All playing members must pay both the Woodville Hockey Club membership fee and the association fee.
Player fees payable to Hockey SA and Hockey Australia are combined and processed directly via Hockey SA when members register online with Woodville Hockey Club.
Their combined association fees are:
- Seniors – $125
- Juniors – $66
Woodville Hockey Club Membership Fees
To join and maintain membership of the Woodville Hockey Club, registration is required and fees are payable annually*.
We have retained last year’s pricing for membership fees for the 2022 season, despite the club’s costs to register teams and team match fees increasing this year. Club membership fees are reviewed at our Annual General Meeting held at the end of each calendar year.
We now incorporate all membership fees into one lump sum payable directly to Woodville Hockey Club. This means there is no need to bring cash for your weekly match!
Annual junior membership fees include all match fees.
In 2022, children aged 5 to 15 years old (inclusive) will be eligible for a $100 Government SA Sports Voucher (these children will have a year of birth from 2007 to 2017). To redeem your sports voucher please contact our junior coordinator Clare Kong at email@example.com.
The annual membership paid to Woodville Hockey Club is set out below and includes all match fees.
|Senior – Concession^||$450|
|Casual player per game (up to 5 games)||$35 per game|
|Goal keeper – with own gear||$300|
|Life Member* (playing)||$260|
|Social Member (non-playing)||$40|
^Concession card holders and full time students to provide a copy of their current status to the Treasurer each year.
Woodville Hockey Club membership fees must be paid in full by 31 May 2022. If you anticipate any difficulty in meeting this deadline, please contact the Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodville Hockey Club contributes a portion of all individual registration fees towards:
- Metro Competition Team Entry ‘Nomination’ Fees to Hockey SA
- Competition team match fees to stadiums
- Development of club coaches, officials and volunteers
- Training, playing and volunteer equipment
- Running programs and events
For facility and ground hire please contact Tiffany Martin by email
Woodville Hockey Club was founded in 1952 when the Shell Hockey Club and Woodville Sports Club entered a team into the South Australian Hockey Association competition. A meeting at Rechabite Hall, Woodville, on March 20th resolved the merger. The club kit would be a gold shirt, with white shorts, and green socks with gold tops.
On March 26th, the South Australian Hockey Association agreed to the formation and under the watchful eye of player-coach Gerry Phillips, AKA “Mr Hockey”, the club quickly expanded to four teams.
1955 was a milestone year for Woodville, with the men promoted to the A Grade for the first time. With Gerry as full-time coach for the first time, the A1 team finished 5th and in 1956, they came 4th and in 1957 they played their first grand final.
In 1960, Woodville claimed their first Premiership under the captaincy of Brian Barber, who played for South Australia and also Australia on tour to New Zealand in 1963. This was followed with titles in 1961, 1962 and 1964.
In April 1963, the Finsbury Reserve clubrooms and playing fields were officially opened by the Mayor of Woodville.
In 1965, Robert Haigh was the club’s first winner of The Advertiser Trophy for Best and Fairest in A1 Grade as adjudged by umpires’ votes. He went on to claim the award three years running from 1968-1970.
In 1966 Robert Haigh became Woodville’s second Australia representative and played for them for another decade. He captained Australia in 1975 and 1976, including the 1976 Olympic Games where they were silver medallists and Bob was chosen to carry the flag in the closing ceremony. He played 99 Tests for Australia, the first World Cup, and he played at four Olympics Games in total.
V. Eberhards won The Advertiser trophy in 1975.
In April 1977, the new clubrooms were officially opened by the Mayor.
Women joined the club in 1978, when Woodville Hockey Club Inc officially merged with Woodville Women’s Hockey Club.
Dave Francis was the club’s third player to represent Australia, playing in 1980. This was the same year that Gerry Phillips was awarded an MBE for his services to hockey and cricket. Meanwhile, Frank Worrell was the club’s first winner of the West End Trophy for Best and Fairest in 1981.
1982 the then clubrooms were officially named the Gerry Phillips Clubrooms by the Mayor of Woodville, John Dyer. The club continues to mark his contribution with an annual celebration, Gerry Phillips Day, which has taken place since 2000.