2020 AGM Forestville Hockey Club

The 2020 Forestville Hockey Club AGM will be held at 11am on Sunday 13th December 2020 at the Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Ave Millswood (Subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

Documents for this meeting are available via the links below

Proposed Agenda

Management Committee Nomination Form

Nomination for Proxy Form

Proposed New Constitution

Minutes from 2019 AGM (To Follow)

2020 Annual Report (To Follow)

Please send agenda items, nomination forms and proxy voting forms to secretary@fhc.com.au by Saturday 5th December 2020.

Senior Presentation Night Friday October 30th 2020

Senior Presentation Night is coming, book now.

When: Friday 30th October 2020 7pm for a 7:30pm Start

Where: The Beach House Function Centre Glenelg

What:  3 Course Dinner, cost $83 per person

Payment can be made by EFT Transfer to the Club Account

  • Account Name: Forestville Hockey Club
  • BSB: 105 096
  • Account No: 060 042 440
  • Reference: Please include your name and team (Where applicable)

As the Dinner is only a whisper away, early payment is required to confirm you seat.

Note, so there are no surprises, if you have any dietary requirements please email Liz Flavel -Elizabeth.Flavell@bigpond.com.au as soon as you have booked.

Covid Restrictions at the time will apply.


2020 Club Awards- Nominations Due by 17th October 2020

We have had an interesting season this year with the impact of Covid. Changes to the way things have been done to make it happen for everyone. Take a minute to think back on the 2020 season… Can you think of someone who made an awesome contribution to the club this year? Have they shown amazing commitment, improvement, or support… or perhaps a combination of all three??

Don’t delay nominate them for a Club Award today.

Forestville presents several awards that recognize those individuals who go above and beyond to support our wonderful club. It can be a player, a coach, a manager, a supporter, or a parent, and their contribution can be either on or off the field. If anyone springs to mind, please consider nominating them – it is super easy!

Step 1: Have a quick look at the descriptions of each award below.
Step 2: Decide who you’d like to nominate, and which award they should be considered for.
Step 3: Type up all the wonderful reasons you think that person should receive the award. Please try to give more detail than “he’s a heaps good bloke” or “she was a fab coach” or “they brought orange slices that one time”. Our assessment panel might not know the person you’re nominating so they would love as much information them as possible!
Step 4: Email the full name of your nominee, the award name and your reasons to secretary@fhc.com.au by Friday 17 October.

You may know many people that deserve an award? Not to worry – you can send in as many nominations as you like! What’s more, you can nominate more than one person for the same award.

Peter Greenham Award for Most Improved Junior

This award is given to the junior player who has shown the most improvement thought out the season. This could be in either the senior and/or junior competition.

Harvey Boag Award for Most Improved Club Person

This award is given to the person who has contributed to the club off the field in a greater capacity to what they have the previous year.

Manfred Machner Award for Most Supportive Parent

This award is given to the parent who is seen to be involved in the club outside of regular attendance of games.

Coralie Philips Award for Most Committed Club Woman

This award is given to the woman who has contributed to the club in a substantial way this season. This could be a player, coach, parent, or supporter.

Ash Chowdry Memorial Award for Most Committed Club Man

This award is given to the man who has contributed the club in a substantial way this season. This could be a player, coach, parent, or supporter.

John & Joyce Hooper Award for Most Committed Club Person

This is the major award given to the person who has excelled in their commitment and dedication to the club this season. This could be a player, coach, parent, or supporter.

Season 2020 May Update

The FHC Management Committee hopes you are all safe and well and not too badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is an update on where we are at in trying to reboot Season 2020.

Planning the format and start for Season 2020

The club is working with Hockey SA and other clubs to plan for a restructured program for 2020. You will appreciate that while there have been some positive developments in Adelaide and South Australia there is still significant uncertainty about when it will be safe to resuming training for and playing hockey.

Our planning has considered a number of factors including:

  • Operational considerations-pitch availability and programming
  • Impact on club and Hockey SA finances
  • How members have been affected by the pandemic and how that will impact on participation in 2020
  • Ensuring that, whatever we do, we prioritise the health and safety of our members and the rest of the hockey community.

Hockey SA are conducting a series of surveys and forums to understand the impact of the pandemic on clubs and players. The CE also provided an update through a video post on the Hockey SA website.

Please take the time to watch the CEO’s presentation, which can be accessed through the Hockey SA website, and check in on their website or Facebook page for updates.

Player surveys

Hockey SA have set up a player survey to understand how you have been affected by the pandemic and your preferences for a reformatted Season 2020. Here is the link to the survey which can also be accessed via the Hockey SA website.


The club will also be contacting you to understand your preferences.

Options under consideration

Hockey SA have considered a range of options for a restructured season-most of the options depend on when it is safe to restart training and playing. Initial thoughts were the season would not start until late July-the possibility of starting earlier is now being considered.

Options are being considered to enable the season to include more games including:

  • Extending the season into October or November
  • Playing more than 1 game each week
  • Optimising the minor round program by reducing the finals.

Different options are being considered for the different competitions i.e. PL and M1s, M2-6, Masters and Juniors.

Please think about these options and provide your feedback by responding to the Hockey SA survey and when contacted by the club.

Membership fees

The club has contacted all members who had paid their membership fees and has refunded fees where members have asked us to.

If you have paid your club membership fees but have not been contacted yet please email the Treasurer at TresurerFHC@outlook.com and we will arrange to refund your fees.

The club is committed to reviewing the fees charges in 2020 to reflect the changes in the program. The club will revise our membership fees before the season starts and will ask all members to commit to promptly paying any fees due. This will ensure the club is able to pay all Hockey SA team entry fees when they are due.

Resuming training

Discussions with Hockey SA have indicated that it may be possible for clubs to implement modified training programs as long as the training groups have 10 or less participants. We will talk to the PL coaches to explore the opportunities to get our PL and M1 squads on the pitch and practicing their stick skills.

If restrictions on gatherings change, we will review arrangements to get the best training outcomes.

In the meantime, work on your own to stay as fit as possible so we can hit the ground running when Season 2020 restarts.

Apparel orders

We have been advised by the Uniform Shop that they have experienced problems obtaining some items from their supplier and consequently have not supplied all items ordered by FHC members within planned timeframes.

They have also advised that they will supply the items they are able to source and will refund club members where they are not able to obtain ordered items. Where refunds are made you should receive an advice from the Uniform Shop confirming this.

If you have not received items ordered or received refunds from the Uniform Shop please contact the club by email to TreasurerFHC@outlook.com and we will follow up with the Uniform Shop.

Message from FHC Management Committee

Hockey SA response to Coronavirus

The club has received advice on the March 18th 2020 from Hockey SA that all games and training will be cancelled until further notice in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This advice is consistent with the position adopted by Hockey Australia.

We understand that the Hockey Australia and Hockey SA response is intended to both ensure:

  • The health of hockey players is not put at risk
  • The hockey community supports measures which will slow the spread of the virus throughout the Australian population.

The club management committee supports the Hockey SA position and confirm that the club will not play any competitions or conduct training sessions until further notice. We are unable, at this time, to determine when competitions and training will recommence-we will continue to monitor circumstances and respond accordingly.

If you need more information about the Coronavirus and the things you can do to avoid infection and contribute to slowing its spread please go to the Health.gov.au website-



Registration and membership fees

We acknowledge the postponement of the Hockey SA metropolitan competition may require changes to the structure and timing of the competitions. If this occurs, we would anticipate adjustments to our major costs which may require a review of our club fees.

Given this uncertainty we ask you not to pay your membership fees until further notice.

We know that some club members have paid their membership fees already-either through the on-line registration system or by EFT to the club bank account. The club will contact members who have paid their fees already and discuss what they would like to do.

If you have any queries about membership fees please email TreasurerFHC@outlook.com.

Keeping you up to date

We will keep you as up to date as possible through Facebook and newsletters. Please look after yourselves, stay up to date on the pandemic from reputable sources, and listen to government advice.

Let’s be positive and hope that we will be able to play some hockey later in the year.

Forestville Hockey Club 2019 AGM

Forestville Hockey Club AGM will be held at 2pm on Sunday 8th December 2019 at the Forestville Hockey Club Rooms on Fairfax Ave Millswood.

Proposed new constitution FHC Constitution 2019

Proposed new organisation structure FHCOrgansationalStructureNov2019

Supporting document for organisation structure 2019-11-30 FHC Board and Sub Committee Roles and ToRs V.0.6

Proposed Agenda FHC_Agenda_2019_AGM

Nomination form Nomination form

Proxy vote form FHC_Proxy_2019

Annual Report 2019_Annual Report

Minutes from 2018 AGM FHC_Minutes_2018_AGM

Please send proposed changes to the Agenda, Nomination forms and Proxy vote forms to Secretary@fhc.com.au by Friday 6th December 2019


End of Season Presentations 2019

Under 9’s and Under 11’s End of Season Junior Presentation.

When: Sunday 15th September 2019, 2.30 pm for 3 pm start

Where: Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue, Millswood

What to bring:

  • BYO picnic rug/chairs, picnic plates etc.
  • Bring a plate of afternoon tea to share
  • Kids to bring hockey sticks etc for fun matches against the adults (sticks can be borrowed at the club) including Premier League squad players

Drinks: Soft drinks, tea & coffee will be available for sale. No alcohol available. Water provided.


Under 13, 15 and 18 End of Season Junior Presentation.

When: Wednesday 25th September 2019, 6 pm for 6.30 pm start. Should finish by 9 pm

Where: Colonel Light Gardens RSL club, 4 Prince George Parade, Colonel Light Gardens

Cost: $30 per head for food and venue hire. Drinks available for purchase at the bar, including soft drinks

Tickets available through the Forestville Shop.


Senior Presentation.

FHC named Good Sports SA Club of the Year

Forestville Hockey Club is extremely proud to announce that we have been named the 2018 Good Sports SA Club of the Year.

Forestville Hockey Club is the oldest hockey club in Australia and has been serving the South Australian community since 1905. The club has a proud history of participation and inclusion and this award recognises our work and values both on and off the field.

We consider the principles and values of Good Sports to be a good match for what Forestville Hockey Club stands for and the club we strive to be.

Good Sports was impressed by our commitment to building a stronger, healthier and family friendly club environment.

Thankyou to all of our members for helping to create a welcoming, family friendly club environment where everyone is encouraged to participate.

Let’s keep up the great work and continue to work towards being a healthier club and community.

Mark Dayman
President, Forestville Hockey Club

For further information about the Good Sports program please visit the Good Sports website or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  

2018 Junior Reports

The hard-working, superstar coaches of our many junior teams have drummed up some fabulous team reports, reflecting on the 2018 season. Links are below.

From our 2018 Junior Coordinator, Julie Mills:

Forestville has enjoyed one of its most successful junior seasons for many years. We had 12 teams competing across Under 9’s to Under 18’s and in total nearly 140 junior players in these teams (Under 9’s and Under 11’s are smaller teams on quarter and half field pitches).

We had two premiership wins – Under 11 White mixed and Under 18 B boys, and another top of the table performance from Under 9 Blue (no official premiership in this age group). The Under 13B boys were runners up, Under 13A girls and Under 18B girls were third, Under 15 girls missed finals by a single goal and all teams had many good wins over the season.

Four players were selected for the U12 state teams (Charlee W, Ella B, Lucy N and Sam W) with Ella and Lucy also selected for the U13 state team, and Ruby selected as a train on. These players and several more were also selected for the Developing Athlete program with Hockey SA, so the future is looking bright.

A huge thanks to so many willing helpers for the season, the coaches, the managers and the junior committee, who all give up their time to help make our junior program the success it is. As always the best thing is to see our junior players out there every week, developing their hockey, forming and cementing friendships, and above all having fun. We hope to see everyone back to do it again in 2019!

Coaches’ reports: