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Funeral Details for Max Jeffs
8/12/2014
Maxwell Francis Jeffs
Born on 28 July 1937 - Passed away on 5 December 2014 - Aged 77 years.
Funeral service will be held at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Cordeaux Street Campbelltown on Monday, 15th December 2014 at 11:00am.
All are welcome to the wake which will be held at Max's house, with directions provided on the day.
We would appreciate people to bring along a hockey stick to form a guard of honor as Pop leaves the church.
Vale Max Jeffs
5/12/2014
Campbelltown City Hockey Club are today mourning the passing this morning of Max Jeffs a Life Member, long time player and character with our club.
Max had many friends within the Macarthur Association and the Hockey Community.
We offer our condolences and prayers to Max's family and thank God for the happy memories that Max has left us with.
New Association Name
25/11/2014
At the 2014 Annual General Meeting 2 very important resolutions were passed:
  • Change the name of the Association to Metropolitan South West Hockey Association
  • Change the Constitution of the Association to reflect changes in the Association

Changes to this website will be completed as time permits.
In September 2013 Hockey NSW directed that certain Associations be reformed to reflect certain minimum requirements. As a result Macarthur Hockey Association, Campbelltown City Hockey Association & Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club were required to be merged as a single identity..
As a result Metropolitan South West Hockey Association was formed. The working group implementing this decided the easiest way was to rename Macarthur Hockey Association, change the rules and to include member clubs under certain criteria.
Players playing in competitions in 2014 will see no chnages in their competitions into 2015.
The Board will over the coming months be making minor changes to the ways some things are handled.
Position Vacant
25/11/2014
Following the Annual General Meeting the Board position of Vice President - Management is now vacant.
Anyone feeling they are able to undertake the position, which includes responsibilty for Officiating and the Judiciary should contact Frank Hirka for details or to discuss the position.
2014 Results
31/03/2014
Results for the 2014 Season can be found here.
CHampionship Points for the 2014 Season can be found here.
Control of Children
22/03/2013
Some children have been left to their own devices and the change rooms were left in a mess by - clubs and parents should ensure that players with children leave them under the supervision of a suitable adult at all times.
Complex Rules
13/07/2012
Complex Rules and Code of behaviour are expected to be adhered to by all visitors. The rules can be found here.
Mouth-Guards & Shin-Pads
13/4/2010
Mouth-Guards and Shin-Pads are compulsory for all players.
All players must wear properly fitted mouth-guards and shin-pads in all competition and training environments.
It is further recommended that mouth-guards should be fitted in accordance with guidelines from the Australian Dental Association.
Those adults who have a valid medical reason must produce an official medical certificate on an official letterhead, stating they can not wear a mouth-guard due to their medical condition, and complete a Player Agreement Waiver (available here) and have it signed by their Club Secretary as well as either the VP - Operations or Association Secretary. The player must then present the form and Doctor's Certificate for each match.
Smoking Ban
27/1/2010
Smoking is is now banned inside the confines of the hockey complex at all times.
Pet Ban
27/1/2010
All pets are now banned from the confines of the hockey complex at all times.
Macarthur Minkey Rules
30/1/2009
Minkey Rules can be found here.
Meetings
14/1/2008
All meeting and other events can now be found here.
Members Benefit Fund
20/12/2007
Macarthur Hockey Association Board established the Members Benefit Fund.
Amongst the limitations are:
  • This fund will be used to assist members who will be participating in State and National Teams, within certain criteria.
  • The budget is from carnivals the association runs, with the help of members, and is limited each year to the profits from carnivals.
  • The applicant must be registered in the association from 1st October to 30th September, and may not carry from previous year.
More details here (31kb)
Members should apply to the board in writing
Player Recruitment Scheme
20/12/2007
Macarthur Hockey Association Board has created the 2008 Player Recruitment Scheme for Clubs in it's budget.
Basically, for each 10 players (not part thereof) that a club picks up on top of the number of players that played in the previous year the club will receive $500.00
By the first weekend in June (inclusive) a club must::
  • The club must register players, with all details, to the relevant Records Officer.
  • Each new and previous player must have played at least 3 matches to be counted.
  • All fees payable by that date by the club should have been paid.
  • The new players must not have been registered with or played with a club in the Macarthur Competition for at least 3 years.
  • The players need not play in the same team.
Use Of Complex
31/1/2007
Recently, clubs and representative teams have been slack with regards to bookings of the field.
Not only can this cause friction when authorised groups show up, it also leaves the people organising such use of the field with insurance and legal issues. To be plain if you are not booked in you are not insured and the person in charge is personally liable for improper use of the facilities.
Anyone found to be using the fields without a prior booking will be charged amount equal to the amount of field time used (taking into account minimum charges).
Bookings are to be made through the Booking Officer: Frank Lauc.
Spectator Behaviour
5/8/2005
Parents and spectators are reminded that umpires and players should be shown respect, courtesy and applauded for their efforts. They should not be treated in any negative manner nor criticised for mistakes or perceived errors.
Many spectators have a spectacular ignorance of the actual rules but still feel that they can criticise an umpire from the anonymity of the side line. Some of these young umpires are doing an excellent job and of course will make mistakes just as players do, but they are out there doing a tough job.
Any individual willing to criticise should get off their backsides and start umpiring themselves to help the association.This might give them a better insight to umpiring and at least a thorough knowledge of the rules.
ANY SPECTATOR ACTING IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER TOWARDS UMPIRES or PLAYERS will be ASKED TO LEAVE THE COMPLEX.
Risk Warning
1/8/2005
Risk Warning Under Section 5M of The Civil Liability Act 2002
  • Macarthur Hockey Association & Hockey NSW administers and convenes hockey activities in which many students, parents, spectators, convenors, umpires and others participate.
  • Macarthur Hockey Association expects all participants in Macarthur Hockey Association & Hockey NSW events to take responsibility for their own safety by observing instructions, rules and guidelines, by wearing compulsory safety equipment when applicable and by behaving in a safe and responsible manner towards other participants, officials, property and grounds.
  • While Macarthur Hockey Association takes measures to make the sporting activities as safe as possible for all participants, there is a risk that those involved may be injured and suffer loss (including financial loss) and damage as a result of their participation in these hockey activities, whether at training or in actual events.
  • Injury can occur while the participant is engaging in, watching or officiating at a hockey activity, or traveling to and from the event. The injury may result from the participant's actions or the actions of others.
  • On some occasions, an injury can be serious (such as torn ligaments, dislocations, back injuries, concussion or broken bones). In very rare cases the injury can be life threatening or result in permanent disability. If a participant has a pre-existing injury, participating in a sporting activity could result in an exacerbation of that injury.
  • Participants could also suffer loss as a result of their personal property being lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.