Welcome to the 2023 Juniors hockey season. 

We have a dynamic and fun season ahead and can’t wait to get started.

A lot of information is included here.  A summary with 2023 age-levels is included to indicate which information is relevant to your child. To avoid missing events, please read the further information relevant to your families.

As always, for all events on the field, please ensure your child wears their shin pads and mouthguard.

As you know we are a volunteer Club.  We need your help to make our Club as great as it can be. If you are able to assist with any task this year, no matter how large or small, please reach out to discuss what could be possible.


(1)    Pre-season Development Academy, commences Sunday 29 Jan for 6 consecutive Sundays (separate U9-U13 & U15-17 sessions, no Minkey)

(2)    Junior Fitness commencing Wednesday 1 February, 5pm, Jubilee Oval (U13 to U17)

(3)    Glebe@Glebe Wednesday 8 February, 5.30pm, Jubilee Oval (ALL JUNIORS) – our season commencement social and registration event, BBQ dinner, coaching clinics and games

(4)    New Umpires 2023 (generally U13 and above)

(5)    Watch Australia play at Homebush 10-15 Feb and U10 clinic (ALL JUNIORS)

(6)    SEHA trials (U11 to U17)

(7)    Your help please (ALL JUNIORS)

(8)    Redback Trials – Tuesdays 14, 21, 28 February (U11 to U17)

(9)    Team training commencement week of 6 March (U9 to U17)

(10)  Season commencement U9 to U17 and Minkey – potentially 17/18 March for some (ALL JUNIORS)


First off the ranks starting this Sunday morning is the commencement of our 6 session Pre-Season Development Academy.

Development Academy is an ALL ABILITIES skills development program designed to build the skills of ALL of our JUNIORS in U9-17, no matter their starting point, ahead of the season commencement.

This year we have two separate sessions: one for players in the U9 to U13 age-levels in 2023 and another for players in U15 to U17 age-levels in 2023.

Development Academy offers the opportunity to be coached and inspired by our coaches, some of whom are current or former International or State level players and coaches, offering not only their personal experience and advice, but often individualising their feedback to each player to help them progress their skills and understanding of the game.

The details for Development Academy are:

Glebe Junior Development Academy Training Dates (U9 to U17)

GDHC Pre-Season Junior Development Academy 

Venue Sunday Date Time + Age Group
Cintra 29/01/23 8:00 – 9:30am

U9 – U13’s

9:30 – 11:00am

U15 – U17’s


Cintra 05/02/23 8:00 – 9:30am

U9 – U13’s

9:30 – 11:00am

U15 – U17’s


Cintra 12/02/23

Please Note Time Change for this date only

10:00 – 11:30am

U9 – U13’s

11:30am – 1:00pm

U15 – U17’s


Cintra 19/02/23 8:00 – 9:30am

U9 – U13’s

9:30 – 11:00am

U15 – U17’s



Please Note VENUE Change 

26/02/23 8:00 – 9:30am

U9 – U13’s

9:30 – 11:00am

U15 – U17’s



Please Note VENUE Change

05/03/23 8:00 – 9:30am

U9 – U13’s

9:30 – 11:00am

U15 – U17’s



Just turn up  We get started promptly – no need to book, just come along.

Equipment Sticks will be available for those who need them. Shin pads and mouth guards are mandatory.

Beginners Yes! From Sunday 5 Februrary (week 2) friends and players who have never played hockey are welcome to come along as we will be running a group for beginners.

(2)    FITNESS

We are introducing the opportunity for our juniors to participate in structured GDHC Junior Academy Fitness Sessions on a Wednesday at Jubilee Oval starting 5pm 1st February.

These sessions are open to all U13-U17 players who are motivated to take their game and FITNESS to the next level.  For questions please contact our Development Director, Katrina Cochrane:



(5.30pm Wednesday 8 February 2023, Jubilee Oval)

Our Junior season commencement social and registration event for new and returning players, including a BBQ dinner:

  • express your interest in umpiring, coaching, managing or other roles;
  • collect and return sticks
  • second hand uniforms
  • take the field for games, coaching clinics
  • catch up with your friends
  • bring along new friends along to our free coaching clinics

Can you help on the day? Please let me know.

Second hand uniforms – bring along your used but clean and good condition uniforms and shoes for our seconds pool.  Grab a replacement uniform if available.

Hockey sticks – you are welcome to borrow a stick for the year.  Please return any old sticks and we welcome donations.

Juniors on the field – our Juniors will have the opportunity for small games or coaching clinic skills work on the field.  Come along and join in.  New players are welcome to give it a go with our coaching clinic.

Bring your friends – At Glebe Hockey, we are all about community.  Bring along friends and family….we would love Juniors interested in our Club to com

(4)    NEW UMPIRES 2023

Is your child ready to commence umpiring?  We pay Junior training umpires and badged Junior umpires.  This is a great way to earn money each week as well as improve your child’s understanding of the game, develop decision making and leadership skills and help our Club.

Peter Bestel, our umpiring coordinator, will be running some training.  If your child is interested in getting started with umpiring, please let me know via return email.  When is a child ready – usually a couple of seasons of play is needed and the right level of maturity – but just reach out and we can discuss if you are unsure.


Come along to Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush on 10-15 Feb 2023 to watch our Australian women play against Germany and China – multiple games to choose from.

When you click General Admission Tickets there is the opportunity to include a “Hookin2HockeyClinic” for U10s with your booking which we understand will occur before the games!

Watching hockey is a great way for all of our Juniors to improve their understanding of the game.

Book Now via: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HOCKPNSW23&v=HOC&p=EMIS2023642HA


Sydney East Rep Hockey is back on deck for the 2023 Field Rep Season!

Nominations are now open through the SEHA Junior Rep Player Nomination Form. This form can also be found in the Events section of the SEHA website, www.seha.com.au

If you or your kids love playing hockey, Sydney East Rep Hockey is the place for you – we have way too much fun, learn from the best coaches in SEHA, make lots of friends and have the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the state. You will also get to spend some time in some of the most wonderful places in NSW.

The process is simple – all players who are interested nominate for selection by completing the information requested on the SEHA Junior Rep Player Nomination Form. Then you come to the trials – the trials will be at St George Randwick Hockey Club in Kyeemagh (week 1) and Bankstown Hockey Field (week 2) – the dates and times can be found on the SEHA website here. The trials include some skill sessions, drills and games. Once the trials are completed selectors will name a team which will be published on the SEHA website.

If you are selected, you will be advised of training times and other details about playing for SEHA. See SEHA’s Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

The location and dates of carnivals and tournaments SEHA team’s will be playing in are listed on the SEHA website here.

Nominations close on Monday 20th February 2023, ahead of the trials commencing.

(7)    YOUR HELP

As you know we are a community Club run entirely by volunteers.

We would love every family to help in some way – no matter how big or small the task.

Examples include arranging our ball-person calendar, undertaking part of our social media, preparing a calendar of events for the year, hanging posters, arranging a cake stall, helping with the canteen and larger jobs such as age-level convenors, team managers, coaching and other regular administrative functions.   There are many more examples and we are open to suggestions.

Please reach out and we can consider what task or role works for your situation/interests.


(U11 to U17)

Our 2023 Redback trials will occur at Cintra at 5.30-6.30pm on 14, 21, 28 February for U11 to U17.  We ask all players who have played before to come along.  It’s a great development opportunity and it enables us to allocate our players to teams in their age-level.  More  information to follow.


(U9 to U17)

Once teams are formed in early March we will provide more information about training.  We anticipate that our training schedule will be similar to last year with:

  • Redbacks training on Tuesdays
  • Non Redback teams in U13-U17 such as Hornets, Strikers, Wasps  etc. – anticipated training on Mondays at Cintra TBC
  • U9 and U11 (Non-Redback teams such as Hornets, Strikers, Wasps, Vipers etc) – Wednesdays at Camperdown or Jubilee Oval TBC
  • Minkeys- no training



Our Associations are in the process of confirming any Junior division trials and season start dates however we anticipate some teams may take the field for the first time on 17/18 March.

Minkeys is anticipated to commence on Saturday 18 March as well.

These dates will be confirmed in coming weeks.