Welcome to Somerville Hockey Club
Somerville Hockey Club was founded by Mr Lesley Howard Norton in 1915 and became an Incorporated Society in 1972. Today the Club has in excess of 600 members - 45 teams of men, women, boys and girls, playing across all grades in the AHA competition. Our homebase is located at Auckland Grammar School turf in Mt Eden, on the Auckland city fringe with an international class water turf. Our premier mens and womens teams feature 12 current and past Blacksticks.
Premier and Premier Reserve Selectors in action on Sunday. Joel Clarke, Simon Towns, Liam Koorey, Mark Pooley.
Premier and Premier Reserve players assemble for 2020 season trials.
Somerville defeated Roskill Eden 1-0 to make it back to back Inter-City titles for the "ville girls". Full Match Report
Somerville star defender Dwayne Rowsell received an early present to celebrate this Christmas with his reselection to the Blackstick National squad for 2020.
The star defenders recent club form and outstanding performance at the National Hockey League did not go unnoticed. Auckland finished runners up with Dwayne contributing a major part to that success. He is certain to be pushing strongly for a place in Tokyo in 2020.
Dwayne’s hockey had taken a recent break as his new fitness industry business venture, Studio Box in Newmarket, was opened earlier in the year. His workload around this time meant Dwayne was unavailable for the first 3 matches of the club season. However, his return to the Somerville Premier team coincided with immediate results as the star defender and drag-flicker quickly regained his form under the watchful eyes of coaches Barry Middleton, Simon Towns and fellow team mate and midfield international legend Ryan Archibald.
His passion for the game has never diminished and he now joins incumbent Blackstick Jacob Smith as the two current NZ men's representatives from the club. This takes the total count of current Somerville HC and NZ representatives to a staggering 10 players. The full list is:
Somerville Blackstick Jake Smith in action against Korea, the Blacksticks are Tokyo bound wrapping up their qualification series with 2 wins.
Somerville Blackstick Julia King with BS Captain Stacey Michelson celebrating Olympic Qualification with a win over Australia at the recent Oceania Cup.