Latest news and match reports from YMCC Hockey Club
View this email in your browser

Issue # 22

From the President

Well the big news this week are our Promotion 1 women’s team is on top of the ladder and 6 points clear of second place. If you didn’t know already, in 2019 the top placed team in Promotion 1 grade will automatically be promoted to Premier 1 grade for the 2020 season. We need as many supporters as possible at all of the remaining Promotion 1 women’s games for the rest of the season to cheer them on.
Congratulations to Hamish Adamson and Hunter Banyard and Angus Adamson (train on) who were selected in the Australian Schoolboys team after the recent national championship.
We are heading towards the business end of the season. I know we have a lot of teams who will be playing finals this year and that is a testament to all of our players, coaches and development programs.
I know that Matt Moore-Crouch has been keeping an eye on the goal scoring list for seniors. How do I know? He told me on the weekend! Matt you are on 18, but still 2 behind the ladder leader Daniel Woodward (40’s div1), and equal with Colin Howell (60’s div1).
Good luck to everyone playing this weekend.

Paul Hough
YMCC President
Vale Ed Hooper
Our sympathies go out to the Hooper family after the recent passing of Ed Hooper. Ed was a popular member of the over 50’s side for a number of years before his illness.

Club News

This week Marshall Roberts (Swampy) will play his 150th game for YMCC.

He had a dream start debuting in 2013 and after 3 seasons had 3 premierships ( most players would die for one!). Marshall has also played state level in 15's, 18's, 21's and Thundersticks.

Come celebrate this milestone match with Marshall when the Premier One men face Wolves this Saturday 3.30pm at Shenton turf. 

Saturday you can also catch the following matches at Shenton:

  • 5:00pm Premier Two Men v Wolves
  • 6:30pm Premier Alliance Men v Wolves

Good luck to our Promotion One women who face Rockingham this Saturday 17th August 12.30 at Lark Hill. The girls are well positioned at the top of the table and a win this weekend will steal the minor premiership and as Houghy has mentioned with the restructure of the womens turf league in 2020 would see them regain Premier One status for 2020.

The girls have had an amazing season and we wish them all the best for their game this weekend. 

Nanga Bush Camp Weekend

4th – 6th October 2019


Our annual weekend away at Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup.

This is open to all club members & friends.

Fill your weekend with canoeing, rafting, bush walking, reading, socialising, indoor basketball & card games.

Do as little or as much as you want.

Accommodation is in a bunk house set in the forest adjacent to the Murray river, with fully equipped camp kitchen & toilets & hot showers.


For further info contact:
Sherryn – 0450358448 ( (or at the bbq on a Saturday)
Peter Judge – 9285 0416, 9457 5877
Or anyone you hear talking about it!

YMCC Hockey Club is fundraising with Entertainment! 

Your support really helps our fundraising, so we’re thrilled to let you know about special bonus Early Bird Entertainment Membership Offers for loyal supporters. 


Pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership and receive bonus offers you can use right away!

Click here to help support YM

Business Directory and Networking Ideas

YMCC are working on developing a business directory for members who own a business or who work for businesses that could benefit from either developing business relationships or promoting their business among club members. 

The team have developed a survey to gain information regarding ideas and interest in developing this networking group. The hope is to arrange a catch up over a few drinks and nibbles with those interested. The linked survey will allow you to select your preferred time of the event and share your business details. 

This is not only for business owners and there is an option for anyone to fill it out. So please select any of the above links to compete the survey and we will be in touch with more information.
Details on how to purchase tickets will be released soon. Stay tuned to YM social media to keep up to date with senior presentation night information

Match Review

Metro 2 Men

On a glorious sunny afternoon at Perry Lakes the Grass Crabs faced off against Guildford, who are the top team and looking like the ones to beat. They are younger, faster, fitter and more skilful than us - but otherwise we match up pretty well. Unfortunately, they got a bit of luck early in the game, as one of their forwards tripped over and knocked the ball into our goal with his flailing stick. That was really their only scoring opportunity for much of the rest of the game, as the Weapon, Chicko and Sean build a wall in defence. Once we got the ball moving through the midfield via Coco, Shano and new recruit Theo (nickname pending – it shouldn’t take too long) we started to look likely. Burt was employing his cunning push-the-ball-between-their-legs™ move, Shano was making friends as always, and the Animal, Captain Budgie and Bundy were all getting into dangerous positions, but luck just wasn’t on our side. That ball swiped across the face of goals more times than the Animal swipes his finger across the phone screen on a Saturday night. It went across the right, across to the left, it even swiped up over the top (not sure what that gets you?), but it never went in the goals. In the end we ran out 0-1 losers, but it had been a good effort from the team, made tougher by losing papa Claz to a calf injury – clearly weakened by an excess of evasive manoeuvring the previous Saturday evening.

Given our lack of scoring during the game the post-match discussion focused on the individual approaches team members take in order to get that result on the board. For some it seemed to come easily, with a minimum of effort, while others were prepared to put in the hard yards over a much greater period of time. Still others seemed destined to only get on the board once a season, no matter what they try.

But the great thing about the hockey season is that another opportunity comes around the very next week, and for us that comes in the form of ECU (Coco’s mates). Let’s hope we get a result that afternoon.

A word about our Sponsors         

Also don't forget Cosi Home Loans Footy tips!

If you are highest YM member and you dont get them all correct you win a $25 voucher! If you get them all correct and the closest margin you get $100 voucher!

To enter simply see Cosi Home Loans facebbok page and send them a message stating "Round xxx" and enter your tips! It's a week to week competition so even if you haven't entered previously you can still win!!

See Cosi Home Loans Facebook Page to enter   

Canteen News

The canteen crew have had a busy 2 weeks in the mornings at Perry lakes with 110 breakie burgers flying off the BBQ.

Our thanks go to the parents and players of the 5/6B girls and 5/6A boys who helped on 3/8/19 and the 7/8A Res girls and 5/6 A girls who were on roster last Saturday. Both groups provided a yummy array of home baked goods for us to sell and came in droves to help at the different areas.

Particular note must be made of Clayton and Adelaide Brandwood who calmly cooked the burgers despite a long line of hungry customers.

Next week is the final big week as we start the windups with our Minkey, Shooting stars and J1/2 competition finishing up for the season. Have a great summer, keep safe and see you all again next year for a breakie burger!

The canteen crew

Junior News

Our YMCC juniors had a great time representing School Sport WA at the recent U16s Championships in Newcastle. 

The boys team finishing 5th and the girls team finishing 6th.

A massive congratulations to Hamish Adamson and Hunter Banyard on their selection in the All Australian Team for 2019, along with Angus Adamson, selected as a reserve.

Loads of hard work paying off for these boys.


Minkey and Inclusive Hockey Roster

Last week of Minkey and Inclusive Hockey this weekend

The 2019 Minkey Roster is below. Could all team please have coaches at Perry Lakes by 9.15 for set up with sessions starting at 9.30

17th August: J11/12s


To all the YMCC club members, families and friends

We would like to invite you to come to our Social night for the Grass Teams. The event will be held at Perry Lakes Clubrooms (Des and Pam Kelly Pavilion) on the 14th September 2019. The reason behind this event is celebrating the awesome club spirit we have amongst our 8 grass teams. The Bar will be open from 4pm. We invite you to bring food to share or even dinner?! The BBQs and ovens will be available to cook food. Feel free to drop off food off during the day (we have a new fridge for this, thank you Peter Judge and Town of Cambridge!) or bring it with you when you arrive!. We will provide the drinks through the bar and canteen. We look forward to see most of you there!

Event link to Facebook page for RSVP

The YM Bar Crew

Make sure you are following YMCC Hockey on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with everything that is happening at YM. 

If you hear a great quote around the club, want to write a match review for your team or want to see a YMCC players profile featured in the Sportsman, email

With thanks to our sponsors


Copyright © 2019 YMCC Hockey Club, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp