Wishing all the EPIC HOCKEY STARS and their parents a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
We are all excited and looking forward to the upcoming 2017 season with lots more fun and competition for our budding stars.
It's all change at EPIC STARS for 2017
Due to the growth of the club, the coach and owner has decided it's time to delegate some of the club duties to others and to allow her time to 'manage' the club in more depth.
Due to his dedication to EPIC HOCKEY STARS Sean Donaldson will take up the role of head coach for 2017.
Sean will select his team of coaches and allocate them duties every weekend. All under the watchful eye of Mrs Whiteley of course.
Sean will be including specialised defender and attacking coaches to increase the skills of our "stars".
Mrs Denise White will take up the role of chief administrator for 2017.
Currently running the uniform shop at the school, she is on hand to handle day to day matters for the club.
She is patient and meticulous in her work and we are extremely lucky to have her on the management team.
Mrs White will be starting a kit exchange facility in the new year.
Any parent that has EPIC HOCKEY STARS kit at home not being used come and trade it in with Denise. For those seeking new kit please contact Denise who be only too pleased to assist.
Registration for 2017
Registration day for the new season is Saturday 11th March. Please record this date in your diary NOW.
Fees for the 2017 season will be R 1,500.00 per person.
This includes a free beanie, peak cap, coaching, skill tests, certificates, festival fees and SAHA registration.
Discounts for early registration
A discount of R100.00 per person is offered to ALL members who sign up BEFORE registration day.
In addition to the above discount, if you are registering more than one sibling, a further R200.00 discount per family is being offered. This again only applies if payment is made before registration day.
Proof of payment and ALL registration documents must be received before registration day to qualify for ALL discounts and entry to the draw.
We are providing a special offer for those who register early for the 2017 season.
For those families that pay their fees before 11th March names will be recorded and placed in a draw which will take place on the morning of ""Registration day" The first name out of the hat will be entitled to free membership for ONE player for the entire 2017 season.
Name: Epic Hockey Stars
Type: Cheque account
Branch Code: 256 205
Account No: 624 7554 9039
The festival dates have not yet been announced but we plan to enter the U15 league to play on Friday evenings. This will be for U15 and U13 girls to form an U15 Stars A team.
We will also enter U13, U11, U9 & U7 teams in the usual festivals.
We are planning to organise a tour to Nelspruit for the July half term.
Watch this space for more information!!
Mrs Whiteley is raring to go for the new season.
Cover your ears girls!!
Please visit our website. www.epichockeystars.org
We want to make this a vehicle to put us at the top of the charts and welcome any input or new ideas for display on the web site
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Web Site: www.epichockeystars .org
WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK
Following three hockey festivals our team have participated in, accolades are pouring in, not only from happy parents but opposition coaches who see the amazing progress our girls are making.
Only in our second year we are taking on some of the strongest clubs and beating them; a healthy situation which we must all be proud of.
Our coach Sean Donaldson was issued high praise for our teams from one of the leading personalities in the hockey fraternity.
A big thank you goes out to all our coaches, girls and parents for all the help and participation as well as the continued encouragement from Mrs Whiteley.
EPIC HOCKEY STARS WISH YOU A WONDERFUL AND JOYOUS CHRISTMAS
THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE
As 2014 draws to a close Epic Hockey Stars wish to thank the players and parents for your support during the year.
We feel it has been a great inaugural year and look forward to bigger and better things for the future.
Starting up any club or business venture is always a risk and determination and confidence must run at its peak to get one through the initial growing pains. We have certainly made mistakes but hope we have learnt from these to push on and achieve our dream of becoming the best junior training clinic for budding stars.
A big thank you has to go to the parents of one of the budding hockey stars for the donation of an Epic Hockey Stars gazebo.
This will not only keep our children out of the sun but will stamp the image of the club at future tournaments.
This type of commitment gives a warm fuzzy feeling for the future of the club and gives us the incentive to push on to greater things.
The donor wishes to remain anonymous but once again a huge thank you.
THE FIRST MINI HOCKEY CLINIC DRAWS TO A CLOSE
EPIC HOCKEY STARS' first mini hockey clinic drew to a close on Saturday 02nd August to the excitement and disappointment of all.
From all concerned, the coaches, the parents and most importantly of all, the children, were of a common opinion, it was a great success.
The final Saturday session provided an opportunity for the parents to join their sons and daughters on the astro for a fun morning giving the parents time to see how their children had grown in strength and hockey skills. The commitment shown by the mums and dads outweighed that of the children and we are sure it made way for sore bodies the very next day, however the important thing - FUN was had by all!!
A prize giving was held at the end of the session in the pavilion where all the participating children received a certificate for their attendance and a selection of "Stars" to adorn their books and certificates.
Presents of appreciation were awarded to Yumna Sono for her commitment to the secretarial duties, Denise White for her expertise in arranging the kit, and Amanda and Angela for their commitment on the field with the children. Christy and Dom were commended for their presence every Saturday morning imparting their coaching skills.
The parents donated a gift and bouquet to Carol Whiteley for her hard work and commitment to the success of the club. Flowers were also presented to Amanda and Angela in appreciation of their attendance every Saturday, helping with coaching the younger players.
Welcome to our first EPIC HOCKEY STARS newsletter.
EPIC HOCKEY STARS is a hockey dream of Oliver and his mother Carol Whiteley that is materialising into reality. Both being passionate about field hockey THEY want to make their impact into this growing sport. Although Oliver, a Springbok international, has decided to seek his future overseas, Carol is determined to continue this quest.
Like all sport one can only become proficient if the basics are strong. This is what EPIC STARS is offering to South African hockey, EPIC HOCKEY STARS is developing the grass roots of the sport offering coaching clinics for youngsters up to the age of 11, concentrating on Mini Hockey.
EPIC HOCKEY STARS club is based at Roedean School where a new astro has recently been laid and where Carol is a physical education teacher. Carol has gathered a keen support team around her with Cristy Mc Crorie and Dominic Mullender assisting with the coaching duties and Keith Norgate, Yumna Sono and Denise White handling the administration of the club. Carol realised it is important to have a strong administration team behind her to allow her to oversee the coaching staff.