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Latest Hockey Section News

2015 junior introductory hockey programs
Children 4 to 12 years welcome

The MCC Hockey Section are running introduction and skills improvement hockey programs for children during 2015.

Two programs are run: one for 4 to 9 year olds and one for 9 to 15 year olds.

The programs are designed to introduce children to the skills involved in field hockey in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere with the emphasis on involvement, skill development and fun.

The 9 to 15 year old ‘Game Ready’ program will help children learn and develop the basic skills ready to play in Term 2 & 3 teams from under 10 to under 16 competitions.

These programs are a great way to prepare children for private school Saturday morning sport too.

Day: Saturday mornings during the school term excluding long weekends starting from January 31, 2015.

Time: 9.00am to 10.00am

Where: MCC Hockey’s ground at Melbourne High School, Chapel Street, South Yarra [Melways ref 2L J4]

Contact: Brian Lane - brianplane@bigpond.com

See the MCC Hockey Section website for full details of the programs and registration - www.mcchockey.org

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New players welcome in 2015

The MCC Hockey Section welcomes new players of all ages and abilities for the 2015 winter season.

Contacts for 2015 are:

• Junior teams (U14 and U16 games Friday nights. U10 and U12 games Saturday mornings) – mcchc@hockeyvictoria.org.au

• Junior HookIn2Hockey programs (Saturday mornings) – Brian Lane: brianplane@bigpond.com

• Men’s teams (Games Saturday & Sunday) - Alison Foenander: alisonf@donegans.com.au

• Women's teams (Games Saturday & Sunday) - Fiona Noone: fionamcchockey@gmail.com

• Masters teams (Games Monday evenings) - David Calver: davidmcalver@yahoo.com

For further information including training and season dates, please visit the MCC Hockey Section website: www.mcchockey.org or email the club secretary at: mcchc@hockeyvictoria.com.au

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Vale, Kenneth Clarke
September 2, 2014

MCC Hockey Section founding member, Ken Clarke.Members of the MCC Hockey Section have been saddened by the death of Ken Clarke, a member of the hockey squad at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, who passed away on August 31.

Ken crossed from the Ivanhoe Hockey Club upon the foundation of the MCC Hockey Section in 1961 and played in the premiership teams of 1961 and 1962, which elevated the section into the A1 grade (Now Premier League).

He continued playing through the '60s and '70s as captain and coach. He was also an enthusiastic social secretary and archivist.

He was awarded life membership of the section, and he continued to loyally and passionately follow the matches until quite recently, despite indifferent health.

We extend our sympathy to Joan on the loss of a much loved and rather special man.

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