The Altona Hockey Club is currently administered by a board of management consisting of 10 volunteers.

Each of our board members is responsible for key areas of hockey operations both on and off the field, and currently the AHC Board is supported by an official junior sub-committee and revenue sub-committee.

Please support the board members in their efforts, any contribution you can make will be welcome.

If you are interested in helping at board or sub-committee level, or on a casual volunteer basis, please contact a board member or email your details to

David Burns

David Burns


I started playing hockey in the Under 10’s in the mid 1970s. Since 1990, I’ve been a consistent and active member of the Altona Hockey Club and have been involved in many aspects of club life including player, coach, team manager, committee member and board member. My partner Tianie and our two children, Mitchell and Cooper are also playing members at Altona. The club has made a significant contribution to my life and my family, and I want to make sure that many more generations of families are able to benefit from an involvement in the Altona Hockey Club just as I have.

Contact Dave at chairman (at)

Stephen Ritchie


I followed my family into hockey and played my first game when I was 8 years old. Moving to Melbourne from country Victoria, I joined Altona in 2001. I was welcomed into the Altona community and have relished the last decade, having had the opportunity to play top level hockey with a group that have become great friends.
Recently, playing has taken a back seat and I have started to explore some of the other aspects of hockey such as coaching, video analysis, management and administration. Joining the AHC Board provides me an opportunity to give back to some of the people that have made my time at Altona such a wonderful experience.

Contact Steve at ritch04 (at)

Tracey Drake

Tracey Drake


Hockey has been a part of my life for longer than I can remember. My family was always involved in playing, coaching, umpiring and club administration, so I naturally followed in their footsteps. As a player I’ve competed at state and national levels and enjoyed many years in Altona’s top women’s side. Now I’m more actively involved in coaching our current Premier League squad and keeping the club’s finances in good shape. I’ve been an active AHC board member since 2005 and a director of Hockey Victoria since 2010.

Contact Tracey at tracey.drake (at)

Kerrie Myyrylainen

Kerrie Myyrylainen

Secretary & Sponsorship

I came to the Altona Hockey Club about 5 years ago when my eldest son, Thomas, started playing in Under 9s. In that time, my 2nd son, Nicholas has also joined the Club in Juniors. Since coming to the club, I have taken on the role of Team Manager for both of their teams and since 2012, have also taken on the Board role of Secretary and Sponsorships. I find the Club welcoming and very family friendly. A great place to be around.

Contact Kerrie at kerrie.myyrylainen (at)

Ian Bartlett

General Operations

I started playing hockey in Under 10’s. My parents and sister also played hockey and were involved in club administration and coaching throughout my Junior years. Hockey was a family affair.
I have been fortunate to play at top club level since the age of 15 and was privileged to play in both the Altona State League 1 Men’s Premiership teams of 94 & 96 as well as being a state rep.I am passionate about the club and have worn many hats over the years as a coach, manager, club administrator and board member.

Contact Ian at ianbartlett (at)

Merryn Brennan

Merryn Brennan

Senior Operations

I have been involved in hockey at Altona for over 30 years. Firstly as a player where I was lucky enough to play in the top grade and then as a coach, working with both juniors and seniors. I now have two children playing at the club and find it a great place for them to spend time.

Contact Merryn at merrynbrennan (at)

Angela Baugh

Angela Baugh


I became involved with The Altona Hockey club in around 2008 when we were on the look out for a new sport for my three children. From the begining the club were very welcoming and encouraging even though being older kids they were total beginners to the sport. They have now progressed quite significantly and have also taken on umpiring and some coaching within the local primary school Hockey.During that time I have taken on a few minor roles within the club but felt it was time to put a little more into helping with the overall planning and development, hence my recent interest in becoming a member of the Board. I am looking forward to the future at a very forward thinking and exciting club.

Contact Angela at angelam.baugh (at)

Alex Tyrrell

Alex Tyrrell

Media & Communications

I began playing hockey at the Altona Hockey Club as a 14 year-old after enjoying hockey at school and over the past 15 years at the AHC being involved as a player, coach and looking after the social media, newsletter and website. I have loved the opportunities that the AHC offers while maintaining such a strong friendly and family atmosphere. Joining the board is a chance for me to give back, while ensuring a strong future.

Contact Alex: alatyrrell (at)