KalaMinkey Have A Go Day

Welcome back little ones! Kalahockey is very excited to announce our KalaMinkey Have A Go Day to welcome back our youngest members and to say hello to any newcomers.

School age children in Years 1 to 4 can come down to the KalaHockey Club on Saturday 18th July between 9am and noon to try out Minkey and sign up to our KalaMinkey program, which will start up again the following week.

More information can be found on the Facebook Events Page.

A Message From Our President

Last weekend we saw our official restart of the 2020 season. Despite the weather, our Kala teams had a cracking start, which is a testament to all the hard work our coaches, managers and players have put in to restarting. This has been an unusual start to say the least! The same week I became President, our season was “paused” by HockeyWA as we faced the COVID-19 shutdowns. There were moments we weren’t sure if hockey would be returning at all this year. This has only been possible because of so many people in our WA community doing the right thing and keeping each other safe.

Shutting the season down was a sprint, but reopening was a marathon. I would like to thank my committee and non-committee members who have worked so hard to make sure we were able to keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes. Everyone who made sure the clubrooms were taken care of during our break, who kept communications going through our newsletter and Facebook while we were unable to meet in person, who worked extra hard keeping in touch with players, registering, organising coaches and teams and training – we would not be here today without all your efforts. We are almost back to “new normal” with the restart of Minkey in a few weeks time. I’d like to acknowledge the City of Kalamunda who checked in with us regularly to see if we needed assistance – we are very grateful to be a part of this community.

Keep looking out for each other both on and off the field. Remember to keep practicing physical distancing where we can, keep washing and sanitising hands regularly and if sick please stay home! If you see someone forget some of these rules remember its kind to remind each other so we can keep enjoying our hockey together.

Congratulations to our community on the successful start of the 2020 season and good luck Kala!

Kimberly Hortin
President Kalamunda Districts Hockey Club

Round 1 Fixtures

Fixtures for our first round of the year have been released!

Friday 26th June 2020

J 11/121Kwinana Tigers7:30pmHigh Velocity Ducting Stadium

Saturday 27th June 2020

J 5/6 C Girls1WASPS 310:00amRichardson Park 2
J 5/6 B (Gold) Boys1Reds 310:15amTrevor Gribble Reserve 1
J 5/6 C Boys1Hale 510:30amHale Grass 2
J 7/8 C (Gold) Boys1Kwinana Tigers10:30amOrelia Oval
J 7/8 B (Gold) Boys1Reds 311:30amTrevor Gribble Reserve 1
J 7/8 Girls1Southern River 211:30amSutherlands Park
Metro 3 (Black) Women (Ladies 4)1Ellenbrook Falcons 22:00pmHartfield Park 1
O50 Division 3 Men1Vic Park 32:00pmHartfield Park 2
Metro 2 Men (Mens 5)1Ellenbrook Falcons 33:30pmHartfield Park 1
O60 Division 2 Men1Vic Park 53:30pmVic Park 1

Sunday 28th June 2020

J 9/10 C Girls1 Ellenbrook10:00am Coolamon Oval
J 9/10 B Boys 1 Reds 3 11:30amAquinas Turf
Div 9 Women (Ladies 3)1Murdoch Vikings1:00pmMelville Turf
Div 7 (Gold) Men (Mens 2)1WASPS 52:00pmGuildford Turf
Div 8 (Gold) Men (Mens 3)1Curtin Uni 43:00pmPHS 2
Div 7 (Gold) Women (Ladies 1)1Rockingham 33:30pmGuildford Turf
Div 9 (Gold) Men (Mens 4)1Curtin Uni 54:30pmPHS 2
Div 8 (Gold) Women (Ladies 2)1Canning5:00pmGuildford Turf
Div 4 Men (Mens 1)

Volunteers For Junior Umpiring

Calling all parents, grandparents and members! We need you!

We need to supplier umpires for all of our Junior games and we’re asking for volunteers to help. You’ll be given support to guide you through learning.

If you are interested please contact our Umpire Coordinator Peter Kenny via email or on 0472 554 788.

Galadent Mouthguard Night Take 2

Save the date and protect those pearly whites! We have booked Galadent Dental for mouthguard fittings at the club on Tuesday 16th June between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

While every effort will be made to ensure prompt delivery of mouth guards, please note that due to the limited time between the fitting and our season commencing any ordered mouth guards may not be here for round 1.

To book an appointment, go to www.galadent.com.au and click on Mouthguard Booking. Look for Kalamunda Hockey Club, select a time and follow the prompts to complete the booking form. One appointment is for one player only. If you have multiple players needing mouthguards please book them individual appointments.

While you are on the website please download the Mouthguard Form by clicking on ‘Mouthguard Form’ and then ‘Download Form’ Make sure you save it on your computer before you complete it as some browsers will not save your typed information unless it has been saved locally first. This will let you select the type of mouthguard along with any customisations you would like. Please complete a form for each booking.

Once completed, please print both pages of the form and bring it to your appointment. Hardcopies will be available on the night. Doing this before hand will help keep the queues moving and prevent long lines. With COVID-19 restrictions it will also help us from gathering too many people in one place at a time.

Once we are confirmed you will be able to book your mouthguard fitting through their website. An appointment will be for one person only. Multiple appointments must be made for multiple fittings.

Payment is required on the night by either filling in your credit card details on the Mouthguard Form or by paying in cash or by cheque (Please make cheques payable to Galadent Dental).

Minkey Return Date Set

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve received a few enquiries about when the Minkey will start for 2020. We’re pleased to announce that Minkey will return to KalaHockey for Term 3, commencing on Saturday 25th July at 9am.

This will be preceded with a re-registration day on the last weekend of the school holidays to get our little hockey players ready again, on Saturday the 18th July between 9am and noon.

We would like to thank everybody for being super patient. Minkey kids present a significant challenge in how we can manage their return and we’re very grateful with how understanding everyone has been.

If you have any questions about Minkey or would like more information please email our Minkey Coordinator Andrew Dearnley at minkey@nullkalahockey.org.au