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Quiz Night Saturday 16th July 2022

Forestville Hockey Club Quiz Night Saturday 16th July 2022

Clarence Park Community Center.

Featuring FHC Quiz Master Extraordinaire Dave Gurner.

Book your table now for a fun night of entertainment including a Silent Auction, coin toss, games plus lots of other fun.

Gather 10 of your most talented friends to book a table of 10 for $200

payment to be made to fund transfer to FHC: BSB:105-096 Account: 060 042 400 with a reference of QN and your surname.

Bar Service will be available.

Further questions please contact:

  • Martin Caon at  m.caon@gmail.com or on 0415 108 807

or

  • Liz Favel at Elizabeth.Flavel@bigpond.com or on 0408 817 089

 

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Entertainment Book Fundraiser

Support Forestville Hockey Club and purchase your Entertainment Membership from us today.

Hurry last days!

Support us, buy an Entertainment Membership and get a Bonus $20 or $40 eGift Card!*

20% of every membership purchase goes to support Forestville Hockey Club.

Offer ends May 31st 2022

Special thanks to David Langley for organising this fundraising opportunity.

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Pitch Update March 2022

By now members will be aware of the recent commitments by the City of Mitcham and our local Labor candidates, in the upcoming State election, to provide funding for our proposed hockey pitch development at the Unley High School.

This Newsletter provides an update on the steps your FHC Board has taken to achieve this.

Turning an idea into a project

In April 2020 we started developing the idea of a new home for Forestville at the Unley High School. To turn that idea into a deliverable project we have:

  • Secured the support of the School and approval from the Minister for Education to use part of the School site for a new pitch,
  • Obtained the approval of the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing to extend the time for using the grant money held by the club and to use the grant at the Unley High School,
  • Investigated the site, developed concept plans, and obtained cost estimates,
  • Prepared a Business Case to confirm new pitch is justified and financially viable.

Project outline

The concept plans for our new home include:

  • A new synthetic FIH compliant pitch. It is likely to be a hybrid sand dressed surface suitable for wet or dry use and will be set up to support hockey, netball, and touch football,
  • Fencing, landscaping and modern lighting,
  • A tech bench and team benches,
  • A Club room to support after training and match day use,
  • Change rooms.

An updated cost estimate obtained in November 2021 indicates a total project cost of between $3.9 and $4.1 million.

The pitch will be used by the school during school hours and by the club out of school hours.

How will we pay for the new pitch and buildings?

The club holds $1 million in grant money received from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing in 2018 which was received to build a pitch as part of the Women’s Memorial Playing Field redevelopment. This project proceeded without including the planned synthetic playing surfaces.

Completing the full planned development at Unley High School will require an additional $3 million. We can stage the development if we only secure a part of the total budget.

Since January 2021 the club has actively sought the additional funds. We have:

  • Applied for further grants from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing through their funding programs,
  • Met with our local members of the State and Federal parliaments to seek their advice and support in seeking funds from the State and Federal governments,
  • Made deputations to the City of Mitcham and the City of Unley and submitted detailed requests for funding support,
  • Written to the Premier and the State Leader of the Opposition to seek their support for the project,
  • Presented our concept plans and Business Case to elected members of parliament, and candidates from both major parties and Independents in the upcoming State and Federal elections seeking their support for our project,

What we have achieved!

The City of Mitcham, at its meeting on 8 February 2022, committed to provide $140,000 towards the project. Their commitment is contingent on the club securing sufficient funds to complete a first stage development including the new pitch with fencing and lighting and on addressing on-site parking, certain environmental concerns and undertaking community consultation.

The City of Unley have advised that our request for funding will be considered by the Council as part of its 2022-23 budget setting process.

Nadia Clancey, the Labor candidate for Elder, has announced a Malinauskas Labor Government will commit an additional $2 million to the development of a new synthetic pitch and clubrooms at Unley High School.

Together, the commitments by the City of Mitcham and a Malinauskas Labor government, will enable the club to build a new pitch along with a clubrooms.

Acknowledgements

The club’s Pitch sub-committee of Ali Boag, Peter Schembri, Paul Blenkiron and Simon Marsh have worked for the last 7 years to find a new home for our club. The sub-committee has received advice, support and encouragement from many people from within and outside the club and this assistance has been invaluable.

We would like to acknowledge and thank:

  • All of our local members of the State and Federal parliaments and the candidates for the upcoming State and Federal elections who have met with us to understand our club’s needs and our proposed development. They have been consistently enthusiastic about our proposal and have provided valuable advice and encouragement.
  • The elected members and management of both the City of Mitcham and the City of Unley who have invited us to present to their councils and to consider our funding requests.
  • The City of Mitcham for their funding commitment of $140,000 towards the project.
  • The Unley High School staff and School Council and the Minister for Education who have embraced the opportunity to develop a shared school and community asset at the school.
  • The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing who have varied the terms of our grant agreement to permit us to use the $995,000 grant at the Unley High School and to extend the time for using the grant to enable us to develop the concept plans and seek the additional funding we require to complete the project.

Most importantly we acknowledge the State Labor election commitment of an additional $2 million funding for the project and thank our local Labor candidates, Nadia Clancey, Jayne Stinson, Ryan Harrison and Catherine Hutcheson.

The next steps

The club will continue to promote our project and to seek bi-partisan support to fund the development.

As State and Federal election campaigns progress, we ask you all to contact your local State and Federal candidates to tell them how much a new home will mean to our club, your participation in Hockey and our local school and sporting communities.

 

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Hookin2Hockey skill development program begins in February

Forestville Hockey Club begins delivering Hockey Australia’s national skill development program, Hookin2Hockey, from Sunday 20 February 2022.

If you are 5 to 11 years old and interested in playing hockey , Hookin2Hockey is designed to give girls and boys the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning a lifelong love of hockey!

Forestville Hockey Club is a thriving family and community focused hockey club in Adelaide’s inner south. All Hookin2Hockey sessions are delivered from our club rooms at Goodwood Oval, Fairfax Ave, Millswood. We have a strong history in providing a fun and engaging junior program and we welcome new players to participate in a great team sport, in a friendly club environment.

Interested? You can register via the Forestville Registration Portal.

For more information email juniors@fhc.com.au or call Lauren on 0402 857 981

Forestville Hockey Club Wine Fundraiser.

Please consider this opportunity to purchase premium wines at great prices and help raise funds for Forestville Hockey Club.

Orders need to be placed by Friday 6th August 2021 with pick up from the Clubrooms on about  Saturday August 14 2021.

Orders can be placed via this Wine Fundraiser Order Form FHC.

The email address to send the orders: fhchockeyjuniors@gmail.com

Further questions please call or text Darren on 0427 226 881.

Packaged Liquor and Sales License 57709037.

Covid 19 Update July 20th 2021

In line with the updated SA Government Covid-19 restrictions all Forestville HC training and games have been cancelled for the next 7 days. The club will work with Hockey SA to develop and implement changes to the 2021 season which keep everyone safe, ensure we comply with the SA Government restrictions and make the most of our winter season.

Hopefully the current 7 day lock down will bring the recent outbreak in South Australia under control. In the meantime, do what you can, within the SA Government restrictions, to stay fit so we are ready to go when training and games resume.

Most importantly, we hope all our members, their families and friends remain safe.

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Forestville Hockey Club Movie Fundraiser 3:40pm Saturday 17th July 2021

The Forestville Junior Committee invites all supporters of FHC to join our movie fundraiser this weekend.

 

Cranston Academy: Monster Zone is a PG movie, following the journey of Danny, a 15-year-old high school student who is unexpectedly transferred to a boarding school where, with his new buddy Liz, open a portal of monsters from another dimension. It’s sure to be an entertaining ride!

 

Details as follows:

Date and time | Saturday 17th July at 3:40PM

Venue | Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

Cost | Tickets $15.50

 

You can view the Cranston Academy: Monster Zone Trailer and you can book tickets here.

 

If you have any questions please contact Darren Gray fhchockeyjuniors@gmail.com or on 0427 226 881.

 

We hope you can make it.

 

Emma and Michael

FHC Junior Committee Coordinators

Bunnings BBQ Wednesday 14th July 2021

Bunning BBQs are back!! Volunteer now!!!

Up until March 2020 we have run fundraising BBQs at Bunnings Mile End each month which has been a great boost to our club’s income. Bunnings have now allocated the club dates for 2 fundraising BBQs with the first on Wednesday 14 July 2021. Thanks again to Bunnings, and particularly the staff at Mile End, for their support for our club.

In response to Covid 19 Bunnings have implemented enhanced arrangements for conducting the BBQs and the club has had representatives trained in the new procedures. We are now looking for volunteers to help with the first BBQ.

We will post the event on the club Facebook-if you are able to help please respond through the Facebook page.

 

Image credit Liz Favel

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Quiz Night Thank you

Our FHC Quiz Night held on Saturday 8th May 2021 was a fun, successful night and enjoyed by all.

Great Quiz Mastership by Dave Gerner, who enhanced the fun and rivalry!!

Thanks to all Quiz Night Sponsors and Supporters. It wouldn’t have happened without you and we really appreciate your contributions.

Thanks also to the organising committee, volunteering your time and energy towards making this event possible is very much appreciated.

Forestville Hockey Club Quiz Night Sponsors and Supporters

Glenelg BBQ Inn Steakhouse http://www.glenelgbbqinn.com.au/
Goodwood Dental https://goodwooddental.com.au/
Goodwood Bakehouse https://goodwoodroad.com.au/directory/goodwood-bakehouse/
Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant  https://zapatas.com.au/
Penfolds https://www.penfolds.com/
Africola https://www.africola.com.au/
Blackwoods https://www.blackwoods.com.au/
Bakers Delight https://www.bakersdelight.com.au/
Edible Blooms https://www.edibleblooms.com.au/
Suci Plants & Living https://suciplantsandliving.com/
Thomas Insurance Brokers https://thomasinsurance.com.au/
Body Institute Health and Wellness https://www.body-institute.com.au/
Caffe Buongiorno https://buongiornomitcham.com.au/#home
Sugar & Spice Cakes https://www.sugarandspicecakes.com.au/
Bruce’s Meat https://www.brucesmeatandpoultryoptions.com.au/
Hockey World https://hockeyworld.com.au/
Lazy Ballerina https://www.lazyballerina.com/
Bunnings https://www.bunnings.com.au/stores/sa/mile-end
Wohlers Homewares & Furniture https://wohlers.com.au/
Officeworks https://www.officeworks.com.au/
Vet About Town https://www.vetabouttown.com.au/
The Beachouse https://thebeachouse.com.au/
Artisans of Barossa https://www.artisansofbarossa.com/
Vino Lokal Barossa Wine Room & Bar https://vinolokal.com/vino-lokal/menu/
Goodwood Fresh https://goodwoodroad.com.au/directory/goodwood-fresh/
Bom Haircutters https://barbersofmitcham.com.au/
Touch of Beauty https://atouchofbeauty.com.au/
Goodwood Quality Meats https://www.goodwoodqualitymeats.com.au/
Banana Boys Mitcham https://www.facebook.com/bananaboys/
Union Hotel https://www.theunionhotel.com.au/
Coffee Crowd https://www.adelaidecentralplaza.com.au/stores/coffee-crowd
Intrinsic https://intrinsiconline.com/
Amanda Blair https://www.celebrityspeakers.com.au/speakers/amanda-blair/
Pickled Kitchen https://pickledkitchen.com.au/
FHC Junior Parents, Senior Players and Members