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:

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!

Pitch Update!

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.

Best wishes,

Forestville Hockey Club Management Committee and Facilities Sub-Committee

The 2018 Quiz Night is almost here!

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 fhcevents@outlook.com
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!

**Prizes**
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 fhcevents@outlook.com if you can help us, and we’ll arrange to collect any items directly from you.

 

FHC Online Shop is open for business!

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 secretary@fhc.com.au

Happy shopping!