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.