21. Hockey


Hockey: be able to receive, block and drag and flick into goals.


The SA hockey competition has been running since 1901. Games were first played in the South Parklands and players had to pick up all the cowpats from the playing field before they could play. Now we have 23 metro clubs and 11 country associations around the state. Hockey is a fun sport that teaches skills for life, including teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership.



Hockey Australia

Hockey Australia exists to provide Australians with the opportunity to participate in hockey from recreational junior levels through to elite senior competition, including the Olympic & Commonwealth Games. Hockey Australia is also responsible for the administration and operation of Australian national representative teams, including the world renowned Kookaburras and Hockeyroos, which between them have won 12 Olympic medals, 15 World Cup medals, 10 Commonwealth Games medals and finished on the podium at 39 Champions Trophy tournaments. 




Hockey SA

Hockey SA are the key body for Hockey in SA and oversee a number of competitions and events that vary on skill level and age and have some great information about the game of hockey for juniors, seniors, masters and social programs. 




Hookin2Hockey (Hockey Australia)

Hookin2Hockey is an introductory program that gives children an opportunity to learn the basics of hockey, develop motor skills and make friends while beginning a lifelong love of hockey.  It’s an official program of Hockey Australia and is aimed at primary school aged children, using skill-based games in a fun and safe environment. 




Junior Hockey (Hockey Australia)

Junior Hockey offers children between the ages of 5 and 18 a chance to learn the sport, develop skills, grow technical and tactical understanding and play competitively.  Mostly run through Terms 2 & 3, there are different levels of competition for every age and ability offered by Hockey SA Clubs throughout SA. 




Power Chair Hockey

SA Powerchair Hockey Championship offers an opportunity for people who use a power wheelchair for daily mobility to join this newly formed Powerchair Hockey League. Powerchair Hockey is a sport that can be enjoyed by a variety of people with different levels of movement. It is fun, and dynamic and offers a range of skills for players! Powerchair Hockey is inclusive of all disabilities, ages, gender and diverse backgrounds. 




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