Welcome to Eastern Blades Hockey Club 

August 2018 Address

Hi all,

There have been some issues on the back end for site updates, so apologies for the lack of activity since the previous address. The results for the last rounds will still be displayed below, along with the final three normal fixtures for this season for all our teams. Don't forget we have our Quiz Night coming up fast on Friday the 10th of August - purchase your tickets from your team representatives, as door sales are unlikely to occur. Don't forget that we also have the Sponsors Day on the 25th of August, the annual Pingelly match on the 26th of August, and our club windup on the 21st of September! See below for more information in general for the club!

Results for Rounds 12-15
Things have been going well for the most part for our teams, with everyone tracking some wins and draws across the season. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, and the club strength is building up - it's great to see so many people ready and eager to play, and hoping it carries through the rest of the season and into next year! In addition, we have 6 of our 7 senior teams in finals this year - congratulations to all those who played and supported, it's fantastic to see the results go our way. There will be an update after the final round of the normal season with the fixtures for finals, so please pay close attention.

Team Round 12 Result Round 13 Result
Prov 1 Men 4-3 Win vs. Lions 4-0 Win vs. Freo
Prov 4 (Sand) Men 8-3 Win vs. Canning 3-3 Draw vs. Kalamunda
Prov 4 (Black) Women 2-1 Win vs. Rangers 2-2 Draw vs. NCR
Prov 4 (Gold) Women 5-0 Win vs. Melville 3-0 Win vs. UWA
Metro 3 Men 0-6 Loss vs. Kwinana 3-1 Win vs. Canning
O40s Div 3 Men 0-2 Loss vs. Newman 2-2 Draw vs. Wolves
O50s Div 3 (Black) Men 0-2 Loss vs. Wolves 4-0 Win vs. John XXIII

Team Round 14 Result Round 15 Result
Prov 1 Men 0-3 Loss vs. Vic Park 1-1 Draw vs. UWA
Prov 4 (Sand) Men 9-0 Win vs. WASPS 4-0 Win vs. UWA
Prov 4 (Black) Women 0-0 Draw vs. Whitfords 0-1 Loss vs. Kalamunda
Prov 4 (Gold) Women 3-2 Win vs. Rockingham 0-3 Loss vs. Kalamunda
Metro 3 Men 2-1 Win vs. Freo 3-1 Win vs. YMCC
O40s Div 3 Men 1-4 Loss vs. Freo 4-1 Win vs. Uni Associates
O50s Div 3 (Black) Men 0-3 Loss vs. OGMHC 4-1 Win vs. Hale

Fixtures for Round 16, 17, & 18
Below are the fixtures for the final three rounds for the senior teams; please pay close attention to the dates in brackets for which days they play (or check our Game Days google calendar on the main page). As per usual, our grass teams all play on Saturdays (the 11th, 18th, and 25th for the final rounds of the season).

Team Round 16 Fixture Round 17 Fixture Round 18 Fixture
Metro 3 Men 2pm at Altone vs. Ellenbrook 2pm at Altone vs. Kalamunda 2pm at Bob Blackburn vs. Dale
O40s Div 3 Men 2pm at Altone vs. WASPS 2pm at Altone vs. Lions 2pm at Moris Buzacott vs. Melville
O50s Div 3 (Black) Men 3:30pm at Altone vs. Lions 3:30pm at Altone vs. Lions XXIII 2pm at Creswell Park vs. Wolves
Prov 4 (Gold) Women 1pm (11th) at Hale vs. WASPS 7pm (19th) at Aquinas vs. Aquinas 5:30pm (25th) at Hale vs. Vic Park
Prov 4 (Black) Women 2:30pm (11th) at Hale vs. Guildford 3:30pm (18th) at UWA 2 vs. UWA 7pm (25th) at Hale vs. Lakers
Prov 1 Men 4pm (11th) at Hale vs. WASPS 2:30pm (19th) at Pulse Realty vs. Reds 2:30pm (25th) at Hale vs. Hale
Prov 4 (Sand) Men 6pm (12th) at Guildford vs. Ellenbrook 5pm (18th) at Guildford vs. Canning 4pm (25th) at Hale vs. WASPS

Social Calendar
Quiz Night: Friday the 10th of August
Sponsors Day: Saturday the 25th of August
Pingelly Match: Sunday the 26th of August
Junior Windup: Tuesday the 11th of September
Senior Windup: Friday the 21st of September

Quiz Night
Our annual Quiz Night is coming up soon! The doors open from 7pm on Friday the 10th (at Altone), and the first round of questions begins at 7:30pm. It's always a fun night amongst club members and supporters, so make sure you get your tickets from team reps ASAP - we are very unlikely to be selling tickets at the door on the night. Don't forget to bring your own nibblies, but the bar will be open for all your drink needs!

Sponsors Day
All four of our turf teams are playing back-to-back on the 25th of August at Hale, starting at 2:30pm with our Provisional 1 side. In recognition of the contribution of our sponsors, along with the history of the club, its life members, and all those who have done their part in helping the club, we will be holding a small event on the day. Whilst our grass teams are all playing at other grounds at 2pm, it would be fantastic to see supporters (old and new) come down to Hale to watch our turf teams play, talk with the sponsors present, and generally enjoy a Club Day. We are grateful to Hale Hockey club who are allowing us to host the event and use their facilities to provide food and a free drink for club members - you'll need to speak to a team representative or committee member on the day to get your identification for the free drink. Best of luck to all our teams!

Pingelly Match
Apologies for the late notice, but we have organised the annual match up here with Pingelly for Sunday the 26th of August - it's a friendly game with Pingelly, in honour of the two clubs' friendship over the years, and the counterpart to the match in Pingelly at the start of the season. Club members are welcome to come down and play or spectate, and we will have food and drinks available - see you there for the 11am pushback!

Junior Windup
The Windup for our juniors will be on Tuesday the 11th of September at the clubrooms from 5:30pm - there will be pizza and drinks available, along with a small presentation to celebrate the progress and success of the juniors this year.

Senior Windup
Our Club Senior Windup is fast approaching on Friday the 21st of September - tickets are now available from your team representatives for $65. Please have the money on hand, or be able to provide proof of electronic payment (a screenshot of the transfer etc.) before collecting your ticket from your team representative. We are holding it at the lovely Mulberry on Swan this year, with the doors open from 6:30pm. Don't forget that we hold our AGM at the windup as well! Tickets need to be purchased by the 14th of September, which pays for a buffet dinner, the location, and a DJ & photographer. Alcohol will need to be purchased from the cash bar on the night, so don't forget to bring some money as well!

Entertainment Books
The Club is selling Entertainment books again this year. The online order page link is available at Entertainment Books Blades. These are some really great deals, and we get a lot of comments back from the people who purchase them praising the wide range of vouchers and discounts it offers. If you're interested but unsure, please contact Paul 'Goz' Sicluna on 0435964356.

Fundraising Chocolates
The fundraising is still underway; for those who have sold their chocolate, please remember to pass on the money to your team representatives ASAP. Thank you again for all those who have participated in supporting the club through this.

The Club continues to provide one of the most competitive fee structures thanks to our generous sponsors and your efforts in our fundraising activities. Fees are as follows. We've now passed into the final deadline, for anyone who is still sorting out non-casual player fees. Most people are paid up, but for those that aren't please speak to your team reps ASAP.

Senior Rate:
-$420.00 if paid after 26th June

Concession Rate:
-$380.00 if paid after 26th June

Casual Player:
$25.00 per game to a maximum of 10 games then the appropriate senior rate of $420 or concession rate of $380 if playing more than 10 games

Social Member - $25.00

J 5/6 - $100
Hook in2 Hockey - $50
Hin2H Equipment Pack - $27

Bank Details:
A/C Name: Eastern Blades Hockey Club Inc.
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB Number: 066-132
A/C Number: 00901772
Reference: Please quote Surname and team

Please note that if you require a playing shirt, a new stock has arrived; please contact Craig Trott (e: the.trotts@bigpond.com) for more information. Playing shirts are $35, and Tracksuit tops are still available for $85. If you need socks, these can be purchases from Jinder at Hockey International.

All senior players need to register online ASAP. The link to the online registration and instructions is available on our club website on the bottom of the front page or by using the following link https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/1190/org If you have any issues please contact your Team Representatives, or a committee member.

For Juniors, please refer to the Juniors page on the website for instructions, as these differ somewhat from our Senior registration.

Code of Conduct
As a reminder to all players and club members, we have a Club Code of Conduct which outlines our commitment to respect our fellow players, opposition, officials, coaches and our Club. We believe as a Club our conduct is of a very high standard but we should all strive to maintain this standard at all times. Additionally, a reminder to us all of our obligations to fulfil our umpiring duties. If you are not confident to umpire then contact Paul Marion or Rhiannon Writer to ask their assistance to mentor you in a game.

We have a Hook in 2 Hockey carnival this Saturday (the 11th), starting at 9am - it'd be great to see club members down to support the growth of juniors in our club, especially since our J5/6 team plays at home at 10am as well. For those who'd like to help out, please contact Nick Seddon (see just below for details). Good luck to all of our juniors!

For those wishing to spectate our junior matches for the rest of the season, the J5/6 plays at 11:15am at Guildford on the 18th, 9am at Charles Veryard on the 25th, 10am at Altone on the 1st of September, and 10am at Hale on the 8th of September.

Our Hook in 2 Hockey program continues to run on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Altone. Please contact Nick Seddon (nicholas.seddon@woodside.com.au) if you are interested in helping out.