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-

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

 

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.

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.

Summer Junior Development Academy

We are inviting all children between the ages of 11 and 16 (inclusive) to attend our six-week Junior Development Academy this summer, starting on November 25.

The Academy sessions will be conducted by Forestville’s Premier League coaches and players and will offer intensive training on a range of individual skills. These include:

·       goal scoring
·       tackling
·       offensive and defensive positioning
·       evasion skills
·       game knowledge
·       team skills

Sessions are designed for juniors of varying ages and skill levels. The Academy is a fantastic opportunity for our junior Panthers to improve skills and technique before the 2019 season, while meeting and learning from some of our club’s best players and coaches.

There are 6 sessions in total, 3 before Christmas and 3 in February. All sessions will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:00am – 11:00am.

Session schedule:
·       Sunday 25 November, State Hockey Centre
·       Sunday 2 December, State Hockey Centre
·       Sunday 9 December, State Hockey Centre

·       Sunday 3 February 2019, Adelaide Uni Hockey Club
·       Sunday 10 February 2019, Adelaide Uni Hockey Club
·       Sunday 17 February 2019, Adelaide Uni Hockey Club

To register for the FHC Junior Development Academy, please send your name and contact details, and the name and age of your child/children to secretary@fhc.com.au.

Cost: $60 per child for the whole course – only $10 per session! This fee has been significantly subsidised thanks to a development grant the club has received through the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing.

Full payment of $60 can be made prior to the first session via bank transfer to our club account:

Forestville Hockey Club
BSB: 105-096
Account: 06-004-2440
Reference: Academy + Surname

If you have any queries about the Junior Development Academy, please don’t hesitate to flick us an email.

Pre-season – Invitation to all players

Women’s squad

All current Premier League and Metro 1 players, juniors interested in playing senior hockey, especially Under 18 girls and others who would like to join the Forestville Hockey Club are invited to meet the coaches for the 1st pre-season and meeting/information session at the Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue, Millswood on Saturday 13/01/18 commencing at 10am. Please bring your running gear. 

For enquiries about playing in a senior women’s team in 2018 or if you would like further information please contact Ian Jennings on 0437 086 841, email jennoic1@gmail.com or James Dwyer on 0418 831 478.

Men’s squad

All current Premier League and Metro 1 players, any Under 18 men interested in playing senior hockey and others who would like to join the Forestville Hockey Club are invited to meet the coaches for the 1st pre-season session at the Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue, Millswood on Tuesday 16/1/18 commencing at 7:00pm. Please bring your running gear.

For enquiries about playing in a senior men’s team in 2018 or if you would like further information please contact Paul on 0417 228 441.

Juniors

Hookin2Hockey and Come and Try/Bring a friend for Under 9 and Under 11 teams will start again on Sunday February 19th at the club, 9.00 am for Hookin2Hockey and 10.00 am for Under 9/11.

We will be working with our PL squads to organise some pre-season skills training sessions for Under 11 to 18’s as well, commencing mid-February at CBC. Stay tuned for further details.