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A new home for the Forestville Hockey Club

Established in Unley in 1905, our club has deep connections with both the Unley and Mitcham Council areas. By re-establishing a new home in our club’s traditional heartland, we’ll be adding a fresh chapter to that history while providing much-needed facilities to serve the broader Unley and Mitcham communities.

Building a new community institution

We have called on both City of Unley and City of Mitcham for their support and financial investment, which will leverage State Government grants and proposed Federal Government funding and secure access to these new facilities and open spaces for community-based sport. The proposal will also free up valuable space at Goodwood Oval for community use.

A sport for everyone

We are a proudly integrated sport, with both men and women’s teams afforded equal footing as part of a vibrant community. Forestville members play in International, National, State and local competition, with teams fielded in Premier League, junior and senior community and social competitions. Our sport caters to everyone from ages 7 to 75, offering a welcome source of outdoor physical activity and a strong sense of community spirit.

Visualisation of new pitch and facilities (Detail Studio)

Deep roots and a healthy track record

Operating since 1905, Forestville has a proven track record of providing sport to the community. Looking forward, we have outlined a business model which ensures the club will generate the funding required to meet all operating costs, and substantially cover the cost of periodic major maintenance. Our detailed business plan also demonstrates the value this proposal will bring to the school, local community, Forestville Hockey Club and the SA hockey community.

New opportunities for school sports

The new pitch will enable Unley High School to re-establish its hockey programs and, provides a new opportunity for the six other schools within 2 kilometres, that could use the pitch for training and play. Adding hockey to the mix of sports available to students will give younger members of our community a fun and rewarding alternative to other sporting codes, while helping grow the sport’s profile and engagement among the next generation of South Australians.

Preliminary site plans (Detail Studio)

 A big impact with a light footprint

The pitch is situated on the Western perimeter of the school site, minimising the impact of club operations on the school and local residents while maintaining easy access for students and the community.

We plan to build a new clubroom, change rooms, tech bench and dugouts as part of the proposal. The site, and low profile of these developments, has been chosen to limit the impact on neighbours. The clubrooms are of a small scale to integrate with the school’s existing buildings while providing essential facilities for training and match days. These clubrooms will have a family-friendly focus, helping us build a welcoming atmosphere catering to all ages.

A much-needed local presence

At present, the lack of facilities in the area means players must travel to external venues like Gepps Cross for training and matches, presenting an inconvenient barrier to the participation of many potential players and a financial burden to the club. Through this new pitch, local club members of all ages and levels will be able to train and play much closer to home. They’ll be able to access local facilities to develop their skills and appreciation for the game throughout the year and contribute to a strong sense of community for the club, sport and the local area.

A chance to grow

We expect to grow our membership to 500 members by recruiting new junior members, retaining existing members and reconnecting with players who have stepped away from regular participation. By providing conveniently situated and accessible facilities, we’ll be better placed to support the continued engagement of a broad range of players, including school leavers, young women, parents, and older players.

 

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2021 Club Award Nominations

There are many club members who shine. This may be through volunteer roles within the club, or on-field excellence. If you know a member whose hard work deserves recognition, nominate for one of the awards 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
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 Memorial Award for the Most Committed Club Man
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
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.

Manfred Machner Award for the Most Supportive Parent
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
Awarded to the player who has participated in senior grades and has shown the most improvement throughout the season.

Peter Greenham Award for the Most Improved Junior Player
Awarded to the junior player who has shown the most improvement throughout the season. This could be in either the junior and/or competition

Please send your nominations along with a brief list of your nominee’s achievements/why your nomination should be awarded through to:
Mark Dayman (markdayman@hotmail.com) or
Martin Caon (m.caon56@gmail.com)
Before COB 27th September

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

 

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Premier League and Metro 1 Games Commence Saturday March 20th 2021

Hockey SA Metropolitan Competition kicks off this weekend with Forestville Hockey Club playing Port Adelaide District Hockey Club.

Games commence at 12:30pm at the State Hockey Centre Pitch 1.

Come along and support a Panther and watch or Premier league and Metro 1 men’s and women’s teams play.

 

Forestville’s Junior training program has started.

Forestville Hockey Club welcomes new players.

Have child who is interested?
Check out the training times on our Junior Program page and attend one of our training sessions or contact our junior coordinator at juniors@fhc.com.au

It’s not to late to join a team in the senior competition.

Women’s teams in the m3, M4 and M5 competition train on Tuesday nights, 8pm to 9pm at Christian Brothers College Pitch, above Ifound St, Adelaide.

Men’s teams in the M2 M4 and M5 competition train on Thursday nights, 8:30pm to 9:30pm at Christian Brothers College Pitch, above Ifound St, Adelaide.

 

Thank you Megan Folland for the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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