About Geelong Hockey Association

Find out more about our hockey club history including our hall of fame and life members. Please contact us for more information.

Best & Fairest

The Geelong Hockey Association local competition presents a Best and Fairest award at the end of the season for all divisions of the senior competition. The award is voted on by the umpires at the conclusion of each match during the season in a 3, 2, 1 system. The winner is decided on the total...


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John Stephenson Junior Hockey Award

The John Stephenson Memorial Trophy is presented on an annual basis to a Junior member from the Geelong Hockey Association. The Award has been created to perpetuate the memory of John Stephenson and his love of hockey, along with his unselfish commitment to the interest and benefit of Geelong hockey. Details of the Award are:...


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Most Improved Umpire

The great game of hockey could not be played without the valuable contribution umpires make. The Most Improved Umpire award is voted on by the Umpires committee and awarded annually. We thank all umpires who are dedicated to fairness and make playing the game possible in Geelong. 2018 Jesse Pearce 2017 Jonah McKinnon 2016 Jess...


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Presidents Award

This is awarded annually to the club which has made a significant contribution to the Geelong Hockey Association during the current season. 2019 – Newtown City Hockey Club 2018 – Golden Plains Hockey Club 2017 – Geelong Jaguars Hockey Club    


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Hall of Fame

If people devote a great deal of time and effort to the Association or their local hockey club, they can be recognised via life membership. Those who play or umpire and therefore contribute to the game of hockey under the Hockey Geelong banner have no such direct recognition from the Association or club. There shall...


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Premierships

NB: A Grade Men – Donated by JB Urqhuart Year A Grade Women Year A Grade Men Year B Grade Women Year B Grade Men 1967 Belmont 1968 Old Collegians 1969 Belmont 1970 Belmont 1971 Winchelsea 1972 St Josephs 1973 Gordon 1974 Saints 1975 Bellarine 1975 Winchelsea 1976 Bellarine 1976 Old Collegians 1977 Bellarine 1977...


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Life Members

The Geelong Hockey Association was officially formed in 1989 by a merger between the three organisations which until that point had operated separately to conduct hockey in Geelong. Geelong Junior Hockey Association Geelong and District Men’s Hockey Association Geelong Women’s Hockey Association At that time, Life Membership of the newly formed Association was awarded to...


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Club History

Jim Urqhuart is a keen hockey enthusiast. When he first settled in Geelong the only way Jim could get a game was to travel to Melbourne, where he played with the Brunswick Hockey Club. In 1954, the Geelong Men’s Hockey Club was formed by Jim Urqhuart and Roland Oliveiro. Together with students from the Gordon...


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Coaching & Umpiring

Following Hockey Victoria’s decision to increase umpire payments, umpires will be entitled to the following match payments, applying from 17 April 2012 onwards. Division 1 Men – $35 Division 2 Men – $30 Division 1 Women – $35 Division 2 Women – $30 U14, U16 Shield & Pennant (Friday Nights) – $30 Vic League 1 Reserve –...


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