Regional Preseason Tournament


Tournament format

There will be men’s, women’s, mixed and under 16’s mixed teams divisions as follows:

  • Three divisions –

o   Premier League – Men’s & Women’s - open age group,

o   Reserves – Mixed - players that have played no more than 5 games in any A Grade competion the previous year and is a mixed open age division. 

  • For NCHA & Wimmera members who have not have played in a HCV or SHC competition, the organisers reserve the right to grade you into the appropriate division

o   Under 16’s Mixed (any players under the age of 16 as at the 1st January 2019.

The match format for the tournament will be in-line with the Australian Hockey League /International format which comprises of 4 x 15 minute quarters.

All team teams will play 4 games over the two days beginning at 9:00am on Saturday March 9, 2019 with the last game for the day beginning at 5:45pm and the same for Sunday including finals.

Player Nominations

Players are to nominate via the player nomination form (see attached) and submit to the tournament organisers prior to 9 February 2019 along with a $30 deposit. 

Total Tournament Fee per player is $55.00 which includes team shirt and all game and umpire fees.

All nominated players will then go into the draft of their chosen division from which coaches select their teams in a fair and even distribution.

Players may choose to nominate for multiple divisions but will only be allowed to play for one team in a specific division once drafted.

Coaching Nominations

Prospective coaches are to nominate via the coaches nomination form (see attached) and submit to HCV prior to 9 February 2019. Coaches will not be required to pay a Tournament Fee (unless they are a playing coach) and will be provided a team shirt.

The tournament organisers along with appropriate NCHA, HCV,  SHA, GVHA & WHA members will appoint coaches to all teams prior to 11th February 2019.

Coaches should be available to attend a draft meeting in the week ending Friday 15th February or be in a position to conference call into the draft.

The tournament organisers aim to have a coach appointed for every team and have an even spread of coaches from all participating associations.

This tournament aims to bring players, coaches and umpires from multiple clubs and associations throughout regional Victoria, an opportunity to build hockey relationships, participate in friendly competition and a chance to display and improve their skill levels.

Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact either of the below Tournament Organisers.

Dale Boyd – HCV Secretary:                           0419 382 052

Michael Jude – HCV Elite Programs                            0417 205 891

Entries can be forwarded to the HCV Secretary at and the deposit can be direct debited to the following account:

Hockey Central Vic Inc.

BSB: 633000        Acc No: 145331625

Please include your name as the reference.

Hope to see you on the hockey fields soon

Dale Boyd & Michael Jude

Tournament Organisers

Attachment:  Player Nomination form