2018 U13 Indoor Club Championships

November 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM

The 2018 Indoor Club Championships were held Sat & Sun 17 & 18 November at Monash University

Girls Under 13 – Jacqui Allen

This past weekend Doncaster entered teams in both boys and girls sections of the U13 Indoor Hockey Club Championships. This is a whole weekend tournament held at Monash University where the teams play 6 games across Saturday and Sunday against clubs from across the State.

It was the first time Donny has entered a Girls team in any age group of Club Champs.


Doncaster's Under 13 Girls Indoor Club Championship team

They had a tough first day, playing three hard teams - two of the opponents (MCC and TEMS) ended up playing in the Gold Medal game. The girls never gave up, learned and developed from the stronger sides, and bounced back on Day 2. Sunday saw Donny girls dominate, winning all three games easily. They finished a credible 5th after beating Mentone 6-1.


Some Half Time Instructions

Special thanks to:

Gabrielle Liedel - for organizing this whole weekend, and ensuring we had enough players / team managers / goal keeping equipment etc!

Steve O’Brien - for being an incredible team manager! Steve you were all over everything, and we appreciate all the extra work you did leading up to this weekend as well as for every game. Your support was so much appreciated!

Dean BC - thank you super Coach! Your tactics were so helpful (love the water polo and basketball crossovers!), and we certainly got that complicated subbing system down pat by the end.

Lillian and Saskia - for joining our team at the last minute and learning indoor so quickly. We loved having you on board.

Megan and Izzy - for your great captaincy! Thank you for taking the warm ups and giving three cheers.


One on the board

Olivia, Maya, and Robbo - thanks to these part time players - without you the girls would have been even more exhausted than they were. We appreciate you playing for the time you could.

Emily - thank you SO MUCH for being our goalie for the weekend. You did so well. The way you rebounded back after a difficult day 1 was a credit to you. You played amazingly well on Sunday; one goal for the whole day!!! I think perhaps you have your calling for outdoor hockey 2019?


Maddie ready for anything

All the parents who helped out with tech bench! And all the parents who supported the girls through every game.

And of course the rest of the team - you are all so valuable and Donny is lucky to have you.

Boys Under 13 - Pam Trenery

Well done to the Doncaster U13 Boys who finished 7th at last weekends' Indoor Club Championships at Monash Uni. 12 teams competed in the boys competition.

The Donny boys (Anthony, Austin, Finn, Jackson, Josh, Noah, Ollie, Tom & Wes) played some great hockey over the two days.


Doncaster's Under 13 Boys Indoor Club Championship team

The boys won 2 of their 5 pool matches and held their own against the top opposition of Camberwell (3-2 loss) and Waverley (7-3 loss - this match was very even and Waverley only got away in the last 5 minutes of the game). I think both of these top teams were really surprised by the grit and determination of our boys!

The Donny boys finished 4th in their pool so played off for 7th place against Yarra. What a match this was. All boys played so well and came away with a 3-2 win to secure 7th place. All this without a proper goalie. Our biggest win on the weekend was 7-0 against Peninsula.


Warming up for action

Player summary:

Jackson and Josh - our new found goalies!! Wow what a job these boys did. Both saved penalty strokes to the rapture of the bench, coaches and supporters. In addition both boys were valuable field players with Jackson scoring 3 goals and Josh playing in defence and scoring 1 goal.

Austin was our little pocket rocket and scored a couple of sneaky goals finishing with 3.

Anthony (Saturday’s captain) was our gun back and most teams had trouble getting past him.

Finn could only join us for the games on Saturday and contributed 1 goal and was a valuable forward.

Noah was our most improved over the weekend. Noah, in his first indoor season, listened well to Dave and Rob’s coaching advice and played some really good hockey in our last game.

Ollie had a great weekend up forward scoring 4 goals.

Wes played mainly in defence but managed 1 goal and had an awesome game against Yarra.

Tom (Sunday’s captain) played mostly in the mid field and was our top scorer with 7 goals including 2 penalty strokes.

Thank you to Dave and Rob for coaching the boys with some great direction, tactics and encouragement to allow the boys to improve and play their best over the weekend. 

It was a great weekend of hockey and an absolute pleasure being team manager of this awesome bunch of boys.


Under 15 Boys & Girls 1-2 December - Monash University

Under 18 Boys & Girls 8-9 December - Monash University

Open Men 9 & 17 February 2019 - MSAC

Open Women 10 & 16 February 2019 - MSAC