Geelong Hockey Association
Hockey in Geelong Since 1912
The Geelong Hockey Association supports the local hockey clubs in Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula & the Surf Coast. The Association provides a supportive platform for the sport in the region.
If you’re new to Geelong, or have thought about taking up hockey as a sport, you’re sure to find a club which will welcome you.
Hockey Victoria Metropolitan Competitions
Geelong Hockey Association provides a pathway to participate at higher levels for players and officials, with Hockey Geelong Sharks teams participating in the Hockey Victoria metropolitan competitions. This pathway also brings the opportunity for selection in Regional, State and National representative teams.
Each year the Hockey Geelong Sharks teams compete in the Hockey Victoria Junior and Senior competitions to represent Hockey Geelong:
- U14 and U16 boys and girls | Friday nights
- Men’s Premier League and Premier League Reserve | Weekends
- Women’s Premier League and Premier League Reserve | Weekends
- Men’s Pennant C | Weekends
- Women’s Development Team in Geelong Hockey Association local competition | Weekends
- Masters men 50+ | Wednesday nights
- Masters women 35+ | Wednesday nights – please click the link below to express your interest
Home games are played at Stead Park
The pitches and pavilion facilities at Stead Park are available for hire to affiliated clubs, members, schools and other community organisations.
The pitch facilities include two synthetic pitches, one sand and one hybrid surface, with tech bench and player shelters. The pavilion includes meeting rooms, social space, canteen and bar, first aid room, toilets and change rooms.
Hookin2Hockey is an introductory skills program, available for players aged between 5 and 10. Hin2H is a great program to introduce your child to the sport and it is run year round by clubs around Geelong.
Contact your club to find out what teams and Hin2H programs are available for you or your child.
School Hockey Programs
The Geelong Hockey Association has an annual program of Hockey Roadshows conducted in local primary schools at no charge. Hockey programs are also available through the Australian Sports Commission Sporting Schools program.
Let us know if your school would like to host a hockey program.
Get back 2 hockey
Monday provides opportunities to come back from injury and the chance for those who have never played to stop watching the fun from the sidelines and pickup a stick for the first time. Originally aimed at Masters and beginners the idea has slightly morphed into sportsmanship hockey.
It is a great opportunity to try out new skills, lose some weight (many of our participants have experienced Monday slim down). It is also an avenue to returning from injury without the need to push yourself further than you have to in a game when the bench is missing. As there are no umpires it helps people chillax when the ball hits the opposition’s foot, it takes out the competitiveness and leaves you with a pile of amusement and entertainment. With some great backyard rules thrown in as you play.
The biggest aspect of Mondays is including everyone that shows up and enjoying hockey. If you have lost the love and want to find it again pop down to Stead Park on a Monday at 6.30 and join the rest of us big kids.
As long as there is interest, Mondays will be running, no holidays here, as fun does not take a break.
Winter Hockey Local Competition
The winter hockey season runs from April through to September. The Geelong Hockey Association local competition has divisions for people of all ages and experience:
- U8, U10, U12, U14 and U17. Age groups for junior teams are taken at January 1 of the current year. All junior competitions are mixed teams, with boys and girls in the same team.
- Division 1 and 2 Men’s teams
- Division 1 and 2 Women’s teams
Summer Hockey Local Competition
Summer hockey runs from October to February, with a break over the Christmas/ January period. Summer hockey is a more relaxed social format with mixed teams played on half field. It’s an ideal time for beginners to try the game. There are competitions for:
- U8, U10, U12, U14 and U17
- Senior mixed
- Masters mixed (35+)
- Friday family teams
Awards and Honours
The Association recognises the time and effort individuals put into the sport, whether they are a player or umpire. Annual awards include the Best and Fairest Players in the senior divisions, John Stephenson Junior Hockey Award, Most Improved Umpire and the President’s Award.