Hockey 8s

Charity Hockey Tournament


at Albury Hockey Centre

Details to come out soon


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It is with great pleasure that we announce Attack Sports as the 2014 Naming Rights Sponsor.

Attack Sports have been great supports of all sports in the Albury Wodonga region, in particular, the hockey community.

We thank them and all the other businesses who purchased tickets in this raffle for their continue support of Hockey 8s.

This year Hockey 8s Tournament will be played on Friday 17, 24 and 31 October and has two new major sponsors - Healthfocus and The X-Ray Group - joining Hume Bank, Newmarket Hotel, Johnsons MME, Cosgraves Property Services, Party Oz, Gardens Medical Group and EDC Electrical. 

Our Charity this year is Give me 5 for Kids with Radio 105.7 promoting the event - especially on the Breakfast Show with Louisa and Kev. 

If you haven't already nominated and want to play you need to click on the Nominate link and register your details.   

Nominations will close on Sunday 7 September to enable team captains, Kate Bardy, Danni McLeish, Sadie Sawyer, Rhianna Colerio, Andrew Monte, Ian Beath, Matt Bardy, Craig Pontt and Andrew Maggs to select their squads for announcement at our launch night on Tuesday 16 September commencing at 7:30 pm at the Newmarket Hotel, Borella Road, Albury. 

If you require any further information please contact either Tony White on 0439 724 717 or Ross Maggs on 0413 363 181. 


At the Launch Night held this Tuesday McRae Motors Service were the lucky winners of the Naming Rights Raffle for the 2013 Hockey 8s Tournament to be held for three consecutive Friday nights starting on 18 October 2013 commencing at 6:15 pm.


There will be ten teams competing for the two trophies - 6 men's teams and 4 women's teams.  These teams are sponsored by:


Hume Building Society, EDC. Newmarket Hotel, Party Oz Entertainment, Attack Sports and Gardens Medical Group for the men, and

Johnsons MME, Newmarket Hotel, Health and Fitness Plus and Cosgraves Property Advisers for the women.





Last year's Hockey 8s was so successful the organisers have decided to do it again, but this year for three Friday nights, from 18 October.

Hockey received fantastic media exposure last year and the event raised approximately $18,000 for the Albury Wodonga Carers' Accommodation and junior hockey development.

In a few days you will be able to nominate online. There is no nomination fee this year but we would encourage every player who is selected in a team to donate $20. A very small cost for three weeks of great fun.

This year we plan to run the event over three weeks, two weeks of round robin competition and a week of finals, together with 2-3 mid-week training sessions prior to the games.

Last year everyone who nominated was selected for a team, however, as the event was such a success we may need to close nominations early, so please nominate as soon as possible. However, you must be over the age of 14 and be playing senior hockey to nominate. You will have the chance to play with State League and first grade players from different clubs.

Team Captains will select their players at a private draft and teams will be announced at the Launch Night on 17 September at the Newmarket Hotel.

You can nominate online or pick up a nomination form from the Albury Hockey Centre, either at the office or from the canteen, or see one of the Directors who will point you in the right direction.

The Naming Rights Raffle will be drawn at the Launch Night. Tickets to go into this draw are $100. If you know anyone who is in business and you think might like to purchase a ticket to have the chance of becoming this year's Naming Rights Sponsor, please contact Ross Maggs and he will get some tickets to you.

If you need any further information, would like to be part of the organising committee or just want to help out at the event, please contact Ross Maggs on 0413 363 181, 6043 1558 (h) or 6031 5577 (b).
The Newmarket Hotel and EDC Electrical were the inaugural winners of the ladies and men’s Fernwood Hockey 8s event.

Ladies Division

The Newmarket Hotel had already secured their place in the final with two wins last week and decided to give key players a light run in the final round robin match against Health and Fitness Plus who ran out winners 3-1.

Johnson’s MME left their best form until the last night when they defeated Cosgraves Property Advisor’s 4-2. Cassie Lee, Sophie Rodda, Janessa Leggett and Chloe Jones scored for Johnson’s MME while Dionne Hartley and Josephine Maggs scored for Cosgraves.


In the final Newmarket Hotel started the game with their strongest line up but it took 14 minutes before they were on the scoreboard with Naree Burkitt shooting wide but Kate Mason was there on the right post to deflect it in.

Health and Fitness Plus had a number of raids early in the second half but Goalkeeper Danielle Martin repelled all shots to keep a clean sheet.

Newmarket Hotel wrapped up the match in the 32nd minute when Jade Versteegen shot was saved by Sam Campbell but Lauren Calleja was on the spot to put away the rebound resulting in a 2-0 win.

Men’s Division

Whoever won their final round robin match would play off in the final and it was Hume Building Society who dominated the early exchanges in their match against Zen Energy, but after 12 minutes Zen had scored the first goal through Ian Beath and a further three goals to Kev Poulton, Bill Anderson and Andrew Mann. Zen ran out convincing 4-0 winners.

EDC Electrical showed their poise and class to beat Attack Sports 4-2. Attack Sports were undermanned with Spitfire Best and Fairest winner Sam McIntosh restricted with a hamstring strain.


Zen Energy went into the final as the favourites due to their convincing victory over EDC last week but it was EDC who had the better of the field position in the first 10 minutes and scored after Andrew Wilkes made a great run and passed to Jeremy Payne who gave it to Cory Norie for a good finish.

Zen hit back almost immediately when EDC gave away a penalty in the circle and Ian Beath made it 1-1 after EDC goal-keeper Ben Hooppell had initially blocked his first shot.

After a tight opening to the second half EDC defender Tim Jones linked up with his midfield to crack a ball at Zen goal-keeper Scott Foley who managed to stop it from going in until the ever present Jeremy Payne tapped it over the line.

Comeback player Grant Sawyer secured the win for EDC with a goal in the closing minutes to make it 3-1.
Hockey’s answer to Cricket’s 20/20 was a great success with players enjoying the mate versus mate concept and the draft making teams very even.

The Albury Wodonga Carers Accommodation Centre is set to be the recipient of over $8,000 from funds raised by this innovative new event.

The organising committee would like to thank the Sponsors for their support of the tournament and the myriad of volunteers who helped with the barbeque, the canteen, the tournament officials and umpires and of course the most important people, the players.
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