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Date:          Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Venue:       Geelong Hockey Centre, Stead Park, John Street, Corio, Geelong

Cost:           $15.00 per player

Team Entries Close: October 21st, 2017


Player Age:         Players must be aged under 13 or under 15 as at January 1, 2017.

Geelong Hockey Carnival rego form

This is a mixed Carnival; therefore all teams must have at least 4 girls on the field at all times.  There is no maximum limit of the number of girls.  U15 Teams may use U13 players is draw permits.


If you are interested please contact:

Marg Austen on

or phone 0438251448.

Geelong Hockey Carnival rego formThe best way to enjoy yourself is to make a weekend of it. Go down Saturday and wake up fresh for the game on Sunday morning to enjoy the hockey carnival.

U8 and U10 Competitions for 2017

Changes to U8 and U10 competitions for the 2017 hockey season

The West Gippsland Hockey Association (WGHA) has made changes to the U8 and U10 competitions for this coming season. Rather than relying upon the individual WGHA clubs to provide players and the many necessary volunteers to run these competitions, they will be centralised and run by the WGHA as a whole.

Practices and matches for both the U8 and U10 competitions will be held on Friday nights in 2017.

From 4:30 to 5:40 all U8 players will practice learning basic hockey skills together under the guidance of an experienced coach, prior to being split into their respective teams for matches.

From 5:40 to 7:00 all U10 players will similarly practice and have matches.

The program will begin on 17 March and continue weekly with breaks for school holidays for the season.

The first 3 weeks will be used as grading sessions so that the players may be divided into teams of equal ability to compete in the season-long competition. Note: the Teams will not be affiliated with any existing WGHA club, and will have unique uniforms and names.

The traditional club-based format for competition will be continued in the U12 competition and above.

For our youngest players the WGHA believes there are two significant concerns inherent to the previous format of a club-based competition. Firstly, the quality of instruction for these young players is variable and is not sufficient in quality for their needs.

Secondly, matches are too often one-sided due to differences in number and ability-level of players. These difficulties are remedied in the new structure. The structure will also lessen the time demands on club volunteers and will better ensure equality in participation time by all players.

The WGHA committee is quite excited with this new format for our young juniors. Much energy and expertise is being directed towards its development, under the overall direction of the Junior Development Committee.

You may notice a concerted advertising campaign in the coming weeks under the heading “GAME ON”.

We hope the turn-out on 17 March will be commensurate with the quality of instruction, coaching and organisation that we know will be delivered.
WGHA Junior Development Committee.


Summer Hockey 2016

Join in the fun of Adults & Juniors Social Summer Hockey:

A great opportunity also for people considering picking up a stick and give it a go

Starts 7:30pm
10th of October
(9 sessions)

• Complimentary post game nibbles
• Drinks at bar prices
• Enjoy the relaxed social atmosphere
• All experience levels are welcome
• Introduce a parent, friend or work colleague to Hockey

Juniors Hockey

Mondays 4:30pm onwards

Commencing Monday 10th Oct

Full pitch games in age groups (numbers permitting)

Complimentary post game fruit drink and fruit platter • Hockey sticks and shin guards available for use


Summer Hockey Gippsland registration



Latrobe Valley Hockey Association

Latrobe Valley Hockey Association presents the

17 and 18 SEPTEMBER 2016

This event will be held at Churchill Ground, McDonald Way, Federation University

Age and gender categories to be offered:
Junior U13 mixed gender *
Junior U15 mixed gender *
Junior U17 mixed gender *
Senior Men
Senior Women

For more info. Phone Natalie 0499601411

*For mixed teams there must be a maximum of seven (7) male players on the field at any
one time.
Venue: Federation University Hockey Field at Churchill
Cost of registration: to be advised.

Get signed up for the Gippsland Championships weekend Sept 17&18. Mixed teams U13, U15, U17, senior men and women. Phone Natalie 0499601411