“Leaving our mark on the ice”
1 September 2006 Friendship Team
Coach Don MacDonald
email@example.com tel 6282-7830
Manager Kym Partington
tel 6294 2001
Next Meeting -
6.30 pm Saturday 16 September at the rink
(agenda on back page)
First training session-
Saturday 16 September
6.30-7.30pm at the
Phillip rink Photo to be used in sponsorship folder.
Left to right – back row: Coach Don MacDonald; Michael O’Malley; Natalee Wishewan; Katie Usher; Aaron Cochrane; Ben Abraham; Joey ;
- front row: Callum Fox, Dale Holloway; James Byers; Marc Cremonese; Lachlan Newbery; First game – Nick Sault. Goalie: Lachlan Feeney. Sunday 24 September at Absent: Liam Constance. Liverpool Arena at
10.30am An official photo will be taken once we have an on-ice uniform.
Website – www.hockeycoachdon.com
Coach Don has set up the Friendship Team website. Thanks Don!
Please keep checking the website for the latest team news and training schedules.
From here-on-in all newsletters will be posted on the website rather than emailing
out individually. I will send an email advising when a new newsletter has been
The responsibility is on families and players to keep up to date. It is advisable to
check the website weekly – in the case of late changes to the schedule you will be
notified by email. Please ensure that the team manager has your current email
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Flights and Accommodation -update
The question of whether we could do a group booking was raised. Ruth provided quotes, which were equivalent to Internet booking prices, the benefit being that flexible payments are offered for groups of +10. Given that many families will be extending their stay and organising their own itinerary it was decided that each family would make their own travel arrangements. Families are encouraged to book on a direct flight to Dunedin from Sydney flying Freedom Air Flight
SJ772 Departing Sydney on Monday 19 March 2007 at 11.05am. This will allow the team to take
advantage of transport provided by the NZ organisers for players/supporters arriving as one group. The viability of group travel from Canberra to Sydney airport will be investigated further down the track. Baggage limit 20kg. The airline has advised that bookings for return flights should be available on the net within the next
All families are responsible for organising their own travel/medical insurance and passports.
The official tournament hotel is the Southern Cross Hotel – a special discount rate of NZ$142.86 per night has been arranged. Refer to the newsletter dated 25 August for further details.
Many families have already booked self contained accommodation at Dunedin Holiday Park http://www.dunedinholidaypark.co.nz/ (5 mins from the rink and 2 mins walk from NZ’s best beach) for ~ $135 per night. Tel: Freephone 0800945455 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking to share accommodation contact the team manager to be put in contact with like-minded people.
On-Ice Uniforms – Chris Graham & Andrew Fox The proto-type design received unreserved support and will be
submitted to the IHA as the official
Friendship 2007 on-ice uniform
along with the white socks (on the
Andrew brought in ice-hockey
jersey samples from One
Sportswear, Fyshwick. It was
agreed that the lighter weight fabric
A Friendship logo has been sourced
from NZ that will be placed on the
front of the jersey along with the
IHA logo. Aborigine and Maori
designs are being developed to go
on opposing shoulders.
There is provision to provide
sponsorship logos in lieu of the
Phoenix band around the bottom/
back of the jersey.
Cover shorts are being sourced
(thanks to Jacque Comery –
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Off-ice uniform – Kelly Sault Kelly brought in samples of off-ice uniforms including jackets, track pants and windcheaters from a Canberra supplier.
It was agreed that the official colours of the team will be navy and gold in keeping with prior Canberra uniforms for Friendship tournaments. This is subject to IHA approval.
Supporters and officials
Jackets – it was agreed that the jackets would be in the same style as that for Friendship 2005 for
supporters and officials. Jackets from 2005 can be re-used with the Friendship 2007 Phoenix logo to be embroidered on existing jackets.
The official off-ice uniform for players includes:
All items will include the phoenix logo and the player’s jersey number.
We should probably think about including a drink bottle as well?
Sponsorship – Ruth Cochrane & Margo O’Malley
Ruth distributed two draft
sponsorship letters for
consideration; one for
general donations and one
for corporate sponsorship
The team manager has
presented the letters to the
ACT IHA for endorsement.
Letters and a team photo (in
protective gear) will be used
in a sponsorship folder for
each family to approach
Ruth is organising the
folders and Gary will print
out the photo.
organisations for families to
contact included Manuka
business area (Kelly);
Zone 3 (they have old
Friendship photos on the
Fundraising Page 4 of 8
Pre-game exchange & auction night –
Kelly Sault & Ruth Cochrane
Pre-game exchange - It was determined that the team needs to take 25 items as pre-game exchange gifts (22 players; coach; assistant
coach; and manager) for
each game (~9 games).
In total 225 gifts. A budget of around $5 per item was set. Kelly has sourced a little Aussie pack that everybody agreed was a great idea though concerns were raised in regards regarding
transportation to NZ.
Excess baggage costs will have to be covered by the
Auction Items – Ten items Fundraising activities – We still need a valued at around $100 each
are required. fundraising coordinator and some fundraising
Items pledged/received so ideas!!! far:
Kelly - pledged 2 Ken Done Some families have already type prints. raised in excess of $100 to
cover their player costs of Rocky - provided a 1999 attending the tournament Friendship jersey.
through chocolate sales! Donations through
Chocolates will continue to sponsorship will be sought
be made available for authentic Australian throughout the lead up to the items.
tournament. Pleas contact Margo O’Malley email@example.com
Future fundraising ideas:
Car raffle - $1.60 profit per
???? present your ideas at
the next meeting… Kelly agreed to co-ordinate the Hoyts Movie Ticket fundraiser prior to the school
Kelly will author an email to
be sent out to the ACT IHA
and send out an email
People can print off
the order form and
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Off-ice activities – Sue Feeney
Suggestions for off-ice activities presented by Sue include:
Canberra Zone 3 Laser Challenge
Ice Blocking at Regatta Point
Indoor rock climbing
Cotter reserve BBQ
Corin Forest bob sleds
Gelbe Park roller blading & picnic
New Zealand Cadbury World
Taireri George train ride
Please contact Sue with your preferences: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is anticipated that approx five team activities will be held in Australia. The first
one being planned for the end of October - so probably an indoor pursuit would be best as the weather will still be unpredictable.
The Cremonese family has kindly offered to Budget – Kym Partington
The proposed budget (see 25 August newsletter) host a Christmas party in December as they and instalment plan was accepted by all present. have a pool. Thanks guys!
The first instalment of $200 is due by 22 It is expected that all team members will
September 2006. participate in off-ice activities. These
activities have been included in the budget. Direct deposits/internet transfers can be made to
the following account:
Westpac 032-713 261602
Please email email@example.com immediately after making your deposit to ensure correct allocation to your account.
The bank account is in the name of the ACT IHA
and cheques/withdrawals require two signatures.
A reminder that if a player withdraws from the
tournament (except in the case of injury/illness) the
deposit/intalments and any fundraising monies
relating to the player is not refundable and will be
allocated to the Team Fundraising Pool.
Tournament Page 6 of 8
Canberra Phoenix – Friendship 2007 Team
The following players are confirmed for the Canberra Phoenix Friendship 2007 Team:
8 Ben Abraham
7 James Byers 13 Aaron Cochrane
15 Liam Constance
4 Marc Cremonese
30 Lachlan Feeney (Goalie)
18 Callum Fox
3 Tim Fulton
99 Dale Holloway 19 Joey
11 Lachlan Newbery
14 Michael O’Malley
1 Nick Sault
25 Katie Usher
17 Natalee Wishewan
Contact details will be sent out in an email to all Friendship families.
Hopefully we can get one more player so that we have 15 players (3 lines) and a goalie.
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The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday 16 September at 6.30pm at Phillip Rink.
? Sponsorship pack Coach Don MacDonald ? Updates from each organising committee member firstname.lastname@example.org ? Fundraising activities tel: 6282-7830
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