A fun introduction to the sport of hockey

Hustle: Action from the parents versus kids game on Saturday.



THE Latrobe Valley Hockey Association have a lot to celebrate with the success of their very first representative team in the Victorian League competition.

The Latrobe Valley Men’s Vic League 3 team, along with their coach Daniel Godfrey are gearing up for another finals appearance.

The Men’s Vic League team finished fourth after a tough-fought semi final match against Melton in 2022.

Their success continued with Daniel Lineen, Ian Goodwin and Daniel Godfrey being named in Hockey Victoria’s Vic League 3 Team of the Year.

Inspired by this success the women of the Latrobe Valley Hockey Association, under the guidance of coach Paul Cake, will make their debut in the Vic League in 2023.

The local competition pre-season is underway with a successful Hockey Roadshow in local primary schools, followed by a six-week Hook-into-Hockey program attracting new juniors to the game.

In an exciting opening to the season, the Latrobe Synthetic Sports Field in Churchill was host to an action-packed Parents vs Kids match, followed by the senior lightning premiership.

The junior players had the chance to show off their skills against their parents on Saturday morning in a fun and competitive game of hockey, in which the parents just pipped the juniors 4-3.

The senior lightning premiership consisted of teams of mixed genders and clubs, and saw some fantastic sportsmanship along with fierce competition.

After an entertaining Grand Final match between the LV Wolves and Moe, the LV Wolves came away with the win.

Local clubs, Churchill, Moe, Traralgon, and Traralgon Rovers have commenced pre-season training in preparation for the local women’s competition which begins on Saturday, April 22 at the Latrobe Synthetic Sports Field at Federation University, Mary Grant Bruce Drive, Churchill.

The social competition played every Friday night provides a fun introduction to players new to the game and has seen growing numbers every week.

The Latrobe Valley Hockey Association welcomes new and experienced players.

Competitions available include juniors, seniors and social hockey.

For more information, call President Kelly Godfrey on 0412 079 981, or visit the Latrobe Valley Hockey Association Facebook page.

Hustle: Action from the parents versus kids game on Saturday.

Head to head: LV Wolves and Moe Action from the Vic Team of the year, Daniel Godfrey (centre back), Ian Goodwin, (third from right) and Daniel Lineen (second from right).

Together: Players from the parents versus kids game on Saturday.