2023 Forestville Hockey Club AGM

The 2023 Forestville Hockey Club AGM will be held at 11am on Sunday 11th December 2023 at the Forestville Hockey Clubrooms, Goodwood Oval Complex, Fairfax Ave Millswood.

Please let us know your interest in being on the Board this year via the nomination link, or chat to one of the current Board Members, your Nomination to be emailed to secretary@fhc.com.au to be received prior to meeting.

AGM Management Board Nomination Form

All positions are open for Nomination :

  • President
  • VP Men
  • VP Women
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Junior Co Ordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Board members (2)

We have a number of sub committees that would appreciate your help with. So if you don’t want to nominate please consider helping out on a subcommittee.

After the meeting there will be an opportunity to have a catch up and a Christmas drink and bite to eat with your mates .

The Agenda and the minutes from the previous meeting can be found below.

For those unable to attend in person a meeting link will be provided closer to the date.

Message to Forestville HC Community:

Dear Panthers, Panther parents and supporters,
It is with great excitement that we announce the Forestville Hockey Club has now received formal written consent from the Mininster for Planning to proceed with building our planned new home at Unley High School.
Preliminary work on the new pitch is scheduled to commence in the coming few weeks, starting with minor early works commencing the week of 20th November, followed by securing the site with a safety fence shortly after.
For those people that provided input to our planned facility we advise that a number of comments were taken up and changes made to both site operating arrangements and design factors such as;
o   Inclusion of plastics filtration traps at all drainage points around the pitch surface to reduce risk of microplastics escape to the storm water system.
o   Locking off direct access to the facility from the western boundary to reduce risk of traffic congestion at the ends Kyre and Seafield Avenues.
We look forward to providing updates as activities progress.
Paul Blenkiron
FHC President

Forestville Hockey Club Hookin2Hockey

Hookin2Hockey is a program that gives young children the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey.


This five-week program provides a great start to learning both hockey skills and the hockey game. It is a way to start playing in the U8 and U10 winter hockey competition, but it is also a program that provides learning opportunities in a fun environment.


Program information:


Start date: Sunday, 19 February 2023, 9 to 10am or

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 6-7pm

Location: Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue, Millswood

Cost: Five-week program cost $66, which covers registration and insurance

Equipment: Forestville can provide hockey sticks to participants to use during the program or you can purchase a pack on registration for $48 (which includes postage, a hockey stick, shin guards and other merchandise)

BYO: Shin pads (if you did not purchase a pack on registration), mouth guard, sunscreen and water




You can register via the following link:https://www.revolutionise.com.au/forestvillehock/events/

For instructions on registering please view this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yET8gJ3NLyk

If you have any queries or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Bruce at juniors@fhc.com.au or on 0409 095 488.


2023 Preseason has commenced

If you are looking to play Hockey this year and looking for a club, send your enquiry to our Secretary Liz at secretary@fhc.com.au
Our Men’s and Women’s Premier League and Metro 1’s preseason has commenced. If you are looking to play hockey at the highest level, or just wanting to get fit for your regular season, you are welcome to join the preseason sessions.
If Premier League is not for you, we have a range of grades in both Senior and Juniors that will meet everyone’s playing ability.
We are a family orientated Community Club that offers a fun environment for all ages and abilities.
Enquire now to join the Panther family.

Drag Flicking Mater Class by Former Kookaburra Kieran Govers

Don’t miss out! – Drag Flicking Master Class by former Kookaburra Kieran Govers:

Don’t miss this opportunity for a special one off Drag Flicking Master Class delivered by former Kookaburra Kieran Govers.

Kieran represented the Kookaburras 126 times scoring 60 goals. At the peak of his International career Kieran was regarded as one of the most elite and prolific short corner drag flicking specialists in International Hockey.

During his international Career, Kieran won 3 Champions Trophy Gold Medals, 2 World Cup Titles, a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal and an Olympic Bronze.

The session will be held at the West Beach Hockey Grounds on Thursday the 3rd of November 4.30pm – 6.00pm (4.15pm arrival). The session cost is $40 per participant and the session is limited to 30 participants.

Please contact juniors@fhc.com.au or this email if you have any enquiries.

Tickets can be purchased at the FHC shop: https://www.fhc.com.au/product/kieran-govers-masterclass/

Acknowledging Funding Support

At the conclusion of the 2022 season Forestville Hockey Club would like to acknowledge the funding support we have received from the State and Local governments for our Junior program.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing have again supported our club through the Sports Voucher scheme which subsidises the membership fees for eligible junior members. In 2022 the scheme was expanded to increase the number of members eligible for the subsidy.

The City of Unley has again provided grant funding to support our Junior development programs. The 2022 grant continues the support the City of Unley has provided the Club for many years.

The funding provided by both the State Government and the City of Unley help the Club to minimise the cost of junior participation in hockey.

2022/2023 Academies

Our Forestville Hockey Club Academies will once again be starting up for 2022 and will consist of our DevelopmentInvitational, and newly created Advanced Academy. Dates for these programs can be found below which will feature across November/December of 2022 and then again in January/February 2023:

Development Academy:


Block 1: Sun 20 Nov, Sun 27 Nov, Sun 4 Dec, Sun 11 Dec.  All sessions 8:30am – 10am @ West Beach

Block 2: Sun 29 Jan, Sun 5 Feb, Sun 12 Feb, Sun 19 Feb.  All sessions 8:30am – 10am @ West Beach

Cost: (to cover pitch hire, equipment etc.)

  • All 8 sessions – $120
  • Block 1 only – $65
  • Block 2 only – $65

Invitational/Advanced Academy:

Block 1: Mon 21 Nov, Mon 28 Nov, Mon 5 Dec, Mon 12 Dec.  All sessions 6:30 – 8:00pm @ West Beach

Block 2: Mon 30 Jan, Mon 6 Feb, Mon 13 Feb, Mon 20 Feb.  All sessions 6:30 – 8:00pm @ West Beach

Cost: (to cover pitch hire, equipment etc.)

  • All 8 sessions – $120
  • Block 1 only – $65
  • Block 2 only – $65


Our Development Academy will be open for nomination for any athlete, whereas our Invitational and Advanced Academy will be subject to selections made by our High Performance Committee. Selections for these will be communicated in due course as well as the selection criteria for those interested.


Registration and payment for the Development Academy can be made through the FHC Shop:  https://www.fhc.com.au/shop/

FHC’s Club Award Nominations.

Nominations are now open for the Senior Presentation Dinner Club Awards.

Each year the club recognises the Volunteers and Players that have gone above and beyond, or excelled over the course of the year.

This is your chance to nominate someone you think has put in a considerable effort to support our club, or a player who has excelled this year. The awards will be determined by a 3 person independent sub-committee and all nominations can be mailed to our Men’s Vice President Mark Dayman at markdayman@hotmail.com

Nomination entries close Friday 30th September 2022.

Awards and criteria are listed below:

John and Joyce Hooper Award for the Most Committed Club Person.

This is the major award at Forestville Hockey Club and is awarded to the person who has excelled in their commitment and dedication to the club this season.

This could be a player, coach, parent, supporter or a member of a Club committee.

Coralie Philips Award for the Most Committed Club Woman.

Is awarded to the woman who has been involved in and put back into the Club in a substantial way this season. This could be a player, coach, parent, supporter or a member of a Club committee.

Ash Choudhry Award for the Most Committed Club Man.

Is awarded to the man who has been involved in and put back into the Club in a substantial way this season. This could be a player, coach, parent, supporter or a member of a Club committee.

Harvey Boag Award for the Most Improved Club Person.

Is awarded to the person who has put more into the club this year, on and/or off the field, in a greater capacity to what they have in the previous year. This could be a player, coach, parent, supporter or a member of a Club committee.

Manfred Machener Award for the Most Supportive Parent.

Is awarded to the parent or guardian who is seen to be involved in the Club, outside of regular attendance at their children s games.

FHC Most Improved Club Player.

Is awarded to the player who has participated in senior grades and that has shown the most improvement throughout the season.

Peter Greenhan Award for the Most Improved Junior Player.

Is awarded to the junior player who has shown the most improvement throughout the season. This could be in either the junior and or senior competition.