SUHC will have teams entered in age groups from under 10 to under 18 in 2021 together with a program 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 2021 will be under 10, 12, 14 and 16.
– Under 10 – Born on or after January 1 2011
– Under 12 – Born on or after January 1 2009
– Under 14 – Born on or after January 1 2007
– Under 16 – Born on or after January 1 2005
– Under 18 – Born on or after January 1 2003
If you are interested in joining in these age groups, please contact Petra Okhuizen firstname.lastname@example.org
Most children who are born after January 1 2011 will take part in our Hookin2Hockey program when new to the club, and continue in our exciting Stick2Hockey program. This program will run on Friday evenings from 4.30-5.30pm for the 6 week Hookin2Hockey program. Following the Hookin2Hockey program the Stick2Hockey Program for Under 8’s will continue on Friday evenings while the Under 10’s will play Saturday mornings at 8.30 am at Farm Rd. Training for the Under 10’s will be on Thursday nights. For details please see Hockey For younger children
Older children can join via clinics or their age group. For new families joining the club, the New Parents Guide 2021 will hopefully answer many of your questions.
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.
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.
Girls or Boys Hockey?
With a new season in 2021, the Shield and Pennant competitions (1sts and 2nds) are split gender. A game will be play in either boys or girls hockey. The 3rd grade (district – or as often said “south”) will continue to be mixed gender.
Under 18 which is an ungraded competition will continue to be mixed.
Hockey is generally a winter sport and games run in terms 2 and term 3.
For further information on our Juniors please contact our Junior Secretary
For more details see Season 2021
Most junior communications take place through our teamapp. Information regarding team app is available here
Sport is Fun
The key part of junior sport is making sport fun. As a club Southern United 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.