Southern United Hockey Club


SUHC will have teams entered in age groups from under 12 to under 18 in 2024 together with teams in the venue based competition 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 U8′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 2024 will be under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

–      Under 08 – Born on or after January 1 2016
–      Under 10 – Born on or after January 1 2014
–      Under 12 – Born on or after January 1 2012
–      Under 14 – Born on or after January 1 2010
–      Under 16 – Born on or after January 1 2008
–      Under 18 – Born on or after January 1 2006

If you are interested in joining any of the above age groups, please contact 

Starting Hockey

Most children with primary school age, will first take part in our Hookin2Hockey program and continue in our exciting Under 8, Under 10 or Under 12 Hockey Programs.

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 Under 8’s which will continue on Friday evenings 4.30pm – 5.30pm with 1/8 field games on Saturday mornings between 8.15am – 9.15am.

Training for the Under 10’s will be on Monday nights. The Under 10’s will play 1/4 field games on Saturday mornings 9.15am – 10.15am at Farm Rd.

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.

Game Times

The Under 8 1/8 field competition will run Saturday morning at Farm Road, hosting venue SUHC, 8.15am – 9.15am.

The Under 10 1/4  competition will run Saturday morning at Farm Road, hosting venue SUHC, 9.15am – 10.15am.

The Under 12 competition will run on Saturday morning, in a home and away type format. 

The Under 14 and Under 16 competitions will run on Friday nights in a home and away type format. Hockey Victoria aim to have no games starting before 6.00 pm or after 9.00pm.

The Under 18 competition will run as a venue based competition on Friday nights at the State Netball Hockey Center.

Girls or Boys Hockey?

With a new season in 2024, the Shield and Pennant competitions (1st and 2nd) are split gender for under 14 and above. 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 The Season


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.