Junior Academy Program Begins

November 1, 2023

There are 95 players from around Country Victoria coming to Stead Park to take part in trials for a Junior Academy program on Sunday November 5. Those who are successful at trial will progress to the 4 week academy where they will spend 2 hours each Sunday morning being coached by experienced and talented players from Hockey Club Melbourne, Premier League teams, Country Victoria representatives and Australian Country representatives. The program aims to support players and assist their development to improve the chances of selection in Regional and State teams and programs.

The 95 players who are attending come from places like Horsham, Corangamite, Ballarat, Geelong, St Arnaud, Wimmera and Warrnambool. Their names were put forward by their club and they were then invited to attend a free trial. We have over 25 volunteers helping out on Sunday and it promises to be a very busy morning.

Just Hockey will be setting up a pop up store and anyone is invited to come shopping between 9 – 11am.