Summer Hockey Team Entries OpenOctober 6, 2020
Team entries are now open for the Geelong Hockey Association 2020/ 2021 Junior Summer Hockey Competition.
The easing of restrictions for community sport in regional Victoria has allowed the return of the summer competition for players aged 18 and under. At this stage there is no competition for senior players as DHHS restrictions allow only non-contact sport for senior players. We are hopeful that a senior competition will be possible as the pandemic situation improves further.
The 2020/2021 summer hockey season for junior players (aged 18 & under) will commence on October 26/27 and run until February 22/23 with a break over the Christmas/ January period. This will allow 11 rounds in total for participating teams.
The competitions are half-field mixed teams with 7 players per team. Ages for summer hockey teams are taken at January 1 2020, except for the 18 & Under competition where ages will be as at 31/12/2020. Each team will be responsible for supplying an umpire as rostered.
Team entries are invited. All teams must be entered or auspiced via an affiliated club or school in order to ensure adequate liability cover.
Competitions available are:
- Under 8 Mixed – Stead Park, John St, Corio. 5.30 pm.
- Under 10 Mixed – Stead Park. 5.30 pm.
- Under 12 Mixed – Stead Park, usually 5.15 p.m.
- U14 Mixed – Stead Park, usually 5.15 or 6.30 p.m.
- U17 Mixed- Stead Park, usually 6.30 or 7.45 pm
- 18 & Under Mixed – Stead Park, usually 7.45 or 8.45 pm
Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia Membership
For individual players who have registered and paid Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia membership during the 2020 winter season, there is no need to pay this again until January 1, 2021.
Those who have not already paid the Hockey Victoria/ Hockey Australia fee during 2020 must pay the COVID Summer Levy. All players except those aged 8 and under must pay this levy before playing in a match. The fee of $12 provides personal accident insurance cover until 31/12/20. Check with your club for details.
Team Entries Due
Team entries should be submitted by 6 pm on Sunday October 18.