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eNews #32 October: Senior Award Winners & Milestone Celebrations

In this issue:

  • Representative News
  • Senior Presentation Night
  • Senior Member Milestone Celebration
  • Briars Hockey - AGM
  • Briars Games Played Records Project
  • Flick Kids Returns in Term 4 2019

Representative News:

NSW U13 Representatives:

Congratulations to Henry Tyree, Oskar Smith, and Trinity Brook who represented NSW in the U13 National championships recently. The NSW U13 Girls Lions team finished 3rd and the Boys U13 Stars team finish 2nd in the overall standings. Well done to these 3 little legends, a fantastic achievement and performance at the tournament.

NSW Masters Representatives:

Congratulations to our Men’s Masters players who represented NSW in the recent Australian Championships in Western Australia. All three age groups came away with a medal. With the O35’s securing the silver medal when the gold medal match went to penalty shoot outs and the 40’s and 45’s securing the bronze medal. Congratulations to all players on a wonderful tournament.

O35’s - Alan Charlton, Lee Brady, Chris Coombes,

O40’s – Adam Bannister

O45’s – James Fordham

Australian Masters Selections:

Following on from their amazing performances at the Australian Men’s Masters championships 5 of our Briars men have been selected into the Australia Masters teams as either a player or shadow and are absolutely STOKED for them. They have all worked so hard and deserve this selection. We are extremely proud of you and can’t wait to see you in the green and gold!

O35’s - Chris Coombes

O40’s – Alan Charlton & Adam Bannister and Lee Brady (shadow player)

O45’s – James Fordham (shadow player)

Senior Award Winners – Presentation Night 2019:

We celebrated the 2019 senior season with a wonderful presentation night last weekend. 131 senior players and special guests attended the night at Briars Sports Club. It was a night of laughter, reminiscing and celebration of the wonderful achievements of our players, teams, coaches and volunteers in the 2019 season. Followed by a little dancing..!

To see the complete list of senior award winners click the link below.

Senior Award Winners - 

Senior Members Games Played Milestones:

It was an absolute privilege to be able to recognise some amazing milestones of our senior players at on presentation night. The loyalty, love of hockey, and club spirit that these members have shown over the years is incredible and we are so glad to have each of you as Briars.

We recognised 110 senior player milestones between 50 - 600 games. Below is a link to the complete list of players recognised on the night, and some photos of those who were there.

Senior Games Played Milestones -

50 Games Played Milestone

100 Games Played Milestone

200 Games Played Milestone

300 Games Played Milestone

400 Games Played Milestone

500 Games Played Milestone

600 Games Played Milestone

Briars Hockey AGM:

DATE FOR THE DIARY – Sunday 27th October 3pm – 5pm in the Cintra Clubhouse

The AGM is a great opportunity discuss the season past, and ideas for the future.

YES – we elect the executive and non-executive committee roles at the meeting, and we would love people passionate about their club to come on down and put their hand up for a small or big role in 2020.

BUT… there is no obligation to take on a role, just because you are there, we welcome all players, parents and supporters to just come and learn more about all facets of the club. A list of 2020 positions and role overviews will be available prior to the AGM.

Junior & Senior Briars Games Played Records Project:

So far we have been able to complete a games played total for 66% of our 335 playing members. We still have a long way to go and it is our mission to have a complete set of records by the first round of 2020. If you have not supplied your games played prior to 2019 estimates yet then I would love to hear from you. Please contact and I will re-send the instructions.

We are so excited to be able to recognise milestones achieved by our players as they happen in the 2020 season.

Flick Kids Returns in Term 4 2019:

Due to how popular our first year of Flick Kids was we are running it again in Term 4 2019!

What is it? A fun introduction to hockey for pre-schoolers aged 3-5. Our objective is to create a fantastic first experience that develops basic hockey and gross motor skills within a structured, safe and social environment. Senior coaches blend experience; enthusiasm and fun to create a great afternoon activity to flick start the weekend.

When: Friday 18thOctober – Friday 6thDecember - 5pm to 5.45pm (8 weeks)
Location: The Social Green - Briars Sports Club, Cnr Ian Pde and Wellbank St, Concord
Cost: $80 for the term, new registrations include a Flick Kids shirt and shin guards
How to register:
For more Info Contact: mobile: 0419 907 297

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