Arana Ascot awarded Best Junior Club

Arana Ascot Hockey was awarded the 2017 Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association ‘Taxation Shield for Best Junior Club’ this year by achieving the highest points across the board.

Arana Ascot President, Russell Morrison said this was due to their focus on developing young players.

“We hold regular development sessions throughout the year and draw on our affiliated senior club, Ascot Women’s Hockey, who provide highly-skilled players to assist,” he said.

The senior Club, who in 2016 signed three times Olympian and Hockeyroos player Angie Lambert OAM, won the Division 1 Grand Final this year.

“Angie, along with many other members of their top Division 1 team, work closely with the Junior Club. They are passionate players who have a lot of skill and knowledge which they are happy to pass on to new players in the sport.”

Arana Ascot Hockey proudly won three Premierships out of the seven junior teams they fielded.

“The time and effort invested in our juniors has yielded positive results with an increasing number of junior players being selected in representative teams and every division we played in achieved competitive results,” Russell said.

“We are also very proud of our two Under 7 and three Under 9 teams that don’t play for points.”

In 2018, Arana Ascot Hockey have signed Elise Matherson (Australian University player) and Jorja Morgan (Queensland School girls player), to coach the Under 13 Turf teams.

“We are grateful to have so many high-quality coaches like Sara Rogers, who represents Australia in the Women’s Country team as well as coaches the Australian Under 21’s Men.”

The 2018 season kicks off in January with a five week Hookin2 Hockey program, to give young boys and girls the opportunity to give hockey a go. They’ll learn the basic skills, develop fundamental motor skills and make new friends.

Hookin2Hockey commences Tuesday, 16 January at the Ferny Grove fields on Tramway Street from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Register online via the Arana Ascot Hockey Website.

Mr Morrison said the Club is looking forward to another successful season in 2018.

“We wish to thank all our committee members, players, coaches, managers and supporters for such an amazing year and believe 2018 will be another successful one.”

Arana Ascot Hockey Club sign on day will be held on Saturday, 27 January 2018 at Rebel Sports, Mitchelton 9am – 1pm.  For more details, follow them on Facebook or contact the Secretary at aranaascot@gmail.com.