Summer Competition

*** PRESEASON 2018 SUMMER COMPETITION IS FULL ***

UNSW Hockey Club will be hosting a weeknight, half field mixed 7-a-side summer competition (all games played at UNSW David Philips Hockey Field, Banks Avenue, Daceyville) on Thursdays from 8th to 22nd February (7:30pm to 9.30pm) and it is open to individuals, groups or teams. 

Summer competition is very social and a good opportunity for players of all standards (from first timers to first graders) to play in mixed teams and shake off the post-holiday cobwebs. The competition details are as below, we are aiming to run 8 teams so get in quick:

Thursday Night Dates: 8th, 15th & 22nd February (3 weeks)
Times to be finalised but likely 7:30-9:30pm (each team playing 2 x 25 min games each week)

Individual Payments:
All other players: $25 per person
UNSW Student (2018): $15 per person

Please pay by direct transfer to the UNSW HC bank account with your name in the description (so we can tell you've paid). Account Details below:

Account Name - UNSW Hockey Club
BSB - 062303
Account number - 10886058

COMPETITION INFORMATION

Team lists and draws will be made available by Monday 5th February, the Monday before competition.
Teams will be designated as either black/dark or white/light shirts for each game unless a particular team colour is nominated.
Our aim is to have a balance of males/females from different skills levels in each team where possible. 
Players are required to supply their own equipment but it may be possible to borrow a stick from a team member. Players are encouraged to wear shin pads and mouth-guards for their own protection. Junior players will be required to wear mouth-guards and shin pads.

CONDITIONS OF PLAY

a) The duration of the games shall be 30 minutes consisting of two halves of thirteen (13) minutes with an interval of two (2) minutes at halftime and at the conclusion of each game.
b) Each team will play two (2) matches per night which may include a break between games dependent on the fixture.
c) Matches should commence as per the fixture.
d) A 5-0 walkover score will be awarded against any team failing to take the field within five (5) minutes of the scheduled starting time.
e) A walkover will bring an automatic loss of points for that round and score line of five - nil (5 - 0) to the opposing team.
f) Teams shall aim to have no more than (4) male players on the field at any one time.
g) Long Corners will be played as old long corner rule approximately 5 yards from the baseline on the sideline.
h) No above the shoulder play and No overheads.
i) No goalkeepers.
j) No penalty corners or strokes will be awarded; penalties within the circle will be taken from the top of the circle.
k) Shots on goal must hit the backboard although controlled deflections into the net will be awarded at the discretion of the umpire based on safety.
l) Focus of games is social, low key so newcomers should feel free to join in, invite your friends.
m) No hitting directly through/at an opposition player.
n) No hitting inside the D. No reverse edge or tomahawk shots at goal.
o) Excessive skill: Umpires will have the responsibility of penalising players demonstrating excessive skill.

For further information: FIH rule book.

If you have further questions please email: whalieshockey@gmail.com

UMPIRING

Each team will be required to provide umpires for the competition each week. A maximum of 2 games will be allocated to each team every week for umpiring (we will do our best to accommodate each team and have players umpire between games). A schedule of games for umpiring will be released with the draw. If a team is unable to provide an umpire for a game, they will need to find an alternative umpire or email Kale at whalieshockey@gmail.com prior to the game.

To register and pay please click the following link: CLOSED

Please indicate in the Notes section whether you would like to Captain a team or if there's anyone you'd like to be in the same team with and we'll try and make it happen.