Summer Hockey Season Begins

Summer Hockey Season Begins

The Geelong Hockey Association summer hockey season for 2023/ 2024 begins on October 17, and it looks like it’s going to be a great season for Newtown Hockey Club.

With 16 teams entered, catering for ages 5 to 35+, there is a team for everyone.

New members are always welcome, regardless of age, experience or skill level. If you haven’t played hockey before, or haven’t played for a long time, summer hockey is a great time to try the sport.

The games are half field (less running), 7 a side, played with a more social focus. It’s not about who wins but who had the most fun. The junior competitions even have a limit on the number of goals one player can score, so that teams are encouraged to pass the ball around and include each team member in the game. There’s no training, but the coaches will provide guidance and encouragement.

Summer hockey is a lower cost, with a reduced fee to register with Hockey Victoria. This is matched by a low fee charged by the club to play in a team, meaning that it costs less than $10 per game. Uniform requirements are not strict so you may have an appropriate shirt in your cupboard already. We can even loan you a hockey stick.

Games are played on:

  • Tuesday – U12, U14, U17
  • Wednesday – Senior Mixed
  • Thursday – U8, U10, Masters Mixed for players aged 35+
  • Friday – Friday Family for juniors, seniors and beginners

New players are welcome for all teams, and we are especially looking for more players for U10, Masters and Friday Family teams. For further details of cost and registration, click here….



Hookin2Hockey Program – Term 2

Hookin2Hockey Program – Term 2

Boys and girls aged 5 to 12 are invited to come and join a Hookin2Hockey program. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played hockey before because the Hookin2Hockey program is aimed at beginners. We are happy to teach you some skills and show you what it’s all about.

Hockey is a game which provides great fun, teamwork, camaraderie and the opportunity to excel. It is also an inclusive sport, as players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy participating in this great game.

A Hookin2Hockey program allows children to see if this is a sport they might like to try, and continue playing, without any expensive initial outlay.  It’s free to try at your first session, so you can just turn up. There is no commitment to continue – unless you really enjoy it.

Beginners Welcome

The Newtown City Hockey Club aims to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to play and experience the fun of hockey.

If you have ever thought that your children might like to have a go at hockey, but aren’t sure what it’s all about, here is your chance to find out.

The Hookin2Hockey program provides children aged five to twelve with the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, in a safe and fun environment.

Where:  King Lloyd Reserve, 80 Windsor Rd, Newtown

When:    Tuesday May 9 to June 13, 4.30 to 5.30 pm. 6 sessions total.

Cost:       $40

Equipment:  We will have a hockey stick available for you to use for these sessions. You will need to wear shoes or sneakers and comfortable clothing for running in. A mouthguard is great if you have one. We are very careful about maintaining a safe environment, but it’s good to minimise any risks. If you would like to buy your own hockey pack (stick, ball, shinguards), we have equipment available for sale.

After the first session, participants are asked to register with Hockey Victoria for the remaining sessions in the Hookin2Hockey program. The fee of $40 provides personal accident insurance until 31/12/23, and membership with Hockey Victoria for the 2023 year. This means that if you decide to join a team and continue playing, your Hockey Victoria membership is already covered.

At the end of the program, if participants would like to continue playing hockey, we can offer a range of ways to participate – in both summer and winter seasons.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Enquiries: Claire Barnes, ph 0417 015130