Indoor, outdoor on fire

Hockey. Smithton Hockey Club talents Tomas Coker, Henry Wright and Max Lester will draw on their experiences playing alongside national representatives as the season begins. Selected to compete at the Australian Indoor Championships in Goulburn, New South Wales earlier this year, Coker has returned with a new perspective on the game while Lester says he …

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Stalwart reaches milestone

Achievement. Smithton Hockey Club captain Jason House has played 300 games with the red, white and black. Beginning his playing career with Forest Primary School, the now Division One player joined the club in 1999 with the Under 18 side before progressing to Division Two. In recent years, work commitments prevented House from featuring in …

1 year ago

Taking on new challenges

Tournament. Following a Greater Northern League Division Two debut this season, Smithton Hockey Club players Hugh Dwyer and Kiah House are preparing to represent the state in their field. The duo will join Tasmania’s Under 13 side at the Australian Hockey Championships in Perth, Western Australian from September 28 to October 8. Hugh, 13, will …

1 year ago
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Championship brothers

Camaraderie. Forget sibling rivalry, these brothers are standing together to represent the state at a national competition. Smithton Hockey Club players Keegan and Eddie Popowski will run out side by side at the Australian Hockey Championships next month. Playing in Wollongong, New South Wales from Friday July 7 to 14, the Popowski brothers will compete …

1 year ago

Smithton Hockey Club’s new equipment grant

Funding. Smithton Hockey Club is one of nine Tasmanian recipients of the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund, an initiative which supports innovative ideas in rural communities. Receiving a $1500 grant, the club will put the funds towards purchasing new training equipment and uniforms for the Smithton Hockey Club Development Squad. Established late last year, the nine …

2 years ago

Development squad 

Hockey. Smithton Hockey Club has established a junior development program to foster the talent of the region’s young players. The development series welcomed more than 30 players to the first training of the ‘Smithton Hockey Development Squad’ last Thursday (October 20). Led by Smithton Hockey Club stalwarts, the squad is open to players aged between …

2 years ago

Smithton’s Summer Sevens

Join. The Smithton Hockey Club will host a ‘Summer Sevens’ roster throughout the off-season beginning next Monday (October 31). Half-field games with modified rules will be played Monday nights from 6pm at the Smithton Hockey Complex, where two separate games will be played on the turf at the one time. There will be a Junior …

2 years ago
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West Devonport finish Saints 

Hockey U/16s. The determined Under 16s of Smithton Hockey Club watched as their season came to an abrupt halt during Hockey North West’s Preliminary Final on Friday night. Finishing the season third on the ladder, the young Saints were restricted by the league’s second-place finishers West Devonport. Despite the home turf advantage, Smithton’s game began …

2 years ago

A stellar 25 years 

Milestone. A quarter of a century after joining the Smithton Hockey Club, Sonia Poke has played 400 club games. The inside-forward reached the milestone in Launceston on Saturday during the Saints’ Greater Northern League round 15 clash with South Launceston. “My 400th game seemed a long time coming,” Poke says of the milestone. “I was …

2 years ago

Saints hit by Baptist’s blows

Hockey U/16s. The young Smithton Saints met a highly skilled Burnie Baptist outfit during Friday evening’s round 13 home game. Struggling to find momentum early, the Saints conceded two goals to Baptist in the opening 10 minutes. Despite this setback, Saints goalkeeper Tomas Coker made some spectacular saves throughout the course of the evening. Baptist …

2 years ago