Head Coach Position Vacant

Newtown City Hockey Club is seeking an enthusiastic, capable and suitably qualified person to take on the role of Head Coach for the 2021 year.

The club has a diverse and varied membership, with 250 members of all genders ranging in age from 3 to 65+. The club’s 16 teams participate in the winter and summer competitions of the Geelong Hockey Association.

We anticipate that 2021 will be a year of rebuilding after the COVID affected season of 2020. We aim to increase the strength of our membership and to deliver an enjoyable and satisfying year for all participants. The Head Coach will be an important and valued part of these aims.

We are seeking someone who will work within the framework of our core values.

  • Welcoming and Inclusivity. New are members welcome regardless of age, gender, skill level, race or sexual orientation
  • Fair Play and sporting behaviour. Playing the game and conducting our affairs honestly, openly, fairly and in a spirit of vigorous but good natured competition
  • Excellence. Pursuing excellence in all that we do and when playing the game, strive to win through superior performance and skill
  • Accountability. Open and transparent with members, supporters, sponsors, other clubs and external bodies that support or facilitate the game
  • Continuous improvement. Striving to continuously improve our on and off-field performance and maximise our contribution to the development of the game
  • Sustainability. Aiming to ensure that the club is able to sustain its activities and operations over many years

The Club is a non-profit sporting club which operates with significant input from volunteers in many roles. There is a reimbursement available for the successful appointee to this position.

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Please submit applications by February 21.

Enquiries: Claire Barnes, OAM. Ph 0417 015130.

Umpire and Coach Development

Members are invited to further their umpiring and coaching skills by attending a Hockey Victoria Umpire or Coach Development Day.  The first course is on March 2.

These are a great opportunity to brush up your knowledge and learn the latest interpretations and teaching methods.  There are plenty of umpiring tips and advice from Premier League umpires.  It is suitable for all umpires, even if you have done this in previous years or don’t want to complete all the steps for accreditation.

Meet at Stead Park at 11:15 am to car pool.

Umpire accreditation can be obtained through Hockey Victoria.

Become an Accredited Coach

Become an Accredited Coach
Junior players are our future hockey stars

Junior players are our future hockey stars

Coaches are an important part of sport and of learning skills and enjoying the game. A coach is a teacher, but can also be a mentor, a role model, a safety monitor, an ethics guide, and a friend. A coach should be enthusiastic, positive and confident.

Being confident and positive, and effective, is much more likely if the coach has had the appropriate training. Good players don’t automatically make good coaches.

Members who are interested in learning more about coaching are invited to undertake further training through Hockey Victoria.


Community Coach accreditation is the most basic coaches training available. Training is provided through an online module, and is free of charge. The training includes an assessment/checklist section, to be completed after the online section is finished. There are several people in Geelong who can do this assessment.

Community Coach accreditation is suitable for anyone who may not have extensive experience in playing the game of hockey or is just beginning a coaching career.

Level 1 Accredited Coaches Course is for those with more experience of the game, and possibly some experience in coaching. The training will provide more information and some great tips to help with your coaching career. The Level 1 course includes an online questionnaire, a practical component and an assessment of practical competency.

Hockey Victoria and Hockey Geelong will provide the practical component of this course in Geelong on February 8. It is not necessary to have done the Community Coach course prior to undertaking the Level 1 Course.  The cost for this course is $40 payable to Hockey Victoria on registration. Book your place by Friday January 24 – email to admin@hockeygeelong.asn.au.

The fees for the course will be subsidised by the Club for members who commit to coaching a Club team for 2014.