Welcome to South West United Hockey Club

South West United Hockey Club is currently the largest hockey club in the western suburbs of Brisbane. We cater to all standards of hockey players aged 5 to 75 in both grass and turf competitions. Our club was founded in the early 1970's and is based in the Graceville area of Brisbane however attracts and welcomes players from all over Brisbane.

We currently have a membership of over 300 players that compete in Masters, Senior Turf, Senior Grass, Junior Turf, Junior Grass and U9 and U7 Rookey competitions.

We pride ourselves on being a very welcoming and safe club and you will notice us for sure in our distinctive bright blue and orange uniforms and we're affectionately known as the Mighty Swooos.

If you are interested in playing hockey at any level please contact our club Head of Development, Phil Jackwitz, via email philjhockey@gmail.com.

2020 Come and Try Info

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Division 1 and 2 Training Commences

Are you a female athlete with ambition to test yourself at the highest level of club hockey?  Are you looking for a new challenge in 2020?  We have opportunities for motivated female athletes to play across our Division 1 and 2 teams, alongside our emerging elite athletes.  Our approach to athletic development is second to NONE!    

Division 1 and 2 training dates and times up until Tiger Turf Cup;
Sunday Jan 19th; 5.00-6.30pm
Thursday Jan 23rd; 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday Jan 27th (public holiday); 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday Jan 30th; 7:00pm – 9:00pm
In Feb; every Monday and Thursday 7pm - 9pm

Tiger Turf Cup draw is out. Games are two 10 minute halves with a 2 minute break. Top 8 teams progress to day 2.
Draw - Saturday February 15th;
11:30am v Nambour
1:00pm v Norths
3:00pm v Commercial

Trial games have been confirmed;
Ipswich; Saturday February 22nd
5:30pm SWU/QUT v HBHC (Hancock Brothers) 
Gold Coast; Saturday February 29th
4:30pm SWU/QUT v Labrador
Ipswich; Saturday March 7th
3:45pm SWU/QUT v Wests

New players are welcome to attend our training sessions.  If you feel you've never been properly coached, or given the opportunities you deserve, or ever wondered if you've been fully developed as an athlete, we are the club to test yourself within.  We are waiting for you.   

For more information, contact our Head of Development, Phil.  
Email; philjhockey@gmail.com
Mob; 0432 031 665

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2020 Junior Pre-season and Trials

Welcome to the SWU Junior Turf pre-season and Selections for 2020 J1, J2, J3 and U13 Turf Teams.


During pre-season we have 2 sessions per week that include skills sessions and selections. These dates will be outlined below.
All our training for all teams will be at the State Hockey Centre, Lytton Rd, Morningside (Colmslie). 

 
Our coaches:
J1 Brad Rogers
J2 Angela Lindop
J3 Maddy Stokes
U13T Ben Julien


Thursday 23rd Jan   6-7pm       SHC Pre season clinic
Monday 27th Jan 5.30-6.30pm SHC preseason clinic
Thursday 30th Jan 6-7pm SHC preseason clinic
Monday 3rd Feb 6-7pm SHC **Selections
Thursday 6th Feb 6-7pm SHC
Saturday 8th Feb all day BP ** WOLF CUP TOURNAMENT ** 
Monday 10th Feb 6-7pm SHC **Final Selections
Tuesday 11th Feb **Announce final Teams
Thursday 13th Feb 6-7pm SHC JT1 only
Monday 17th Feb 6-7pm SHC Official Start to the season

Wolves Tournament for U18's players. We are excited to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Wolves CUP for the second time, which will be held at Burringbar Park on Saturday 8th February. It is in a slightly different format - 9 a side but a great opportunity to play in a tournament early in the season. This competition will also be a part of our final selections for our Junior turf competition. 

 
WOLVES TOURNAMENT - Saturday 8th Feb from 9am-6pm at Burringbar Park.


This year as well, SWU will have 5 teams in the WOMEN's competition. DIV 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. We now have direct pathway for our juniors to play in the top division in senior hockey. All our women's and men's teams will all train on the same nights at SHC with our DIV 1 and 2 squad training twice a week (including fitness sessions).


Once again, this year, we are taking advantage of the PARK RUN. Every Saturday, a free event is hosted by many suburbs across Brisbane on a Saturday morning. It is a friendly 5 km run/ walk that the whole family can participate in. We will be meeting at a couple of locations over the pre-season. It is completely optional but encouraged, as it will help improve fitness and endurance for the season ahead. You can register with Park Run on www.parkrun.com.au and that way your time will be registered. If you choose to just do the run but not register - that's fine too. 

 
PARK RUN'S - Please advise if are attending the park runs.
Saturday 25th January 7am Stones Corner Hanlon Park, Junction St, Stones Corner, Brisbane, QLD, 4120
Saturday 1st February 7am Stones Corner Hanlon Park, Junction St, Stones Corner, Brisbane, QLD, 4120
Please register for our pre-season as soon as possible and we look forward to seeing you then.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, mobile 0412988059. Please leave a message if I don't answer and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Kind regards,

Janet Gough
Junior Turf Co-Ordinator

E. janet@jazklub.id.au

P. 0412 988 059

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2020 Pre-Season Senior Turf Trials - Men & Women


Welcome to the SWU Senior Turf pre-season and selections for 2020 Div 1- 5 Women's and Mens teams. Please click below to register and add the below dates/times into your diaries (compulsory for all members). 


WHO: All those trialling for senior turf womens and mens teams including juniors playing seniors

COST: $30 (except juniors intending to play seniors who have paid for junior pre-season). 

WHEREState Hockey Centre, Lytton Rd, Morningside (Colmslie). 

WHENDuring pre-season we have 2 sessions per week that include skills sessions and selections. These dates will be outlined below.

Day

Date

Time

Sunday 

** FIRST 1/2 WOMENS TRAINING **

19JAN

5.30-6.30pm Div 1/2's W

Thursday 

** FIRST MENS TRAINING **

23JAN

7-8pm Men 

8-9pm Div 1/2's W

Monday  PUBLIC HOLIDAY

** FIRST TRAINING FOR DIV 3-5 WOMEN ** 

27JAN PUBLIC HOLIDAY

6.30-7.30pm Div 3-5 W & Men

7.30-8.30pm Div 1/2's W

Thursday 

30JAN

7-8pm Div 3-5 W & Men

8-9pm Div 1/2's W

Monday 

03FEB 

7-8pm Div 3-5 W & Men 

8-9pm Div 1/2's W

Thursday 

06FEB

7-8pm Div 3-5 W & Men 

8-9pm Div 1/2's W

Monday

10FEB

7-8pm Div 3-5 W & mens 

8-9pm Div 1/2's W

Thursday

13FEB 

7-8pm Div 3-5 W & Mens

8-9pm Div 1/2's W


Regular season trainings will be as follows (start date to be confirmed):

Monday 7-8pm all Div 3-5 W   /   7-9pm Div 1/2 W squad

Thursday Men and Div 1/2 W squad - times to be confirmed


Any questions regarding the above senior turf trials please contact:

Ange Lindop - E. swu.angelindop@gmail.com / P. 0410709322


Any new players interested in playing hockey in 2020 please contact our club Head of Development, Phil Jackwitz, 
Phil Jackwitz:  E. philjhockey@gmail.com / M. 0432 031 665

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Calling for Expressions of Interest; Coaches & Managers

We’re now at the time of year where we need to start organising our coaches and managers for our turf teams in 2020.  We're now calling for Expressions of Interest for our senior men and women turf teams, plus our junior turf teams. Expressions of Interest for our junior and senior grass coaches and managers, and masters coaches and managers, will be called for in the New Year.  The EOI's we’re calling for presently are;
Senior men; Divisions 3, 4, and 5
Senior women; Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Junior girls; JT1, JT2, JT3, U13’sT1, and U13’sT2

Information about the roles can be obtained from Phil, our Head of Development via email to philjhockey@gmail.com.  Incentives will be offered for our coaches and managers in 2020.  For more information about these incentives, again, please email Phil at philjhockey@gmail.com.  When emailing your EOI please outline what your interest is, include a BIO on yourself including your coaching / managing experience, any current Coaching Accreditation Level, your Blue Card details, and any relevant playing history.  If you do not have a Blue Card, we can assist you with your application.  

Expressions of Interest close January 10th 5pm.  

Stick Drive 2020

We’ve created a new initiative for 2020 to assist with our recruitment drives, with particularly emphasis on our junior side of the club.  The aim of this initiative is to get as many hockey sticks into local homes and families across our communities as possible, increasing the awareness of our great club and our great sport.  

What we’re asking for is that all your old junior sticks that you no longer want, which are in fair condition, be donated to the club.  These sticks will be reconditioned (if required), and then given away to those new to hockey via the school programs we run, plus at our Come and Try and Sign On events.  

If you can help with getting sticks to the club, great!  If you have any hockey friends that won’t receive this message but might have sticks, please share.

For more information about this initiative including where to drop the sticks off, please email Phil, our Head of Development, at philjhockey@gmail.com.  

Inaugural SWUHC Gala Day

SWUHC is poised to enter into a new phase of growth in 2020.  Part of our plans is to create new and refreshed relationships with local schools.  Our aim is simple; give as many local students as possible the opportunity to pick up a hockey stick and play our game.  As part of these plans, SWUHC is currently building interest for our inaugural SWUHC Gala Day event, planned for late March 2020.  

If you hold a position of influence at your local school and you would love to see them participate in this single day event, please get in touch with our Head of Development Phil Jackwitz.  Phil can provide you with more information.  Phil can be reached at philjhockey@gmail.com.

Head of Development

2019 has been a positive year for South West United Hockey Club.  We have certainly taken some nice sized steps forward in some key areas.  We as a club want to keep our rate of improvement at a high level.  Reflecting our progressive approach to club hockey, and with 2020 front of mind, the club has decided to formally title Phil Jackwitz's role as SWUHC’s Head of Development.   

The Head of Development is a dual-purpose role; “recruitment” and “development”.  The Head of Development will work across a number of areas including working with schools, creating recruitment events, creating development opportunities for members across the whole year, plus providing ongoing support for all our coaches.   

This role will very hands-on so if you have any ideas on how to further advance our great club, please get in touch with Phil.  You can reach Phil at philjhockey@gmail.com.  


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2019 Coaching Announcement

SWU are very excited to announce the appointment of Phil Jackwitz as not only our 2019 Division 1 Women’s coach but also as SWU Coach/Player Development Specialist. This is a very hands on role, where Phil will be running coaching clinics and junior player clinics (both grass and turf), exclusively for SWU members throughout the year with a major focus on junior athlete and coach development. He will also be rotating amongst our junior and senior turf and grass trainings to help our coaches so please make Phil feel welcome when you see him.  

 

Like so many others in our hockey community, Phil Jackwitz is a hockey tragic having played, umpired, and coached our great game.  It was in 2012 though that Phil decided to shift his Hockey passion from being a hobby to being a profession, and he hasn’t looked back.  Phil has since enjoyed stints at both the BHA; 2012 – 2015 and at Hockey NSW; 2015 - 2017.  Phil boasts an Advanced Level Coaching Accreditation and a modest list of coaching successes at both the local and state level.  In 2018, Phil joined the coaching ranks of South West United Hockey Club; dedicated to helping the club reach its goals.  

 

Division 2 will be coached by Tim O'Sullivan.

Division 3 will be coached by Amy Gilmore.

Division 4 will be coached by Brad Rogers.

Division 5 will be coached by Sandy Bush

 

We will also be fielding as many Junior Turf and Grass teams as possible, again, depending on numbers. 

 

From the hardworking committee at South West United Hockey Club.

 

SWU Div 2 Womens Vs Easts Highlights - 25th March


Our first livestreamed game of the season for Div2. Only the exciting bits!!


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