This is the pinnacle Junior Event in Victoria, with teams competing across the Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 Boys & Girls divisions. The event has been running for well over ten years in its current format and is a highlight in the Victorian Hockey calendar each year. The Sunraysia Hockey Association alongside Hockey Central, Kerang, North Central, Wimmera & Goulburn Valley make up the representative side of North West Lightning.
BENDIGO will host the following:
Under 14 & Under 16 Boys – Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July, 2024
Under 18 Boys & Girls – Saturday 21st September to Monday 23rd September
SHEPPARTON will host the following:
Under 14 & Under 16 Girls – Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July, 2024
Under 12 Boys & Girls Hockey 5s – Wednesday 3rd July to Thursday 4th July, 2024
Following the success of previous years’ North West Lightning Academy, we will be running a similar program prior to the start of the 2024 hockey season. The program is designed to increase a player’s skill base, game knowledge, meet other players in their association and zone and to kickstart season 2024. We believe the Academy offers a great opportunity for players to get to know one another before the JSC trials in April.
The five-week program is run at satellite venues across the North West Lightning zone and includes two game days where all players meet to play a variety of games within their age groups. Players will be exposed to all coaches at the game days, enabling them to learn from a wealth of experience. To ensure the sustainability of the program, a minimum of 12 participants is required at each satellite venue.
Open to players born in 2006 – 2013
Venues include Bendigo, Dimboola, Echuca, Mildura, St Arnaud and Shepparton
Training on Sundays from 10am – 12pm (Wed evening for Mildura)
5-week program including 2 match days
Training dates: February 4th, 11th, March 4th
Game dates: February 25th and March 17h in Bendigo from 11am – 2pm
Cost: $100 (HV have generously sponsored this program)
Family discount of $10 for second and successive children
Training shirt included but any previous members not requiring a shirt can reduce the cost by $50
Registration for the Lightning Academy- Click Here