2019, What a year!!
In composing this update, I reflected on the start of the year! The whole Association was heavily impacted by the floods and as a hockey community we all worked together to chip in to make it better. We have passed on our congratulations to Annette and the team at Townsville Hockey for the repatriations of our complex and obtaining the grant for replacing our ageing turf’s. I think everyone would agree the complex is looking great and future works will make us the envy of other hockey centres.
On Behalf of the executive We would like to thank players, parents, grandparents, carers, coaches and umpires for your efforts this year. This year was our 70th anniversary and we celebrated humbly, it was such a great time to reflect on the efforts of past members and their contribution to the club, and in the new era the efforts of our current members. This year we opened our website, we increased our social media footprint and direct mailer, which gave members more access and up-to-date information regarding Commercials Hockey. This year we were also able to announce the continued support from our major sponsors Douglas and Miller Auto Repairs and Key Motors Townsville. Corporate support is always welcomed, this combined with members volunteering is an essential part any club and can’t be done without, so thank
you everyone who volunteered this year.
In 2019 we were successful on many fronts. We were able to obtain a grant to improve our facilities at Roo Park that will see us update our lighting to LED, improve the clubhouse and see an additional shelter. We were also able to obtain extra grants with the assistance of our members which have benefited the club, thank you again. We will be doing a working bee to do some of the basics so we will keep everyone updated.
On the field we were successful on junior and senior grand final days, resulting in the club winning the club champions shield which is a great achievement. For the 2019 premiers we congratulate you and your efforts and look forward to next year. Moving on from the grand finals, we would like to congratulate all the Commercials players that represented various teams throughout the year. It kept us very busy when we were posting the successes of our players on social media. We would also like to thank the Umpires and Tech officials, our contribution in this area is second to none so thank you for helping us with our success.
As we look forward to 2020 I am personally excited with the prospect of next year. We’re hoping to see everyone again next year and welcome any new members to the club.