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Drouids 2017 Hockey Registration

Hello to all Drouids players and families as we get underway with preparations for the 2017 winter season.

A very warm welcome to those who are new to the Club too.

Drouids Bank Details -Click Here

Hockey Victoria Registration for 2017
All players MUST register directly with Hockey Victoria at

Hockey Gippsland registeration

Hockey Victoria Registration Fees

  •    HV 2017 Junior Playing Membership (Under 10 as at 31 December 2016) $37.50
  • HV 2017 Under 18 Playing Membership (Including SNHC Entry)  $50.00
  • HV 2017 Over 18 Playing Membership (Excluding SNHC Entry)  $65.00

Each individual participant is required to purchase ONE annual HV membership. HV Membership is mandatory.

This fee does NOT include SNHC (State Netball & Hockey Centre ) entry.

Here you will have to pay directly to Hockey Victoria your insurance costs & general association costs for either a junior/senior player for 2017.

We want you on the field in Round 1 – but only if this is done! The Club cannot let you take the field until this is completed.

Need help ? – please ask other members or someone on the committee.


Drouids Fees

For 2017 payments to Drouids are required as follows:

Under 8 and Under 10 players are now paying their fees to West Gippsland Hockey Association. With the exception for Under 10 players who are experienced and wished to train and play in the Under 12.

Please ask a committee member.

  • Under 10/12/14/17, Older students & Adult concession – $105;
  • Adults – $135.

The Drouids Banking details are Bendigo Bank

  • BSB 633108
  • Acc. 156419707.

This is a $5 increase in fees for all players from the club fees charged last year. The committee note that again for the second year there is no Equipment Levy being applied (for expensive goalie gear and other items).As well as this – these fees allow players to play two games per weekend were possible/required, as well as having access to training.

To be able to take the field in Round 1 the committee require all players to have either paid fully or made a part payment of their fees before round one.

Please contact the treasurer/president if you wish to be on a payment plan.

We are happy to have this in place wherever it is needed/required. To Play in Round 1 payment or a payment plan needs to be in place. (note $10 discount for second & subsequent players from the one family still applies)

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2017 Drouids Committee

President: Paul Hunt;
Vice President: Vacant;
Secretary: Vacant
Assistant Secretary: Liz Schellekens;
Treasurer: Mark Smith;
Development :Vacant
Publicity : vacant;
Grounds : vacant;
General Committee:

Andrew Waller
Bec McDonald
Chariss Polderman
Chriss Smith
Ron Cann (WGHA rep)
Tracey Jarrod (Canteen coordinator)

Want to help the club then please consider one of the above vacant roles.

Special thanks to our ongoing sponsors

  • Major Sponsor -Drouin & District Community Bank,
  • Phone Stuart Marriott of SEBM Pty Ltd, Warragul for all your Photocopier/Fax/Sales/Service needs (0419 594 129)
  • Peter Nicholson of Nicho’s Megasports in Smith Street Warragul has been a supporter of our Junior Presentations for a number of years.
  • Kukri uniforms

Junior Country Championships JCC

 Junior Country Hockey Championships 2017



This competition is the annual Victorian Country Association hockey competition which is held in Melbourne in which teams compete against other Victorian regional associations.


JCC 2017 Registration_Medical Form

Print Version of this Article click Here – JCC Hockey 2017 Information Flyer

Features of this event are:

  • Under 13, 15 and 17 in boys and girls country representative teams
  • Participate in a fun event over two days; 6 x 34 minute games.
  • Strengthen your hockey skills and confidence in the game
  • One of Victoria’s largest junior hockey event
  • Provides all country Associations with an opportunity to travel together and represent their local area.



Under 13 competition:  Born on or after 1 January 2004

Under 15 competition:  Born on or after 1 January 2002

Under 17 competition:  Born on or after 1 January 2000


All players must be registered and a member with Hockey Victoria by 1st of May 2017.  You need to be registered with a Club from WGHA, but if you are currently registered with Gippsland Bull’s and would like to play you could do a dual registration with WGHA at no extra cost.

Training:    Bellbird Park Drouin – 2 weeks (to be decided)

COST:   $55 per player 

Uniform: Navy shorts, bottle green hockey socks – will be available for purchase on training nights. Player shirts will be provided for the event.   Mouthguard & shins guards must be worn.

 Game Venues

Competition Venue
Under 13 (Boys & Girls)

Under 15 (Boys & Girls)

Essendon Hockey Centre

Footscray Hockey Centre

Under 17 (Boys & Girls) State Netball Hockey Centre

Address of Venue

Essendon Hockey Centre:   Fenton Street Reserve, Ascot Vale.

Footscray Hockey Centre:  Mclvor Reserve, Fogarty Ave, Spotswood.

State Netball Hockey Centre: Brens Drive, Royal Park.

Please could you let Natalie Oellermann know if your child would like to play ASAP, and please feel free to phone her if you have any questions.

0499601411, email:

Please complete the forms attached and return to Natalie Oellermann, Marg Austen, Louise Pozzebon or Sarah Lucas.

U8 and U10 Competitions for 2017

Changes to U8 and U10 competitions for the 2017 hockey season

The West Gippsland Hockey Association (WGHA) has made changes to the U8 and U10 competitions for this coming season. Rather than relying upon the individual WGHA clubs to provide players and the many necessary volunteers to run these competitions, they will be centralised and run by the WGHA as a whole.

Practices and matches for both the U8 and U10 competitions will be held on Friday nights in 2017.

From 4:30 to 5:40 all U8 players will practice learning basic hockey skills together under the guidance of an experienced coach, prior to being split into their respective teams for matches.

From 5:40 to 7:00 all U10 players will similarly practice and have matches.

The program will begin on 17 March and continue weekly with breaks for school holidays for the season.

The first 3 weeks will be used as grading sessions so that the players may be divided into teams of equal ability to compete in the season-long competition. Note: the Teams will not be affiliated with any existing WGHA club, and will have unique uniforms and names.

The traditional club-based format for competition will be continued in the U12 competition and above.

For our youngest players the WGHA believes there are two significant concerns inherent to the previous format of a club-based competition. Firstly, the quality of instruction for these young players is variable and is not sufficient in quality for their needs.

Secondly, matches are too often one-sided due to differences in number and ability-level of players. These difficulties are remedied in the new structure. The structure will also lessen the time demands on club volunteers and will better ensure equality in participation time by all players.

The WGHA committee is quite excited with this new format for our young juniors. Much energy and expertise is being directed towards its development, under the overall direction of the Junior Development Committee.

You may notice a concerted advertising campaign in the coming weeks under the heading “GAME ON”.

We hope the turn-out on 17 March will be commensurate with the quality of instruction, coaching and organisation that we know will be delivered.
WGHA Junior Development Committee.


Drouids & The Drouin & District Community Bank® Announce Sponsorship

We are exceptionally pleased to receive generous sponsorship from Drouin & District Community Bank®. The Funds are for a new modern style of hockey shirt.

The most significant amount of funds is being supplied by the Drouin & District Community Bank. The new uniforms will be proudly showing off our new partnership with Drouids carrying the Drouin Community bank Logo on our backs.

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In addition to the initial grant provided by Bendigo, the bank  has advised that they are prepared to continue this relationship with the Drouids Hockey club into the future.West gippsland hockey club

There will be a change of Logo as well as a change of the style of uniform. It was felt by the committee that the change of uniform top would make the club more attractive to young players considering joining the club in addition to the tops being of of a better cut for women rather than the unisex fit.

Drouids Hockey club sponsorship

Paul Hunt & Mark Smith gratefully accepting the Cheque from Drouin Community Bank

The Drouin and District Community Bank is well known in this area for being an active supporter of many community organisations.

From our own experience we know the Community Bank provided funds to local kindergartens, in addition to  assisting the local primary School with new equipment.

Whether it is the pre school, primary school sporting club or retirement Village the Community Bank has been there to provide much needed funds.

Drouids Hockey Club of course are conducting all their banking requirements through the Drouin & District Community Community Bank.

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Drouids New Logo

Ask yourself what has any of the big four banks done for your community lately?

Drouids Bedigo bank sponsorship

The Hockey shirts are going will be supplied by Kukri.

Kukri supplies uniforms to most of the best hockey clubs in Australia, now they are supplying Drouids. Kukri sponsors Drouids Hockey ClubThese shirts will be cooler to play in and will be of a modern breathable fabric. They are available in men’s and women’s cut so they will fit better than than the old unisex style.

Kukri will be providing some sponsorship towards our ongoing commitment to being supplied by them over the coming years.

Special thanks to our ongoing sponsors
Phone Stuart Marriott of SEBM Pty Ltd, Warragul for all your Photocopier/Fax/Sales/Service needs (0419 594 129)

Peter Nicholson of Nicho’s Megasports in Smith Street Warragul has been a supporter of our Junior Presentations for a number of years. We are grateful for his support.

nichos Drouids Hockey Sponsorship

Drouids Hockey Club would love to talk to other businesses regarding sponsorship.

Drouids Hockey Club is promoting Good health and working in a team, in a supportive environment.

If your business believes in these ethics maybe we could  work together and create a mutually beneficial agreement.