2019 Junior Country Championships Wrap-up

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What an amazing weekend it was for the 2019 Junior Country Championships, with two sunny days welcoming the 53 teams from across regional Victoria.

After a hard-fought weekend of hockey, the following teams were able to make it through to the Gold Medal Matches in each age group:

Age Group



Under 13 Boys

Hockey Albury Wodonga

North Central Hockey Association

Under 13 Girls

West Gippsland Hockey Association

Hockey Albury Wodonga

Under 15 Boys

Hockey Albury Wodonga

Hockey Ballarat

Under 15 Girls

Hockey Albury Wodonga

Glenelg Regional Hockey Association

Under 18 Boys

Goulburn Valley Hockey Association

Hockey Albury Wodonga

Under 18 Girls

East Gippsland Hockey Association

Hockey Albury Wodonga


A huge congratulations to not only the eventual winners and the runners-up, but also to every team that was involved in the event. The standard across the weekend was great and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying their hockey.

Well done to the following associations who entered teams in the event and thank you so much to all the Coordinators, coaches and team managers that made the event possible:

East Gippsland Hockey Association

Hockey Geelong

Glenelg Regional Hockey Association

North Central Hockey Association

Goulburn Valley Hockey Association


Hockey Albury Wodonga

Warrnambool District Hockey Association

Hockey Ballarat

West Gippsland Hockey Association

Hockey Central Vic

Wimmera Hockey Association


Thank you to all of the umpires that officiated across our three venues over the weekend. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces involved in the event and you did a fantastic job. A special thank you to our Tournament Officials who worked tirelessly across the weekend and in the lead up to it. Your dedication and professionalism make the event possible.



Under 13 Tournament Director

Lyn Page

Under 13 Assistant Tournament Director

Karen Lawrence

Under 13 Co-Umpire Manager

Vanessa Ponza

Under 13 Co-Umpire Manager

Lachlan Avil

Under 13 Assistant Umpire Manager

Daryl Clarke

Under 13 Umpire Coach

Tim Sheahan

Under 15 Tournament Director

Rodney Kay

Under 15 Assistant Tournament Director

James Horne

Under 15 Umpire Manager

Sam Cutrale

Under 15 Assistant Umpire Manager

Jeff Dunn

Under 15 Umpire Coach

Evan Tyson

Under 18 Tournament Director

Chris Graven

Under 18 Assistant Tournament Director

Helen Ramsay

Under 18 Co-Umpire Manager

Tilka Hassing

Under 18 Co-Umpire Manager

Nathan McDonald

Under 18 Umpire Coach

Keeley O’Reilly


Finally, a big thank you to Essendon Hockey Club and Greensborough Hockey Club for hosting the Under 13 and Under 15 age groups respectively. Your hospitality across the weekend and the work of your volunteers if greatly appreciated by everyone involved in the Event. Thank you to the State Netball Hockey Centre and their staff for hosting the Under 18 age group.

To view photos of the medal winners and some of the officials from the weekend, check out the 2019 Junior Country Championships Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/401153550445132/

For results, please use the following link – https://sportsdesq.onesporttechnology.com/11/