A program the Association offers to members’ with opportunities to partake in its Junior Development.
The Academy (G.H.A.) assisting to develop participants game working towards a pathway to representative hockey at Local Regional and State Teams level.
While the academy identifies as a non-elite development program, however does cover an assessment while being aware that talent identification and development is a complex, multifaceted process with the need to be aware of the special talented players.
Program is welcoming players of varying levels of skill and ability of ages 11 to 20Years to seek application to trial for the program.
Atheletes seeking to join the program need to be aware there are basic requirements through skill assessment for acceptance. Should they miss out on first time selection; to not be discourage but to are welcome to try again in future program trials to be conducted.
Aspirations to representing Western Australia or Australia may be the dream for some, while others a keen to just develop their hockey further and improve for local Regional Representation Teams. Despite this, the program has also celebrated the emergence of a number of juniors moving forward not only to represent the Goldfields Region at State Club Championships, but gaining selection in Western Australian State U13, U15 & U18 and State Schools U12 & U16 teams, with some at Senior level representing the WA Country U21 and Senior teams.
Athletes interested in the joining the program can do so by contacting their local Club for info on this program or information on both Goldfields and State team selection trials.
Program Player Nomination Form: Available at all Clubs