Celebrating 90 Years of the Altona Hockey Club

Celebrating 90 Years of the Altona Hockey Club

Celebrating 90 Years of the Altona Hockey Club

15th May 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our 90th Anniversary Function on Saturday the 30th of April and the Premier League games during the day, including the Ric Purser Cup.

It was a great evening with so many returning members, a special thank you to our panellists, Heather Harley, Kris Doerner, Carmel Brennan, Brian Smith, Ross Schubach, Lisa MacFarlane, Peter Byrne, Morris Burgess, Frank Ranger and host Caleb Scanlon for sharing some incredible stories from the 1950’s right through the decades to today.

There were many highlights, including the stories of the challenges faced by the early women’s teams and how they were overcome to form the club we are today, and the opposition players having to wave down the passing train from the middle of the tracks just to get a ride home when we played at the Pines and the old Williamstown Racecourse.

Pictured are the Life Members who attended the event, each who have contributed so much to the history of our club.

Founded in 1932, the Altona Hockey Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2022.

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100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season, watch our Live Streamed Presentation Night.

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

In 2021, the Altona Hockey Club Board held multiple sessions through the year to outlay the 2021 – 2024 Strategy. See the outline of the the strategic priorities to take the club forward and grow.

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

5th May 2022

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

Taking just 140 games to reach the milestone, Goldy has been a leading goal scorer in the Premier League since cementing himself in the Premier League side, including many memorable goals (multiple even after the final whistle). Congratulations on the big milestone.

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AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers wanting to learn, build, or offer their professional skills to join our new member pathways project. This is an exciting part of our club strategy to encourage and better support our members to participate in all aspects of our sport.

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season, watch our Live Streamed Presentation Night.

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

In 2021, the Altona Hockey Club Board held multiple sessions through the year to outlay the 2021 – 2024 Strategy. See the outline of the the strategic priorities to take the club forward and grow.

Matt Barnett selected for Canada Men’s National Team

Matt Barnett selected for Canada Men’s National Team

Matt Barnett selected for Canada Men’s National Team

18th April, 2022

Congratulations to Matt Barnett who has been selected for his the Men’s Canadian International team! It is an incredible achievement for Matt who has been putting in the hard work for years to follow his dream, and great recognition.

In his first few games, Matt has netted a few goals, including one in the Bronze Medal Play-Off in the Pan Am Cup to help Canada secure the bronze.

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AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers wanting to learn, build, or offer their professional skills to join our new member pathways project. This is an exciting part of our club strategy to encourage and better support our members to participate in all aspects of our sport.

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

We have summer hockey back at the AHC from Wednesday December 8th! Mixed senior social hockey with all welcome including older junior players.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season, watch our Live Streamed Presentation Night.

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

In 2021, the Altona Hockey Club Board held multiple sessions through the year to outlay the 2021 – 2024 Strategy. See the outline of the the strategic priorities to take the club forward and grow.

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

In the middle of COVID Restrictions this was our first ever Premier League home game with no crowd, check out all of the highlights from two cracking Premier League games against TEM HC.

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

What an incredible day! We raised more than $1,300 towards WomenCan Fundraising and their Save the Box campaign.

Connar Otterbach and Cooper Burns Selected for the Burras U21 Australian Squad

Connar Otterbach and Cooper Burns Selected for the Burras U21 Australian Squad

Connar Otterbach and Cooper Burns Selected for the Burras U21 Australian Squad

28th March, 2022

A huge congratulations to Connar Otterbach and Cooper Burns who have both been selected in the Burras – Australia U21 Men’s – squad for 2022.

Head Coach Jay Stacy announced a 27 athlete squad for the Burras until the July U21 National Championships were the squads will be re-selected, this was narrowed down from 40 athletes initially selected in September 2021.

Both Cooper and Connar have been vying for National Selection over the past couple of years, attending National Junior camps as well as starring at National Championships.

It is fantastic reward for effort for both players from Altona and made all the more special by having each other there, the two have played together all through the junior ranks at both Altona and state level.

It is the first time Altona will have had multiple players in the same Australian U21 side since brothers Darren and Jason Duff in the 1990’s, with Jason going on to represent Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In more recent times both Danielle Schubach and Andrew Scanlon have represented Australia at U21 level for the Jillaroos and the Burras.

Throughout COVID both Cooper and Connar have continued training, including touring with multiple teams, and while we have missed seeing some of their development at Premier League level for Altona, both are set to take starring roles in the 2022 Men’s Premier League side as they look set for a big season.

Read the announcement and the full Burra and Jillaroos squad from Hockey Australia https://www.hockey.org.au/news/burras-and-jillaroos-squads-narrowed-down/

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AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers wanting to learn, build, or offer their professional skills to join our new member pathways project. This is an exciting part of our club strategy to encourage and better support our members to participate in all aspects of our sport.

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

We have summer hockey back at the AHC from Wednesday December 8th! Mixed senior social hockey with all welcome including older junior players.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season, watch our Live Streamed Presentation Night.

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

In 2021, the Altona Hockey Club Board held multiple sessions through the year to outlay the 2021 – 2024 Strategy. See the outline of the the strategic priorities to take the club forward and grow.

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

In the middle of COVID Restrictions this was our first ever Premier League home game with no crowd, check out all of the highlights from two cracking Premier League games against TEM HC.

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

What an incredible day! We raised more than $1,300 towards WomenCan Fundraising and their Save the Box campaign.

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

December 1, 2021

We have summer hockey back at the AHC from Wednesday December 8th!

Mixed senior social hockey with all welcome including older junior players. Just turn up on the night with a dark blue and white shirt at 6.45pm and the games will start at 7pm.

$5 per player, half pitch games, can’t wait to see you back at the AHC. Just make sure you check-in on arrival with the QR codes, and stay home if displaying any COVID symptoms.

We are also looking for volunteers and umpires (paid) if you can help at all for any of the nights with sorting the teams, umpiring, cooking a BBQ or being COVID marshall, please send us a message.

See more of the latest news:

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers wanting to learn, build, or offer their professional skills to join our new member pathways project. This is an exciting part of our club strategy to encourage and better support our members to participate in all aspects of our sport.

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

We have summer hockey back at the AHC from Wednesday December 8th! Mixed senior social hockey with all welcome including older junior players.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season, watch our Live Streamed Presentation Night.

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

In 2021, the Altona Hockey Club Board held multiple sessions through the year to outlay the 2021 – 2024 Strategy. See the outline of the the strategic priorities to take the club forward and grow.

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

In the middle of COVID Restrictions this was our first ever Premier League home game with no crowd, check out all of the highlights from two cracking Premier League games against TEM HC.

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

What an incredible day! We raised more than $1,300 towards WomenCan Fundraising and their Save the Box campaign.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season.

We weren’t able to be together in person due to the COVID restrictions, but we are able to host our first (and hopefully our last…) ever Live Streamed Presentation Night.

You can watch the full stream back below, thank you to everyone who took part, and congratulations to all of the award winners and the newly celebrated Life Members.

It was great to be able to have so many people tune in from all around the globe to reflect on the success of 2021.

The 2021 award winners:

Awards Winner Runner Up
WPL Danielle Schubach & Emma Aitken Josie Erbsland
WPLR Lani Wright Megan Newton, Beth Samson, Emily Wardeiner, Rheanna De Muri & Beth Samson
WPL Most Improved Rheanna De Muri  
MPL Ben Hooppell Mack Dolenc
MPLR Naish McDonald Zaige Porra
MPL Most Improved Harry Dolenc  
MPB Joel Downey Hamish Hudson
WPC Tristen Lee & Shannon Healand Jazz Smith, Jo McDonald & Albee Damnics
MPE Brian Melville Kane Ivory & Peter Weller
WM Fleur Berryman Rochelle Manu
MM Ian Bartlett Grant Cooke
2020 Tommy Thompson Sarah Haslam & Thomas Myyrylainen  
2021 Tommy Thompson Naish McDonald & Mitchell Burns  
Cyril Turner Ben Guy  
Altona Hockey Club Presentation Night

See more of the latest news:

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

AHC Strategic Project – Seeking Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers wanting to learn, build, or offer their professional skills to join our new member pathways project. This is an exciting part of our club strategy to encourage and better support our members to participate in all aspects of our sport.

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

100 Goal Milestone for Andrew Scanlon

This past weekend in the Ric Purser Cup against Doncaster, Andrew Scanlon, known affectionately as Goldy, became the 4th player in our history to reach the milestone of 100 Premier League goals behind Darren Duff, Daniel Dawson and Stephanie Young.

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

2021/22 Social Summer Hockey

We have summer hockey back at the AHC from Wednesday December 8th! Mixed senior social hockey with all welcome including older junior players.

2021 Senior Presentation Night

2021 Senior Presentation Night

Despite the 2021 season being cancelled, we decided to go ahead with counting the votes and awarding all 2021 awards based on the partially completed season, watch our Live Streamed Presentation Night.

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

AHC New Strategic Plan from 2021 – 24

In 2021, the Altona Hockey Club Board held multiple sessions through the year to outlay the 2021 – 2024 Strategy. See the outline of the the strategic priorities to take the club forward and grow.

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

In the middle of COVID Restrictions this was our first ever Premier League home game with no crowd, check out all of the highlights from two cracking Premier League games against TEM HC.

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

What an incredible day! We raised more than $1,300 towards WomenCan Fundraising and their Save the Box campaign.