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 and HAVING FUN.  Lone Star FHC is a 501(c)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization.  Registration Fees are used to cover the cost of Turf Field Rental, Insurance and Training equipment.  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. The Co-Ed Adult Club meets weekly for pick-up games and competes in tournaments nationally. 

Ali Murdoch - Club President & Director

Ali Murdoch serves as the Club President & Director of Lone Star Field Hockey’s Youth Club.  Ali is a USAFH coach who played for 25 years in Ireland,  coached youth teams in Ireland and at NY clubs Northport Field Hockey and Lasting Legacy Field Hockey.  Ali has also coached in the USAFH Futures Program.

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.    

Arif Mahmud - Head of Adult Club

Arif serves as Organizer-in-chief for Lone Star FH Adults’ club.  Arif grew up in India and played field hockey in school, college and at club level. He started the co-ed adults club in Austin and has led the team in several tournaments in Texas. He also umpires field hockey games in local Austin schools.