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.
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:
*Santa's (over 26) vs Elves (under 26) Premier Match Men and Women. Watch our top players compete for the festive crown !! Tuesday 10th December, 7pm hit-off: Diocesan Turf.
*PRIVATE COACHING AVAILABLE WITH A BLACKSTICK !!! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
*Visit our Youth and Junior Pages to view "Club Finals Day" photo's and Prize Winners !!!!
*Club Gear Collection and Property Amnesty. Somerville is Data Basing all Club Property, this requires the participation of all past and present members. How can you help ?? please CLICK HERE for details.
Somerville defeated Roskill Eden 1-0 to make it back to back Inter-City titles for the "ville girls". Full Match Report
Somerville defeated Southern Districts 7-1 on Saturday to finish 5th in the Inter-City Competition. Match Report
Barry Middleton, Premier Men's Head Coach for 2019 season moves back to UK to resume his contract with Holcom HC. Barry and wife Beckie have been a wonderful addition to the club this season and have one the hearts of not only Somerville HC but also the wider Auckland Hockey Community. Barry received the clubs "Player of the Year" award and was also voted the "Players Player of the Year" by his fellow players.
Beckie was instrumental in ensuring another Inter-City title for the Premier Women and played a major role in assisting the Diocesan school Hockey programme.
The Somerville Premier Men's Coach role is currently advertised on NZ, Australia, UK websites.
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.