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

Fees for the 2018 Winter season are as follows:

  • Senior Men and Women: $310
  • Junior Player playing Seniors (and Juniors): $245
  • Under 18s $155
  • Under 11s: $140
  • Under 8s: $100
  • Goal Keepers: $100

Please note where a junior player elects to play seniors and does not play juniors, the full senior fee of $310 will be applicable. This will not be the case if there is not a junior team for the player to play for (e.g. we do not have an under 17/18’s team so their only option is to play seniors). In this instance the fee payable will be the Junior Player playing Seniors.

  • Woman playing in Men’s competition full time: $150

This is subject to availability. The player must be already playing for a women’s team and paying the full fee of $310 for that team to be eligible for the lower amount of $150.

The HNSW registration fees for 2018 are:

  • Over 18s: $140.86
  • Under 18s: $80.17
  • Under 11s: $50.59
  • Under 8s: $24.07

Please note any player who is not registered will be unable to play in any games until such time as they have completed their registration online. The system automatically updates in real time and provides the association with up to date registration details.

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 evenings at The Western Sydney International Hockey Centre.

6 – 7pm for Juniors
7 – 9pm for Seniors

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 – Roosters NRL (red/white/blue) football socks which can be purchased from sporting goods stores such as Rebel, AMart Sports, etc.

Please note that mouthguards and shinpads are mandatory for all players under 18 and recommended for all players over 18.

Juniors

  • Club Jersey
  • Roosters 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

From 2018 the Seniors will be required to wear our new senior shorts and skorts as part of the required uniform. This year these shorts and skorts will be provided and covered by the cost of club registration.

  • Club Jersey
  • Roosters Socks
  • Men – Senior Emu Club Shorts
  • Women – Senior Emu Club Skorts

For any questions email our equipment manager Hailey 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 2019 Winter Comp is now open!

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