Geelong Hockey Association News

Member Profile – Jesse Allthorpe

July 22, 2021

The Geelong Hockey community is one big family – but it’s so big that we can’t know everyone who is part of it. So we would like to introduce you to some of the members of our family. We are starting with a member profile of Jesse Allthorpe – fresh from winning a Gold Medal...


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Aussies Begin Quest For Olympic Medals

July 19, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will begin with the Opening Ceremony on Friday July 23. This will be the prelude to what every nation and every athlete hopes will be a safe and successful event. Field hockey was first played for men’s teams at the Summer Olympics in 1908, but it was not until 1980 that a...


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Fantastic Support for the Burns Family

July 16, 2021

Many  thanks to all the local businesses and people in the Geelong community who have given such great support to the Burns family following the passing of Ricky Burns, Life Member of Geelong Hockey Association and Corio Hockey Club. The Ricky Burns Testimonial hockey match was originally scheduled to be played in May, but unfortunately...


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Play Suspended

July 16, 2021

As Victoria is now in COVID lockdown until at least Wednesday July 21, all Geelong Hockey Association matches and training are suspended until further notice. In compliance with directions received from the City of Greater Geelong, facilities at Stead Park and Lloyd Reserve will not be available to use for any hockey activities. Compliance with...


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Coaches Wanted for School Clinics

July 14, 2021

2021 has been a year in which the Geelong Hockey Association has focused on recovering ground after the interruption by COVID in 2020.  The lack of a viable competition for both junior and senior teams and the interruption to our usual school visits and Hookin2Hockey programs resulted in a drop in membership numbers, and the...


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Junior State Championships Success

July 9, 2021

The Hockey Victoria Junior State Championships, held from July 1 to July 4, proved to be an enjoyable and successful tournament for the Western Wildcats teams. Teams are selected from across the state to represent 7 Metropolitan and 5 Regional Zones. Players in the Western Wildcats teams come from Altona Hockey Club, Footscray Hockey Club,...


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Vale Ricky Burns

June 29, 2021

The Committee and members of the Geelong Hockey Association extend their condolences and sincere sympathy to Eija, Shannon, Kelly, Jay, Jessey and the entire Burns family on the recent passing of Ricky Burns. Ricky was a Life Member of both the Corio Hockey Club and the Geelong Hockey Association, and had contributed enormously to the...


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Umpires Wanted for School Competitions

June 17, 2021

The School Sport Victoria hockey competitions will be held at Stead Park in July and August. Umpires are required to officiate at these games, with reimbursement available. Game times are usually between 9.50 am to 2.20 pm. Umpires are needed for: July 14, 16, 19, 22 August 2, 4, 6, 11 If you are available...


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Coaches Wanted – Northern Bay College

June 17, 2021

Northern Bay College are seeking coaches to assist with their 2021 hockey program. The school participates in the School Sport Victoria competition at the local level, and usually performs very well. Reimbursement of $50/ hour is available for the coaches. Coaches are required as follows: 2 coaches at Stead Park for 15 to 20 students...


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COVID Restrictions Eased – Updated June 17

June 16, 2021

Restrictions for COVID Safe play have eased further, allowing a return to some previous levels of participation. Training sessions at Stead Park may return to 60 minutes duration. The Hockey Victoria Return to Hockey Guidelines  are expected to be further updated tomorrow. Members are asked to comply fully with the guidelines which are in place....


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