A very successful 4 week Come and Try period after the week of Primary School Road Show Clinics FHC delivered saw over 120 kids pick up a stick and have a go. This has then translated into a Star 6′ program of about 25, Super 8’s of about 70 and Super League U 10’s about 70.

The U10 HV and U12+ age groups attended optional super skills sessions before their trial and assessment nights and are in full pre season swing. We look forward to the recommencement after the holiday break leading to round 1 Fri 4th and Sat 5th May.


Over the last few seasons our club has dipped it’s toe in the water looking at creating positions within our junior section for an elite coach who would support and mentor all of our junior team coaches, as well as creating programs to support our junior players.

We are delighted to announce that the women’s section Prem League Reserves coach Phil Frost has been appointed to the position of coaching director. Phil is a key to this Club’s production of ready-to-go female Premier League talent, but also has a keen eye for identifying and developing keen young junior players.

Equally exciting is that Sharon Winter, one of our parents and an ex-international player herself, has taken on the role of developing the skills and game play of the junior players. She will be involved in up-skilling sessions as well as coaching a team in her own right.

Having more of Phil and Sharon around FHC is a great outcome for all parties. We are looking forward to seeing the outcome in seasons to come.


Congratulations to all involved in our Junior Sections indoor hockey season involvement. We had a great representation both at Victoria Uni and MSAC. There will be another four flags to go up on the wall when our pavilion is returned to us: U11 Mixed pennant, U15 girls shield, U15 Mixed pennant and U18 Mixed pennant.

We had several players picked in the state indoor teams, and also one (Claire Hind) picked as a shadow for the Australian under 18 training indoor squad. Playing indoor hockey is a great way to sharpen up and expand on your skill levels, and we’re sure that all of the involved FHC children also had heaps of fun to-boot.

For anyone interested in dipping their toe into coaching waters, FHC still have a number of positions vacant at the development team level (U8 & U10) at our club. As an example of the background from which our trainee coaches emerge, the current volunteers wishing to help at our intra-club U8 comp this season are from these backgrounds: Parent (current or ex player) – 5, Parent (no hockey experience) – 1, Current player (seniors) – 3, Current player (juniors) – 3. Twelve in total, and from every possible background! Oh, and they’re trained by a coach with decades of coaching experience. So give it a go and contact Nicole (0424 132 715) or Vicki (0412 351 942).
Junior Hockey members at FHC, (5-18 yrs) either returning, or joining for the first time, are eligible to apply to Maribyrnong City Council to receive a refund of half their fees (up to a maximum of $150.00 assistance) if they are holders of a family Health Care Card or Pension Card. Our club is a registered participant in this program and the applicant just needs to lodge a simple single page written form or submit a brief online application. If you are successful, the hockey club will invoice the council for 50% of your fees and then reimburse you upon receipt of the money from Council. For further information you can visit www.activemaribyrnong.com.au or contact the Club’s Inclusion Officer, Julie-Anne Sheehan (0405061535) or sheehans@bigpond.net.au