SUHC will have teams entered in age groups from under 10 to under 18 in 2023 together with programs special designed for Under 8’s and Under 10’s which will take place at our Farm Rd, Cheltenham ground.
We are a family friendly club with grades for all players including Shield (A grade) teams in all age groups as well as teams that cater for beginners from U10′s through to U18′s – so something for every players abilities no matter what age they start playing juniors. In our junior section the main focus is to teach players the techniques and tactics to enable them to enjoy hockey to the standard they strive for.
At Southern United Hockey Club we offer not only training during the season but also in the off season in the form of the Southern United Hockey Academy, Southern United Development Programs, McKenzie’s Skills Clinics as well as our Summer Friendly hockey games.
Age groups for 2023 will be under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.
– Under 08 – Born on or after January 1 2015
– Under 10 – Born on or after January 1 2013
– Under 12 – Born on or after January 1 2011
– Under 14 – Born on or after January 1 2009
– Under 16 – Born on or after January 1 2007
– Under 18 – Born on or after January 1 2005
If you are interested in joining any of the above age groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Most children who are born on or after January 1 2013 will first take part in our Hookin2Hockey program and continue in our exciting Stick2Hockey program for the Under 8 age group as well as in the Under 10 Quarter field age group.
The Hookin2Hockey program will run on Friday evenings from 5.00pm-6.00pm and Saturday mornings 9.00am – 10.00am for 6 weeks in term 1. After the Hookin2Hockey program Southern United Hockey Club has the Stick2Hockey Program for Under 8’s which will continue on Friday evenings 4.30pm – 5.30pm while the Under 10’s will play Saturday mornings at 8.15 am at Farm Rd. Training for the Under 10’s will be on Thursday nights. For details please see Hockey for younger children
Children can join our great club in the correct age group of the child (see above). For new families joining the club, the New Parents Guide will hopefully answer many of your questions.
The Under 12 competition will run on Saturday morning. The Under 10 teams will participate in a home and away style competition to play on a 1/2 field.
The Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 competitions will run on Friday nights. Hockey Victoria aim to have no games starting before 6.00 pm or after 9.00pm for 14’s, and 16’s. The 18’s will often start at 9.30pm.
Girls or Boys Hockey?
With a new season in 2023, the Shield and Pennant competitions (1st and 2nd) are split gender. A game will be played in either boys or girls hockey. The District competition (3rd grade) will be mixed gender.
The Under 18 which is an ungraded competition will be played in a mixed gender format.
Hockey is generally a winter sport and games run in terms 2 and term 3 of the calendar year.
For further information about our Junior Section please contact our Junior Secretary
For more details see Season 2023
Most junior communications take place through our TeamApp. Information regarding TeamApp is available here
Sport is Fun
The key part of junior sport is making sport fun. As a club Southern United Hockey Club sees that as the key principle of our junior section. All parents and players must be follow our codes of behaviour as seen here. Some useful information regarding playing sport, parents, and coaches is available here.