Geelong Hockey Association News

Summer Hockey Is Coming Back

September 25, 2020

We are delighted to announce that there will be a summer hockey competition in 2020/2021. At this stage, the competition will be for junior players only i.e. 18 years and under, in compliance with the current COVID restrictions in place for regional Victoria. We are hopeful of a return to senior, Masters and Family hockey...


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2021 Competition Survey Open Now

September 19, 2020

The disruption of the 2020 hockey season due to the COVID-19 pandemic provides the opportunity to consider the conduct of future hockey competitions across Victoria. Should competitions run as they always have, or do we consider new formats? As there is no guarantee that similar disruptions will not occur again at some point, Hockey Victoria...


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Hockey Victoria/ Hockey Australia Fees Decision

September 4, 2020

Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia have completed a review of the organisations’ financial situation, and are now able to inform members what will happen to the registration fees paid for 2020. 8600 members had registered to participate in the 2020 season in Victoria, but this is a significant drop compared to the 22,000 players who...


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COVID Support Grant For GHA

August 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its effect on the 2019/20 season, has resulted in significant impacts on the economic circumstances of many individuals and sports clubs in our community. The impact is also felt further up the chain for the Geelong Hockey Association, as well as Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia. With the suspension of play...


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HA Safe Hockey Framework

August 13, 2020

Hockey Australia have launched a new and updated suite of policies to safeguard children participating in hockey, titled the Safe Hockey Framework. The policies have been supported and adopted by the State hockey organisations, providing a consistent approach across the sport. Our sport is committed to providing safe environments for children and young people, and...


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SportAUS Support for Sport Leaders

August 10, 2020

Community sport helps to develop and reinforce social networks and connections within communities. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how much the members of our community value their participation and the enjoyment and benefits they derive from membership of the hockey community. The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded a lot from our...


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Australian Hockey Championships for 2021

August 9, 2020

Hockey Australia have confirmed the dates for the Australian National Championships for 2021, so that gives us something to look forward to. The Calendar of events kicks off in April with the U18 Men’s and Women’s Championships to be played in Launceston, Tasmania, followed closely by the U15 Boys and Girls tournament in Bathurst, NWSW....


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Stage 3 Restrictions and CoGG Facilities

August 8, 2020

As Stage 3 restrictions are now in place in Geelong, the City of Greater Geelong have provided further advice about the use of community facilities owned by the City. This includes the hockey facilities at Stead Park and at Lloyd Reserve. As you would expect, these facilities are not able to be accessed by the...


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2020 Hockey Season Cancelled

August 3, 2020

Sadly, the 2020 winter hockey season has now come to an end. Following the return to Stage 3 restrictions announced by Government and health authorities in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep us all safe, community sport can not operate at present. View the Premier’s statement on changes to restrictions for...


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2020 Junior Season Update

July 31, 2020

This year has presented a unique challenge for our whole community. The rapidly changing environment in which we are trying to run a hockey competition has resulted in uncertainty for all players, coaches, parents, team managers and club organisers. We have closely followed all official communications and particularly the Premier’s announcement on July 30 regarding...


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