General News

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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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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HV U13 Academy Program Postponed

May 16, 2020

Hockey Victoria have advised that the U13 Draft Camp and Academy Program for 2020 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. The program was originally scheduled to begin on June 9, but is now likely to be run in the August to October period. Check back with Hockey Victoria for further details as the...

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Return To Hockey Update

May 12, 2020

The relaxation of community restrictions announced by the Victorian Government and Health authorities on May 11 gives us great hope of seeing a return to the hockey field in the 2020 season. The community restrictions will allow groups of 10 people to train together, as from 11.59 pm on May 12. However, the finer details...

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Future Planning for Geelong Hockey

May 4, 2020

Geelong Hockey Association has prepared a Strategic Plan, designed to ensure the future success and sustainability of  the Association and the Geelong hockey community. The Plan covers the years 2020 to 2022, and provides a guide to the strategies and actions needed to ensure that hockey continues to prosper in the region. The preparation of...

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Stead Park Garden Spectacular

April 23, 2020

Huge thanks to John Zele and Palm Life for the time and money they have given to design and landscape the garden area at Stead Park. The garden bed at the North end of Pitch 1 has had a fantastic makeover, thanks to John. This end of the pitch now provides an amazing backdrop to...

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Training To Be An Umpire – Level 1 Course Open

April 6, 2020

The aim of the umpires in a game of hockey is ultimately to facilitate the enjoyable experience of everyone involved in the hockey match. The umpire will apply the rules of the game in a fair and impartial manner, so that neither teams or players gain an unfair advantage. This does not mean that the...

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Level 1 Coach Course Online

March 31, 2020

Who Needs A Coach? The team coach is important in helping players develop their skills and reach their full potential. The coach can assist this process by providing instruction, analysis and encouragement. This requires a knowledge of the game and the skills involved in the game, as well as the ability to inspire players to...

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Country Championships Cancelled

March 22, 2020

Hockey Victoria have advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the following decisions have been made: Junior Country Championships – CANCELLED for 2020 Women & Girls Breakfast – CANCELLED for 2020 Senior Country Championship – CANCELLED for 2020 Junior State Championships – POSTPONED until later in 2020 It is important to note that the...

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COVID-19 Statement

March 18, 2020

Please read this Statement from the Geelong Hockey Association Executive, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the activities of the Geelong Hockey Association, effective as of March 17. This requires action from members to reduce the number of people gathering in any one area, as well as actions to reduce physical contact.  Clubs...

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