It's going to be a long hot summer. We have Term 4 HookIn2Hockey for our youngest new players, Summer 6's is back on Saturday afternoons for our juniors and indoor returns with not one but two competition formats for junior and senior players. The original Masters Summer Cup is back at Matlock with our new bar and canteen primed for action and we'll be running our mixed senior competitions and junior to senior transition groups.

Read on for details....

HookIn2Hockey is designed for boys and girls aged 10 and under. Our program gives players the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends, all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey!

where: Matlock Reserve. 15 Carinda Road Canterbury, Victoria 3126
when: Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM
beginning: Wednesday 17th October
ending: Wednesday 5th December
suits: boys & girls aged 5 to 10 of any experience
cost: $85.00 

You can register for the program now at Hockey Australia's portal

The Summer Sixes program runs on Saturday afternoons at Matlock with quarter field games using the side boards which allow players to bounce the ball off the edges.

We form mixed gender, mixed grade teams with an aim of producing fun and competitive games whilst allowing our players to socialise in alternative groups to the winter season.

We will offer an Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 competition with games at 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm respectively each week. The clubrooms, bar and BBQ will be in service for each afternoon.

where: Matlock Reserve. 15 Carinda Road Canterbury, Victoria 3126
when: Saturdays from 2:00pm, 3:00pm or 4:00pm for 1 hour
beginning: Saturday 20th October
ending: Saturday 8th December
suits: boys & girls aged 8 to 14 of any experience
cost: $85.00

You can Register Now

Parents we are looking for a volunteer to assist with coordinating the Summer Six program on game days. This is a great and easy way to assist with the Club's programs.

Indoor Hockey is Back!

Looking for a game that's fast, skilful, competitive and action packed? Then indoor hockey is for you. Indoor is a great game played at national and international levels and allows players to develop skills and control applicable to field hockey. 

The Club is looking to build on the success of its 2017 indoor program when over 100 players participated across 21 Junior and Senior teams. We expect to field boys and girls indoor sides in U11, U13, U15 and U18 age groups. 

There are two options for players to choose from, Regular season and Club Championship Weekend

Regular Season

Comprises 7 or 8 games including finals for every team commencing mid October and finishing mid December. Match days have been chosen to avoid clashes with HV’s U15 and U18 Outdoor Academies. The cost per player is $140 plus a Hockey Victoria registration fee of $10.

  • U11 Mixed Shield MSAC - Saturdays from 13 October to 15 December

  • U13 Mixed Shield MSAC - Thursday nights from 25 October to 13 December

  • U15 Mixed Shield MSAC - Tuesday nights from 23 October to 11 December

  • U18 Mixed Shield MSAC - Monday nights from 22 October to 10 December

One Pennant team may additionally be fielded in each of the U11, U13 and U15 Age Groups if there is sufficient demand. These matches will be hosted at Dandenong. U11 matches are on Sundays mornings, U13 matches early Sunday afternoons and U15 matches late Sunday afternoons.

Club Championship Weekends

Comprises a strongly contested Club Championship of seven matches played over two days at Monash University, Clayton. Players registering are expected to be available to play all seven matches. The cost per player is $140 per player plus a Hockey Victoria registration fee of $10.

  • U13 Boys and Girls: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November

  • U15: Boys and Girls Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December

  • U18: Boys and Girls Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December

Indoor Development

Following the successful launch of the Term 3 Indoor Development Program, Hockey Victoria has launched further programs which will run in September and October. These programs are all specifically designed for players that will be trialling for the Under 13, Under 15 or Under 18 Indoor State Teams:

  • Indoor Goalkeeper Development Sessions

  • Indoor Match Play Sessions (for those trialling for the U15 or U18 Indoor State Teams)

  • Under 13 Indoor Hockey Skill Development Sessions

For further information and the links to register, please view the Hockey Victoria Site.

This is an opportunity not to be missed, with Steve Willer (current Men’s Australian Indoor Hockey Coach) and various other National Indoor Players coaching, the participants are sure to find these sessions very beneficial.

Registration, Payment and Selection

With a limited number of teams and spots available, player selection will be based on the Club’s Indoor selection policy. Payment will be required upon registration and refunds will be given if a player is not selected in a team. 

So, don’t miss out and register now, if you want to play indoor hockey this season. Registrations are open for one week and close on 28th August at 5:00 PM. Teams will be announced by the end of August.

Click here to register and if you have any queries please contact:

Juniors – Jane Oldham juniors@camberwellhockeyclub.com.au
Senior Mens – Phil Everist  mens@camberwellhockeyclub.com.au
Senior Womens – James Heath contactjamesheath@gmail.com

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Calling Junior Parents!

Have you been thinking about trying a game of hockey? The Masters Summer Cup is the prefect place to give it a go. Open to beginners and players of any standard, this in-house competition runs on Monday evenings at Matlock over summer.

It's a fun and social program with the bar and BBQ running during those light and warm evenings of summer - hard to think of that at the moment!

The Masters section are a fantastic supporter of our junior programs, with proceeds from the summer raffle directly funding our wonderful umpire development program conducted by Daryl Clarke. We thank Jim, Ralph and the Masters committee and all our members for their generous support and urge our junior parents to consider getting involved in the program.

Keep an eye on the newsletter for forthcoming details & registration.

Womens’ Section Summer Hockey

We would love you to join us for a summer of hockey fun. Bring your friends, mums, daughters or sisters (14 years and older).  

When/Where: Every Thursday 6.45pm-8.00pm from 11 October – 29 November 2018 at Matlock.

Who: All women & girls, new or old, just starting or coming out of retirement! 

What: Internal Social Hockey Competition open to all and is a rare opportunity to play with people you usually wouldn’t during the season. The emphasis is on socialising and having fun. We will play small games, large games, and did we mention social gatherings after games! 

We have lots of social activities planned throughout and the canteen will be open to socialise after and make use of our fabulous new club rooms. 

Cost: only $30! Payment upfront on registration. (Covers the field hire/management costs).

Contact: If you have any questions please contact Pip Mann (pipmann03@gmail.com). Look forward to seeing you all there!

Registration is available here.


Senior Transition

Our Men's and Women's sections each run terrific transition programs for our junior players graduating to seniors. If you are one of our top age junior players moving up please look out for an invitation from our seniors to participate in pre-season training and social activities.

Our senior sections are currently very strong with teams across all levels of competition and I'm sure our juniors will continue to enjoy their hockey there.

2019 Winter Programs & Key Dates

In 2019 we will be running our full winter program with boys & girls teams at Under 10, 12, 14 & 16 age groups. We will be running HookIn2Hockey four our newest players again in Term 1 and our Stick-2-Hockey Intra-Club competition from Term 2 next year with a separate stream especially for our Under 7's.

All dates are subject to change but tentative key dates are:

Monday 14 Jan: 2019 Registrations Open
Monday 11 Feb: Pre-Season Training Commences for Players Seeking Selection to Shield & Pennant Teams
Monday 11 Feb: HookIn2Hockey School Roadshows Commence
Wednesday 20 Feb: HookIn2Hockey Free Come & Try Day
Wednesday 27 Feb: HookIn2Hockey Session 1
Saturday 2 Mar: Junior Season Launch @ Matlock
Monday 4 Mar: Pre-Season Training Commences for all Players

Do you want the Camberwell Hockey Roadshow to visit your school to undertake a fun & active hockey incursion for free? Let us know and put us in touch.