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CHC News 2017 # 14

Vygieskraal floodlights are up and running! So, all roads lead to Vygieskraal this weekend. Senior fixtures: Saturday 20 May (13h30-21h00), Sunday 21 May (12h00-18h00). Sunday Feature Games: MGC vs Stellenbosch (12h00), LGR vs Durbanville (15h00).


PLEASE NOTE:  Vygieskraal grass hockey fields will be used by Turfhall Junior Soccer (age groups u/8, u/10) commencing Saturday 20 May (08h00-13h00).  This is a temporary arrangement until Turfhall soccer fields have been rehabilitated. 


Switch on took place as scheduled on Monday 15 May (19h00).  General comment by all present – awesome!

All senior training returns to Vygieskraal for Week 5 and Youth Division training can start and end later on Friday. 

Workers will continue to be on site this week to clean up and to take a lux reading.

Official handover will be scheduled for later – date / time tbd (watch this space!)

A huge thank you to Maritz Electrical and the City for delivering a superior product!


Congratulations to all players who made provincial or zonal squads. 

For some it was their first trial experience. For those who did not make the cut, there is still much to play for.

Going forward, players / parents will receive direct communication from WP Schools managers / coaches.

A huge thank you to all CHC members who contributed to the process as selectors and umpires.  

Also, a huge thank you to parents for your patience and support. 

PLEASE NOTE:  WP Boys u/16 and u/18 zonal and provincial selection process is still in progress.  Feedback will be provided when it becomes available.


Senior Division training schedule for this week:

Monday 15 May                (18h30-20h30)    LGR & L3

Tuesday 16 May               (18h30-20h30)    MGC & MGR

Wednesday 17 May         (18h30-20h00)    L3 & L4

                                         (19h30-21h00)    LGR

                                         (20h00-21h00)    M6

Thursday 18 May             (18h30-20h00)    MTC & M4

                                         (20h00-21h30)    MGC & MGR

Youth Division training schedule for this week:

Friday 19 May                    (18h00-19h30)  Boys and Girls u/13

Saturday 20 May               (10h00-11h00)  Mini Hockey  (u/10) 

PLEASE NOTE:  Further adjustments to the training schedule will be needed for Week 6  -- available by Friday 19 May.


Week 5 fixtures - see separate item. 


Additional Requirement for Match Cards:

All  managers, coaches and captains --  please be aware that the match card is to be signed by the opposing captain prior to the commencement of the match and then signed by both umpires on conclusion of the match to reflect the official score of the match and the names of players awarded penalty cards.


Coaches / Managers MUST submit match reports by NLT  COB MONDAYS!

Player’s  name and surname MUST be on the scorecard

Player ID/Student card or Drivers licence must be available at every official fixture

Disciplinary Matters:

WPHU has implemented fines for players who misbehave on the field. Please note:

  • A player receiving a red card - R500.
  • A player receiving a yellow card for umpire abuse - R200
  • A player swearing on the field – R100 (this fine will only be applied if a player is issued with a card for swearing on the field)

       Fines must be paid in full to the club before players are allowed to take the field again.


1. M6 League

A total of ten entries have been received. All teams will play each other twice on a round robin basis.

2. L5 League

A total of eight entries have been received. All teams will play each other twice on a round robin basis.

3. U13 Leagues

M13 consists of ten entries, and L13 consists of 12 entries. All teams will play each other once on a round robin basis.

a. Matches will consist of two halves of 20 minutes each, with a 5 halftime break. In M13, there is a maximum 15 minute break between the end of a match and the start of the next match. In L13, there is a maximum 5 minute break between the end of a match and the start of the next match. If a match starts late, the halftime break should be adjusted so that the match finishes 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the next match.

b. The league points system in section 5 (for “all other leagues” in paragraph 5.1) of the league rules shall apply. If a match is conceded, the points and score will be recorded as indicated in paragraph 5.1 and paragraph 5.6.

c. Matches shall not be postponed, including due to inclement weather or an unplayable field. Fixtures not completed shall therefore be recorded as unplayed, with no score or points allocated. A fixture shall be deemed to be completed if play is suspended or abandoned after at least 10 minutes in the second half have elapsed.

d. Teams must provide their own umpires.

e. All players shall be registered, and therefore identification as per section 2 of the league rules shall apply.

f. Team colours should be as similar as possible to the senior club, and all players in the team should wear similar kit.

g. Age of players – Players should not be younger than 11 yrs of age or in grade 6 and not older than 13 –In order to qualify to be U13 a player must have been 12yrs old on the 1st Jan 2017.

h. All parents/legal guardians must sign the WP Hockey u13 Indemnity form in order to allow the child to participate in the WPHU u13 league. If the form is not signed then the onus of any claim arising from the child’s participation in the U13 league will become the sole responsibility of the club whom entered the child into the league.


 All players to be registered and paid up before playing.


Office Hours for this week:

Wednesday 17 May         (18h30-20h00)

Thursday 18 May              (18h30-20h00)

Friday 19 May                   (18h00-19h30)

Saturday 20 May               (09h30-13h30)


Date Day Time Event Venue
16-May Tues 19:00-21:00 WP Central Zone Boys u/18 Trials (tbc) Bishops
21-May Sun 09:00-11:00 UWC (tbc) Vygies Astro
23-May Tues 19:00-21:00 WP Boys u/18 Trials Bishops
28-May Sun 12:00 MGC vs UCT (Week 3 fixture) Vygies Astro
Date Day Time Event Venue
16-Jun Fri   YOUTH DAY Langa
16-Jun Fri tbc Langa Youth Festival Langa
16-Jun Fri   SPAR Finals Hermanus HS
26-Jun Mon   EID-UL-FITR  
30-Jun Fri   SCHOOLS CLOSE  
Date Day Time Event Venue
TBC     Boys & Girls U/14 IPT KZN
3-6 Jul     u/13A National Festival Boland
3-6 Jul     u/13B National Festival North West
3-6 Jul     Boys U/18 Regional Hartlevale
6-9 Jul     Girls U/14 Regional SFS
6-9 Jul     Girls U/16 Regional SFS
7-12 Jul     Boys U/18 IPT KZN
9-14 Jul     Boys U/16 IPT Bishops&WPCC
10-15 Jul     Girls U/18 IPT North West
10-15 Jul     Girls U/16 IPT Bloemfontein
17-20 Jul     Girls U/18 Regional SFS
19-22-Jul     Boys U/16 Regional Hartlevale
22-Jul Sat TBC UK Visitors: Perins Community School 1x Girls U/15 Vygies Astro
24-Jul Mon   SCHOOLS OPEN  
27-30 Jul     CT International Hockey Festival H/Vale
30-Jul Sun TBC UK Visitors: George Heriots 1X Girls U/18 Vygies Astro
Date Day Time Event Venue
04-Aug Fri 15:00-21:00 u/13 Inter zonal tournament B&C Teams Hartleyvale
05-Aug Sat 08:00-12:00 u/13 Inter zonal tornament B&C Teams Hartleyvale
06-Aug Sun TBC UK Visitors:  Loretto School 2 X Girls U/18 Vygies Astro
09-Aug Wed   WOMEN'S DAY