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2018 Articles

Victorian honours for United players

Moorabbin Kingston Leader 14th Feb 2018
HOCKEY in 2018 has started with success for the Southern United players.
Hockey Victoria has selected the teams for the Victorian team to compete in the Australian Under 18 championships in March and Southern United players make up 25 per cent of the team.
Olivia Carruthers, Olivia Downes, Emily Hamilton-Smith and Amy Lawton were chosen in the women’s team, and Alistair Hart, Brad Marais, Craig Marais, Pim Okhuizen, and Trent Symss were tabbed for the men’s team, with Carlin Walker selected as a train-on. …. more  See Image

 

 2017 Articles

Southern United players picked in national team
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 14th December 2017

THE Pacific School Games were a mecca of sporting achievements, with sports from softball, netball, football, swimming and athletics covered together with hockey. …Read more  See Image

Southern Treasurer Handed Life
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 1st November 2017
SOUTHERN United treasurer Greg Willcock was honoured with life membership of the club at the 2017 senior presentation night. Willcock started in the role at Sandringham Hockey Club in 2003, and then managed the merger of Sandringham and Moorabbin to create Southern United. He’s been treasurer of Southern since the amalgamation in 2006. While he was awarded life membership, he is not alone in his family supporting the club with many hours of work. The support Phoebe Willcock provides to the club as a coach, mentor and member of many committees was recognised with the President’s Trophy.…. Read more       see image


Premiership for Southern United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 20th Sep 2017

FOUR Southern United teams played in grand finals on the weekend but the club had to be content with one premiership. The women’s Metro A side defeated Old Haileyburians Association 4-2 after being 2-0 down early on in the game, but fought back brilliantly. With three players who featured in the Under 14 girls final the week before, Metro A is a mix of youngsters being mentored by some experienced hands.Two mother-and-daughter combinations played in the team: Jane and Molly O’Neill and Deborah and Anna Ghuliani.  .…. Read more       see image


League award for Southern
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 13th Sep 2017
WHAT an honour for Southern United. With the finish of the junior hockey season on the weekend, Hockey Victoria announced the club as the winner of the Sue Hounslow Best Junior Girls Hockey Club for 2017. United also won the award in 2014 and 2015.  Shantel Blake, the coach of the Under 14 girls shield team and a member of the senior women’s playing group who started at the club as a junior, accepted the award on behalf of the club last Friday night at the State Hockey Centre.  Close and exciting was the best description for the junior grand finals..…. Read more       see image


Premier team wins thriller
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 6th Sep 2017
THE weekend of finals for Southern United Hockey Club produced some strong results in tense matches, with five junior teams qualifying for grand finals and six men’s and two women’s teams continuing their finals campaigns.  The men’s Premier league and reserves teams qualified for finals for the first time. The top men finished eighth on the ladder and played Waverley (fifth) in a finals format similar to AFL. It was a close game with the score one-all at the finish of normal time, necessitating an exciting “penalty shoot out” to decide the winner. …. Read more       see image


String of Southern United team in finals
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 30th August 2017
IT was a big weekend of hockey for Southern United with the first round of junior finals and the last round of home and-away matches for senior teams. United’s senior teams have had a stellar season, with seven of the eight men’s teams qualifying for the finals and four of the six women’s teams doing the same.  Women’s Metro A and Men’s Pennant F took out the minor premierships. …. Read more       see image


Premier finals for United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 23rd August 2017
WHILE one round remains for senior hockey in Melbourne, the home-and away season has finished for the Southern United Premier League teams with both men and women’s teams fixtured a bye for the last round.  The Southern United Men’s Premier League and Reserves teams have secured a spot in the finals, the first time the club has achieved this.
With the increase to 15 teams in Premier League in 2017, the top eight are qualified for finals in a format similar to the AFL. …..read more see image


Finals fever for juniors 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 16th August 2017
THE Southern United juniors played their penultimate round on the weekend — and they shone. All age group firsts teams had wins and are likely to make the finals. The Under 12 girls have dominated the season, and continued to do so with a 7-0 win over KBH Brumbies with a hat-trick to Brylee Roberts…

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Southern youngsters are leading the charge
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 9th August 2017
IT’S getting towards the pointy end of the hockey season, and Southern United Hockey Club’s juniors are in good shape.
In a stellar season, more than half of Southern United’s junior teams are in top four positions. … Read More See image


It’s Lights, Camera, Action
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 2ndAugust 2017
CAMERAS arrived early at Farm Rd on Sunday for the Hockey Victoria live streamed game between Southern United and Greensborough.In the spotlight, Southern sparkled.  In the Premier League women’s  ….Read more See image


Club tops for young talent
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 26th July 2017
The future of any sporting club is dependent on the junior program. There are many ways success of the program can be judged, whether it be seeing the children with smiling faces coming back the following year and the number of premiership flags.  The transition of players from juniors to seniors is key.  Last weekend Southern United saw that happen in spades, with 15-year-old Craig Marais scoring his first goal in the highest level competition of the state, Premier League, in the 3-1 win against MCC. … more . See image


United men do the double
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 19th July 2017
WITH school holidays finishing, only senior hockey teams took to the field on the weekend.
The Southern United pitch at Farm Rd was busy with the Premier League teams taking on the newly promoted Yarra Valley Hockey Club on Sunday.   See image … see more  


Sharks girls unbeaten in state tournament
IT was a quieter weekend for hockey, with no Premier league or junior games.But the under-age players had a busy week with the Junior State Championships. The ten regions of hockey competed over four days to determine champions at Under 13, 15 and 17 level.  The Under 13s were not only playing to win the championship, many were vying for selection in the Under 13 Victorian team to be picked in the next few weeks.For more see ,,,more See Image


A Round of draws and thumping wins
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 5th July 2017
HOCKEY is a game that is traditionally low scoring, with a small touch of the ball making a difference between a win and a draw.  Last weekend was no exception.  There were contrasting results, including a plethora of draws and some amazing wins for Southern United teams. …. more   See Image


United teams push Camberwell
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 28 June 2017
THE Southern United Premier league teams met super club Camberwell at Farm Rd on the weekend — and more than held their own.
Camberwell has been a power of Victorian hockey for years, but United was not willing to let the visitors have the run of the pitch.
The Southern women’s team had a bad start to the game with Sarah Stewart of Camberwell getting the ball in the net early. With the strength of the young players in the team, Charley Malligan replied with a goal 10 minutes later. But it was Camerbwell leading 2-1 at half time. The game looked as though it may finish with that result, but a penalty corner goal by Kirsten Gardiner at the 68th minute evened the score …. read more   See Image


Family affairs at Southern 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 21 June 2017

SOUTHERN United was one of the hundreds of hockey clubs around Australia that celebrated National Hockey Week over the weekend.
With many of the grassroots teams playing at Farm Rd, it was a perfect time to be part of it. Saturday morning started with the 50 youngsters from local clubs in the Under 10 quarter-field competition. Most finished the Hookin2Hockey program earlier in the year and are now part of the ongoing local games.  …read More See Image


Future bright for United 7th June
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 7 June 2017

IT was time for celebration at Southern United Hockey Club with Hockey Australia announcing the selection of players in the Australian Futures Squad.
The squad is for Under 18 players who have demonstrated the potential to develop into the next generation of Hockeyroos and Kookaburras.
This year seven Victorians were selected — and four are part of Southern United.  … Read More    See image


Southern United men win in a canter 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 31st May

IT was a big day at Farm Road with all four of Southern’s top teams playing home games against neighbouring Mentone. And all door proceeds again went to the Peter Mac Foundation.
The Women’s Premier League match was the first of the feature matches …. Read More  See image


United top teams in draws 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 24th May 2017

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation was centre stage at Southern United for the matches on Saturday afternoon. In the past 6 year the club community has raised $54,000 for the Peter Mac Foundation and more was collected on the weekend.  …. … Read More  See image


Ephraums double leads United past Essendon
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 24th May 2017

SOUTHERN United’s Premier League men’s and women’s teams travelled to Essendon on Saturday as part of Hockey Victoria’s Women’s Round.  Essendon’s pitch is notoriously bad and considerably slower than any other in the league.  … Read More  See image


Big win for United Shield team
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 10th May

SOUTHERN United teams are now in the roll of hockey season with the juniors and seniors in action last weekend.  The junior teams had mixed results. … Read More  See image


Southern United juniors hit the pitch running
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 10th May

THE weekend brought the first round of hockey for juniors for 2017 with 17 teams from Southern United taking the field in Hockey Victoria competitions.
With many players coming through the Hookin2hockey program, the younger teams were full of bright new faces and uniforms  … Read More  See image
United toughs out draw with Hawthorn 

Moorabbin Kingston Leader 26th Apr 2017

IT was always going to be a tough for Southern United’s Premier League teams against Hawthorn on Saturday.
The Hawks’ men finished second on the ladder in 2016 and Southern was tenth.
The season has started well for United but with four players out for state duties at the Under 18 Australian championships (two of them part of the Australian Futures squad) the weekend was going to be even tougher. … Read More  See image


United in clean sweep
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 12th Apr 2017

IT was another strong round of hockey for the Southern United Premier League teams with a clean sweep against Melbourne University on Saturday.… Read More  See image


United storms back to surprise Donnie
 Moorabbin Kingston Leader 5 April 2017

Southern United had a great start to the season with the men’s premier league team gaining the three points over Doncaster in a physical game. Doncaster finished fourth in 2016, but the young Southern team was too much for Donnie in the 3-2 win  read more… see image


Korean team plays to acclaim at Farm Rd  
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 8 Feb 2017
The pre-season for the Southern United Hockey club players is in full swing, with the first round of premier league season only two months away. On Thursday night the men’s firsts played visiting Seongnam City team from see image