The 90th AGM was held at the club and well attended in person, online or via proxy. The club reported an extremely successful year, following on from a successful 2022. In the 2023 season, the club fielded 7 Men’s, 8 Women’s, 6 Masters and 23 Junior Teams, plus the U6 Hookin2Hockey Program. Together with summer indoor and outdoor, over 600 members have enjoyed the services the club provided.
Looking ahead, the club is aiming to achieve similar membership numbers as this year, develop the new strategic plan, deliver the League Entry Criteria 2024 and deliver our major tournaments. We will continue to work with Maribyrnong council on upgrading to LED lighting and the McIvor Reserve Masterplan, which includes new ASF dugouts, grandstand seating, new foliage planting and surrounding pedestrian and car park lighting.
The club thanked retiring board members Mel Sanders and Myles Landon for their services on the board and special thanks to Nick Gill for filling in the treasurer role. We fondly remembered the passing of Life Member Erik Thomas and Robert ‘Bobbie’ Skilton. Please click on the link to the AGM Reports 2023
We are happy to announce the 2024 Board of Directors.
Planning & Performance: Greg Hopkins
General Secretary: Rod Fuentes
Treasurer: Mark White
Ground: Andrew Boyle
Retail: Karen Johnstone
Men’s: Colin Keating
Women’s: Nicole Virtuoso
Junior’s: Cindy Blay
Master’s: Damien Toussaint
Sponsorship: VACANT
In the first meeting of the new board Nicole Virtuoso was elected as Chairperson and Damien Toussaint as Vice Chairperson. The board is currently seeking a Sponsorship & Fundraising Director, if you are interested please get in contact with any board member.
A special highlight was the announcement from the Life Membership Committee 3 new Life Members: Karen Johnstone, Lynda Thomas and Damien Toussaint.

Life Member: Damien Toussaint
  • Member 1981 – 1897, 2002 – current
  • Masters Director – 2013 – current
  • Junior Coach: 7 years
  • Senior Men’s Captained/Team Managed: 15+ years
  • Masters Coach/Team Manager 2011 – current
  • Victorian 45s Masters Team (2012, 2013)
  • Australian 45s Masters Team (2012)
  • 283 games


Life Member: Lynda Thomas

  • Member since 1979
  • Assistant Women’s Director: 21 years
  • Women’s Recruitment, Discipline Panel, Chairperson of Selectors: 21 years
  • State League Captain: 10 years
  • Women’s Club Dual Champion: 1984, 1989
  • Women’s Director: 2000
  • Women’s Chairperson of Selectors: 10 years
  • Women’s Delegate to Victorian Women’s Hockey Association: 10 years
  • Women’s Captain Coach: 5 years
  • Junior Committee: 10 years
  • Junior Coach 10 years
  • 525 games


Life Member: Karen Johnstone

  • Member since 2007
  • Involved with the club since 2003
  • Retail Director: 9 years 2012 – 2023
  • Women’s Pennant/Metro Coordinator: 13 years
  • Women’s Chairperson of Selectors: 1 year
  • Women’s Pennant Coach: 2 years
  • Women’s Team Manager: 13 years
  • Junior Age Group Coordinator: 11 years
  • Junior Team Manager: 4 years
  • Junior Singapore Hockey Trip: 2012
  • Summer Hockey FHC Mixed Competition Coordinator: 10 years
  • Summer Hockey FHC Women’s Social Competition Coordinator: 6 years
  • Assistant to sponsorship, fundraising and social: 9 years
  • Men’s Country Champs – Stevie’s Kitchen: 4 years
  • Hockey Tournaments Canteen: 9 years
  • Uniform Committee: 2009, 2023
  • 75th Anniversary Committee: 2009
  • PL Player Sponsor – Business & Personal: 11 years
  • 383 games
Thank you for a wonderful year and we look forward to 2024.
Footscray Hockey Club Board of Directors