Dear Victorian Hockey Participant,
On behalf of the Board and Management of Hockey Victoria I am writing to advise
you that in season 2015 it is compulsory for all Victorian hockey participants to register
online on the ‘HockeyNet’ system and make an Individual Registration payment for the following fees;
• Hockey Victoria Individual Membership
• Hockey Australia Levy
• Personal Accident Insurance
To improve the registration process in 2015 and to ensure that we appropriately capture who is participating in Victorian hockey all participants will be asked to register online.
This process will streamline both Hockey Victoria and club administration and bring our processes in line with best practice of other sports such as Football, Netball and Tennis across the country.
In the past the above fees have been a component of your overall club or association fees.
Your club or association has been invoiced by Hockey Victoria for these costs on an annual basis and then the club has on charged these fees to you the participant. It is important to note that these are not new fees and charges.
Individual Registration Fees for 2015 as detailed in the below table:
Please note: University participants are exempt for the Personal Accident Insurance and the fee will be adjusted accordingly for this section of the community.
From Monday 2 February 2015, players from across Victoria will be able to register online via the ‘HockeyNet’ system.
All 2014 HockeyNet registered participants (whose details are accurate on the HockeyNet system) will receive a reminder email that the registrations for the 2015 Winter Season have opened.
The ‘HockeyNet’ system is used across the country for competition management and database management it is the central point which provides all states and territories with membership data critical to reporting and future planning for the sport. Gathering this data is important for all levels of the sport that we are all diligent with who is playing the game. Accurate participation data will assist Hockey Victoria in the following;
• Negotiate improved premiums for insurance in the future
• Report accurate information to state government to improve funding potential
• Make more informed decisions about program design and delivery in the future
• Become more commercial viable to business to attract external revenue to the sport
• Look at program to reward clubs and associations for growing the game
The payment and registration process will be proof that you are able to access Personal Accident Insurance under the National Program.
This will ensure you are appropriately covered in the event of an injury through club competition or ‘Intra-club’ competition.
At the end of each month in 2015 Hockey Victoria will distribute membership cards to clubs for their members who are appropriately registered and paid.
The membership card will be proof of registration and cover under Hockey Victoria’s Personal Accident Insurance policy and will also provide you with access to discounts with a range of businesses as a thank you for being a valued member of the ‘Hockey Family’.
Currently at the half way mark of the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan where we set ourselves the challenge of growing participation by 38.8% and increasing participation from 18,000 to 25,000 and becoming the safe, welcoming and inclusive sport of choice for all Victorians.
We can proudly say that together, with the clubs and associations, we are progressing towards these important benchmarks reaching 21,000 participants in 2014 including a record number of Hookin2Hockey Centres and centre participants in one year.
Furthermore, the wider communities respect for hockey continues to grow as a healthy and organised sport fit for people of all ages, backgrounds and communities.
Your contribution of $10 (Junior) and $15 (Senior) Individual Membership ensures that we can deliver clinics in schools to over 40,000 students annually.
In 2015 we plan to visit over 50,000 and again deliver record participation numbers in Hookin2Hockey and Under 10 participation across the state.
In early January a series of FAQ’s will be available on Hockey Victoria’s website www.hockeyvictoria.org.au in relation to Individual Registration. I encourage you to read these questions prior to contacting the office in the New Year.
Looking forward to seeing you on and off the hockey pitch in 2015.
2015 Non Player Registration
All non playing participants in Victorian Hockey clubs and associations are encouraged to register to experience some of the benefits of being a Victorian hockey supporter.
There is no fee for this registration type.
A non-playing participant in Victorian Hockey includes, coaches, managers, life members administrators.
All umpires are encouraged to register as an “Officials Member” via HV to receive the benefits of a non playing member.