Hong Kong Hockey Association have released their 2017 Field Hockey fixtures for the Women. These have been updated on our respective teams 'TeamSnap' accounts.
If you haven't yet been added to TeamSnap then please send us an email Contact DHC.
You can view the Women's Hockey Fixtures here: http://www.hockey.org.hk/WomenFixture.asp
and the Men's Fixtures will go here: http://www.hockey.org.hk/MenFixture.asp
Don't forget our first training sessions of the year are at Happy Valley Hockey Field 11 (e.g. Hockey Field 1) this Sunday and the following Tuesday. Again, let us know if you don't knwo about these and we can send you the details.
If you don't know how to find our fields, check out our PitchFinder page!
The Senior season kicks off in just over a month. Have you started pre-season fitness as yet?
Join us for our pre-season drinks on August 19th 2017 - email@example.com for more information!
We are now taking enrolments for our Mens and Womens teams. Are you always struggling to get enough game time? Wanting to have a more social season, but still participate at a high level? All four of our teams are willing and able to accept new players.
English is our core language, so don't stress if you think we all speak dutch (I'm a Kiwi!!!).
Send us a message and we will let you know when our first trials and games are!
Let's create some competition against the larger clubs in 2017-2018, come and join the DHC!
Last Tuesday the DHC (Dutch Hockey Club) Committee gathered for their 67th AGM at the Indian Recreation Club, thank you to everyone who attended, it is great to see the club grow!
For the full report, please email us.
This year has been an exciting year with many social highlights. Against all expectations we managed to have four teams in the competition and attracted many good new players. We kicked the season off with the spectacular tram party through Hong Kong, joined the Octoberfest celebrations as a club, set up monthly drinks in Mokum and finished the season off with an unforgettable junk party! Special thanks to our sponsors Rabobank and Mokum and all the people who helped out with organizing this season.
We are very happy to have found many club members who volunteered to make this season even better! This year’s committee will exist out of: Michael Koppert (Chairman), Alex de Haseth (Treasurer), Ali Zeeshan – (Trainer / Coach / Kids club), Liesbeth van der Zee (VP Ladies), Sarah Noonan (Marketing), Kenneth Chau (Convenor), Thomas Kluijtmans (VP men), Kelly-Ann McHugh (VP kids) and Dorus Reuwer (VP special events). The men's A team will be lead by Sjoerd Reiniers with support from Thomas Kluijtmans and Bas Fransen will be the captain for the B team.
During the AGM it was agreed to increase the membership dues to HKD 2900,- per year for adults and HKD 1900,- for kids. Membership fees for half a season are 1500 for adults and $1000 for kids (correction from previous email). Students will receive a 50% discount. Membership will be waived if you help us to find a new sponsor, more information can be found below!
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We are actively recruiting new players! Sarah has drafted an overview of organizations with contact details to approach. We also discussed the importance of our sponsors to ensuring we continue to be the longest standing club in Hong Kong
Upcoming events (more information will be shared in due time)
Start of the season BBQ | 19 August 2017
Training sessions | 29 August 2017, 5 & 12 September
Team formations | 8 September
First match of the season | 15 & 16 September
We are also trying to organize a couple of friendly matches with other clubs during the summer and more information will be shared by the team captains.
We are looking forward seeing you next season!
The DHC Committee 2017-2018
Dutch Men’s B, playing in the 4th Division, had a good 2016-2017 season.
As usual the team had some changes: 3 players left or had long term injuries and 2 players were added. At the end of the season another player joined so overall the team was stable where it comes to total number (18). Same applies to the quality, new joiners had different levels of experience so all-in-all the level remained the same. The team has a good mix of seasoned and young players. The turnout was good, most of the games the team had enough players on the pitch. In some occasions additional players had to be sought, mainly as a result of long holiday weekends or due to the maintenance of the HV pitches which resulted in games being scheduled on weekdays. The results improved vs last season: men's B finished the first part of the season well at the 6th position in the ranking, out of 12, thereby qualifying for the play-offs. The play-offs brought another 4 points adding up to a total of 22 points (7 victories, 1 draw) and an overall 6th position, a good achievement. The team has a good atmosphere evidenced by a high turnout at socials, e.g. drinks at Mokum. For next season we have one leaver and a possible transfer of one player to the A's. Bas Fransen will take over the captain role.
Congrats to Bertrand who hit the top scorers list in the 2nd round.
See you next season for more social fun.
DHC Men’s A
Another great season with many Social highlights. A special congrats to Koene as the 2nd top goal scorer in the second half of the season, and Diego who also scored 2 goals and made the table!
Unfortunately the team had a limited number of players due to transitions and holidays in the first half of the season, but with a great pick up in the second half. We did catch up a little bit, but it was little too late. Together with three other teams we had to play playoffs for relegation. We didn’t make it through, but to finish on a positive note: the association decided to keep us in the first division!
Many of our games were close, especially against HKFC D, KCC B, HKCC, Aquila, Rhino, SSSC, Dragons. Our toughest competitor was definitely Valley, not surprising with one of their players scoring 16 goals in the season (not all against us)!
This is a great motivation for the players to work hard next year!
We are actively recruiting players at the moment, new people to Hong Kong, friends from friends, and we are making ourselves known at the University to attract some students. We kept our reputation up this year as cupfighters, we stranded in the quarter finals this year. There were plenty of social highlights this year. Monthly drinking sessions in our sponsor Bar Mokum. A well organized junk boat. And plenty of The Dansant. We are looking forward to next season, and with a little bit more manpower, we will be in the top 3 of the league again. And we will be back as crowd favorites ;)
If you are interested in having more game time in 2017-2018, rather than being on the bench, then please consider the Dutch Men's A in 2017-2018 season. Send through your queries on our Contact Us form.
See you next year:
During Easter weekend, the DHC Hockey Club pulled together a team of non-travelors to rock the HKFC Easter 6's. A weekend mostly about a few beers between games and socialising, the team did well considering how many in the club couldn't make day 2! A wonderful spit roast dinner put on by HKFC on the final prizegiving, the typical hockey boat races, and only one major injury, it was definitely a lot of fun.
So if in 2018 you don't want to travel far for Easter, consider sticking around for the 6's.
The DHC Committee unites the club with a series of social events, co-ordination of the season. Hear more about what the Dutch Hockey Club in Hong Kong is up to. Remember all welcome!