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Issue # 25

From the President

Congratulations to Hamish Adamson who made his Premier 1 debut on Saturday against Fremantle. Hamish them joined his J9/10A team mates on Sunday to crush UWA 10-1.
There were 4 YMCC games on at Perry Lakes on Saturday afternoon and we took away wins in all 4 games. The over 40 div 1, over 60 div 1 and metro 2 women all booked themselves a grand final spot with their respective wins. As predicted, there was a big turn out for 40’s div 1 given it was finals time. A few more games during the season would have prevented all the hamstring injuries though. The metro 2 men will proceed to the preliminary final thanks to a thundering short corner that the goal keeper only saw when it bounced back out after hitting the backboard. The over 60’s never looked troubled in their game and the metro 2 managed to block out the 30 sideline coaches from earlier games to win on penalty strokes.
In other senior finals games, the Prov 3 men won on penalty strokes after extra time. I understand that it went to sudden death. Note to Tim Moore-Crouch you can celebrate after you put the stroke in not before! The provisional 1 women went down 8-9 in a very tight match. Finally the provisional 4 men also had a close win 5-4 over Hale, and like the provisional 3 men have progressed straight through the grand final.
A reminder to all senior teams and players to please book your wind up tickets now. Details are listed below and you can book online.
Good luck to everyone playing this weekend.

Paul Hough
YMCC President

Club News

Late delivery of the Sportsman this week but just in time to remember the weekend that was a celebrate all the upcoming finals games this weekend.  

Some amazing results for the first week of finals for our senior teams. 

Congratulations to the Provisional 3 Men, Provisional 4 Men, Metro 2 Women, O/40 Divisor 1 Men and O/60 Division 1 Men who have already progressed straight through to the Grand Final

The Prov 3 men have already started their 'year of the crab' grand final campaign by creating a not to be missed event... FILL THE HILL. Pen 14th September in your diaries to cheer the boys on in their GF.

YMCC finals this weekend

There are a few finals matches this weekend featuring our YMCC teams, get your YM colours together and get down to watch some of our teams in action

Saturday 7th September
  • Preliminary Final: Metro 2 men 3:30pm Warwick grass vs OGMHC

Sunday 8th September
  • Semi Final: Promotion 2 women 12pm PHS2 vs Uni Associates
  • Semi Final: Promotion 1 women 1:45pm PHS2 vs  Southern River

Wednesday 11th September
  • Preliminary Final: Rae Blunt Pennant 8.00pm PHS2 vs Old Aquinians 

YMCC Hockey Club is fundraising with Entertainment! 

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

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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

For the second week in a row we met the Joondalup Lakers, but this time we were in front of a raucous home crowd at Perry Lakes, who were already up and about after wins to the Prov 4’s and Men’s O40’s Div 1. We certainly didn’t want to be the ones to let the team down, but you wouldn’t know it by the way we started. Completely forgetting about the short game that had got us into to the finals, we fell back into old habits with the old “hit it long and hope” strategy that has characterised Grass Crab hockey for so long. While it might work against the shoe-less weekend warriors down at Armadale, it wasn’t going to cut it in a final, and Joondalup were tearing us to shreds through the midfield. It was only through great keeping by Sean and a bit of luck that the score remained even. We were under pressure in defence, but the Weapon and Joshie made some key tackles, Chicko got in the way a few times and Red certainly had his hands full all afternoon. We were down in numbers on the bench as well, with Captain Budgie joining Claz on the sidelines after his calf gave way as a result of an entirely inappropriate choice of pants (the Grass Crabs are good at many things, but wearing slim-fit clothing is definitely not one of them). As the game wore on the energy levels dwindled. Although we were getting the ball into attack, Burt was struggling to get away from their key full-back, who was all over him like a good old-fashioned venereal rash. We rotated the Animal through the key forward spot but he couldn’t re-capture his goal-scoring form from the Blades game earlier in the year. Enter Coco. In the dying minutes of the game we scrambled a short corner, and clearly fed up with his team’s performance (as usual) Coco installed himself as the hitter. With the late afternoon sun gleaming off his perfect teeth he placed a sizzling shot into the corner, while his favourite lady watched on drooling with her tongue hanging out. His dog Sausages was excited too. In the end it was enough, and we survive to fight on next week……

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         

Has your home loan rate become less competitive lately? 
Do you want to know what your possible options are? 

If you want some free, no obligation information about home loans then drop Cosi an email (  to see what the possibilities are.  Even if you have negative equity in your house and are paying some crazy interest rate, there are often ways to still get a better rate.   

One lender has a niche where they will give you owner occupied rates on your investment property (as long as you have 25% of your loan as owner occupied).  Another lender will use an autoval if the loan is only 80% of the value, so where an actual valuation might come in lower the option to use an autoval might mean you are actually able to refinance.   

Send me any questions or scenarios and I will gladly have a look at them and get back to you with some information.  If you successfully refer a loan or re-write your own loan you will get a $500 credit for your hockey fees! 


Junior News

Junior Club Presentation Day

NEW JDH and Focus Indoor Hockey Academy for Term 4 

Jamie Dwyer Hockey and Focus Hockey are pleased to announce a new indoor hockey Academy starting in Term 4, 2019.

If you are keen to learn indoor hockey skills or just want to improve your hockey over the off season then this is a great way to do it. These sessions are designed to teach you the skills of indoor hockey then allow you to practice them in games. No need to make up a team, just come along and teams are made up each week. Indoor hockey is a fabulous way to improve your hockey skills and keep fit. 

Sessions begin Thursday October 17 at the following times:
Year 3-4 players : 430pm to 530pm 
Year 5-6 players : 430pm to 530pm
Year 7-8 players : 530pm to 630pm 

Indoor hockey sticks will be provided, however bring your own stick too please as well as a glove, water bottle and mouthguard. 

Venue: John 23rd College gym, Mount Claremont.
Cost: $160 for 8 sessions.

Coaches include Jamie Dwyer, Suze Bowyer and experienced indoor coaches.

For junior players in Year 3 to 8, see booking links below. Numbers are limited to 20 per age group.

Year 3 and 4 please book on:

Year 5 and 6 please book on:

Year 7 and 8 please book on

For any questions please email


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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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


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