INFORMATION

In 2023 Winter Season Footscray Hockey Club will be fielding 13+ junior teams in competitions conducted by Hockey Victoria, 10 teams in U8 and will also be running an introductory program for U6’s at our Club on Wednesday nights.

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

JUNIOR FACEBOOK GROUP
Footscray HC Juniors

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
Dates TBC

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

INFORMATION PACK & CALENDAR

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

JUNIOR REPORT 2022

Junior Report as presented at the last AGM.

FEE INFORMATION
Come and Try Sessions
FREE
U6 (Star 6’s)  (Wednesday’s only) FHC $120 + HV $40
U8’s (Super 8’s) (Wednesday’s only) FHC $160 + HV $40
U10’s (Super League & HV) FHC $190 + HV $93
U18/16/U14/U12  FHC $300 + HV $93
Juniors playing Seniors U14 & U16 FHC $450 + HV $93

JUNIOR UNIFORM
U18/16/14/12 and U10 HV Shirts – $55, Shorts/Skirts $45, Skorts $60, Socks $15.00
U10 (Super League) Polo shirts $20, Socks $15.00
U8 (Super 8’s) T-Shirt (optional) – $15
U6 (Star 6’s) T-Shirt (optional) – $15

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

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 2023

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

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

U14 Boys Shield A
U14 Girls Marg Tomlinson Shield A

U12 Boys Shield B
U12 Boys District North West
U12 Girls Ken Parkin Shield A
U12 Girls District North West

U10 Boys Half Field North West
U10 Girls Half Field North West

U8 Super 8’s – 4 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.

AGE
GROUPS
2023

U6 (2017 or later)
U8 (2015 & ’16)
U10 SL (2013 & ’14)
U10 HV (2013 & ’14)
U12 Girls & Boys (2011 & ’12)
U14 Girls & Boys (2009 & ’10)
U16 Girls & Boys (2007 & ’08)
U18 (2005 & ’06)

TRAINING
COMMENCES
2023

U6 Wed 22nd Mar onwards
U8 Wed 22nd Mar onwards
U10 Wed 22nd Mar onwards
U12 Girls Tue 21st Feb
U12 Boys Thu 23rd Feb
U14 Girls Tue 21st Feb
U14 Boys Thu 23rd Feb
U16 Girls Tue 21st Feb

U16 Boys Thu 23rd Feb
U18 Mon 20th Feb

TRIAL
DATES
2023

U6 N/A
U8 N/A
U10 During training times
U12 Girls & Boys Week of 27th February during training time
U14 Girls & Boys Week of 27th February during training time
U16 Girls & Boys Week of 27th February during training time
U18 N/A

FIRST
GAME
2023

U6 TBC
U8 TBC
U10 HV Sat 6th May

U12 Girls & Boys Sat 6th May
U14 Girls & Boys Fri 5th May
U16 Girls & Boys Fri 5th May
U18 Fri 5th May

TRAINING TIMES 2023

TRAINING DAY Pitch 1 (ASF)
Pitch 2 (BSF)
Cage
Mondays

5.30-6.45 pm

Under 18’s & 16’s District

 

5.30-6.45 pm

Mixed Under 14 District

 
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 14 Pennant

5.30-6.45 pm

 

Wednesdays

5.30-6.30 pm

Under 8’s

5.30-6.30 pm

Under 10’s

5.15-6.00 pm

Under 6’s

Thursday

5.30-6.45 pm

Boys Under 14 Shield
Boys Under 16 Shield

5.30-6.45 pm

Boys Under 12 Shield
Boys Under 12 Pennant

5.30-6.30 pm

 

TRY SUMMEER HOCKEY 2023

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.

Age Group: 4 year olds to 12 year olds
Dates:
Wed 11th & 18th Oct
Times: 5.30pm
Cost: FREE
Uniform:
Comfortable runners, shorts, t-shirt
Coordinator:
Nicole Virtuoso 0424 132 715
come-and-try@footscrayhockey.com.au

Head Coaches:
Nicole Virtuoso

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

 

Term 4 Summer Hockey for U8, U10 and U12 will be held for 6 weeks.

U12, U14, U16 and U18 can competein Term 4 Summer Indoor competitions.

U6’s (STAR 6’s HOOKIN2HOCKEY) 2023

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 2017 or later
Training Wednesday 5.15 – 6.00
Training & Activities
22nd Mar

 

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria $40
Junior U6 Hookin2Hockey Program $120
Registration & Fees Due Sunday 26th April
Uniform U6’s T-Shirt (optional) $15, Blue Socks $5 Available from Hockey HQ
U6 Coordinator
 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  under6@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping

U8’s (SUPER 8’s) 2023

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 2015 & 2016
Traning Wed 5.30 – 6.30
Training & Activities Commences
Wed 22nd Mar

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria Membership $40
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $160 (plus 2% + 1.60c)
Registration & Fees Due 26th April
Uniform 
U8’s T Shirt $15, Red Socks $15.00. Source your own (black shorts, leggings, tracksuit pants, skirt) (There will be coloured bibs provided for each team)
U8 Coordinator under8@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach Nicole Virtuoso 0424 132 715 nicolevirtuoso@gmail.com

How can you help? We require between 8-10 teams worth of coaches (and co-coaches) on the pitch with head coach, no coaching experience necessary. We require 8 helpers for jobs during training. Please contact 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) 2023

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 2013 or 2014
Training Wed 5.30 – 6.30
Training Commences Wed 22nd Mar
Games Commence Sat 6th May

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria Membership $40.00 
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $190 (plus 2% + 1.60c)
Registration & Fees Due Wed 26th Apr
Uniform U10’s HV team wear the FHC uniform: Shirt $55, Shorts $40, Skort $60, Socks $15 (There will be coloured bibs provided for each team)
U10 Coordinator under10@footscrayhockey.com.au
Head Coach TBC

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 under10@footscrayhockey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

Red Dogs
Golden Hounds
Emerald Canines
Blue Bulldogs

U10’s (HOCKEY VICTORIA) 2023

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, defense, midfield and attack.

Age Group Born 2013 & 2014
Training Wed 5.30 – 6.30
Training Commences Wed 22nd Mar
Games Commence Sat 6th May

Fees
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria Membership $93
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $190 (plus 2% + 1.60c)
Registration & Fees Due 26th Apr
Uniform U10’s HV team wear the FHC uniform: Shirt $55, Shorts $40, Skort $60, Socks $14
U10 Coordinator under10@footscrayhockey.com.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, 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 under10@footscrayhokcey.com.au if you’d be interested in helping.

U12’s 2023

WELCOME TO U12’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2011 & 2012

TRAINING & GAMES:
Girls Teams Tuesday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Tue 21st Feb
Boys Teams Thursday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Thur 23rd Feb
Games are Saturday morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing Sat 6th May

SHIELD TRIALS
Shield trials will be the week of 27th February during training times. Whilst not all children want to play in a Shield team, the sessions are run as a training session and no one is singled out. Team selection is sent out to each team member separately, not as a group email. Questions relating to selection are to be directed to the Junior Director in the first instance. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

CONTACT: juniors@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 Membership $93
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $300 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE  26th Apr

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

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

U14’s 2023

WELCOME TO U14’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2009 & 2010

TRAINING & GAMES:
Girls Teams Tuesday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Tue 21st Feb
Boys Teams Thursday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Thur 23rd Feb
Games are Friday nights as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing Friday 5th May

SHIELD TRIALS
Shield trials will be the week of 27th February during training times. Whilst not all children want to play in a Shield team, the sessions are run as a training session and no one is singled out. Team selection is sent out to each team member separately, not as a group email. Questions relating to selection are to be directed to the Junior Director in the first instance. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

CONTACT: juniors@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 Membership $93
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $300 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE 26th April

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

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

U16’s 2023

 

WELCOME TO U16’S HOCKEY

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2007 & 2008

TRAINING & GAMES:
Girls Teams Tuesday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Tue 21st Feb
Boys Teams Thursday 5.30 pm – 6.45pm commencing Thur 23rd Feb
Games are Friday nights as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing Friday 6th May

SHIELD TRIALS
Shield trials will be the week of 27th February during training times. Whilst not all children want to play in a Shield team, the sessions are run as a training session and no one is singled out. Team selection is sent out to each team member separately, not as a group email. Questions relating to selection are to be directed to the Junior Director in the first instance. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

CONTACT: juniors@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 Membership $93
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $300 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE 26th  April

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

TEAMS
Under 16 Boys A Shield
Under 16 Girls Ron Penpraze Shield A
Under 16 District Mixed

 

U18’s 2023

WELCOME TO U18’S HOCKEY

Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers, FHC will not be fielding an U18’s team this season.

The Winter Competition is from May until September.

AGE GROUP Born 2005 & 2006

TRAINING & GAMES:
Monday 5.30-6.45pm commencing 20th February
Games are Friday evenings morning as fixtured by Hockey Victoria commencing 5th May 2022.
There will also be some practice matches in the lead up to Round 1.

CONTACT: juniors@footscrayhockey.com.au

FEES
Hockey Australia & Hockey Victoria Membership $93
Footscray Hockey Club Fees $300 (plus 2% + 1.60c)

REGISTRATION & FEE DEADLINE 26th April 2022

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

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.