 11 5 1 7 1 4 -13
               
Female
Team Round Position W L D Pts GD
Premier League 19 2 13 2 3 42 48
Metro 1 18 2 12 2 4 40 24
Metro 2 18 7 3 10 5 14 -27
Metro 3 18 7 4 10 2 14 -21
Metro 4 18 1 13 4 1 40 40
Metro 5 18 1 13 2 1 40 49
Under 18 14 2 9 2 1 28 44
Under 15 14 3 6 6 2 20 22
Under 13 14 4 5 5 2 17 -6
               
Mixed
Team Round Position W L D Pts GD
Under 11 14 9 2 9 3 9 -15
Under 9              
Under 9              

 

2008 Committee and Officials

President - Paul Beckmann

Vice President Seniors - Rebecca Moroney

Vice president Juniors - Mark Victory

Secretary - Peter Byrne

Assistant Secretary - Tammie Wightman

Treasurer - Mike Johnston

Committee Members - Sue Corkill, Guy Wightman, Michael Bevan

Bar Manager - Darren Roberts

Grounds Manager - Mark Corkill

Player Awards

Premier League Men

  • Player’s Choice                   Scott Hughes
  • Magpie Medal                      Daniel Hunter

Premier League Women

  • Player’s Choice                   Sarah Harrison
  • Magpie Medal                      Carly Sims

Metro 1 Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Levi Stephen
  • Best Team person                Lachlan Fitzpatrick

Metro 1 Women

  • Best & Fairest                      Kimberley Hughes
  • Best Team Person                Crystal Beckmann

Metro 2 Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Tom Fitzgerald
  • Best Team person                William Abineri

Metro 2 Women

  • Best & Fairest                      Symonne Wickman
  • Best Team person                Celeste Knowles

Metro 3 Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Steve North
  • Best Team person                Tim Geddes

Metro 3 Women

  • Best & Fairest                      Tracy Bohm
  • Best Team person                Ros Doudle

Metro 4 Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Terry Delamere
  • Best Team person                Hayden Bruce

Metro 4 Women

  • Best & Fairest                      Anne Kitto
  • Best Team person                Sue Corkill

Metro 5 Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Brian Vajda
  • Best Team person                Lewis Hanlon

Metro 5 Women

  • Best & Fairest                      Melanie Wood
  • Best Team person                Lea Brown

Metro 6 Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Paul Beckmann
  • Best Team person                Aaron Mossop

Vets A Men

  • Best & Fairest                      Peter Byrne
  • Best Team person                Lewis Hart

Vets B Men

  • Best & Fairest                     Trevor Cibich and Paul Beckmann
  • Best Team person                Mark Corkill

PADHC PERPETUAL TROPHY WINNERS -  2008

“Allan Drever” – Club Championship Trophy – Metro 6 Men

“Trevor Cibich” – Most Outstanding Coach – Chris Roberts

“A.A Weir”  -  Most Outstanding Club Member – Lesley and Geoffrey Cooper

“William (Bill) Drewett” – Exceptional Playing Services – Chris Collett

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2007

Grade

POS

P

W

L

D

B

FF

For

Ag

Goal Diff

Pts

D1M

1

20

15

1

4

2

0

98

64

34

49

D1W

2

21

15

4

2

0

0

56

23

33

47

D2M

2

18

12

3

3

0

0

50

22

28

39

D2W

4

18

11

4

3

0

0

57

22

35

36

D3M

4

18

12

4

2

0

0

70

37

33

38

D3W

6

18

10

8

0

0

0

39

38

1

30

D4M

1

18

16

2

0

0

0

93

23

70

48

D4W

7

18

4

7

7

0

0

26

47

-21

19

D5M

1

16

13

2

1

2

0

48

24

24

40

D6M

2

18

13

3

2

0

0

76

27

49

41

D6W

2

18

13

1

4

0

0

82

16

66

43

VETA

1

17

12

3

2

2

0

98

37

61

38

VETB

5

15

5

7

3

3

0

52

70

-18

18

U17M

3

14

9

4

1

1

0

50

34

16

28

U17W

2

14

10

2

2

1

0

67

15

52

32

U15MRed

3

13

8

2

3

2

0

33

14

19

27

U15MBlue

4

15

7

6

2

0

0

43

40

3

23

U15W

1

15

13

0

2

0

0

95

10

85

41

U13MRed

5

12

0

12

0

3

0

9

80

-71

0

U13W

5

15

5

8

2

0

0

19

31

-12

17

U11Mixed

9

15

2

11

2

0

0

6

41

-35

8

 

Individual rewards this year included

  • Bronte Pickett AHL (National League) female best player award (State), Premier League women's player of the year award for the fifth time, the fourth in succession.

The following Port players were named in the Women's Premier League team of the year:

  • Deanne Gilbert
  • Ange Schilling
  • Bianca Greenshields
  • Bronte Pickett
  • Jess Cibich
  • Sarah Harrison

The following Port Players were named in the Men's Premier League Team of the year:

  • Craig Victory
  • Scott Hughes

Other awards to Port players included

  • Craig Victory - Coach of the year
  • Adam Jeffrey - Premier League men leading goal scorer award with 49 goals
  • Scott Hughes - State Under 21 male player of the year
  • Levi Stephen - Male Umpire of the year
  • Charmaine Collett - Developing Umpire Award

PADHC TROPHY WINNERS -  2007

PLM

  • Player's Choice           Kris Schiller
  • Magpie Medal             Evan Boland & Michael Lubcke

PLW

  • Player's Choice           Sarah Harrison
  • Magpie Medal             Jess Cibich

PLRM

  • Best & Fairest             Daniel Simounds
  • Best Team person        Craig Westbrook

PLRW

  • Best & Fairest             Ashton Sard
  • Best Team Person       Laura Goodwins & Chantal Nel

Div 3 Men

  • Best & Fairest             Sam Lucke
  • Best Team person        Andy Chown & Aiden Buckley

Div 3 Women

  • Best & Fairest             Shannon Heffernan
  • Best Team person        Georgina Cogan

Div 4 Men

  • Best & Fairest             Tim Geddes
  • Best Team person        Adrian Buckley

Div 4 Women

  • Best & Fairest             Kyleigh Victory
  • Best Team person        Ros Doudle

Div 5 Men

  • Best & Fairest             Michael Wishart
  • Best Team person        Clinton Duff

Div 6 Men

  • Best & Fairest             Trevor Cibich
  • Best Team person        Scott Jordison

Div 6 Women

  • Best & Fairest             Bec Cooper & Sylvia Reed
  • Best Team person        Tammie Wightman

Vets A Men

  • Best & Fairest             Lewis Hart
  • Best Team person        Barry Thomas

PADHC PERPETUAL TROPHY WINNERS -  2007

"Allan Drever" - Club Championship Trophy - U15 Girls

"Trevor Cibich" - Most Outstanding Coach - Colin Doudle

"A.A Weir"  -  Most Outstanding Club Member - Darren Roberts

"William (Bill) Drewett" - Exceptional Playing Services - Tobi Cibich

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2006

 

Team Results

 

 Team  Male  Female
 Premier League  Premiers  Premiers
 Premier league Reserves  Premiers  5
 Division 3  1  6
 Division 4  Premiers  6
 Division 5  7  
 Division 6  Premiers  
 Veteran  2  
 Under 18    
 Under 15 A  Premiers  
 Under 15 B  Premiers  
 Under 13    
 Under 11    
 Under 9    

 

Coaches

 

 Team  Male  Female
 Premier League  Trevor Cibich  Charmain Collett
 Premier League Reserve  Gary Szkolic  Margaret Cox
 Division 3  Guy Wightman  Rebecca Moroney
 Division 4  Darren Pettrey  Colin Doudle
 Division 5  Paul Anderson  
 Division 6  Jeff Wait  
 Under 17  Dale Stephen  Sarah Harrison
 Crystal Beckmann
 Veteran  Scott Jordison
 Chris Collett
 
 Under 15  Paul Finnie
 Greig Brown
 Shannon Heffernan
 Under 13  Scott Hughes  David Deane
 Under 11

Chris Collett

Under 9

Mark Victory

 

 

Team Award Winners

 

 Team

 Male 

 Female 

   Best Player  Team Award  Best Player  Team Award
 Premier League

 Dale Stephen

 Nathan Kitto  Jess Cibich   Jess Cibich
 Premier League Reserve  Paul Finnie  Greg Beckmann  Claire Boland   Amelia Bath
 Division 3 Chris Collett Paul Beckmann  Shannon  Heffernan  Georgina Cogan
 Division 4 Matthew Borg Lewis Hart  Kyleigh Victory   Symonne Wickman
 Division 5 Dave Militz Adam Southam    
 Division 6 Mark Corkhill Mark Wickman    
 Veterans Peter Byrne & Chris Collett Chris Collett    
 Under 18        
 Under 15        
 Under 13        
 

Mixed

   
 Under 11        
 Under 9        

 

Representative Players

 

   Male  Female
 Australia

 

 DeeAnne Gilbert
 NHL  Craig Victory
 Adam Jeffrey
 Dale Stephen

Jess Cibich          Sarah Harrison    Bronte Pickett              De-Anne Gilbert          Kym Meldrum

 Under 21 Scott Hughes
Michael Lubke            Ross McConnell          Matthew Simmounds
Angela Schilling         Sarah Harrison     Sarah Lange
 Under 18 Daniel Hunter        Craig Westbrook  Elle Cibich          Sarah Rose         Bianca Greenshields Carly Simms
 Under 16    
 Under 15    
 Under 13    
 Veterans

 Paul Beckmann
 Jeff Wait
 Bill Drewett

 

 

Awards

 "Alan Drever" Club Championship Trophy - Div 4 & Div 6 Men

"Trevor Cibich" Most Outstanding Coach - Paul Finnie

"A.A Weir" Most Outstanding Club Member - Paul Beckmann & Darren Roberts

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2005

The Men and Women joined in success with Premierships a piece.

Adam Cibich and Adam Jeffery joined us at John  Hart Reserve and had an enormous impact. Plugger his an amazing 54 goals whilst Cib's scrambling in defence was a constant delight to all. Tevor Cibich stated in his report that " we must aim for back to back titles". We believed him.

Bronte Picket was awared the HSA best and fairest medal. 3 times now - an amazing effort.

During the year the Club bid farewell to Joy Cibich. Her cheering on the sideline with Jack will be sadly missed.

Committee

President - Jeff Wait, Vice President - Paul Beckmann, Secretary - Sue Stephen, Assistant Secretary - Mark Anderson, Treasurer - John Stephen, Committee - Maggiue Cox, Simon Jones, Rick Holliday

Team Results

 

 Team  Male  Female
 Premier League  Premiers  Premiers
 Premier League Reserves    
 Division 3  Premiers  5
 Division 4    
 Division 5    
 Division 6    
 Veteran  3  
 Under 18    
 Under 15 A    
 Under 15 B    
 Under 13    
 Under 11    
 Under 9    

 

Coaches

 

 Team  Male  Female
 Premier League  Trevor Cibich  Charmain Collett
 Premier League Reserve  Gary Szkolic  
 Division 3  Guy Wightman  
 Division 4  Darren Pettrey  Colin Doudle
 Division 5  Derek Hutchins  
 Division 6  Jeff Wait  
 Under 17  Dale Stephen  
 Veteran  Paul Beckmann  
 Under 15    Shannon Heffernan
 Under 13    David Deane
 Under 11

 

Under 9

Chris Collett

 

Award Winners

 

 Team

 Male 

 Female 

   Best Player  Team Award  Best Player  Team Award
 Premier League

 Kris Schiller

     
 Premier League Reserve         
 Division 3        
 Division 4        
 Division 5        
 Division 6        
 Veterans        
 Under 18        
 Under 15        
 Under 13        
 

Mixed

   
 Under 11        
 Under 9        

 

Representative Players

 

   Male  Female
 Australia

 

 
 NHL    
 Under 21    
 Under 18    
 Under 16    
 Under 15    
 Under 13    
 Veterans    

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2004

It is appropriate that this resume begins with some excerpts from the Annual Report which was presented at the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 5th December. Except those who attended that meeting, there are probably not many other members who see this report and therefore are not aware of the range of activities carried out by your Management Committee and other members during the year. Following are some of those excerpts referred to. 

President - Rick Holliday:

It is with mixed emotions that I write this, my final president's report from the Port Adelaide District Hockey Club, as this club has been such a large part of my life since an early age and it has been an honour and privilege to be your president for the past three seasons.

This season turned out to be a mixed bag on the playing arena for our great club. We had the highest proportion of our teams in the finals in recent history and the premierships achieved are all highly valued. It was just a disappointment that the best performing teams all season will not all gain the recognition they deserved by just failing to clinch the biggest game of the year for many varied and sometimes confusing reasons.

Congratulations to all members of our club who achieved the honour of representing South Australia - yes, it is an honour and should always be treated as such.

We as a club were disappointed when, for factors beyond his control, Craig (Jiggy) Victory was not able to participate in The Athens Olympics and get the reward of an Olympic Gold Medal. He has well and truly earned this over his outstanding International career.

I would like to thank the Management Committee and other members who have worked many long hours within your club to allow you, the members, to utilise the clubs facilities. It is a pity that as always it is left to a small but dedicated few.

I wish to thank four people for whom I have the greatest respect, and all should be recognised for giving me the support that has allowed the club to get within reach of our dreams.

To Jeff Wait, Don Germein, Trevor Cibich and John Stephen - each in your own way have been a major part of my involvement and are all hugely responsible for the clubs achievements.

Special thanks to Marlene, my wife and partner, who I met at the PADHC in 1978 on a Sunday afternoon while celebrating a well deserved win.

Secretary - Sue Stephen:

On field the 2004 season has been reasonably successful. Almost all teams participated in their respective finals series with 11 teams playing for premierships in their grade. This is an achievement unequalled by other clubs.

The season ended with five premiership flags. Of particular note is that Port Adelaide won two junior premierships (Under 15 girls and Under 13 boys) and were runners up in two, Under 18 girls and Under 18 boys).

Port Adelaide continues to be the leading hockey club in South Australia, as confirmed by the club winning the prestigious Japan Trophy. This trophy belongs to all members of the club; players and supporters alike. To all of you who have volunteered your time for some purpose during the season I thank you. Volunteers are a vital part of our club and enable us to be successful on and off the field.

Treasurer - John Stephen:

After the frenetic activity during 2002/03 as we completed the installation of the new wet surface pitch, 2003/04 was more a year of financial consolidation for the club. This was the first year that we had the pitch in full operation and these results can now be used as a model for forward planning.

However, as the attached results show, we still spent ait over $43,000 on improvements to the ground and its surrounds. Despite this we managed to show an operating profit of $10,515 for the year and made our first payments to the Council Sinking Fund for replacement of the pitch in future years.

While this is an encouraging result it has been achieved through a massive amount of volunteer time and effort with the club operating 7 days a week for large parts of the season. Any drop in the utilisation of the pitch or fall in volunteer support for the bar and canteen could have serious repercussions for the club and it is important that we continue to strive for improvements in our facilities and income streams.

The club fielded 19 teams for the season 2004 consisting of 7 men, 4 women, 3 boys and 3 girls and 2 teams of boys and girls.

The Premier League   Reserves had  small increase in the number of home games this year with 8 for the Premier League and 10 for the Reserves teams.

The annual Auction Night was held in July in the clubrooms and achieved in the vicinity of S4,500 towards club general revenue.

Senior Presentation Dinner was held at the West Lakes Stadium in October and apart from the presentation of trophies to the respective team recipients an important feature was the Announcement of Life Membership to Jo Haynes in recognition of her contribution to the club.

Coaches

 

Team

Male

Female

Premier League

Anthony Haynes

Charmaine Collett

PL Reserves

Gary Szkolik

Kerry Dixon

Division 3

Guy Wightman

Lewis Hart

Division 4

Darren Pettrey

n/a

Division 5

Simon Jones

Colin Doudle

Division 6

Rick Holliday

n/a

Veterans

Jeff Wait

n/a

Under 18

Dale Stephen

Mike Redmond

Under 15

Mark Victory

Shannon Heffernan

Under 13

Sean Pearce

David Deane

Under 11 Mixed

Mark Anderson

Under 9 Mixed

Chris Collett

 

Team Results

 

Team

Male

Female

Premier League

6

2

PL Reserves

5

Premiers

Division 3

Premiers

7

Division 4

4

n/a

Division 5

Premiers

2

Division 6

1

n/a

Veterans

Premiers Div 2

n/a

Under 18

2

2

Under 15

5

Premiers

Under 13

Premiers

3

Under 11 Mixed

n/a

Under 9 Mixed

n/a

 

Womens Premier League Reserves Premiership Team

Karen Bevan (Co-Capt), Kirsty Walters (Co-Capt), Claire Boland, Elle Cibich, Charmaine Collett, Ilona Flockhart, Mahalia Frank, Bianca Greenshield, Christina Picchianti, Penny Redmond, Carly Simms, Alexandra Smith, Danielle Windsor. Kerry Dixon (Coach)

Mens Division 3 Premiership Team

Guy Wightman (Capt-Coach), Peter Byrne (Player-Manager), Ian Cawrse, Chris Collett, Travis Flockhart, Lewis Hart, Mike Johnson, James McMahon, Scott McMahon, Brett Osborne, Chris Roberts, Daniel Simounds, Peter Simms, David Slack, Gary Szkolik, Michael Wishart, Bradley Young, Kris Schiller (Asst Coach)

Mens Division 5 Premiership Team

Simon Jones (Captain), Derek Hutchins (Vice-Capt), Adrian Corkhill, David Fitzgerald, Peter Hanlon, Bob Harvey, David Harvey, Brenton Lawrence, Lincoln Rawlings, Evert Siemelik, Grant Simpson, Adam Southam, Barry Thomas, Brian Wait.

Girls Under 15 Premiership Team

Alexandra Smith (Captain), Lucy Cogan (Vice-Capt), Emily Aldridge, Courtney Balmer, Caitlin Fidock, Bianca Greenshield, Patrice Johnson, Ellen Ketteridge, Kathleen 0'Connell, Kate Ramsay, Ashleigh Russell, Jessica Thompson, Shannon Heffernan (Coach).

Boys Under 13 Premiership Team

Aiden Buckley, Trent Fiddler, Laurence Fletcher, Blayne Handrickan-Frank, Sam Lubcke, Oscar Lang, Shaun Maslin, Blake Meegan, Todd Ramsay, Daniel Roberts, Josh Sheridan, Charles Smith, Craig Van Tenac, Tom Watson, Sean Pearce (Coach).

TROPHY WINNERS

 

Team

Male

 

Female

 

 

Best Player

Team Award

Best Player

Team Award

Premier League

Dale Stephen

Evan Boland

Kym Handley

Karli Cibich
Maggie Cox
Sarah Harrison

PL Reserves

Joshua Rose

Greg Beckmann

Elle Cibich & Karen Bevan

Dan Windsor

Division 3

David Slack

Peter Byrne

Jodie Nicolson

Fiona Prentice

Division 4

Tim Geddes

Mathew Borg

 

 

Division 5

Bob Harvey

Simon Jones

Nicole Nott

Kyleigh Victory

Division 6

Paul Beckmann

Tony Doudle

 

 

Veterans

Paul Beckmann

Peter Hanlon

 

 

Under 18

Scott Hughes

Daniel Furno

Angela Schilling

Ilona Flockhart
Mahalia Frank
Deanna Pisani

Under 15

Ian Russell

Daniel Lazell

Ashleigh Russell
Bianca Greenshield

 

Under 13

Sam Lubcke
Laurence Fletcher

Oscar Lang

Tayla Oates

Lisa Frankcom
Emma Dean

Under 11 Mixed

William Abineri

Kane Wickman
Alexander Night

 

 

Under 9 Mixed

 

Madelaine Hibbard
Darcy Guerin Hanln

 

 

 

PERPETUAL CLUB TROPHIES

Arthur Weir Best Club Member                  Darren Roberts & John Stephen

Allan Drever Club Championship                Premier League Reserves

Women Coach of the Year:                       Shannon Heffernan

Exceptional Playing Service:                    Jeff Wait

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Male

Female

NHL

Dale Stephen
Craig Victory 
Mark Victory

Jessica Cibich
DeAnne Gilbert
Kym Handley
Rachel Militz
Bronte Pickett

Under 21

Dale Stephen
Ross McConnell

Jessica Cibich
Sarah Harrison

Under 18

Scott Hughes 
Mathew Simounds

Angela Schilling

Veterans

Paul Beckmann
Jeff Wait

 

Under 15

 

Lucy Cogan
Bianca Greenshield
Kate Ramsay
Ashleigh Russell
Carly Simms
Alexandra Smith

Indoor

Troy Clohessy, Sean Pearce

Rebecca Moroney

Indoor Under 21

Scott Hughes

 

Indoor Under 18

Greg Beckmann
Scott Hughes

 

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2003

While the number of premierships for 2003 was only three in number, without doubt the most significant achievement was the completion of the installation of the new playing surface at the club. This facility equals that at Gepps Cross (which has been replaced several times) and with a far superior canteen catering service, maintains the clubs status as the best club hockey centre in the state. Again a very successful year.

A total of 20 teams were entered this season (an increase of 1 team from the previousyear), consisting of 7 senior men, 4 senior women, 4 boys, 3 girls and 2 teams of both boys and girls. Those teams which won premierships were the Premier League women, Division 6 men and the Under 15 girls. This was the third successive premiership for the senior womens team, the first time since the 1970's that this has been achieved at that level. In addition to this, the group of players coached by Trevor Cibich (since 1995) has played in ten grand finals since 1993 and won the title on seven occasions.

Ten of the club teams competed in finals matches with five of those playing for the premiership in their respective grades. The Premier League Reserve women and the Under 18 girls being unsuccessful in their respective grand finals. There were no finals matches in the Under 11 and Under 9 grades. The allocation of home games for the Premier League and Reserves teams was the same as the previous year, being seven in number. Whether there will be any increase in the number of "home" allocations in 2004 remains to be seen. The first game played on the new pitch was a match to thank all those involved in its construction, played between the Construction Gang (Scruffy's Team) and the Presidents eleven. This was a great occasion with several hundred people attending. The result of the match was not of great relevance, but the Presidents team was successful, mainly through the presence of Australian player Craig (Jiggy) Victory.

To officially open the ground two weekends of a seven-a-side competition (Team Sport Aquaturf Challenge) was programmed. The first being a "B" grade competition for men and women, which was a great success with teams competing from all round the state.

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