About Hockey NSW
Hockey in New South Wales was established in the early 1900’s with the New South Wales Men’s Hockey Association (NSWWHA) being formed in 1908, the New South Wales Women’s Hockey Association being formed in 1908 and the New South Wales Junior Hockey Association (NSWJHA) in 1960. In November 2002, the NSWJHA amalgamated with the NSWMHA. In 2004, the NSWMHA and NSWWHA formed a single entity of hockey administration in NSW, namely Hockey NSW.
Affiliated to Hockey Australia, we are recognised as the State Hockey Association for NSW’s 27 Hockey Associations and approx. 27,000 registered hockey players in metropolitan and regional NSW. The player base represents men, women, boys and girls ranging from five years of age in introductory programs, to players aged over sixty five years of age in Masters Programs.
This large membership base has contributed to an enviable record at Australian Championships in both forms of the game – field and indoor. Coupled with a high representation in Australian Squads and Teams, which dates back over eighty (80) years, Hockey NSW is proud of the history and traditions that have been created over a hundred (100) year period. Indeed, hockey is the only true family game.
Every weekend around New South Wales, families take to their local grounds to be part of an experience that only hockey can offer. It’s not uncommon to have a grandparent cheering on their granddaughter playing the Under 9’s, only to take the field themselves once the game has finished in the Over 60’s division. The birthing ground of some of the world’s most recognised elite players, Hockey NSW focuses not just on high performance, but on ensuring that every player is part of the tightknit community that comes with playing hockey regardless of age or ability.
NSW currently has the highest participation rate of any state in Australia and with a renewed focus on participation in 2016, hockey is continuing to grow in metropolitan and regional areas around the state
Level 3, Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127