Round 1 Seniors Wrap


What’s on at Southern?

Big Match Day
Saturday 21st April sees our second Peter Mac Big Match day at Farm Rd with the premier league teams taking on Yarra Valley. Our support of the Peter Mac Cancer Foundation is our way as a community of giving to an organization that makes great use of the support, in an area that touches so many of our community. Come down to support our teams and put a coin in the can to provide the support. If you can’t make it, you can always give a tax free donation via For each dollar we as a community donate to Peter Mac, our club sponsor McKenzie’s gives to our club, up to $10,000.Women’s Premier League Reserves 12:30
Women’s Premier League 2:00
Men’s Premier League 3:30
Men’s Premier League Reserves 5:00Junior Start of Season
Juniors start their season with round 1 on April 27/28th. Please make sure you are registered via Fixtures for juniors should be available soon.New Players Welcome
It is not too late for younger children to join the hockey crew. We have places available in the under 12 teams as we well as our under 10 quarter field teams and the under 8s which train and play on a Friday at 4.45. If you have friends or children who would like to join us, please ask them to drop Anna a line at

New Committee of Management
The AGM was held in March and it is with great pleasure we welcome Caitlin Campbell as our new president of Southern United Hockey Club. Committee of Management of 2018 is
President Caitlin Campbell
Vice President Helen Ward
Treasurer Deb Ghuliani
Secretary Anna Jennings
Men’s Section Michael Campbell
Women’s Section Alisia Simmons
Junior Section Shaun Desmond
Master’s Section Suzie Styles
Details of the AGM are available on our website here

Premiers League Round 1 – Match 2

The women premier league teams continued their success from round 19 (game 1). After a 4-0 win over Waverley in match 1, the young team with captain Tas Nelson returned finished with a strong 5-0 win over Camberwell with Amy Lawton scoring two, Tas Nelson, Emilia Downes and Nicole Graham one each.

The men’s premier league team finished with a very strong, credible 2-1 loss to Camberwell, who were premiers in 2017 and 2016 with a goal to Matt l’Hullier.

Camberwell also came out on top against the men’s reserves. 2-0 at half time the men finished with a stronger second half to finish 3-1.

The women’s reserves started the season last week with a strong win against 2017 minor premiers Waverley, but could not quite get the points against Camberwell this week going down 2-1 with Ash Jones showing her style with the one goal.

Women’s Round 1

The pennant E team, promoted from pennant F last year together with some restructuring of women’s competitions, trekked to PEGS for the first game of the season. Thanks to Simone Hill-Rennie for taking on the goalie duties for the team with a 3-2 win. It has been great to see both women and men’s section have had some people return after a sabbatical from hockey, Catherine Cheong scored in her return, the other goals scored by Carien Boshoff and Jett Edwards.

The women’s metro A team, premiers last year, have said good bye to most of their younger players who have moved up to reserves. The ladies finished 2-1 down to St Bedes.

The women’s metro B team had a call to arms to the junior girls and the girls stepped up. Thanks so much. The game against Waverley was a resounding success with a 5-0 win. Great to see Hayley Verbunt, Kate McNess out there, and also Cleo Daniel’s first senior game, with two goals to Hayley and Erin Stimson and one for Angelica Newbond.

The women’s pennant B team had the late 6.30pm game against MCC at Melbourne High. How lucky for them. A great game with the pennant B ladies just not getting a score for a nil all draw.

Men’s Round 1

The men’s pennant D game “enjoyed” the heavy rain from the club house at Farm Rd. The wait was worth it. The newly promoted pennant D team finished with a very strong 6-0 win over Casey who was relegated from pennant C at the end of 2017, with 14 year old Jacques Carstens in goals a few days before he heads off to Under 15 State championships, and a great mix of young and old in the team. Mel d’Cruz scored 3, and a goal apiece for James and Josh Erbacher and Jarrad Camille.

The success at Farm Rd continued on Saturday with the, also newly promoted, pennant E team 4-0 over Greensborough and Men’s Met A finishing the afternoon with a 4-1 win over St Bedes. Great to see some new goalies in the mix with Alisdair Stretch taking on goalie duties for Met A, and Jobst Schmalenbach joining Southern as a goalie.

On Sunday Pennant A and newly promoted Pennant C played MCC at Melbourne High. The teams were made of the young, with three boys having their first senior game, and the older and wiser, with many old faces returning. MCC were premiers of Pennant B last year and proved just too strong for the pennant A team, with MCC taking the points with a 3-2 score. The Pennant C team with the speed of Hayden and Alfie finished on top with a 5-3 score, with a hat trick for Liam Eddington, and one to Tim Dale and Paul Layzell.

Metro B also had some players playing their fist senior game for Southern including Kurtis in goals, together with some new faces to the club. A 2-0 win over Monash a great way to celebrate first Southern game.

Other News

Under 15 Australian Championships
Good luck to the raft of junior players heading off to Wollongong this week to play for Victoria in the Under 15 Australian Championships.
Under 15 Blue (1) boys team: Will Carruthers, Jacques Carstens, Nick Fitzgerald
Under 15 Blue (1) girls team: Dominique Blatherwick, Hayley Lambert, Josie Lawton
Under 15 White (2) boys team: Lachie Paice
Under 15 White (2) girls team: Laura Loycke, Shauna Mitchell, Evie Stansby
Under 15 White girls coach Bruce Mitchell
Victorian Junior Championships
It is not too late to register to trial for the Southern Metro Sharks for the Victorian Championships. This is a great opportunity to be part of a lot of fun and a great opportunity to extend your hockey. Trials are on 29th April (under 17) and 6th May (Under 13 and Under 15). If unsure about trialling, please speak to your coach. More details are at Victoria Under 13 Academy
The under 13 HV academy is generally the first time the younger players are exposed to the state level environment. Congratulations to the four Southern players selected in to the academy: Max Hoult, Puck Okhuizen, Lulu Stansby and goal keeper Ashton Williams.

Round 2 Fixtures