Altona celebrates inaugural Pride Cup

Altona celebrates inaugural Pride Cup

Altona celebrates inaugural Pride Cup

On Sunday the Altona Hockey Club hosted its inaugural Pride Cup to celebrate inclusivity and acceptance of the LGBTQI community as they faced Southern United in crucial Premier League clashes. The Men and Women played in an alternate playing uniform featuring a rainbow sash and rainbow socks as a symbol of their support, while players and supporters were encouraged to sign a pledge wall to support for the cause.

Women’s Premier League captain Bronte Kerley played a dual role on the day, as one of the key organisers of the event, “the day is all about celebrating diversity of all kinds within our sport and making a visible statement about our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture.”

On the pitch the men started well against the unbeaten Southern United as they battled to keep their spot in the top 8. The first quarter saw plenty of chances before Southern opened the scoring through Josh Ephraums, with Cooper Burns hitting straight back for the A’s. A fast paced and highly skilled game, Southern took a 3-2 lead into half-time before blowing Altona away with a 3 goal 3rd quarter. Southern closed the game out to come away with a 7-4 win. Mack Dolenc continued his great season in defence for the A’s while Andrew Scanlon added 2 more goals to take his season tally to 17 from 15 games.

Captain Harry Dolenc lamented the ability of the A’s to take their chances, “Southern are a quality side, they are top of the ladder for a reason, we created enough chances but they were able to convert much better today. We’ll learn from this and come back, the boys loved playing in the rainbow kit for a great cause.”

The Women’s side had another milestone to celebrate with goalkeeper Taylah Brennan playing her 150th Premier League game for Altona. Southern United went in favourites sitting in 4th position on the ladder, and featuring recently capped Hockeyroo Amy Lawton, but the game was extremely even early on. It took a moment of individual brilliance from Lawton to break the deadlock in the 43rd minute with an incredible solo effort starting with the ball in her own half.

The lead didn’t last long with Altona’s own Australian representative Danni Schubach hitting back to equalise just two minutes later leading to a frantic end to the 3rd quarter highlighted by two incredible saves, firstly from Brennan, and then from Southern’s Ginny Wilson. The game fittingly ended in a draw with Sana Allah giving Southern the lead yet again before Jess Brennan continued her stellar year to equalise late in the game.

Taylah Brennan was thrilled with the contest, “(it) was really intense and competitive from the first whistle to the last, with lots of chances for both teams. It was such a great experience to play a milestone game on such an important club day, surrounded by an amazing team of girls who absolutely gave everything they had.“

The day was made possible by the donations of Glenn & Mel Porra who lead the idea to celebrate the Pride Cup with a rainbow coloured uniform, Pete Dolenc who contributed generously and many club members who volunteered their time to make the event a success. Kerley summed up the key theme of the event within the local community, “It’s a great opportunity to reflect on how you might be able to do better for the people around you and any future club members.”

You can check out the Pride Cup round story via Hockey Victoria, and to learn more about the Pride Cup, visit

2018 $5,000 Draw

2018 $5,000 Draw

After a couple of years off we are back with the best reverse raffle in tow – with a total prize pool of $5,000 available to win!

Tickets: $100 – allows entry for 2 people including food & free drinks for 3 hours during the draw
Date & Time: Starts at 12 midday on Sunday the 19th of November
Prizes: $4,000 for the winner and $1,000 for the runner-up

Book tickets online:

After booking forward your confirmation email to to request your number in the draw (from 1 to 150) once you have purchased tickets!

Get in early to get your number, invite your friends for what is always a great day (and a chance to win cash), and we’ll see you there.

Altona Bowling Club Partnership

Altona Bowling Club Partnership

Bowled over by sponsorship

The Altona Bowling Club has now come on board on as a sponsor of the Altona Hockey Club.  The sponsorship provides a great benefit to the hockey club and our members.  The club will allocate the sponsorship funds directly to facility development work while the benefit to hockey club members is the ability to take out free membership of the Altona Bowling Club.  Membership forms will be available at the club and the benefits are significant:

  • Reduced price drinks
  • Bistro (open for Lunch Thursday – Friday Noon till 2:00pm. Dinner Monday – Saturday 5:30pm till 8:30pm)
  • Rewards points for members
  • Live music
  • Barefoot Bowls

Check out the Altona Bowling Club website and Facebook for details.

Incorporated into the agreement is the sponsorship of Taylah and Jessica Brennan, two of our Premier League stars.  Jess and Tazlar were honoured to be sponsored by the Altona Bowling Club where their grandfather, Paul Dodd, was a club champion, President and Life Member.

Altona Bowling Club Partnership

Our Chairman, David Burns, was extremely grateful for the support. “A unique part of the Altona and Hobsons Bay community is the support clubs and organisations provide to each other.  By supporting each other to progress and achieve our goals we ultimately all become stronger.  The Altona Bowling Club is much more than a bowling club.  It’s a club for everyone with some great facilities and a brilliant atmosphere”.

A number of hockey club members enjoyed the facilities at the Altona Bowling Club recently with an afternoon of Barefoot Bowls.

PRESENTING…the 2015 AHC Fundraising Gala

PRESENTING…the 2015 AHC Fundraising Gala

The Altona Hockey Club Fundraising Gala is back in 2015!

We have a night full of entertainment, ranging from a World Cup playing Matilda, Western Bulldogs stars (including the All-Australian captain) to an international comedian. Join us at the Substation in Newport on Saturday the 5th of December to witness an extravaganza in the West.

In addition to the all-star line-up we have a restaurant quality dinner, an auction full of incredible experiences and a chance to win big in the raffle.

Tickets are strictly limited, make sure you don’t miss out!

Visit for all of the information and to purchase tickets.

Round 1 at the Snakepit

Round 1 at the Snakepit

AHC v Camberwell

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.