Month: March 2014

Seeking Women’s Pennant C Coach & Goal Keepers Wanted

Footscray Hockey Club is seeking a competent Woman’s Pennant C Coach who can commit to Thursday night training and game days. The applicant must display a good level of competency in technical skill identification / instruction, game structure, in addition to the broader identification and development of a large number of talented young players wanting to maximise their potential. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellent communication and player management skills. Our fantastic coaching team: Lachie Anderson PL, Bridget Tellefson RES, Mitch Dicken PA and Pat McLAughlin PB. Metro 1 North, Metro 1 South, Metro 2 North, Metro 3 North all have appointed coaches. Terms of appointment including remuneration will be negotiated with the selection panel. Send an expression in interest to Nicole Virtuoso Women’s Director Footscray Hockey Club or contact Nicole on 0424132715 for any inquiries.  GOAL KEEPERS Footscray Hockey Club are also seeking 3 goal keepers to join us for season 2014. We have 9 teams entered and 6 goal keepers at this stage. Goal keepers who own their own gear pay fees of $125 per season which includes membership to FHC, H’Vic registration/insurance and the HVic $15 levy. We welcome beginner goal keepers who want to give donning the pads a go in our lower Metro teams. Please contact Nicole Virtuoso Women’s Director Footscray Hockey Club or contact Nicole on 0424132715 for...

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Junior Section

Come & Try Sessions Another hugely successful month of Come & Try Sessions.  The last couple of weeks had well over 100 happy kids attending!  Lots have indicated that they will be back next week to start training.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to…. Head coaches and C&T masters – Brendan and Julie-Anne Sheehan Coordinators – Amanda Braiden and Kristen Kosowski Men’s coaches – Phil, Latham, Tim, Ric, Mitch, Alex, Froggy, Anthony Ladies coaches – Kaitlyn, Zoe, Georgia C, Chloe C Junior coaches – Sol, Ania, Tate, Helayna, Kean, Phillippa, Georgia N, Claire H Junior Coaches – anyone interested in coaching a junior team in 2014, please get in contact! There are lots of opportunities in U8s and U10s.    Pre-Season Grading Tournaments Hockey Victoria have introduced pre-season grading tournaments for season 2014.  The grading tournament for shield teams is this Sunday 23 March.  Our performance in the grading tournament will determine where we play this season (A/Shield or Pennant).  Good luck to all the FHC teams competing this Sunday. Age Group Training U6 Hook-In2-Hockey (Minkey) – Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm  commencing 26 March U8 Hook-In2-Hockey – Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm  commencing 26 March U10 – Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm  commencing 26 March U12s: ·         U12A Mixed (Shield/Pennant) – Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm ·         U12 Girls – Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm ·         U12 Mixed (Northwest/District) –  Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm commencing Tues 25 March U14s: ·         U14A (Mixed Shield) – Thursday 5:00-6:30pm ·         U14 Girls – Monday / Thursday 5:30-6:30pm ·         U14 Northwest –  Thursday 5:00-6:30pm commencing Thur 27 March  ...

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Just Hockey Pre-Season Cup Women’s Wrap Up

The 5 teams who entered the cup (ESS, CAM, MCC, FHC & TEM) had a great time at the tournament held on Sat 15th and Sun 16th March at FHC. Weather was perfect on the Saturday, cooler on the Sunday. The Footscray team competed well finishing 3rd overall in the play off between MCC 2 -1. Game #1 FHC 2 TEM 0 (Goals M Singh, G Minett) Game #2 FHC 0 ESS 2 Game #3 FHC 1 CAM 2 (Goal H McAlinden) Game #4 FHC 2 MCC 1 (Goals H McAlinden 2) Thank you to all the umpires and FHC’s Tournament Director Nicole Virtuoso. Congratulations to Essendon and Camberwell for making the Grand Final. Camberwell too good for Essendon winning 4-2 and taking out the cup. 1st CAM 2nd ESS 3rd FHC 4th MCC 5th...

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Men’s and Women’s Seniors

Regular Pre-Season training has kicked off after the fitness component of Pre-Season. Training times are as follows and everyone is welcome to attend: REGULAR SEASON TRAINING WILL COMMENCE EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM….Thursday 6th March & Tuesday 11th March right up until Round 1 (PL & RES April 5th & PEN/METRO 26th APRIL) and for the remainder of the season. Note: Public holiday – Labour Day weekend Saturday 8th 9th 10th March Note: Thursday 17TH April – Easter Thursday – there will be no training for the WOMEN WOMEN Premier League, Premier League Reserves, Pennant A, Pennant B, Pennant C Tuesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm (be there 6.30 sharp ready to warm up) Thursday 8.15pm – 9.45pm (be there 7.45 sharp ready to warm up) Metro 1, 2 and 3 Tuesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm “Cage Fights (mini indoor style cage games)” (be there 6.45pm sharp ready to warm up) Thursday 8.15pm – 9.15pm (be there 7.45pm sharp ready to warm up) MEN Premier League, Premier League Reserves, Pennant B, Pennant C Tuesday 8.15pm – 9.45pm (be there 7.45 sharp ready to warm up) Thursday 7.00pm – 8.00pm (be there 6.30 sharp ready to warm up) Metro 1, 2 and 3 Tuesday 8.15pm – 9.15pm (be there 7.45pm sharp ready to warm up) Thursday 7.00pm – 8.00pm “Cage Fight” (be there 6.45pm sharp ready to warm up) or text. Men’s Director: Darryl Jahnke...

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Planning and Performance

Stepping back from the Club Chairman’s role in 2014 allows me to concentrate on: Helping the Club achieve it’s two key strategic objectives – becoming a permanent member of the Premier League, and maintaining our financial stability. Being available to help other Board members with their workloads, and Being available to undertake key tasks delegated by the Board (i.e. seeking grants, etc). Thank you to all members for your support over recent months. Brendan Sheehan Planning & Performance 0405 061 536...

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Hockeyroos and Kookaburras vs Netherlands & Belgium February 2nd & 3rd SNHC is just around the corner!

Tickets are available for sale in the Footscray Hockey Club Section Eastern Stand (or gains access to general admissions area). Tickets @ $ via direct deposit into the FHC bank account.

In addition the tickets also cover entry to 2019 New National Home & Away Competition – 3 Home match days (Men and Women) in October/November 2019 – dates TBC

Please contact any of the board members below to arrange purchase.

Thank you for your support of Footscray Hockey Club.

John Mason
General Secretary

Rodney Johnstone

Nicole Virtuoso
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