Congratulations to Sue Innes, Jan McDonald and the Harewood Hockey Club who are all finalists in the 2019 Hockey NZ Awards.
Sue Innes - Contribution to Coaching 2018
In 2018 Sue held a number of coaching roles including head coach Canterbury U21 Women (National Tournament winners), co-coach Canterbury NHL Women and co-coach St Andrew's College 1st XI.
Sue is a continuous learner and takes up a number of development opportunities and is open to talking to other coaches and sharing ideas. In 2018 she was part of the Canterbury Regional Performance coaching group. She is passionate about developing emerging talent and supporting athletes as they make the step-up from school/youth hockey into the adult performance space. Sue has developed a strong understanding of the game through over 30 years experience playing and coaching. Her background in teaching has helped her develop effective communication skills, she is very approachable in one-on-one conversations and confident in small group as well as larger group situations.
Jan McDonald - Administrator of the Year 2018
Jan McDonald was awarded the Graeme Cox Trophy for outstanding support and services to the Masters Committee at the 2018 Canterbury Hockey Awards.
Jan is the hardworking and dedicated secretary of the Masters Committee and without her support in this role the committee would not be able to function at the level they do. Jan plays for Canterbury at the Masters national tournaments and has represented New Zealand at Masters international tournaments. She somehow organises her life around her work, her children and her club and masters games while all the while providing incredible support to the Canterbury Masters Committee. She is an inspiration to all and Canterbury Hockey are extremely appreciative of her support and service.
Harewood Hockey Club - Club of the Year 2018
Harewood Hockey Club had another successful year both on and off the field. They achieved Clubmarks GOLD accreditation and again fielded the most participants of any Canterbury Hockey club. On the field they had plenty of success, highlighted by both their men and women winning the Premier competitions.
Canterbury Hockey Clubmark Report - It is clear the club's committee put a lot of time into strategic planning, financial planning/reports and general administration throughout the year. The club has a well run communication platform through email, website and Facebook and regularly engages with Canterbury Hockey to ensure they maintain alignment. The club ensures they recognise all volunteers for their work, they have a number of experienced coached involved at the club at all levels and have also done an excellent job of developing their umpires in 2018. The club has a number of documented policies promoting health/wellness and club culture, a health and safety plan in place, and actively promote the Canterbury Hockey Code of Conduct.