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2018 Articles

Champions: United’s Premier League title
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 26th  Sep 2018

YOUNG, spirited and skilled, Southern United has been crowned Hockey Victoria’s men’s Premier League champion after defeating powerhouse Camberwell in a gripping grand final.
The match was seen as a David-versus-Goliath battle, with Camberwell having won the big prize three times in the past five years and being runners-up twice.
The Wellers were seeking a “three-peat’’.
Meanwhile Southern United was making its first appearance in the Premier League grand final, a week after it had played in a preliminary final for the first time….. See more See image

Southern United takes classic Prelim
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 19th  Sep 2018

SOUTHERN United is through to the men’s Premier League grand final after defeating Powerhouse St Kilda in a gripping preliminary final on Saturday.  The women’s Premier went close to achieving the same result, but just went down to the older and more experienced Hawthorn team. The men’s preliminary final had it all, a 6pm game on a night that included wind, rain and hail. Powerhouse scored the first goal with a penalty corner flick from Adam Seccull, but Southern replied quickly with a team goal between Nathan Eprhaums and 16-year-old Craig Marais to even the scores for half time.  See more See image

Southern team undefeated
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 12th  Sep 2018
SOUTHERN United’s Under 16 mixed A team, playing the pinnacle of junior hockey in the state, completed a perfect season when it won the grand final 5-2 over Doncaster.  United went through the year undefeated with another fine display in the decider. see more   See image

Hat trick for Graham in United win
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 5th  Sep 2018

IT was a whole lot of finals action for Southern United Hockey Club on the weekend, with 22 teams participating all around Melbourne. Four junior sides moved through to the grand finals set down for this weekend. See more See image

Women in speedy rise
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 29th  August 2018
THE home-and-away season for senior teams finished on the weekend, and for Southern United it can only be described as stellar.
The Premier League teams finished the season on a high with the men keeping Altona out of the finals with a 2-1 winand the women finishing on top of the same club 4-2. see more See image

Finals assault for Southern Juniors
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 22nd  August 2018
THE final round of home and- away games for the 2018 junior hockey competition has been completed and Southern United Hockey Club finished the season with three minor premierships.The Under 16 age group starred with the mixed A grade and mixed pennant teams both finishing on top and girls A grade making the finals.  The Under 18 team also finished clearly on top of the ladder as minor premier. See image

Good Result for Premier teams
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 15th August 2018
AS the 2018 season nears the end, the fight for finals continues.

The Southern United Premier League teams are in the chase and results at Yarra Valley on the weekend helped them.  See more See image

Fair Go Round a real winner
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 8th August 2018
IN 2011 Hockey Victoria partnered with the Victoria Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission with the aim to increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity and to promote a safe, supporting and inclusive environment in hockey.

Last weekend was the eighth Fair Go Round, and members and supporters of Southern United Hockey Club were part of the celebration.  See more… See image

Southern United pair in national program
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 1st August 2018

THE Hockey Australia announcement of the Australian Junior Squad for 2018 was met with excitement by Southern United Hockey Club after two of its players were selected.  The national junior squads are chosen on the basis of identifying athletes capable of progressing to the senior program as future Kookaburras and Hockeyroos.  The junior program provides training and competition opportunities for the players, as well as targeted development through their daily training environment. See more See image

Juniors return with impressive results
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 25th July 2018

JUNIOR hockey resumed on the weekend with the Southern United junior teams having great success. The Under 16 girls played WestVic Hockey, a regional team based in Ballarat, at the State Netball and Hockey Centre and won 4-0 win with Molly O’Neill scoring two of the goals. The other Under 16 teams also had a great round of hockey with three of the mixed teams recording wins. The Under 16 mixed shield played a tough game at Footscray to finish with two goals to none, with Davin Walker scoring twice, to stay on top of the ladder. The Under 16 pennant team remained undefeated after taking the points in a 1-0 win over second-on-the-ladder Knox, Hannes de Beer scoring one goal.  The Under 16 red team pulled out all stops to beat Mornington 3-1 with Mathew Hayes scoring twice and Sington Chan once.  See more See image

Southern United players are busy with rep duties
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 18th July 2018

SEVEN Southern United players were part of Victorian teams at the under-21 Australian Championships in Sydney over the school holidays. The Victorian men put up a strong performance, making the gold medal match. At the end of regular time the score was 1-1, with Southern’s Nathan Ephraums scoring Victoria’s goal. A penalty shootout followed and two goals for Victoria — from Nathan and Southern’s Josh Mulder — were not enough, Victoria going down to Tasmania 3-2. Read more  See image 

String of United players earn state selection
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 4th July 2018

WITH the start of school and university holidays, junior club hockey has a two-week hiatus after the weekend’s games. Representative hockey takes over — and seven Southern United players head off to the Australian Under 21 Championships. Read more  See image 

United’s premier teams in the top four
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 27th June 2018

THE stage was set for a big weekend of hockey with Southern United teams taking on MCC. The Southern teams went in well placed, with the women’s Premier League team fourth while MCC was ninth. It was an inverse situation for the men, with MCC third and Southern sixth.  Read more  See image 

United’s flying start
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 20th June 2018

Swag of Southern teams in finals running at halfway mark of the season.
THE 2018 hockey season has passed the halfway point and the Southern United teams are looking strong.In Premier League, the highest level of hockey in the state, both the women’s and men’s team are in the top eight, with the women positioned third and the men sixth following successful games against Melbourne University on the weekend.The skill of the Southern team was too much for third o the ladder Melbourne University, with Southern taking the points 3-2, young Craig Marais scoring twice. Read more…. See image

Slashing wins for United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 6th June 2018
SOUTHERN United Hockey Club celebrated life member and legends day with large numbers at Farm Rd for the Premier League clashes with Footscray Hockey Club. The Under 12 girls were the lead-up game to the top teams on Saturday.  The A team maintained its unbeaten record for the year with a 2-0 win over Footscray, with Courtney Male and India-Rose Ioannau slipping in for a goal apiece. The legends day week started with the Premier League teams joining the Under 10 and Under 12 players for a joint training session at the club on Thursday night
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Good Results for United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 30th May 2018

IT was a big weekend of hockey at Southern United’s home ground at Farm Rd, starting with four games on Friday night. The Under 16 teams have started the season with great promise. The mixed shield and pennant teams played in top-of the-ladder clashes against Waverley and Knox.
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Juniors making their mark at United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 23rd May 2018
SOUTHERN United’s Premier League teams travelled to Altona for Round 6 and split the spoils, with the women winning 3-2 and the men losing 5-4.
The United women were in a strong position going in to the match, with four wins giving them fifth place on the ladder. 
Hockey is a challenging game, and nothing is a sure thing, as Southern found against the 11th-placed Altona. At half time the hosts led 2-0 and an upset was in the works.  Southern rallied with three goals, scored by Tamsin Nelson, Emily Hamilton Smith and Olivia Finlayson, including a goal after the final whistle. See image   See more …

Wins and Vic honours for United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 16th May 2018
THE winter weather set in for junior hockey last Friday night.
But the cold weather did not deter the Southern United players, who had a clean sweep at the home matches at Farm Rd. The Under 14 and 16 mixed A teams proved …… See more  See Image

United hammers Hawks
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 9th May  2018
SOUTHERN United’s Premier League teams tackled hockey powerhouse Hawthorn at home on the weekend, and the men had an outstanding victory.
A robust match had a 2-1 scoreline at half time.  But Southern took hold of the Hawks in the second half, winning 7-3.
Matt l’Hullier scored two goals and the rest came from the youngsters — Craig Marais, Mackenzie Thompson, Josh Mulder, Nathan Ephraums and Alistair Hart. See more… See Image

Southern’s new breed
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 2nd May  2018
THE junior hockey season started on the weekend with 18 Southern United junior teams hitting the pitch, and 40 junior players playing their first game of club hockey, children ranging in age from 8 to 18.
The Under 10 teams, looking bright and shiny in their new uniforms, showed off their hard work in training and their new skills over the last weeks in their games against Waverley.  See more… See image

Premier Women show a tonne of tenacity 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 25th April 2018
IT was a big weekend of hockey at Southern United’s pitch at Farm Rd, Cheltenham with the Premier League teams playing at home on Saturday, followed by a mix of senior sides on Sunday.
The Premier League men took the three points in a strong 5-0 win, with Matt l’Hullier scoring three from penalty corners and Ben van Workrem nailing two spectacular field goals.  See more… See image

Rousing win for Southern United women
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 18th April 2018
THE 2018 hockey season for the state’s Premier League competition started on the weekend with the Southern United teams playing at home at Farm Rd, Cheltenham against Waverley.
With the Commonwealth Games in full flight, … Read more See Image

Youthful United has 4-0 Victory
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 11th April 2018
THE 2018 hockey season for the state’s Premier League competition started on the weekend with the Southern United teams playing at home at Farm Rd, Cheltenham against Waverley.
With the Commonwealth Games in full flight, the inspiration of the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos was front of mind for all players.
The United women’s Premier League team, with nine players under the age of 18, including 13-year-old Josie Lawton and 14-year-old Emilia Downes, let the young players show their style in the 4-0 win over Waverley. … Read more See image

United players to wear Vic colours
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 7th March 2018
WITH the start of the outdoor season five weeks away, Southern United Hockey Club is in full swing.
The weekend saw the Farm Rd, Cheltenham pitch used to capacity with six practice matches on Saturday, followed by hockey academy, two more practice matches and the season kickoff party on Sunday.
Hockey Victoria announced the selections for the Victorian Under 15 team to compete at the Australian championships at Wollongong in April with 10 Southern United players tapped. … more See image

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