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We are excited to announce that the 2022 GrasSports Junior State Championships will be occurring in the
July school holidays.


This event is the pinnacle junior hockey event for all aspiring junior hockey players and officials in Victoria. Six metropolitan zones and four regional zones will compete in both boys’ and girls’ divisions for Under 13,15 and 18.

When: Thursday 30th June - Sunday 3rd July 2022
Where: State Netball Hockey Centre and Footscray Hockey Centre
Age Groups:

  • Under 13 born in 2009, 2010 and 2011

  • Under 15 born in 2007 and 2008

  • Under 18 born in 2004, 2005 and 2006

Player Nominations:
Nomination close: 5.00pm on Wednesday 30th March.

All players that are selected to represent Victoria at the Under 15 and 18 National Championships will be
granted automatic selection into their Zone team, should they wish to participate in the JSC. These players
MUST nominate for their Zone team through the relevant link otherwise they will not be selected.
There is no cost to nominate but players must hold a 2022 Hockey Victoria Playing Membership.

Trials: Players must attend a 2-hour trial on Sunday April 3rd at Bendigo Hockey Centre
Under 15 and 18 Boys 12.45pm – 2.45pm
Under 13 Girls and Boys 10.30am – 12.30pm
Under 15 and 18 Girls 10.45am – 12.45pm

Cost: If successful in gaining a place in the Lightning team there is a $345 fee covering: officials’
payments, pitch hire, staffing, administration, first aid and other event related costs; training program
including pitch hire, equipment etc.; coaching, zone administration and playing shirt or GK Smock.


Training Dates:
Sunday 22nd May – Mildura
Sunday 5th June - Bendigo
Sunday 19th June – Bendigo (Under 18 compete in SCC in Melbourne/Geelong 11th-13th June instead)
Wednesday 29th June – Bendigo

Coach Nominations:

All nominations close at 9.00am on Monday 28th March, with the aim of making appointments the following week. Zones may make appointments in advance of this date if they have received sufficient suitable nominees so please do not delay submitting your nomination.
Coaches will be responsible for the delivery of team training sessions (8 hours of training) and management of players throughout the 2022 Junior State Championships. All Zone coaches should at minimum have Level 1 Coaching Accreditation (or working towards achieving it). Coaches must also have a current Working with Children Check. Head and assistant coaches will receive a small amount of remuneration to assist in covering some of their costs.

Officiating Nominations:

Opportunities for umpires, umpire coaches, tournament directors or technical officers. Varying closing dates, so check the link for more details.

More information can be found at the following link:
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Angela Poxon
North West Lightning Coordinator

0428 314 219

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