Keen to play hockey at one of Melbourne’s leading junior clubs?

Or interested in trying hockey for the first time?

Waverley Hockey Club is for you!

We offer lots of options!

Players new to hockey

Waverley has focus on providing all junior players new to hockey the best opportunity to learn about the game and develop their skills for future participation in formal competition. Our aim is to provide a fun, engaging and safe environment to start their hockey journey, with a number of options available to suit all levels of experience.

Hookin2Hockey: Hookin2Hockey provides an entry level program for children aged 4+ to learn the basic skills of hockey, have fun, and make friends while beginning their lifelong love of hockey. The program structure is guided through Hockey Australia and developed to help participants step through their hockey journey. It is recommended all children begin with a program of Hookin2Hockey to grasp the basics of the game. Participants will either move to the U10 programs or to an appropriate U12-U16 competition team.

Hookin2Hockey will run in term 1, 2 and 4 in 2019. For further detail on the program, 2019 dates and registration refer here (link http://waverleyhc.org.au/juniors/hookin2hockey/)

U10 Programs: Waverley provides three programs to support our U10 participants to teach hockey, develop skills and ready player for future participation in competition hockey.

  • Hookin2Hockey (refer above)
  • Waverley Panthers: (link http://waverleyhc.org.au/juniors/waverley-panthers/ ) , small field intraclub completion and skills development, next step after Hookin2Hockey program (6 years plus)
  • U10 Half Field: (link http://waverleyhc.org.au/u10-half-field/ ), half field version of Hockey Victoria competition, generally with 3 to 4 local clubs. Two 8 week competitions – term 2 and 3. (8 years plus and previous intraclub experience)

For enquiries email: juniors@waverleyhc.org.au 

Players with prior hockey experience

Waverley welcomes all new players, below provides a summary of key activities and competitions for 2019. U10 Players please refer the pathways above for those new to hockey which forms our U10 program.

Preseason Academy: the Waverley Academy provides preseason skill development (coaching provided by senior players / previous Premier League experience) – 1st February to 1st March 2019.  Refer: http://waverleyhc.org.au/pre-season-academy/

Preseason training: Preseason training and selections for U12 – U16 teams starts week of 18th February / U10 (Half Field) and normal training for U12-16 starts week of 4th March. Refer: http://waverleyhc.org.au/juniors/training/

Winter season: Waverley has junior teams across U10 (Half Field) and U12 – U16 age groups, including Shield ‘A’ (U12 – 16), Pennant and District teams in the Hockey Victoria junior competition. Note: for players 16 years of age prior to 1/1/19 refer to the senior unit for options to play in 2019. Refer: U10 – http://waverleyhc.org.au/under-8-and-under-10-programs/ and U12-16 – http://waverleyhc.org.au/juniors/competition-key-facts-by-age-group/

Indoor season: In term 4 each year Waverley participates in the Hockey Victoria junior indoor hockey competition with teams across age groups U11 – 18. Refer: http://waverleyhc.org.au/summer-hockey/

For registrations: http://waverleyhc.org.au/juniors/registration/

For enquiries email: juniors@waverleyhc.org.au