2018 Coaching appointments

Women’s Coaches

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.

Men’s Coaches

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.

Volunteers needed for 2018

Volunteers needed for key roles

There are many other ways to help the Club out other than being on the management committee. This includes participating in sub-committees, or planning events.

If you are able to commit some time regularly for the season, or for a one off event, please contact the club.

We are still seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Minutes Secretary, FHC Committee
  • Communications & Marketing representative
  • Fundraising, Events & Sponsorship representative
  • Membership Coordinator

Nominations for team managers & coaches

We are still seeking volunteers to fill the team manager positions for all Senior teams:

  • Metro 1 Women
  • Metro 3 Women
  • Metro 5 Women
  • Premier League Men
  • Metro 1 Men
  • Metro 3 Men
  • Metro 6 Men

We are also seeking volunteers to coach and manage Junior teams. In 2018 we will field teams in the following age groups:

  • Under 9 mixed
  • Under 11 mixed
  • Under 13 boys and girls
  • Under 15 girls (tbc)
  • Under 18 men and women

To nominate for any of these positions, please email your name and contact details, along with the position you are nominating for to secretary@fhc.com.au

Bunnings BBQ Dates

We have been fortunate to once again to secure Bunnings BBQ dates in 2018 and we are always looking for volunteers to assist us.

2018 Dates

  • January 16
  • April 17
  • July 17
  • October 16
  • February 20
  • May 15
  • August 21
  • December 29
  • March 13
  • June 19
  • September 18

We are looking for volunteers to assist on Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 in following timeslots:

  • 7.30am to 9am ( 3 people)
  • 9am to 11am (3 people)
  • 11am to 1pm (4 people)
  • 1pm to 3pm (3 people)
  • 3pm to 4pm (3 people to pack up, clean up and return item to the club rooms)

Please email secretary@fhc.com.au if you are able to assist or please post on the facebook page post.

FHC Working Bee

FHC Working Bee will be held on Saturday 20th January from 11am at Forestville Hockey Club, Fairfax Avenue.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with:

  • Cleaning out the change rooms and equipment
  • Installing newly purchased shelves
  • Checking goalie kits
  • Checking first aid kits and identify items for re-stocking

2018 Management Committee

Thank you for those who attended the AGM on 10 December 2017. We welcome the following people into the Management Committee for 2018.

President – Mark Dayman
Vice President – Alison Boag
Secretary – Kathy Frith
Treasurer – Simon Marsh
Junior Coordinator – Julie Mills
Member, Umpiring Coordinator – Martin Caon
Member – Bev Thomas
Member – Anthony Tolhurst

Club Roles

Bar Manager – Megan Power and Mel Ferguson

Welcome to the 2018 Hockey Season!

I would like to welcome all Forestville Hockey Club members to the 2018 season. While the season is still a few months away, the new management committee are working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.

We are pleased to announce the exciting appointment of the Women’s Premier League Coach for 2018, Ian Jennings. Ian has been PLW coach at Adelaide HC for the last 4 years, involved with Suns for past 2 years as a Performance Analysis and Assistant Coach and the Head Coach of U21 State Men for the past 3 years. We welcome Ian to Forestville Hockey Club and we look forward to the skills and experience he can bring to the playing squad.

When Ian initially met with the club he was extremely impressed with the passion and enthusiasm at FHC. Ian identified that PLW squad are a talented group who made big strides in the right direction over 2017 season and he is hoping to build on those successes. We welcome Ian to Forestville Hockey Club and we look forward to the skills and experience he can bring to the playing squad.

Our Premier League and M1 teams are starting pre-season, with the regular season commencing in early March 2018. We invite all players, juniors and seniors to join in with preseason training, details below.

FHC is working towards a new home facility at Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, it is now time to show your support to make this happen. We need to continue to obtain the signatures of our members, families and friends to lobby the State Government and local members. If you have not already done so please email Elder@parliament.sa.gov.au with as many signatures as possible.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of FHC, and we encourage our members to support them. Thank you to Thomas Insurance Brokers, Australian Hiring Company, Herriot Consulting, Eastwood Securities and Toop & Toop for their continued contribution.

The FHC clothing apparel for all members, parents and supporters will continue to be available and all uniforms can still be purchased from Hockey World in Sturt Street in the City.

I would like to welcome all new members and families to the Forestville Hockey Club and hope you enjoy the season and club environment.

Mark Dayman
President, Forestville Hockey Club