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)

Senior Prizegiving and AGM

When: Saturday 3rd September
AGM 6:30pm
Prize giving 7:30pm

 

Where: Upstairs at Horse and Trap (3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden)

Cash bar with snacks provided

Grammar Windsor Youth Girls win Bronze

Our Grammar Windsor Youth season ended 19th August with a great result for our Youth Girls

They won their playoff for a Bronze 3rd place in the Youth Girls B Auckland Hockey Association competition

Coach Rob McKnight says “Well done to all our players, co-coaches, parents and other volunteers for a great result and a fun, enjoyable season all round”

Youth Prize Giving will be announced shortly

And, quoting another of our NZ stars, Eliza McCartney, Olympic Pole Vault 2016:

"a bronze medal is one of the best ones, ‘cos you just snuck in there and you’re stoked”

Well done girls - a fantastic result !

Representative honours

For the first time in a number of years some of our junior players have been selected to represent Auckland at the Hatch Cup.

Well done to:

  • Armani Punga
  • Shay Patel
  • Taylor Tairua-Doyle
  • Toby Irvine

Also congatulations to Paresh Patel one of our coaches who is an assistant coach for the team.

The Hatch Cup is the trophy awarded to the winnes of the national U13 competition.

This year its been held in Christchurch starting 3rd October and cuminating 8th October with the final.

Good luck to the team, hopefully you carry on the traditional great showing by Auckland teams and the spirit you've shown this year that got you there.

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]

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

Youth Hockey comprises seperate girls and boys teams and covers Schoole Years 9 to 14 (High School)

Juniors Training Schedule Term 3

Thanks parents, coaches and all our other parent volunteers for a great season to date

Your contributions make this, your club, a success

We're about the development of players as people as well as sporting hockey skills - thanks for achieving that with us

Here's the download for the Juniors training schedule for School Term 3

Juniors Team Photos

Team photos were held Tuesday, 30th August 2016 at AGS turf

There is no extra charge for these phones costs are included in the seasons fees

The photos are given out at Prize Giving 18 September details below

Juniors Prize Giving 18 September

Final season games are on Saturday 17 September

Prize giving is the day after, Sunday 18th September

Be there 10 am for a 10:30 am start

The venue is Gate 2 entrance, ASB Show Grounds (upstairs), Alexandra Park, Greenlane

An hour of celebration including player team photos, certificates, and awards for:

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP)
  • Most Improved Player (MIP) for each team.
  • Player of the grade
  • Goal keeper of the season
  • Coach of the season

Please bring your uniform

Hand in your uniform to your team manager at final game or at prize giving

Not losing uniforms keeps our fees from increasing next season

Uniforms can be washed or unwashed - we wash them all for next season

Grammar Windsor Youth Girls win Bronze

Our Grammar Windsor Youth season ended 19th August with a great result for our Youth Girls

They won their playoff for a Bronze 3rd place in the Youth Girls B Auckland Hockey Association competition

Coach Rob McKnight says “Well done to all our players, co-coaches, parents and other volunteers for a great result and a fun, enjoyable season all round”

Youth Prize Giving will be announced shortly

And, quoting another of our NZ stars, Eliza McCartney, Olympic Pole Vault 2016:

"a bronze medal is one of the best ones, ‘cos you just snuck in there and you’re stoked”

Well done girls - a fantastic result !

Grammar Windsor players selected for NZ Hatch Cup

For the first time since 2012 several of our Juniors Year 7/8 players have been selected to represent Auckland Hockey in the National U13 Hatch Cup competition. Well done to:

  • Armani Punga
  • Shay Patel
  • Taylor Tairua-Doyle
  • Toby Irvine

Grant Slark is has been selected as a reserve

Congratulations also to Paresh Patel our Year 7/8 Premier coach who is assistant coach for the Hatch team

The Hatch Cup is the auspicious and well regarded trophy awarded to the winners of the National U13 competition

Many Black Sticks talk of their own participation in Hatch, and Colliers for U13 Girls

Christchurch is the venue - starting 3rd October and culminating 8th October with the final

Good luck to the team – playing in the great tradition of Auckland teams

And good luck to our players for the passion and competency you’ve shown this year to get you there.

Well done - we’re pleased for you all

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

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

 

 

 

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

Senior Prizegiving and AGM

When: Saturday 3rd September
AGM 6:30pm
Prize giving 7:30pm

 

Where: Upstairs at Horse and Trap (3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden)

Cash bar with snacks provided

Looking to help?

Thanks to all our volunteers in all aspects of the club. If you are interested in helping any any capacity please have a chat to your teams coach/coordiator and/or fill in the for on contact us and we'll get back to you promptly.

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 2017)

 

Division grades - $440

(Minimum deposit of $140 due by 10th of April and full payment due by 31st of May 2017)

 

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