BEECHWORTH & DISTRICT HOCKEY CLUB
At Beechworth & District Hockey Club, we’re all about fun and competitive sports. Our experienced coaches train our team to reach their highest potential, and to always have a great time whenever we play. We’ve been around since 1999 and are not planning on going anywhere. See how you can become part of our family and join us at cool events.
We are very excited this season!!! Starting the 2020 season in style. We are concentrating on many facets to build the club. We will continue to grow our juniors over the coming years. We are aiming to field Teams in all age groups in the Junior HAW competition.
We have 4 plus Seniors teams this year, Women, Men's and Masters Women.
Training for all juniors will start on Tuesday the 3rd of March at 5.30pm – 6.30pm
At the Wodonga Hockey field.
Training nights for SENIORS will now be on Wednesday evenings in Albury Hockey Grounds on field 1, from 6-8pm, starting March 4th 2020.
This year we are pooling our resources and combining our SENIOR training with Wombats Hockey Club. Giving our members a more comprehensive training, exposure to skilled experienced players and a pathway to higher levels.
A warm up/fitness session will start at 6pm on the grass adjacent to the hockey turf.
We will still be fielding Beechworth teams and combining a Div 1 Womens team with Wombats. We will also be fielding a combined Div 2 mens team and Div 3 men & women players will be accommodated for too. So no matter what your skill level, come & join us & meet some new people & make some new friends.
No matter if you are in a combined team or not, you will still need to register as a Beechworth player and you may do that by downloading the forms on this site. (Scroll down below)
Please like us on Facebook, Beechworth & District Hockey Club, if training is cancelled for any reason for example due to rain we will post it on Facebook prior to training.
Beechworth & District Hockey Club was established in 1999 and enables people from Beechworth, Yackandandah, Stanley, Wooragee, Chiltern and surrounds to play field hockey. The Club is a family focused club with an emphasis on fun, team work and participation.
The Club provides hockey for U10's, upwards to Senior Men, Women and Veteran Women (35+). We have over 120 families involved with our Club. We welcome all players and our coaches focus on equal participation, opportunity and experience.
We play in the Hockey Albury Wodonga (HAW) competition which runs from March to September. There are also summer social and preseason social competitions we participate in. Most games are played in Wodonga and Albury, though our U9, U12, U14 teams may have some home games on our field in Beechworth located at Mayday Hills. Occasionally there are games played in Wangaratta and Corowa.
U16’s play on Friday nights. U9, U12 and U14 play on a Saturday morning. Division 3 teams play Saturday afternoons, Division 1 & 2 play on Sunday mornings. Veteran Women play on a Monday night.
Many of our players have played representative hockey for their school, Hockey Albury Wodonga, NE Knights and Victoria.
We also have a variety of social events including Registration and skills day, Trivia Night, Club days and Presentation Night.
To become involved or for more information please contact us at
Please Download all 3 Files to assist you to complete your registration. You will need to register with Hockey Vic/Australia, as well as your BDHC membership.
Club Banking Details for payments
Bendigo Bank (Beechworth Community Bank)
BSB 633 000
Account Number: 144 977 584
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
Beechworth & District Hockey Club abide by the Hockey Victoria Code of Behaviour Policy. Get to know what they are. If we all do our part, it not only makes for a better, more enjoyable game but nurtures an environment of self respect, kindness & good will.
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart"
Robert Green Ingersoll
Since 1999, Beechworth & District Hockey Club has been finding and featuring some of the best players in the area. From coaching them on the ins-and-outs of the sport to honing their athletic skills, we’re proud to teach not only the love of the game, but to also impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork and loyalty.
Beechworth & District Hockey Club was formed in 1999 by co- founders Anne Jovaris (President), John Jewell (Head Coach, VP), Sue Rue (Secretary) and Jane Fowler (Treasurer). The Club was formed to provide residents of Beechworth, Yackandandah, Stanley, Chiltern, Wooragee and surrounds the opportunity to play field hockey with a club that had a focus on family and fun.
The colours of the Club are black shorts, skirts or skort and royal blue and turquoise shirts with turquoise & black striped socks.
In its first year of competition (1999) the Club entered three teams (Division 3 Women, U12 Boys and U12 Girls) in the Hockey Albury Wodonga (HAW) Association’s winter competition. Membership has grown from the original 3 teams to 16 teams and 198 players in 2007/08. We currently have 11 teams and 120 families involved with our Club.
In its 16 seasons of competition (1999 – 2014) the Club has had numerous successes and achievements with the highlights being:
Winning 16 Premierships and 12 Runners Up;
Winning 12 Best and Fairest Awards;
More than 40 players representing HAW;
13 players representing Victoria;
Becoming the largest sporting Club in Indigo Shire Council in 2006;
Still the largest sporting Club in Indigo Shire; and
Receiving the Club/ Organisation of the Year Award for Indigo Shire in 2000 (Border Mail Active Australia Awards).
The Club has a tradition of recording games played by each player. In 2005 Ewan Kelly was the first player to reach 200 games for the club and in 2012 Karen (Jonesy) Jones and Shirley Pilkington were the first people in the clubs history to reach 300 games. Shirley has now continued on to reach 350.
The Club’s players come from Beechworth, Yackandandah and the surrounding areas including Chiltern, Wooragee, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Tallangatta.
The Club draws players from a wide range of schools including Beechworth, Montessori, St Joseph’s, Stanley, Wooragee, Middle Indigo, Chiltern, Beechworth Secondary, Wodonga Catholic, Yackandandah, Osbornes Flat, Wangaratta High, Scots, Galen, Tallangatta Primary and Secondary schools. Over the years the Club, through Junior Hockey Development programs has established strong relationships with many local schools. This relationship has continued with Beechworth and Yackandandah schools.
Many of our Club’s players have played for their school and have had great success especially Beechworth Secondary School girls being crowned Victorian State Champions 3 times.
Beechworth is the focal point for the Club with Committee meetings, banking and postal facilities located in Beechworth. In 2010 the Club secured a meeting room and store room at the Baarmutha Park Pavilion along side cricket, football, netball and golf. Our home ground has been at Yackandandah Sports Park till 2017, we then moved to Mayday Hills Oval. Efforts are underway to secure funding for a synthetic field in Beechworth, though this will be a long process.
The Club is run by volunteers and there is a large time commitment to ensure each team has an enjoyable season including coaching, managing, providing hockey and goalie equipment and uniforms for the whole season. The Committee also focuses on player, coach and umpire development, family involvement, game enjoyment and raising enough money to fund the club.