The women’s section is a strong, unified, successful and consistently growing part of MPHC. We cater for all ages, levels of experience, fitness ability and we welcome with open arms new players to the Club – whether you have recently moved to the area, are transferring from another Club, are looking at getting back into hockey after a hiatus or perhaps have never played hockey before!
MPHC offers a wide range of hockey options for players – whether you want strong, competitive hockey or whether you are looking for a more social game.
In 2019 we will have:
• Women’s Vic League 1 (1sts)
• Women’s Vic League Reserve (2nds)
• Women’s Pennant C (3rds)
• Women’s Pennant E
• Women’s Metro B
We also offer strong Junior Girls teams in all age groups and encourage young female players (14+) to play within the senior competitions, to enable younger players to develop their hockey under the guidance of respected and experienced senior women players.
We have some very exciting times ahead with many returning players and new members joining us which will only strengthen our current playing list and will provide depth across all grades
Pre-Season fitness training consists of fitness sessions, challenges, adventures, fun, hardwork, camps and team-building.
Preseason is compulsory for all players aspiring to play within the Vic League squad and is open to all other players wanting to increase their personal fitness prior to the season starting.
Pre-season is open to ALL members of the Women’s section and sessions can be tailored to individual fitness levels – a great way to prepare yourself physically and mentally through the various challenges for the upcoming season.
From March onwards throughout the season, there will be no ‘official’ pre-season fitness training as our attention is drawn toward on-pitch training, games & pre-training fitness sessions.
Women’s Head Coach 2019
The womens head coach is Courtney Taylor.
Courtney joined Mornington in 2015 as a player coach after retiring from a long Premier League/State League 1 career at TEM and Mentone. She has been playing hockey for 25 plus years starting with Frankston. Courtney has represented Victoria on many occasions, and won multiple State Championships with Southern Sharks and Bayside u/18 women.
She coached Mornington’s VL1 side to the Grand Final in 2017 and is taking back the reigns after having a year off from coaching. She was voted the HV VL1 League Best & Fairest in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Courtney will bring loads of energy, enthusiasm, a high level of professionalism and will lead by example on and off the field. She is excited with the youthful playing group she gets to work with and can see big things happening in season 2019 and beyond.
Away from the hockey field Courtney professionally works for a local Financial Planning Firm and is a busy mum chasing after her son, Jack.
For more information about Women’s hockey at MPHC, to talk about how you can join us or to find out further info on any of the above information, please contact:
Sally Myers, MPHC Womens Coordinator
Courtney Taylor, MPHC Womens Head Coach 2019
Ph: 0431 387 510