The inaugural Somerville v Southern Derby Day got of to a flying start despite heavy rain delaying the opening match at Kolmar stadium on Saturday. The Somerville Premier women set the scene for what ended up being a clean-sweep for the club in all 3 matches on the day. Usual club stalwarts Julia King, Phoebe Steele and Jas McQuinn led an impressive array of young talent with newcomer and former GB international Beckie Middleton showing she will be a real asset this season and featured prominently. The Premier Reserve women achieved the highest score downing their counterparts 5-2 in emphatic display of goalscoring led by up and coming star Lulu Fulton. The premier mens match was a closely fought affair with both sides playing without prominent senior players. On the day it was the Barry Middleton coached Somerville side which finished stronger notching a 2-0 win with goals to debutant Nick Finlayson and the efforvescent Mike Ritchie.
The Somerville Centurions with goals from Mark Pooley and Peter Botting defeated Counties 2-1 to take the Summer Masters League. Since its inception almost 20 years ago the Somerville Centurions have regularly visited the final of the Auckland Masters League. Current organisers Glyn Clarke and Mark Pooley have ensured the camaraderie goes further than on-field results. If you would like to be a part of this group please contact a club offiicial at the end of the current winter season.
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
ALL Somerville players will be receiving NEW uniforms this year (playing shirts, skirts/shorts and socks). Teams will be advised by their Managers when these are available to be collected from Just Hockey. Somerville branded hoodies are available or purchase now through Just Hockey for $60
March 17th & 18th: Premier Intercity starts
April 7th & 8th: Festival of Hockey
April 14th & 15th: Senior competition starts
June 2nd & 3rd: Queens Birthday - NO PLAY
August 18th: Premier Intercity finals
August 25th & 26th: Senior finals weekend
August 31st: Prizegiving