FHC’s facilities at McIvor Reserve, Yarraville are regarded as the best club level hockey facilities in Australia. Featuring two synthetic turf fields (both wet/dry hybrids, one with a water cannon irrigation system), the Club also has an outdoor artificial grass specialist training area that is the size of, and marked as, an ‘indoor’ court. The club also has a new car park and a magnificent clubhouse, now featuring its own substantial pro-shop HOCKEY HQ. Whilst primarily the base of the FHC, the McIvor Reserve facility hosts a variety of activities including Lacrosse, Gridiron and Soccer.
The broad usage is possible because of the multi-use nature of the artificial grass installed on both pitches, and also because the western pitch (‘Alby Speed Field’) is built to lacrosse dimensions. It is also possible because of the flexible / shared-use philosophy adopted by successive FHC administrations. FHC are responsible for operating the facility all year round and, in addition to satisfying hockey demands, seek to achieve significant usage targets for non-hockey activities. The Club provides over 100 hours per week of volunteer input to operate the complex.
The recent (2009- 2011) upgrade / installation of these surfaces has cost approximately $1.5 million, with FHC contributing just over $700,000 towards these costs and the balance from the Maribyrnong City Council.
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