Southern United Weekly Wrap 17th September 2017

Welcome to the Southern United Weekly Wrap.

Catch up on the happening and results of the weeks games, as well as what's happening at the club.

Please, if you have photos of your games, or news of the games, please let us know, send details to


Well the season is over, well not quite. The women's masters team plays in their grand final on Wednesday night at H-1 against MCC at 8pm. Please come and support them.

Four grand finals for our senior teams, one premiership. Great work ladies.

International Festival of Hockey

Tickets are now on sale for the International Festival of Hockey.  A great opportunity to see international hockey in our own city. When buying tickets, please use SOUTHERNUNITED as the offer code to enable the club rebate program. Tickets can be purchased here.


Senior Presentation Night & 10 Year Anniversary

The senior presentation night and celebration of Southern becoming a united club takes place on at Woodlands Golf Club. Don't miss out, organize yourself and your table,  tickets can be purchased via

As the celebration of 10 years of the Southern United club we would love people to share some old photos. These photos can be uploaded to dropbox here.


Social Hockey

Hockey Victoria have developed two brand new versions of hockey – J-Ball and Hockey Sixers – which are played on small fields (43m x 22m), with modified rules to suit anyone, whether a seasoned player or a beginner.
The first ever season of J-Ball and Hockey Sixers will start on Wednesday 11th October at Farm Rd.  At this stage, the J-Ball will only be offered to senior players, while Hockey Sixers will be offered for both juniors and seniors. The junior matches will start at 5.15pm in the evening with the season running over 8 weeks only and finishing in mid December. If you would like us to find you  a team in juniors or mixed age hockey please fill in the form at

We would encourage you to get a team together. The mixed age or open age is a great way to stay fit over the summer, and in particular we would encourage parents of our junior players who have never played hockey to give J-Ball a go. This is a fun and safe version of the game, with all equipment provided by Hockey Victoria. All you need is a team, a pair of runners and comfortable clothes.
More information can be found on or
If you have any questions, please email Hockey Victoria on or for club related questions.

Men's Grand Finals

Pennant D, E, F, Metro A and B together with Premier League and reserves made finals. A great year for the men's section.  Three teams in grand finals - Pennant D, F and Metro A. Despite some great work from the teams and supporters sadly no flag.

Pennant D had the rough draw, at Footscray, where Essendon had all their teams playing. The Essendon team had been clearly on top of the ladder all year, and showed that strength in the grand final. The team of pennant D has had the support of Dylan and Packo all year guiding them all along.  With the addition of Rob and Andrew through the year, the team gained strength, but just not enough. 

Men's Pennant F finished the season as minor premiers. Powerhouse pulled out all stops in the latter part of the year and took the lead in the final, with our guys coming away as runners up.

Men's Metro A were beaten 4-2 by Doncaster in the qualifying final, to finish the normal time 2 all against them in the grand final was an awesome achievement. The penalty shoot out was not for our boys, and the finished as runners up, after finishing second on the ladder.

Three of the players in the men's grand final teams had played in juniors this year: Jacques Carstens in Metro A was also the goalie in Under 14 mixed shield, Rylan Pease in Pennant D also the goalie in Under 16 mixed shield. Both had played in grand finals the week before for their junior team. Zach Abaniel in Pennant F played in Under 16 mixed pennant.

Women's Metro A - Premiers

The group of ladies in women's metro A have a reputation for taking in and caring for the junior girls, and this they did again this year.  With Hope, Molly and Anna from the under 14 girls team, together with Ella, Steph, Amelia and Nicola who are that bit older, and of course Sammie, the 'more mature' ladies have helped these younger girls, while the younger girls have provided stronger and faster legs for the team.

Great work ladies, Premiers.

A special mention to Sammie Chew. Sammie has played in our women's premier league reserves team, as well as the under 18 mixed team as a field player. During the year when a goalie was required for women's metro A, Sammie stepped in to the goalie kit and played double up goalie for the remainder of the year. Her work has paid off, two premiership medals for the year - Under 18s - on field, and Women's Metro A - in goals.

Junior Presentation Night

A very successful presentation night for the under 12, 14, 16 and 18 on Friday night. Great to see such a big turn out. Thanks to best and fairest presenters: Ken Walker, Phoebe Willcock, Mark Gardiner, Tamsin Nelson, Cameron Hunter and Suzie Styles.

Best and Fairest for each age group was awarded, as well as Best Team Player and Coach's award for each team. Players who had represented the state as well as those representing Southern Metro Sharks were also acknowledged. For those finishing the formal junior hockey, were presented with a graduation award of an engraved pen.

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