St Benedict’s is looking forward to an exciting hockey season this year with a few changes in leadership. Mr Flude who has been serving Prep hockey for the last nine years has handed over the reins to myself. It is certainly big shoes to fill but with the support from the staff, boys and parents I hope to continue the good work.
Hockey trials for all boys from grade three to grade seven will commence in the last few weeks in July just before the August holiday. Two touring teams will be selected as well, an U13 and U12 team, to tour Natal from the 11-14 August.
We would like to encourage all the prep boys to participate as hockey is the only sport offered during the month of September and a portion of October. We would like to field 6 U9 teams, 6 U10 teams, 4 x 8 aside U11 teams including an U11A side, U12 A,B,C and D and U13 A,B,C and D team.
We are very fortunate to have a pool of wonderful and equally talented student coaches along with our permanent sports staff members who will have their level one coaching qualifications before the season starts. This highlights the fact that your son receives coaching at a very high level at Bennies.
As tradition serves, we will be hosting the U12 hockey festival at Bennies and our U13 boys will participate in the WHPS festival at St Albans school. Please diarise the date of our annual hockey clinic we host for any prep boy during the first week of the July holidays. The cost of the clinic will be advertised closer to the time in our weekly sports newsletter.
I wish all the boys a successful hockey season ahead
Yours in Hockey