Month: August 2017

Colasurdo makes Aussie Junior Squad

Congratulations to FHC’s Olivia Colasurdo for gaining selection! (Picture of Olivia in 2016 playing a tournament in Gold Coast) With the next junior World Cup not scheduled until 2020, the focus of the national junior squad will be to help athletes to progress through the ranks from the junior squad to the national development squad, followed by the Hockey Australia High Performance Program. Athletes have been selected to the national junior squad following thorough assessment over the course of 2016 and 2017 at the …under 18 and under 21 Australian Championships, and at camp activities. Well done...

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From the President’s Desk

BEST WISHES LEADING INTO FINALS The 2017 season is wrapping up and we wish all the teams who are in finals contention to play hard be successful, all the teams who are edging into the finals to give it their best, and those who are not going to make finals finish the season with some wins and make it difficult for your opposition. THANK YOU It has certainly been a busy season and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the board, coordinators, coaches, team managers and volunteers for all your efforts to make the 2017 season a...

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Alby and Brendan Honoured by Club

Thank-you Gary James for supplying the Club with a great photo of the two Club legends that have been immortalised via our two playing fields being named in their honour – F1 Alby Speed Field (Alby pictured left) and F2 Brendan Sheehan Field (Brendan pictured right). Our two stalwarts have been regular attendees at Premier League games this season, with Alby always ready to add his voice to post-match song celebrations. Brendan has been undergoing chemotherapy over recent months, but somehow has managed to be at the Club most Wednesday nights to help run our massive U8 program and keep...

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Maribyrnong Council Deputation

Half a dozen of our Board members attended a deputation on Monday afternoon (August 7) with Council officers and three Councillors who wanted to come and see our pavilion before voting on Councils capital works commitments for the 2017 / 2018 financial year. Because of cost blow-outs ($370,000), our pavilion re-development project is now one of several projects seeking additional Council dollars. It was great to be able to show our pavilion off to the three Councilllors involved, and to discuss our Club’s needs and operational matters. Former Councillor Michael Clarke who is also a current player and whose son...

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Fair Go, Sport! Inclusion Round

FHC’s recent acknowledgement of ‘Fair Go, Sport!’ round highlighted this Club’s policy fight against homophobia, and completed our package of commitment to three particular themes for 2017: Women’s Round Men’s Health Round Fair Go Sport Round In addition to these three themes, our Club wants to move into the area of providing support to people with disabilities, so this coming October (just a month away!) we are going to partner with SCOPE on three Tuesday mornings at the Club (10.30 am start) to provide small group / individual skill sessions and modified games for a range of participants selected...

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FHC has been very fortunate to secure the services of the highly experienced Jarrod Lester to coach our men for at least the next two seasons. After a decade of PL coaching, Jarrod took the 2018 season off to re-charge his batteries, and is now very keen to “help continue the growth of the current group”.

Click on the link below to see some background to our new Premier League Mens Coach:

Photo: Men's 2018 Premier League Squad

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