A Message from Jeff

30 Aug 2011 by admin, No Comments »

On behalf of the NHHS Field Hockey Boosters, I would like to welcome everyone to the 2011 hockey season. The FH Board and Head Coach Amanda Boyer have been meeting and planning over the off-season to make this year another memorable one for the girls. We have kept many of the Harbor traditions in place while trying to improve the program from the smallest details that may not be noticed by all to ones that everyone will see. The biggest change this season is our girls will be playing most of their home games at Davidson Field on the NHHS campus. This has been a long time coming but we finally can generate that field hockey excitement on campus so more students can
see our girls play this great game. We will enhance the stadium a bit so it has some field hockey feel for the girls and the spectators. Another new element this year is our expanded presence in San Diego tournaments. The varsity will be moving over to the Otay-Ranch tournament after winning the Helix Highlander Cup tournament two years in a row. The JV will be present at the Helix JV tournament as well as the F/S team. San Diego is a hot bed of high school field hockey with over 35 schools with programs. The competition is tough but Newport has held its own in the past and is set to play hard again this year.

Each season presents various challenges but one that is always present is generating enough funds for the program so we can continue the high level of excellence from the coaching in the summer and fall to the team building events, attending various tournaments, plus the annual equipment and uniform upgrades. This all takes funds and we look to you parents and the community to help the program achieve its financial goals. We are establishing only two fund raising events this season. One is our second annual car wash at St. Andrews and the other is our “Finish Strong” campaign headed by John Nulty, our VP. This program was launched at the Parent Meeting and will stay
active throughout the early part of the season.

Lastly I want to thank the NHHS FH Board for all their efforts heading into this season. Nancy Rohan, our treasurer, has our financials so organized even I can understand the balance sheet. New to the board this year is Kathy Hancock, our secretary, and John Nulty,
our VP. Kathy has hit the ground running taking over from Kathy Liotta and John has just rolled up his fund raising sleeves this summer to get us on track. Thank you all!

Please feel free to contact any of us with questions about whom, what, where and why details about the program for the upcoming season. Our contact information, like a lot of other great info, is on the NHHS FH website.

Go Newport!

Jeff Chandler

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