Junior Country Championship – 2018

JCC – 2018

This competition is the annual Victorian Country Association hockey competition which is held in Melbourne in which teams compete against other Victorian regional associations.
Features of this event are:
• Under 13, 15 in boys and girls country representative teams ( Latrobe & East Gippsland may be entering U17 Teams )
• Participate in a fun event over two days; 6 x 35 minute games.
• Strengthen your hockey skills and confidence in the game
• One of Victoria’s largest junior hockey event
• Provides all country Associations with an opportunity to travel together and represent their local area.


Under 13 competition: Born on or after 1 January 2005 Under 15 competition: Born on or after 1 January 2003
All players must be registered and a member with Hockey Victoria by 1st of May 2018. You need to be registered with a Club from WGHA, but if you are currently registered with Gippsland Bull’s and would like to play you could do a dual registration with WGHA at no extra cost.

Training: Bellbird Park Drouin – 2 weeks (to be decided)

COST: $55 per player
Uniform: Navy shorts, bottle green hockey socks – will be available for purchase on training nights. Player shirts will be provided for the event. Mouthguard & shins guards must be worn.
Game Venues
Under 13 (Boys & Girls) Under 15 (Boys & Girls) Under 17 (Boys & Girls) Venue
Essendon Hockey Centre
Greensborough Hockey Centre State Netball Hockey Centre


Address of Venue

Essendon Hockey Centre: 1 Hockey Lane, Ascot Vale.
Greensborough Hockey Centre: Plenty Park, Memorial Drive, Plenty. State Netball Hockey Centre: 10 Brens Drive, Royal Park.
Please could you let Margaret Austen know if your child would like to play ASAP, and please feel free to phone her if you have any questions.
0408251448, email: developmentofficer@wgha.asn.au

South East Cougars Zone Renamed Gippsland Bulls

Notice from Hockey Victoria

Dear Clubs & Regional Associations,
Please note that as of this year, the South East Cougars Zone will be known as the Gippsland Bulls.

The change of name is one of the steps towards transition to the first ever Regional Junior Player Development Academy, in line with the Metro High Performance Academies for junior players.

The other immediate changes are:

• Minor change to the Gippsland Bulls Zone uniform to reflect the change.

• Formation of the Zone Committee with representatives from LVHA, EGHA, WGHA and Gippsland Bulls Hockey Club to oversee the transition.

The partnership between Gippsland Bulls Hockey Club, Latrobe Valley HA, West Gippsland HA and East Gippsland HA, will cement the intention to provide a recognisable existing regional entity as the platform for the player/coach development in Gippsland.

As communicated to all Regional Associations in 2017, Gippsland will be the first regional zone to pilot this new player and coach development model, which would see the following issues addressed:

• Crystalise the junior player development pathway which would see more local development opportunities for children (therefore reducing the travel burden for kids and parents while still accessing professionally developed and delivered program);

• Introduce a local junior player development program designed by HV High Performance Team; and

• Establish a coach development pathway which would ensure self-sustainability for the region in the future.The desired outcomes of the above model are an increase in JCC team participation (and the improved results) from the three local associations, improved JSC results for the Zone, increased regional player representation in the State Teams, reduced travel relating to player development, and local employment/development opportunities for coaches and an administrator.

In March, HV will meet with the three local Association and the Gippsland Bulls Hockey Club to finalise the details for the Regional Academy, which will commence in the last quarter of 2018.
If you have any questions in regards to the above, please email Sash Herceg on sherceg@hockeyvictoria.org.au
Regards, Sash
Kind Regards,Sash Herceg
General Manager – Hockey Operations

Gippy Championships at Churchill

Hello all Players and Parents.

Attached is the Fixture for the Gippsland Championships at Churchill this weekend, 23rd September. For those families who haven’t filled out the Registration form (attached), please do so and return to me on the day.

Please be at the ground at least 1/2 hr before your game commences.

For those who haven’t paid, please give Margaret Austen the money on the day.

Download Fixture For Gippy Championships 2017

You need to wear Navy shorts and Green socks (Available for purchase on the day for $10). Shirts will be handed out on the day, and need to be returned end of the day.

Look forward to seeing you all. LV will have food available for purchase if needed.

WGHA 2017 Fixture Survey

WGHA 2017 Fixture Survey

Your chance to have a say. Make your opinion count.

As the West Gippsland Hockey Association Committee looks forward to 2018, it is seeking feedback in regards to the fixturing of games in season 2017. Please take the time to consider your answers to these questions as a way of giving constructive feedback on the way hockey competitions are conducted in West Gippsland.

Please answer as many questions that are pertinent to you. Including your name is optional but may be helpful if thoughts are raised that would benefit from further conversation.


Hockey SurveySeason 2017 Fixture Review Survey


A response box will be available at the ground to return paper copies of this survey or digital copies can be emailed to vicepresident@wgha.asn.au