Hockey 8s

Charity Hockey Tournament

 

at Albury Hockey Centre

Details to come out soon

 

Entries for August 2012

Hockey 8s to be played on Friday 19 and 26 October 2012 under lights at the Albury Hockey Centre. 

We can now confirm the following four businesses have agreed to be team sponsors: 

Hume Building Society

Health and Fitness Plus

Johnsons MME

Zen Home Energy 

Hopefully we we will have more sponsors ready to sign up in the next week. We also have a commitment from the Border Mail and WIN TV to give the event support through their media.
 70 Players have nominated to date and we are looking for another 25 men and 25 women to make up our teams.
 You can nominate two ways - the easiest way by going to the Hockey 8s webpage and clicking on 'Nominate' and completing the electronic form or you can complete a form available at the Albury Hockey Centre Canteen - ask Vicki for a form.
This will be a fun event with interaction between players over 15 years of age of all playing strengths from different clubs.
The teams will be selected by the coaches in the week after our grand final day. All players selected will be advised by email and invited to attend a launch function to be held in early October where they will be told which team they are playing in and who their teammates will be.
If you wish to participate in what will be a unique event for our sport, while supporting a local charity and junior hockey development, now is the time to nominate before teams fill up.
Teams will be selected by Coaches, Sponsors and Managers and will be announced at the Launch Night.  If you want to nominate for a team you need to register by clicking on the 'Nominate' tab above.

The Albury Wodonga Carer Accommodation Centre (AWCAC) has been selected as the nominated charity for the Hockey 8s tournament.

AWCAC is a joint initiative of local Rotary, Lions and Zonta clubs working with the Fight Cancer Foundation and is a notewrothy demonstration of cross border co-operation, local leadership and community initiative.

The new facility under construction in Keene Street, Albury, adjacent to the Base Hospital, will provide low cost, comfortable, furnished, safe and convenient accommodation for patients and carers who need to travel to Albury Wodonga for specialist medical treatment.  This will be of great benefit to residents of North East Victoria and Southern NSW.

The first stage of 20 motel style units with common cooking, dining, recreational and meeting areas is due for completion by the end of 2012.  The overall cost is $5.5 million with $2.25 million raised through government grants.  The balance will be met through public appeal with over $2.0 million already raised.

We hope the hockey community through the Hockey 8s Tournament can help in some way to achieving this target.

 

Hockey 8s Charity Event is happening on 19 and 26 October 2012.

 

We can now confirm the coaches for the 8 teams:

 

Men - Ben Martin, Andrew Monte, Ian Beath and Andrew Maggs

Women - Nan Latta, Amy Allen, Brooke Johnson and Danielle McLeish

 

These senior players will select teams that will be announced on Launch Night, plan training sessions in the lead up and make team decisions on game nights.

 

If you want to know more about Hockey 8s check out the Concept, Rules and see which players have nominated to date.

 

We are close to announcing some of the team sponsors so keep checking this site for further updates.