Australia Indoor Hockey festival

Wollongong to host Australian Indoor Hockey Festival

The biggest indoor tournament on the Hockey Australia calendar year is about to start.

  • Australian Indoor Hockey Festival 2020
    4-26 January 2020
    Illawarra Hockey Centre, Wollongong NSW
    Open Men’s Competition (4-7 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • Open Women’s Competition (4-7 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U21 Men’s Competition (9-12 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U21 Women’s Competition (9-12 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U18 Men’s Competition (13-16 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW 1, NSW 2, TAS, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U18 Women’s Competition (13-16 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW 1, NSW 2, TAS, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U13 Boys Competition (18-21 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW Lions, NSW Stars, QLD Shots, QLD Spurs, VIC
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U13 Girls Competition (18-21 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, QLD Fire, QLD Flare, NSW Lions, NSW Stars, VIC
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U15 Boys Competition (22-26 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD G, QLD M, TAS, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
  • U15 Girls Competition (22-26 January 2020)
    Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD G, QLD M, TAS, VIC, WA
    Click here for fixtures, results and standings
Wollongong Indoor Hockey, Australian Tournament

Wollongong will be a flurry of enthusiasm and activity with over 700 players plus coaches, support staff, officials, families and spectators from across Australia descending on the New South Wales city for the Australian Indoor Hockey Festival 2020.

Starting on 4 th January, the Illawarra Hockey Centre will play host to 23 days of quality indoor hockey spread across five age groups – Open, U21, U18, U15 and U13.

The Open Division will commence proceedings, followed by the Under 21s, Under 18s, Under 13s and finishing with the Under 15 competition.

The country, which has produced the likes of Oz international stars, Casey Sablowski, Kieran, Flynn Ogilvie and Blake Goversas well Austrailan indoor representatives like Heath Ogilvie and Emma McLeish will host the event starting on January 4, a key pathway to the 2022 Indoor World Cup.

It includes the open, under 21, 18, 15 and 13 years age divisions, all played at the Unanderra facility.

It comes as Wollongong was also announced as the venue for the Masters Indoor Challenge, the women’s tournament starting on November 29 and the men’s on December 6.

“We wish all of the teams the best for the matches and hope it is a competition that is played with a great level of competitive spirit but most of all with a great level of enjoyment,” said Hockey Australia CEO, Matt Favier.

“Importantly, I want to acknowledge and thank the numerous volunteers for offering their time, skills and energy as without them this festival would not be possible.”

“Hockey Australia also wishes to express its thanks and gratitude to Destination NSW, Destination Wollongong and all of the tournament’s corporate partners for their support.”

Spectator entry to the festival is free.

Wollongong has hosted the 2016 and 2017 national indoor championships, with NSW the reigning champions in the men’s and women’s open divisions after this year’s competition at Goulburn.

 

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