Junior Grass Information 2020

Training venue
Grass training is held at 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove 4055.

First grass training for 2020
February - TBA 

Training (FEB- APRIL)
From Feb - April we share the fields with the cricket club. During this time all grass teams will start their trainning time slot later. Training time TBA.
Training schedule for April - September is below.

Grass trials (U11 & U13) 
February/March - TBA

Practice games (U7, U9 & U11)
March - TBA

Fixtures
TBA 

School Holidays
During this time it will be up to individual team coaches whether the team will train during this period. 

New to the club (grass players)

For players interested in playing for a Arana Ascot grass team in 2020 please register below. By registering you will be added to our mailing list & kept up to date with coach announcements, development, pre season information, club training information, trial information & sign on day.

Register Now

Training Schedule 2020 (April - September)

TeamTimeDayVenue
Under 7 & 94:45pm - 6:00pmTuesdayTramway St, Ferny Grove
Under 11 & 135:00pm - 6:30pmTuesdayTramway St, Ferny Grove
Under 13 Turf4:45pm - 6:30pm
MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Junior Grass (14-17yr)5:30pm - 7:00pmWednesday   Tramway St, Ferny Grove
Junior Turf 35:00pm - 6:30pm
MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Junior Turf 1 
5:00pm - 6:30pm MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Senior TurfVaries
Wed/Thurs  SHC/Easts

Fixtures & Training Information

TeamTrainingFixturesFixture Location
JG
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:10am
Downey Park, Windsor
Under 13's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:10am
Downey Park, Windsor
Under 11's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:10am
Downey Park, Windsor
Under 9's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:00am
Rasey Park, Herston
Under 7's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times 
ranging from 8:30am - 11:00am
Rasey Park, Herston

Why do we have trials?

 Club Growth - Our club has grown significantly over the past few years and is predicted to grow even further in the years to come. We are now fielding more than one team in most age divisions.

  •   Competing at right level - By selecting like-minded players in the same teams, we are ensuring our teams are competing at a level in which all players are capable.
  •  Training and Coaching - Our coaches will find planning and running training sessions much smoother as all players are at a similar level of ability.
  •  Representative Duties - For BWHA representative team trials, representatives are chosen and usually evaluated in higher teams
  •   Attracting talent to club - Clubs with higher correctly graded teams attract future players
  • Selectors and coaches will be evaluating each player based on a merit under four distinct areas - Technique, Tactics, Speed and Personality

  • What will help my child at the trials? 

    • Help them to be physically and mentally prepared for the trials, early night good food and plenty of fluids.
    • Bring a never give up attitude
    • Bring all the necessary equipment i.e. shin pads, drink bottle, stick, mouthguard, arrive 10 minutes early.
    • Encourage your child to use their voice during drills and games to encourage other team members in a positive way.
    • Have fun and bring a positive attitude
    • Finally, and this is just not for trial day
    • Encourage your child and educate them on how to be attentive, the coaches only have them for 1.5hours of training each week, listen to the coach and ask appropriate questions, pay attention to what the coach asks, and try to be the best you can be.  As coaches we all love kids who listen and try to the best of their ability.

    Finally 

    Like any competitive sport, hockey is more enjoyable if you are playing alongside and against like-minded and equal ability peers. We conduct trials to have the best teams for the different levels within the turf /grass competition. As such there are no guarantees for individuals that they will be selected in the same grade as in previous years. We believe this to be fair for both existing and new members. As per previous years there will be external selectors helping coaches select the teams for 2019.

    One last point, if your child fails to make a top team, don't be disappointed or angry. Ask the coaches for feedback, ask what areas your child could improve in.


    Wet Weather

    Our fields at Ferny Grove drain well which means our trainings are unlikely to be called off.
    If in the event of storms/lighting/heavy rain and we are unable to train you will receive a email/text from coach or manager when they have made a decision. Also check out our facebook page as that is updated all the time. 
    Upcoming
    U15 State Championships
    Gladstone
    Junior indoor hockey starts
    U13 National Championships (Georgia & Kara)
    Tasmania
    Bunnings sausage sizzle
    Keperra
    Senior presentation night
    Entire Calendar...
    Platinum Sponsors
    Teneo GroupPhone 1300 789 190
    Westpac Banking Corporation
    Gold Sponsors
    Astute
    Seaway AgenciesPhone +61 (0)7 3029 31