About Us

About Us

Lone Star Field Hockey Club is a not-for-profit club that was founded in July 2015 in Austin to promote the growth of the game in Texas and specifically to give Austin girls and boys convenient access to a club with both highly qualified coaches and the right playing surface (a.k.a. artificial Turf) to develop the skills that are central to today’s game.    In April 2018 we announced the opening of a Lone Star FHC branch in Dallas with the same mission in mind: grow the game in Texas by giving Dallas girls and boys access to the right playing surface and highly qualified coaches.  Lone Star FHC is a USA Field Hockey member Club. 

The club offers Fall, Winter & Spring training as well as optional tournament opportunities and summer camps. Skills training is offered to ages 8 – 18 (grades 3 – 12) with girls and boys playing in U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 age divisions. We cater to all ability levels from the complete beginner to the elite travel player.  Lone Star players practice on Turf fields only and OUR COACHES focus strongly on individual skill development (following our Lone Star Coaching Methodology) and HAVING FUN while learning and playing.  We aim to develop strong core skills that will stay with a player for life and as we truly believe that Hockey is a “Sport for Life”!

Lone Star FHC is a 501(c)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization.  We aim to keep our Registration Fees as low as possible to make Field Hockey affordable for everyone, with the bulk of our registration fees being used to cover the cost of Turf Field Rental, Insurance and Training equipment.  Many of our Senior Coaches volunteer their coaching services and all administration is done on a volunteer basis.

In October 2015, Austin’s Adult Co-Ed Field Hockey club merged with Lone Star Field Hockey uniting efforts under one club umbrella to promote the game of Field Hockey in Central Texas.  Lone Star Field Hockey has a thriving Adult section with members hailing from all over the world. Our Adult Club meets weekly for pick-up games and competes in tournaments nationally and many of our Adult members also help coach our Juniors. 

For general enquiries email lonestarfieldhockey@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form.

 

Ali Murdoch - Club President & Director

Ali serves as the Club President & Director of Lone Star Field Hockey Club.  Ali is a USAFH coach who played for 25 years in Ireland,  coached youth teams in Ireland and in NY (at clubs Northport Field Hockey and Lasting Legacy Field Hockey) before starting Lone Star Field Hockey Club in 2015.  Ali has also coached in the USAFH Futures Program and currently plays on the US Master’s team.

Adam Falla - Director

Adam became a director of Lone Star Field Hockey in 2016.  He played for 20+ years in the UK at school, university and national club level and coached youth hockey in the UK before his move to the U.S. in 2011.  While in the U.S. he has played for the Washington Field Hockey Association and got involved in playing and coaching at Lone Star Field Hockey after his move to Austin.    Adam is also coaching a US Master’s Team for the 2018 Master’s World Cup in Barcelona.

Una Murdoch - Club Administrator & Director

Una along with her husband Ali founded Lone Star Field Hockey Club when they moved to Austin in 2015.  Having just retired from a 20 year career in IT and having two avid field hockey playing daughters with no local club in Austin, she decided to turn her hand to the goal of growing the game of field hockey in Texas.   Una runs all the club operations donning the different hats of marketing, finance, IT as required and has even been known to pick up a stick on occasion!