Grammar Windsor Hockey Club

Based at Auckland Grammar School's Fuji Xerox sponsored turf on Normanby Rd, Mt Eden and Diocesan school turf, Clyde Street, Epsom. 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


2017 Registrations

Juniors/Youth click here, Seniors click here

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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 2017 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)

Registrations for 2017
AHA Competition 2017 Calendar

Senior Grades – Competition Dates

Premier Men & Women Local Derby — 1st April – 27th May

Intercity Rounds 1-10 — 10th June – 12th August

Intercity Finals — 19th August

Premier Reserve Men & Women — 1st/2nd April (FOH), 8th April - 27th August

Division Grades 1/2 — 1st/2nd April – 26th/27th August

Division Grades 3/4 — 1st/2nd April (FOH), 7th/8th April – 26th/27th August

Club Finals Weekend (All Grades) — 26th/27th August

Promotion/Relegation Matches — 2nd/3rd September

No Play Dates

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

15th/16th April (Easter) - All Grades
3rd/4th June (Queens Birthday) – All Grades
15th/16th July (School Holidays) - All except Premier

 

Youth - Competition Dates

Youth Season Starts — 5th May

Youth Season Finals – held on regular playing day as same weekend as Senior Finals. — 25th-27th August (All Grades)

No Play Dates

2nd - 5th June (Queens Birthday)
8th, 15th, 22nd July (School Holidays)

 

Junior - Competition Dates

Junior Competition - Term 2 — 6th May – 1st July (8 weeks)

Junior Competition – Term 3 — 29th July – 16th September (8 weeks)

No Play Dates

3rd June (Queens Birthday)
8th, 15th, 22nd July (School Holidays)

 

Holidays and Other Important Dates

Easter — 14th – 17th April

Wolrd Masters Games — 17th – 30th April

Anzac Day — 25th April (Tuesday)

Queen’s Birthday — 5th June

Under 21 Tournament (hosted by AK Hockey) — 7th - 13th May

Under 18 Tournament — 9th - 14th July

Secondary Schools Tournaments — 4th August – 9th September

NHL Tournament (Wellington) — 17th - 24th September

Under 15 Tournaments — 2nd - 7th October

Under 13 (Hatch/Collier) Tournaments (Hatch hosted by AK Hockey) — 9th – 14th October

National Masters Tournaments (hosted by AK Hockey) — 19th – 25th November

World League Finals (FIH event hosted by NH Hockey) — 18th – 26th November

 

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

Grammar Windsor Youth Girls win Bronze 2016

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”

And, quoting another of our NZ stars, Eliza McCartney, Rio 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.

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)

Junior/Youth Registration

We accept added players at muster/training nights pre-season (see below), or preferably enrol online using the
Grammar Windsor Hockey Junior & Youth Registration Form

Junior Team Dates

Juniors musters are at the St Kents boys School, Shore Road, Remuera

NB: location change from AGS Turf for musters

Musters are 5 - 7 pm on Tuesday Mar 21, Mar 28, April 4 and April 11

Practices start on Tuesday 3 May 5:30 pm onwards by age group cohort

Practice training venues will be similar to last season to be issued in April.

Prize giving Sunday 17 September 10 a.m.

 

Sunday 19 March AHA have a hockey Fun Day for new kids to hockey. Venues and time will be available shortly on the AHA website.

We accept added players at muster/training nights pre-season, or preferably enrol online using the
Grammar Windsor Hockey Junior & Youth Registration Form

 

Junior - Competition Dates

Junior Competition - Term 2 — 6th May – 1st July (8 weeks)

Junior Competition – Term 3 — 29th July – 16th September (8 weeks)

No Play Dates

3rd June (Queens Birthday)
8th, 15th, 22nd July (School Holidays)

 

Other links

AHA website

AHA Hockey Competition Calendar 2017

Youth Team Dates

Youth training is at AGS school turf, Normanby Rd.

Musters are Monday 27 February and Monday 6 March, 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Practices start Monday 13 March and Mondays thereafter at the AGS turf.

 

We accept added players at muster/training nights pre-season, or preferably enrol online using the
Grammar Windsor Hockey Junior & Youth Registration Form

 

Youth - Competition Dates

Youth Season Starts — 5th May

Youth Season Finals – held on regular playing day as same weekend as Senior Finals. — 25th-27th August (All Grades)

No Play Dates

2nd - 5th June (Queens Birthday)
8th, 15th, 22nd July (School Holidays)

 

Other links

AHA website

AHA Hockey Competition Calendar 2017

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 (Year 9 - 13) - $275
  • Juniors (School Years 1 & 2) - $180
  • All other Juniors (Years 3 - 8) - $245
  • $10 discount for the 2nd child in the same family
  • $20 discount for the 3rd 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

Grammar Windsor Youth Girls win Bronze in 2016

Our Grammar Windsor Youth season ended 19th August 2016 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”

And, quoting another of our NZ stars, Eliza McCartney, Rio 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 2016

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 was 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

The club is very proud of your achievement.

 

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 held at the Diocesan school Turf. Clyde Street, Epsom.

 

Also checkout our senior facebook page for updates

Registration

We accept registration of senior players at muster/training nights pre-season (see below), or preferably online
Grammar Windsor Hockey 2017 Senior trial registration

Pre-season kick start

Where — Diocesan school Turf. Clyde Street, Epsom

When — Monday Feb 20th 7.30-8.30pm

Musters/Trials

Where — at the Dio School turf

When:

Monday 27th Feb

   — Registrations 6:30pm - 7:00pm

   — Trials 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Monday 6th Mar

   — Registrations 6:30pm - 7:00pm

   — Trials 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Trainings

Where — Diocesan school Turf. Clyde Street, Epsom

When — Mondays 7.30-8.30pm

Starts — Monday 13th March

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.

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 2017 Seniors season

Premier Men & Women Local Derby — 1st April – 27th May

Intercity Rounds 1-10 — 10th June – 12th August

Intercity Finals — 19th August

Premier Reserve Men & Women — 1st/2nd April (FOH), 8th April - 27th August

Division Grades 1/2 — 1st/2nd April – 26th/27th August

Division Grades 3/4 — 1st/2nd April (FOH), 7th/8th April – 26th/27th August

Club Finals Weekend (All Grades) — 26th/27th August

Promotion/Relegation Matches — 2nd/3rd September

No Play Dates

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

15th/16th April (Easter) - All Grades
3rd/4th June (Queens Birthday) – All Grades
15th/16th July (School Holidays) - All except Premier

 

Other links

AHA website

AHA Hockey Competition Calendar 2017

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