Round 6 Seniors – Round 4 Juniors Wrap

 
What’s on at Southern?

Premier League Weekend.
This coming weekend our premier league games at Farm Rd are taking a different format with our top four men’s teams on Saturday, while Sunday is our top four women’s teams. What a weekend. Come and enjoy some great hockey.Saturday Men’s Pennant C v Doncaster starts the day at 12.30, followed by premier league and reserves, with Pennant A finishing the day at 5pm against Footscray. A great day of hockey with a display of the stars of the club in the past as well as our current stars taking to the field.

Sunday afternoon is the women’s teams. Starting with women’s pennant E playing Sandringham women’s (12.30) followed by premier league (2.00pm) and premier league reserves (3.30pm) playing Geelong, and our women’s pennant B playing Doncaster. The afternoon is peceded by the Under 12 district team playing a Sunday game against Maccabi.

We have a family in our hockey community who are affected by the disease known as Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB, “The worst disease you’ve never heard of” . We will have flyers and banners out on the weekend of the 26/27th May plus a chance to donate for the cause. We would greatly appreciate your support . For more information about this disease please see here.

Legend’s Day

Don’t forget our legend’s day on Saturday June 2nd.

Comedy for a Cause
and of course comedy for a cause on More excitement coming with the Comedy for a Cause on 28th July, put the night in your diary NOW, bookings can be made at comedyforacause.net/suhc See details here

 
Other News

It was wonderful to see two of our up and comping umpires doing their thing at the Junior Country Championships on the weekend. Great work Aiden and Charlie.

The seniors teams are now one third of the way through the season, and our teams are performing strongly. For those that are playing along at home, a summary of where we are at.

 
Premiers League Round 7 – Match 8

Our premier league team travelled to the snakepit at Altona for their games on Saturday. The women’s reserves started the day with a great 6-0 win with Ash scoring a hat trick. The women’s firsts had a tough first half, 2-0 down at half time. The ladies fought back and it was after the siren they scored their third goal to take the three points and now THIRD ON THE LADDER.

The men’s firsts had a close game but could not just get over the line going down 5-4. The depleted reserves team pulled the rabbit out of the hat to beat the Altona boys who were fourth on the ladder. The 4-2 win was sealed with a goal by the wonderful Chris Silvers. Great work Mini.

 
Women’s Round 6

Women’s pennant E had a great result 4-1 over Brumbies. They went in to the match on the same points, yes, we know it was early in the season. Pennant B had a nil all draw with powerhouse, the result keeping the Southern women in the four.

Metro A started the games on Sunday morning. With hard work in the end giving them the win over Knox. Lots of penalty corner practice in the match did not result in a goal, but great work by Ilé in her first seniors match did hit the mark, giving them the win.

Second on the agenda was the Metro B ladies, first game where they did not walk away with three points, but happily they remain undefeated with a 2-2 draw against Waverley.

 
Men’s Round 6

The men’s pennant teams took to the pitch at Farm Rd on Saturday afternoon. The pennant D have had a tough start to the season in their new ground, Saturday against second on the ladder PEGS, who were also second on the ladder in 2017, the game was close only going down by one goal. Great work guys.

The pennant E followed against Brunswick, whose new kit is a confusing black Victorian shirt. The pennant E team have started the season strongly, and against the relegated Brunswick continued that great start with a strong 4-1 win with Stewart Fenton scoring a hat trick, and Julian suffering from the “rough” pitch in his great air swing.

The depleted pennant A team was just not quite strong enough against Burra, great to see Lachie Finlayson back on the pitch, thanks Jelly, Mick Sleeth and Alfie for doubling up.

Pennant C trip to Maribyrnong Secondary College for their game against Footscray was not what they hoped for, going down 2-1 with a goal scored in the last minutes by Paul Layzell.

The metro teams continued their successful start of the season with both Metro A and B winning. Metro A 6-1 over Old Xaverians with the goals shared around with young Josh Madden obviously feeling at home with the team with yet another goal, also great to see Mike Stansby take to the field for the first time for the season, “not going to play”, yeah, sure.

Metro B had another win, this time against Old Haileyburians. For a team struggling for numbers, top of the ladder is pretty impressive. For any under 16 or under 18 boys or players who have not donned the Southern shirt this year, metro B would be a great team to get involved with. Please contact Mike Campbell if you would like to play any games.

 
Juniors Round 4

It was a weekend of Southern United versus Camberwell for our shield teams, with mixed results.

On Friday night at Camberwell our Under 14 and Under 16 mixed shield teams had an awesome night. The Camberwell under 14 shield scored very early in the game, which put the Southern players on the back foot, but they rallied. With some great saves from Jacques and brilliant defending from Shayla they kept fighting and a goal from Ed Fitzgerald and ? put them ahead 2-1 at the final whistle.

The under 16 mixed shield started slowly, with Eden at Camberwell showing his prowess, the Southern team quickly worked on that and after the first 15 minutes Southern had the upper hand. With some great teamwork, in which Ewan playing his best game ever, a 5-0 win over Camberwell was something to really celebrate. A shout out to our multi talented players in the club, with a congratulations to Ewan Smith selected in the SSV Victorian swim team after swimming so well at the Aus Age Championships in April.

The under 12 girls shield team is continuing their amazing start to the season with a 1-0 win over Camberwell, after four games they are five points ahead of second on the ladder, having played second, fourth and fifth on the ladder. Some great saves from Jaime.

It was not all one way in the games against Camberwell. The under 14 girls at home on Friday finished behind, while the under 12 shield boys had it tougher at Camberwell, but continued to fight for the whole game.

The boys/mixed pennant teams can often feel forgotten in a club the size of Southern as the age group seconds. These children are the future of the club as much as our shield and district players. On the weekend they showed the strength we have in these team teams with the three pennant teams – 16s, 14s and 12s all recording a win.

The under 12 boys pennant team also played Camberwell. It was great to get their first win of the season after a draw in round 2, a 10-0 win over Camberwell. That is really something to celebrate.

At Brighton on Friday night the two pennant teams played Casey. The 14 pennant team started the night with a 3-0 win, with two goals to Ashton while doing his “I am a field player at night”. The under 16 pennant team dropped to 12 players in a blink of an eye before the game, but still managed to take the three points in a 4-3 win, with a hat trick to Andre Fernandez. Under 16 pennant, 3 wins from 3 games, great start to the season, with a top of the table clash against Knox next week.

The under 16 south teams played at Farm Rd on Friday night with both teams struggling for players. The red team went down 5-1 to Bayside with David Hayes scoring the goal. David has scored in all four games this season. Great work. The under 16 black team finished 1-1 draw with Mornington showing how close the 16 south competition with six teams on 6 and 7 points.

The under 12 girls district team, like the under 12 girls shield, also has had a great start to the season. A 4-0 win over Brunswick on Saturday with two goals to Jess, and a goal apiece to Rosey and Issy. The under 10s and under 12 boys half field had a tough morning at Monash. The under 10 boys down 3-0 at half time, had an amazing turn around after half time showing some great passing around the field and team working finishing 3-2 down, with a second half like that, the year will be a great year. Great work boys. The under 10 girls this week down to seven players also went down to Waverley.

 
A Gentle Reminder

A reminder was sent to all players this week about code of behaviour. While this newletter goes to supporters as well, we would like to remind all supporters of the supporters code of behaviour.

  • Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  • Applaud good performances and efforts from all individuals and teams.
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance, regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them, there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all involved in hockey regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, culture or religion.

Currently there is a meme floating around the hockey world, it is a great reminder to all.

Fixtures Round 7 Seniors &
Round 5 Juniors