In the news 2016

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United Produces string of Vic Picks
Moorabbin Kingston Leader  7 Dec 2016
Southern United Hockey players feature in the Victorian teams selected to play in the Australian Indoor Championships in Wollongong in January. Joshua Ephraums has been chosen in the open men’s team. Josh has had a great 2016  see image


Southern United girls claim u15 Indoor title 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 9 Nov 2016
Over the weekend the Junior Indoor Hockey Championships were held with the under 15 teams compating at Monash University. The under 15 girls team from Southern United joined with four girls from Mentone Hockey club to create a star studded team, with every player having represented Victoria.  see image


United Juniors shine at U13 state indoor titles 
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 26 Oct 2016
There was a strong Southern United flavour to the Under 13 Indor Hockey State Championships at Monash University in Clayton. The United juniors, many of whom had just returnedfrom the Australian outdoor championships in Perth, took to the indoor court with gusto.  See image


Vic Honours and national success
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 12 Oct 2016
While the winter hockey season is well and truly over, hockey is still very much a happening thing at Southern united. Fifteen United players represented Victoria over the school Holidays. See image


Flags for Souther United teams
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 21 Sep 2016
The last week of the winter hockey season had seven senior Southern United teams in grand finals. And even before they started the southerners were assured of one flag with the club putting up both teams in the women’s metro B decider.  See image 


Back to Back titles for Southern United’s Under 12 Mixed Shield Team
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 14 Sep 2016
Grand final weekend for juniors saw Southern United with four teams in finals. The under 12 mixed shield team had won the coveted shield the previous year for the first time ever. Could it do it again?..See image 


Senior United sides post finals victories
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 7 Sep 2016
A big finals weekend of hockey at Farm Rd on Saturday saw all senior Southern United teams post citories. The Pennant A men’s team finished as minor premiers and continued that good form with an exciting 4-2 win .See image 


Juniors blood of the club
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 31 Aug 2016
SOUTHERN United has had another stellar year in the junior section with more players making representative and state sides than ever before. A big part of the success is due to the hockey academy, the skills clinics and other coaching programs that…read more…


Seven United junior teams in finals action
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 24 Aug 2016
THE home-and-away season ended for junior hockey on the weekend, with three Southern United teams taking the minor premiership and another four also preparing for the finals. The Under 16 Mixed Shield team, coached by Premier League coach Jesse…read more…


Strikers top MCC in Premier clash
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 17 Aug 2016
SOUTHERN United’s Premier League teams travelled to the city on Saturday to play their MCC counterparts who were sitting ahead of them of the table. The men’s game was up first and after a credible three-all draw with finalsbound Powerhouse St Kilda…See image


Goalies lead the way
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 10 Aug 2016
SOUTHERN United players have again had a great year with 33 of them under age 21 selected to play for Victoria. And for the second year in a row five goalkeepers from the club have been tapped for the Vics. The impact of the exciting goalie program…read more…


Reunion the highlight of a big weekend
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 27 Jul 2016
IT was a big weekend for Southern United with the celebration of Legend’s Day on Saturday including a lunch to thank the many life members. Guests included councillors Ron Brownlees and Geoff Gledhill and Hockey Victoria CEO Andrew Skillern. There was… read more


United players nearly claim gold with Sharks
Moorabbin Kingston Leader, 20 Jul 2016
THE Hockey Victoria Junior State Championships were held the first week of the school holidays, with 56 teams from around the state competing at Under 13, 15 and 17 level. The Southern Metro Sharks, the region covering from Brighton to Berwick and…read more…


Southern gives Hawthorn a scare
Moorabbin Kingston Leader  13 Jul 2016
THE Southern United men’s Premier League team went into its game against a second-placed Hawthorn side severely under strength with four players on state duties and another away on his honeymoon. Last time the teams met Hawthorn dominated but this…read more…


Cairns calls for Josie
Berwick Leader 6 Jun 2016
SHE’S only 11 so we shouldn’t be calling Josie Lawton a veteran. But she is certainly the seasoned hand of the School Sport Victoria 12 years and under hockey team to play in the national championships in Cairns from July 31. It’s the third…read more…


United juniors at top of their game
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 29 Jun 2016
THE 2016 winter hockey season is now just past the halfway mark and the Southern United teams are performing well. In the juniors mixed A grade competitions on the weekend, three United teams hit the top of the ladder. The Under 16 A team played Kew…read more…


United juniors handle rainy, cold conditions
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 8 Jun 2016
HOCKEY is a winter sport, and the weekend weather reminded everyone of that. The Southern United juniors seemed to relish the wet, with 10 junior teams coming out on top. It was a busy night at Brighton Secondary and Farm Rd with Southern juniors…read more…


Mixed results for United at Footscray
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 1 Jun 2016
SOUTHERN United’s men’s and women’s teams travelled to Footscray on Saturday and had contrasting results. The women’s game was first and Southern was confident of giving a good account of itself after upsetting Essendon the week before. The…read more…


Host of Southern juniors get state nod
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 25 May 2016
THE hockey season is now in full swing with Southern United juniors having a strong start to the season in both club games and representative hockey. The Under 12 School Sports Victoria Hockey teams have been selected with Southern United players…read more…


Bad break for Southern star
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 18 May 2016
SOUTHERN United was left asking ‘what if’ after squandering numerous chances in its 3-1 loss to MCC in Premier League on Saturday. Without star player Matt L’Hullier (injured), Southern got off to a slow start and were done 2-0 at half time. After…read more…


Short-handed Strikers post win
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 20 Apr 2016
DESPITE having seven players out due to injury, state commitments or overseas travel Southern United claimed its first win of the men’s Premier League season, defeating Melbourne University. The match got off to a fast start with SUHC creating…read more…


United Juniors Step Up
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 13 Apr 2016


Southern United Hockey Club’s homegrown players show the way
Moorabbin Kingston Leader Online 13 April 2016
Southern United has reached premier league ranks with a bunch of players which came out of the juniors program read more…


Draw for Lady Strikers
Moorabbin Kingston Leader 6 Apr 2016
AFTER significant hard work over the summer, the ladies and men’s teams of Southern United Hockey Club were ready to start the 2016 Premier League Season. It’s the first time Southern United has had both men and women representing the club in the…read more…


Mates are eyeing up a nationals win
Mornington Peninsula Leader15 Mar 2016
GOOD friends Emily Hamilton-Smith and Jayde Morris can laugh about it now. But at the time it was intense. The girls were in the thick of the action when the Under 13 National Indoor Hockey Championships in Wollongong reached a nerve-racking…read more…


Pre-season training for juniors, seniors in full swing at Southern United
Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader 2 Mar 2016
WHILE hockey is traditionally thought of as a winter sport, the Kingston Heath Reserve pitch of Southern United Hockey Club is a busy place with summer hockey just finished and pre-season now in fully swing. Training has started for all sections with…read more…


United players claim medals at indoor championships
 Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader 17 Feb 2016
SOUTHERN United players have had a busy January, with six taking part in the Australian Indoor Hockey Championships in the Festival of Hockey at Wollongong. For the first time the Australian Indoor Championships were held in the one location for all…read more…