Grammar Windsor Hockey Club is based at Auckland Grammar School's Fuji Xerox sponsored turf on Normanby Rd, Mt Eden. We offer a range of Junior and Youth teams that provides a pathway of development towards our Senior Premier and Division Grades.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors: Lion Foundation

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Welcome

If this is your first visit to the website, welcome and if you're checking in again you'll notice a new look.  Committee members have been hard at work putting together another successful start to the 2016 season, and we are looking forward to an exciting year of hockey

 

Grammar Windsor Hockey Club is a not-for-profit organisation and proudly affiliated with Auckland Hockey Association (AHA), and thereby the NZ Hockey Federation (NZHF)

Juniors Muster starts this Tuesday 29 March - School Years 1 to 8

Juniors muster at AGS turf, Normanby Road

 

Tuesday 29 March, Tuesday 5 and 12 April

4:30 to 5:15 pm school year 1 to 4 inclusive

5:15 to 6:30 pm school year 5 to 8 inclusive

 

Players are generally graded for year 5 upwards

We accept players of all experience levels - looking forward to seeing you there

Catch up with everyone, see some skills development, and what's up for the season ahead

 

Secondary School hockey players


We are still taking registrations for Youth Girls - register online (using the link below), or txt Rob McKnight (see 'Contacts')  

Open to all skill levels 

Premier Women and Div 2 Men looking for players now 

This year Grammar Windsor has joined forces with Onewhero Pukekohe Hockey Club to create a Premier One Women's hockey Team to play in the Auckland Competition.  Onewhero have a base team but are still looking for players who would be interested in playing.


Interested in playing Mens Division 2?  We need you! 

We're looking for extra players for this season. Bring a friend. Div 3 players welcome. Please contact: 

Club seniors captain Steph Lang:  [email protected]

Div 2 mens team captain Pete Simmons:  [email protected] 

Senior Training

AGS Wednesday 7.15-8.15pm until the end of April, for Div One and Two Women, then we will be moving to MRGS 9-10pm on Wednesdays (If the turf is complete by then)

AHA Under 18 Representative Trials

Nominations are now open for the Under 18 representative trials in early April. You are required to complete the AHA nomination form before Friday 1st April.  http://www.akhockey.org.nz/News/Events-Calendar/2016-under-18-trials

Black Sticks pre-Rio Olympics
Black Sticks Men play Four Test series at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium, Pakuranga $5 entry Wednesday/Thursday 16/17 March 7 pm Saturday/Sunday 19/20 March 3 pm  
AHA Competition 2016 Calendar

Senior Grades – Competition Dates

Premier Men & Women Local Derby 2nd April – 14th May

Intercity Rounds 1-10 21st May – 30th July

Intercity Finals 6th August

Premier Reserve Men & Women 10th April (FOH) 17th April – 14th August

Division Grades 1/2/3/4/5 9th/10th April (FOH) 16th/17th April – 13th/14th August

Club Finals Weekend – All Grades 13th/14th August

Promotion/Relegation Matches 20th/21st August

No Play Dates

Subject to change if we are asked to host international events during the season.

4th/5th June (Queens Birthday) – All Grades

 

Youth - Competition Dates

Youth Season Starts 6th May

Youth Season Finals – note all major finals will be played on Saturday afternoon with all remaining matches played on their regular playing day.

Saturday 20th August (All Grades)

No Play Dates 3rd,4th,5th June (Queens Birthday)

10, 15, 17, 22 July (School Holidays)

 

Junior - Competition Dates

Junior Competition –Term 2 7th May – 2nd July (8 weeks)

Junior Competition –Term 3 30th July – 17th September (8 weeks)

No Play Dates 4th June (Queens Birthday)

9, 16, 23 July (School Holidays)

 

Holidays and Other Important Dates

Easter 25th – 28th March

Anzac Day 25th April

Queen’s Birthday 6th June

Under 21 Tournament 1st – 7th May

Under 18 Tournament 10th- 16th July

Secondary Schools Tournaments (Tier 4 Girls Tournament hosted by AK Hockey) 29th August – 2nd September

NHL Round 1 & 2 (Games hosted by AK Hockey) 27th & 28th August

NHL Round 3 4th September

NHL Tournament (Whangarei) 10th - 17th September

Under 15 Tournaments (U15 Boys Premier hosted by AK Hockey) 26th September – 1st October

Under 13 (Hatch/Collier) Tournaments 3rd – 8th October

 

For more information contact Rob McKnight, Juniors Administrator, or Doug Ray, Registrations, at [email protected]

Youth Girls registrations still open

Secondary School hockey players to 18 years of age - register online (see the link below) or txt coach Rob McKnight (see 'Contacts')  

Open to all skill levels

Junior & Youth Registration

Registration for teams takes place in January/February/March prior to the May school Term 2 competition season start. Teams are created in April from our musters

 

Thank you to those who have already registered with Grammar Windsor Juniors or Youth. Registrations are open to all returning and new players.

 

Returning players must re-register at the start of each season and will have preferential team placement by registering by Friday the 3rd week of March. This does not normally affect new players who have also registered by that date. It also means you're on our email invites for musters and other pre-season updates

 

Click here for more Juniors and Youth information, and here's the link for the Juniors and Youth on-line registration form

 

All queries please email [email protected]   (The site is not monitored regularly off season)

Existing & New Members

Secondary School hockey players - we are at AGS Turf, Normanby Road, this Sunday 13 March 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

See you all there 7:45 a.m. ready to go for 8 a.m.

 

Have some fun getting to know each other, check out our skills and see what's up for the hockey season ahead!

 

Open to all skill levels - register on the day if you haven't already

 

Season coaches Rob McKnight and Lukas Svoboda

Youth Team Dates

Youth comprises separate girls and boys AHA competitions within school Term 2 and 3

Youth grade teams cover school year 9 to 13 (Secondary School)

 

Musters:

AGS Fuji Xerox turf, Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

Sunday 13 March 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

We accept added players at muster/training nights pre-season, or preferrably enrol online using the link

 

Training:

Times to be confirmed

 

Competition days:

Friday evenings (Youth Girls), Sunday evenings (Youth Boys)

Season games start: Friday 6 May (Youth Girls) and Sunday 8 May (Youth Boys)

(Team managers will email times each week prior to the game)

 

Season finishes:  week before secondary school hockey competition final tournament in term 3

Prizegiving coincides with final season games

 

No play / training days: Public Holidays and State Secondary School term breaks

 

For State School term breaks see here

AHA website here

Juniors and Youth Subscriptions

Subscriptions are to be paid in full by the final muster in April if not paid at the time of registration.  One single payment is simplest for all, however its timing does allows for staged payments if needed. It also avoids refund administration should your child elect another sport prior to team selection.  Subscriptions can be paid by cash, cheque or internet transfer.  This year we are continuing with our discounted structure.

 

Season Subscriptions remain the same as last year and are as follows (inclusive of Club shorts and shirt uniform):

 

  • Youth (Boys and Girls - Year 9 to 13 inclusive) - $275
  • Juniors (School Years 1 & 2) - $180
  • All other Juniors (Years 3 - 8) - $245
  • Reduction of $10 for the 2nd child in the same family
  • Reduction of $20 for the 3rd child in the same family
  • No charge for the fourth child in the same family
  • Subscriptions cover the cost of turf hire for practices, AHA fees, upkeep of team equipment, uniforms and goal keeping gear.

 

The clubs bank account details are as follows:

Bank - Bank of New Zealand

Account Number - 02 0160 0253103 000

Account Name - Grammar Windsor Hockey Club Incorporated

 

Please ensure that you include your child’s full name and the team they are playing for (if known) as a reference when making payments by internet transfer or cheque.

 

Enjoy the season!

 

Cathie O'Shanassy

Juniors Coordinator

 

Lukas Svoboda

Youth Boys Coordinator

 

Rob McKnight

Youth Girls Coordinator

Club President

Junior Team Dates

Junior hockey comprises mixed, and at higher grades separate, girls and boys AHA competitions over Term 2 and 3

Junior grades cover School Year 1 to 8 (Primary/Intermediate) in team cohorts of Year 1&2, Year 3&4, Year 5&6, Year 7&8

 

Musters:

AGS Fuji Xerox turf, Normanby Road, Mt Eden

Tuesday 29 March, 5 April and 12 April

4:30pm to 5:30pm School Year 1-4 inc.

5:30pm to 6:30pm School Year 5-8 inc.

 

We accept added players at muster/training nights pre-season, or preferably enrol online using the link

 

Training:

Commencing Tuesday 3 May and onwards at the above times

 

Competition day: Saturday mornings

Season games start: Saturday 7 May

(Team managers will email times each week prior to the game)

 

Season finishes - 24 September with Prize giving to follow that weekend

 

No play / training days: Public Holidays and State Primary School term breaks

 

For State School term breaks see here

AHA website here

 

 

Senior Members

All players interested in playing at Grammar Windsor are asked to let us know at the earliest opportunity by emailing. We welcome new players to the club, particularly those who are wanting to join a friendly, supportive and committed team.

 

The season starts with trials and musters at various times during February or March. Training and trials are generally held at the AGS turf which is the Fuji Xerox Hockey Centre, Auckland Grammar School turf at Normanby Road, Mt Eden.  Dates and times are to be updated shortly

Can you help?

 We will again be asking for your assistance this season as we require many volunteers to help make the season a successful one.  Please consider how you, or others you know, may be able to help.

Seniors Subscriptions

Season subscriptions are as follows:

 

Premier grades - $465

(Minimum deposit of $200 due by 10th of April and full payment due by 31st of May 2016)

 

Division grades - $440

(Minimum deposit of $140 due by 10th of April and full payment due by 31st of May 2016)

 

We welcome full payment of subscriptions otherwise we would appreciate payment by the due dates specified above.

 

Subscriptions can be paid by internet transfer, cheque or cash. If you are paying by internet transfer the club’s bank account details are as follows:

 

Bank of New Zealand

Account Number 02-0160-0253103-000

Account Name Grammar Windsor Hockey Club Incorporated

Reference Please use your name and team as a reference so that we can identify your payment

 

*If you are paying by cheque please make cheques payable to Grammar Windsor Hockey Club Incorporated

 

Our policy is that any player who has not paid their subscriptions by the payment due date will not be allowed to play matches for the club.  Automatic payment options can be arranged but this needs to be done by request to the Treasurer.

 

Uniforms & Equipment

Players will be supplied with a uniform at the start of the season.  Each player is expected to provide their own hockey stick, shin guards, mouth guard and a pair of white socks.

Key dates for the 2016 Seniors season

Premier Grade

Competition day is Saturday

Competition starts – 2 April

Local round finishes - 14 May

Intercity round 21 May - 30 July

Intercity finals - 6 August

Club Finals – 13/14 August

 

Division 1 and Division 3 Grades

Festival of Hockey – 10 April

Competition starts – 17 April

Competition ends – 14 August

No play weekends – 4/5 June (Queen’s Birthday)

Relegation matches - 20/21 August (Played the competition day of the team being relegated)

Seniors Club Transfers

If you are new to the Grammar Windsor Hockey club this year and either previously played for another Auckland club or for a club elsewhere in New Zealand then a transfer needs to be arranged. Auckland - Club to Club transfers can now be done online so please email us to arrange this for you. If you are transferring from a club elsewhere in New Zealand then a transfer form needs to be completed. Please download the form below and get your previous Club and Association to sign off. Once completed please return to a Grammar club representative so that we can lodge the form with the AHA.

 

National Club - Club Transfer PDF

How Grammar Windsor Hockey Club Came About

The Club was formed in 1985 with the amalgamation of two pre-existing clubs.

 

On the men's side was GRAMMAR OLD BOYS HOCKEY CLUB

On the women's side was WINDSOR LADIES HOCKEY CLUB

 

GRAMMAR OLD BOYS HOCKEY CLUB was founded by Bill Ahlers and a group of friends, all ex Auckland Grammar School pupils. With the assistance of Mr Joe Coop (the Auckland Grammar School Master in charge of hockey), and with some Mt Albert Grammar boys who were enlisted, the first Grammar Old Boys team took to the field in 1932, and so the Club began.

 

The first Secretary was J W Fielder, and his son Clive was playing for the Club up until 2002.  Subscriptions were set at $1.50 a year (very cheap you might think, but an 18 year old working in a warehouse  earned the princely sum of $1.05 a week!) The Club had early success winning it's first trophy in 1933 - The  Harvard Cup, for coming second on points in the annual Kings Birthday Tournament. Points were awarded not only  for hockey, but for running races held in the lunch break. Two years later in 1935 the Club fielded it's first Senior (Premier) team. Many of the sons of original members Doug Anderson, Charlie Dare and Garth Twigden played for the Club until recently.

 

The original playing strip was Grammar Colours - yellow shirt with blue collar, dark blue shorts with yellow side  stripes, and yellow socks with blue bands at the top.

 

WINDSOR LADIES HOCKEY CLUB began its life in 1935 when it was known as Wesley Ladies Hockey Club because at that time all the players were members of the same Church - Wesley Presbyterian. So they played hockey together on Saturday and went to church together on Sunday. As time went by other players (who weren't church members) joined the Club. Eventually there were not many church-goers left, so the name was changed to Windsor Ladies Hockey Club. Why the name Windsor was chosen is unknown (perhaps because it started with a W). The Club continued and became one of the strongest and most well known Clubs in Auckland. Back then the ladies hockey was played at Melville Park, Epsom on a Saturday afternoon.

 

The Windsor Ladies original playing strip was white shirt with bottle green collar, bottle green skirt, white socks with bottle green stripes at the top.

 

AMALGAMATION

In 1981 the two Clubs began an "association". They supported each others teams during competitions, and organised mutual social functions together and sometimes travelled away to Tournaments together.

 

After a two year trial period the two clubs merged formally and took the name GRAMMAR WINDSOR HOCKEY CLUB. At that time the Club rooms were in an old squash court (now demolished) at Hobson Park (now part of  Dilworth School). The Treasurer of the first joint committee was Anne Harkness who is still playing and on the committee today.

 

UNIFORMS

Today: After two years of each playing in their original strip it was decided a combined uniform should be adopted. The new strip was a modern abstract design of navy, teal and white with a teal collar, teal shorts and white socks. This was the first time that the women's teams played in shorts, but they were not that popular and skirts were reintroduced. Also because the strip was deemed too "similar" to other clubs uniforms we wore an alternative strip when playing these clubs. After a few years it was decided to adopt a strip that no other club had: hence our current thme of orange shirts and blue shorts/skirts was adopted.

 

Anne Harkness, Life Member, Feb 2006

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[email protected] for Seniors enquiries

 

[email protected] for Youth enquiries

 

[email protected] for Junior enquiries

 

If its urgent Rob can be contacted on 027 444 2420

 

 

Postal Address:

PO Box 109 641

Newmarket

Auckland

1149

 

Telephone:

021 077 9379

 

Bank Details:

Bank - Bank of New Zealand

Account Number:

02-0160-0253103-00

 

 

Auckland Grammar Turf

3/25 Normanby Road

Mt Eden

Auckland

GWHC

PO Box 109 641

Newmarket

Auckland

GWHC Contact

021 077 9379