The Victorian Junior State Championships will be held in Melbourne from June 30 to July 3. The Junior State Championships provide the opportunity for junior hockey players from all parts of Victoria to compete at a higher level, and allow any players with aspirations of being selected in a Victorian State team the chance to be seen by those selecting the teams. Hockey Victoria gathers information about individual players from these Championships in order to build a comprehensive profile of each player.
With competing teams representing 10 different zones within Victoria, there is always strong competition for a place in the Western Wildcats team, which represents our Western Metro zone. Members of the Western Wildcats teams are selected from players from Hockey Geelong, Altona Hockey Club, Footscray Hockey Club and Werribee Hockey Club. Teams are selected for U13 Boys and Girls, U15 Boys and Girls and U17 Boys and Girls.
With 25 of the 102 members selected in the 2015 Western Wildcats teams coming from Hockey Geelong, we can be very proud of the 11 members of the Newtown Hockey Club who have made the teams. Congratulations to all these players, with special congratulations to those making their first appearance at this level – Lachie D’Arcy, Miles Reilley, Corey Stella and Hamish Boyd. Well done all.
Congratulations to our 2015 Western Wildcats squad members
- U13 Boys – Lachie D’Arcy, Miles Reilley, Jamie Van der Ploeg, Josh D’Arcy
- U15 Girls – Rachel Van der Ploeg
- U15 Boys – Corey Stella
- U17 Boys – Matt Barnett, Hamish Boyd, Sean Fitzgerald, Adam Gieles, Gus McKinnon.