KalaHockey Commits to Container Deposit Scheme

KalaHockey has partnered with Western Australia Return Recycle Renew (WARRRL) to participate in the WA Containers For Change scheme.

On the 1st October Containers For Change will officially start in WA, allowing us to recieve a 10c refund on all intact, eligible containers.

KalaHockey has signed up to become a Virtual Donation Point. That means that when you take your eligible containers to a drop off point you can supply our Scheme ID and the refund will go to our wonderful club!

KalaHockey’s Scheme ID is C10272713.

You can find your closest drop off point by clicking here.

Thanks to Scouts WA we will also have a mini-skip at the club for members to drop off their eligible containters during Spring Hockey @ Hartfield.

Containers for Change targets drink containers most commonly seen as litter. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.

All containers smaller than 150ml and bigger than 3L are not eligible for a refund. Other ineligible containers include:

  • plain milk containers,
  • glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits,
  • large containers (1L or more) which have contained flavoured milk, pure juice, cask wine or cask water,
  • cordial or vegetable juice containers,
  • wine sachets above 250ml,
  • and registered health tonics

A good indication that your containers are eligible for a refund is if they have the text “10c refund at collection depots/points in participating state/territory of purchase”. If you want to check if your container is part of the Containers For Change scheme, you can enter its barcode on the Containers For Change website to find out.

KalaHockey Senior Windup 2020

Update 5 November 2020: Tickets have now sold out! If you are still interested in getting a ticket, please contact BJ O’Reilly to go on the standby list.

We need your help for set up and pack up! If you are available Saturday from 12 to 2 or Sunday from 11, please come down to the club to help with

Original post: It’s been the longest shortest season ever! Thank you to everyone that has helped contribute towards one of the most challenging hockey years in a long time.

Now we can all sit back and celebrate a year well done with this year’s Senior Windup.

This year the Senior Windup will be held on the night of Saturday the 7th November. Tickets are $50 and are available for purchase now.

Just like other years this will include a meal, with the added bonus of having a live band to entertain us!

We will be using a drinks ticket system for purchasing drinks. You can also pre-purchase drinks tickets.

Drinks prices on the night of the Senior Windup will be:

  • Mid Strength Beer $4
  • Full Strength Beer $5
  • Spirits $7
  • Glass of wine $7
  • Bottle of wine $25

Tickets can be purchased by bank transfer with the description WINDUP.

Kalamunda Districts Hockey Club – Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633-000
Account: 116624073

If you have any questions please contact BJ O’Reilly

Spring Hockey Returns For 2020

Please note: Due to ground scheduling conflicts Spring Hockey @ Hartfield 2020 will have a bye on the 6th November. The end date will now be Friday the 11th December.

You can still register! Come down to a Spring Hockey session and complete registration then.

New this season, Senior Skills Sessions. From 5:15pm to 6pm any Senior Players can be taken through some skills exercises to help them improve their game and then have a scratch match at 6pm. Senior Skills Sessions are suitable for all players, from those new to the game to more experienced players.

Seeking Volunteers For Year 5 Interschool Carnival

KalaHockey is seeking volunteers to help with our Year 5 Interschool Junior Hockey Carnival on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

We need help with a range of activites, including set up and pack up, canteen, first aid, umpiring, coaching, promotion and ground marking.

This is a great event that allows us to partner with local primary schools and increase participation in hockey.

If you are able to help, please contact our Junior Development Officer Richard Guthrie either at jdo@nullkalahockey.org.au or on 0429 914 364

Event: Year 5 Interschool Junior Hockey Carnival
Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Time: 8am to 3pm
Location: Kalamunda Disticts Hockey Club at Hartfield Park

Knowledge Gained At Intro To Umpiring Clinic

Thank you to everyone that attended our Intro To Umpiring clinic on Monday night.

The session was presented by Reece Young, an umpire with many years experience.

Reece took participants through the basics of umpiring, including how to

position yourself to best see the play, how to manage the game and players, and how to address player behaviour.

The night also saw the launch of our Junior Umpire Academy. An expression of interest was sort from players to become an umpire and also for those experienced umpires to become mentors. If you are interested in becoming an umpire or a mentor please complete the relevant form below:

The presentation from the night is also available for you to view. Click here to download it.

You can also become a Community Umpire by completing the free course on HockeyEd.

  • Visit HockeyEd and log into your account. If you do not have an account you can sign up for one.
  • Once loged in you can register for the free Community Umpire Accreditation by clicking ‘Umpire’, then ‘Community Umpire’. Here you can view the learning material.
  • Once you have read the learning material there is a short quiz with interactive videos and questions for you to answer. It should take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
  • Download the Practical Competency Checklist and organise with your local HockeyEd Coordinator to have your umpiring practically evaluated during a match of at least 45 minutes.
  • Finally let our Umpiring Coordinator, Pete Kenny know that you are willing and available to help with umpiring of games.

KalaMinkey Relaunch A Rousing Success

Thank you to everyone who came to our KalaMinkey “Have A Go Day”! It was so much fun and we really enjoyed seeing you all! Great weather, party music, face painting, and sausage sizzle were enjoyed by all.

Australian Goal Keeper Tyler Lovell and his daughter





We were also visited on the day by the Australian Goalkeeper, Tyler Lovell. You may have caught his interview with our MC Darren!





Thank you to the City of Kalamunda for providing the funds for the day





KalaHockey would like to thank all the volunteers who made the morning possible, and the City of Kalamunda, who provided funding for our free activities.





Missed out on the Have A Go Day? There’s still time to join Minkey! Registrations are still open to all kids in Pre-Primary – Year 4, with the first Minkey session this Satuday 25th July starting at 9am.

Get in touch with Andrew at minkey@nullkalahockey.org.au for details on how to register.