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Melton Hockey5s Tournament proves a hit

Published Fri 05 Apr 2024

The inaugural Melton Hockey5s Tournament was held on Saturday 23rd March at Melton Hockey Ground. The event, organised by Caroline Springs Hockey Club, saw 26 teams across four age groups participate throughout the day.  

Men Pool A – Bobby’s Coaching Academy 1, Whittlesea HC, Craigieburn Falcons HC, Caroline Springs HC 

Men Pool B -  Bobby’s Coaching Academy 2,  Melbourne Sikhs United HC, Aussie Punjabi HC, Bobcats HC 

Women Pool A-  Bobby’s Coaching Academy 1, Craigieburn Falcons HC, Caroline Springs HC  

Women Pool B -  Bobby’s Coaching Academy 2, Bobby’s Coaching Academy 3, Caroline Springs HC 

Under 14 Pool A - Caroline Springs HC, Craigieburn Falcons HC, Bobby’s Coaching Academy 1 

Under 14 Pool B – Melton HC, Bobcats HC, Greensborough HC 

Under 12 Pool A - Caroline Springs HC, Craigieburn Falcons HC, Melton HC 

Under 12 Pool B- Craigieburn Falcons HC, Cardinia Storm HC, Bobcats HC 

The event was supported by the team at Hockey Victoria who organised the Hockey5s boards and umpires for the tournament. 

Grand Final results were as follows: 

Open Men 

Winner - Bobbys Coaching Academy 

Runners Up - Aussie Punjabi Hockey Club 

Open Women 

Winner - Bobby Coaching academy 

Runner - Bobby Coaching Academy 

Under 14 

Winner - Bobby Coaching Academy 

Runners - Greensborough Hockey 

Under 12 

Winner - Craigieburn Falcons Hockey Club 

Runner - Melton Hockey Club 

Hockey5s is one of three FIH recognised versions of the sport (along with 11 a side and Indoor Hockey). It is the newest version of hockey and was first played competitively in 2014 in preparation for the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Is has been quickly adopted by many nations in search of an outdoor short format of Hockey. 

In 2023 Hockey Victoria introduced Hockey5s in a number of regional associations and first showcased the format at the Junior State Championships for under 12 participants. In 2024 Hockey Victoria will continue to host Hockey5s for under 12’s at the Junior State Championships in July and will also add a new Hockey5s Carnival to the annual event calendar. The Hockey5s Carnival will run during the June long weekend (Saturday 8th – Monday 10th June, 2024). The carnival will be open to all age groups.