Geelong Hockey Association News

Update To Training Rules

June 29, 2020

In line with the further relaxation of restrictions, Hockey Victoria have made some additional changes to the Return-to-Hockey-Guidelines. There is no limit on the number of players aged 18 and under who can train and compete in the one group. Social distancing rules do not now apply to players aged 18 and under. Coaches and...

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Club Training Is Back

June 6, 2020

With the relaxation of COVID-19 guidelines regarding group training limits, we are pleased that clubs are able to recommence training as from June 9. Groups of 20 players may now train on 1/2 field, with 1 coach (total 21 people). Please carefully read the revised GHA Return to Play guidelines June 1 . This document...

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Lloyd Reserve Access Approved

May 30, 2020

The City of Greater Geelong have considered the Return to Play plan submitted for King Lloyd Reserve, and given approval to resume hockey training activities at the facility. COVID-19 Return to Play GHA Lloyd Reserve NCHC return to play approval- Return to play approval GHA A Site Management Plan for both Stead Park and Lloyd...

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We Are Back For Training!

May 27, 2020

The City of Greater Geelong has approved the ‘Return to Play’ plan submitted by the Geelong Hockey Association for Stead Park. A similar plan has been submitted for King Lloyd Reserve, with access not available until the Plan has been approved. COVID-19 Return to Play SP COVID-19 Return to Play Lloyd Reserve CoGG – Return...

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COVID Support Grants for Clubs

May 25, 2020

The State Government, through the Sport & Recreation Victoria, have opened up Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package grants. This means: that grants of up to $15,000 are available for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 are available for individual clubs. Financial support will be provided to assist the club to remain operational during...

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Hockey Victoria Fees Reduced

May 25, 2020

As the return to training and to hockey draws a little closer, Hockey Victoria have announced that the compulsory registration fees to play in the 2020 season will be reduced. The Hockey Australia component of the fee remains the same, but the Hockey Victoria fee has been reduced by 15%. The combined Hockey Victoria/ Hockey...

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Help Hockey Come Back Strongly

May 24, 2020

The COVID-19 situation has significantly altered the sporting season for many organisations and sports, including hockey. A return to hockey is imminent, but it is acknowledged that there are barriers which may impact on the participation of our usual members – health concerns, cost, altered format of the season. The Geelong Hockey Association would like...

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Return To Play Plan for Geelong Hockey

May 22, 2020

In the last month, the Executive of the Geelong Hockey Association has been working on producing a ‘Return to Play‘ plan for hockey in Geelong. The Executive have taken into account the advice and information provided by government and health authorities, as well as that available from the City of Greater Geelong, FIH, Hockey Australia...

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Access To Geelong Council Facilities

May 18, 2020

As both Stead Park and Lloyd Reserve facilities are owned by the City of Greater Geelong, their use by the Geelong Hockey Association and affiliated clubs is dependent on Council granting access. We have received the following note from the Council this week. Dear Community Tenant, Thank you for your ongoing efforts in keeping our...

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When Can We Get Back To Training?

May 16, 2020

Recent advice from the Victorian Government and Health authorities has relaxed the restrictions on outdoor gatherings and now allows groups of 10 people to exercise or train together.  However, there are many things to consider before this guideline can be applied to hockey training and hockey games. The Executive Committee of the Geelong Hockey Association...

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