Junior Indoor Hockey at Melville – Summer 2018/2019
Updated September 2018
Indoor Hockey season is fast approaching, so register your interest now using the link below.
Nominations close Friday 21st September.
We have a very proud tradition in indoor hockey at Melville, with a number of our members representing WA or coaching WA state Open and Junior teams. David Orr and Evan Kelly are members of the Australian Men’s Indoor Hockey team and have both been at Melville since they were juniors. Erin Judd is a member of the Australian Women’s Indoor Hockey team.
Indoor hockey is very similar to outdoor, but is played on a wood or vinyl floor, slightly bigger than a basketball court, with wooden boards along the side-line to prevent the ball going out. No hitting is allowed, and the ball may not be raised off the ground at all (except for a shot on goal), making it a safe sport for young players. Teams consist of four field players and a goalkeeper, and each team also requires two or three subs on the sidelines. It is a fast and furious game, requires good teamwork, is great for improving stick skills and tackling, and is a fun way to keep up your fitness over the summer months.
This year there will be Club Championships for U13 (mixed) U15 Boys and Girls & U18 Boys and Girls. This will be held over 3 days at the newly constructed Mundaring Indoor Facility on Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th of October (approx. an extra 5-10min drive than it takes going to Lumen).
The indoor season will once again be held at Lumen Christi College. The season will run between Friday 12th October until Sunday 9th December, with 9 rounds across all grades. Traditionally the U15s and U18s have played on Friday nights, while the Under 13s have played on Sunday mornings. Further information will be circulated soon.
Cost: The cost for Club Championships will be $60 per person to cover fees and umpires. This may need to be adjusted depending on the number in each team and the number of games the team will be fixtured to play. We do not have the pricing for the season competition as yet, but will let you know as soon as we receive that information.
Equipment: Each child needs an indoor stick and a glove. They need to wear their mouth guard and shin pads every game. A face mask is highly recommended, as only having 5 on the court at one time, they will all be facing short corners at some stage. These can be purchased from our club sponsor, Hockey International.
So, it is now time to get the teams organised. The first part of this process is for you to confirm your son / daughter’s availability for Club Championships and the Season (please note that you can choose to take part in one or both competitions).
Please register using the form below no later than Friday 21st September 2018.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Page at email@example.com