TEM will field 8 mens teams in 2019, with the club’s top two teams in Victoria’s Premier League, four pennant teams and two metro teams. We are aiming to develop talent, setting high standards around our skills and game play, and become fitter and stronger in 2019, while sticking to our core values of being an inclusive club that caters to players of all abilities and backgrounds. Not forgetting of course that we also have an awesome social scene!
We welcome expressions of interest from any potential player. Whether you are new to Melbourne, have never picked up a stick before, have played a bit of hockey at school, or are just looking for a different playing experience, get in touch, check us out and we’ll be happy to get you started.
We’re excited to welcome back Michael Jones and Ben Lord to coach Mens Premier League and Reserves respectively, and physiotherapist John Nicolosi and his team from Melbourne Athletic Development to run our fitness program. We’re extremely fortunate to have such a talented group of personnel to head up our coaching staff.
KEY DATES FOR PRE SEASON
On 19 Jan, pre-season training commences for the whole of mens section at 8:15am. This is followed by five weeks of fitness and skills sessions where we will run ability based groups for all players. These sessions are compulsory for the Premier League squad but everyone is encouraged to attend:
22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb – 6:30-8:30pm, fitness/skills
24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb – 7:30-9:30pm, fitness/skills
2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb – 9-10:30am, training and/or practice matches
The weekend of 22-23 Feb is the weekend camp at Briars, Mornington Peninsula. This is open to everyone in the mens and womens sections and will include bootcamp and team building activities. Expect to not only be challenged but also to form new friendships and be a part of the proud TEM community!
From 25 Feb, squad based training commences:
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Premier League squad
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:30pm, Pennant and Metro squad
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm, Premier League squad
Saturdays – sessions and practice matches TBA
Keep an eye out on this page for further updates regarding registration, training times, and pitch allocations. We have a private men’s facebook page for up to the minute changes, contact the Men’s VP, Tony Dudley or the Men’s Secretary, Sam Hill if you would like to be added.