chc juniors 2018


The Committee of the Camberwell Hockey Club Juniors Section invites players to register for the 2019 Winter season.

We expect to be fully subscribed again this season with multiple teams in each Age Group and encourage you to complete registration prior to Friday 22nd February. Based on personal situations, we do have movement in playing numbers from one year to the next and encourage your son or daughter to invite a friend to the early training sessions so they can experience the great game of Hockey. Should they decide to play hockey, we will factor that into final team numbers towards the end of March.

There will be three programs offered this winter for our Junior players:


Hookin2Hockey is designed for boys and girls aged 10 and under. Our program gives players the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends, all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey!

Stick-2-Hockey Intra-Club

Stick-2-Hockey suits players aged 8 to 12 and offers the convenience of a fixed time slot and Matlock location each week on Monday afternoon. The term 2 & 3 competition will comprise teams of 5 to 7 players playing games of 15 - 20 minute halves on small fields with an emphasis on fun and participation.

Winter HV Competition

This traditional 14 round home and away winter season is played on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at various venues around Melbourne. We will be entering mixed and girls only teams in each of the U10, 12, 14 and 16 age groups.

The three programs are a pathway for new players, and the Club and Hockey Victoria strongly encourage new players in the U10 age group to first play the Stick-2-Hockey intra-club competition before continuing to the U10 Saturday morning winter competition in the future.

Read on for more information…

Key Dates

Date Event
31 January Registrations Open
20 February HookIn2Hockey Term 1 Commences
22 February Registrations Close 5:00pm
4 March Training Begins week commencing 4 March
3 / 4 May Junior Winter Competition Commences
6 May Stick-2-Hockey Intra-Club Term 2 Commences
15 July Stick-2-Hockey Intra-Club Term 3 Commences
6 / 7 September Junior Winter Grand Final
October Indoor Hockey
16 October HookIn2Hockey Term 4 Commences
19 October Summer Sixers Commences

Club Policies

We’d like to point out some long standing Club and Junior Section policies which should be considered when completing registration to avoid disappointment.

Player Age Group & Team Selections

All players of Junior age shall play primarily in a regular Junior team prior to contemplating any Senior section involvement.

Players are expected to play in the correct age group that corresponds to their year of birth. For example, in any year the U14 age group would comprise players that would celebrate their 13th or 14th birthday during that year.

Where a player normally plays in a particular age group, he or she shall not play in a higher age group unless that team is short of players for the match in question.

Shield and Pennant team selections are undertaken in collaboration between senior administrators, age-group co-ordinators and team coaches. Detailed Junior Selection policies are available on the Club’s website. All selection activities will take place during pre-season training at Matlock.

Exemptions to the Club Policies may be allowed in exceptional circumstances. Written requests should be directed to the Junior Registrar and will be considered by a Junior Section sub-committee.

Member Protection, Conduct & Photography

The Member Protection Policy has been developed to ensure everyone at Camberwell Hockey Club (CHC) is treated with respect and dignity and is safe and protected from abuse. You will be asked during registration to agree to this policy.

As a player, coach, parent or spectator involved with the Club, it is important for you to familiarise yourself with the Club’s Code of Conduct and abide by it at all times. During the registration process you will be asked to review and agree to the Code of Conduct.

You will be asked during registration to agree to the Club occasionally capturing non-identified photographs of players for use on the Club’s web-site, social media and member marketing materials such as newsletters. Such photos add a rich and engaging depth to our media outlets and greatly assist in our engagement with players, members and sponsors.

Club Communication

Email is the primary means of communication at the Camberwell Junior Hockey Club. Your email addresses used in the registration process will be automatically added to our email distribution list to ensure you receive Club communications and newsletters.

Information is also available from the Camberwell Hockey Club website, Facebook page and the Hockey Victoria website.


Camberwell Hockey Club is a large and successful community-based club with over 500 Junior players participating in our programs. The continued success of our Club relies on the support of parents and family. There are a number of ways that you may become involved:

Team Managers

A manager is required for every team and is responsible for assisting the coach with the organisation of the team, liaising with parents and entering match scores.


We are fortunate to have a number of experienced hockey playing parents at the Club and we would encourage you to consider taking on a coaching role particularly of the younger age groups. Older juniors are available to act as assistants particularly at training sessions.


Our Club is required to provide one umpire (unless provided by Hockey Victoria) for every game. We endeavour to use Camberwell Hockey Club Junior umpires for this task. There may be games however, when a parent is needed to umpire a game or act as ‘mentor’ for an inexperienced junior. Please let your team manager know if you would be willing to help out with either of these tasks.

You will be asked during registration if you are likely to be able to assist in a volunteer role. You don’t need to be a hockey player yourself or to know a lot about hockey either – we all learn as we go along. Please consider getting involved.

Junior Registration Fees

Registrations fund Ground fees, Team registrations, Equipment (goalie gear, balls , first aid kits etc), Trophies, Coaching & Umpire costs and Matlock ground development. For most programs the registration process involves first registering with the Club, and then registering individually with Hockey Victoria. HookIn2Hockey registrations this year are made direct with Hockey Australia only.

Players Hi2H Intra-Club U10 U12 - U16
1st Playing Child $85 $130 $225 $300
2nd Playing Child $85 $130 $225 $300
3rd or greater Playing Child $85 $100 $200 $260

Dedicated goalkeepers providing their own equipment can pay a discounted Club registration fee of $150.00.

Any players registering after the first round will pay a pro-rata registration fee.

Should a player decide to withdraw from Camberwell Hockey Club after they have registered but prior to the first round, a portion of the registration fee is non refundable ($50)

Non-Playing Member

All parents of registered Junior players, who are not otherwise Eligible Members, automatically become Honorary Members of the Club. If you wish to become an Eligible Member with the right to vote at General Meetings and serve on official committees, and are the parent or guardian of a registered Junior member you can purchase a Non-Playing Membership for $5.00 using the standard player registration form.

Hockey Victoria Individual Registration Payment

It is now compulsory for all Victorian hockey participants to register online on the ‘HockeyNet’ system and make an Individual Registration payment for the following fees:

  • Hockey Victoria Individual Membership
  • Hockey Australia Levy
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Unlimited SHNC Entry for HV events

In season 2019 the Individual Registration Payment to Hockey Victoria for Junior players is $50.00 for those aged under 10 on 31st December 2018 and $70.00 for all others.

Following completion of registration with the Club, you will be forwarded to the Hockey Victoria site where you can complete the individual registration for each player.

Please note HookIn2Hockey players do not need to complete this payment as insurance and levies are included in the program fee.

THe HV Registration process has been updated this season. Please review the instructions before completing your registration. Note players MUST be registered with HV before attending training, otherwise you will not be covered by insurance:

Program Details


HookIn2Hockey is designed for boys and girls aged 10 and under. Our program gives players the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends, all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey!

where: Matlock Reserve. 15 Carinda Road Canterbury, Victoria 3126
when: Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM
beginning: Wednesday 20th February
ending: Wednesday 27th March
suits: boys & girls aged 5 to 10 of any experience
cost: $85.00


Registration for HookIn2Hockey this season is undertaken direct with Hockey Australia. The registration fee of $85 includes a player’s pack including a stick and shin pads. You will need to purchase a mouth guard from a pharmacy or sports store.

Stick-2-Hockey Intra-Club

The Stick-2-Hockey Intra-Club competition will give players the opportunity to participate in a team and to expand their hockey training through match conditions. It offers a suitable introduction to competition for new and young players, improves player development and bridges the gap between Hookin2Hockey and the traditional Hockey Victoria winter competitions.

Each week the program will combine training and competition with a warm-up, individual skill development, group drill practice and a competition game. The competition will comprise teams of 5 to 7 players playing games of 15 - 20 minute halves on small fields. There will be no goal-keepers or penalty corners and the rules are modified to ensure a flowing and lively experience with an emphasis on fun and participation.

where: Matlock Reserve. 15 Carinda Road Canterbury, Victoria 3126
when: Mondays from 5:30PM to 6:50PM
beginning: Term 2 Monday 6th May - 24th June
beginning: Term 3 Monday 15th July - 2nd September
suits: boys & girls aged 8 to 12 of any experience
cost: $130.00


Registration for Intra-Club involves first registering with the Club, and then registering individually with Hockey Victoria.

Indoor Hockey

The Club will enter teams in the Term 4 Indoor Competitions. We expect to receive details from Hockey Victoria in August. Look out for information on how to register for the Club’s teams in the Club’s Newsletters in August. Hockey Victoria plans to run Indoor Development Programs during Terms 2 and 3. Again, keep a look out for information in the Club Newsletters and Hockey Victoria’s website if you would like to be involved.

U10 - U16 HV Winter Hockey

The winter season is scheduled to commence on the weekend of the 26th April and will comprise 14 home & away rounds plus 3 weeks of finals.

  • The U10’s and U12’s will play on a Saturday mornings.
  • The U14’s and U16’s will play on a Friday evenings.

For U12 Boys, U14 Mixed and U16 Mixed competitions there are expected to be 4 competition grades available:

  • Shield A
  • Shield B
  • Pennant
  • District

The recent cross conference finals system has been discontinued with Shield and Pennant competition entries now ranked and graded by Hockey Victoria. Camberwell has successfully applied for gradings in all four grades at all age groups.

Please note the U12 District competition (4th tier) will become a Half Field, term based competition (Term 2 and Term 3) Returning players in this age group are encouraged to present for selection trials.

Players who wish to considered for selection in the Pennant and Shield teams should attend training from the week commencing 4th March.


Junior training will commence on the week beginning Monday 4th March for all players. As the pre-Season unfolds, trial matches will be organised for the purpose of finalising squads towards the end of the term. All mixed and girls training within each Age Group will take place at Matlock and initially all training will be together. During Term 1, Junior training will operate at the following time-slots:

Age Group Training Day Time
U10 Thursday 4:50 - 5:50
U12 Thursday 5:00 - 6:50
U14 Tuesday 5:00 – 6:50
U16 Monday 5:00 – 6:50

IN- SEASON TRAINING (please note the change in training nights for specific Age groups) During Terms 2 and 3, Junior training will operate at the following time-slots:

Age Group Training Day Time
U10 Wednesday 4:50 - 5:50
U12 Wednesday 5:50 - 6:50
U14 Thursday 5:30 – 6:50
U16 Tuesday 5:30 – 6:50

The above is a departure from scheduling in previous years and is designed to align the Junior and Senior programs for both Boys and Girls and assist in the recruitment of Senior players to coach our Junior teams. With approximately 20 Junior teams to support, plus Hi2H and Stick-2-Hockey Intra Club, aligning the Junior training nights with Senior nights will greatly assist in recruiting Senior players to coach, as well as creating the opportunity from time to time for Junior and Senior players to interact. Once squads have been announced and particularly in Terms 2 & 3, training is compulsory for all players except within school holidays where team coaches will generally make the sessions voluntary. Where players are unavailable for training or a match please let your Team Manager know as early in the week as possible.

Mouthguards and shin-pads are required for both training and matches and any player without these will not be allowed on the ground. Mouth guards are available from Pharmacies, sports shops or from your dentist/dental technician.

Junior Training will be split between Matlock and Koonung Secondary College on a roster advised by the Age Group Co-Ordinator.


We will be entering mixed teams in the U10, 14 and 16 age groups; girls only teams in U10, 12, 14 and 16 age groups and boys only teams in the U12 age group.

The Hockey Victoria policy change from fielding mixed to boys teams commences this season at U12 and will expand progressively into the higher age groups in future years. Please note there is current provision for a female to play a a boys team after obtaining a permit from Hockey Victoria.

Age groups are determined by the player’s age on 1st January 2018 as noted in the following table.

Age Group Birth Year
U10 Born on or after 1 January 2009
U12 Born on or after 1 January 2007
U14 Born on or after 1 January 2005
U16 Born on or after 1 January 2003

Club Selection Policy states that players play in their appropriate age group, except in exceptional circumstances. A written request outlining reasons for consideration for a player to play in an older age group should be submitted before the 1st of March 2019 to the registrar.


The compulsory Club uniform is available from:

Just Hockey
279-283 Burke Road
Glen Iris, VIC 3146

phone: 9885 7050
fax: 9885 9949


Hockey Victoria requires each junior club to develop junior umpires as part of the Umpire Development Program. The Club strongly supports this program and encourages all junior players to better understand the Rules of Hockey.

All junior umpires are given training during the season and are supported to attain official Hockey Victoria accreditation. The umpires are paid for each game dependent on their experience, the difficulty of the game and their level of accreditation.

Please contact the Club Umpire & Officiating Director, Daryl Clarke, if you have any queries or your children are interested in umpiring this year.

Daryl Clark
mobile: 0477 326 680


The Club distributes a list of team members to other players within the team to assist with communication between players. This generally includes address, telephone number, email and parents’ names. If you do not wish to be included on Team Lists, please note this at registration.

Please note that once distributed, team lists are to be used to facilitate communication about hockey matters and not for advertising purposes.


U14 players will be rostered to act as Ball Kids for our Premier League home games which are generally scheduled on Saturday afternoons. This commitment is usually not more than two times per season and is a great opportunity to see our top players in action.

The Age-Group Co-Ordinator will distribute a schedule early in the year.


All players of Junior age shall play primarily in a regular Junior team prior to contemplating any Senior section involvement. In order to ensure player protection any Juniors who wish to additionally play seniors and who are not U16 players will now need to submit a written request outlining reasons for consideration to play both sections. Please forward to the registrar.

Please note that any juniors who play regularly in any seniors grades shall be required to also pay a senior subscription at a discounted rate. These fees are levied separately.

Any players who wish to play seniors for another club are also required to submit a written request regardless of age.

Help & Contact Information

If you have any questions or require assistance completing your registration, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Junior Chair
Steve Laussen
phone: 0402 894 294

Junior Secretary
Jane Oldham
phone: 0416 299 776

Club Administrator / Registrar
Narelle Richardson
phone: 0401 886 892

Steve Prior
phone: 0414 514 954

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