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Women and Girls in Hockey ACT

Hockey ACT prides itself on its long history of being a gender equal community based organisation and has offered equal funding and participation program opportunities for Men and Women since the 1950’s and equal High Performance pathway opportunities since the 1960’s.To ensure that these opportunities continue for women and girls and to address the gaps and disparity of women in leadership roles in the community, Hockey ACT has developed a number of initiatives to support women in all levels of the sport.




Hockey ACT have a number of opportunities available to females wanting to be involved in playing, coaching, officiating, club governance or volunteering. 



Women and Girls Competitions

Hockey ACT run a both ourdoor and Indoor club competitions with teams and divisions to support our female membership base. For more information on competitions and how to find a club, please visit the below pages:



Women's Masters 7's Hockey

The competition is open to women ages 34 and above played at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham. Teams may have one player over 30 and an optional goalkeeper that may be any age.  The 7, 7-a-side hockey format will run on Friday nights between 6 pm – 9 pm (dependent on nominations). Games will be played on half fields with 2 x 20-minute halves. All games will have one umpire. Scores are kept for Division 1 with bar prizes awarded to both divisions for the last round. - Find out more


Coaching and Officiating


Hockey ACT run the Joeys Program for young hockey players looking to begin umpiring and provide suitable support to help them develop their skills and knowledge of the game. The program also assists umpires to be able to gain accreditation and umpiring higher levels of hockey. 



Women in Hockey ACT

The Women in Hockey ACT campaign showcases the achievements some women leaders in the Hockey ACT community because “you can’t be what you can’t see”. These women contribute to the coaching, playing officiating and administration of our sport. Through their various roles, the importance of positive role models and the value they contribute to the Hockey community is evident.

The selected women were asked about

Why Hockey? What do you love about the sport and what is the most valuable thing you get from being involved in the sport and the community more broadly?




Thanks to the generosity of Sport Australia who manage the Women Leaders in Sport program through the support of the Office for Women; this past weekend Hockey ACT was fortunate to have the wonderful Carol Fox lead 20 of our staff and members through her Confident  Communication for Women in Sport Program!

Spanning two days and a range of topics, Carol’s fun and engaging masterclass brought invaluable skills and insights; focusing the group to see and understand different communication styles, handle importan conversations and carefully listen to and apply feedback.

We would like to thank both SportAUS and Carol Fox - Confident Communication for Leaders for the wonderful learning opportunity. From those in attendance, the learnings are sure to be tactics that we will take into our careers, community and beyond.




The Women and Girls Come and Try Evening began in 2021. The event was developed after a drop off of females was identified across many areas of Hockey in the ACT.  The event aims to provide a safe and accessible pathway into the sport and an opportunity for women to network and meet other women in Hockey ACT.  The evening is a great opportunity for any newcomers to the sport or returning hockey players who are looking to get involved in playing, coaching, umpiring or volunteering. 

In 2022, a Women in Hockey ACT panel discussion was introduced to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women on and off the field.