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 16 March 2017
To be held on 1st of April (seriously) at the clubrooms. Put the date in your diary and head down to the club to catch up or meet new players over a free BBQ dinner (sausage sizzle). The bar will be open for drinks (alcoholic and soft drinks) to purchase. Bring the family grab dinner and catch up.

Important 2017 Dates

 
21 March - Junior Training Commences,  Coolamon Oval.
 
01 April - Season Launch BBQ Dinner. Bar Open from 6.00pm @ Clubrooms.
 
07 April - First game of the season (seniors).
 
Late April - First game of the season (juniors). Date TBC.
 
29 April- Bogan Bingo Coolamon Clubrooms,Timings TBA.
 
2017 Fees
2017 club fees have been finalised and as per previous years have been kept as low as possible. As per last years AGM, fees for Seniors this season will be charged per game (weekend) and invoiced monthly.  Registration is available online, for those who haven't registered CLICK HERE to access the website. Fees are as follows:

Seniors
  • Turf Players - $35 per game.
  • Grass Players - $20 per game
Juniors (charged for the season).
 
  • J11/12 - $130
  • J9/10 - $120
  • J7/8 - $110
  • J5/6 - $100
  • J3/4 - $80
  • J1/2 - $70
Fees only apply up to 16 weekends for the season. This means that those playing finals wont end up paying additional fees. More information regarding fees will available on the club website in the near future. For queries regarding club fees please contact the Club Treasurer, Alan Uhe.
Senior Training
Tuesday night 6.30-8.00pm @ Coolamon
Wednesday nights 6.45-8.30pm @ Hale Hockey Club (until 05 of April).

 
Plan for beyond 05 April  is for a Monday and Thursday seniors turf session at Joondalup Turf (details to be confirmed) and for the Tuesday night session (after the juniors) to continue at Coolamon.
Junior Training
 
There has been a change of plans since the last newsletter, please take not that Junior Training will now commence at 5.00pm on the 21st of March at Coolamon Oval (except 7/8 Girls who will be Monday nights from 5.00pm on 20th of March).

Junior coaches for the season are:
H2H 1/2 - Mark Roberts
H2H 3/4 - Shenade Yukich
Combined 5/6 - Gina Beswick
Boys 7/8 - Lisa Cvjetkovic.
Girls 7/8 - Raquel Cross (Monday Nights)
Boys 9/10 - Stephanie Ameduri.
Girls 9/10 - Matt London & Mark Whyte.
Call out for Coaches & Managers...
The success of our teams and the club relies on our volunteers. We are currently in need  of managers across all teams and coaches for several junior teams, for the Mens Prov 4  team and Women's Metro 3's team. If anyone is interested please contact us.
Shaken Not Stirred
 
Fancy yourself as a bit of a bar tender? The club is currently looking for player, parents, family or friends who hold a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate to get involved and help on during the season in the bar. This is a great chance to get more involved in the club and get to know your fellow Falcon's in a bit more of a social setting. If you don't have a RSA never fear they are cheap, don't take long to do and can be completed online. Click here to check out some providers.
Club Canteen
Our kitchen is a little bare, to help get the canteen up and running, the club are asking for any donations of kitchenware and utensils etc that could be used. Email to let us know what you might have and to arrange drop off.
We are also looking for anyone who would like to donate carton of Soft Drink to assist with raising money through the bar. Email to let us know if you can help.
The success of functions and event for the club through out the year will rely on donations of items as prizes for raffles and events such as the planned Bogan Bingo or our annual quiz night. If anyone has any items they might like to donate please let us know. 
Sponsors Needed
The club is on the look out for new Sponsors to help support our players. Penny Carman is the Sponsor Coordinator for the club and is keen to hear from anyone who might be able to, or knows someone who could sponsor the club. There are numerous sponsor options available and every sponsorship will help support the club and the players.

As an added incentive anyone that recommends a sponsor to Penny, which results in them sponsoring the club will get 20% of the value of the sponsorship credited to their membership fees.

Contact Penny for further information.
Uniforms and Gear
The club will be ordering more playing tops as well as shirts and shorts in the near future. If you need any items of uniform please let Alan Uhe know via email. In addition to playing gear the club also has walk out shirts, hoodies and jackets available to purchase.
For juniors there will be a selection of shirts available to try on at the first few training sessions at Coolamon. Feel free to confirm your size prior to ordering. Future emails will include a price list for all gear and directions how to order.
Umpiring Clinic
An umpiring clinic is planned for early in the season at Coolamon Oval. This will be a great chance for Seniors, Juniors wanting to umpire and parents to improve their umpiring knowledge and skills. If interested please contact Mark Whyte.
Club Open Day
 
The annual club open / registration day was held at Coolamon Oval on the 12th of March. Thanks to all those who gave up their time to help. We had 34 players register on the day and got all that necessary (but not fun) pre-season organisation completed in preparation for upcoming training and games. Thanks again to all who assisted.

For those involved in the pre-season grass carnival , there will be  6 men's teams and 5 women's.

  • Games will be of two 15 min halves with 5 min half time.
  • There will be 4 games with 15 min between games.
  • One women's team will have a bye each round.
  • Games are 9-a-side (more if both teams agree)
  • Each team needs to supply their own umpire.

Games commence at 2 pm so please be at grounds earlier, club rooms will be open from 1 pm on wards. Presentations and BBQ will follow after games have finished. Hockey International will be at club rooms on the day for players to purchase their equipment at special rates.

Just Hockey is a specialty hockey store located in Burswood and Claremont. Just Hockey is a proud sponsor of the Ellenbrook Falcons Hockey Club. Please help the club by supporting our sponsors. Check out their range here.
Their 2017 catalogue has also just been released with all the latest gear.
Ellenbrook Falcons has been nominated by IGA - Aveley to take part in the MARS® Community Cup promotion for the chance to win a share of $150k. Every time a shopper purchases any 2 participating Mars products, they have the opportunity to select IGA - Aveley which will give your club a vote and get you closer to winning.

The promotion starts on 1/03/2017 and finishes on the 27/03/2017. For more information and to see how your club is progressing on the Community Cup leaderboard, visit www.marscommcup.com.au.
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