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2016 Team Photos

Published 14 Dec 2016 by Viv in General News

Team photos from the 2016 season of the Waihi Miners Inline Hockey Club.

If you have photos from 2016 teams that aren't included here (or more complete team photographs from over the season) PLEASE let us know so we can get them up on here as well!

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Strong season for Waihi Inline Hockey

Published 12 Dec 2016 by Viv Barakat in Awards and Recognition

From the Hauraki Herald, November 2016 - Jill Cleave

2016 Miners Rep Players

Representatives 2016:
Back row: Bradley Rickard, left, Caleb Ibbotson, Reid Samson, Shania Bate, Luke Burgess, Daryl Shave, Viv Barakat and Leighton Duerre.
Middle row: Glenn Williams, left, Joeb Ibbotson, Luke Barakat, Thomas Heays, Jamie Mudford and Nick Barakat. Front row: Matt Barakat, left, Braydon Burr, Bree Heays, Dylan Lovell and Noah Burgess.

Waihi was well-represented across all grades of the New Zealand Inter Regional Inline Hockey Championships for 2016.

Rachelle Heays said the Miners inline Hockey Club players, playing for Central Region, covered from Under 10 to Open grades.

"We are very proud of our reps who helped their teams bring home several gold medals which was the culmination of a great year of hockey for the club," she said.

Braydon and Dylan Lovell played in the Central U10 team, Matt Barakat and Bree Heays played in the U12 team, Luke Barakat and Noah Burgess played in the U14 team and Jamie Mudford played in the Junior Women side. They all did their part in bringing home gold medals.

Also helping Central to win medals were Joeb Ibbotson, Bradley Rickard and Nick Barakat in the U17 team, Shania Bate in the Senior Women and Veterans Viv Barakat, Daryl Shave, Leighton Duerre, Andy Wilton and Luke Burgess.

The Central U21 team with Nick Barakat, Thomas Heays and Reid Samson, the Senior Men with Caleb Ibbotson and the Masters with Glenn Williams each took home a. bronze medal.

In addition to this Caleb Ibbotson played in goal for the Green Senior Men's Open League team which won the Open League competition. Open League teams were selected from the top men's players from all over New Zealand.

Miners club member Leighton Duerre, went to Italy in June for the FIRS World Cup with New Zealand Veterans team.

Joeb lbbotson, Jamie Mudford, Caleb lbbotson, Viv Barakat, Daryl Shave and Luke Burgess all played in Hawaii at the AAU Inline Hockey Championships during July with Matt Barakat and Noah Burgess going along as well as part of the New Zealand Junior Development side.

Coming Up - Coaching Seminar, Prizegiving

Published 13 Sep 2016 by Viv for Admin in General News

Inline Coach

Coaching Seminar

There is a free coaching seminar being hosted by our club on Monday 19 September at the Waihi Scout Hall on Baker Street from 6.30pm. This is open to all coaches, players and parents and is being run by Sport Waikato.

Prizegiving 2016

Will be held at the Event Centre on Wednesday 26 October at 6.30pm.

New Training Times From September 2016

Published 25 Aug 2016 by Viv for Admin in General News


As at the 6th September 2016, the following teams will no longer be training U8, U12 and U14
New training times will be as follows:

Tuesday Night:

  • 4.30pm - 6pm Under 10 (Nationals)
  • 6pm - 8pm Under 16 (Nationals)

Wednesdays Night:

  • 4.30pm - 5.30pm Mighty Pucks
  • 5.30pm - 7pm Junior Reps
  • 7pm - 9pm Senior and Social

Junior Mixer Tournament 2016 - UPDATE

Published 18 Aug 2016 by Viv for Admin in Draws

When: Saturday 20th August and Sunday 21st August.

We are hosting the 2nd Waihi Junior Mixer Weekend. Under 8's, Under 10's and Under 12's teams from the Hamilton Devils, New Plymouth Ravens, Mt Wellington Panthers and North Shore Vipers are coming to play against our Waihi Miners teams.

It's going to be an action packed weekend and the best part - entry is free - so come down and watch some great Inline Hockey being played.

Download the Mixer Weekend Draw.

Junior Mixer Weekend Poster 2016