Under 11 Indoor Premiers & Junior NEWS updates

February 01, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Congratulations to the Indoor Premiers, U11 Mixed team. The U11’s  lay second the for majority of the season, but overcame ladder leader Mentone to win the big one! The other six teams had mixed success in an expanded competition, but showed great commitment travelling to Dandenong and MSAC to play.  HV is encouraging this growth along with other forms of social hockey to attract new players and create options for participation for everyone.  Doncaster Juniors will continue to press forward in supporting them.



Under 11 Pennant Indoor -PREMIERS



Let’s get cracking with 2018 Doncaster Junior Hockey!

Hockey 5’s for U14’s & U16’s beginning on Tuesday 6th February and U12 Transition to Full Field the following Monday 12th February.  

Doncaster Juniors will be the first to try out the new pitch, which is just getting its finishing touches this week.  HV Registration must be completed prior to participation in these programmes to cover injury insurance. Cost $65.  Join via DHC or HV websites or Team App.


With the Winter season over you would think Doncaster Junior hockey would be in hiatus until March at least. But it was only late December we saw the completion of the Summer programs to date and how busy were those last 3 months! Here's a taste of what our players got up to:


  • Wednesdays’ Hook Into Hockey
  • Tuesdays' and Thursdays’ Doncaster Junior Academy
  • Wednesdays' Summer hockey and Indoor training at Whitefriars
  • Dandenong HV Indoor U11, U13, U15 & U18
  • MSAC HV Indoor U13, U15 & U18
  • Weekend Indoor Club Championships for U15 and U18 Mixed teams
  • Mascots for International Festival of Hockey (35)


The Summer Programs have been an outstanding success with 55 players in the H2H and Summer Hockey programs. Thanks to KBH hockey for providing the venue with our pitch under construction and special mentions to Lisa and Rob Moule for supporting these programmes so very well.


The invitational Junior Development Academy saw another 75 players receive extended skills coaching from our Junior Development Officer Maria Romagosa (2008 Beijing Olympian) and Victorian and Australian players volunteering their time to pass on what they have learnt. Congratulations to all who participated in the Indoor Club Championships at Monash.  This was a marathon of indoor over three weekends testing players, coaches and parents stamina.

Many hands make light work in coordination of all these Summer programs.

A huge Thank You to the Summer Coordinators: Lisa Moule (Summer) and Gabrielle Liedel (Indoor). In what should be the off season, these parents have continued to liaise with HV and the Doncaster members to make sure the players’ hockey experience continues to be rewarding and successful.  To Maria Romagosa and her team of coaches including  Josh Simmonds, Nathan Huntley, Paul Sampson, Glenn Sime, Dean Todero, Jaison Hoernel, Millie Castor, Marnus Prinsloo, Rob Moule, David Boundy, Dean Boyd-Clark and Jacqui Allen a big Thank you!


Thank you to the Indoor Team Managers for ensuring the team is ready to play each week and at the Club Champs: Michelle Kloboucnik, Tanya Gulevski, Andrea Perrin, Kate Oberg, Gabrielle Liedel, Tersia Prinsloo, Julie King, David Twyford and Kerry Castor.

Finally, I would like thank all players and parents for your conduct and support throughout the Summer programs.


Important Dates for 2018

  • Hook in2 Hockey  Come n Try Day, Saturday 10th February
  • H2H – Monday – 12th February- 26th March
  • U12 Full Field Transition – Monday 12th, 19th & 26th February
  • Hockey 5s - U14s & U16’s – Tuesday 6th, 14th, 21st & 28th February
  • Preseason Training U10's  to U18’s commences week of 6th March
  • Preseason Training Minkey commences week of 20th March


Important Changes for 2018

Registration and payment of DHC fees is via Team App.

Sign on to Doncaster Hockey Club using computer or mobile phone first.  Instructions attached.


HV Competition Changes in 2018
1. U12 District grade comps are now HALF FIELD – waiting on more info from HV.
2. U12's are now formally split into Boys and Girls comps - meaning "mixed" comps are no longer. Special approval will be required to allow girls to play in a boys team in 2018.


H2H & Come ‘N Try Day

Invite your friends, neighbours or cousins to participate in H2H.

The Come n Try day will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 - 11am -12pm. Please come along and bring some friends.


Venue: Doncaster Hockey Club, Mullum Mullum Reserve.

When: Monday afternoons from 12th Feb – 26th March, 4.45pm – 5.30pm

The final H2H session on 16th April will give players the chance to combine with relevant age groups in Preseason training for winter competitions. 


Registration for the program is through the Hookin2Hockey webpage 

Cost: $85.00, you have the option to order the returning participation pack as part of the registration .


U12 Full Field Transition Program  

When: Mondays starting 12th February - Finishing 26th February (3 weeks)

What: Full pitch games – all players in U12 in 2018

Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Cost: $30

Registrations open – via Team App.  Register by Friday, February 2nd.


Hockey 5’s  for U14 & U16 players

When: Tuesdays - Starting 6th February - Finishing 27th February (4 weeks).  

What: 5 a side- half pitch, Hockey 5’s rules (you will be allocated into a team and a fixture sent out)

Who: All welcome but recommended if you want to play Shield team

Cost: $40

Time: 5pm to 7pm 

Registrations open – via Team App.  Register by Friday, February 9th.


 Maria Romagosa is the contact for both programs:  juniordev@doncasterhockey.club 



U16 Transition to Seniors Program 

Top age U16 Girls and Boys and U18 players to train with Seniors preseason on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 2017 to March 2018 if desire so.

Invite new friends to the club as the session will be open to all prospective senior players. Contact Wayne McIndoe (MPLCoach)   wmcindoe@selectharvests.com.au  or Maria Romagosa (WPL Coach)  junior.dev@doncasterhockeyclub.com.au


Junior Pre-Season

Preseason training for Winter 2018 season commences the week beginning 5th March 2018. 

U10 & U12 players on Monday and Wednesdays.

U14 & U16 players on Tuesday & Thursdays.


Minkey (5-7yrs) and Under 8’s (7-8yrs) commence on 16th April.

Sessions will be conducted on Mondays 4.15pm-5pm until 30th July.


Junior Season Commencement

Round 1 of the junior season will commence 27th and 28th April 2018.


This year we are once again asking all players under the age of 18 to

CONFIRM their return NOW to Junior Winter 2018 by copying this link:     https://goo.gl/forms/x5Hgf27rqNwZYLL83   by Feb 9th.

This will assist our Year Level Coordinators and ensure we enter the correct number of teams to Hockey Victoria by early February. Information on Winter 2018 will be provided as soon as it is available. Please also check the club's website, Castor Oil (email newsletter) and Facebook to keep up to date with announcements.


We are also asking for expressions of interest for coaching.  If you can assist in this most important aspect please indicate via the Confirmation Form also.


The club understands the importance of VCE studies and the struggle at times to balance hockey and the number of training sessions. The form provides an opportunity to tick whether you are in this situation, so we can assist players to manage their hockey time with their studies and transition to Seniors.


On behalf of the Board, thank you for your support throughout 2017 and we look forward to a safe and enjoyable 2018.


Go Donny!


Sue Sturrock

Junior Section Chairperson

M: 0407 097 983   E: suesturrock61@gmail.com