2022 Grand Finals – What a Great Day!

September 11, 2022

The 2022 Grand Finals have now all been played and won, and congratulations to all the teams who participated. The high standard of play in all the matches provided the crowd of spectators with some exciting and nerve wracking moments, and finished with jubilation and pride for many. The closeness of the matches was a testament to the efforts of all the players.

The friendly interaction and camaraderie between members of opposing teams after the game was again evident, and is a valued feature of the Geelong hockey community.

U12 Mixed

Geelong Jaguars d Newtown Strikers 1-0.

Under 12 Mixed – 2022 Premiers – Geelong Jaguars

 

U12 Mixed – 2022 Runners Up – Newtown Strikers

U10 Mixed – Demonstration match

The match between the U10 Premiers, Newtown Strikers, and the U10 Runners Up, Newtown Spirit, finished 1-1, in a fitting end to a great game.

U10 Premiers and Runners Up – Newtown Strikers and Newtown Spirit

U14 Mixed

Torquay d Newtown Rebels 1-0

 

Under 14 Mixed – 2022 Premiers – Torquay

 

Under 14 Mixed – 2022 Runners Up – Newtown rebels

 

U17 Mixed

Newtown Strikers d Kardinia 3-2 in extra time.

 

Under 17 Mixed – 2022 Premiers – Newtown Strikers

 

U17 Mixed – 2022 Runners Up – Kardinia

Division 2 Women

Geelong d Saints Red 4-1

Player of the Grand Final – Sophie Medlin (Geelong Jaguars)

D2 Women Best and Fairest 2022 – Alison Kooloos (Saints Red)

Division 2 Women – 2022 Premiers – Geelong Jaguars

 

 

Division 2 Women – 2022 Runners Up – Saints Red

Division 1 Men

Torquay d Saints Black 4-3

Player of the Grand Final – Brayden Caldow (Saints Black)

D1 Men Best and Fairest 2022 – Will Seymour (Saints Black)

Division 1 Men – 2022 Premiers – Torquay

 

Division 1 Men – 2022 Runners Up – Saints Black

Division 1 Women

Torquay d Geelong 3-0

Player of the Grand Final – Amber Bowey (Torquay)

D1 Women Best and Fairest 2022 – Alex Hardisty (Newtown Falcons)

Division 1 Women – 2022 Premiers – Torquay

 

Division 1 Women – 2022 Runners Up – Geelong Jaguars

Division 2 Men

Newtown Falcons d Torquay Tornadoes 7-6 after extra time and penalty shootout.

Player of the Grand Final – Basyl Jalil (Newtown Falcons)

D2 Men Best and Fairest 2022 – Joint Winners – George Palicko (Golden Plains) and Carl Jennings (Newtown Falcons)

Division 2 Men – Premiers – Newtown Falcons

 

 

Division 2 Men – 2022 Runners Up – Torquay Tornadoes

And then there were the awards!

John Stephenson Junior Hockey Award 2022

Nominations for the award were received for Angus Ayerbe, Tucker Kooloos and Mitchell Quick.

John Stephenson Award nominess

Congratulations to the award winner, Tucker Kooloos, who was presented with his award by Craig Stephenson and Greg Stephenson.

John Stephenson Award winner

 

Life Membership

Life membership of the Geelong Hockey Association may be granted to anyone who has rendered distinguished or special service to the Geelong Hockey Association.

Peter Stuart, President of the Geelong Hockey Association was pleased to announce that Life Membership has been granted to Pam Sutton (Geelong Hockey Club) and to Peter Smith (Corio Hockey Club) in recognition of their services to the Geelong Hockey Association.

Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Matt Cherry (Saints Hockey Club) and Pam Sutton (Geelong Hockey Club) who have been inducted into the Geelong Hockey Association Hall of Fame.

 

Thank You

There are lots of thank yous due to a great many people who have contributed to the 2022 season. Here are just a few of them.

  • Thanks to all the people who got out their whistles and volunteered to umpire during the season. Thanks to all the umpires who officiated on Grand Final Day, with huge thanks to Jonah McKinnon and Tom Molyneux who both umpired three games for the day.
  • Thanks to all the players, coaches, team managers, supporters and administrators from all clubs.
  • Thanks to Nette Williams for overseeing the ordering of trophies and medals again.
  • Thanks to Deb and Denis O’Shannessy for volunteering their time to clean the pavilion each week.
  • Grateful thanks to the Stuart family – Peter, Chris and Ainsley, who have kept the canteen going during the season on a voluntary basis. This repesents a huge time commitment on their part and a significant financial saving for the Geelong Hockey Association.