Hockey News update - 2007
Midway through the 2007 season and the MCC Hockey Section has eight of its senior teams in the top four. Hopefully come finals time we will be well represented.
The members of the section have enjoyed a number of improvements in the facilities, with our pitch into its second season. We also enjoy a great BBQ area and a new electronic scoreboard pitch-side.
The strength in the Hockey Section can be seen from the juniors right through to our senior teams, with 10 junior players gaining selection for the Victorian Junior State Championships held in July.
Jack Lewis represented Victoria in the u/21 men’s National Championships held in Newcastle, while Carla Bond, Kim Morrow, Rebecca Waley, Sara Wrate represented Victoria in the senior AHL season for 2007.
The Hockey Section is very proud of our Australian Masters players, Peter Brooks, Norm Same and Rob Meagher. Fleur Paton will be touring the UK with the Australian Veterans ladies team.
A large number of the MCC veterans have recently been involved in state trials, where 12 players from the Women's section and 16 players from the Men’s veteran section will be representing Victoria in this year's National tournament held in Sydney and Gold Coast respectively.
Donna Mortimer wins Hans Ebeling Award
Wednesday November 15, 2006
Outgoing MCC Hockey Section chairperson Donna Mortimer was a very popular winner of the 2006 Hans Ebeling Award, announced by MCC president David Jones at the Sporting Sections annual dinner on Monday November 13.
Donna is the first female recipient since the award was introduced in 1981 to honour those who have given outstanding service to our Sporting Sections. Her record speaks volume of her service to the Hockey Section:
- Women’s Section: 1989-2006 (400+ games), captain MD1: 1995
- Mixed: 1988-1990, 2003/04
- Men’s Veterans: 1996-97, 2004-06
- State Rep: Over 40 Veterans (1996-98), Over 45 (2003), Over 50 (2005-06)
- MCC Women’s Section - Pennant C: 2000, Melbourne District 2: 1989
- Hockey Executive Chair (2003-06), Executive Secretary (1999-2002)
- Women’s Section President (1995-97), Secretary (1989-90)
- General Committee Member: 1991-94, 1998-99
Well done Donna!
Women win State League final
Sunday September 22, 2003
The MCC Hockey Section is celebrating today after the Women's State League team scored a thrilling grand final victory over Hawthorn in extra time.
In a double triumph, the MCC Men's top team earnt themselves promotion to State League with a 3-2 grand final win over Melbourne University at the State Hockey Centre. Club coach Peter (PJ) Weller was adjudged best player afield, capping a brilliant season in which the team went undefeated.
But it was the women's match that followed which produced the most captivating display of the afternoon.
In a tight struggle highlighted by missed opportunities on both sides, Hawthorn struck a crucial blow deep into the first half when a brilliant cross was converted.
At half time the score was 1-0 in Hawthorn's favour.
Despite having the majority of possession in the second half the Demons could not convert until, finally, with seven minutes remaining Stephanie Napolitano put one into the net to level the scores.
The game went to extra time with the golden goal rule applying (next goal wins). With 2 min 22 sec left on the clock, MCC captain and 2003 MCC Sporting Section Scholarship winner, Kimberley Morrow, slammed home the winning goal to spark jubilant scenes.
It was Morrow's 14th goal for the season and none have been more important.
MCC Hockey Pavilion opened
Saturday March 22, 2003
The MCC-MHS Pavilion was officially opened on Saturday by MCC Vice-President David Meiklejohn.
The multi-million dollar pavilion, located at Melbourne High School in South Yarra, comes fully-equipped with changerooms and bar facilities and a tremendous viewing deck and balcony.
Mr Meiklejohn, a former player with the MCC Hockey section, formally opened the pavilion after watching his former club play an entertaining 3-3 draw with MHSOB in a Men's exhibition match.