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Intro


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Welcome to the official Queanbeyan United Hockey Club web site.
We provide enjoyable and affordable hockey for women, men, girls and boys of all ages and abilities, from social to elite.

LET'S REGISTER NOW

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Intro


quhc

Welcome to the official Queanbeyan United Hockey Club web site.
We provide enjoyable and affordable hockey for women, men, girls and boys of all ages and abilities, from social to elite.

LET'S REGISTER NOW

Presidents Perspective

Queanbeyan United Hockey Club (QUHC) had a year when we had to consolidate our Men’s and Women’s teams.

Due to the efforts of Bunji Michael and Alexandria Joiner's recruitment drive we were able to enter a new SL3 Men’s team into the void left behind by the previous team's promotion to SL2 grade.

Unfortunately we also lost our CL2 women's team due to a lack of numbers after a majority of the 2016 CL2 team left. As a result we were able to field three men’s and two women’s team in this year’s competition.

The Hook in2 Hockey program was run again at the Blundell Park fields. Our Hook in2 Hockey player numbers remained steady from last year’s figures. The centre co-ordinator was Courtney Pemberton and we gained a former 1st grader player to help coach the teams, Rachel Howden. We are hoping Rachel will be involved again, with Hook in2 Hockey in 2018.
 
Our under 11s boys team competed in the competition held at the ANU fields. Their performance improved steadily throughout the season that they not only reached the grand-final - they won it 1-0; what a tremendous effort!

We also fielded a joint team with Vikings in the under 11 girl’s competition and this team narrowly missed out making the semi-finals.

QUHC’s senior men’s teams had mixed results, with SL4 team winning the Minor Premiership and the Premiership. SL2 had a strong year finishing 2nd in their first year in SL2 but lost in the final serious. SL3 started the year slowly, but improved by the end of the season.

QUHC’s senior women’s teams had promising results, with SL1 team starting the year with not a lot of experienced players, but the girls never took a backward step and were always up for the fight.  SL3 team played strong all year with some results not going their way, so they just missed out on the semi finals.

We also have continued to field 2 vets’ teams that play all year round, but not in a competitive competition.

The clubs financial position is looking healthy for the 2nd year, due to the tremendous effort put in by our treasurer, Susan Pickersgill. Thanks to Susan’s efforts we were able to improve our financial situation over last few years and looking to achieve our target to keep our fees for 2018 the same as the last few years.
 
Our support this year continued to be strong, receiving sponsorship from the Queanbeyan Leagues Club, The Queanbeyan Royal Hotel and Kookaburra.
 
Fundraising from chocolates sales was a great success and we look like continuing on with this type of fundraising next year. We also ran meat tray/ jackpot joker raffles at the Royal Hotel every month until the hotel stopped doing it.
 
This year’s Presentation night was held at The Royal Hotel and it was another great success with around 80 people attending and all teams were well represented.

Overall the club appears to be in a very positive position with regard to finance and player numbers for the 2018 competition.

I would also like to say congratulations Susan Pickersgill (Senior Club Person) and Shayne Monahan (Junior Club Person) and a big thank you the committee, coaches and managers for all they have done during the year.

Mark Unwin,
President

Assertion

Queanbeyan United Hockey Club Inc (QUHC) is committed to the wellbeing, protection and safety of all its members, officials, administrators, volunteers and supporters.

Hockey involves a sporting contest that is relished and where winners are respected. The pursuit of victory is an essential element of the sport, but more important is the spirit of participation and enjoyment.

This code has been developed to assist QUHC to promote fair play and appropriate conduct by members, officials, administrators, volunteers and supporters, and to encourage the positive behaviour and attitude of all concerned. This code also sets out the legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of QUHC members.

This code has been endorsed by the QUHC Committee and may be subject to change from time to time by resolution of the Committee. Copies of this code can be obtained by tapping on the button below or upon request to the Committee.

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Local


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RESPECT AND DOMINATE

Local


local comp

RESPECT AND DOMINATE

Our Scene

Queanbeyan United is a Queanbeyan-based field hockey club, with teams participating in all facets of the HockeyACT local competition, including mixed Hookin2 Hockey, junior girl's and senior women's and men's competitions.

Hookin2 Hockey

Hookin2 Hockey (formerly known as Minkey) is a modified form of hockey for beginners, both boys and girls, from 4 to 9 years of age. Queanbeyan United Hockey Club Hookin2Hockey teams play on Blundell Park in Queanbeyan on Saturday mornings from 09:00 to 11:00 during the winter hockey season (May to September).

Juniors

Most Junior girls and boys teams play on Saturday mornings on turf fields located in Canberra and depending on the number of teams in the competition some are played on Friday nights. Teams playing on grass may have some games scheduled at Blundell Park in Queanbeyan.

Seniors

The Capital and State Leagues Men's games are played on Saturdays and women's on Sundays on turf fields at the National Hockey Centre, Lyneham and the Tuggeranong Hockey Park, Tuggeranong.

The Men's Canberra Cup Midweek games are played mainly on Friday nights with the ocasional game played on Wednesday nights. The games are scheduled for 19:30 or 20:40 time slots also on turf fields at Lyneham and Tuggeranong.

Twilight

Queanbeyan United Hockey Club also has teams competing in the summer twilight (mixed men and women) and indoor (girl's and women's) hockey competitions.

 

HockeyACT

Hockey ACT released it's Strategic Plan 2012-2015, in early 2015, reinforcing the Board's committment to provide opportunities for rewarding and inclusive participation for individuals at all levels in the ACT region.  Hockey ACT's Strategic Plan clearly defines the key objectives and core values of Hockey ACT in it's dealing with members.

ACT Masters

ACT Masters Hockey fosters hockey as a vigorous team based sport that can be enjoyed well into one's senior years. This age group commences at 35 years to a less defined focus on the upper-bound.

Regular Monday evening competition is organised throughout the year and the number of teams involved varies depending on the season. Whilst most games are played at the National Hockey Centre, Lyneham at 19:30 or 20:30pm with an occasional 9:30pm slot some games are scheduled for Tuggeranong and Goulburn if teams from these centres are involved.

Queanbeyan United Hockey Club has two teams (Bulls and Phoenix) participating in this competition every year.

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Focus


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ALL OUT, ALL GAME, ALL SEASON

Focus


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ALL OUT, ALL GAME, ALL SEASON

Activities

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Prezo Photos

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Newsletter

Club newsletters are released quarterly and contains a summary of important hockey and social events. The latest newsletter is now available - tap on the button below to download it.

You can also subscribe for our club newsletters by entering your email address and tapping on the sign up button. This service will terminate when you unsubscribe from it.

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Fundraising


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BENEFITS MEMBERS

 

Fundraising


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BENEFITS MEMBERS

 

Fundraising

Fundraising is a mandatory and vital part of the QUHC’s development and growth; and accordingly registered members must contribute to our fundraising activities in some way. Various fundraising activities and drives are planned for this season and these include chocolate and slice drives, raffles, Bunnings BBQs and social nights.

Our aim is to ensure we are able to better furnish our financial obligations, provide members with affordable fees and subsidise club events.

Chocolate Drive

Hockey can be expensive especially with the maintenance of sticks, uniforms safety equipment and footwear. Add fees to these and unfortunately it becomes a sport out of reach for some.

To assist in its affordability, the club conducts chocolate drives during the season. Usually each team is awarded boxes of chocolates to sell but non-team members are also more than welcome to participate by simply volunteering.

Where do the raised funds go? Towards keeping our fees low, training, general administration and award trinkets for the end of year presentation night.

Team managers will be advised when the drive is due and we encourage you all to embrace this event.

Bunnings BBQ

The Bunnings BBQ is a very popular activity and is heavily sought after by many organisations in Canberra due to its profitability. This can be a busy activity so the roster is usually structured for a minimum of three (3) members on a hourly basis.

The date of this activity is determined by a lottery so we don't really know when we will be scheduled until a few weeks before it’s due. We may only have one shot at this but the rewards are definitely worth the effort.

Team managers will be advised in advance regarding their member quota for the roster and they are responsible for ensuring that their allocation is fulfilled.

This activity is normally held on a Saturday or Sunday at Bunnings (Fyshwick) between 09:00 - 15:00.

If you have any fundraising ideas or are able to assist with planning, please contact
the committee - go to the officials page for contact details.

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Sponsors


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RESPOND WITH PATRONAGE

Sponsors


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RESPOND WITH PATRONAGE

 
 

The Queanbeyan Leagues Club is a part of the Canberra Raiders Group. The group comprises of 5 clubs in the ACT/NSW region and an additional 2 in Southern Queensland. This group also includes the NRL Canberra Raiders and the Queanbeyan Blues rugby league teams.

QLC is not only a major sponsor of the Raiders and rugby league in general, but also sponsors a variety of other sporting bodies, including the Queanbeyan Hockey Club, the Queanbeyan Swimming Club and the Queanbeyan Squash Club. The QLC is also involved with a number of community organisations through the Club Grants program.

Located at 164 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan the QLC was established in 1963 and currently employs approximately 80 staff.

The Royal hotel’s site was first built in 1850 then rebuilt and opened as the Royal Hotel in 1926. This historic and now an award winning pub after its ”re-establishment” in 2012 is widely renowned for its' beautiful and comfortable fit out, huge bar selection including cocktails and high quality food.

With the Royal Hotel QBN's "re-establishment" came the major face-lift that can be seen a mile away, located on the corner of Monaro and Crawford Streets in Queanbeyan, and winner of the Best Redeveloped Country Hotel in both NSW and Australia.

Patrons will not be dissappointed when choosing the Royal for pub dinning and entertainment.

Kookaburra Sport was established in 1890 and is a 100% Australian family owned and operated global business. For the first 100 years, Kookaburra Sport traded as AG Thompson Pty Ltd, and a number of the Thompson family members are still actively involved in the daily running of the business.

Whats it doing for the club?

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GUI Monster is a software development company with a primary focus on graphical user interface design and development. This forte encompasses application GUIs for desktop, device apps and the web environment.

We have supported the Queanbeyan United Hockey Club for over ten years and will continue sponsoring into the future. Our support includes the design, development and hosting of this website, sponsoring talented club players who represent the ACT in hockey and patron of the Hotshot perpetual trophy.

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