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Southern shield teams just as good indoors
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 16 Dec 2015
THE Southern United hockey players continue to be busy in the off-season. The indoor hockey season finished on the weekend with the United Under 15 Shield team taking out the premiership, after eight wins and one draw. The strength of the Southern…read more…


Older players enjoy new Grand Masters six-a-side
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader 9 Dec 2015
SENIOR hockey players are taking to the fields to stay fit and active. Seven teams made up of older players from across Melbourne recently played out the inaugural Grand Masters six-a-side tournament at Kingston Heath Reserve. With age restrictions…read more…


Masters put on a grand show at Southern United
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 25 Nov 2015
WHILE the younger players are continuing to play hockey, last weekend was a clear reminder that the sport is not just for the young. At Farm Rd, Cheltenham, Southern United hosted a “Grand Masters” tournament. The veterans tournament was open to men…read more…


United honours players, volunteers
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 4 Nov 2015

SOUTHERN United recently held its senior presentation night to celebrate a great year of hockey. The night gave a chance to award not only the players and successful teams, but also the volunteers that allow the club to run so smoothly. Mark…read more…


Amy gets ball rolling on her dreams
Berwick Leader 26 Oct 2015
AMY Lawton’s dream is to play for Australia in not one sport but two, just like her hero Ellyse Perry. She admits it’s a lot for anyone to achieve but given her meteoric rise on the hockey field, she could be already halfway to her goal. The Emerald…read more…


United players on the go
Moorabbin Kingston Leader, 21 Oct 2015
HOCKEY is traditionally a winter sport, but Southern United players continue to be busy as we move towards the summer months. With summer hockey now in full swing at Farm Rd, Cheltenham, there is plenty on offer. The younger players are playing in a…read more…


Three Strikers part of winning Victorian team

Moorabbin Kingston Leader 7 Oct 2015
ALTHOUGH the winter season is complete, life continues to be busy for many Southern United hockey players. In the past two weeks nine Southern United under 13s have been competing in Australian championships, in Darwin for the boys and Sydney for the…read more…


Southern sides claim Metro premierships
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 23 Sep 2015
THE weekend of senior grand finals brought premiership flags for Southern United. The club had five teams in finals — four of the five sides teams and one men’s lineup. The women’s Vic League 1 and reserves teams had already gained promotion to…read more…


Four flags for Strikers
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 9 Sep 2015
SOUTHERN United Hockey Club’s junior section had a weekend to remember. With teams competing in all shield competitions, five through to semi-finals and four through to the grand final, it had already been a good year for United. The Under 12 Girls…read more…


United players in elite squads
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 2 Sep 2015
HOCKEY Victoria has announced the selections for the Emerging Vikings and Vipers program for 2015-16 and Southern United feature in it. The program is aimed at elite athletes in the under-18 and under-21 age groups, pushing players towards high level…read more…


Southern United teams advance to grand finals
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 2 Sep 2015
SIX Southern United juniors teams will play in grand finals next week, and four senior sides will do the same in two weeks as the hockey club strives for season honours. Of the juniors, four teams are playing in the coveted A grade junior competition:…read more…


Five sides are minor premiers
Moorabbin Kingston Leader  26 Aug 2015
THE weekend brought the last of the home-and-away games for the winter season for senior and juniors. Southern United finished the season with five teams as minor premiers. The women’s Vic League 1 team finished on a high after last week’s…read more…


Promotion for Southern women
Moorabbin Kingston Leader   19 Aug 2015
THE Southern United Hockey Club women have secured promotion to the Premier League for 2016 with the Vic League 1 team defeating Powerhouse/St Kilda on the weekend. The women’s firsts had a crushing 6-1 win over the Powerhouse, which had been…read more…


Promotion closer for Southern’s women’s side
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 12 Aug 2015
IT was a great weekend of hockey for the Southern United Hockey Club’s ladies teams. In a race for top of the ladder, and more importantly promotion to the elite women’s Premier League, the Southern Vic League 1 team, first, faced Yarra Valley,…read more…


Dozen young Strikers named in Vic teams
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 5 Aug 2015
HOCKEY Victoria has announced the Under 13 and Under 14 state teams and Southern United has an even dozen players representing the club. Will Carruthers, Billy Hanrahan, Craig Marais, Rylan Pease, Christian van der Merwe and Davin Walker will head to…read more…


Draw for Southern’s top side

Moorabbin Kingston Leader, 29 Jul 2015
IT was a big weekend of hockey for Southern United, with live streaming of the Men’s Premier League and Women’s Vic League 1 matches. The men played Doncaster in a hard-fought battle which resulted in a two-all draw with specialist drag flicker Matt…read more…


Southern Under 12 girls side unbeaten
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 22 Jul 2015
JUNIOR hockey resumed after a break for the school holidays and 20 Southern United teams took to the park on Friday night and Saturday morning. With 22 junior sides, the pitches at Farm Rd, Cheltenham and Brighton Secondary College are busy. The…read more…


Numerous Strikers named in rep teams

Moorabbin Kingston Leader 15 Jul 2015
IT was a quieter week in hockey, with the juniors continuing their holiday break and Premier League teams having a spell while the Under 21 Australian Championships took place. Southern United players Edward Arnold and Joshua Ephraums were selected to…read more…


Strikers busy at state junior championships
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 8 Jul 2015
WHILE junior club hockey is on sabbatical for the holidays, the players representing the Southern Metro Sharks in the Junior State Championships had a busy week with seven games of hockey over four days at Footscray Hockey Club and the State Netball…read more…


Goals in sight for Ashley
Bayside Leader 2 Jun 2015
MOST people would dive out of the way of a 100km/h hockey ball, but Ashley Bingle puts his body on the line with every blocked shot. That intensity is the reason the Sandringham teenager was recently recognised as an “Emerging International Athlete”…read more…


Nathan scores spot in top program
Dandenong Leader
1 Jun 2015
KEYSBOROUGH’S Nathan Ephraums wants to become a Kookaburra – and Hockey Australia has an eye on him. The talented teenager, who turns 16 next week, was selected in the 30- strong National Futures group after impressing at the under- 18 national…read more…


Southern goalie in top form
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 22 Apr 2015

SOUTHERN United Hockey Club young goalie Alice Arnold played a starring role in the Victorian Under 18 women’s team’s silver medal performance at the Australian championships in Adelaide. Already this year, Alice has snared a silver medal in both the…read more…


Vics tab Southern players

Moorabbin Kingston Leader 4 Mar 2015
SEVENTEEN Southern United Hockey Club players have been named in Under 15 and Under 18 Victorian teams for the Australian Championships in April. The Under 18 men’s first team included four Southern players: Ashley Bingle, Nathan Ephraums, Josh Mulder…read more…


Southern players part of numerous Victorian teams
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 21 Jan 2015
SOUTHERN United Hockey Club players fuelled Victoria’s title-winning performances at the Under 15 and Under 18 Australian Indoor championships at Monash University, Clayton. The Victorian Under 15 boys and Under 18s boys won national titles and both…read more…


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