About

The Emu Plains Hockey Club is a foundation member of the Penrith District Hockey Association having formed in 1972.

In the early 1990s Emu Plains Hockey was a single Men’s side playing in the local competition. With the merger of Emu Plains Hockey and the Bravehawks in 1999, we gained a 1st Grade women’s team and junior girls.

Today we have multiple teams in each of the men’s, women’s and junior competitions.

We enjoy the best of both worlds at our club. We are small enough to maintain a friendly, social atmosphere at our training and games, yet large enough to provide good club depth and a home for players of all abilities to fully enjoy their hockey experience.

Over the years we have achieved many premiership victories, including an outstanding performance by our 1st Grade Men in the 2006 grand final and 1st Grade Women in 2010.

Club Structure and Committee Meetings

We have four club executives that deal with the runnings of the club (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary), four representative roles that take responsibility for organising teams and umpire responsibilities and six committee member positions. Between them these roles make up the committee members who work together to help the club grow and create an awesome, fun and welcoming club environment for all. We hold monthly committee meetings at Kingswood Sports Club where all members (players and anyone else) are presented with the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas for improvement and provide the club with a platform for sharing information and outcomes from the Nepean Hockey Association’s monthly Management Council Meetings.

If you are interested in helping out in any way we are always looking for volunteers. Have a chat with one of our friendly executives or email [email protected]

Code of Behaviour

At Emu Plains Hockey Club we take great pride in the behaviour of our members and the high standards of sportsmanship displayed. To assist everyone involved with our club, we have adopted the Australian Sports Commission Codes of Behaviour as a minimum standard. By registering with our club you agree to abide by this Code of Behaviour.

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Fee Structure

With 2020 being a modified season structure due to the effects of COVID-19, the fee structure has been altered.

The NHA turf committee has provided lower fee hire rates for the 2020 Hockey season and we have been able to pass on these reductions in our fee structure.

For 2020 the fee structure will be as per below:

  • Senior Men and Women: $140
  • Junior players (regardless of playing senior or junior competitions) $100
  • Goal Keepers (providing own equipment): $100
  • Woman playing in Men’s competition full time: $75*

This is subject to availability. The player must be already playing for a women’s team and paying the full fee of $140 for that team to be eligible for the lower amount of $75.

The HNSW and HA registration fees for 2020 are:

  • Over 18s: $148.20
  • Under 18s: $86.20
  • Under 11s: $55.60
  • Under 8s: $14.90

HNSW has provided an incentive for all players who register prior to the 18th July 2020. For all members who complete their registration prior to this date they will have their 2021 HNSW registration fee waived. As a guide the HNSW portion for the adult registration this season is $105.20 of the $148.20 fee.

Active Kids Rebate 

If you are a parent of a junior who is eligible for the NSW Government Active Kids rebate, you may use the $100 rebate towards the cost of registration.

In 2020, the NSW Government will provide a $100 rebate through a voucher system to parents/guardians/carers to contribute to the cost of their children’s participation in sport. The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of registration fees each calendar year.

The Revolutionise portal offers the option to enter your voucher number during registration with the rebate being immediately applied to the fees payable. The voucher is obtained from Services NSW.

Payment

Registration fees and any other payments will be paid through our Revolutionise Sport portal this season. This portal collects all fees and provides the club with up-to-date information on the status of player payments and reminders for players who are yet to pay fees.

We ask that senior players pay a $50 deposit upon registering to secure a playing position.

When registering you have the option to pay the full fees up-front or just the deposit. In either case you will have to pay the Hockey NSW fees as well.

Active Kids Rebate

If you are a parent of a junior who is eligible for the NSW Government Active Kids rebate, you may use the $100 rebate towards the cost of registration.

In 2018, the NSW Governement will provide a $100 rebate through a voucher system to parents/guardians/carers to contribute to the cost of their children’s participation in sport. The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of registration fees each calendar year.

The program came into effect from the 31st of January, 2018.

The Revolutionise portal offers the option to enter your voucher number during registration with the rebate being immediately applied to the fees payable.

Training

Training is conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at The Western Sydney International Hockey Centre. Due to the Covid-19 effects and restrictions on participant numbers. As a result we have adapted our training to the following structure until the 18th July 2020.

Tuesday Nights

Under 8’s: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Water Half 1 (closest to the road side)

Under 11’s: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Water Half 2 (closest to the back of the centre)

Under 13’s: 6:00pm to 6:45 pm Hybrid Half 1 (closest to the road side)

Under 16’s: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Hybrid Half 1 (closest to the road side)

B grade Men’s: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Water Half 1 (closest to the road side)

2nd and 3rd Grade Ladies: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Water Half 2 (closest to the back of the centre)

Thursday Night

1st Grade Ladies: 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm Hybrid Field

A Grade Men’s: 8:10pm to 9:00 pm Hybrid Field

Uniform

All Junior and Senior Emu Plains players wear the same club jersey (blue, red sleeves with white trim) which can be purchased from our online store for $35. All players also wear the same socks  which can also be purchased our online store for $15. Senior players are also required to wear club shorts or skorts which can be purchased from our online shop for $30. All uniforms can be paid off over the course of the season if required.

Please note that mouthguards and shinpads are mandatory for all players under 18 and recommended for all players over 18.
Emu Plains also has an alternate strip (jersey and socks). The socks can be purchased from our online store for $15 and the jerseys are club kits that are supplied for games when required. From time to time the club may offer the opportunity to purchase an alternative jersey. 

JUNIORS

  • Club Jersey
  • Club Socks
  • Girls – Navy blue shorts or skirt
  • Boys – Navy blue shorts

Juniors’ shorts and skirts can be purchased in most school sportswear sections – we recommend trying KMart, Big W, Target or Lowes.

SENIORS

  • Club Jersey
  • Club Socks 
  • Senior Emu Club Shorts or Skorts

For any questions email our equipment manager Kate for more information on club uniform or sizing.

Venue

We train and play at the Western Sydney International Hockey Centre, located on the grounds of UWS Penrith campus. (O’Connell St, Kingswood – just off the Great Western Highway).

Registration

Registration for 2020 Winter Comp is now open!

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