A staff member works in cooperation with Member State/Territories and committees or volunteers to successfully deliver 22 National Championships each year including our premier domestic competition – the Australian Hockey League, Junior National Championships, Country Championships, Indoor Championship, Women’s Masters and support of the Men’s Masters Championships. Lead role in Junior Development & Participation: The team are responsible for the development and implementation of our junior development programs and initiatives such as Hookin2Hockey.
This involves curriculum development, the development and distribution of resources, management and marketing support of the programs and conducting activities such as super clinics with our national teams. To access information and benefits available to you through the Hookin2Hockey Program, click here. It also includes the design and management of funded programs such as the No School, No Play Project – a program operating within targeted indigenous communities. We are one of eight national sports who have been awarded government funds to deliver this program. Very recently Hockey Australia was awarded funds to grow the participation levels of our sport and develop our coaches and officials at the grass roots level. These additional funds provided by the Australian Government were greatly appreciated and we are currently working through a process with your State and Territory Associations to ensure that this grant directly benefits grass roots activities in order to grow our sport’s participation base.