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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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.

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.

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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.

2011-2020 Legends Induction

2011-2020 Legends Induction

For our first home games of 2021 in April we had a very special evening to welcome a new cohort of Altona Hockey Club Legends from the decade from 2011 to 2020.

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

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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.

2011-2020 Legends Induction

2011-2020 Legends Induction

For our first home games of 2021 in April we had a very special evening to welcome a new cohort of Altona Hockey Club Legends from the decade from 2011 to 2020.

Update to the Club Song to be more inclusive

Update to the Club Song to be more inclusive

Update to the Club Song to be more inclusive

18 September, 2021

The club is excited to announce that our club song has had a refresh.
Our club song no longer references binary genders – a small change that makes an enormous difference to our diverse community.
We appreciate everyone for taking part in the consultation period which included information to all club members, as well as consultation with Pride Cup and Hobsons Bay City Council.
The club song is a cherished part of the Altona Hockey Club and remains integral to our proud history.
Can’t wait to hear it sung after plenty of wins in 2022!

Hey look us over
Here at A.H.C.
We’re the blue and gold
In perfect harmony
Just pass the flag A’s
Just pass the shield
And watch out all you other teams
Whenever we take the field
And beware of our backline
And our forwards too
When the goalie runs out
The other teams are through
And we’re not short of a Premiership
When finals come around
We’re Altona Hockey Club
The Mighty Seagulls
Altona Hockey Club

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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.

2011-2020 Legends Induction

2011-2020 Legends Induction

For our first home games of 2021 in April we had a very special evening to welcome a new cohort of Altona Hockey Club Legends from the decade from 2011 to 2020.

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

AHC Live Stream vs TEM HC – Round 7 2021

23rd of June, 2021

In the middle of COVID Restrictions there were a few firsts this weekend:

  • Our first ever Premier League home game with no crowd, and;
  • Also our first ever live stream run by the AHC, pulled together in a couple of days when we learnt the restriction of no spectators.

Check out all of the highlights from two cracking Premier League games against TEM HC.

The Women’s game ended 2-2 with an AHC comeback to secure a draw, while the men will be disappointed with the result, going down to TEM 2-3. It was an incredible game with two goals scored within the last minute of field play.

You can also check out the full stream of both games by using the Live tab on our Facebook page, and thank you to everyone over the weekend who helped us to conduct hockey in a COVID-Safe environment.

Full games: https://www.facebook.com/AltonaHC/live_videos/ 

Highlights:

Find All of the Latest AHC News...

Read on below for all of the news from the Altona Hockey Club.

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.

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

2021 Women’s Round Wrap-Up

May 20, 2021

2021 AHC Women’s Round. What an incredible day!
It was fantastic to see so many people down supporting our Premier League teams and showing their support for women’s round on Saturday.
We raised more than $1,300 towards WomenCan Fundraising and their Save the Box campaign.
Thank you to all the volunteers, fans, players, and coaches for making the weekend possible.
Photos: Belinda Thomson @bt_photography_australia
To celebrate the 2021 Women’s Round at the AHC, so we have an all Women’s Legend Bar as Bella Sotelo joins Kayla Williams to discuss what is happening this Saturday.
We are raising money for WomenCan Fundraising and supporting their Save the Box campaign, a charity close to the heart of the WPL and Bella, as well as many more activities on the day:

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.

2011-2020 Legends Induction

2011-2020 Legends Induction

For our first home games of 2021 in April we had a very special evening to welcome a new cohort of Altona Hockey Club Legends from the decade from 2011 to 2020.