General News

COVID-19 Isolation Practices

July 28, 2020

Reduce the Risk of Spreading COVID-19 Geelong Hockey Association are aware of possible COVID-19 cases in local schools and the broader community generally. Geelong Hockey Association are reviewing our response on a case by case basis. Please let us reaffirm our position as of now. Geelong Hockey Association respectfully asks that YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...

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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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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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