INFORMATION

In 2018 Winter Season Footscray Hockey Club will be fielding 13 teams in competitions conducted by Hockey Victoria, 15 teams in U8 and U10 leagues conducted a our own facilities, and will also be running an introductory program for U6’s at our Club on Wednesday nights.

In 2018 Summer Season Footscray Hockey Club will be fielding Hockey Victoria Indoor teams @ MSAC for U11, U13, U15 and U18. We will also be fielding teams in Hockey 6’s @ FHC for U8, U10, U13

JUNIOR DIRECTOR
Caroline Mansfield
0411 155 184
juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au

JUNIOR FACEBOOK GROUP
https://www.facebook.com/groups/962920810505030/

CORDINATOR CONTACTS
Come n Try come-n-try@footscrayhockey.com.au
U6’s
under6@footscrayhockey.com.au
U8’s under8@footscrayhockey.com.au
U10’s under10@footscrayhockey.com.au
U12’s under12@footscrayhockey.com.au
U14’s under14@footscrayhockey.com.au
U16’s under16@footscrayhockey.com.au
U18’s under18@footscrayhockey.com.au

ROUND 1
Friday 27th April 2018 – all U14, U16 & U18
Saturday 28th April 2018 – all U10 & U12

TEAM AP
We use Team Ap to help communicate to our members. Please download Team Ap onto your phone and request access to your child’s team/s. Click below for instructions.

FEES INFORMATION
Come n Try Sessions
FREE
U6 (Star 6’s)  (Wednesday’s only) $90
U8’s (Super 8’s) (Wednesday’s only) $130
U10’s (Super League) $170
U18/16/U14/U12  $230
Junior Sibling Fee $190
Juniors playing Seniors U14 & U16 $355

JUNIOR UNIFORM
U18/16/14/12 and U10 HV Shirts – $50, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skorts $55, Socks $12.95
U10 (Super League) Polo shirts $15, Socks $12.95
U8 (Super 8’s) Polo shirts – $15, Socks $12.95
U6 (Star 6’s) T-Shirt (optional) – $10

STARTER EQUIPMENT (Available at FHC’s ‘Hockey HQ’ shop)
Perfect starter Combos for Star 6’s, Super 8’s and U10 Super League
– Mazon 500 Starter Combo (500 range stick, ball, shinguards) – $24.95
– Mazon Star Club Combo (Junior Star range stick, ball, higher quality shinguards)  = $49.95

Other:
Sticks – from $19.95
Shin guards – from $7.50
Mouth guards – from $7.50
Hockey shoes (not mandatory) – from $70.00

UMPIRE DEVELOPMENT
This season we hope to really move ahead with our development of umpires (children and adults) for our junior section. All umpires will be receiving a Fox 40 whistle, rule book, warning cards, score book and pen from the Club, and we will have mentors attending games to give advice and support.

Umpiring is a relatively easy skill to develop, and we encourage all players and parents to consider “giving it a go”. We’ll get you well trained and moving along the path towards formal qualifications. Please contact Caroline Mansfield if  you are interested on juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au

MOUTHGUARDS
Mouthguards are compulsory at our Club, both during matches and all training sessions. There are a variety of guards available through HOCKEY HQ, etc, but if you would like to get a mouthguard tailor made for your child by a qualified dental mechanic (2017 price. Apx $110.00), we will have Peter Newton at the Club at some stage during pre-season.

CLUB CULTURE

We take creating a positive and encouraging culture seriously. We have a member protection officer, who has the job of making sure any issues dealt with by an independent official. More details on this role can be found on the following links:

http://www.hockeyvictoria.org.au/EDUCATION/Inclusive-Clubs/MPIO

https://footscrayhockey.com.au/members-info/ under MEMBER PROTECTION

This year, we will be rewarding teams (the players, officials and supporters) that create positive environments.

Want to know more about positive encouragement in junior sport? Have a look at this site: https://www.facebook.com/playbytherules/

AGE
GROUPS
2018

U6 (2012 & younger)
U8 (2010-11)
U10 (2008-09)
U12 (2006-07)
U14 Mixed (2004-05)
U14 Girls (2004-05)
U16 Mixed (2002-03)
U16 Girls (2002-03)
U18 (2000-01)

TRAINING TIMES
& GAMES
2018

U6 Wednesday 5:15-6:00pm
U8 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm
U10 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm (HV U10 Sat morning)
U12 Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm (Sat Morning games)
U14 Mixed Thursday 5:30-6:45pm (Fri Night games)
U14 Girls Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm (Fri Night games)
U16 Mixed Thursday 5:30-6:45pm (Fri Night games)
U16 Girls Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm (Fri Night games)
U18 Thursday 5:30-6:45pm (Fri Night games)

TRAINING
COMMENCES
2018

U6 Wed 14 March
U8 Wed 14 March
U10 Wed 14 March
U12 Girls Tue 27 Feb
U14 Mixed Thu 1 Mar
U14 Girls Tue 27 Feb
U16 Mixed Thu 1 Mar
U18 Mixed TBC

TRY HOCKEY 2018

Interested junior members are welcome to Come n Try at any stage of the year!

The Come n Try sessions are for BRAND NEW players to the game of hockey. They are NOT for existing FHC members. (Training for existing members commences on Wednesday 14th March)

Age Group: 4 year olds to 12 year olds
Dates:
Wed 14th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th Mar
Times:

U6 & U8: 5:15pm – 6:00pm
U10 & U12 and above: 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Cost:
FREE
Uniform:
Comfortable runners, shorts, t-shirt
Coordinator:
Nicole Virtuoso 0424132715
come-n-try@footscrayhockey.com.au

Head Coaches:
Phil McAlinden & Brendan Sheehan

Program The Come n Try sessions are aimed at helping children learn how to: select hockey equipment, hold a stick and dribble the ball, score goals, and learn positions on the field as well as individual skills.
Rule of thumb for stick selection – the stick should come up to the player’s navel!

How can you help? Help promote the Come n Try! Come n Try sessions require at least 15 coaches/helpers on the pitch and at least 10 helpers at the welcome table/stick fitting. If you are available to help at one, all or any of the sessions please contact Come n Try Coordinator Nicole Virtuoso 0424 132 715
come-n-try@footscrayhockey.com.au

SUMMER HOCKEY 2017 TERM 4

Summer Hockey is from October until December.

Please see information packs below for full details.

Hockey 6’s commenced on the 17th & 18th of October, below is the fixture. If your child would like to join a team, please contact Nicole Virtuoso nicolevirtuoso@gmail.com

U6’s (STAR 6’s) 2018

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

Program: Our U6 program is a modified form of hockey emphasising the learning of basic skills such as holding the stick, pushing the ball, trapping (stopping) the ball, dribbling. It is a relatively non-competitive environment with participation and enjoyment are our key drivers.

Age Group Born 2012 or later
Training & Activities Wednesday 5.15pm – 6.00pm
Training Commences Wed 14th Mar onwards

 

Fees
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $43.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $100.00 (plus 1.75% + .30c)
Registration & Fees Due Sunday 15th April
Uniform U6’s T-Shirt (optional), $10 Available from Hockey HQ
U6 Coordinator 
Lynette Gilchrist 0438 067 648 under6@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach Julie-Anne Sheehan 0405 061 535 sheehans@bigpond.net.au

How can you help? We require Assistant coaches / helpers on the pitch with Julie-Anne (JA), no coaching experience necessary. We require administration helpers. Please contact Lynette Gilchrist 0438 067 648 under6@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

 

U8’s (SUPER 8’s) 2018

Program: At FHC we run our own U8 league each Wednesday night! No need to travel elsewhere! Each week is a combined 30 minutes skills session, followed by small games.

Age Group Born 2010 or 2011
Training & Games Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Training Commences Wed 14th Mar onwards
Games Commence Wed 2nd May

Fees
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $43.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $140.00 (plus 1.75% + .30c)
Registration & Fees Due Sunday 15th April
Uniform 
U8’s Polo Shirt $15, U8’s Socks $12.95 (Polo & Socks Online Orders Due Sun 8th April). Source your own (black shorts, leggings, tracksuit pants, skirt)
U8 Coordinator Nicole Virtuoso  0424 132 715 under8@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach Brendan Sheehan 0405 061 536 sheehans@bigpond.net.au

How can you help? We require between 12-14 teams worth of coaches (and co-coaches) on the pitch with head coach Brendan Sheehan, no coaching experience necessary. We require 8 helpers for jobs during training. Please contact Nicole Virtuoso under8@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

TEAMS
Red Rottweilers
Tangerine Terriers
Golden Great Danes
Green Greyhounds
Sky Spaniels
Blue Boxers
Aqua Alsatians
Purple Poodles
Black Bloodhounds
White Whippets

U10’s (SUPER LEAGUE U10’s) 2018

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

Program This is our ‘starter level’ for U10’s, our local league. It involves a training session and a game on 11am Saturday morning @ FHC. Children are exposed to extended skill development and ‘game awareness’ of positioning, space, working together, defence, midfield and attack.

Age Group Born 2008 or 2009
Training Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm,
Training Commences Wed 14th Mar onwards

Games Commence Sat 27th Apr, Saturday 11am @ FHC

Fees
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $43.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $170.00 (plus 1.75% + .30c)
Registration & Fees Due Sunday 15th April
Uniform U10’s Polo Shirt $15, U10’s Socks $12.95 (Polo & Socks Online Orders Due Sun 8th April). Source your own (black shorts, leggings, tracksuit pants, skirt)
U10 Coordinator Vicky Mannix 0412 351 942 under10@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach 
Phil McAlinden 0430 312 725 phillip.mcalinden@defence.gov.au

How can you help? We require around 6 or so coaches (and co-coaches) and team managers for each team. We require administration helpers and umpires (paid gig). Please contact Vicky Mannix 0412 351 942 under10@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

Red Dogs
Golden Hounds
Emerald Canines
Blue Bulldogs

LADDER 2018

TEAMPLAYEDWONDRAWLOSTG FG APOINTS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

U10’s (HOCKEY VICTORIA) 2018

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

Program: For the more advanced U10 players we have our representative teams that play against other club’s on a Saturday morning. Wednesday night training sessions and a game on Saturday morning. Children are exposed to extended skill development and ‘game awareness’ of positioning, space, working together, defence, midfield and attack.

Age Group Born 2008 or 2009
Training & Games Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Training Commences Wed 14th Mar onwards
(Girls Skills sessions optional Tue 27th Feb, 6th Mar)
(Boys Skills sessions optional The 1st Mar, 8th Mar)
Games Commence Sat 27th Apr (Saturday morning fixtured home and away)

 

Fees
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $43.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $170.00 (plus 1.75% + .30c)
Registration & Fees Due Sunday 15th April
Uniform U10’s HV team wear the FHC uniform: Shirt $50, Shorts $40, Skort $55, Socks $12.95
U10 Coordinator Vicky Mannix 0412 351 942 under10@footscrayhokcey.com.au
Head Coach Phil McAlinden 0430 312 725 phillip.mcalinden@defence.gov.au

Program: For the more advanced U10 players we have our representative teams that play against other club’s on a Saturday morning. Wednesday night training sessions and a game on Saturday morning. Children are exposed to extended skill development and ‘game awareness’ of positioning, space, working together, defence, midfield and attack.

How can you help? We require coaches (and co-coaches). We require team managers for each team and administration helpers. Please contact Vicky Mannix 0412 351 942 under10@footscrayhokcey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

U12’s 2018

WELCOME TO U12’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2006 or 2007

TRAINING & GAMES:
Girls Teams Tuesday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing 27th Feb
Boys Teams Thursday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing 1st Mar
Games are Saturday morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria

TRIAL DAY
The trial day for U12’s is Saturday 24th March in the morning. A variety of assessment and grading occurs by the coaches during training also if your child is unable to attend the trial day. We aim to have selection completed before the Easter School Holidays. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Saturday 28th April

COORDINATOR Peter Sykes 0434 611 488 under12@footscrayhockey.com.au

PROGRAM This competition is played on a full field with 10 field players and 1 goal-keeper. If your child is interested in playing as goalkeeper, the club provides equipment as well as specific GK training. If your child is playing full-field for the first time there are handy resources below to assist with skills & positions.

FEES
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $65.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $230 (plus 1.75% + .30c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sunday 15th April

UNIFORM
Shirt $50, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $55, Socks $12.95 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require 5 coaches (and co-coaches) and team managers for each team. We require administration helpers and umpires (paid gig). Please contact Peter Sykes under12@footscrayhockey.com.au

TEAMS
U12 A Boys Ron Ford Shield
U12 Boys Pennant North West
U12 Girls Ken Parkin Shield
U12 Boys District North West
U12 Girls District North West

U14’s 2018

WELCOME TO U14’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2004 or 2005

TRAINING & GAMES:
U14 Mixed Thursday 5:30-6:45pm commencing 1st Mar
U14 Girls Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm 27th Feb
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria

TRIALS
Trial evenings is Girls Tuesday 27th March and Mixed Thursday 29th March. A variety of assessment and grading occurs by the coaches during training if your child is unable to attend the trial evening. We aim to have selection completed before the Easter School Holidays. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Friday 27th April 

 

COORDINATOR Leonard Robbins 0447 876 515 under14@footscrayhockey.com.au

PROGRAM Playing hockey at Under 14 level offers players an opportunity to develop their skills in night games lights on a Friday night.  At FHC we try to get the players moving, learning the skills and playing and competing build strong foundations of movement skills and assist with social interaction.  Not only will they develop their hockey skills they will also be able to make friends, be active, learn about the game and important skills – like leadership, decision making and team work.  New players can learn the basic skills in the district competition while the more experienced players will be looking to develop their skills in preparation of moving into open age competition.

FEES
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $65.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $230 (plus 1.75% + .30c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sunday 15th April

UNIFORM Shirt $50, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $55, Socks $12.95 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require 3 coaches (and co-coaches) and team managers for each team. We require administration helpers and umpires (paid gig). Please contact Leonard Robbins under14@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

TEAMS
Under 14 Mixed George Stapleton Shield – NW Conference
Under 14 Mixed District North West
Under 14 Girls Marg Tomlinson Shield
Under 14 Girls Pennant North West

U16’s 2018

WELCOME TO U16’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2002 or 2003

TRAINING & GAMES:
U16 Mixed Thursday 5:30-6:45pm commencing 27th Feb
U16 Girls Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm commencing 1st Mar
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria

TRAINING COMMENCES 
Trial evening Tuesday 27th Mar and Thursday 29th Mar. A variety of assessment and grading occurs by the coaches during training also if your child is unable to attend the trial day. We aim to have selection completed before the Easter School Holidays. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Friday 27th April

COORDINATOR Simon de le Mere 0477 710 256 under16@footscrayhockey.com.au

PROGRAM
Playing hockey at Under 16 level offers players an opportunity to develop their skills in night games lights on a Friday night.  At FHC we try to get the players moving, learning the skills and playing and competing build strong foundations of movement skills and assist with social interaction.  Not only will they develop their hockey skills they will also be able to make friends, be active, learn about the game and important skills – like leadership, decision making and team work.  New players can learn the basic skills in the district competition while the more experienced players will be looking to develop their skills in preparation of moving into open age competition.

FEES
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $65.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $230 (plus 1.75% + .30c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sunday 15th April

UNIFORM
Shirt $50, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $55, Socks $12.95 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require 3 coaches (and co-coaches) and team managers for each team. We require administration helpers and umpires (paid gig). Please contact Simon de le Mere under16@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

TEAMS
Under 16 Mixed Ric Purser Shield – NW Conference
Under 16 Girls Ron Penpraze Shield
Under 16 Mixed District North West

U18’s 2017

WELCOME TO U18’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from April until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2000 or 200

TRAINING & GAMES:
Thursday  5:30-6:45pm commencing
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria
There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Friday 27th April

COORDINATOR Caroline Mansfield juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au

FEES
Hockey Victoria Registration Fee $65.00 (payable to Hockey Victoria)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $230 (plus 1.75% + .30c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sunday 15th April

UNIFORM
Shirt $50, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $55, Socks $12.95 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require 1 coaches (and co-coach) and team manager for the team. Please contact Caroline Mansfield juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

TEAMS
Under 18 Mixed District North West

WILDCATS, SSV & STATE INFORMATION

WESTERN METRO WILDCATS (competes in the Junior State Championships)
This is a local region rep team forming a team of player from the following 5 clubs (FHC, ALT, WER, GEL, MEL), and is a great experience for those kids wishing to take their hockey a bit further.  The Junior State Championships will be held in Melbourne 4-7 July 2017. If your child wishes to trial to play in the U13 Western Wildcats, click on the link below.

SCHOOL SPORTS VICTORIA (SSV) U12 & U16 Hockey Team
School Sport Victoria work with a large majority of Primary and Secondary Schools with their sporting programs. In hockey there are opportunities for U12’s and U16’s to try out for the respective SSV teams. For more information about nominating your child for the SSV team, please see below and head to the SSV web-site to nominate. Before nominating, make sure your child’s school is one that participates in the SSV program, and you are eligible to nominate them.

VICTORIAN STATE HOCKEY TEAMS
The highest level of representation at this age is to play for Victoria under the banner of Hockey Victoria. Teams are U13’s, U15’s, U18’s, U21’s, Victorian Vipers, Victorian Vikings.