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Join us in 2017

Looking to play hockey in Perth, Western Australia? Then look no further than the best in the west and get in touch with Fremantle Hockey Club for the 2017 season.  We are actively seeking new members and welcome your enquiry to join us, whatever your circumstance and hockey history we’re sure that you’ll find it just like home at FHC.

Formed in 1933 we are one of the oldest clubs in the state and our strong family links boast 4th generation playing members descended from our founding fathers.  We offer hockey for all ages and abilities, from social to state and international level, so there really is a place for everyone at the Magpies.  Our administration is tightly managed by our professionally run committees, who handle the smooth running of our club and ensure we retain our solid financial footing.

Our current clubrooms are based at Stevens Reserve in Fremantle, where we enjoy probably the finest grass hockey fields in the state (we are particularly keen on attracting new grass members in 2017), whilst our turf based teams currently train and play at various stadia throughout the metro area, predominantly at Perth Hockey Stadium.  We are forging ahead with our plans for our very own turf facility to ensure our long term viability and aim to have this up and running for the 2018 season.

Freo players are a special breed, we are reknowned for our passion for both our club and the game and when we’re not playing you’ll likely find us supporting our clubmates around the grounds or volunteering at the club.  You’ll find us pretty welcoming too and we’ll go out of our way to help you settle in at your new club.  You’ll be singing our famous club song before you know it!

Seniors (Men & Women)

In 2017 our men’s 1′s will once again be battling it out in one of the world’s strongest club competitions, the Melville Toyota League, ably supported by our premier 2′s and premier 3′s development squad.  Our women’s 1′s also make a return to MTL after a stellar season in 2016 with a minor premiership and premiership win in Promotion 1 grade, whilst also earning our return to the top league by finishing top in the promotion/relegation play off table.

We have a number of teams playing in the provisional (turf) and metropolitan (grass) grades for both men and women.  Grass games are regularly scheduled on a Saturday afternoon (2pm/3.30pm), whilst turf competition fixturing can see start times from 7pm-8.30pm Fridays; 11.30am-8.30pm Saturdays; 11am-7pm Sundays.  Pre-season training for our top grade teams gets underway in January 2017; provisional grades tend to get underway in mid February with the season for all teams starting in late March/early April.

Masters (Men & Women)

We have men’s Masters teams playing in the Saturday afternoon 40′s & 50′s and hopefully 60’s age groups whilst we also run a Monday night men’s 40′s team (2016 Premiers) and three women’s 35′s midweek teams.  All are a good balance of vintage hockey skills and social activity.


Whether your child is new to hockey or already playing at state level, there is a place for them in the FHC family.  We run teams throughout the age ranges from grads to U18′s and operate the Hook in2 Hockey programme.  With notable representation in regional & state squads we consistently punch above our weight in the representative arena and can provide strong and proven pathways to help your junior hockey lover to achieve their goals within the game.  Registration day will be held on Saturday 17th February 2017.

Keen to get involved?  Then drop one of our Vice President’s a line:

Men : Matt Allan /

Women : Tania Smith /

Juniors : Lee Abbott /

Hockey WA Award of Merit for Lee Abbott


It is with great pleasure that we can announce Lee Abbott as recipient of the Hockey WA Award of Merit.   The prestigious accolade is a special award which may be bestowed upon a volunteer whose services to an affiliated club or association is agreed to have been outstanding.

As members past and present know, there is none more outstanding in their contribution to our great club.  Lee works tirelessly in her current role of Junior Vice President and sets the very highest standards as a leader within Fremantle Hockey Club.   Past President, Life Member and Hudson Trophy winner, Lee’s dedication to the Magpies and to Hockey is truly inspirational and the finest example of a committed sporting volunteer.

Lee continues our club legacy of representation  and recognition at Hockey WA, joining the likes of club stalwarts Jim Banks and Gail Mounsey in receiving this privilege.  She will be presented with her award pitch side at Perth Hockey Stadium on the opening round of the 2017 season.

We’re Back!

Fremantle Hockey Club’s Women’s 1’s team have confirmed their promotion back to the Melville Toyota League for the 2017 season.  After claiming the minor premiership, the Magpies have finished top of the group in the promotion/relegation games.

A shock 6-1 defeat to YMCC in the opening play off match did not get us off to the best start, but back to back 2-1 victories over Suburban Lions and Hale has seen us earn a place back in the Premier 1 grade of WA Hockey after a 2 season absence.

After 3 games in a week the girls now have a break of 8 days, before  they go for the treble in the Promotion 1 Grand Final against either Hale or Southern River.  The game gets underway on Saturday 24th September, 11.30am at Perth Hockey Stadium.

Premiership Anniversary Game / 100 Club Draw

100 club flyer_PDF-page-001Premiership Anniversary Game and 100 draw

In recognition of the 10 year Premiership anniversary there will be an exhibition match held on July 9. The game will be the 2006 premiership team vs a Presidents XI. It would be great to see as many club members as possible down at Stevens to celebrate a historic moment in our history.
At 6.30pm the 100 club raffle will be drawn. The night will be an opportunity to continue the celebrations and possible win some cash!
Tickets can be purchased through Rob McPherson or Mark Nicholls.

It promises to be a great afternoon and an enjoyable evening.  See you there!








Fremantle Hockey Club presents:

The Inaugural Come One, Come All Mega Garage Sale


Stalls include:
– Sausage sizzle, food stalls, raffles
– Clothes, shoes, fashion accessories
– Board games, electrical, music
– Sporting goods
– Linen, craft
– Pot plants, trees, ornamental plants
– Jams, chutneys, preserves
– Have your own stall for $10

If you can assist in any way, please contact Trish Hanson on 0404 643 338

Annual General Meeting


Thursday 28th April 2016


Stevens Reserve Clubrooms

Cnr Stevens St & Swanbourne St, Fremantle

The Annual General Meeting will be preceded by a Shirt Presentation to the Mens and Womens High Performance Teams at 6pm.

All members of the Fremantle Hockey Club are invited to attend the shirt presentation and Annual General Meeting however please be aware that only registered Senior Members and Life Members are eligible to speak and vote during the Meeting. The Attendance Register is required to be completed by a minimum of 40 regsitered and present Senior Members to achieve quorum and for the meeting to proceed.

Committee: Rob McPherson (President), Tania Smith (Women VP), Matt Allan (Men VP), Lee Abbott (Junior VP), Yorma Thompson (Treasurer), Toni Lang (Secretary), Kellie Dyer (Sponsorship), Paul Nicholls (Bar Manager), Sharnell Avery (Social Committee), John Rogers (Men Masters Coordinator), Colin Needham (Women Masters Coordinator), Crystal Wolarczuk (Merchandise Coordinator)

President’s Report
Club Presentation
Appointment of Club Auditor
Club Auditor’ Report
Budget 2016
Turf Update
Kevin Martin Foundation
General Business

Any resolutions for inclusion on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting shall be sent in writing to the Secretary no later than Thursday 21st April 2016 to

Kevin Martin Foundation Breakfast : Guest Speaker Simon Orchard

The Kevin Martin Foundation committee invites you to our first function of 2016.  Our breakfast function guest speaker is Simon Orchard, Magpie, a Kookaburra and Jaypee Punjab Warrior. He will speak of his fascinating life in the sport we love, his battles with anxiety and the challenges of the Road to Rio.
Bring your teenage players along and let them hear how it all works, direct from the mouth of a key Australian player and a great contributor at Fremantle Hockey Club.

Hot Buffet Breakfast
8.30 for 9 a.m.
Sunday 1st May
Iris Bar and Restaurant
10 Dean Rd (Glen Iris Golf Course)
$35.00 adults
$25.00 12-17 y.o.
All are welcome.

We rely on your early bookings and payment in advance. Please do it as soon as possible because places are limited and we must confirm our attendee numbers by 24 April.

Book your place by email to Lee Abbott at or by SMS or call to 0408 880 174. You can pay by direct debit to our BankWest account in the name of the Kevin Martin Foundation, BSB 306058, Acc No. 0648255 or by credit card (1% surcharge) or by cash or cheque.