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Hockey Program



        Mr George Manou Level 2
                     NSWCHS Open Boy's Manager
                     Sydney Juniors U/15 Men's -1-Coach
                     Sydney Junior Academy Assistant Coach
                     Glebe U/15 Metro Coach

Support Staff:
                     Mr Nathan Parnham Level 2 Strength and Conditioning
                     Peter Knapman - Physiotherapist
                     Mr Robert Brown Sport Psychology


The main aim of the Hockey Program at Westfields Sports is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our athletes, to improve their individual skills in hockey as well as developing an awareness of belonging to a tight knit group.
The program provides opportunity for students to develop knowledge in hockey, also allowing opportunities for personal growth, effect development and leadership within this group and throughout the school.
Westfields Coaches also have links to teams and clubs in the wider Hockey community, assisting students with external support.


Courses Offered

Year 7and 8 Sport Enrichment.
Year 9 and 10 Applied Sport - Hockey
Open Squads - Male and Female.


Course Structure

Sport Enrichment is offered four periods each week, (Monday and Thursday periods 0 and 1). Within this subject there are practical and theretical components based on the principles of hockey that are taught, practiced and assessed.

Applied Sport -
Hockey is taught four periods a week. Within this course there is greater emphasis on advanced skills and knowledge,
as well as tactical awareness and strategic play. The theretical component includes units on psychology, nutrition, hockey specific training principles, self analysis, sports injuries as well as completing video analysis activities.

The Open Squad will train with Applied Sports Group. Both male and female athletes train together, providing for variety, strength and discipline in skills, knowledge and game play. The students train on grass on the Oval at the rear of the School, and will also be training on the small area of synthetic hockey pitch once this area is completed by November 2006. For full synthetic field trainings, the group is taken to either Moorebank or Penrith turf complexes.

Strength / weight training will also be conducted using the school's own Weights Room for Applied Sports and Senior students in the Hockey Program, under the supervision of Peter Cklamovski.


Competition Schedule

Students involved with the program will have the opportunity to compete for selection in the Open Boys or Girls Teams to compete in the following:

* NSWCHS State Knockout Team - Westfields Girls won this competition in 2004 out of 202 Girls Teams.

* Westfields Zone Team - competing at Sydney South West Area Trials to be selected in their representative Regional Team to contest the NSW CHS Titles and possible selection in the NSW CHS Open Team.

* Opportunity to stand for selection in the NSW U/16 All Schools Team.
* Westfields hosts a Junior Seven-a-Side Gale Day Carnival, providing junior players the opportunity to play and Senior players the opportunity to Coach and Umpire.
* Illawarra Sports High - Sports High School Challenge , which involves Westfields Sports, Endeavour Sports High and Illawarra Sports High in a Carnival Day.

Opportunities to play other games may arise as Touring Teams from other countries often contact Westfields for a competitive game.

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