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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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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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Get your People’s Choice Community Lottery Tickets before February 19th 2021

Forestville Hockey Club wasn’t able to undertake a lot of fundraising activities last season due to Covid19 restrictions.

Fortunately People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery was able to provide clubs with an online portal to sell lottery ticket.

100% of the value of tickets sold via the Forestville Hockey Club link go to our club.

Get your tickets today.

Forestville Hockey Club

Ticket Sales Close on 19th February 2021

Main Prize Draw on 26th February 2021

Main Prize Winners notified on 2nd March 2021

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2021 Preseason Training has begun

Forestville Hockey Club is preparing for the 2021 season.

For information on training sessions for women contact Ian Jennings on 0437 086 841 or at jennoic1@gmail.com

For information on training sessions for Men contact David Holland on 0417 399 957 or at timetrialer73@gmail.com

 

2020 AGM Forestville Hockey Club

The 2020 Forestville Hockey Club AGM will be held at 11am on Sunday 13th December 2020 at the Goodwood Cricket Club, Goodwood Oval Complex, Curzon Ave Millswood.
Please note venue change.
(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

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.

 

A big thank you to Goodwood Cricket Club for their generosity in helping us out at short notice.

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:

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.

2018 AGM

It’s time for the 2018 Forestville Hockey Club AGM! Come along to catch up with fellow members and hear about the club’s great achievements of 2018.

Date: Tuesday 11 December
Time: Starting at 7:00pm
Where: Our trusty clubrooms, Fairfax Ave, Millswood
RSVP: via our Facebook event page
This is your chance to put up your hand to help in the new year! Do you love working with people? Are you a gun grant-writer? Are you an aspiring events planner? Renowned for your organisational skills? Love counting money? Whatever your skills, knowledge, interests; whether you can contribute one hour or 100 hours, there will be an opportunity for you to get involved in 2019.
 
Nominations for Office Bearers and Committee Members can be submitted via the nomination form. A proxy form, the draft AGM agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM are also available.
 
Any special business that members may like to discuss should be sent in writing prior to the AGM:
By post: Forestville Hockey Club Secretary, PO Box 3268 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000
 
At the conclusion of the AGM an update on the progress of the new pitch will be presented.

2018 FHC Raffle Results

Did you buy a raffle ticket or ten for our recent FHC raffle? Winning tickets were drawn at our Senior Presentation Dinner on the 19th of October. If you have one of the tickets below, please get in touch to collect your prize by emailing secretary@fhc.com.au.

First prize – Ticket #655
Second prize – Ticket #1832
Third prize – Ticket #255
Fourth prize – Ticket #2673
Fifth prize – Ticket #1993
Sixth prize – Ticket #2623

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2018 Finals Wrap-Up

A huge congratulations to the guys (and gals!) who have come out on top in the Hockey SA U18B Boys’ Grand Final! This Forest Hills team has had a stellar season and finished it off with style, beating North East Black with a convincing 2-0 win. Well done to all involved – players, coaches, managers and supporters – it has been wonderful to see you succeed and we can’t wait to see what next year brings for our juniors!

Our other junior Grand Finalists were the U13B Boys – the match was extremely close but unfortunately it wasn’t their day, going down to Adelaide Hills 1-2. A big congrats to this team for getting all the way to the big dance – a great sign of things to come for our club!

The Under 11 South competition does not have a finals series, however our U11 White team finished well and truly on top of the ladder – congrats!!

At the other end of the age spectrum, after a cracking season our Men’s Masters team also narrowly missed out on a premiership with a 0-1 loss to Adelaide Uni in the Grand Final.

Well done to all other teams that made finals: U13A Girls, U18B Girls, M3 Men, M3 Women, M4 Women and M5 Women – bring on 2019!