TEM 2016 AGM Notice of Meeting

All members are advised that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Toorak East Malvern Hockey Club (Inc) will be held as follows:

Date:       Sunday 20th November 2016
Time:       11 am
Location: Hawthorn Malvern Hockey Centre
                 482 Auburn Rd
                 Hawthorn East

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TEM Finals Review

Mens Metro Blue and Red – The hype before this all-important TEM Metro clash was huge, with only one team able to progress into the grand final the following week. Due to the enormous interest in this match there was a huge TEM crowd out in force supporting all the players. The game started with a few short corners, however neither side could convert. 

Blue opened the scoring through a fantastic Brendan “Bangers” Wilson goal, but their lead was short-lived with Red scoring through Tim Stewart. The remainder of the game played out very evenly, with both sides earning plenty of opportunities to score, and the final score 1-1 at full time.

The game was set to be decided by a penalty shootout! Again this was a very even contest, with both sides putting away 4 goals, and running into sudden death. Blue eventually came away on top, ready to take on the grand final next weekend!

Mens Masters – The Men’s 45D team took out their grand final on Monday night with a 6-0 demolition of Hawthorn. TEM really had a point to prove after losing their first and only game against this team two weeks earlier. A great way to end a fantastic 2016 season from this team!

U14 Girls Shield -The TEM Under 14 Shield Girls topped off a fantastic season (13 wins and 1 loss) with a win in the grand final against Doncaster. The girls jumped out of the blocks setting the tempo high early to go up 5-1 in the first half of the match. The second half was a much tougher contest with both teams displaying exciting end to end hockey. TEM held off a late run by Doncaster who scored 2 goals in 10 minutes and ran out winners 5-3 to claim the Marg Tomlinson Shield.

The TEM Under 14 Shield Girls would like to thank all the parents, brothers and sisters, family members, extended family members, TEM club members and ROARY the team mascot for coming out to show their support on Friday night. The crowd support was absolutely fantastic. Also a big thank you to Team manager Sarah Morrisby and TEM Coaching Director Victor Romagosa for your support and help throughout the season.

TEM Finals Review

Mens Vic League 1 - TEM Vic League 1 Men faced Casey in a must win elimination final, with TEM out to prove a point after two seasons of VL1 without beating Casey. As expected, the game was hot early on. Both sides traded blows, with TEM creating marginally better chances. TEM's press was at its most ruthless creating a number of dangerous turn overs, and Ev Jewell, Braden Pitcher and Hugh Mclaughlin had a number of excellent chances however failed to convert.

Casey won a penalty corner and Matty Light sent a drag flick into the top corner against his old side, which saw Casey take a 1-0 lead. This score would remain the same heading into half time. TEM began the second half as they had done the first, full of running, applying lots of pressure. Reward for all their effort came in the form of numerous corners and field goal chances. TEM managed to convert through a Braden Pitcher field goal that was the culmination of a sequence that involved fresh air swings, mishits and a typical Pitcher stumble.

The remainder of the game saw TEM attack and Casey defend bravely to hold on 2-1 winners. The game was an apt summary of TEM's season, do everything but score goals! The boys will be looking to change this for 2017.

Mens Vic League 1 Reserves – Finals are here! After a long season the TEM Reserves boys were up against rivals Mentone at the Hockey Centre which was a huge match! 1st vs 2nd with the winner going straight through to the final. Past results showed the two teams drawing through the season on both occasions.

The first half started as expected with both teams controlling the ball well and pressure being applied relentlessly. Halfway through first half TEM earned a short corner and with a well-rehearsed variation resulted in Andrew "Hungry as ever especially on the big stage" Mills deflecting in the first goal of the game to give TEM the lead. Shortly after this Mentone managed to draw level with a similar variation off a short corner.

All tied up at halftime both teams knew they had to throw everything at it to get the crucial winner in the second half. Both teams enjoyed dominance at different stages of the half with the highlight a match winning double save off the line for Ben Jaffe off a Mentone short corner.

With 10 minutes to go the boys won another short corner and Dan Mioni got the lay off and buried the decisive goal ensuring the boys won 2-1. Absolutely brilliant effort by the boys, but the job is not over with the final 2 weeks away. Bring on the grand final!

Mens Metro Blue – TEM Men’s Metro Blue had a big game, 3v4, with the winner to progress on to the next weekend’s preliminary final. They were up against Maccabi and the match was very even throughout and came down to the death. With plenty of tight moments, TEM won the game 3- 2, which sets up a TEM Metro Red vs TEM Metro Blue prelim final, a sure way to ensure another TEM team is in a Grand Final!

Mens Masters – TEM Men’s 45D Men took on Camberwell on Monday night in the preliminary final to see who would make it through to the grand final. The men were out to prove a point after losing their first game all season last week, and took out the game decisively 4-1. This sets up an all-important rematch against Hawthorn this coming Monday!

Womens Metro Blue – After finishing fourth on the ladder, TEM Metro Blue played 3rd position Southern at their Moorabbin home ground on Saturday evening. The match drew quite a crowd, with plenty of noise and support from TEM's players and family from a variety of grades and ages. This support was definitely noticed and appreciated by the Blues, considering they fielded a team of only 12 players and needed all the encouragement the girls could get! 

Southern came out quite strong from the start, with TEM focusing on forming a good defence and then leading into more attack. Southern kept their legs fresh by utilising their large bench frequently, which at times confused TEM which lead to short periods of unmarked opponents. Palma Casonato had a fantastic game in goal, calling all TEM's players back into position and making some great (and intimidating!) saves as well. Unfortunately Southern used their opportunity of a free player and scored the first goal of the match, leading the score 1-0 at half time. 

Despite Southern's big bench, they began to tire in the later part of the second half, with TEM jumping at the opportunity and continuing to fight for possession. In the last 5-10 minutes of the game, TEM's hard work ultimately paid off with a beautiful free hit by Yvette Schroeder from attacking 25 and Kim Davie popping the ball into the goal. With the score now even at 1-1, TEM gave all their might in the final few minutes of the match but unfortunately ran out of time to score. The winner was now set to be decided by a shootout, which unfortunately had not been anticipated or practiced by the Blues. Palma Casonato was excellent in goals and made terrific saves, but unfortunately Southern's agile goalie prevented TEM from scoring, ultimately leading to Southern winning the match 3-1 and moving onto the prelims. 

The Blues have had a fantastic season and made a phenomenal amount of progress. The team sat 2nd bottom on the ladder for the majority of the season's first half, and continued to grow together as a team which led to better teamwork and improvements of their weaknesses. It was a big achievement to make the semi-final and something to be proud of! Thanks to Adam Bailey, Cam McLaughlin and Cam MacPhie for being fantastic coaches throughout this fun season! And thanks to everyone who filled in throughout the year.




TEM Junior Presentation 2016


Under 12 District Lions

Best & Fairest - Lachlan Thomas

Coach Award - Othello Coates


U16 Mixed Shield

Best & Fairest - Kobe Dudley

Coaches Award - Wil Nolan


Under 14 District

Best & Fairest - Noah Murphy

Coaches Award - Finn Allen


Under 14 Mixed Shield

Best & Fairest - Luke Graven

Coaches Award - Will Mollard


U12 Mixed Shield

Best & Fairest - Jonny Spincer and BJ Graven

Coaches Award - Rex Angliss


Under 14 Girls Pennant

Best & Fairest - Felicity Edmondson

 Coaches Award - Sharon Fleischer


Under 12 District Tigers

Best & Fairest - Sam Jackson

Coaches Award - Hugh Bourke


U16 Mixed District

Best & Fairest - India curtain

Coaches Award - Tom Drury


U12 Girls Shield

Bet & Fairest - Alice Brown

Coaches Award - Georgina Kennedy


U14 Girls Shield

Best & Fairest - Charlotte Ritman

Coaches Award - Annabel Kennedy





Golden Gloves Award for a Junior Goalie

Gemma Kahanoff


Grant MacPhie Memorial Shield for Dedicated Achievement by a Junior Boy

Kobe Dudley


Sonia Henderson Memorial Shield for Dedicated Achievement by a Junior Girl

Charlotte Kennedy


Barry Penpraze Perpetual Trophy for services to Junior Boys Hockey

Hugh McLaughlin


Ron Penpraze Memorial Award for Contribution to Junior Girls Hockey

Toni Skaife


Mike Taylor Memorial Award for the best Junior Clubperson

Wil Nolan


Sportsmanship Medal

Sami Muir

Finn Allen


TEM Weekly Review #19


Mens Vic League 1 - TEM travelled to Brunswick in the final game game for season 2016, and a win would see TEM secure a finals berth. TEM started well, putting Brunswick under immense pressure. A number of excellent chances were created with Angus Gillespie converting a goal mouth scrap that saw TEM take a one to nil lead. 

TEM continued to dominate winning a series of penalty corners. Will Harty stepped up and flicked a ball low into the corner to take a 2-0 lead. At half time the score would remain at 2-0. The second half unfolded in a similar manner to the first with TEM controlling the game. Brunswick struggled to break the TEM press and seldom looked threatening. TEM came away 2-0 winners and secure a finals berth. The boys celebrated with some of Brunswicks finest craft beers as they watched the seconds run away 11-0 winners. TEM will face Casey in an elimination final next week.

Mens Vic League 1 Reserves – In the final game of the home and away season the Reserves were out on Saturday evening at Brunswick. The maths was simple, win and secure the double chance and finish in 2nd lose and leave the possibility of finishing 3rd and having an elimination round of finals.

The boys knew the importance of the win and came out firing, and with a finals-ready intensity 5 goals were scored as Brunswick struggled to come up with a response in what can only be described as a challenging playing surface.

The second half started similarly with TEM hammering on the Brunswick goal relentlessly, and another 6 in the second half capped off a full 70 minute performance for the boys which will hold them with great confidence for week 1 of finals against Mentone.


The goals went to: Charlie "Ladies Man" Westacott - 1

Andrew "Hungry" Mills - 4 (Double Brace), self appointed 4 assists also...

Oli "Smiling Assasin" Ritman - 1Kobe "Doesn’t count if I don’t call Kobe" Dudley - 2

Alex "Where am I" Baer - 2

And most of all, spiritual leader of the team Ben Jaffe scoring his first non-own goal since he had hair, what a stroke it was!

Mens Metro Blue and Metro Red – In the battel of the TEM Men’s Metro teams, Metro Red took out the honors with a 4-3 win.  The game could have gone either way, but Red stuck to their game plan and won the game. Both sides are in the finals this week, so good luck to both teams!

Mens Masters – Men’s 45D Men took on Hawthorn on Monday night in a game to see who would make it straight through to the grand final. In a match full of action and goals galore, TEM suffered their first defeat of the year going down 4-3, but they live to fight another day in the second chance final next Monday!





Womens Premier League – TEM Premier League Women played Mentone this week at the State Netball and Hockey Centre as part of Hockey Victoria’s Livestream Super Sunday. The girls started slow, with Mentone able to pile on the pressure early on. The TEM defence kept them out until just before half time, where Mentone managed to sneak in a break away goal after creating a two on one with the keeper.

After some strong advice from super coach Greg Bussell at half time, and the reminder there was only 35 mins left to play in the whole season, the TEM girls came out firing! Courtney Hansford scored a magnificent solo effort past the keeper, followed by another Gemma “Deflections all around” Donataccio goal off a hit in from Darci Kleinschmidt. TEM took the lead out to 3-1 after an inspirational Sarah “Goal-machine” Tulloch strike.

Despite having a lot of control over the game, with some fantastic passing in the midfield, TEM were unlucky to have a corner awarded against them with around 10 mins to go, and Mentone capitalized. Some scrambling defence after, and several more corners which TEM were able to keep out, and Mentone were awarded a stroke after the final whistle. They scored, meaning the girl ended up with a 3-3 draw to finish.

Womens Premier League Reserves – After a tough season, and the tough time slot of the delayed Sunday night game, the Reserves lined up for the last time this year under the patient coaching skills of Disco Miller. Up against a wide and deep Mentone, who scored early, with TEM working up on the forward line the girls equalled the score in the first half.

TEM’s young and fast mids, Olivia Wood, Annabel and Charlotte Kennedy strung together some fantastic passes, to create opportunities up forward. All season we have had Claire Douglas, Laura Tulloch and Rachael King working super hard in defence, and lately Bec Haining stepping up to provide stability up back. Therese McArthur had some great saves this round to add to the long list of great saves for a season which kept her on her toes at all times.

Unfortunately Mentone scored a few goals back in the second half for a final score of 4-1. The 2XU-Hi-Peformance-visor Player of Season '16 went to Charlotte Ritman, somebody to keep an eye on in future years.

Womens Pennant A – Women's Pennant A had their final match against St Kilda/Powerhouse at the weekend. With a point to prove they came out firing at the girls, scoring early in the match. Not long after Anna Clothier copped a stray ball to the head and had to finish up early to get glued back together.  

Sonia Burman had an absolute blinder scoring both goals, one beautiful deflection, and another with a great assist from Emma Barham. If TEM had another 15 minutes on field (or pulled their socks up a little earlier) the girls would have had them, but instead finished with a 3-2 loss on the scoreboard. Pen A finished in the middle of the table, not a bad result for a team in Pennant B last season. Now the girls know they are in the right grade, it's all about stepping up and making top four next season. Go TEM!

Womens Pennant C - With TEM's last game against MCC ending in a tie, WPC were keen to improve on that result. After holding them to 0-0 at half time, unfortunately not able to convert their many opportunities, MCC came back in the second half with a goal from a stroke and a field goal. A disappointing end to the season but it's clear WPC has drastically improved as a side compared to 2015, so bring on season 2017!

Womens Metro Red – What a great day and a great way to end the season. Everyone played an inspirational team game. It feels good when practice comes together and converts into scores; against Waverley, twice. Unlucky to give away a stroke but ended with a 2-1 win. All very pleased and enthusiastically sang the team song one more time. What a great bunch of team mates, coach and club. Looking forward to barracking for Blues in finals & summer season with everyone.

Womens Metro Blue – TEM Blue versed Bayside for the final round, where a win for the Blues was crucial in order to make finals. Playing at Bayside's home ground, the Blues were already familiar with the slow and sticky pitch and aware the girls needed to focus on strong passing, keeping the ball close to their sticks, and always going in for second efforts.

Bayside began the game hard and fast, putting the pressure on TEM's midfield and defence. However TEM soon made their mark with several strong runs down the centre by Katie Jewell, eventually leading to a team goal. TEM closely followed this with a second goal, taking the team into half time with a 2-0 lead.

During the second half TEM focused on smarter, cleaner plays, patience with ball carrying, and closer marking of free players. TEM found success with some strong hits on free passes to attackers creating great space with leads, as well as running the ball down the line or the centre, with further great plays by Katie Jewell, Emma Clarke and Kelly Applebee. TEM's majority of possession frustrated Bayside, with the home team making hurried free hits and messy tackles. By the final whistle, TEM brought home a convincing 3-0 win to take the girls into the finals! Goal scorers of the day were Kim Davie, Alice Whitford and Bailey Ryan.



TEM Juniors Finals Review


U14 Girls Shield – The Under 14 Shield girls opened their finals campaign with a strong 4-1 win against Doncaster. The girls played a fantastic team game. They were excellent in defence keeping out a number of Doncaster short corners, while the midfield worked tirelessly all game to transition the ball from defence to attack and created a number of scoring opportunities. The forwards were desperate up front and linked up well to score 4 team field goals. Well done girls on a top team performance. The win earns the Lions a week off and a spot in the grand final in two weeks time!

U14 District - The U14 Mixed District team came up against MCC in their semi final. The team went down to an early break-away goal but with a big crowd supporting them TEM hit back with a brilliant one-time slap from Flick Edmondson to level the scores. The team came out firing in the second half with Bennett West scoring off a short corner putting TEM in front.

The kids held against the relentless attack from MCC but succumbed to a goal late in the second half. With time against them TEM pressed their defence with many chances to score and the final whistle blew as Bennet West was about to shoot - ending the game 2-2. Unfortunately MCC finished higher which meant that they progressed through to the finals.

U12 Girls Shield – The TEM U12 girls played in the semifinal against Camberwell. Despite having so many chances to score the ball wouldn't go in the net. The girls played really well and had the ball in the attacking half of the ground most of the game. Unfortunately with about 3 minutes to go in the game Camberwell were awarded a short corner and scored, meaning TEM’s final hopes were ended. While not winning the game the girls can be satisfied that they played their best and gave it their best shot.



TEM Weekly Review #18


Mens Vic League 1 - TEM faced Mentone in a vital game in the context of the 2016 season, a win would see Mentone hold onto top spot, while TEM could secure a finals berth. TEM started well dominating the opening 20 minutes. A number of great chances were created with TEM unable to find the back of the net. Mentone's keeper Boucher made a number of brilliant saves. 

TEM's pressure eventually told with Braden Pitcher scoring a lovely tomahawk goal. The score would remain at 1-0 at half time. The second half started well for Mentone who took control of the game. A stroke, followed by a corner would see them up 2-1. TEM responded through an Angus Gillespie deflection. 

Locked at 2-2, Mentone attacked and scored off a sharp deflection, this was then followed by another stroke which was promptly converted. Down 4-2, TEM rediscovered their form from the first half and began to assert themselves on the contest. A penalty corner resulted in a stroke which Steve Miller scored. Mentone would hold on to win 4-3, leaving TEM in fourth spot, needing a win next week to make finals.

Mens Vic League 1 Reserves – An exciting top of the table clash at the Hockey Centre on Saturday against Mentone was a great chance for the Reserves to show their toughness heading into finals. With the return of their spiritual leader Andrew "Hungry" Mills the first half began at a blistering pace with both sides attacking quickly on the counter. After a tough tussle Mentone broke through off a short corner fortunately however it was disallowed due to being too high. Not long after Mentone struck again with a goal off a short corner and this time it counted.

After some great build up work from Cam Mckenzie the equaliser was scored by Andrew “Millsy” Mills to bring the half to a close. Second half was played with the same intensity both teams dominating for sections of the half but both unable to break the deadlock resulting in a 1-1 draw.

Mens Pennant A – This week had the men’s Pennant A side head out to Southern United in a must win away game to keep TEM in contention for finals. Unfortunately after going down 1-0 by half time, despite some promising chances, the men were unable to get back into the game and conceded a second goal thus ending their finals hopes for this season. Despite the disappointment of a couple of key losses to finish the season and missing out on finals, this season has provided many positives, in particular considering Pennant A were facing relation at the conclusion of the past two seasons. The final match gives the team a chance to gain some revenge on MCC who triumphed over TEM earlier in the season and finish the year with a win.

Mens Masters – TEM Men’s 35A Masters lost 3-4 to Mentone and have moved down to 8th place, while the 35B team lost 1-2 to Croydon Ranges and are now 5 points out of the ladder with one game to go, so can't make the final four.

45D TEM had a 4-1 win against Powerhouse/St Kilda and remain top of ladder 13 points ahead of 2nd place. The 50B team also lost 0-1 to Yarra Valley and are 4th place on the ladder, but must win or draw next week to remain in the final four.






Womens Premier League – TEM Premier League Women went out to Footscray for the penultimate round of the season. The girls were looking to continue their fantastic second half of 2016, but these hopes took a backward step as Footscray scored first off a low flick from a penalty corner. The Footscray forwards were doing well at stretching the TEM defence high and wide, and created a few chances in the first half. The girls were up to the challenge, and played a great first half of hockey, with some fantastic passing play! 

TEM equalised through a classy goal to Gemma Donataccio. After the halftime break both teams came out fighting, with TEM gaining the lead through a magnificent break away goal by Courtney Hansford. Footscray rallied and equalised again within a couple of minutes. The TEM defence stood up well against many Footscray attacks, and the game played out to a 2-2 draw. Next week the girls take on Mentone at the State Netball and Hockey Centre to try and gain that elusive last win!

Womens Premier League Reserves – The Reserves put up a great fight this week versus a slick Footscray. The line-up for the reserves this week featured some of TEMs youngest and brightest stars. The girls held the centre as part of the game plan for the first half, with Jordi McCulloch and Charlotte Ritman working hard on the half line for a half time score of 0-0. In the second half Footscray scored two well deserved goals off flicks from short corners. TEM had Eugenie Rickard working hard in the centre and the 2XU-Crisp-Hi-Performance visor player of the day went to Nikki Sonenberg.

Womens Pennant A – Women’s Pennant A matched up against second placed Doncaster this weekend. It was a physical match with Doncaster sinking two early goals in the first half. The score finished at 3-0, so not the result TEM were looking for. There were superb performances by young gun Clare Freeman and immense work-rate demonstrated by Georgia Bird and Sonia Burman. Last round next weekend at home, H1 at 3:30pm. Come and make some noise for the non-relegators!

Womens Pennant C - With grey skies overhead WPC packed into various cars for the road trip down to the Peninsula Hockey Centre. With a draw last time TEM were ready to come out on top for the penultimate game of 2016. Luckily the rain held off and the ground didn't become an island like last year and this allowed the girls to play their game. Without a goalie or helmet TEM played 11 field players but despite this came out hard and kept the intensity up the whole time. An early goal deflected in by Mackenzie Barham got spirits up and then another from Gabby Lewis on the spot. TEM were awarded a stroke after that and Bridgette "field player extraordinaire" Allen put it in the net. A late first half goal by Mornington put the score at 3-1 at half time but the girls weren't too phased. In the second half another two goals from Gabby and Bridgette respectively settled the score at 5-1 at full time. It was great to sing the TEM song, let's do it again next week!

Womens Metro Red – Well it's been a topsy-turvy ladder and TEM came with their best intentions to give the top team OHA a red hot go. It was a very winnable game but somehow TEM just need to find a way to get the ball in the goal to win! There were some great efforts by all on the pitch, and some good ball movement but 1 field goal snuck in each half, resulting in a final score of 2-0.

Womens Metro Blue – With a fine line between qualifying for finals, TEM Blue needed to secure a win against Collegians this round. A cold and miserable Sunday afternoon found TEM playing quite scrappy in the first half, with soft and sometimes lazy passes and defensive presses not quite up to scratch. Besides this, TEM managed to secure 2 goals to give them a 2-0 lead by half time.

TEM Blue lifted their game in the second half, aware of the earlier errors. TEM focused on accurate and stronger passing, and tighter defense with patient tackles, as well as more hunger at the goals, particularly at the pads given the skillful saves made by the Collegians goalie on every first shot. Some excellent two on ones resulted in some more goals, and wider use of the field created open spaces and depth leading to the circle. TEM finished off with a convincing 6-1 win following a much better half. Goal scorers of the match included Katie Jewell, Kim Davie x2, Alice Whitford, Fiona Troise, and Emma Clarke.  

Womens Masters – An easy game for the ladies with a comfortable 2-0 win. The score line doesn't really reflect the game as TEM also had many missed opportunities. Palma Casonato in goal really only got to use her vocal cords, though an odd break away from Hawthorn saw Palma use her kickers every now and then.



TEM Juniors Weekly Review #14


U16 Shield – The final 2016 home and away match against the all-conquering Essendon team was a potentially ominous valedictory outing for the six U16s who will be graduating to seniors next year. Last time around it was 17-nil, and the team thought they were at full strength that time. This week illness and injury had claimed several players, and TEM were down to a bench of one. What could have been a train wreck turned into an inspiring send-off. Second time stand-in goalie Conor Game produced his second best on ground performance for the year - even the opposition coach wanted to know where TEM found him! Compared to the recent weeks, the team found consistency and persistence. The score line was 9-0, which belies the quality of the game and the resilience of the team. It was a great performance to wrap up the year, and the improvement from TEM’s last match against Essendon showed just how far many of the players have come this year.

U16 District - It was a rough start to the day with only 7 of the usual starters available. A big thank you to Olivia Freeman, Bec Wagg, Noah Murphy, Che Talbot, and Finn Allen for filling in this week. The game started in some pretty exciting fashion with TEM taking the lead for the second time in the season. But MCC weren't done by any means, but against relentless attack the TEM back line performed superbly. But when a well-organised corner was executed the ball just managed to sneak in.

U14 Girls Shield – The Under 14 Girls were put to the challenge against second placeDoncaster on Friday night. The girls started well taking the lead 2-0 into the half time break. However Doncaster came out firing in the second half catching the Lions napping and ended with a flurry of goals to beat the girls 3-2.

U14 Girls Pennant – The Under 14 Pennant Girls finished the season with a 3-0 loss to Mornington. Even playing with a kicking back, the girls had their best defensive game of the season! Special mention to the defenders for saving countless goals on the line. So proud of how far all the girls have come, hope to see you all back next year!

U14 Shield – The U14 Shield team finished the season with a 4-0 loss to Southern. Despite the score line, TEM controlled large portions of the match but couldn’t put any goals on the scoresheet. It has been evident of the improvement over the season, especially in the second half of the year. Hope to see you all back next year!

U14 Mixed District - The U14 Mixed District team came up against a 2nd placed Powerhouse. The team went down early in the first half with Powerhouse scoring an early goal. TEM kept their heads up through halftime and with some persistent forward pressure in the second half the team managed to secure a corner. With a well-placed slap by Bennett West the scores were levelled. The score stayed tied for majority of the game until Powerhouse scored from a well drilled corner. The game finished up 2-1 in Powerhouse's favor but there are some good signs going into finals.

U12 Shield – Every encounter with Essendon this year has been a challenge. Good on the TEM lads for trying to hang in there against a well-drilled larger Bomber outfit. 10-1 was the end score. Have urged the kids to practice their skills over Summer - on top of any teams that they may play in during the 'off' season. Lots of good improvement occurred during the year - but more to do. Thanks to all the parents for their part. Best of luck to the Lions and the Shield Girls in the finals race. Farewell to the lads moving up to U14 - enjoy the step up.

U12 Girls Shield – The TEM U12 Girls finished the season with a draw to Waverley. Finishing third on the ladder they will play Camberwell in the semifinal this weekend. While the score on the weekend was 0-0 they did have many scoring chances. Let’s hope the goals go in this weekend!

U12 District Tigers – It was a very chaotic morning for the U12 Tigers only having 6 'regulars' playing the match. Boosted by 4 superstar U10 girls (in their first match of full field hockey) the Tigers took an early lead and looked totally in control. Unfortunately Hawthorn managed to steal possession just before half time sending TEM into the break down 2-1. The second half was incredibly close! The scores flocked in for both teams: 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4... Looking to tie the game with 5min on the clock Sandy Edmonson was denied by an unbelievable stick save on the line; if only we hadn't wasted our video referral. Hawthorn took advantage of the shell-shocked Lions and capitalised on a breakaway to make the final deficit 5-3. A huge thanks to all the U10 girls for filling in!!!



TEM Weekly Review #18

Mens Vic League 1 – TEM hosted PEGS in an important game for the 2016 season. A win would see TEM secure a finals berth. PEGS started well creating a number of attacks, but were unable to apply pressure and could not hold possession. PEGS converted a sharp corner deflection over the head of Evan Jewell that saw them take the lead. Despite this setback TEM started to work their way into the game. With ten minutes to go to half time, the home side took control of the game.

Trailing by one goal at half time, TEM began the second half well. Forward pressure was applied and PEGS were locked in their back half. A series of corners were won, but to no avail as TEM failed to score, thanks largely to some excellent goal keeping. TEM would later score through Angus Gillespie who capitalised on a goal mouth scrap. The remaining 20 minutes of the second half saw TEM dominate but fail to score any more goals. The game would end at 1-1.

Mens Vic League 1 Reserves – With finals only a few weeks away and top four positions up for grabs TEM Reserves knew it was a big match against 4th placed PEGS, TEM currently sitting 2nd meant a win will help secure a strong position heading into finals. The Reserves came out firing pressuring turnovers out of the PEGS defence and setting up some strong play. PEGS were looking dangerous on the counter and were unlucky not to score early in the half. PEGS managed to get one through at the end of the first half despite a flurry of short corners at the other end by TEM, meaning there was some work to do getting back in this match.

The second half was a turnaround from the first 35 minutes, calm and well constructed with countless short corners, with inspirational captain Cam "Sauce" Belza managing to slot a tight angle shot through the legs of the keeper with 10 minutes to go which drew the two teams level. TEM continued to pile on the pressure in search of a winner, dominating general play and managing multiple short corners, and again it was the skip completing a brace and getting the winner with a great finish bottom left of the goal and a celebration to match. Great result and effort by the boys hitting form at the right time of year and ready for a top of the table clash next week against Mentone at the State Hockey Centre !

Mens Pennant A – This week Men’s Pennant A finished with a 2-1 loss at home against Hawthorn. It was a hard fought, well balanced match, that provided chances for both teams, but an inability to convert led to a tough defeat leading up to the end of the season. Despite going 1-0 up in the first half thanks to a goal from Pennant A debutant Luke Westmore, TEM conceded an equaliser before falling behind early in the second half. There was some good build up play across the board that led to some good circle entries and close chances. The disappointing result moves Pennant A out of the top 4, leaving the team 1 point behind Camberwell in 4th with a tough fight in the last two games of the season to push for finals.

Mens Metro B Blue- Men’s Metro Blue came up against MHSOB in a must win game to consolidate a top spot heading in to finals. The boys scored some fantastic team goals to take out the game 5-1.

Mens Metro B Red- With Metro Blue’s win against MSHOB in the preceding game TEM Metro Red knew a win against the last placed Footscray would help them qualify for finals. It turned out to be a one sided match as TEM piled on 9 goals. A great win for the team late in the season.






Womens Premier League – For the last home round of the season, TEM Premier League Women were up against Waverley. TEM were determined to win after a disappointing loss earlier on in the season. Jess Lucas had a fantastic run into the attacking circle and earnt a penalty stroke for TEM. Fran Flores, in her last appearance for TEM before returning home to Chile, stepped up and slotted the goal! 

The girls went into half time 1-0 up, however Waverley came out fighting and scored an equaliser straight after half time. TEM were able to score two more in the second half, a penalty corner conversion to Emily Tulloch, and another fantastic forehand shot to Darci Kleinschmidt. The girls soaked up some defensive pressure in the last 15 minutes, with Bec Hood making a spectacular goal line save in the final minutes of the game. TEM take away the three points and jumped two places on the ladder. Next week the ladies take on Footscray in what promises to be a tough match up.

Womens Premier League Reserves – A friendly crowd was at home to see the reserves play vs Waverley this week. TEM went into half time 2-0 down, from Waverley scoring two field goals. But the Reserves, who this season often have better second halves compared to first halves, scored a fantastic field goal from pure teamwork, with Jess Jacobs and Charlotte Kennedy got around the Waverley keeper. Waverley scored once more off a short corner with a pretty slick drag flick for a final score of 3-1. The reserves 2XU-Crisp-visor Hi-Performance player of the day went to Jess Jacobs for her pressure and skills demonstrated in the attacking circle.

Womens Pennant A – The TEM Women’s Pennant A team successfully beat Footscray 1-0 this week, which means they avoid relegation! Thanks to every player who has played games for this team during the season, with special mentions to Lisa “Lolly Manager” and Kris “Grumpy” Tuuloch – who now is not so grumpy!

Womens Pennant C – Women's Pennant C faced a home team battle against Hawthorn on Saturday evening. With it being Gabby Lewis' 100th game the girls were ready to achieve a better result than the 5-0 loss last time. A strong start allowed TEM to hold them nil all for a while but unfortunately the final score was 4-0. Some great saves by Angie Ngo in goal and despite the score the girls could see their improvement. Bring on the last two rounds!

Womens Metro A Red – Billed as the weekend fixture highlight the Metro Red v Blue teams were pumped & each looking for a win. Some trusty team members on both sides were absent, but both teams topped up with reliable bench.  Red scored first then both sides went goals apiece for the remainder of the match. A hard fought & even match with a fast paced Blue forward line backed up by solid defense and mid field attack by Red. Red were left one goal down 4-3 at the final whistle, and in the end there was only one winner. Well played everyone.

Womens Metro A Blue – TEM Blue versed TEM Red for the third time this season in a much anticipated match, with both teams very close to qualifying for finals. The game had a great atmosphere with plenty of supporters and music throughout various key moments of the match. With Blue yet to come out with a win against Red, this round the girls were keen for that to change. Taking into account strategy and pep talks from coaches Cam McLaughlin and Cam MacPhie, Blue started the game off strong, really putting the pressure on the Reds and demonstrating how much the team has improved throughout the season.

The score line ping-ponged between Blue and Red, creating a very exciting and tense match. Following a nicely placed goal by Kelly Applebee early in the match and two further goals by the Reds, Blue evened the score after the half time whistle to 2-2, on a short corner cleverly tapped in by Bailey Ryan. Blue continued to play to their strengths in the second half, utilising smart stick work, speed and use of the field's width to find more goal opportunities, as well as setting up strong defensive presses. Excellent team work in attack helped Emma Clarke and Alice Whitford bring Blue in front to 4-2, before Red threatened the win with another goal. However Blue focussed on smart plays and strong defence to hold out the lead 4-3 until the final whistle. In true TEM spirit, the Reds and Blues came together at the end of the match to sing the club song all together!


TEM Juniors Weekly Review #13


U16 Shield – In the course of 60 minutes of hockey the TEM U16 Shield team provided a graphic illustration of the difference that focus can make. In the first half the team executed the game plan exceptionally well. TEM moved the ball around the back, opened the Camberwell defence with well-timed leads, and rewarded the lead with a crisp pass. TEM defenders stayed in the contest, and everyone ran hard to support each other. It was 0-0 at half time, and TEM were looking the better team.

In the second half the team did very little of this stuff, and the result was 0-7. A tough night at the office. Special thanks to the hardy band of TEM seniors who braved the rain to offer support. One last game against league leaders Essendon next Friday, with the chance to score the upset of the season.

U16 District - This was a big game for many of TEM U16 District’s players, with it being a several players last game in this grade.  TEM were up against a very strong Camberwell tangerine outfit. And with only 10 players the team was looking a little behind the 8 ball from the beginning, but with some stellar performances down back TEM kept it a pretty respectable 7-1 loss. The team even managed to snag a goal which boosted their already high spirits!

U14 Girls Shield – The Under 14 Girls Shield had a hard fought win against Camberwell. With the scores locked at 1-1 the girls rallied in the second half to run out winners 3-1. The girls remain undefeated and on top of the ladder with only a few rounds to go.

U14 Girls Pennant – Under 14 Pennant Girls had their first win of the season on Friday!! Very well deserved after weeks of working hard and pushing for improvement at training and during tough games. Congrats to Flick Edmonson for putting away the winning goal but could not be prouder of all the girls for their incredible effort!

U14 Shield – Friday night was another chance to improve on the great run of games TEM U14 Shield had begun to put together. Last time the team met Camberwell they lost 9-1 so the opportunity to improve was there. The game started well with all players working hard and contributing.

A late goal in the first half put Camberwell 1-0 up at half time. The team continued to play well in the second half as Camberwell started to add more pressure. The game finished 3-0 and overall the game was a massive improvement from the first round.

U12 Shield – Despite a loss to Altona 4-2 this week, the TEM U12 Shield team performed well. Thanks to the players who 'doubled-up' to boost the numbers. One more match to go, and the team is looking to see out the season with a competitive battle against Essendon. Much better hockey being played in the latter stages of the season. Well done team!

U12 Girls Shield – The U12 Girls Shield team lost 2-0 against top of the ladder Kew. Kew has some very strong quick players, and TEM had several chances to score and everyone tried their best. 

U12 District Tigers – Looking to repeat their stellar effort from the week before the U12 Tigers came up against top of the table MCC. Despite the opposition's atrocious attempt at smack talk, the TEM boys stuck strong to their game plan and went into halftime (a hotly contested) 2-0 down. Be it the oranges or a brilliant rev up the Tigers came out firing in the 2nd half, scoring early and dominating possession. With just one on the bench fatigue crept in, and MCC took full advantage of this scoring 4 unanswered goals. The final score wasn't a reflection of how well the boys played.

U12 District Lions – This week the TEM Lions lost 3-0 to MCC Red. Despite the score line the Lions played one of their best games for the season. After struggling to clear the ball from defense in previous weeks the Lions showed they are now more than capable. Clearing the ball wide and up the line they were able to create much more attack. Overall a great game by all!