Club Chairman's Welcome
February 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM
We are privileged to have the services of three credentialed coaches who will be heading up our teams again this season.
Welcome to our junior boys, junior girls and all parents for the 2012 season– this is the 39th season of Doncaster hockey club and we wish everyone all the best and above all else we hope you have an enjoyable year.
I would like to introduce our 3 head coaches being the junior development officer overseeing all coaching in the junior section, men's state league one coach and the women's state league one coach. We are fortunate to have the services of these 3 people at Doncaster Hockey Club.
Junior Development Officer
Victor Romagosa has an extensive playing and coaching career both in Australia and Spain, some of Victor’s achievements include:
- As a player in the Spanish national team at U16, U18 and U21 level, in the Spanish national league with Barcelona FC and with the Victorian senior indoor team.
- As a coach Victor has been involved with and coached the FC Barcelona junioracademy, the Spanish national U16 and U18 teams and as men’s head coach of Junior HC in the Spanish national league
- For the last 5 years Victor has been the junior development officer for Doncaster hockey club along with the women’s State league 2 coach and achieving promotion into the State League competition and holding the team in SL1 with the youngest team in the competition. Victor is also heavily involved in the Victorian hockey system having coached or been assistant coach with the Men and Women U18, the men and women U21, the senior men and women indoor team, the senior women team (vipers) and is a specialist coach with the women’s VIS
Victor was married in Australia (on the beach at Dale and Wendi Pearce’s house) to Sara and they now have a son – Santi, a future hockey star for Doncaster. A couple of things you may not know about Victor are:
- he loves driving, so much so that he lives the furthest point from Doncaster he could find, Elwood
- Victor is very bad at golf!
- Victor was a very good player with a very high skill level.
- Victor is a keen North Melbourne supporter
Men's State League Coach
Cameron Muir is a long serving Doncaster player and coach having joined Doncaster as a 12 year old in 1979, some of Cam’s achievements include:
- As a player, being the first person at Doncaster to play in then coach a winning State League One team, winning 10 Pennant A best and fairest awards, playing in 2 state league one premierships and still playing Pennant A hockey at 45 years of age after playing his first game at 16
- Cam was assistant coach to firstly to David Shaw then Matthew Woolsey before being appointed head coach in 2007.
- Since that time Cam has taken the state league one team to 4 finals campaigns, 2 grand finals and 1 premiership, he has also been named coach of the all-star team twice
- Cameron has twice represented Australian at Veterans level and winning the Australian player of the tournament in Singapore in 2011
Cam is married to Julie and they have 4 children – 3 girls and a 12 month old boy, Bronte, Jesse, Kayla and Jordan. A couple of things you may not know about Cam, he still runs 5kms 3 times a week, is a keen golfer and played representative junior cricket and district 2nds as an 18 year old. Cam is a keen Carlton supporter.
Women's State League Coach
Daniel Clancy is second generation Doncaster player starting his hockey career in the juniors and following his dad’s (Gerry) footsteps. Some of Daniel’s achievements include:
- Daniel played in junior state teams up to U21 level in 2004 Daniel played 1 season of National Hockey League representing Northern Territory Stingers and has played in 2 state league one premierships with Doncaster (1997 and 2009).
- Daniel coached a state league 2 men's club for 3 years before coming back to Doncaster and being appointed as the women's state league coach in 2011 just missing finals due to a number of players having state commitments at crucial times.
Daniel is about to get married to Sherrill Taylor in March this year and has a golden retriever named Koda.
A couple of things you may not know about Daniel:
- he is as fit now as when he first came into seniors now spending many hours on his bike,
- Daniel started at the club in 1983 in the “Panthers” minkey hockey team before moving on and coming back 12 years later.
- Daniel is a keen Hawthorn supporter
Doncaster is a great family orientated hockey club with over 35 teams, please enjoy this season and if you would like to help or contribute in any way please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes for the 2012 season
Doncaster Hockey Club