Former Hockeyroo to coach SUHC women’s 1st grade

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Megan Oman, a former Hockeyroo (22 Caps including 2 Champions Trophies) and five‐time AHL Champion with the NSW Arrows, has been appointed as Sydney University Hockey Club’s (SUHC) 2013 Women’s 1st grade coach.

Scott Laird, a current SUHC men’s 1st grader and former SUSF Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder, will coach the women’s 2nd grade team.

Oman brings extensive experience, skill and knowledge to the club as it seeks to retain its SWHL Premiership title, which it won for the first time in 2012.

Laird has a great track record, having already coached several premiership‐winning women’s teams for SUHC.

“We are thrilled to welcome Megs to the Club,” said Andy Elton, Club President.

“Her experience and enthusiasm will take our coaching to a new level and help achieve greater success. All we pretty much need now is a turf!”

Oman was delighted to join SUHC’s coaching team.

“There is a lot of talent within the Club and I know I can help the players reach their full potential. It’s going to be a fun challenge,” said Oman.

The appointment is further credit to the club flowing on from the inspirational work of Scott Barker, SUHC’s Director of Hockey.

In 2012 SUHC’s women’s 1st grade team won their first ever Metro League 1 Premiership.

Sydney Uni’s 1st and 2nd grade women’s teams are arguably the strongest and most talented in the competition.

The 2013 season will begin in April following an extensive preseason in January and February.

SUHC provides one of the best hockey programs at the elite club level in NSW and partnered with the SUSF Elite Athlete Program (EAP), there is significant opportunity for players to pursue concurrently elite level hockey and academic studies.

Many of the club’s graduates continue playing as alumni and secure distinguished professional careers.

Founded in 1907, Sydney Uni Hockey Club is one of Sydney’s oldest and largest hockey club’s, catering to over 400 members including juniors, seniors and masters.

Today the club has 26 teams playing across a range of competitions at all age and skill levels.

The premier women compete in the Sydney Women’s Hockey League (SWHL) and the premier men compete in Sydney Hockey Association (SHA).

For further information, please contact:

Scott Barker, SUHC Director of Hockey

E: [email protected]