Calling all Under 16 Juniors players for the Inaugural Lightning representative team


The beginning of 2019 see’s the collaboration of Hockey Victoria and all the associations located in the North West quadrant of Victoria, Hockey Central Vic, North Central HA, Sunraysia HA and Wimmera HA to coming together to provide an Elite pathway from under 13’s right through to Vic League 1 Mens and Womens. 

The current CV Blazers teams will evolve and become a regional team known as the North West Lightning for the 2019 season.  The new entity will be entering teams into Hockey Victoria Vic League 1 and Vic League 1 Reserves Mens, Womens and the Under 16 mixed Shield competitions becoming the third regional representative team entering the elite Hockey Victoria competitions.  

This collaboration will bring with it junior development pathways to allow for greater hockey success in our region and to provide all juniors within our associations an elite hockey pathway in the North West area of Victoria and ease the burden of distance in having to travel to Melbourne to achieve at the highest level. 

We are now calling for all Under 16 players wishing to trial for a position in the inaugural North West Lightning representative team for 2019. 

The Lightning team is to be entered into the Hockey Victoria Under 16 Shield competition which plays on Friday nights, in Melbourne and some games in Bendigo. 

This new team aims to showcase the very best elite junior players from within our North West region of Victoria.


Who are we looking for?

Both male and female players that:

  1. want to reach the next level in their hockey journey 
  1. are ideally born before 2006 and no earlier than 2003 
  1. can commit to the rigours of weekly trainings and the travel to Melbourne on a regular basis

If you feel your child meets any of the above criteria, please continue onto the important information below.


Important dates:

·         First training session – 19th February

·         Second training session – 26th February

·         Third training session – 5th March

·         Fourth training session – 12th March

·         Squad announced – 19th March 

Key training information:

·         Fitness and warm up will be from 6pm

·         Field training will start at 6.30pm and finish at 7.30pm

 Further information

A nomination fee of $20.00 will be required to cover the cost of turf hire and a completed nomination form as attached.

If you have any questions or concerns with any of the above information or trainings, trials, team selection or anything else related to the 2019 season, please don’t hesitate to email

Greg Anderson has been appointed as Coach for the 2019 season and will provide contact information to all players, parents and guardians at the first training on 19 February 2019.

We all look forward to seeing you all at the first training session on the 19th of February!

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