Round 1 is finally here for our senior players!
We are already off to a flying start with both of our men’s Masters team securing wins on Monday night (our Women’s Master’s had a well deserved rest with a bye), but the action picks up this weekend!
Facing off in a replay of last year’s Semi-Final, our Premier League men will be keen to make amends against a star-studded Camberwell line-up featuring Commonwealth Games gold medallists Andy Philpott and George Bazeley. The A’s will be without stars Matthew Guest (keep an eye and ear out for Guest in the crowd) and Steve Campbell, but the fired up youngsters will be sure to take it up to Camberwell at home, with a similar line-up to the one that beat reigning Premiers Greensborough 2 weeks ago. Felix Melder is making his debut in the net fresh from playing for Victoria in the U18 National Championships, and Pat Phillips will be playing his 100th Premier League game.
Our Premier League women have also been working hard over the off-season, continuing to build on last season’s efforts, while also picking up Elise Webster and U18 Victorian player Emma Hatton. They will face tough opposition in Camberwell with Sophie Taylor and Krissy Bates recently selected in the junior Australian squad, and Laura Barden in the Australian Women’s development squad. The A’s will be led by our own Hockeyroo Danielle Schubach, with Sandy Yeates making her Premier League debut alongside Hatton and Webster, as they look to make a decisive statement in round 1.
Dinner will be served from 6-7pm at the club, $10 for adults, $5 for kids for Chicken, potatoes and salad! We hope to see you there for a huge opening round at the club.