The Altona Hockey Club is currently administered by a board of management consisting of 9 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, you can view the organisational structure here.

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

Stephen Ritchie

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.

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Alex Tyrrell

Alex Tyrrell


I began playing hockey at the Altona Hockey Club as a 14 year-old after enjoying hockey at school and have now been involved for more than 15 years as a player, coach and volunteer. I have loved the opportunities that the AHC has offered me on and off the field while maintaining such a strong friendly and family atmosphere. Being a member of the board is a chance for me to give back, while ensuring a strong future for the club.

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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.

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Megan Newton

Secretary & Sponsorship

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Taylah Brennan

I began playing hockey when I was 4 years old in the Minkey Program and with over 20 years involvement at the Altona Hockey Club as a playing member I am proud to be a part of such a family orientated environment.

I have played in various teams from juniors through to premier league, both in the net and on the field, but my true love for the club comes with my passion to coach our up and coming goalkeepers and to organise the clubs social calendar. I look forward to being able to give back to the wider AHC Community in the best way that I can.

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Justine Cooke

Junior Representative

I found hockey through my father who was a Tennis Coach. During my primary school years he was a coach at a Tennis and Hockey Club in Germany. I preferred playing hockey with friends compared to playing tennis on my own. My brother (Jeremy) and sister (Rachel) also chose to play hockey. Both Myself and my brother played for Australia. My sister was selected for the all star team in America (playing for Maryland University).

My family was always involved in some type of sport, and I enjoy leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. As a player I competed for many years at state level and was selected to play for Australia as well as enjoyed many years in Altona’s top women’s side. Now my time is spent looking after my two kids. I currently work in a governance team and would like to help ensure the Altona Hockey Club not only exhibits sporting excellence on the ground but also fosters a positive environment for all parts of the local community.

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Nicola Langdon

Sponsorship, Fundraising & Events

I joined Altona hockey club back in 2010 when my husband Toby and I moved across from England. Thanks to AHC I have been able to continue playing a sport I love and build a great network of friends. By joining the board, I am hoping to contribute and help out in the planning for the future of Altona hockey club.

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Peter Dolenc

Benn Henderson