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Did you know there are more than 8000 different types of sport! Each of these sports can offer adapted versions to suit all abilities, locations and equipment.

AAA Play has more than 600 different programs across Victoria, from Goalball to Wheelchair Rugby, FIDA to Lacrosse.

With so much choice, it can be hard to know where to begin. We're here to help by bringing you up to speed with all the ins and outs, some tips and tricks, and the latest and greatest in the AAA Sports offered across Victoria.
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Field Hockey

Field Hockey and Hockey Victoria

Field Hockey, commonly known as Hockey in most countries is an Olympic team-based sport. Traditionally played with 11 players per team on grass, synthetic turf, or indoors on floorboards. Hockey is a welcoming, safe and inclusive sport which can be played by males and females of all ages and abilities. Competitions or programs are available for participants aged 5 through to 80.

Hockey Victoria (HV) is the governing body for the sport of field hockey in Victoria. It is responsible for the administration of the sport within Victoria including intrastate competitions, high performance pathways, community development and engagement, as well as the financial position of the sport. HV’s vision is to grow, diversify, unite and excel the sport of Hockey in Victoria. 

HV recognises the importance of engaging a diverse community in growing participation, as well as valuing inclusivity and understanding the social responsibilities sport has in providing opportunities for all. HV has recently taken the step of developing new social, modified formats of the game as a way to meet the changing needs of consumers. These include the following programs.

Hockey Sixers

It's a fast, fun, free-flowing and social version of hockey played on a smaller field, with 6 players on each team. 


J-Ball is a social version of hockey developed by Hockey Victoria in partnership with VicHealth. It has been designed in a way that it can be played by anyone. It is targeted for those over the age of 18. It is played with a plastic light weight stick and ball and aimed at those who have never played hockey before.

Current AAA Programs

AAA Hockey Sixers

Hockey Victoria is piloting their very first AAA Hockey Sixers program in Footscray which started on October 15th. But it's not too late to join if you'd like to get involved.

The program is tailored to promote a sense of belonging, fun and friendship for people with a disability, while enabling them to improve their motor and social skills in an inclusive environment. 

AAA Hockey Sixers is a modified hockey program available to participants with a disability (intellectual, physical, and/or sensory disabilities). It is played with six players on each team, on a smaller, free flowing field which is surrounded by small padded boards.

Program details available here

State Specialist School Competition

Hockey Victoria ran their second annual State Specialist School Competition day on Wednesday 19th September. This day was a great opportunity for specialist schools to come together at the one venue, have fun and compete for one of the following trophies;

A Grade (mixed)
B Grade (mixed)
Female Only

During the day, Hockey Victoria had some talent identification officers who selected the Victorian state teams, AA Aces Female and Male teams, as well as for the first time AA Aces Country team!

For full broadcast and live action of the event, head to the Hockey Vic
 Facebook page or
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