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Well done Girls. Open Women's Division 2 winners. Promotion to Div 1 next year. Well done Jen Baxter, first Newcastle coaching gig and has had remarkable results. A big thank you to Rob Cook (Robdog) for managing another successful team. A special mention to Kate Cook who has remained loyal to Newcastle through the journey. And a journey it has been. Off the waters now luv Well done to all players a special time to cherish. For some of them a winning double within the month. Does it get any better?
2-0 up with 5 to go. Is it too early to crow that we are going back into 1st Division????
1-0 with 15 to go. Comon girls. Bring it home!!!
Newcastle defeated South Coast Illawarra 2-0 in their semi final this morning. The girls take on Southern Highlands at 2.15pm this afternoon. This is a great effort and could potentially promote our great association out of Div 2. Either way this is a fanTastic effort. Good luck girls. Go show those Highlands what we are made of.
Bring it on!!! South Coast, Illawarra tomorrow morning at 9.15am!!!
"A $10 million dollar windfall every year for NSW" was the recent comment from Bob Fernance (Chair, Newcastle International Hockey Centre) when asked about the Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund application. Whilst we await the outcome of this funding the hugely successful Men's Grand Masters World Cup injected around $5million into the local economy. Two such championships per year are likely to provide NSW with a stimulus of $10million. Newcastle received terrific feedback from the international visiting teams and Hockey NSW. We urge all NDWHA members to promote Newcastle Hockey to ensure that our $10million HIIF funding application is successful. See the NDWHA website for the concept photos - a great view of a refurbished NIHC!
Go girls!!! Jen Baxter's Open team have won all their 4 pool games to date. After 2 solid wins yesterday they backed up against Goulburn this morning 4-1 is delightful conditions and secured the top of the table this afternoon with a win over Southern Highlands 2-0. Watch out Jen we may sign you up for a 3 year contract!!! Girls play at 9.15am tomorrow morning. More details to come. Stay on the water Kate Cook, it seems to be working 😜
Great results for our Open Ladies NDWHA team today. Day one of competition: A very aggressive result against Metro South 9-0 first up this morning. Newcastle dominated the midfield. A close win against dubbo 3-2 in the afternoon game. On track girls. Well done. Let's see how we back up at 8am tomorrow morning. Kate Cook stay on the water!!!
Rain rain go away..... I think the only person happy that the games went ahead today was Eliza. At least she doesn't have to reschedule any games from this weeks round. Tigers and Souths opened the Premier League round this week with Tigers taking all 3 points on offer with a solid 2-1 win. Kirsten Drysdale opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a clean strike on a 2nd phase penalty corner. Katie Schimann was subbed on to convert a penalty stroke to make it 2-0. No accidental goal this week from Kaitlyn Duck who slotted one past the keeper in style with 6 minutes left. A penalty corner right on the full time siren couldn't be converted by Souths. South coach Tony Duck said simple unforced errors cost his side today but is looking forward to the rematch Tigers 2: K Drysdale 1, K Schimann 1 Souths 1: K Duck Central took on Uni in what was looking like Groundhog Day for Uni. Central scored very early but didn't seem to continue to fire and missed a lot of opportunities that they would normally handle with precision. Bec Ward dominated the midfield for Central and executed perfect circle penetrations for her strikers only to be let down by the final execution. Alice Budden for Uni was tenacious in her defensive circle but the Central rampage kept on coming. Central eventual winners 5-0. Oxfords hosted a traveling Erina and was shocked into action when Erina took the lead in the 6th minute with a sweet tomahawk by Cassidy Gallagher. Oxfords bounced back to go into 1/2 time 2-1. Oxfords had a glut of possession and speed in their attacking middies and linked well with their strikers who put some k's in their legs today. Shannon Dunn controlled the defense with great timing and decision making. Oxfords passing and receiving game seems to be a vast improvement on previous years. I just wonder what Jude has been working on 🤔 Oxfords 4: T Gromek 2, M MacAustan 1, D Casey 1 Erina 1: K Gallagher All Central Coast games are to be rescheduled after the turfs didn't withstand the atrocious weather.
Senior games at Newcastle still on. Only light rain at the moment. Turfs are holding up well. Central Coast junior games have been cancelled and turfs under water at 9.45am. Keep tracking posts on FB if you are traveling today and take care on the roads I've seen a lot of Souths L platers lately!!!
H2H cancelled this morning due to wet weather, no good getting the Tonkers wet and sick. Moddies and D grade is still on at this stage. ☔️💧💦😀. Have fun with that!!!
Welcome to winter ..... In arguable the coldest Saturday of the season so far players weren't looking forward to getting those club jackets off to take the field I'm sure. The weekend opened with Tigers taking on Oxfords on their club day. Tigers opened the scoring early with a run away and perfect finish by Kirsten Drysdale. Oxfords leveled the score by a determined run from Natalie Strawthorn beating numerous of tacklers and scoring from a tight angle showing all the class that should have rewarded her a NSW shirt in the recent U18 tournament. Tigers 1: K Drysdale Oxfords 1: N Strawthorn Regals took on a depleted University team and racked up double figures. It was a timely game for Regals who are quietly gaining momentum. Cindy Peady seems to be hitting her straps netting 4 in a vintage display of stick skill, positioning and finishing. Regals dominated the midfield laying a perfect platform for strikers to do what strikers love to do, score. And score they did Regals 11: C Peady 4, Y Skene 2, K Kelly 2, H Draganic 2, E Hughes 1, University 0: Souths hosted The Entrance in the late game at Newcastle. The Entrance bounced back from their game the previous week but still went down 4-1 to a hungry Souths who once again dominated the midfield. Kiahni Abell had oodles of time to pick and choose her distribution with lack of pressure from The Entrance players. Crystal Williams again showed her tenacity on the ball for The Entrance and Jamie Ball stood out in goals despite the score line. Souths 4: M Webster 2, G Perkins 1, K Duck 1 The Entrance 1: M Hall 1 In the local derby at the Wyong complex Erina's NSW and Australian Masters representative Joanne Crossland scored the only goal of the game against Avoca Beach Erina 1: J Crossland 1 Avoca Beach 0: Gosford hosted Central resulting in a 3-1 win to Central. Central 3: K Steel 2, A Ninnis 1 Gosford 1: J Greenwood 1
Congratulations to Neva Williams (Tigers), Kendall Steele (Central), Emma Spinks (Avoca Beach) and Jamie Hemmingway (Tigers) for making the Opens NSWCHS team that will compete in Homebush on the 20th June. Well done ladies another day off school, more English slipping!!!
Congratulations to all the girls who represented Hunter in the recent CHS championships held on the South Coast. Crowned Champions after 4 days of grueling competition. Our NDWHA representatives were Neva Williams Kendall Steele Jasmine Ethridge Teyjah Abell Astrid Bennett Kaitlyn Duck Sarah Creasey Morgan Coleman Jaimie Hemmingway Tahni Walters Priya Bourke Well done girls, now get back to school and catch up on all those biology, geography, English and algebra lessons you missed out on!!! Do they still teach English...... Sometimes I wunda???
The points score is with all club secretaries and up on the web!!!
Oxfords Hockey have their Club Day at NIHC on Saturday 28 May. We will be selling cupcakes to raise money for the John Hunter Hospital's Paediatric Oncology Unit. So if you're playing or supporting any side on Saturday, pop out to the Asssociation rooms and buy a cupcake to support this worthy cause! Thanks!
Souths took on Uni in the only local derby of the round. After a mountain of possession in Souths favour it was Uni who took the lead through a well placed stroke by Tahnae Apps. Souths pulled it back with a well placed pass from Kaitlyn Duck that accidentally found the back of the net. Both teams were locked at 1-1 until Souths broke the deadlock in the 49th minute. Souths: K Duck 1, G Perkins 1, T Hull 1 University: T Apps 1 Drysdale who....? Kirsten Drysdale hit her straps this week smacking 5 past the keeper in Tigers 10-0 win against a depleted Entrance team. Drysdale's aggressiveness in the circle, hunger for the ball and precision passing paved the way for the other strikers to claim goals. Some dominant midfield play from Tigers set a great platform. Tigers: K Drysdale 5, P Garvin 2, C Piper 1, J Hemmingway 1, M Brown 1 The Entrance: - Regals defeated Gosford 3-0 in what has been described as a good team effort. Jessica Dawson once again stood out for Gosford with some crafty distribution and sleek skills but the game was dominated by Regals Kate Jenna. Cindy Peady had a solid game up front and is looking better each week after returning to hockey. Libby Marshall played well in goals for Regals, keeping them in the game. Regals: Y Skene 2 K Kelly 1 Gosford: - The Central Coast venue couldn't produce a winning result with both games ending in 2-2 draws. Avoca Beach hosted Oxfords in an end to end game. Tash Gromek tapped a penalty corner in for Oxfords Avoca Beach: S Schmidt 1, E Spinks 1 Oxfords: T Gromek 1, J Antonovich 1 In the other game between Erina and Central Cassidy Gallagher starred on the scorecard for Erina with 2 and Alex Curran scored for her new club Central Erina: C Gallagher 2, Central: A Curran 1, M Coleman
Draws... And scores This weeks Premier League saw 3 games result in draws. Gosford hosted Souths on the Central Coast with the game resulting in a 0-0 draw. Both teams had their fair share of opportunities but unable to convert Avoca Beach hosted Tigers and at half time scores were locked at 1-1. Both goals a result of penalty corners. The second half saw Avoca Beach take an early lead but Tigers fought back well and snatched a draw with 2 minutes left on the clock. Both Schimanns scored for Tigers Back at Newcastle, Central accounted for the red and white beating Oxfords 2-0. Regals snatched a win in the last 2 minutes coming from 2 goals down to eventually win 4-3 over Erina on Regals club day. University secured their first competition points Ina tough hard fought draw against The Entrance 2-2. Uni stalwart Tahnea Apps and Caitlyn Wade slotted goals for the students.
Look at this mob. State Champs
Congratulations Kiahni Abel for umpiring a final at the U18 State Championships at Narellan. Nice style awarding the last goal, wide feet, a little lean back and good whistle blow. Well done Kiahni
Winner winner chicken dinner .... Congratulations to NDWHA Under 18s team. State Title holders, champions, winners and legends. Great scrambling game, even the goal in extra time was a scramble. Kate Cook cool as a cucumber in the coaches box and Robdog pacing like an expectant mother. Well done ladies and happy Mother's Day. A very proud day for NDWHA.
Well done to the U18 Newcastle girls who beat Goulburn 2-0 this morning. Championship game is at 2.15pm this afternoon. A big thank you to all the Mums that are down there supporting, volunteering and keeping it altogether. I'm sure all the girls thought forward and brought you special gifts for your special day. Even Kate Cook!!!
Lucky this lot know how to play hockey, and...... Apparently really well. Good lucky in tomorrow mornings semi final girls
Newcastle won their pool in the U18 State Championships. A great 4-3 over Orange this morning and a great 5-2 win over Lithgow sees Newcastle playing for a spot in the Final tomorrow. Good result girls. Doing us proud
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