Junior Country Championships this weekend

The GVHA is proudly sending 5 teams to Hockey Victoria’s Junior Country Championships this weekend. There are no local competition games this weekend.

We thank the following for the many hours of preparation and planning that has gone into JCC over the past few months – Gavin Ralston, Cameron Druitt, Lee Manning and Mel Gillies. Also much appreciation goes to those that have put their hand up as coaches and team managers.

We welcome 5 players from Wimmera Hockey Association into our Under 15 Boys team, very much helping us fill the team and in turn, providing them the JCC experience they’ll enjoy together.

Good luck to all participating and enjoy!

Under 13 Girls

Coaches: Lee Manning, Chris Chittick. Team Manager: Amy Ferguson

Alida Ferguson, Annie Ferguson, Abigail Thannhauser, Erin Jenkins (Benalla), Ayla Berryman, Georgia Thorpe (Echuca Moama), Stella Keramaris (Euroa), Milly Higgins (GVGS), Lume Magro (Mooroopna), Sadie Harrap (Strikers), Breanna Graham, Saskia Matthews, Ineke Walsh, Indi Turner (SYC)

Under 13 Boys

Coach: Marty Gillies. Team Manager: Liz Hayes

Jack Chittick, Xavier Kramer, Angus Hayes (Benalla), Aidan Hamill (Euroa), Reuben Davis, Finnian McLeod (GVGS), Cameron Dundon, Lachlan McKinnon (Mooroopna), Jack Hurley, Alexander Watkins, Angus Woodward, Will Linnett (Strikers), Zander Gillies, Noah Gillies, Caleb Gillies (SYC)

Under 15 Girls

Coach: Rachelle Collins. Team Manager: Cameron Druitt

Mia Klimpsch (Benalla), Madison Heywood, Emily Thomas, Olivia Gaunt, Amelia Gall (GVGS), Abigail Vaivars (Mooroopna), Emme Cole, Alexandra Druitt, Eloise Collins, Ebony Giles (Strikers), Tayah Irwin (SYC), Olivia Brown-Mlinaric (Wodonga)

Under 15 Boys

Coach: Matt Irwin. Team Manager: Andrea Tolley

Liam Tolley, Elijah McLeod, Ayush Gaonkar (GVGS), Joel Hamill (Euroa), Hamish Newton (Mooroopna), Charlie Kalms (Strikers), Axel Irwin, Oliver Gillies (SYC), Charlie White, Sean Pedie, Archie Zanker, Deegan Clark, Asher Zanker (Wimmera HA)

Under 18 Girls

Competing with Hockey Central Victoria: Evie Galea (Mooroopna), Sophie Morton (Benalla), Olivia Mathers, Leah Kerr & Elyse Kerr (Echuca Moama)

Under 18 Boys

Coach: Peter Holland. Team Manager: Bridget Cole

Lucas Kell, Jye Berryman (Echuca Moama), Josiah Moore, Riley Law, Ryder Darlow, Mitchell Darlow (Mooroopna), Sam Holland, Max Cole (Strikers), Hamish Ralston, Luke Grieg, Liam Caifa (SYC)

Scores and ladders

Progress can be followed under 2023 Grassports Junior Country Championships at https://www.hockeyvictoria.org.au/games/

Live Stream

On Sunday 21st May only, all matches on the following pitches will be live streamed:

  • Essendon Hockey Centre – Pitch 1
  • Greensborough Hockey Centre – Pitch 2
  • Melbourne Sports Centres – Pitch 1

Here is the link to a HA story that outlines how to access Live Hockey for free (for anyone with a 2023 HV/HA playing registration) – https://www.hockey.org.au/news/how-to-access-and-watch-livehockey-in-2023/