It is with a sense of satisfaction I present this annual report sharing some of the activities and achievements of the past season.

Membership:

  • Starting with our youngest, H2H has had a huge increase in numbers this year to about 50 children. Thanks to Tony, Nicole and Leah Dunn and all those who tirelessly helped them.
  • We had 7 junior teams which included boys from Caboolture. Once again this has helped BRHC with numbers and given these boys the opportunity to play in several teams.
  • 2019 saw the return of 6 competitive senior teams in each senior division.

Playing Achievements:

  • Of our 7 junior teams they all played in the SCHA finals series with 3 teams playing in the GF taking out the Major Premiership in J1, J2 and J3 Girls.
  • Of our 6 senior teams, 3 played in the finals series with our D1 men playing a thrilling GF narrowly losing in shootouts.
  • There were a large number of BRHC players in all levels of SCHA Representative teams in 2019.
    • Max Montgomery, Zoe Kretzers and Jess Webb all went on to represent Queensland.
    • Ellery Dunn and Patrick Barnes achieved Qld and Australian Country selection in Under 21s and Opens.
    • Sam Lewers and Craig Owen were selected in Queensland Master’s teams and Brad Galgon was appointed as manager of a Queensland men’s Masters Teams.
    • Chelsea Bodimeade was a shadow for QLD Under 21 and played for Tasmania.
  • 2020 Queensland Under 16 development squads include Flynn Anderson, Chelsea Baker, Rebecca Bodkin and Zoe Kretzers to attend camps early next year.

Club Activities:

  • The Buderim Australia Day Parade saw players marching with our Junior Club Sponsor Buderim Bendigo Bank. Thanks to all those who gave their time to support the Club’s junior sponsor.
  • The club was represented again this year with volunteers enjoying the Mooloolaba Triathlon in March.
  • Umpiring – with excellent mentoring from Judy Green and development of our junior umpires, Felix Schafer, Marnique Joubert and Billi Baker all received their Community Accreditation Certificates. Chelsea Baker achieved her Advanced Community Accreditation Certificate.
  • Neil Shearer once again ran a session during our Wednesday training block. His focus this time was coaching the coaches as a follow up in July to the coaching course he ran last year. Wonderful to see participants from these courses contributing to the club and coaching teams!
  • H2H teams participated and supported the Caboolture Minkey Carnival.
  • BRHC had a runner in each of the Grand Final Day races. Georgia Hutchins was the only female in the Goalkeeper’s race. James Watt gave a strong showing in the men’s race and Zoe Kretzers won the ladies race. Well done to you all and thanks for representing our club.
  • Successful H2H, Junior & Senior Presentation Celebrations.

Sponsors and Grants:

  • I’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of BRHC. Bendigo Bank Buderim for the junior sponsorship and Kawana Equipment Hire for the senior sponsorship.
  • Ironbark Timbers, Kunda Park, kindly sponsored new junior umpire shirts.
  • Also Mooloolaba Ben & Jerry’s for the Amoozing Athletes Awards.
  • Ted O’Brien came to training in April to present BRHC with a Federal Government Volunteer Grant for junior development going forward in 2020.

Other:

  • Thanks to Briohny De Vere for her tireless work on the Enews this year. It’s been a great addition as well as updates for the club website.
  • The introduction of Xero accounting package last year has proved to be very successful this year in collection of club fees. Many thanks to Tascha Breytenbach for her expertise in managing this.
  • A huge thank you to all those who gave of their time and energy to coach, manage, umpire, tech, with club duty canteen roster, SCHA management roster and all other volunteers. The club could not function without you.

2020:

  • 2020 Coaches, Managers, Selectors have been advertised.
  • Finalise development of the club Mission/Vision statement around club core values.
  • Formalise the process of recruiting and signing on new players.
  • The importance of having independent selection panels for senior teams.
  • Develop club policies and procedures concerning junior teams and registrations.
  • Continue to encourage participation at the Mooloolaba Triathlon and other fundraising events.
  • Social events eg Trivia night.

I would like to thank everyone on the Committee for your tireless effort and valuable contribution over this year. It makes the role of President a lot more pleasant when working with such a committed team.

It’s been an honour to be President of BRHC for the past 2 years. It’s wonderful to have teams in every Division of the local competition and see so many enjoying their hockey so much that they are representing our region and beyond.

I’m looking forward to seeing what season 2020 brings to BRHC and urge members and parents to attend the upcoming AGM and get involved in your club.

Thank you

Megan McNamara