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Issue # 24

From the President

Congratulations to all those senior teams who have qualified for finals. There are a number of finals on at Perry Lakes this Saturday afternoon, so get down and support our teams if you can. At 1.45pm you have the over 40 div 1 side taking on Wolves. This team finished on top of the ladder and tends to have a full turn out come finals time. There are questions over Stuart Bond’s hammy from last Saturady. The question is not over the injury but whether he still managed to go fishing the next day? The other big game on at 1.45pm is our new over 60’s side. This team has not lost a game all year and managed to put 74 goals in the net. With over a thousand games of Premier 1 experience this team is great to watch. At 3.30pm the Metro 2 team will take on their rivals Joondalup. This team puts more effort into their match reports than anyone else in the club. I can’t wait to read the next one, Hopefully the title is “Winners Are Grinners”! The final game on at 3.30pm is the Metro 2 women’s team. What started out as a social team has seen canny recruitment over the past few years to push them to the top of the table with a combination of youth and plenty of experienced hockey players.
In other games the Prov 1 women will take on Melville in a sudden death game this Saturday at Lemnos. The game before will feature our Prov 4 men who finished top of the table in their grade. On the Sunday the Prov 3 men will take on Hale at Hale for a chance to go straight to the grand final. All of these teams are big supporters of other teams at YMCC so would be great for us to repay this with a big turn out for their games.
Please check all fixtures online to ensure dates and locations are correct.
Our Premier 1 men’s team have a big final game on this Saturday when they take on Fremantle at the new Lakelands Turf at 3.30pm. The teams finals aspirations may rest on the result of this game so a big group of supporters is required.
The senior wind up is on Friday 11th October at the Wembley Golf Club. The social committee has decided on a change of venue this year to ensure everyone can enjoy the night and no one is left to do the serving and cleaning up. Tickets are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment. Juniors (min age 15) playing Seniors are welcome to attend with parental or guardian consent.

Good luck to everyone playing this weekend.

Paul Hough
YMCC President

Club News

YMCC finals this weekend

Saturday 31st August
  • Provisional 4 men 12.15 Shenton Turf v Hale
  • Metro 2 men 3.30 Perry Lakes 1 v Joondalup
  • Metro 2 women 3.30 Perry Lakes 2 v Wolves
  • Over 40 Div 1 men 1.45 Perry Lakes 1 v Wolves
  • Over 60 Div 1 men 1.45 Perry Lakes 2 v Aquinians

Sunday 1st September

  • Provisional 1 women 2.45 Pulse Stadium v Melville
  • Provisional 3 men 5.45 Hale Turf v Hale
The Provisional 3 men have made it into back to back finals series, however last year they went our in straight sets in the crab melt of 2018. We want to wish them the best of luck for their match on Sunday v Hale and hope that we don't see crab melt 2.0  ... or could 2019 be the year of the crab

The final home and away matches for our Premier men and Promotion womens team are this weekend at Fremantle Hockey clubs new turf at Lakeland Sporting complex. They are all must win matches with the Premier 1 men aiming to secure themselves a finals place for the 2019 season and the Promotion women both looking for confidence heading into their respective finals series.

If you can make to to cheer on the teams: matches this Saturday 31st August, Lakelands Hockey and Sporting Facility
  • 12.30 Promotion 1 women
  • 2:00 Promotion 2 women
  • 3.30 Premier 1 men
  • 5.00 Premier 2 men 

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It’s time to celebrate a very successfull year so get your tickets now

Friday 11th October
Wembley Golf Club 'Swingview Room'
$50 per person

Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!!

Click the link to purchase your tickets 

Wembley Golf club is a licensed venue. Minimum age for attendance if 15 years old. If you are a club member who is under 18 years old you must also complete the attached permission form when you purchase your ticket. 

If a permission form is not received Wembley Golf Club will refuse the attendee entry 


Can you help a future YMCC Player??


Work Required

Clive Kennedy will be relocating to Perth from Ireland for the 2020 season and beyond. He is looking for work; he has a degree in business marketing and experience in logistics and supply chain. For the last few years he ran one of Europe’s top hockey shops in Dublin.

Please contact Cam Tremayne if you know of any opportunities.


Match Review

Metro 2 Men

This week we faced off against Joondalup, ironically the same team we were likely to meet in the following week’s final. This led to a tactical dilemma: do we keep all our secrets under wraps, or do we go for the big win to gain the psychological advantage? But it didn’t prove to be that easy, with the bumps and divets of the pitch at Lake Joondalup Baptist College playing havoc with our normally sublime skills. Seriously, finding a flat area to pass through was as hard as finding a safe spot to sit on the Websters’ couch. It bounced over our sticks, came flying at our heads and clean bowled Sean the goalie on at least one occasion. But thankfully it didn’t bounce into our goals, and we went to the long break at 0-0. In the second half we decided to reveal a weapon, and it was a new one for us – speed, in the form of the younger brigade in Harry, Ben and Ozzie. With those boys creating space through the midfield the Animal and Red were able put some dangerous long balls through to Burt, one of which he converted into a well-deserved goal. Both Bundy and Captain Budgie looked (sort of) dangerous at times but they weren’t able to convert their opportunities. The umpire was determined to even up the game by inventing a series of short corners, but Joshie, Coco, Sean and the Weapon successfully kept them out. Eventually we got the ball out of our defence and back into Burt’s possession, who proceeded to employ the push-the-ball-between-their-legs™ move. However, being relatively new to the team Harry misinterpreted one of these as a pass and pounced on it, taking it all the way to score our second goal and seal the match. With Chicko and his moustache away for this game, we were at least able to keep one big secret under wraps until next week.

With finals upon us the post-game discussion turned to selection, and it is fair to say there is some tension in the air. Most of the team have felt Coco’s wrath and been “cut” at some stage of the season, so none of us really know where we stand. Some of us tried to prove our fitness by taking on Burt’s kids in a game of football, but it appears we grossly overestimated our ability to compete with primary school-age children and may have done genuine harm to our chances of selection next week, not to mention our hamstrings. If you want to see who makes the grade we would love to have you on the sidelines. I’m sure the times for all YMCC teams in finals will be listed above, but just in case – Perry Lakes at 3:30.

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!

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

A big thank you to all the parents and players from the 9/10A girls and 5/6A promo boys teams who turned up to help with our canteen onSaturday last week. They came laden with home baking which was well received by the small crowd we had at Perry Lakes. Our morning continue to get quieter as the younger players have all finished for the season.

Next week we host 2 Hockey WA games but the canteen is still open so if you are passing and feel like a coffee, please drop in for a chat if nothing else!

Next Saturday afternoon is gearing up to be a busy afternoon as YMCC is hosting 4 Semi finals for the grass teams. The bar will be open as usual and we plan to have nachos and sausage rolls/party pies for sale. Drop in and cheer on our teams to help them through to the next round of finals.

Thank you to Fiona, Di’s sister, who turned up last week to help with the canteen and bar in the afternoon.

The canteen crew

Junior News

Junior Club Presentation Day


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

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