The Inaugural MICHELLE FLOUCH CUP

June 26, 2021 at 4:49 PM

Doncaster v MCC Women's will now be a very special match

The Michelle Flouch Cup is awarded to the winning team when Doncaster and MCC Womens Top Division teams meet for the first time each season.

The inaugural Michelle Flouch Cup will be played in July 2021 and is named in honour of Michelle ‘Flouchy’ Flouch who was an Exceptional Goalkeeper, Inspirational Coach, Mentor, Manager and passionate Teammate.  Flouchy was an unstoppable force both on and off the field who contributed on many levels across the hockey community.  Michelle lost her battle with cancer in May 2020.

Michelle Flouch began her playing career at Doncaster Hockey Club as a junior, which culminated in playing 6 years as the clubs Womens top grade Goal Keeper.  Michelle was integral in helping Doncaster win their first ever Womens League One Premiership in 1988, where the match against Camberwell was decided on penalty strokes.  Michelle saved 4 of the 4 strokes she faced.  The Club went on to become back-to-back premiers in 1989.

Michelle moved to MCC in the 1991 where she continued to dominate in the net, going on to win a further two Top Division Premierships with MCC.

She remained at MCC in roles as coach, Team Manager and mentor.

Throughout her career, Michelle’s exceptional goal keeping coaching skills, influenced the development of many Goal keepers from both Doncaster and MCC clubs, as well as the countless number of goal keepers throughout Victoria at junior, state and National Levels.

Michelle represented Victoria at junior and senior state levels and was also part of the Australian National Squad, and reserve GK for 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Michelle Flouch - 1966-2020

Hockey history 

CLUB HISTORY - Doncaster

Played junior hockey with the Doncaster Hockey Club-started 1981

Played senior hockey with the Doncaster Hockey Club up to 1990

Victorian Division 1 premiership 1988 & 1989

Victorian Division 1 runners-up 1990

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Michelle in her Doncaster days

CLUB HISTORY - MCC

Played senior hockey with the MCC Hockey Club from 1991 - 2019

Victorian Division 1 premiership 1992 & 1993 1993 Player of match

Victorian Division 1 runners-up 1995

Played 163 games as Division 1 Goalkeeper (1991 – 2000)

Played 188 total senior matches (1991 – 2019)

Coached 1 division 1997 – 2000

Team Manager 2014-2019

MCC Junior Coach

MCC GK Coach

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Michelle at MCC's home ground

VICTORIAN STATE TEAM

Represented Victoria at Under age and Senior level

U17 – 1982 & 1983

U21 – 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987

Snr – 1985 – 1996

Snr Indoor – 1987

State team selector for state teams at both senior and underage levels

Coached goalkeepers from 2001 at all levels and across Women and Men

VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT

VIS squad member 1990 – 1996

Goalkeeping Coach 2001 – 2019

GK coached by Michelle who went on to represent Australia at Senior/U21 level

Rachel Imison, Rachael Lynch, Ashlee Wells, George Bazley, Kym Vanderhart, Irene Horvath

AUSTRALIA REPRESENTATION

U21 Australian National Squad

Australian National Development Squad

Senior – reserve GK for 1988 Olympics

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