In the news 2014

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Southern United sets the pace with indoor performances and representative honours The Leader Online 17 Dec
THE indoor hockey season is drawing to a close with Southern United teams performing well.The Southern men’s team, playing in Hockey Victoria Super League, the top grade of indoor hockey in Victoria, will face Hawthorn in the grand final on Saturday.


No off-season for Strikers The Leader 3rd December

LIFE continues to be busy for Southern United players during the hockey off-season. United is well represented in the Victorian indoor hockey teams selected for the Australian championships to be held in January at Monash University. Joshua Ephraums…read more…


Life membership for Finlayson The Leader 12th November 
DAVID Finlayson was made a life member of Southern United Hockey Club at its presentation night last month. Finlayson joined the Moorabbin Hockey Club in 1974 as a junior, and has played over 400 games with the club. As an administrator of the club,…read more…


Medals for Southern United players at national tourneys 22nd Oct
THERE’S been no rest for the players at Southern United Hockey Club, even though the winter season finished a month ago. Several have been in action at the Under 13 Australian Championships. The girls’ titles were in Brisbane and the boys in…read more…


Four flags flying at Southern The Leader 24 September
SOUTHERN United Hockey Club has four flags to fly after a memorable grand final week. A huge win by the Women’s Vic League 1 team against Kew on Sunday morning was the pinnacle, capping off a great season for the Southern United women’s…read more…


Southern’s senior sides, Masters to play in deciders 17 September
FINALS fever has reached fever pitch for Southern United Hockey Club, with four senior teams playing in preliminary finals over the weekend and all progressing to grand finals. The Women’s Vic League 1 team, after a slow start to the…read more…


Southern named top junior girls club The Leader 10th September

PREMIERSHIP success and a prestigious award – it was a big week for Southern United Hockey Club. Southern United had seven junior teams in grand finals over the weekend, winning two flags. The club also was awarded the Sue Honslow Cup for the junior…read more…


Seven Southern junior sides in grand finals The Leader 3rd September

SEVEN junior sides at Southern United Hockey Club have won through to grand finals after a weekend of finals success. The club had 11 of the 14 Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 teams in semi-finals. Southern United’s masters teams also had success,…read more…


Finals next for junior sides August 27th  

THE final round of junior home-and-away matches for Southern United Hockey Club finished on a high on Saturday with 11 junior teams qualifying for the finals. Four of the A grade teams qualified for finals — two mixed and two girls — while all Under…read more…


Southern United Hockey Clubs Big Weekend August 20th 

IT was a huge weekend of hockey for Southern United with some impressive games and results at Farm Rd, Cheltenham.
It started with a junior matches on Friday night where the younger players enjoyed watching the skill and teamwork of the Under 14 and 16 A teams. Read More..


Gold medals for Southern juniors – The Leader August 13th 

THREE Southern United Hockey Club junior players have helped Victoria’s Under 12 team claim gold in the School Sports Australia Championships in Tasmania. Will Carruthers, Billy Hanrahan and Craig Marais were part of the Victorian team, which was… read more…


State junior teams loaded with Southern United players -The Leader August 6th 

MORE Southern United Hockey Club juniors have been selected in Victorian state teams. Alistair Hart and Brad Marais were selected in the Under 14 Victorian team after playing in the Under 15 team earlier in the year. Will Carruthers, Billy Hanrahan…read more…


Four United players in Vic junior teams –  The Leader July 30th

SOUTHERN United Hockey Club players Craig Marais, Carlin Walker, Olivia Carruthers and Amy Lawton have been selected in Victorian junior sides to contest the national championships in October. Marais and Walker have been named in the Under 13 boys…read more…


Southern’s top women’s sides win – The Leader July 23

SOUTHERN United Hockey Club’s women’s sides enjoyed a successful weekend. Southern’s Women’s Vic League 1 and reserves sides both defeated the Bendigobased Central Victoria Blazers. The reserves, premiers from last year, are leading the table, five…read more…


United players have big hand in Sharks success – The Leader July 16

THE Hockey Victoria Junior State Championships were held over the school holidays and Southern United Hockey Club players shone on the big stage. The Cheltenham club had 45 players represent the Southern Metropolitan Sharks. The Under 15…read more…


Veteran Walker in winning Aussie team – The Leader June 25

SOUTHERN United Hockey Club stalwart Ken Walker was part of the gold-medal winning Australia over 75s team at the Grand Masters World Cup in The Hague last week. Walker, 75, has been playing hockey for more than 60 years. Meanwhile, Southern United…read more… 


Super weekend for Southern Women’s teams The Leader June 18

SOUTHERN United Hockey Club’s female players were in cracking form on the weekend. There were boilover wins, breakthrough victories and eye-popping performances. On Friday night, the Under 16 girls A team upset top-of-the-ladder and undefeated Altona…read more…


L’Hullier in Vikings Squad  The Leader June 4th 2014

FORMER New Zealand Black Stick Matt L’Huillier slotted all four of Southern United’s goals in its stirring 4-2 win over arch rivals Mentone in their Men’s Premier League clash last week. After the game, L’Huillier was named in the Victorian Vikings…read more…


Southern juniors put on a show The Leader May 28th

Southern United Hockey Club’s Under 14 side boasts power and class. And it showed last week. Southern’s star-studded line-up dispatched top-of the-ladder Essendon 5-2 at the State Netball and Hockey Centre. The goals were shared…read more…

Nicola scores spot in squad The Leader May 28th 2014

NICOLA Brooks has had a hockey stick in her hand since she was four, and now she’s beating boys with it. The 12-year-old recently made the School Sport Victoria Under-12 team for a second straight year. The Moorabbin girl puts the success down to her…read more…


Sweep for Southern United Junior – The Leader May 21st 2014

SOUTHERN United’s junior A grade teams all notched victories over the weekend. Charlie Williams had a day out for the Under 12 pennant team with five goals in the side’s 10-0 win over Waverley. The Under 12 A team trounced Toorak East Malvern 11-1 with…read more…


Vics target United – The Leader May 14 may 2014

UNDERLINING its strength in juniors, Southern United Hockey Club has produced six players for the School Sports Victoria 12 years and under teams to compete in the national titles in August. Josie Lawton, 10, has joined her sister Amy, 12, in the girls…read more… 


Southern players helping juniors learn the game – The Leader 14th May 2014

EIGHT of Southern United’s 18 junior teams are coached by former Southern players who have come through the ranks. Coaches and players had another busy weekend with games all over the map. The Under 14A team, under the guidance of past junior players…read more…


Undermanned Strikers still successful – The Leader 2nd April 2014

THEY’RE away. The hockey season for junior age groups started on March 23 with a round robin competition to determine which eight clubs in Victoria would be competing in the prestigious Shield competitions. The games took place around Melbourne and…read more…


Quartet helps Vics reach final – The Leader 30th April 2014
FOUR members of Southern United’s Under 16 team represented Victoria at last week’s Australian Under 15 Hockey Championships in Perth. Rahul Karri, Max Dalton, Nathan Ephrams, Josh Mulder and their Victorian teammates played seven gruelling games in…read more…


Bingle, Ephraums make Victorian team – 19th February 2014

SOUTHERN United Hockey Club’s representative rollcall gained two more names with the announcement of the Victorian Under 18 men’s hockey team last week. There were gongs for Josh Ephraums and Ashley Bingle for the national championships in Canberra in…read more…


Southern juniors on Vic teams – The Leader 12th Feb 2014

SOUTHERN United will be well represented at the Under 15 National championships in April. Eleven of the club’s best juniors have been selected to represent Victoria at the girls’ championships in Hobart and the boys’ championships in Rockingham,…read more…


Southern claims summer flags – The Leader 29th January 2014 

PRE-SEASON training has begun for Southern United Hockey Club’s seniors while the juniors hit the training track the week of February 17. There was plenty of hockey played over summer and three of Southern’s junior indoor teams — the Under 11s, U13s…read more…

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