Dear FHC Members,
We are very pleased to provide you with an update on our progress towards establishing a new home for the Forestville Hockey Club.
Corey Wingard, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, confirmed in early August that the SA Government is committed to investing in the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields by developing the site as a multi-user, regional level sporting facility with a focus on supporting the participation of women in sport. The Liberal Government’s investment will improve facilities and also recognize the site’s importance and history through the development of a new memorial.
We are also pleased to confirm that the recent state budget handed down by Treasurer Rob Lucas included an announcement of the funding required for this project. The announcement states, “this initiative provides $8.0 million over two years (in addition to $995,000 already allocated to FHC from the Sporting Surfaces Grant program) to deliver improved facilities at the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields at St Mary’s, including new clubrooms, women’s change rooms, and synthetic hockey and lacrosse, soccer and training fields.”
These recent announcements from the Government represent great progress for our project and we thank the Liberal government for confirming their commitment and funding.
We now look forward to commencing detailed planning under the guidance of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, and bringing you further updates as they come to hand.
Forestville Hockey Club Management Committee and Facilities Sub-Committee
The FHC Quiz Night is just two weeks away! Now is the time to get a team together, book in your table and prepare a giant cheese platter to see you through the evening. We’d love to have at least one table from every senior team!
This is one of our biggest fundraisers so we would really love to have as many people along as possible – players, spectators, family, friends, friends of friends, quiz-lovers, quiz-haters… everyone is welcome!
When: 7:30pm for 7:45pm start, Saturday 1 September
Where: Thebarton Community Centre
Cost: $250 for a table of 10. Sorry, no individual tickets
Book: by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay: via our online shop
Bring along your own food and drinks. The bar will be open through the night selling a variety of beverages!
Whether you can make it or not, it would be amazing if you could donate a little something that we can use as a prize or silent auction item – please email email@example.com if you can help us, and we’ll arrange to collect any items directly from you.
If you’ve been hanging out to order some Forries kit, now’s your chance! Head to our new shop at https://www.fhc.com.au/shop/ and start browsing an awesome range of clothes and accessories.
Orders for this round will close 5:00pm, Tuesday 19 June 2018. If you squeeze in by this date, your merch will ready in approximately 4-6 weeks.
How do I collect my order? After you’ve ordered and paid via Paypal or credit card, your items will be delivered to the Club. FHC vollies will either post your apparel to you or provide you with pick up details.
Already placed an order at the sign on day? Liz Flavel would have contacted you by now and has confirmed your order. Please make sure you have made the EFT payment before 5:00pm Tuesday 19 June.
Can’t decide what you want by Tuesday? If you miss this round, you can definitely place an order after 19 June, but it might be a little while before we know when the delivery date will be, as we need a minimum number of orders before we can process them.
Pub Crawlers: For anyone planning to purchase a pub crawl shirt, we recommend doing this as a separate purchase to any other items you’re planning to order. Remember the due date to order shirts is this Friday.
Forestville Hockey Club would like to thank Amy Lambert of Make Create for the time invested in developing the FHC online shop.
For any queries about the online shop please contact Kathy Frith at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited for the upcoming 2018 Winter Season, which gets underway shortly. It is important that you register for 2018 season as soon as possible as all players must register before being able to take the field of play.
Hockey SA online registration is now open to all members. Please click on the below link to undertake your registration.
Click here to register
Forestville is holding it’s annual Sign up day of Sunday February 25th 2018 from 10am to 1pm.
Bring your hockey sticks and join in the fun with our come and try session.
Sausage sizzle available, come along and catch up with club members.
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.
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
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.
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.