The 2018 Quiz Night is almost here!

The FHC Quiz Night is just two weeks away! Now is the time to get a team together, book in your table and prepare a giant cheese platter to see you through the evening. We’d love to have at least one table from every senior team!

This is one of our biggest fundraisers so we would really love to have as many people along as possible – players, spectators, family, friends, friends of friends, quiz-lovers, quiz-haters… everyone is welcome!

When: 7:30pm for 7:45pm start, Saturday 1 September
Where: Thebarton Community Centre
Cost: $250 for a table of 10. Sorry, no individual tickets
Book: by emailing
Pay: via our online shop

Bring along your own food and drinks. The bar will be open through the night selling a variety of beverages!

Whether you can make it or not, it would be amazing if you could donate a little something that we can use as a prize or silent auction item – please email if you can help us, and we’ll arrange to collect any items directly from you.


FHC Online Shop is open for business!

If you’ve been hanging out to order some Forries kit, now’s your chance! Head to our new shop at and start browsing an awesome range of clothes and accessories.

Orders for this round will close 5:00pm, Tuesday 19 June 2018. If you squeeze in by this date, your merch will ready in approximately 4-6 weeks.

How do I collect my order? After you’ve ordered and paid via Paypal or credit card, your items will be delivered to the Club. FHC vollies will either post your apparel to you or provide you with pick up details.

Already placed an order at the sign on day? Liz Flavel would have contacted you by now and has confirmed your order. Please make sure you have made the EFT payment before 5:00pm Tuesday 19 June.

Can’t decide what you want by Tuesday? If you miss this round, you can definitely place an order after 19 June, but it might be a little while before we know when the delivery date will be, as we need a minimum number of orders before we can process them.

Pub Crawlers: For anyone planning to purchase a pub crawl shirt, we recommend doing this as a separate purchase to any other items you’re planning to order. Remember the due date to order shirts is this Friday.

Forestville Hockey Club would like to thank Amy Lambert of Make Create for the time invested in developing the FHC online shop.

For any queries about the online shop please contact Kathy Frith at

Happy shopping!

Masters Carnival

2018 season starts with Forestville entering two teams in the upcoming Hockey SA Men’s Masters Carnival to be held at the state hockey centre on March 11th 2018.  The format of the carnival will be a 7-aside half pitch ‘round robin’ competition. Game duration will be 50 minutes for Over 35 and 25 minutes for Over 50.

The Young Panthers, over 35’s, has been organised by Sam Freeman and the Old Panthers, over 50’s has been organised by Simon Marsh. When we know more about the playing program we’ll post on our Facebook page and website so you can come out and cheer for the Panther teams. Can’t wait to see what new tricks these players are bringing to the 2018 season. Best of luck gentlemen in this tournament, may both teams bring home the gold.

Reminder for members playing in this tournament you’ll need to complete your Hockey SA membership before you take the field. Forestville’s membership database is now open for registrations.

FHC’s plight to secure a new facility at Women’s Memorial Playing Fields

It was fantastic to see the Forestville Hockey Club featured so prominently on Page 14 of today’s Advertiser. A great article about the plight of the club and our endeavors to secure a new facility at the Woman’s Memorial Playing Fields.

Thank you to the players from Sturt Devils Lacrosse Club and Cumberland United Women’s Football Club for attending for the photo shoot.

A big thank you Debbie and Lucy Neely who were also in attendance for the photos. We will keep you posted on any progress in the near future.


Pre-season – Invitation to all players

Women’s squad

All current Premier League and Metro 1 players, juniors interested in playing senior hockey, especially Under 18 girls and others who would like to join the Forestville Hockey Club are invited to meet the coaches for the 1st pre-season and meeting/information session at the Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue, Millswood on Saturday 13/01/18 commencing at 10am. Please bring your running gear. 

For enquiries about playing in a senior women’s team in 2018 or if you would like further information please contact Ian Jennings on 0437 086 841, email or James Dwyer on 0418 831 478.

Men’s squad

All current Premier League and Metro 1 players, any Under 18 men interested in playing senior hockey and others who would like to join the Forestville Hockey Club are invited to meet the coaches for the 1st pre-season session at the Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue, Millswood on Tuesday 16/1/18 commencing at 7:00pm. Please bring your running gear.

For enquiries about playing in a senior men’s team in 2018 or if you would like further information please contact Paul on 0417 228 441.


Hookin2Hockey and Come and Try/Bring a friend for Under 9 and Under 11 teams will start again on Sunday February 19th at the club, 9.00 am for Hookin2Hockey and 10.00 am for Under 9/11.

We will be working with our PL squads to organise some pre-season skills training sessions for Under 11 to 18’s as well, commencing mid-February at CBC. Stay tuned for further details.

Calling all Members, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Forestville Hockey Club is as close as we have ever been to securing a home facility at the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields. The master plan for the site is complete which includes a new facility for FHC.

One of the final stages is showing the Government the level of club and community support for this facility, and for the club. It is now crucial that you, your family and your friends, show your support for the club and this development.

There are three ways to show your support:

1) follow this link and compete the ‘Survey Monkey’ put together by Annable Digance:

2) log into Facebook on the link below and complete the survey put together by Jayne Stinson:

3) Email Annable Digance to show your support on the below email:

Please show your support

FHC committee

2018 Coaching appointments

Women’s Coaches

Ian Jennings has been appointed as the Premier League Women’s Coach, support by James Dwyer as the Metro 1 Women’s coach for 2018.

Men’s Coaches

Paul Blenkiron has been appointed as the head coach for the Men’s Premier League squad in 2018. Other coaching announcements to follow in the coming weeks.

This is an exciting time at Forestville Hockey Club and we know that with these coaching appointments, the Club has taken a very positive step towards becoming a dominant force in South Australian hockey.

Volunteers needed for 2018

Volunteers needed for key roles

There are many other ways to help the Club out other than being on the management committee. This includes participating in sub-committees, or planning events.

If you are able to commit some time regularly for the season, or for a one off event, please contact the club.

We are still seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Minutes Secretary, FHC Committee
  • Communications & Marketing representative
  • Fundraising, Events & Sponsorship representative
  • Membership Coordinator

Nominations for team managers & coaches

We are still seeking volunteers to fill the team manager positions for all Senior teams:

  • Metro 1 Women
  • Metro 3 Women
  • Metro 5 Women
  • Premier League Men
  • Metro 1 Men
  • Metro 3 Men
  • Metro 6 Men

We are also seeking volunteers to coach and manage Junior teams. In 2018 we will field teams in the following age groups:

  • Under 9 mixed
  • Under 11 mixed
  • Under 13 boys and girls
  • Under 15 girls (tbc)
  • Under 18 men and women

To nominate for any of these positions, please email your name and contact details, along with the position you are nominating for to

Bunnings BBQ Dates

We have been fortunate to once again to secure Bunnings BBQ dates in 2018 and we are always looking for volunteers to assist us.

2018 Dates

  • January 16
  • April 17
  • July 17
  • October 16
  • February 20
  • May 15
  • August 21
  • December 29
  • March 13
  • June 19
  • September 18

We are looking for volunteers to assist on Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 in following timeslots:

  • 7.30am to 9am ( 3 people)
  • 9am to 11am (3 people)
  • 11am to 1pm (4 people)
  • 1pm to 3pm (3 people)
  • 3pm to 4pm (3 people to pack up, clean up and return item to the club rooms)

Please email if you are able to assist or please post on the facebook page post.

FHC Working Bee

FHC Working Bee will be held on Saturday 20th January from 11am at Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with:

  • Cleaning out the change rooms and equipment
  • Installing newly purchased shelves
  • Checking goalie kits
  • Checking first aid kits and identify items for re-stocking