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.

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.

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


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