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.

Funding for our new pitch has been announced!

The Forestville Hockey Club Management Committee and Facilities Sub Committee are delighted to announce the State Government’s commitment to fund new facilities at the Woman’s Memorial Playing Fields (WMPF).

$9 million has been committed to the project, of which $1 million has been provided towards the upgrade of Bangka War Memorial which recognises the sacrifice of 22 Australian Army Nurses on Bangka Island Radji Beach and commemorates Australian women who served their county in the armed forces.

$8 million will be allocated to the development of sporting facilities at WMPF. The redevelopment includes a new synthetic playing surface for Forestville Hockey Club (shared with Sturt Lacrosse), multipurpose clubroom and change facilities, redevelopment of Lacrosse and Soccer grass playing surfaces and new site infrastructure including lighting, drainage and irrigation systems.

This announcement is a wonderful outcome for Forestville Hockey club, the local community and for the development and growth of hockey within South Australia.

We would like to the thank the Office of Recreation and Sport, City of Unley, Sturt Devils Lacrosse Club, Cumberland United Women’s Football Club, South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Field Trust, Annabel Digance, Jayne Stinson and local members of the community for their ongoing support throughout this process.

This is a very exciting time for Forestville Hockey Club and the first step in securing our future. We look forward to engaging with you in this process and keeping you updated.

Click to view article in the Advertiser

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

2018 Management Committee

Thank you for those who attended the AGM on 10 December 2017. We welcome the following people into the Management Committee for 2018.

President – Mark Dayman
Vice President – Alison Boag
Secretary – Kathy Frith
Treasurer – Simon Marsh
Junior Coordinator – Julie Mills
Member, Umpiring Coordinator – Martin Caon
Member – Bev Thomas
Member – Anthony Tolhurst

Club Roles

Bar Manager – Megan Power and Mel Ferguson

Welcome to the 2018 Hockey Season!

I would like to welcome all Forestville Hockey Club members to the 2018 season. While the season is still a few months away, the new management committee are working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.

We are pleased to announce the exciting appointment of the Women’s Premier League Coach for 2018, Ian Jennings. Ian has been PLW coach at Adelaide HC for the last 4 years, involved with Suns for past 2 years as a Performance Analysis and Assistant Coach and the Head Coach of U21 State Men for the past 3 years. We welcome Ian to Forestville Hockey Club and we look forward to the skills and experience he can bring to the playing squad.

When Ian initially met with the club he was extremely impressed with the passion and enthusiasm at FHC. Ian identified that PLW squad are a talented group who made big strides in the right direction over 2017 season and he is hoping to build on those successes. We welcome Ian to Forestville Hockey Club and we look forward to the skills and experience he can bring to the playing squad.

Our Premier League and M1 teams are starting pre-season, with the regular season commencing in early March 2018. We invite all players, juniors and seniors to join in with preseason training, details below.

FHC is working towards a new home facility at Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, it is now time to show your support to make this happen. We need to continue to obtain the signatures of our members, families and friends to lobby the State Government and local members. If you have not already done so please email with as many signatures as possible.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of FHC, and we encourage our members to support them. Thank you to Thomas Insurance Brokers, Australian Hiring Company, Herriot Consulting, Eastwood Securities and Toop & Toop for their continued contribution.

The FHC clothing apparel for all members, parents and supporters will continue to be available and all uniforms can still be purchased from Hockey World in Sturt Street in the City.

I would like to welcome all new members and families to the Forestville Hockey Club and hope you enjoy the season and club environment.

Mark Dayman
President, Forestville Hockey Club