Essendon Ladies Hockey Club
Welcome to the Essendon Ladies Hockey Club Website!
We will keep this site up-to-date throughout the season, with fixtures, results, photos, and much more! So if you haven't quite got the hang of the social media sites yet, be sure to check back here regularly!!
The senior team sheets are posted each week in the Members Only section, you can log into it using the user name and password which was provided to you when you registered.
You may find some details are currently missing from the site and we are working on updating these. If you have any information, photos etc from prior years that you think would be suitable for the site, please get in touch with a committee member.
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Inaugural ANZAC Cup – Doncaster v Essendon 25 April
Come along and honour ANZAC and watch some great hockey. Everyone is most welcome
In a first for both clubs, Doncaster and Essendon Hockey Clubs will this year mark ANZAC Day, Friday 25 April, by competing for the ANZAC Cup at Doncaster’s home ground. Premier League Men and Women will play on the day and players and supporters will remember and acknowledge Australian and New Zealand troops that have served our countries over the years.
This is the first time such an ANZAC Day tribute has been undertaken in the Hockey Victoria community and Hockey Victoria are very supportive of the day with a number of senior Hockey Victoria staff to attend the day at Doncaster.
Doncaster and Essendon are strongly committed to honouring ANZAC Day.
Included in the day will be:
- Live bugle playing of last post by local music student Alex de Lacy prior to mens and womens PL matches
- 1 minutes silence
- HV presentation
- Presentation of medals and trophies by Alan Evered -War Veteran and Grandfather of Luke and Jake
- Roast chicken luncheon, baked potatoes & salads. Vegetarian options. ($15 adults and $8 kids) from 1pm onwards
- TV set up to watch the AFL Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC match from the MCG
All club members and families are encouraged to be part of this special event.
The ANZAC Cup day gets underway at:
10:50 am – Anzac Day pre match proceedings
11.00am - Women’s Premier League match between Doncaster and Essendon
12:35 pm – Anzac Day pre match proceedings
12.45pm- Men’s Premier League match between Doncaster and Essendon.
This is an outstanding way for the hockey community to mark ANZAC Day, so come along, remember and thank our troops and then watch our players take on Essendon for the first ANZAC Cup - lunch and the AFL football to finish off
Club Training - 2014 Season
Both Juniors and Seniors will train on Tuesday nights. No longer will the club be split between Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Venue: The clubs grounds at Fenton St in Ascot Vale.
Tuesday/ Thursday training times:
Training for the Premier League teams: Tuesday & Thursday 6.30 running 7-8pm skills
Pennant - Metro teams: Tuesday 7.30 running 8-9pm skills
Essendon Ladies Hockey Club stands up for fairness and equality
“The Fair go, Sport! project is very important and will allow clubs across Victoria to evaluate their practices and see what they can be doing to make hockey a more welcoming and inclusive sport for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex community” says ELHC President Leanne Chappell.
Acting Commissioner Karen Toohey said it was fantastic to see so many clubs getting behind Fair go, Sport! and sending a strong message that there is no place for homophobia in sport.
Fair go, Sport! is an initiative of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Hockey Victoria, with support from VicHealth, and Sport and Recreation Victoria. For more information, please visit humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/fairgosport.
If you haven’t seen The Gus Johnston’ video it is worthwhile viewing.
Visit Human Rights Commission- Fair go, Sport to find out more!