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HOCKEY PROGRAM

In conjunction with Hockey Victoria, our aim is to develop young players in the South-West region and teach skills, strategies, and game sense to maximise enjoyment of the hockey experience and prepare the players for Hockey Victoria's State Academy and State Teams.


Drawing players from across the Eagles region, the SWAS program utilises a combination of online Hockey School, and practical training sessions in Ballarat, Warrnambool and Hamilton.


The SWAS Hockey Program practical training occurs during the off-season, and athletes are expected to commit to attending the various venues.  State Hockey duties reinforce and build on the SWAS program and are to be prioritised.

Indicative Costs:

SWAS Fees

-  New Athlete $475 inc GST

- Returning Athlete $425 inc GST

 

Program Delivery 

This program has been designed to work around the winter season of hockey, supporting athletes in the lead up to major tournaments  and dates including state championships, national tournament selections and draft camps ran by Hockey Victoria's high performance team. 

Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program.

  • Be a Hockey Victoria member affiliated with a club in the South West of Victoria 

  • Have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn

  • Be competing in Hockey Victoria endorsed competitions 

  • Possess a desire to progress along the HV junior pathway, which can be found here

Benefits to Athletes

  • Access to practical coaching and education sessions prepared by  HV's High Performance General Manager 

  • All sessions are developed by the head of HV's High Performance team to shape player qualities and skills to what current elite and high level coaches seek within state and national squads 

  • Improved levels of coach knowledge and delivery in regional settings

  • Musculoskeletal screening – conducted by qualified Exercise Physiologists to guide S&C programming and sports specific training 

  • Access to strength and conditioning sessions in a facility in the athlete’s shire over the course of the program, sessions are ran by qualified strength and conditioning coaches or Exercise Physiologists

  • Education sessions delivered by industry professionals across the themes of injury prevention, rehabilitation & recovery, nutrition, sports psychology, sports integrity and more

  • Skill development and planning with accredited coaches 

  • Sports science fitness testing used to inform S&C and sports specific training over the course of the program 

  • Practical and online sessions that develop the “whole of an athlete’ both in and out of competition – a sport/school/life balance, leadership, goal setting, development of support structures and systems

  • SWAS support state and national athletes for travel and accommodation to tournaments subject to funding from the Victorian Government Pathway Travel Grant

 

ELITE SWAS HOCKEY PLAYERS

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MADI RATCLIFFE
HOCKEYROOS - 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
WARRNAMBOOL CITY COUNCIL

 

2022 HOCKEY ATHLETES & COACHES

MARK BRIDGE - STATE U13 COACH

SHARYN STEVENSON - U12 SSV STATE TEAM MANAGER

MICHAEL CHURCHER - COACH

CALLUM BRIDGE - STATE TEAM

RICK BARBER

AVA CUNNINGHAM

TAJ CUNNINGHAM

ED DE SALIS

DARCY DHILLON

KALEB DHILLON

RUBY GORTON - STATE TEAM

STEPHANIE GRIST

BADEN JONES - STATE TEAM

ZOE KLOPAK - STATE TEAM

EMILY MCNAUGHTON

MARLIN PHILLIPS

OLIVIA READ

AMELIE REDDICK

EMMA ROBERTSON

ALEXANDER STEVENSON

TOM TEMPLETON - STATE TEAM

 

PROGRAM PARTNERS, SPONSORS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Working together to support SWAS Athletes

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HOCKEY VICTORIA

Program Partner (Funding)

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STOMP GOALKEEPING

Sponsor (Goalkeepers)

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SOUTH WEST COUNTRY EAGLES

Program Partner (Support)

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WESTVIC HOCKEY

Program Partner (Support)

 

ATHLETE APPLICATION AND INFORMATION FORMS

ATHLETE APPLICATION AND INFORMATION FORMS

SWAS Application Form 2022

- Please note applications for 2022 have closed and will re-open January 2023

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hockey Australia

Hockey Victoria