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Issue One A Word From The President... Welcome to Season 2011. Welcome back to our players and members from last year, welcome back to players from previous years and welcome to all of our new players and members. At this early stage of the year I am confident that this year will be one of the most exciting years the club has ever experienced. Your committee has been working hard over the summer to ensure we, as a club, continue to grow and provide you with the best environment to enjoy and get the most out of your hockey season. This year we are looking at having more teams competing each week - we have nominated an additional men's grass team, two additional women's team and three additional junior teams. This sort of growth in our club is the envy of all other clubs in the competition and proves that we are doing a lot of things right. We have also worked hard to update our already excellent website and this fantastic newsletter. A few key features of the website to be aware of is the calendar on the home page and the new process to register and pay your fees. The calendar will be updated with all the necessary information regarding events, training times and any news so please make sure you log on regular to ensure you stay up to date. The new registration process is designed to make it easy for both you and the club. It’s simply a matter of completing the registration on line and paying your fees all at the same time. Just log on to the club web page and follow the links. Also, as a senior player, make sure you complete your registration and pay your fees by the 31st March 2011 to get your $100 early bird discount.

March 2011 The club has also secured a new sponsor in Hockey International. This exciting new joint venture provides the club with access to the best hockey equipment at great discounts which helps us keep your fees down. In addition to this all our club members are also entitled to these discounts so for all your hockey equipment needs please see Jinder and his team at Hockey International. Finally, I ask you all to remember that this is your club. Whilst there are a number of committee members and other volunteers that work hard behind the scenes to make sure everything goes smoothly we are always open to your thoughts, ideas and help on ways that we can continue to make our club better. Please always feel free to phone, email or stop me and have a chat to pass on your thoughts and ideas. We will continue to provide you with regular updates on what we are doing and how things are going via this newsletter throughout the season. Have an awesome season. Regards, Tim Bowler President - Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club

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Joondalup Lakers 2011 Seniors Teams Women’s Teams

Willow Bridge League Provisional 4


Grant (Doc) Carville

The big news is that the ladies top team has been invited into the Willow Bridge competition and we have accepted, (nothing like a challenge). The top team just missed out on the finals last year and moving into Willow Bridge is a just reward for their hard work. The second team will be a developing team with some new and some experienced players and are looking forward to improving on last year. There is a good influx of new and returning players that will boost our stocks for both teams so competition for spots will be strong. We may have to send an email of thanks to South Africa for sending so many hockey players to us. Training times

Tues 7.00 to 8.30 Thurs 6.00 to 7.30

Men’s Team

Willow Bridge Cup


Brian Saxby

Last season saw the men’s Willow Bridge team finish third on the ladder. A great result considering two consecutive finishes in 6th spot in the previous two seasons. We were fortunate to have a number of new players join the club and also welcomed back some old favourites. The team lost only two games all season which was fewer than any team in the competition. The team and club also improved its playing depth and this was evident by the second and third teams also playing finals hockey. One of the most pleasing aspects of the season was the

opportunity provided to many under 17’s (J11/12) players to play and learn about senior hockey. This should provide a strong platform for the club to work with in the future. All of this said, the men’s program and players needs to build and work hard on last season’s success to ensure this season is even more successful with many more flags. Team

Promotion 2


Mike Byfield

Once again another year passed and again another stellar year from the 2’s. We made it to the big GF and through extra time golden goal only to go down in flicks. We had a lot of promising things come out of last year with a good mixture of youth and some not so youth, we played as a unit consistently every week, everyone doing their share which made the team a delight to coach. Two years in a row we have come across a 2’s team from a Classic League club and both times we managed to defeat them either in regular season or in finals. We’ve also managed to defeat the team trying to go up to Willow Bridge either in finals or through the season. This year looks to be bigger, brighter and better with a greater youth aspect coming through, (built up over the last two years). Speed will be our ally this year (except for our fullbacks, that’s the maturity section) and I think the goals will come flying.

Other men’s grades:

Provisional 1 Metro Gold 2 Metro Gold Black Metro 3 Gold or Black

Training times

Tues 7.50 pm warm up 8.30 to 9.30 turf Thurs 6 pm warm up 6.30 to 7.30 turf

Important Dates Registration

2011 Committee 31/03/11


Disco Party


Vice President: Glen Foley



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Minute to Win It!

Any donations for prizes would be greatly appreciated. Contact Sandy or Mel

Club Windup

Tim Bowler

Get in before the end of March for $100 off your fees. Click here to register now


Ian Colan

Junior Coordinator:

Heidi Wentzel

Development Officer: Lindsay Hendry Events Managers:

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Club Sponsors Beaumaris Sports Association Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club holds all club functions and events at the BSA and it is known as Lakers’ official clubrooms. During the hockey season all grass teams play their home matches at the ground with two full field hockey pitches available for use. The Beaumaris Sports Association also provides sporting facilities for local clubs including lawn bowling, cricket, darts, soccer and rugby. Social facilities include 2 sized function rooms available for hire. Hockey International Stocking a wide range of hockey sticks, shoes, clothes, bags, coaching equipment and much more. Come down and check us out today. BrightEyes Sunglasses Established in 1985, Bright Eyes Sunglass Stores Australia is one of Australia’s largest sunglass retail networks with over 120 locations nationwide. Our range of sunglasses is second to none and includes brands such as Ray Ban, Oakley, Arnette, Revo, Maui Jim, Bolle, Prada, D & G, Vogue and Fiorelli. We pride ourselves on stocking the latest ranges and styles. Healthway Healthway seeks to promote and support healthy lifestyles to reduce the burden of preventable disease in Western Australia. Healthway provides sponsorship to sports, arts, and racing organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and increase participation in healthy activities. Healthway also provides grants to a diverse array of organisations to encourage healthy lifestyles and advance health promotion programs. The key priorities for Healthway are reducing harm from tobacco, reducing harm from alcohol, reducing obesity and promoting good mental health. If you have any ideas or suggestions for things you like to see in the Newsletter, please contact us at and we’ll get onto it.

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