2017 Premiership Results
Congratulations to the 2017 Premiers.
The North Area Junior hockey Association (NAJHA) awards a Club Championship on an annual basis. This award recognises performances in regular competition matches by all junior teams fielded by a Club irrespective of age group or pool. Competition points are however weighted in the following way; A pool scores are multiplied by 3, B pool scores by 2 and C Pool by 1. Each Club's weighted score for each pool is aggregated and the Club with the most number of points is declared the winner of the Club Championship. The scoring system for North Area junior competition matches recognises wins, draws, losses and byes. Thus this Award recognises performance, not only in the conventional sense, but participation as well.
The winner of the 2017 Club Championship was Ryde
Most Improved Club
The NAJHA recognises also improvement by Clubs on an annual basis. The Club whose Club Championship point score improves the most, as a percentage, over that Club's score in the prior season is declared the Most Improved Club.
The winner of the Most Improved Club in 2016 was UTS
Colin Manning Trophy
North Area Junior Hockey also administers a Sydney wide Under 15 Competition, a competition that is commonly referred to as the Sydney U15 Metro Competition. Teams compete for the Colin Manning Trophy in honour of the late Colin Manning. Manning was a Ryde junior who played 322 senior games and represented New South Wales at junior, U21 and Open levels. He was awarded Brian Booth medal (Best and Fairest title for the Sydney Hockey Association) at just 18 years of age and was the leading goal scorer (Ron Riley Medal) in 1993, 1994 and 1997
The winner of the Colin Manning Trophy in 2017 was Sutherland
Kevin Connelly Trophy
North Area Junior Hockey also administers a Sydney wide Under 17 Competition, a competition that is commonly referred to as the Sydney U17 Metro Competition. Teams compete for the Kevin Connelly Trophy in recognition of the Kevin’s significant involvement in junior hockey. Kevin has been a tireless
contributor to junior hockey for over 45 years having been active in development of juniors at Sutherland, Central Area and Sydney Juniors. In his time as Principal of Illawong Public School, Kevin was the inspiration for the school’s hockey successes and more generally the growth of junior hockey in the region. As a recognition and appreciation of his work the 17 Sydney Metro Competition Trophy has been perpetuated in his name.
Winner of the 2017 Kevin Connelly Trophy was Sutherland