Celebrating Our Success

Senior Results 2019

​Congratulations to both the Division 2 Women and Division 3 Men, winners of the 2019 winter season AHA League and Championship Final for their respective grades.

​Division 2 Women

League – Played 18, Won 13, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Goals For 59, Against 18

Championship Final vs Howick Pakuranga – Won 2-0

​Division 3 Men

League – Played 18, Won 18, Goals For 132, Against 30

Championship Final vs Somerville – Won 6-0

​Division 4 Men

League – Played 14, Won 4, Drawn 2, Lost 8, Goals For 27, Against 59

Plate Final vs Mt Eden – Loss 1-8

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Congratulations GWHC players selected for U13, U15 AHA Representative and School of Hockey teams in 2019

Recognising our players selected for AHA teams in 2019 - congratulations to all those who competed.  Thanks also to our volunteers: Paresh (Parry) Patel and Francis Chan chosen as part of the cohort of AHA selectors and drills coaches.

​U15 Boys Premier

Field Players: Shay Patel 

Coach: Parry Patel

​Colliers Trophy Squad - U13 Girls

Field Players: Rosa Fox, and Sophia Head - Auckland (ex GWHC 2018) and Aimee McConnell

Collier Trophy, Mon 7 - Sat 12 October, Wellington Hockey Stadium

​Hatch Cup Squad - U13 Boys

Field Players: Luke Slark

Goal keeper: Alex Luscombe

Assistant Coach: Francis Chan

Hatch Cup Tournament, 7 - 12 October, Palmerston North Hockey Stadium

​Hatch Development Squad - U13 Boys

Field Players: Casey Brookes, Ben Gowan

McGrath Tournament, 30 September - 2 October at Rotorua Hockey Stadium

And a first for this year, a new AHA initiative adding hockey depth for, and by, our young boys and girls players

"School of Hockey" teams with coaches from NZ Black Sticks and NHL players, games at North Harbour.   

​U13 Girls

School of Hockey Blue players: Mollie Taylor

School of Hockey White players: Anais Gilbert, Gemma Sacha Manning

​U13 Boys

School of Hockey Blue players: Max Gillooly

School of Hockey White players: Taylor Bai, Zach Freeland, Matthew McKee

​Cheers to every one of you from Junior Administrator Cathie O’Shanassy to President Doug Ray including all our GWHC coaches, managers, players and parents.

AHA U13 Hatch Cup 2018 winners

Congratulations to our AHA Premier Hatch Cup 2018 winning team, with GWHC Cody O’Shanassy as a defender. A tremendous achievement requiring skill, maturity, aptitude and persistent performance to win this national NZHF U13 competition. http://akhockey.org.nz/News/akh-2018-prize-giving

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Hatch Cup AHA winning team, AHA 2018 Prize Giving ceremony, Remuera Golf Club

Youth Boys Premier team accolade

The 2017 season saw ex-Black Sticks player and club stalwart Jay Punga initiate and develop our inaugural Youth Premier Boys into a cohesive, performing team. Jay’s business opportunities in 2018 gave another ex-Black Sticks player Paresh Patel the same coaching opportunity. Through Jay and now Parry’s commitment, experience and expertise, highly regarded by the NZ hockey community, we have a Premier Boys team of exciting calibre and performance for next season, 2019.

Youth Boys Championship win Plate 2018

Championship Boys Grade 2: Grammar Windsor won against Howick Pakuranga Hayward 2-0 to win the Plate for the Championship Boys 2018 competition. Coach Doug Ray notes “A diverse team of players who consistently and courageously challenged older players from clubs of great depth, winning accolades from coaches of those competing teams. Well done on a successful season.”

Div 3 Men AHA competition winner again for 2018

Congratulations to our Men’s Div3 team winning versus Somerville in the competition final. Consistently winning season after season in succession our Div3 Men sets a high bar for others, displaying high calibre hockey, many players of ex NZ Black Sticks renown. A team that plays hard, enjoys competition, and engaging after-match comradery. Adroitly led by engaging and resolute Chan Chhiba (also our AHA Club Council representative). Well done, again.

Thank you to our Senior Women leaders

Coach Marcus Thomas joined us in the 2018 season and alongside Trish Hurley, Steph Lang, and Saz Westcott our Div1 and Div2 Women teams from hard-won beginnings enjoyed a great season of hockey. Resourceful and resolute play throughout the season. A huge thanks to Marcus for his coaching passion, engagement and aptitude, and Trish in founding a new Div2 team AHA team registration in addition to Div1.

Thank you, 2018 leaders

The 2018 season saw dynamic and consistent leadership:

  • Juniors, school Year 1 to 8 inclusive - Juniors Coordinator Cathie O'Shanassy.
  • Youth Boys - led by ex. Black Sticks (44 caps) Paresh (Parry) Patel
  • Youth Girls - led by Nicky du Plessis, with Malikah Davy and Trish Hurley
  • Div3 Men - led by Chan Chhiba (winners of AHA 2018 Div3 Men's competition)
  • Div1 Women, and new for this season Div2 Women - led by Marcus Thomas, Trish Hurley, Sarah (Saz) Westcott, and Steph Lang

Recognising our high calibre committee:

  • Juniors Coordinator, Cathie O'Shanassy
  • Club Captain, Steph Lang
  • Club Umpire Coordinator, Malikah Davy and Trish Hurley
  • Club Council, AHA, Chan Chhiba
  • Archivist and Historian, Anne Harkness
  • Uniforms, Christine Tuck
  • Secretary, Andrea Ainsworth
  • Treasurer, Andrew Dalbeth
  • President, Doug Ray

We also recognise Paresh (Parry) Patel for his contribution to Auckland hockey since 2016 as elected Board Member, Auckland Hockey Association.

We're indebted to all our volunteers: thank you to those of you continuing with us. We also thank and recognise those completing successful club committee tenures in:

2018

  • Trish Hurley – Senior Women, Umpire and GWHC champion, Committee Member (2012 - 2018)
  • Andrea Ainsworth – Secretary (2017-18)
  • Cathie O’Shanassy - Juniors Co-ordinator (2016-18)
  • Steph Lang – Club Captain (2014 - 2018)
  • Rob McKnight - Juniors Co-ordinator (2013-15), President (2016-17), Youth Girls Coordinator (2106-18) inc. Gold Coast, Australia tournament (2016)

2017

  • Pete Simmonds – Treasurer (2014-17), Committee Member (2012–14)

AHA Representative honours 2018

Junior players representing Auckland:

Hatch Cup Premier U13 team

  • Cody O’Shanassy

​​Hatch Cup Development U13 team

  • Shay Patel
  • Paresh Patel, Assistant Coach

Youth Girls win AHA Championship Competition Gold 2017

Our 2017 Grammar Windsor Youth season ended well with our Youth Girls recording the most wins over the winter season AHA Championship competition, culminating in a Gold Medal win in the finals. “Playing against other AHA club teams of great depth, youth players we’re proud of your team play attitude, skills and achievement” were the ceremony congratulations from club president and youth administrator Rob McKnight.

AHA Representative honours 2017

Junior players represented Auckland:

Hatch Cup Premier U13 team

  • Shay Patel
  • Leon Walter

Hatch Cup Development U13 team

  • Cody O’Shanassy
  • Amir Natali
  • Oliver Swann
  • Eamon O’Carroll
  • Thomas Hiddleston

​​Youth Girls win AHA Championship Competition Bronze 2016

Our 2016 Grammar Windsor Youth season ended with a fantastic result for our Youth Girls who won their playoff for a Bronze 3rd place in the Youth Girls Championship Auckland Hockey Association competition.

Coach Rob McKnight says “Well done to all our players, co-coaches, parents and other volunteers for a great result and a fun, enjoyable season all round”

And, quoting one of our NZ stars, Eliza McCartney, Rio Olympic Pole Vault 2016: "a bronze medal is one of the best ones, ‘cos you just snuck in there and you’re stoked”

Well done girls - a fantastic result!

AHA Representative honours 2016

For the first time in several years, our junior players represented Auckland at the Hatch Cup.

  • Armani Punga
  • Shay Patel
  • Taylor Tairua-Doyle
  • Toby Irvine

Paresh Patel was the assistant coach.