GEELONG HOCKEY CARNIVAL

2017 HOCKEY GEELONG
U13 & U15 MIXED CARNIVAL

Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
Venue: Geelong Hockey Centre, Stead Park, John Street, Corio, Geelong
Team Entry Fee: $200 per team (payable on day unless paid prior)
Team Entries Close: October 21, 2017
Player age: Players must be aged under 13 or under 15 at January 1, 2017 to be eligible.
Maximum of 8 teams per age group — 1 entry per Club/Assn per age group. Clubs/Assn may nominate extra teams in an age group, however these entries may only be accepted if that age group is not full.

This is a Mixed, 11-aside carnival; therefore all teams must have at least 4 girls on field at all times. There is no maximum limit of the number of girls. U15 Teams may use U13 players if draw permits.

Geelong Hockey rego form

CARNIVAL RULES
The playing rules of FIH 2017 will apply unless altered by any of these rules.
• Tomahawk shots are permitted in both U13 and U1S grades.
• No playing, or attempting to play, the ball above the shoulder in either grade.
• Short corners or penalty strokes awarded on, or immediately prior to, the siren will not be played out.
• All teams must have a minimum of 4 girls on the field at all times; there is no maximum number of girls allowed.
• Game time will not stop for injury or any other reason. First Aiders will be in attendance.
• The first named team (HOME TEAM) to use the Dugout to the left of the field, must provide the match ball and shall start with the ball.
• Penalties: Green Card — 1 min; Yellow Card — 3 min
• Only runners or turf shoes allowed (no footy boots with steel cleats).
• Games will be 14-mins (no half-time), with 1 minute changeover between games. Games will start at the fixtured time; teams not ready will forfeit game time. Game times may be adjusted subject to team entries. If this occurs, clubs will be advised prior.
• All teams will play each other in their Age grade once. Scoring: Win: 3 points; Draw: 1 point; Loss: no points.


• Umpires will be provided for all games. If you have any umpires wanting feedback please let the Carnival Co-ordinator know ASAP. Please note: Umpire Assessments cannot be conducted at this event.
• All players must be registered with a club/association affiliated with Hockey Victoria and play only for their nominated team, unless special circumstances prevail and approval is granted by the Carnival Co-ordinator or their appointed official.
• Overall Grade Winners: In each age grade, the team leading on points at the conclusion of all matches shall be deemed the Carnival winner and win the Prize Money of $250; no Grand Final match will be played. If two or more teams lead on equal points, then the winner will be decided by the following order:
1. Team with greatest goal difference — if still tied on equal points, then
2. Most goals for;
3. Least goals against;
4. The winner of the match/es between the teams.
If, after the above, there is still no outright winner, both teams shall be declared joint Carnival winners, and share the prize money.

JUNIOR COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

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Junior Country Hockey Championships 2017

SATURDAY 20 MAY & SUNDAY 21 MAY, 2017

 

This competition is the annual Victorian Country Association hockey competition which is held in Melbourne in which teams compete against other Victorian regional associations.

JCC 2017 Registration_Medical Form

Print version of this article click Here –JCC 2017 Information Flyer

Features of this event are:

  • Under 13, 15 and 17 in boys and girls country representative teams
  • Participate in a fun event over two days; 6 x 34 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.

 

2017 AGE ELIGIBILITY

Under 13 competition: Born on or after 1 January 2004

Under 15 competition: Born on or after 1 January 2002

Under 17 competition: Born on or after 1 January 2000

 

All players must be registered and a member with Hockey Victoria by 1st of May 2017. 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

Competition Venue  
Under 13 (Boys & Girls)

Under 15 (Boys & Girls)

Essendon Hockey Centre

Footscray Hockey Centre

 
Under 17 (Boys & Girls) State Netball Hockey Centre  
     

Address of Venue

Essendon Hockey Centre: Fenton Street Reserve, Ascot Vale.

Footscray Hockey Centre: Mclvor Reserve, Fogarty Ave, Spotswood.

State Netball Hockey Centre: Brens Drive, Royal Park.

Please could you let Natalie Oellermann know if your child would like to play ASAP, and please feel free to phone her if you have any questions.

0499601411, email: colinandnatalieoellerman@gmail.com

Please complete the forms attached and return to Natalie Oellermann, Marg Austen, Louise Pozzebon or Sarah Lucas.

 

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Transport & Accommodation:
Families to arrange own transport to the venues and accommodation if necessary.

Accommodation options:
Footscray: Ashley Gardens Big 4 Holiday Park, 129 Ashley St, Braybrook
PH: 03 9318 6866 – powered sites & cabins
(highly recommended by Hockey families for Footscray & SNHC venues)
Greensborough: Greensborough Motor Inn, 245 Greensborough Highway, Macleod. PH: 1800 807 782
SNHC: Park Squire Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments, 94 Flemington Road, Melbourne (Parkville)
PH: 03 9329 6077

U8 and U10 Competitions For 2017

Changes to U8 and U10 competitions for the 2017 hockey season

The West Gippsland Hockey Association (WGHA) has made changes to the U8 and U10 competitions for this coming season. Rather than relying upon the individual WGHA clubs to provide players and the many necessary volunteers to run these competitions, they will be centralised and run by the WGHA as a whole.

Practices and matches for both the U8 and U10 competitions will be held on Friday nights in 2017. From 4:30 to 5:40 all U8 players will practice learning basic hockey skills together under the guidance of an experienced coach, prior to being split into their respective teams for matches.

From 5:40 to 7:00 all U10 players will similarly practice and have matches.

The program will begin on 17 March and continue weekly with breaks for school holidays for the season. The first 3 weeks will be used as grading sessions so that the players may be divided into teams of equal ability to compete in the season-long competition.

Note: the Teams will not be affiliated with any existing WGHA club, and will have unique uniforms and names.

The traditional club-based format for competition will be continued in the U12 competition and above.
For our youngest players the WGHA believes there are two significant concerns inherent to the previous format of a club-based competition. Firstly, the quality of instruction for these young players is variable and is not sufficient in quality for their needs.

Secondly, matches are too often one-sided due to differences in number and ability-level of players. These difficulties are remedied in the new structure. The structure will also lessen the time demands on club volunteers and will better ensure equality in participation time by all players.

The WGHA committee is quite excited with this new format for our young juniors. Much energy and expertise is being directed towards its development, under the overall direction of the Junior Development Committee. You may notice a concerted advertising campaign in the coming weeks under the heading “GAME ON”.

We hope the turn-out on 17 March will be commensurate with the quality of instruction, coaching and organisation that we know will be delivered.
WGHA Junior Development Committee. developmentofficer@wgha.asn.au

U10 Gala Day

West Gippsland is running a fun hockey tournament for under 10’s on Sept 4th at Drouin.

This Sunday tournament known as Gala Day.

When: Sun Sept 4, 10am-3pm

Where: Drouin synthetic turf

Cost $10 ( with free show bag!)

Who: U10 boys and girls, mixed teams.

Open to players born 2006- 2009. You need to be a registered West Gippsland Player

There is more info below and a registration form is attached to this email

Register your interest by the 7th. August –

Hockey Registration Form

This is fantastic fun, there will be a bbq and canteen open on the day. If you are interested please fill in the registration form below, and hand it to your team manager this Saturday at Hockey.wgha GALA DAY A4 POSTER