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HISTORY OF SKHC

 

Southern Knights Hockey Club is one of the newest clubs in Melbourne. It was started in March 1998 by a group of friends. The club was disappointed with its grading of Metro 3 South but set about proving the VHA grading committee wrong, starting the season with a 12-2 victory over AJAX at Albert Park. Duncan Bearder scored the first ever goal for the club. The trend continued throughout the season and finished the home and away season with 177 goals from 17 wins and 1 draw. The Knights went on to win the Premiership with a 6-0 victory over AJAX in the grand final. Club champion for the year was Kevin Leeson with Denis Grbac the runner-up. Denis Grbac was also awarded the most improved player. The team player award went to Sean Bamford.

 

After a very enjoyable first season the club found its self upgraded to State League 5, which was whole new experience for most of the players. The club recruited three new players including a new goalkeeper,  and started the new season in style with a 10-1 victory over Old Carey, at their home ground and the knights new training ground, Box Hill. During a very hard  season which saw a few injuries, and a change of players, saw the club finish second at the end of the home and away season. The club progressed to the grand final after a hard fought 4-3 victory over top team Corio, but in the grand final Corio reversed the table with a 4-3 win.

The Club champion was shared by Llewelyn Sladen and Cedric Fewkes. Gilbert Fernandes was awarded the most improved player. The club will start the 2000 season in State League 4 and a huge challenge ahead.

 


1998 METRO 3 SOUTH PREMIERS

1999 STATE LEAGUE 5

LADIES AUXILIARY

CELEBRATION AFTER THE 1998 GRAND FINAL