Registration Day 2017 – Information Overview

Welcome to the Taree Tigers 2017 Hockey Season

To all players, parents and supporters I would like to welcome you to Taree Tigers Hockey Club.

Our goal in junior hockey is to encourage and active positive sporting participation and develop skills that will not only improve your hockey but will also support the development of all the junior players in our club. Taree Tigers Hockey Club is a family club and we welcome the participation of everyone in the family and invite you all to be involved in all aspects of the club both on and off the field.

Our focus is clearly on active and positive participation and we work hard to provide an environment for all players to achieve the goals they set for themselves. As a club we believe that sport is a great opportunity to develop many attributes that can be positively used in all aspects of our lives.

We have several social functions throughout the year and welcome all our members and their families to attend any club functions. We have our own Facebook page – Taree Tigers Hockey Club.

We ask that all members provide a clear email address on your registration form as we believe communication is one of the most important aspects of any successful club and email and Facebook will be used as our main communication tools.

We welcome the thoughts, questions, suggestions and feedback from players and parents at any time via our club meetings or you can email or phone one of the club’s board members at anytime. It is vitally important that issues are raised with us early to ensure an appropriate and early response.

Position Name Mobile Email
Chairperson Tony Lewis 0418 510 986
Treasurer Vickie Taylor 0488 716 090
Secretary Natalie Chester 0421 045 844

Importantly our clubs junior committee’s is actively seeking members, if you think you can help please give us a call, this is a not huge role but even taking on a small role contributes greatly and supports our junior and senior young players through the season.



Junior & Senior training will be on Monday nights and the training program will be as follows:

Commencing Monday February 27th
Group Start End
JUNIORS Under 7’s, Under 9’s and Under 11’s 4.45pm 5.30pm
JUNIORS Division Two (Players aged 12, 13 & 14) 5.30pm 6.30pm
JUNIORS Division One (Players aged 15, 16 & 17) 5.30pm 6.30pm
SENIORS Womens Training 6.30pm 7.30pm
SENIORS Mens Training 7.30pm 8.30pm

(All senior players are asked to be at training 15 minutes before start time for an off field warm up please)


Competition Start Dates

Please note our Junior Division One competition will be played on Tuesday nights in 2017. This is for players aged 15, 16 and 17 and games will commence at 5.45pm – This competition will commence at a date to be advised.

Both the junior and senior hockey seasons will commence with 2 weeks of social non competitive hockey to enable everyone to turn up and have a few games to prepare for the upcoming competition season.

Manning Valley ‘Fast Hockey’ Social week one – Saturday March 18th
Manning Valley ‘Fast Hockey’ Social week two – Saturday March 25th

All Junior Competitions (other than Division One) – Commence on Saturday April 1st
All Senior Competitions – Commence from Thursday March 30th

The Competition Grand Finals Days are set down for the week of September 16th


Great Initiative for all players – Introduce a new playing member in 2017 and you save $$$$

As part of our goal to increase player numbers in Taree Tigers Hockey Club in both juniors and seniors in 2017, we are encouraging our current players to introduce new players to the club and you will receive reimbursements off your own registration fees for every player you introduce in 2017.

The process is simple when you introduce a new player (means a players who has not previously been registered with Taree Tigers Hockey Club) then you will receive the following reductions off your registration fees for 2017 for each player you introduce:

  • Senior Competition player: $25.00
  • Junior Competition player: $15.00
  • Junior non Competition player: $10.00

There will be a place on the 2017 registration form where the new players can advise who introduced them to the club.

So I encourage everyone to ask around at School, at work or in your local area and introduce some new players to our great club in 2017.


Coaches and Managers

As always coaches and team managers are much sought after and we are very keen to speak to any parent or player who would like to assist in the role as coach, assistance coach or team this season. This would be greatly appreciated.

To ensure that the person’s taking on these important roles are supported the club will ensure the following:

Coaches: All equipment is provided, all junior coaches receive a $60 reimbursement per team while senior coaches will receive a $120 reimbursement per team, and the club will also meet the costs for coaches looking to develop further coaching accreditation.

Managers: All managers will be supplied with a manager’s pack and will receive reimbursements of $30 per team. Managers not registered as a player with have their Manning Hockey registration and Tigers Hockey Club membership paid by Taree Tigers Hockey Club.

So if you think you might be able to assist in any way this season, please contact us on the numbers on this flyer.


New junior players in 2017

The new junior players pack is also back this year, so if it’s your first season with Tigers you will get shin pads, mouthguard and a practice ball for free following the payment of your first installment. Please enquire about how to pick up your starters by contacting our great Equipment/Apparel manager:

  • Phone:
  • Email:
Players aged 11 and under

  • New practice ball
  • Pair of club socks
  • Pair of shin pads
  • Mouth guard
Players aged 12 and over

  • New practice ball
  • Pair of club socks
  • Pair of shin pads


Club Uniforms

Playing ShirtsAre supplied to all players by the club and signed for by the players and returned at end of season.

Playing Socks – Are purchased through the club by contacting club uniform/apparel manager.

Playing Skirts – Are purchased through the club by contacting club uniform/apparel manager.

Playing Shorts – Are purchased through the club by contacting club uniform/apparel manager.

Playing shirts will distributed at club training within a few weeks.

In relation to other playing uniform requirements such as club skirts or chub playing shorts, the apparel will be at training over the next few weeks so that players can try gear on make the correct orders.

The club will also be introducing a new range of club apparel including polo shirts, club jackets, zip up hoodies, club caps and drink bottles; these can all be purchased through the club and will be available soon.


Registration Fees

Taree Tigers Hockey Club in 2017 has worked very hard to ensure that registration fee increases have been kept to a minimum and the club has absorbed some of the fee increases for 2017.

It is very important if any player and/or parent have concerns regarding the registration fees that you speak to club committee member so that details can be explained, issues resolved and options made available to ensure everyone enjoys a great season.

Taree Tigers Hockey Club registration can be paid via several options outlined below:

  1. Lump sum payment
  2. Pay by installments as per dates outlined on the ‘2017 registration fees flyer’
  3. Weekly or fortnightly payments to team manager
  4. Direct debits to Taree Tigers Hockey Club (bank account details below)
  5. Individual payments plans as agreed with by Chairperson Tony Lewis or Treasurer Vicki Taylor


Account Name: Taree Tigers Hockey Club Inc
Bank: Westpac Bank
BSB No: 032 584
Account No: 217 052
(Please ensure the players first initial and full surname is written clearly on the bank deposit)

Importantly: All junior and senior players MUST first pay a registration fee to Hockey NSW. The link to the NSW Hockey Registration Page is

Then click on PARTICIPATION in the menu at the top of the page

On the Participation Page click on Register

Then follow the prompts – Taree Tigers Have a Hockey NSW registration handout to assist you if required.

How to Register with Hockey NSW 2017
Filesize: 445kb

Your Hockey Association is: Manning Valley Hockey Association
Your Primary Club is: Taree Tigers Hockey Club

An outline of the NSW registration fees can be found on their registration page.

The details of the Taree Tigers Hockey Club registration fees will be included when you register.


Fitness Training

Is held every Wednesday afternoon starting at 5.30pm
Where: The Riverbank — next to Taree Rowing Club

Everyone in the family is welcome

‘Tigers, shaping up for a great 2017 season’

Importantly, improving overall health and well being is for all the family.
So, regardless of your age or ability, whether a player, a mum or dad you are invited to our fitness training each week.


One again welcome to the club, I know you will have fun and enjoy the season and we wish you & your family all the very best for 2017.

Tony Lewis