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.

Ooh - We Are Excited - Hockey is coming back!

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With the Covid restrictions starting to wind back, we are getting excited about picking up our sticks again.

As of today (29th May) we are in Stage 1 of the relaxing of restrictions. This means we can get together in groups of up to 10 to exercise – some fitness groups will be scheduled shortly. Click here for the Hockey Qld Stages in relation to Hockey Activity.

Stage 2 starts on Saturday 13th June. This means we can train in groups of up to 20, with Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene practises in place. The Club is busily working with BWHA/BHA, Hockey Qld/State Hockey Centre and Hockey Australia to formulate safety plans.

Stage 3 is scheduled for 11th July, which is for matches to recommence. At this stage, the details around the season are still being planned.

As part of this upcoming commencement of training and games, it is imperative that ALL 2020 Members and anyone interested in starting up hockey with SWU complete the following Survey.

 


Season Suspended - Update

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For the safety of our Members and Community, we are closely adhering to the announcement today of the suspension of ALL HOCKEY due to Coronavirus concerns.

We’ll be back – and we’re working on scenarios and options based on what may come next.

It’s crazy times, or just somewhat more crazier than normal. Bear with us, wash your hands and stay safe and healthy.

South West United Division 1 / 2 squad has started the 2020 season with a bang!

The club's Division 1 and 2 squad is looking forward to building on our Tiger Turf Cup results  throughout the pre-season, with trial games throughout February and early March. Even though the year has started well, there is still time to trial for a spot in the squad for any players looking for a new challenge in 2020. Don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Phil Jackwitz at philjhockey@gmail.com or join us for training on Mondays and Thursdays, State Hockey Centre, 7pm – 9pm.

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2020 Training - Men & Women


Regular season trainings will be as follows:

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

Thursday Men 7-8pm   /   7-9pm Div 1/2 W squad 

Click here to view the SWU Training page (for any additional information/variations/updates)

Any questions regarding the above senior turf 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

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.  

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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