Forestville Hockey Club

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Forestville Hockey Club
League Hockey SA Premier League
Founded 1905
Team Colours Blue and white
Nickname Panthers

Forestville Hockey Club is a hockey club in Adelaide, South Australia.


Forestville Hockey Club was formed in 1905 by Harry Cowham in an effort to get people living in Unley, South Australia, interested in playing hockey. Forestville competed in that year against: St John's, Sturt, West Torrens, Rosemount, East Torrens, Bankville and North Adelaide. Forestville is the oldest of the South Australian clubs and it is believed to be the oldest playing in Australia. The club's first 'pitch' was in a paddock near Leah St. Forestville, not far from its present Goodwood Oval location. Forestville play a majority of their home games at the State Hockey Centre. The venue has been home to Forestville games since 1992.

Australian representatives[edit]


South Australian Hockey Association men's A grade best and fairest winners:

  • 1935 Harry Cowham
  • 1943 Robert Ritchie
  • 1964 Geoff Sharples
  • 1967 Geoff Sharples
  • 1989 Roger Smith
  • 1990 Roger Smith
  • 1992 Roger Smith

Panther Press[edit]

Forestville publishes a monthly newsletter, "The Panther Press".

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