Round 5 Seniors – Round 3 Juniors Wrap

Women’s Round

This weekend celebrated women’s round, and what a way to celebrate. A clean sweep for our women’s teams.

Congratulations to women and girls who received the best on ground award presented in association with the Hockey Victoria Women’s round.
Women’s Premier League: Ginny Wilson
Women’s Premier League Reserves: Shauna Mitchell
Women’s Pennant B: Carien Boshoff
Women’s Pennant E: Meaghan Morely
Under 12 girls shield: Lulu Stansby
Under 12 girls district: Juliet Fulton

What’s on at Southern?

The answer to the question of what’s on – LOTS.

Legend’s day is June 2nd. Come and celebrate our current club and our past. Fun for all, don’t forget the gold coins to try and win some chocolate in the Choccy toss.

More excitement coming with the Comedy for a Cause on 28th July, put the night in your diary NOW, bookings can be made at See details here

Other News

Firstly and most importantly, a huge congratulations to our two umpires who received their community umpire badge at the weekend: Charlie Williams and Aiden Mosford. Thanks Trevor Jones for doing the evaluation. It is great to see the juniors taking to umpiring with gusto. We hope to hear about you both at the Junior Country Championships umpiring this coming weekend.

The under 21 Victorian State team has now been selected based on the squad that has been training for a few weeks. Brilliant to see seven Southern United players selected in the team: Olivia Downes, Georgia Elston, Laura Johnson, Amy Lawton, Nathan Ephraums, Brad Marais and Josh Mulder.

Teams have also been selected for the Southern Metro Sharks to compete in the Victorian Junior State Championships. Congratulations to:
Under 13 Boys: Alex Desmond, Max Hoult, George Papadopoulos, Ashton Williams (GK)
Under 13 Girls: Puck Okhuizen, Brylee Roberts, Jaime Segbedzi(GK), Lulu Stansby, Indra Stubbs(GK)
Under 15 Boys: Dom Eddy, Edward Fitzgerald, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Aiden Mosford, Lachlan Paice, Anthony Papadopoulos, Lucas Pithie
Under 15 Girls: Dom Blatherwick (GK), Ile De Vos, Emilia Downes, Anna Ghuliani, Shayla Jansz, Shauna Mitchell, Molly O’Neill, Jasmine Singh, Evie Stansby
Under 17 Boys: Matthew Coe, Max Eddington, Rylan Pease, Christian van der Merwe
Under 17 Girls: Carien Boshoff, Emily Hamilton Smith

On a sadder note, the club’s condolences goes to Chris, Helen, Zach Abaniel and family with the passing of Chris’s mother during the week.

Premiers League Round 5 – Match 6

A great day of hockey at Doncaster. Doncaster premier league women finished second on the ladder in 2017 and the men third, not a club that is ever going to give an easy game.

Both Southern and Donnie women’s teams came in to the game with three wins, a draw and a loss. But the Southern women’s premier league were too strong, putting another win on the board in their 5-1 game, with great work from Ginny Wilson in goals and Tamsin Nelson scoring two of the five goals. This puts the women fifth on the ladder after six rounds, a great start with four wins and a draw and only one loss – to Hawthorn.

The Donnie men’s premier league team is a stronger team than 2017, where they finished 3rd on the ladder, they had won their first five games of the season including playing strong teams from 2017 – Greensborough (2nd), Essendon, Waverley (5th), Powerhouse (6th) and Altona (4th). After Southern scoring early, Southern led 1-0 at half time. The second half saw a different game with Donnie scoring 3 and Southern one with Donnie leading 3-2 right up until the 67th minute when Ben scored to make it 3-3, giving Southern a draw.

The women’s reserves started the day with a strong 3-1 win. The men’s reserves had a tougher day in the office going down 4-1.

Women’s Round 5

In the afternoon of Essendon vs Southern at Farm Rd on Saturday the women’s pennant B continued their great season with a 2-1 win.

The women’s pennant E, promoted this year, are tracking well with a massive 5-0 win over Footscray. Carien followed her best on ground in Pennant B with two goals in pennant E, two goals also to Louise Campisano.

Our metro A and B teams are traditionally the teams in which mothers and daughters can play together. On Sunday, mother’s day, it was no exception, with Lulu scoring both goals in the top of the ladder clash while playing with mum Alison, with also Christine and Lil playing together. The weekend was tough for numbers for many teams, thank Lil and supercoach Deb Stockdale, stepping in to play for the team when there was only ten. The win gives the Met B ladies a huge lead, even more impressive in that they have played every team once. Pennant B also have the joy of mother – daughter combination.

Men’s Round 5

The teams were flung far and wide for the round. The Saturday at Farm Rd was a Southern vs Essendon afternoon. It started with a replay of the PD grand final, played out in Pennant C with both teams having been promoted, and undefeated after four games. The games was tough and very close, the result could have gone either way, with Essendon taking the points in a 4-5 win, with two goals to Andrew Layzell, one to the ever present Jelly, and one to speed machine Hayden Smith. The closest anyone has been to Essendon so far this year.

Then followed pennant A. The pennant A team have not had the best start to the season, with only the one win against Waverley, they seem to play their best games against tough opposition. The southern team found their feet today again against undefeated Essendon, with a strong 5-3 win with the team gelling and playing a great team game. They are now in the interesting position of having had two wins, over 2nd and 3rd on the ladder, showing clearly they have the ability to do well.

While over at Altona, where the team struggled to get players for a 12.30 game, the pennant E managed to win 3-6, with 11 players, two goals to Simon Willcock – great to see you back, and Hugh Stimson, and one for Sam Waters and Phillip Clarke. Amazing work guys.

Like womens metro, the men’s metro also struggled with numbers this weekend. The metro A played with 8 players, and although holding well until half time against Monash, they ran out of strength before the end – great effort Jason, Julian, Liam, Chris, Alisdair, Adrian, Eduan. In Metro B the team also played short on mother’s day, but managed a win against Mentone 3-1. Thanks Greg Edwards for umpiring.

Juniors Round 3

What a weekend.

Friday night was true, cold hockey weather with at least the rain having finished before most games started.

The under 14 mixed shield started the night at Farm Rd. After not the ideal start to the season, the 14 team took the game by the scruff of the neck to finish 3-0 over Footscray with two goals to Max and one to Edward. Under 16 mixed shield followed in a 8-0 win over Footscray with two goals to Finn, Christian and Davin, and one to Nick and Billy. A great start to the night at Farm Rd. The under 18 red team had to keep the momentum, with Cam Hunter taking the coaching reins, showed their might against St Bedes with a 5-0 win.

Elsewhere around the grounds. The under 16 shield girls faced a tough opposition with Essendon, full of strong state players to finish with a 4-1 loss, not a bad result. The under 14 shield girls at Elgar Park finished oh so close against Brumbies 1-0 down.

The under 16 south teams put on a good show with the black team finishing with a 1-1 draw with Knox with the bare 11 players and Martha scoring the goal, while under 16 south red took the points against Dandenong with Mathew, Alaina and Lara scoring while Kate continues to work as a defender. Great to see our girls pushing the team in the women’s round.

At the challenging time of 6pm at Frankston, the under 14 south team got their first goal for the season, and newcomer this year Sarah Connell her first club hockey goal ever. Great work Sarah.

Saturday morning started at Farm Rd with the under 12 boys shield taking to the field. They were high after their win last week, and a 1-1 draw against MCC gives them four points on the board after three matches. Great work boys.
The under 12 boys pennant once again showed they are improving week by week with a 4-2 loss against Mentone. Last of the juniors at home on Saturday was the under 12 shield girls, their great season continued with a 2-1 win over TEM. TEM led 1-0 at half time, but the girls fought back with two goals late in the second half. Lulu Stansby was awarded Women’s round best on ground medal.

The under 12 district girls travelled to Brunswick to play against the very young Brunswick team and finished on top with Juliet Fulton winning women’s round best on ground medal. Great work Juliet. Thanks Brunswick for helping us with an umpire.

The under 10 district half field teams had their game at the State Netball and Hockey Centre due to ground unavailability locally for the Mentone home game, not quite a local location. The teams performed well. The boys scored two, with Rene and Zack scoring, but Mentone proved too strong in the match. The girls with their two goals were enough to get ahead of Mentone.

Fixtures Round 6 Seniors

There will probably be some movement in the juniors fixtures. Please check the most up to date fixtures at the fixtures will change between today and Friday/Saturday, so please check at the lats minute, and keep an eye on club communications.