Geelong Hockey Association News

Access To Geelong Council Facilities

May 18, 2020

As both Stead Park and Lloyd Reserve facilities are owned by the City of Greater Geelong, their use by the Geelong Hockey Association and affiliated clubs is dependent on Council granting access. We have received the following note from the Council this week. Dear Community Tenant, Thank you for your ongoing efforts in keeping our...


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When Can We Get Back To Training?

May 16, 2020

Recent advice from the Victorian Government and Health authorities has relaxed the restrictions on outdoor gatherings and now allows groups of 10 people to exercise or train together.  However, there are many things to consider before this guideline can be applied to hockey training and hockey games. The Executive Committee of the Geelong Hockey Association...


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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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2020 Season Update

April 27, 2020

The Hockey Geelong Committee of Management is considering various scenarios for what Season 2020 (The Covid/Corona Cup) may look like.  Until we are able to resume regular practices we will continue to be guided by the relevant governing authorities in regard to resuming both training and games. The date given by Hockey Victoria of May...


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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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