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 - 48 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.
NZ Blackstick GK Leon Hayward proudly displays his club shirt under the Tokyo Olympic rings ... bless ya Leon "a true club man".
On Sunday 1st August the clubs premier women conducted a development clinic for the clubs youth and junior players. Nearly 80 children attended the event held at Diocesan school, accessing a great opportunity to spend the afternoon with the clubs premier womens team.
The theme of the clinic was centred on passing and the skill principles behind the success of the premier team.
Head Coach Jason Butcher said "It was a great opportunity for us to share and teach the basics on how we try and play, including the things we believe in as a team. It was a lot of fun spending time with our junior playing community and important for us to keep building that connection".
Head to our Junior Hockey page for a brief Tournament report.
Click on the link below to listen to an enthralling podcast with Somerville Premier Womens Coach and FIH lecturer Jason Butcher speaking to UK Sports podcasters "Left Field Thinking". Will Murray and Elliot Foweraker from "Left Field" interview sports coaches and celebrities focussing on people development.