Please look out for information about these events which are in addition to the normal HockeyWA season.
All of the Carnivals outlined below are outside the season and often in holidays, we will call for expressions of interest and assemble teams with whichever players are available
For additional information, contact Cam Brook firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCC Junior Carnival
Monday 26th April – Anzac Day Long Weekend.
YMCC Hockey Club will again conduct a non-stop programme of hockey for junior boys and girls at Perry Lakes, Alderbury Reserve (Corner Oceanic Drive and Alderbury St, Floreat).
The carnival is held just before the commencement of the Junior season, giving teams the opportunity to gain valuable match practice and sharpen skills. It is particularly valuable for the 5/6 teams as it comes a week before the grading carnival, which is also held at Perry Lakes.
Round robin competitions will be held for both girl’s and boy’s teams in the J5/6, J7/8 and J9/10 age groups.
Play will commence at approximately 9:00am – 9:30am and conclude at approximately 4:00pm (depending on team numbers and finals). A sausage sizzle, rolls and sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available for players and supporters.
South West Hockey Championships
Saturday 5th – Monday 7th June
On the June long weekend, the Bunbury & Districts Hockey Association hosts the South West Hockey Championships. In 2019 138 teams (almost 1800 players) took part in 470 games, across 12 divisions, over three days. Teams came from as far as Esperance to attend, along with teams from metro clubs like Wolves, UWA, YMCC and Vic Park.
Teams can play up to 8 games over the weekend, consisting of 2 x 15-minute halves, played on both grass & turf, finishing with crossover &/or finals games on the last day (Monday).
We will call for expressions of interest for all players in 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 who are interested in attending. There are 2 divisions – Championship and Carnival – so depending on the number of interested players in each age group we hope to nominate at least one team per age group in each division. If there are lots of players interested, we may nominate more than one team in each division.
The decision on number of teams and which division they are entered in will be made by the club once the numbers of players – and importantly parent volunteer coaches – are known.
You will need to organise your own accommodation – it can work well to get a few large houses that are in a similar area and share the experience (and cost) amongst your team. Games usually start early on Saturday morning so you should plan on driving down on Friday and staying the night.
Whilst we will make every effort to take everyone who expresses an interest, it is possible that we might be short of numbers for a particular age group or division (or have too many for a particular team) – therefore we cannot guarantee a place. We may need to select appropriate players for teams, so while expressions of interest are strongly encouraged ASAP it is not simply a case of first in best dressed.
Narrogin Junior Hockey Carnival
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th July
On the last weekend of the mid-year school holidays Upper Great Southern Hockey Association host a carnival in Narrogin. The venue has one synthetic turf and 8 grass fields, and the competition has the following divisions:
- Boys Year 4-6
- Girls Year 4-6
- Boys Year 7-8
- Girls Year 7-8
- Mixed Year 9-10
As well as country teams from Esperance to Bunbury, YM and Mods send teams. If there is enough interest it would be great for Hale to be involved too.
We may be able to organise accommodation for the Friday and Saturday nights, and would advise driving down on Friday afternoon.
Indoor Club Championships
October School Holidays
This is usually held in the 2nd week of the October school holidays (just after the season finishes), this is a great way to start playing indoor hockey.