Welcome to Somerville Hockey Club
Somerville Hockey Club was founded by Mr L 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.
For those Somerville club members that ventured to LEP the home of Auckland Hockey on the 25/26 of August there wasn’t much time to get to the bar. The club was represented in 11 of the 16 finals over the weekend, to read the weekends full report of our Teams Click HERE
It's that time of year again! With the winter season coming to a close, registrations are now open for our 6 a side summer hockey competition.
To view the Club Training Schedule - Click HERE
To view Coaches, Managers and Teams go to the appropriate page (Senior, Youth, Junior).
Continuing with the clubs support of traveling international players Somerville is welcoming Great Britain couple Barry and Beckie Middleton at the end of October. The couple is seeking accommodation as paying guests in either a Granny-flat or 1 bedroom flat hopefully in the clubs catchment area or inner suburbs. Both players will be traveling to NZ after competing in the Australian State competition. If you are able to provide assistance or direction could you contact the clubs Coaching Director Simon Norton immediately.
Both Barry and Beckie are G.B. International players, Barry having played over 400 matches for his country is one of the games elite players, competing in the last 4 Olympics and 3 World Cups.
The club recommends the following private individual coaching staff. To view click HERE
To view an opportunity to have a Tigerturf training area at your home Click HERE
To view the clubs International Roll of Honour Click HERE
To view the clubs representative players since 2015 Click Here
To view full club Resources go to specific page (Senior, Youth, Junior).
Big shout out to Tim Little and team from Avondale Dental for their moulded mouth guards offer to SHC Members last month.
Tim has been helping to protect our players mouths for over 10 years now. His contribution to support safety in the game has seen him provide well over 500 mouth guards for our somerville players. - That's alot of impressions and behind the scenes effort to preserve our teeth.
If you'd like to support Tim and his committment to us - you can find his practice here
The club sadly acknowledges the passing of one of its Life Members Mr William (Bill) Percy on Sunday 9th September. Our thoughts at this time go to his wife Jenny, children Scott and Karen and their families. Bill, a former premier and representative player was awarded the Bill Newsham Trophy in 1994 and was made a Life Member of the club in 1998.
We are on the lookout for coaches in our Senior division, Youth and Junior grades. Coaching can be shared between two people and players are compensated with offset subs (half subs if sharing coaching role). For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Coaching: Simon Norton (021 467446)
Women's club captain: TBC
Men's club captain: Glyn Carke and Mark Pooley
Youth club captain: Ash Ready
Youth girls Co-ordinator: Monica Pearce
Junior club captain: Anne MacGill