INFORMATION

In 2021 Winter Season Footscray Hockey Club will be fielding 13+ teams in competitions conducted by Hockey Victoria, 14 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 2020/2021 Summer Season Footscray Hockey Club will be fielding Hockey Victoria Indoor teams @ MSAC in certain age groups for U11, U13, U15 and U18. We will be fielding Indoor Hockey Club Championship Teams @ MUHC for U13 &  U16. Unfortunately due to the COVID year we were unable to field teams in Hockey 6’s @ FHC for U8 and U10

JUNIOR DIRECTOR
Mel Sanders
0433 272 242
juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au

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

COORDINATOR CONTACTS
Come n Try come-and-try@footscrayhockey.com.au
U6’s
under6@footscrayhockey.com.au
U8’s under8@footscrayhockey.com.au
U10’s under10@footscrayhockey.com.au
U12’s Girls under12girls@footscrayhockey.com.au
U12’s Boys under12boys@footscrayhockey.com.au
U14’s Girls under14girls@footscrayhockey.com.au
U14’s Boys under14boys@footscrayhockey.com.au
U16’s under16@footscrayhockey.com.au
U18’s under18@footscrayhockey.com.au
Indoor indoor@footscrayhockey.com.au

ROUND 1
Friday 30th April 2021– all U14, U16 & U18
Saturday 1st May 2021 – all U10 & U12

PUPPY PRESS JUNIOR NEWSLETTERS
The junior section releases regular Puppy Press newsletters.

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.

INFORMATION PACK & CALENDAR

Here is everything you need to know about the season ahead including the calendar.

JUNIOR REPORT 2020

Junior report as presented at the last AGM.

FEE INFORMATION
Come and Try Sessions
FREE
U6 (Star 6’s)  (Wednesday’s only) $120
U8’s (Super 8’s) (Wednesday’s only) FHC $160 + HV $15
U10’s (Super League & HV) FHC $190 + HV $46.50
U18/16/U14/U12  FHC $250 + HV $73
Junior Sibling Fee FHC $230 + HV $73
Juniors playing Seniors U14 & U16 FHC $400 + HV $73

JUNIOR UNIFORM
U18/16/14/12 and U10 HV Shirts – $55, Shorts/Skirts $45, Skorts $60, Socks $14.00
U10 (Super League) Polo shirts $20, Socks $14.00
U8 (Super 8’s) Polo shirts – $20, Socks $14.00
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

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 fantastic 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 Mel Sanders if you are interested at 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. We also partner with Dentaguard to provide professionally moulded mouthguards.

Dentaguard Mouthguard Fitting Dates at Footscray Hockey Club:

Tuesday March 30th

Thursday April 1st

All children under 18 years will need to have a consent form signed before the impression is taken. There is a 10-14 day turn around and mouthguards will be available for pick up at the club from Mel Sanders at your training session

Receipts can also be provided for health insurance claims. Most health insurance companies provide between 60-100% return for Dentaguard products. 

Please note there is no booking system this year, names will be taken in order of arrival.

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.

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/

 

TEAMS & TRAINING 2021

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

U18 Mixed District North West

U16 Boys Shield B
U16 Girls Ron Penpraze Shield
U16 Mixed District Central

U14 Boys Shield A
U14 Girls Marg Tomlinson Shield
U14 Girls Pennant North West
U14 Boys District North West

U12 Boys Shield B
U12 Boys Pennant/District North West
U12 Girls Ken Parkin Shield
U12 Girls Pennant/District

U10 Boys Half Field North West 
U10 Girls Half Field North West 
U10 Super League – 4 teams

U8 Super 8’s – 8 teams

U6 Star 6’s – training group

Training times and days for U12’s – U18’s may be subject to change on an annual basis depending upon availability of coaches and grounds.

Western Hockey Academy

FHC will be running a Western Hockey Academy in Janurary 2021

These sessions will focus on skills, fitness, field positioning, team play and ball movement, with a mix of theory and practical/hands-on learning.

AGE
GROUPS
2021

U6 (2015 & younger)
U8 (2013-2014)
U10 SL (2011-2012)
U10 HV (2011-2012)
U12 Girls (2007-08)
U12 Boys (2007-08)
U14 Girls (2005-06)
U14 Boys (2005-06)
U16 Girls (2003-04)
U16 Boys (2003-04)
U18 (2001-02)

TRAIL
DATES
2021

U6 N/A
U8 N/A
U10 21st April
U12 Girls 23rd Mar
U12 Boys 25th Mar
U14 Girls 23rd Mar
U14 Boys 25th Mar
U16 Girls N/A
U16 Boys
N/A
U18 N/A

TRAINING
COMMENCES
2021

U6 Wed 17th Mar
U8 Wed 17th Mar
U10 Wed 17th Mar
U12 Girls Tue 23rd Feb
U12 Boys Thu 25th Feb
U14 Girls Tue 23rd Feb
U14 Boys Thu 25th Feb
U16 Girls Tue 23rd Feb
U16 Boys
Thu 25th Feb
U18 Mon 1st Mar

FIRST
GAME
2021

U6 Wed 5th May
U8 Wed 5th May
U10 SL Wed 5th May
U10 HV Sat 1st May
U12 Girls Sat 1st May
U12 Boys Sat 1st May
U14 Girls Fri 30st April
U14 Boys Fri 30st April
U16 Girls Fri 30st April
U16 Boys
Fri 30st April
U18 Fri 30st April

TRAINING TIMES 2020

*****DUE TO COVID-19 NEW TRAINING TIMES WILL BE ESTABLISHED WHNE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED*****

TRAINING DAY Pitch 1 (F1)
Pitch 2 (F2)
Cage
Mondays  

6.00-7.00 pm

Under 18’s

 
Tuesdays

5.30-6.45 pm

Girls Under 14 Shield
Girls Under 16 Shield

5.30-6.45 pm

Girls Under 12 Shield
Girls Under 12 Pennant
Girls Under 14 Pennant

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Wednesdays

5.30-6.30 pm

Under 8s

5.30-6.30 pm

Under 10s

5.15-6.00 pm

Under 6s

Thursday

5.30-6.45 pm

Boys Under 14 Shield
Boys Under 16 Shield

5.30-6.45 pm

Boys Under 14 Pennant
Boys Under 12 Shield
Boys Under 12 Pennant
Mixed Under 16 District (TBC)

5.30-6.30 pm

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TRY HOCKEY 2021

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 18th March)

Age Group: 4 year olds to 12 year olds
Dates:
Wed 17th Feb, 24th Feb 3rd, 10th Mar
Times:
U6 & U8: 5.15 – 6.00pm
U10 & U12 and above: 6.00 – 6.45pm
Cost: FREE
Uniform:
Comfortable runners, shorts, t-shirt
Coordinator:
Nicole Virtuoso 0424 132 715
come-and-try@footscrayhockey.com.au

Head Coaches:
Nicole Virtuoso & Chris Provis-Vincent

No need to register – Just turn up!

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 2021 TERM 1

Summer Hockey is from Januray – March.

Please see information packs below for full details.

Junior HV Indoor (U11, U13, U15, U18)
Junior HV Championships (U13, U15, U18)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

• Please register your interest with the appropriate administrator or coordinator listed below.
• Please let the director or coordinator know if you would be happy to coach or team manage a team.
• A player’s age for the purpose of the any Junior or Masters competition is determined by their age on 31/12/2018

JUNIOR HV INDOOR CLUB CHAMPS
Register with Mel: juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au

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U8 Summer Info Pack 2021/2022 TBC

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U10 Summer Info Pack 2021/2022

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U11-U18 Summer Info Pack 2021/2022

U6’s (STAR 6’s HOOKIN2HOCKEY) 2021

The Winter program is from May until August.

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 2015 or later
Training Wednesday 5.15 – 6.00
Training & Activities
17th Mar

 

Fees
Register for Hookin2Hockey via Hockey Australia Wesbite $120 https://hookin2hockey.com.au/
Registration & Fees Due Sunday 25th 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) 2021

The winter competition is from May until August

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 2013 or 2014
Traning Wed 5.30 – 6.30
Training Commences
Wed 17th Mar
Games Commence Wed 5th May

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria (8 & Under) Membership $15.00 (Aged 9 & 10 $46.50)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $160 (plus 2% + 1.60c)
Registration & Fees Due 25th April
Uniform 
U8’s Polo Shirt $20, U8’s Socks $14.00 (Polo & Socks Online Orders Due Sun 26th April). Source your own (black shorts, leggings, tracksuit pants, skirt)
U8 Coordinator Mel Sanders 0433 272 242 under8@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach Chris Provis Vincent 0418 151 140 cprovisvincent@gmail.com

How can you help? We require between 8-10 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 Mel 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) 2021

The Winter Competition is from May 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 2011 or 2012
Training Wed 5.30 – 6.30
Training Commences Wed 17th Mar
Games Commence Sat 1st May

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria (Aged 9 – 10) Membership $46.50 (Aged 8 or under $15.00) (Aged 11 $73.00)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $190 (plus 2% + 1.60c)
Registration & Fees DueSun 25th Apr
Uniform U10’s Polo Shirt $20, U10’s Socks $14 (Polo & Socks Online Orders Due Sun 25th April). Source your own (black shorts, leggings, tracksuit pants, skirt)
U10 Coordinator Kylie Feely 0425 802 950  under10@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach Guy Jeffrey

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 Kylie Feely 0425 802 950 under10@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

Red Dogs
Golden Hounds
Emerald Canines
Blue Bulldogs

U10’s (HOCKEY VICTORIA) 2021

The Winter Competition is from May 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 2011 or 2012
Training Wed 5.30 – 6.30
Training Commences Wed 24th Mar
Games Commence Sat 1st May

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria (Aged 9 – 10) Membership $46.50 (Aged 8 or under $15.00) (Aged 11 $73.00)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $190 (plus 2% + 1.60c)
Registration & Fees Due Sun 25th Apr
Uniform U10’s HV team wear the FHC uniform: Shirt $55, Shorts $40, Skort $60, Socks $14
U10 Coordinator Kylie Feely 0425 802 950 under10@footscrayhokcey.com.au
Head Coach Guy Jeffrey

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, defense, 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 Kylie Feely 0425 802 950 under10@footscrayhokcey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

U12’s 2021

WELCOME TO U12’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2007 or 2008

TRAINING & GAMES:
Girls Teams Tuesday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Tue 9th Mar 
Boys Teams Thursday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Tue 11th Mar
Games are Saturday morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commecing Sat 1st May

TRIAL DAY
The trial day for U12’s is Tue 23rd and Thu 25th 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 Saturday 1st May

GIRLS COORDINATOR: Chrissy Jeromson 0429 1673 85 under12girls@footscrayhockey.com.au
BOYS COORDINATOR: Sonny Tilders 0407 717 089 under12boys@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 Australia & Hockey Victoria (Aged 11 – 12) Membership $73 (Ages 9 & 10 $$46.50)
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $250 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sun 25th Apr

UNIFORM
Shirt $55, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $60, Socks $14.00 (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:
Chrissy Jeromson 0429 1673 85 under12girls@footscrayhockey.com.au
Sonny Tilders 0407 717 089   under12boys@footscrayhockey.com.au

TEAMS
U12 B Shield
U12 Boys Pennant/District North West
U12 Girls Ken Parkin Shield
U12 Boys District North West
U12 Girls Pennant/District North West

U14’s 2021

WELCOME TO U14’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2005 or 2006

TRAINING & GAMES:
U14 Boys Thu 5.30 – 6.45
U14 Girls Tue 5.30 – 6.45
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing Fri 30th April

TRIALS
Trial evenings is Girls Tuesday 23rd Mar and Boys Thursday 25th March. A variety of assessment and grading occurs by the coaches during training if your child is unable to attend the trial evening. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Fri 30th April

COORDINATOR GIRLS: Andrew Boyle 0411 863 333 under14girls@footscrayhockey.com.au
COORDINATOR BOYS: Sonny Tilders 0407 717 089 under14boys@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 Australia & Hockey Victoria (Aged 11 – 18) Membership $73.00
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $250 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE 25th April

UNIFORM Shirt $50, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $55, Socks $15.00 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require 4 coaches (and co-coaches) and team managers for each team. We require administration helpers and umpires (paid gig). Please contact Mel Sanders – juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au for more information

TEAMS
Under 14 A Shield
Under 14 Boys District North West
Under 14 Girls Marg Tomlinson Shield
Under 14 Girls Pennant North West

U16’s 2021

WELCOME TO U16’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2003 or 2004

TRAINING & GAMES:
U16 Boys Thu 5.30 – 6.45
U16 Girls Tue 5.30 – 6.45
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing Fri 30th April

TRAINING COMMENCES 
Trial evening Tuesday 23rd Mar and Thursday 25th Mar. A variety of assessment and grading occurs by the coaches during training also if your child is unable to attend the trial day. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Fri 30th April

COORDINATOR
Rebecca Leinert 0417 825 558 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 Australia & Hockey Victoria (Aged 11 – 18) Membership $73.00 
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $250 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sunday 25th  April

UNIFORM
Shirt $55, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $60, Socks $15.00 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require 2 coaches (and co-coaches) and team managers for each team. We require administration helpers and umpires (paid gig). Please contact Rebecca under16@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

TEAMS
Under 16 B Shield
Under 16 Girls Ron Penpraze Shield

U18’s 2021

WELCOME TO U18’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2002 or 2001

TRAINING & GAMES:
Monday 6:00-7:00pm commencing 22nd Mar
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing 30th April
There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

DATES:
Round 1 Fri 30th April

COORDINATOR  Dianne Childs 0404 877 187 under18@footscrayhockey.com.au

FEES
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria (Aged 11 – 18) Membership $73.00 
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $250 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE Sun 25th April

UNIFORM
Shirt $55, Shorts/Skirts $40, Skort $60, Socks $14.00 (Mouth guard Compulsory)

HOW CAN YOU HELP? We require a coache and team manager for the team. Please contact Dianne under18@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 the first week of the July school holidays. If your child wishes to trial to play in the U13, U15 or U18 Western Wildcats, please contact the junior director.

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, go 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.