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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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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COVID-19 Reminders

July 24, 2020

The recent detection of COVID-19 cases in some local schools gives us a sharp reminder that our community safety is not guaranteed, despite previous good management. Geelong Hockey Association requests that all participants and their extended family members remain very aware of the possibility of infection, and take all the actions recommended by Government and...

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Senior Competition Still On Hold

July 23, 2020

Junior Competition Begins Round 1 of the 2020 Geelong Hockey Association Junior competitions was successfully completed on July 18/19. ‘At last’ was the feeling expressed by many players and parents, and the games themselves were much enjoyed by all. Thanks to all the players, club officials, coaches, team managers and umpires who helped achieve this....

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Let’s Play Hockey – But Be COVID Safe

July 17, 2020

Welcome to all participants who have joined us for this late beginning, on July 18, of the 2020 hockey season. Thanks to the hard work of all the clubs and their officials and leaders who have made this beginning possible. The major focus for this unusual season is to keep people playing hockey in a...

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Competition Update July 10

July 10, 2020

Following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne, there have been some changes to the rules regarding the conduct of community sport, and therefore changes to the hockey competitions in Victoria. There will be no hockey competition in Melbourne metropolitan areas this winter season. Hockey Victoria are preparing a proposal for a metropolitan summer...

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The Sharks Are Circling

July 6, 2020

The Hockey Victoria metropolitan competitions are scheduled to begin on July 17 for junior teams, July 20 for Masters teams, and July 25 for senior teams. While the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne has complicated the starting process somewhat, Hockey Victoria are committed to working with clubs to ensure a successful start to...

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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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