Emma

EMMA

ICE HOCKEY VICTORIA

NOMINATED BY JULIE

Enthusiastic, exuberant and efficient, Emma Poynton brings new life into our small yet diverse Ice Hockey community in Victoria. She is the ‘Beating Heart’ for women’s Ice Hockey; she ‘makes things happen’ by generously sharing her experience, knowledge and drive to grow our sport. As a result, the number of registered female players in Victoria is rapidly increasing. ‘Poynts’ is no stranger to the sporting world. She has been an elite athlete herself, has over 10 years’ experience as a podiatrist, including 2 years at the Western Bulldogs club and has been involved ‘behind the scenes’ in football and athletics for many years. She fully understands our athletes’ wants and needs from beginners through to the elite players and passionately shares her love for sport, health and team building with them. Although she only started playing Ice Hockey 6 years ago, she has quickly become involved in the sport at many different levels. Currently, she is the National Women’s Ice Hockey Team Manager (2013–present), but is also a player, a coach, and was the first female president of an Australian Ice Hockey League team, Melbourne Ice, for 2 years. She plays in social, mixed and women’s teams and for the last 3 years has played for the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) Melbourne Ice Women’s team. She has been integral in setting up and playing in the Ice Hockey Victoria Ice Wolves and AWIHL Tier 2 Dragons teams, and initiating women-only sessions to develop players’ skills and confidence, creating opportunities for them to train with Victoria’s best coaches, play on a regular basis and build a strong supportive social network. In addition, she set up a Facebook page as a meeting place for all women Ice Hockey players in Victoria. Forever in pursuit of her own excellence, along with her resilience, determination and vision to provide equal opportunities for everyone, Emma is an amazing role model for our whole ice hockey community.

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  • Mark Weber says,

    "Emma is full on with the women's and young women's program. dedicated, enthusiastic"

  • Melanie says,

    "Emma has been fantastic in creating opportunities for us girls of ice hockey, commonly known as a doer!!! Thanks Emma and good luck, you deserve it 😘"

  • Terry Theibald says,

    "Awesome ambassador for women's Ice Hockey in Victoria and Australia. Always promoting and working hard behind the scenes"

  • Lisa says,

    "Emma has boundless energy when it comes to organising womens hockey events. As a newcomer I am impressed by her leadership and determination. Please join me in voting for Emma as a sign of gratitude..thanks!!"

  • Rylie says,

    "Poynts is one of the best people I know. She has given more to our sport in the years I've known her than anyone else in the country. As a manager she creates an environment that helps the athletes focus purely on athletic performance, taking care of everything else we need. As a teammate she keeps us motivated and encourages all players to be their best and believe in their abilities. Women's ice hockey in Australia, and particularly Victoria, is so much better for having Poynts as part of its community. Thanks for everything you've done for us, we love you Poynts!"

  • Shelley Alexander says,

    "Emma is very supportive who also makes you push yourself and encourages you to try new skills. Always ready to lend a hand, she is very organised and committed to helping bring more exposure to women's ice hockey. Offering many years of knowledge and skill, Emma is approachable and dedicated to the sport we all love. Go Poynts!!"

  • Ronnie Flanagan says,

    "Such a positive can-do person & tireless in her efforts. A real asset to ice hockey in general and a catalyst for the women & junior women in particular . Go Poynts!!"

  • Sset says,

    "Emma is the bomb. I love the work she's doing for women's ice hockey."

  • Caroline Dean says,

    "Emma volunteers so much of her time and energy growing women's ice hockey in Victoria."

  • Nic says,

    "Gives so much to the development of hockey"

  • LYNDSAY says,

    "EMMA HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC ROLE MODEL AND SUPPORT FOR ME GETTING INTO ICE HOCKEY, HER HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATION ON THE GAME HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING!! HER PATIENCE IS ALSO FANTASTIC AS A NEWBIE TO THE GAME I NEED ALL THE PATIENCE FROM THESE AMAZING GIRLS I CAN GET AND EMMA IS CERTAINLY A TRUE SPORTS WOMAN IN MY EYES!! THANK YOU EMMA"

  • Nancy says,

    "Emma works tirelessly to promote women's ice hockey In Victoria."

  • Jason Griffin says,

    "Emma does a lot of work for the ice hockey community as a whole. She gives a lot of her time up to work to build and develop women's hockey she is a great member of our ice hockey club and helps all players in our club to develop. Good job Em"

  • Brendon says,

    "A tireless contributor to the community Emma bleeds love for the sport and the people who play it"

  • Ken Pullin says,

    "Emma has endless energy and is always supporting the younger girls and provides encouragement and good advice. She is a tireless worker in the development of women's ice hockey and is a lovely person. Our family wishes her all the best."

  • Lawrie Pigot says,

    "Very enthusiastic , driven and selfless person. A true asset to anyone she is involved with."

  • Stuart says,

    "Champion of women's hockey in Victoria and Australia. More dedicated than anyone!"

  • Adam says,

    "No one more deserving of acknowledgement of the time and effort they put into women's ice hockey and ice hockey in general for Victoria and Australia. Emma puts in a hell of a lot of time and effort into this that a a lot of the time goes unnoticed. True superstar!! Good luck!!"

  • Joey Hughes says,

    "Perfect person to be nominated on behalf of women in ice hockey. She gives up endless amount of time to make opportunities happen for all women involved in ice sports in Australia. She has great support from her peers and community. Great role model and ambassador for ice hockey"

  • Amelia Matheson says,

    "Great support for women's hockey in Australia! Good on you Emma! We love your dedication to our sport! Thankyou!"

  • Aimee Hough says,

    "Emma has fone such an amazing job and for such a long time. She definitely deserves recognition for the effort, support, drive, hours, enthusiasm and heart and sould she has put into all things hockey. If only there were more like her in the sport. Great job. You should be very proud of yourself!!!"

  • Joel van de Ven-long says,

    "Emma tirelessly works to make and keep women's ice hockey a reality in Melbourne, organizing events, getting the word out, and encouraging people to get involved."

  • Glenn Grandy says,

    "Great member of the ice hockey community. Enthusiastic and full of energy for the sport across so many levels. Good luck Em."

  • Syd says,

    "Having coached at a camp Emma participated in, I'd say she is a fantastic candidate because she is the ideal advocate for the sport with a passion and drive that is truly admirable! A pleasure to be around, Emma is a student of the game and is eager to learn and share her knowledge of the sport with those around her. Growing programs can benefit with more positive ambassadors like Emma!"

  • Cheryl says,

    "We have known Emma for quite a few years. She has always been supportive of our son's ice hockey achievements and is a great motivator. Emma always has time to talk to you whether it be sports, family or medical advice. She is an overall "top bird""

  • Ava Calabria says,

    "Amazing hockey player"

  • Sara Army says,

    "Truly dedicated to sport, and the development of young athletes! This woman is amazing & very deserving of this honour!"

  • Suzy Connard says,

    "Emma, a can do person who has time for everyone. Womens Ice Hockey has advanced tremendously because of Emma."

  • Carolyn Poole says,

    "Emma is an extraordinary woman and wonderful Team Manager and a great role model for women in sport and I am grateful she has been a part of my daughters ice hockey journeys. Emma goes beyond what is required of her sporting role, not only does she care and look after her team/s but for all those too that are around her sharing the experience or not . Her attitude and strong work ethic are to be admired. Emma is highly organised and shows strong leadership and never falters to put others or her team before herself. Those that know Emma know that she is a driven and passionate person, who successfully navigates all domains of her personal life, work commitments, and her sporting obligations that she has set herself locally and on the international scene. Emma is an ambitious woman that never seeks recognition or reward and as a volunteer in the sports community, her role is a demanding one and sometimes can also be a stressful one too, which would take a toll on many and in saying all this she still exudes her fun-loving side. I’m in awe of what she does and what she sets out to achieve and has achieved and how she represents her country with such pride. YOU’RE A LEGEND EMMA!!"

  • Dale says,

    "I haven't known Emma for very long being new to the sport, she has been fantastic in helping us newbies with our development."

  • Dan says,

    "Emma is a dead set champ!"

  • Carolyn Poole says,

    "Emma is an extraordinary woman and wonderful Team Manager, that goes beyond what is required of her sporting role, not only does she care and look after her team/s but for all those too that are around her sharing the experience or not . Her attitude and strong work ethic are to be admired. Emma is highly organised and shows strong leadership and never falters to put others or her team before herself. Those that know Emma know that she is a driven and passionate person, who successfully navigates all domains of her personal life, work commitments, and her sporting obligations that she has set herself locally and on the international scene. Emma is an ambitious woman that never seeks recognition or reward and as a volunteer in the sports community, her role is a demanding one and sometimes can also be a stressful one too, which would take a toll on many and in saying all this she still exudes her fun-loving side. I’m in awe of what she does and what she sets out to achieve and has achieved and how she represents her country with such pride. YOU’RE A LEGEND EMMA!!"

  • Elissa says,

    "Em has an enthusiasm for life and sport that is contagious!"

  • Warren Porter says,

    "Thanks Emma for your work and passion for the sport and women's ice hockey."

  • Dana Ciernohorsky says,

    "Emma is a great ambassador for women's hockey not only in Victoria but nationally too"

  • Lee lira says,

    "Go Emma!"

  • www Heather Powell says,

    "There is nothing Emma will or will not do to grow women's ice hockey and she does it well and with a good heart."

  • Susan says,

    "Emma has never missed a chance to encourage us indivually as well as enabling us to have the opportunities to become our best"

  • Robert Cockerell says,

    "Dedicated and so helpful to Victorian players and their families."

  • Nicole Jones says,

    "Poynton always goes the extra mile for everyone on and off the ice. Her hard work and determination is greatly appreciated and admired."

  • Laura says,

    "Emma is the most exuberant and giving person I know! She excels in anything she sets her mind to, selflessly giving back to the community! Go Poynts!"

  • Annette says,

    "Great all round girl will do anything for anyone and encourages all players and juniors with the achievements"

  • Jane Craker says,

    "Emma is such a huge asset to womens ice hockey - you admired near and far Emma. Thank you for all you do"

  • Marie says,

    "All round nice gal"

  • Sarah Aitken says,

    "Emma is by far one of the most determined, hard working and selfless individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting. She gives 110% to the sport of Ice Hockey in australia and dedicates herself to the improvement and expansion of women's hockey in Australia. Go Poynts!"

  • Paula says,

    "Good luck Emma! A great ambassador for womens ice hockey!"

  • Lesley says,

    "Heart of gold , do anything for anyone with a smile on her face , every sport needs a Emma"

  • Leigh says,

    "Best of luck emma you deserve it"

  • Emily says,

    "She has put so much time and effort back into the ice hockey community and deserves this award."

  • Georgina says,

    "Emma gives so much of her precious time and effort to ice hockey. Thank you"

  • Debra Wayman says,

    "I'm very proud to vote for you your determination and skill in ice hockey is inspirational for my girls. Good luck in your endeavours."

  • Megan says,

    "Amazing to have someone so committed to our women in ice hockey. We are new to the sport at a junior level and it's great to know there are people working hard to strengthen and improve our kid's and women's opportunities! Thanks for all your great work!"

  • Susan says,

    "Nothing is to much for her and always gives her all."

  • Mary says,

    "Very passionate about hockey and very hard working for the sport as a whole, especially women's involvement."

  • Jerome Guzzo says,

    "A passionate individual, on and off the ice!"

  • Wendy says,

    "Motivated, committed and enthusiastic about promoting our sport!"

  • george tschuma says,

    "well liked person with a hart of gold"

  • Jessica says,

    "Poynts is a great ambassador for women's ice hockey!"

  • Dani Pansino says,

    "Emma will do her all for this sport!"

  • Lesley Rama says,

    "Emma is a great role model for all the girls at Ice Hockey !"

  • Fernando says,

    "Keep up the good work, Emma"

  • Wilfredo raymundo says,

    "Emma put a lot of time and effort organizing training and or games for the development of women's ice hockey in Victoria. And she always do it with a smile on her face. Keep it up Emma!"

  • ADRIAN says,

    "Emma is a great communicator and leader on and off the ice. The work she does only helps to build a positive profile for ice hockey in Oz!"

  • Remi says,

    "Poynts is one of the most caring people I know. She always puts everyone before her! Love your work Em!"

  • Lucy Parrington says,

    "Emma volunteers so much of her time to help the women's program and ice hockey in general. She works across different levels (Development through to National Team), she supports the new players, provides them opportunities for development, and is a friend to senior players. Good on ya Poynts!"

  • Jess Williams says,

    "Emma is a fantastic advocate for ice hockey, especially women's hockey in Victoria. She has done so much for us and does it out of he goodness of her heart and love of the sport. Thanks for everything you do Emma!"

  • Ray says,

    "Super friendly"

  • Corinne says,

    "Passioate"

  • Marcelle says,

    "Emma is a fantastic motivater & would be a great role model for these players."

  • Alicia says,

    "Such an awesome ambassador for Women's hockey in this country."

  • Allan Frith says,

    "Such an energetic person, full of spirit and enthusiasm. People like Emma help make sports work"

  • Jill says,

    "Hard working woman for women in ice hockey."

  • Beth Walker says,

    "Emma has made such a big impact on the Australian ice hockey league, she is a champion for the sport and is truly deserving."

  • Sandra says,

    "Emma totally supports women's ice hockey."

  • Sarah says,

    "Enthusiastic, hard working, committed."

  • Chee van Douwen says,

    "Emma a great ambassador for Ice Hockey in Australia"

  • Adrianna says,

    "She's a big legend!"

  • Pam says,

    "Emma is an inspirational role model, Im glad we have her at our rink"

  • Sharon Hoch says,

    "Emma is dedicated and enthusiastic, not to mention a great mentor and hockey player."

  • Laura says,

    "Such an energetic and motivated person. Is very driven and passionate about everything ice hockey!"

  • Birgit says,

    "She sets a great example for women in sport and women in general. Go Emma!"

  • Julia Steinmetz says,

    "Playing hockey with Emma in recent weeks I feel fully qualified to give her my total and enthusiastic support. Emma is rock solid, a generous teammate, an excellent player, and a natural born leader. Emma, you are amazing!!! Good luck :)"

  • Sharnita says,

    "There are no words to describe the respect and admiration I have for Emma Poynton, earlier in the year she was our manager for the National Women's Team and after an unlucky fall into the goal post on the ice I was hospitalised with a ruptured kidney and broken rib, and It would have been twice the ordeal if Emma wasn't there by my side, every step of the way. She never left my bed side for the first 48 hours, minus the surgery because the surgeons wouldn't let her! I will never forget the amount of care and effort she put into ensuring that I was as comfortable and happy as I could be. Love you Poynts ❤️"

  • Bao says,

    "Great girl who's very hard working. Big heart in the right place"

  • Pam Cavanagh says,

    "Emma has been a dedicated and tireless supporter of Ice hockey in Victoria since she became involved. Women in sport is very important to Emma and she again stands up to further develop Women's ice hockey in Victoria."

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