DHC Update September 2020

September 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Its September, and alas-we would normally be preparing for finals or celebrating our winter season, however sadly this is not the case this year.  However, Spring in the air and hopefully lockdown restrictions will ease soon so we can get out and enjoy the sunshine and catch up with some friends or family.

In the meantime, below are a few updates and points of interest: 



  1. 1.       2020 HV Individual Registrations Update
    1. the HV Board made a decision to provide a full credit of the HV levy (excluding the revSPORT fees, inclusive of processing fees) to all members who have purchased their 2020 HV Individual Membership. Hockey Australia have agreed to fully align with the HV credit approach and provide a full refund on the HA levy component (excluding the revSPORT fees, inclusive of processing fees). Please note that the $12 Insurance Fee is non-refundable and this means that those members who have registered and paid their Individual Registration Fees can still engage in hockey activities, in line with the Government direction, prior to 31 December 2020 and be covered for Personal Injury insurance
    2. All individual members registered in 2020 will have an option to pledge their HV levy fees directly to HV. The information that will be sent to registered individuals shortly
    3. 2.       2020 Hockey

Hockey Victoria advises that we will not be pursuing any formal, structured metropolitan competitions for the remainder of 2020.




We encourage members to reach out to our members who live on their own during this lockdown period. If you know of someone on their own - Donny or not and give them a call or text ????.


Re-Connect with SALT 

We are seeking expressions of interest from members about participating in an online Re-Connect: webinar delivered by Sport & Life Training (SALT). 


The club has been fortunate enough to have SALT deliver workshops to our Premier League squads who found them very useful, particularly during COVID.  We now have the opportunity to offer it to other groups within the club …..(click here for more details)


If you are interested, let us know: operations@doncasterhockey.club 


Crash Course in Fathering in the COVID-19 Era

Doncaster Hockey Club members and the extended hockey community have been invited to join a webinar with one of Australia’s leading child and adolescent psychologists; Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

In the session, Michael will share what the research says makes a great Dad along with an overview of the most crucial skills, knowledge and strategies they need to communicate effectively, build resilience and boost the wellbeing of young people in the tumultuous year 2020.

Date: Wednesday 2nd September

Time: 8pm to 9pm

Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 996 4791 8354 Passcode: CHC2020

Register for attendance and/or the recording : https://forms.gle/eUcCduvWseviK7LF6

A recording of the session will be made available the next day to both those who attend and those who request the recording through registration.

Thanks to Camberwell Hockey Club for making this opportunity available.


Sports chaplain

A reminder that the club has appointed Paul White as our clubs Sports Chaplain. If you need someone to chat to or reach out to, Paul will be happy to receive your call or email.

To find out more about Paul or to get his contact details click here




DHC Lockdown Challenge 

Keep an eye out on the DHC facebook page for a weekly skills challenge.  Submissions can be entered via Instagram or facebook, and all submitted attempts get a ticket towards a raffle to be announced 13th September 2020! 




Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions all building upgrade works have been put on hold.


Scoreboard and new player dugouts

Discussions with Council for plans for the new scoreboard and player dugouts located on the North side of the pitch continue, although COVID-19 restrictions have slowed things down.

So far, we have raised $51,220 with a target of $60,000. If you would like to know more about the project of wish to donate please go to the “Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) – Go Fund me page”.

Contributions to this project are tax deductible. https://asf.org.au/projects/doncaster-hockey-club/




We are seeking volunteers who might be interested in organising some virtual events for the club? Presentation Nights? Trivia? Social catch ups? Let us know if you have any ideas or would be interested in organising them.


Keep your eyes on the website, Facebook and Instagram for regular posts.


Whenever restrictions ease sufficiently enough to safely return to hockey, we will let you know what that might look like then, however in the meantime stay connected, keep fit and above all else stay safe.