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3 President s report 3 Chief Executive s report 4 Message from the ASC 6 International relations 7 High Performance report 9 Game Development report 10 Commercial, Media & Communications report 11 Commissions and Committees report 12 States & Territories: ACT & NSW 13 States & Territories: NT & QLD 14 States & Territories: SA & TAS 15 States & Territories: VIC & WA 16 Champions Results 17 Financials 19 Membership: Hall of Fame and Life Members 33 2

4 PRESIDENT S REPORT I write this report, my last as President, at the end of another year of great success and substantial change. Chief Executive Cam Vale led the preparation of the organisation s aspirational new strategic plan, Hockey s Winning Edge: It is a plan that, when successful, will help the sport make significant strides forward and I wish him and his staff team well with its implementation. While our national teams continued to excel on the world stage, behind the scenes work was undertaken to transition the AIS-led High Performance Program to full Hockey Australia ownership. My thanks to all of those people that made the transition as smooth as possible, including the Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Sports Commission, as well as a great many people internally. Following a memorable World Cup victory we said farewell to Ric Charlesworth, who left his role after six years with the Kookaburras. Ric led the team to unprecedented success and I wish him all the very best for the future. The men s program is in good hands with his successor, Graham Reid, his senior assistant coach, Paul Gaudoin, and their team. In the women s program, national coach Adam Commens agreed to a contract extension that will see him lead the Hockeyroos through until after the Olympic Games in Under Adam s leadership the team has risen from seventh in the world to second and has reached the final of every major tournament in which they have competed since late Off the pitch, we welcomed four new directors to the board, expanding membership to 11. Along with our existing board members, all four Fiona Boyce, Professor Kerryn Phelps, Stephen Smith and Melanie Woosnam made important contributions as we undertook a number of governance changes. Amongst them, the implementation of new committees appointed by the board, covering the areas of high performance, participation, commercial, and risk and integrity. I would like to acknowledge the outstanding service given by retired directors Ken Read and Renita Garard after ten and 12 years on the Hockey Australia Board respectively. Both have played significant roles in improving the governance of Hockey Australia and in setting the direction of our high performance and business outcomes. I would also like to express my gratitude to the Australian Sports Commission and its Chairman, John Wylie, for the support they have provided this year and my thanks to the Presidents of the state and territory hockey associations. At international level, Australia continues to be represented across a number of FIH committees. My thanks again go to Ken Read, Katrina Powell and Liam De Young for their service to the competitions, rules and athletes committees respectively. Closer to home, I congratulate Cam Vale and the staff of Hockey Australia on the year, and finally, and importantly, I would like to acknowledge my fellow board members. Each member of the Hockey Australia Board has contributed their expertise, their time and their passion to ensuring that the organisation and the sport can continue to strive for excellence. Stuart Grimshaw President - Hockey Australia 3

5 CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S REPORT It is with great humility I write my first introduction for the annual report as Chief Executive. The 2013/2014 financial year has been a challenging but successful one for the organisation, reflected by a net surplus of $122,509. This is in line with our previous year s surplus and is the fifth consecutive operating surplus. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the last 12 months has been the outstanding results achieved by the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos, now ranked first and second in the world respectively. The World Cup success of the Kookaburras was as good as any, in any sport, in recent memory, whilst the stunning improvement of the Hockeyroos continued with their silver medal-winning performance. There have, of course, been many other great achievements and results this year, however the story is better told in the pictures and words contained within this report. It is important to acknowledge those organisations and partners whose contributions have been key to our successes and whose support has provided me with a great transition into the role of Chief Executive over the last 12 months. My personal thanks go to the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Institute of Sport, state and territory hockey associations, the Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Commonwealth Games Association, state institutes and academies of sport, our major partners Fortescue and Ausdrill, all of our other sponsors and partners, the FIH and Oceania Hockey Federation, and the ABC and Fox Sports. I would like to thank the staff and athletes at Hockey Australia who work tirelessly and create an outstanding culture and work environment in Perth and Melbourne. It is a truly humbling environment for me to see this collection of people apply themselves professionally across the entire organisation, on and off the pitch. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge Ric Charlesworth for his outstanding contribution to the sport. His results remain without peer in hockey and in Australian sport in general. To the Board of Hockey Australia I also express my appreciation on behalf of the staff and athletes. We have a united board that provides great leadership across strategy and governance. In particular, I want to acknowledge our departing Chairman Stuart Grimshaw, who has been instrumental in the improvements across all areas of the organisation in his near six years as President and almost eight years on the board. Stuart stood down due to work commitments on 19 September after our financial year end. Lastly, thank you to all the participants in the sport players, coaches, umpires, officials, volunteers. The ultimate reflection of your sport is those at grassroots, and Hockey Australia is very proud of all the individuals and groups of people that collectively make this sport as strong as it is. Cam Vale Chief Executive 4


7 A MESSAGE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to ensuring Australian athletes excel in the international sporting arena, and increasing Australians participation in sport. These two clear objectives are mutually reinforcing international success inspires Australians to participate in sport and greater participation helps nurture our future champions. Sport inspires individuals, unites communities and encourages active lifestyles. Success at the international level has become even more challenging for Australian athletes. Traditional competitors keep getting better, and rising countries are becoming forces to be reckoned with. Our tenth placing in the medal table at the London Olympic Games continued a downward trend over the past three games. Through Australia s Winning Edge , our game plan to move Australian sport from world class to world best, we are changing the role of the AIS and the delivery of the high performance program, improving the financial performance and position of national sporting organisations (NSOs) and strengthening the governance structures and standards of NSOs. We have initiated a fundamental reform process to improve Australian sport, by linking high performance sports funding more closely with performance; ensuring the AIS is the world s best high performance sports institute; modernising governance structures in a number of sports; investing to improve coaching, leadership skills, talent identification and innovation in Australian sport; and reinforcing public confidence in the integrity of sport. These reforms will create lasting change and improvement. In , the Australian Government, through the ASC, is investing almost $120 million in national sporting organisations for high performance programs and to promote grassroots participation in sport. Our partner sports can expect a much sharper focus by the ASC in future on best practice governance and administration, intellectual property ownership, athlete management and support structures and general accountabilities by the sports. Equally, the ASC is committed to changing to meet the needs of contemporary sport. Importantly, the ASC is focused on promoting grassroots participation in sport throughout Australia and to continue a suite of successful national programs such as the Active After-school Communities program. Increased community sport participation has a profound long term dividend, and remains a vital objective of the ASC. The ASC looks forward to working in collaboration with the sport sector to encourage more people into sport and to drive Australia s continued international sporting success. John Wylie AM Chair Board of the Australian Sports Commission 6

8 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Oceania Hockey Federation The Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF) congratulates Hockey Australia and its national teams on their performances throughout the year. It was a stellar year with both the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos claiming the Oceania Cup in Stratford, New Zealand; the men winning the World Cup and Commonwealth Games; and the women claiming silver at the World Cup and gold at the Commonwealth Games. The commencement of Hockey 5s was well received, particularly in the Pacific Islands where facility space is limited. With fewer rules it is a good introduction to hockey. The OHF is actively engaged in developing hockey in American Samoa, Guam, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. The Oceania Olympic Committee supports the introduction as the team size is smaller and reduces the financial cost to moving teams around the Pacific. Two major competitions have opted to use the new format the Youth Olympic Games and the Pacific Games. aided by mentoring from experienced Australians such as Gary Marsh, Josh Burt and John Mowat. With a considerable competition calendar and more member associations being introduced in the region, the OHF welcomes visits by Australian clubs, country, masters and school teams to Pacific Islands in support of the Islands development. Bob Claxton Secretary, Oceania Hockey Federation There were 63 international appointments of umpires and officials from the region, 26 of which were from Australia. 13 Pacific Islanders were trained and ratified to officiate in continental competitions. Their progress has been greatly 7

9 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS International Hockey Federation The first edition of the FIH World League Finals saw the Netherlands crowned the inaugural winners of both the men s and women s competitions. Meanwhile, the second edition began with round one in June. Men s and women s teams from more than 60 nations will be battling to make their mark with Olympic qualification at stake. The highly successful Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague was a sell-out with 250,000 spectators and over 200 million following the event on TV and online million people downloaded the app and there were 100M+ Twitter impressions. Australia and the Netherlands contested both the men s and women s finals with Australia successful in the men s final and the Dutch taking the women s crown. During the World Cup, South Africa s Marsha Cox, England s Anne Panter, Germany s Moritz Furste and Australia s Liam De Young were elected to the FIH Athletes Committee. Whilst the committee has existed for some time, this was the first time that four of the eight seats have been elected by athletes. Quick, compact and fun to watch, Hockey 5s made its Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. Played on a pitch that is half the size of the one used in 11-a-side, Hockey 5s provided plenty of excitement and went down a storm with players and fans alike. Both gold medal showdowns were decided by shootouts with China winning the women s gold medal and Australia winning the men s. Off the field, as part of our commitment to entertaining and inspiring a global movement of hockey fans and players, the FIH announced changes to the structure of the game that will result in a higher intensity, faster paced and more exciting game of hockey. As of 1 September 2014, major FIH events such as the Champions Trophy, Hockey World League Final and Rio 2016 Olympic Games will assume this new format that includes moving to four 15-minute quarters and having 40-second time-outs when a penalty corner is awarded and after a goal is scored. We have also entered into two exciting new partnerships. The first being an eight year partnership with STAR India, which runs India s leading sports network STAR Sports. The enthralling and captivating coverage this partnership promises to deliver will help us achieve our dual aims of providing the highest levels of thrilling sporting entertainment and inspiring hockey fans across the world. We also announced an innovative partnership with Loughborough University. The partnership is wide-ranging and looking into everything from the equipment used to the way young people get introduced to the game. This includes ways to make the ball more visible for optimised TV viewing, ball-to-surface contact and waterless turf. This partnership means we are currently the only International Federation to have a dedicated Innovation Centre. It is an exciting time for hockey as our sport continues to gain momentum. Kelly Fairweather CEO, International Hockey Federation 8

10 HIGH PERFORMANCE REPORT MEN S PROGRAM HIGH PERFORMANCE REPORT WOMEN S PROGRAM Another year of consistent performances in international competitions resulted in the Kookaburras regaining their world number one ranking early in The highlight of the year was undoubtedly the Kookaburras' retention of their 2010 world title with an outstanding World Cup campaign and gold medal performance against the Netherlands in the final. The 6-1 annihilation of the Netherlands in the final showed the class of the group and was a fitting farewell for Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth who would retire from coaching after the tournament. Ric s achievements as coach of both the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras are unmatched. His presence will be missed but the legacy he leaves for hockey should see the men s team continue to do well leading into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles capped off another great 12 months leading the team, receiving the World Cup Player of the Tournament award. Jeremy Hayward, elevated from the junior program and playing in his first benchmark event, also made a promising start to his career, winning the World Cup Young Player award. It was an outstanding year for the women s program, collectively and individually. Head Coach Adam Commens and his staff worked tirelessly to re-establish the Hockeyroos as a world force in what was a breakthrough 12 months. The team continued its good progress from the previous year, reaching the final of every major competition it competed in. A first gold medal at the Oceania Cup since 2005, after a titanic struggle with New Zealand, was followed up with silver at the inaugural World League Finals before World Cup silver in The Hague. In the process, the Hockeyroos moved from fifth to second in the world rankings. Critical to these excellent results was the emergence of drag flickers Jodie Kenny (née Schulz) and Anna Flanagan, and the outstanding performances of goalkeeper Rachel Lynch, who at the 2014 World Cup was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament. 4 TH INTERNATIONAL SUPER SERIES 2013: OCEANIA CUP 2013: WORLD LEAGUE FINALS 2014: INTERNATIONAL SUPER SERIES 2013: OCEANIA CUP 2013: WORLD LEAGUE FINALS 2013: SULTAN AZLAN SHAH CUP 2014: WORLD CUP 2014: HAWKE'S BAY SIX NATIONS: WORLD CUP 2014: Junior World Cups The 2013 Junior World Cup campaigns saw the Burras (men) travel to New Delhi and the Jillaroos (women) to Mönchengladbach. After topping their pools, both hit challenging quarter-final match-ups resulting in losses. The Burras lost to eventual Champions Germany but went on to finish fifth, while the Jillaroos lost to England, who went on to win bronze, and eventually finished sixth. Significantly, a number of Jillaroos have progressed over the last 12 months to consolidate their places in the Hockeyroos program and several of the Burras have also been elevated to the National Development and Senior squads. 9 Milestones A number of athletes reached significant personal milestones in their international careers during the year. Casey Eastham (200 caps), Ashleigh Nelson (150), Anna Flanagan, Kate Jenner, Jodie Kenny and Rachael Lynch (all 100), and Mathilda Carmichael (debut) in the women s program and, in the men s program, Jamie Dwyer (321 equal Australian record), Liam De Young (300), Rob Hammond (250), Eddie Ockenden (200), Kiel Brown, Russell Ford and Simon Orchard (all 150), Matt Gohdes, Glenn Simpson, Matthew Swann, Glenn Turner (all 100) and Jeremy Hayward (debut). After illustrious careers with the Kookaburras, Liam De Young and Rob Hammond announced their retirements after the World Cup. Kobie McGurk also announced her retirement from the women s program. National Training Centre (NTC) Network The NTC network continued to play a significant role in supporting the national program, hosting a range of camps and competitions that underpinned the Junior World Cup campaigns. A number of NTC coaches were involved in National programs with Matthew Wells (QAS), Jay Stacy (VIS) and Nick Lenoir (NTIS) working with the Burras and Des King (QAS) and Jeremy Davy (WAIS) travelling with the Jillaroos. Seven NTC coaches were also supported by Hockey Australia to attend the World Cup on a study tour facilitated by HA coach education manager John Mowat. Australia s Winning Edge, AIS restructure and transition It has been a year of challenge and opportunity for the High Performance Program and staff responding to the Australia s Winning Edge (AWE) performance strategy, AIS restructure and the transition away from being an AIS Sports program. While this has created a need to significantly change our operations, it has also provided Hockey Australia with complete autonomy for managing the national programs. The centralised program based at Perth Hockey Stadium continues to be the jewel in the crown and a genuine competitive advantage for hockey in Australia and on the global stage. Pleasingly, and across what has been a very challenging year for all, our national programs achieved all AWE benchmark targets.

11 GAME DEVELOPMENT REPORT NT 1,578 = 1% WOMEN 52% MEN 48% WA 21,446 = 18% WOMEN 48% MEN 52% WOMEN 60% MEN 40% QLD 18,719 = 16% SA 8,456 = 7% WOMEN 48% MEN 52% VIC 21,765 = 18% WOMEN 45% MEN 55% WOMEN 55% MEN 45% NSW 37,380 = 32% WOMEN 54% MEN 46% TAS 5,457 = 5% WOMEN 61% MEN 39% ACT 3,844 = 3% 1240 clubs & associations *Figures reflect calendar year Jan 1 - Dec 31 10

12 Commercial, media & communications REPORT For the first time ever, the year saw Hockey Australia generate $1m in sponsorship revenue. The organisation renewed both of its major partners Ausdrill and Fortescue and retained all existing sponsors with the exception of Be The Influence. The federal governmentfunded initiative, via the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, was withdrawn after the change of government. The ending of this arrangement at the conclusion of its term had been anticipated. The third edition of the International Super Series took place in Perth and generated a profit of $23,211. Action from all four days of the event was broadcast on ABC and into Asia via the Australia Network with the live Australian TV audience for the final day double that of the previous year. In all, the domestic free-to-air broadcasts reached 382,000 Australian viewers. The ABC also broadcast the major FIH events involving Australia; the two World League Finals and the World Cup tournaments. The World Cups in particular proved popular with audiences. The ABC supplemented its match coverage with a nightly highlights program and broadcast from a specially built set in its Adelaide studios. The new year saw Hockey Australia begin to target new revenue streams with the successful launch of its online shop and auction websites. Both have performed well in the early stages of their existence. During the year, the organisation expanded its media and communications and marketing teams with the appointment of a Media and Communications Officer and a Graphic Designer. Both have been excellent additions to the existing staff team and have enabled the organisation to make significant progress in these areas. 11

13 Commissions & committees INDOOR, MASTERS & COUNTRY REPORT Country Geraldton (WA), Suva (Fiji) and Hawke's Bay (NZ) all featured as highlights of the country calendar. The Australian Country Championships were hosted in Geraldton and as has become the norm, the event was well hosted and showcased Australian country hockey at its finest. New South Wales maintained their status as a leading force in country hockey by taking out both the men s and women s sections. The national country teams selected at the championships completed their respective tours, providing those selected with a unique Australian representative experience. The Under 21 men s and women s teams continued their commitment to Hockey Australia s participation in the Oceania region by touring to Fiji. Whilst the Oceania Pacific Cup has become a biennial event and 2013 was not a tournament year, the teams completed a testing tour involving matches against the Fijian national teams and continued their contribution to the development of the sport there. The Hawke's Bay festival was the focus of the senior teams tour to New Zealand in April. The tournament, run in conjunction with a six nations event featuring the Hockeyroos, was in its inaugural year and provided a very challenging competition and rewarding experience. Michael Nelson Country Hockey Committee Indoor The year saw the Australian men s and women s indoor teams tour to Europe where they were able to gain valuable competitive experience against some of the world s top indoorplaying nations, including France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany women, and Poland, Austria and the Netherlands men. The experience will greatly aid preparation for the 2015 Indoor World Cup. With the encouragement of the FIH, Australia s women and a men s development squad also took part in an invitational tournament in Singapore. While providing opportunities for competition, it also allowed Australia to build relationships in indoor hockey in Asia. Australian umpires also enjoyed a great year with Adam Barry officiating at the European Indoor Championships, gaining international accreditation; Melanie Craig attended the Asian Women s Indoor Cup and Zeke Newman the Asian Men s Indoor Cup, both also gained their international accreditation. With the support of Hockey Australia, the Indoor Advisory Committee introduced its selection policy for Australian teams, and player declaration and social media guidelines. Lyn Hill Indoor Advisory Committee Masters Australia s women s Masters teams enjoyed more international success. At the 2nd FIH Masters World Cup, Australia s women took home gold in the Over 40 and Over 60 age-groups and silver in the Over 50s. The women s Over 45s team travelled to Fiji where they undertook development clinics with the Fijian national Under 18s team and donated hockey equipment and FD$1000. The Over 35s and Over 55s toured to England where they competed against England, Wales, Scotland, a combined armed services team and regional teams. Australia continued to lead the way in Masters development. Sue Briggs (Honorary Secretary) and Peri Buckley (Technical Advisor) were re-elected to the board of the International Masters Hockey Association. Sue is also a member of the FIH Masters Panel which was formed in July The panel coordinates and guides the development of Masters hockey worldwide. Nationally, work continued to enhance participation through development pathways for umpires, technical officers, judges and coaches resulting in the best year for overall umpiring and technical standards. Many umpires, technical officers and coaches now see Masters as a legitimate pathway. At the World Cup this year, Australians were appointed to the key positions of Tournament Director (Peri Buckley), Assistant Umpires Manager (Robyn Bannerman) and Senior Technical Officer (Robyn Pascoe). Australia s men s Masters teams also enjoyed a spectacularly successful year, winning the World Cup in the Over 40, 45, 60 and 75 age-groups. There were World Cup silver medals for the Over 65s and 70s teams and bronze for the Over 50s and 55s. The undefeated World Cup campaign of the Over 75s team under the guidance of Captain/Coach and former Olympian John McBryde was an outstanding result in the inaugural World Cup for Over 75s. Congratulations to everyone involved and, in particular, to National Teams Coordinator John Watts. The 2016 International Masters Hockey Association and World Grand Masters Association World Cups will be held in Australia, in Canberra and Newcastle. The Men's Over 35s also travelled to Singapore this year, returning unbeaten from their five matches against the national team and a leading club side. At home, men's Masters participants responded in large numbers to a survey conducted in September and October Some of the feedback has already been incorporated in changes made for the coming year s Australian Championships. The 2013 men s Australian Championships, held in Sydney, attracted 74 teams. Sue Briggs - Women s Masters Peter Sweeney - Men s Masters 12

14 STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY ACT STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY NSW League Expansion The 2014 winter season saw the inclusion of a men s team from Goulburn and both a men s and women s team from Albury in the Canberra Capital League 1 competition to complement the existing Canberra-based sides, adding valuable depth to the competitiveness of the competition. ACT on the world stage The 2014 World Cup saw the inclusion of Glenn Turner and Andrew Charter in the gold medal-winning Kookaburras and Edwina Bone and Anna Flanagan in the silver medal-winning Hockeyroos. The inclusion of the four ACT athletes is the largest number to have represented Australia from the territory at the same World Cup. New sponsors for AHL Hockey ACT welcomed RAMS ACT North Home Loans as the major sponsor for the Canberra Lakers. Along with the continued sponsorship of the Canberra Strikers by the Canberra Labor Club, the support has helped to ease the financial burden on the playing group after the loss of significant ACT Government support following the AHL s restructure. New indoor flooring The indoor flooring at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham was replaced early in 2014 with the generous support of the ACT Government. The new Pulastic flooring installed by Aura has proved very popular with players. Constitutional reforms The year saw the adoption of a new constitution for Hockey ACT, bringing the association s governance structure in line with the Australian Sports Commission s good governance principles. Association reform Hockey NSW has continued the process of association reform, which will be completed in February Association reform encompasses the amalgamation of men s, women s and junior associations, which will see 53 associations become 27. This will allow for a stronger and more efficient business model at the grass roots, as well as a structure to grow the number of registered players. Regional Coaching Coordinator Network Hockey NSW implemented and co-funded the Regional Coaching Coordinator Network. The program, compiled by HNSW Coaching Director Warren Birmingham, sees seven full-time coordinators working throughout NSW. The network will ensure the growth of registration, officiating, coaching and player participation numbers across the state. Athlete Acceleration Program The Athlete Acceleration Program (AAP) was another newly developed, successfully implemented program. It underpins the NSWIS program for 140 athletes between the ages of With a large regional focus, the AAP reduces the costs to athletes and their parents as a result of the availability of HNSW coaching resources, together with the RCC network in these regions. State championships The year saw a highly successful State Championship model delivered by HNSW. HNSW runs over 20 field and indoor state championships in any calendar year. The events team led by Kristina Genovese developed an efficient championship model, providing a pathway for upand-coming umpires, players and technical officials. Commercial With a concerted focus on building a more sustainable commercial model, the period has seen a number of new corporate partners join the HNSW business family. HNSW is looking forward to developing this model over the next 12 months in order to maintain and build its revenue base, as well as supporting existing partners. 13

15 STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY NT STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY QLD Development program Securing players for representative teams was difficult because of the drop-off rate of players turning 16. A review resulted in the establishment of a youth training squad, along with the resurrection of an Emerging Athlete Program in conjunction with the NTIS to reverse the trend. Constitutional reforms A complete review of the Hockey NT constitution was undertaken, resulting in the creation of a new document reflecting a more professional approach based on ASC guidelines. Acceptance of the new constitution by member associations is anticipated in late Improvements to Marrara Hockey Centre Following evaluation of practices at the Marrara Hockey Centre, funds were reallocated away from areas of lesser productivity and outcomes, and redistributed to those that resulted in the venue being presented in a more aesthetically pleasing manner. Increased corporate support The vast majority of Hockey NT s corporate partners had agreements that ended in late Pleasingly, they were successfully retained along with the procurement of new partners, especially to support the new development program structure. Dept. of Sport & Recreation The newly elected government committed to increased funding for sporting bodies based on agreed KPIs and outcomes. Whilst there were considerable negotiations during the process the end result was of immense benefit to hockey; a three year agreement for significantly increased funding. Remote and Indigenous Hockey Programs (RIHP) Increased participation, education, training and pathways to competition in remote and indigenous communities resulted in more than 16,000 participants in RIHP, a 20% increase on the previous year. This was supported with 12 workshops in coaching, officiating and accreditation, modified training resources and more than 20 community partnerships. Rubies and Blaze program As a result of the Rubies and Blaze program, Hockey Queensland saw more indigenous young people selected to regional and state programs than ever before. Overall, more indigenous young people are now playing hockey in the state than at any other time. Australian Hockey League Queensland s Scorchers and Blades won the Australian Hockey League, joining their Under 21 counterparts as Australian champions. The inaugural combined AHL/U13 tournament afforded very positive interaction between top athletes and young up-and-coming players. Umpiring achievement Queenslander Adam Kearns was endorsed to the World Panel of international umpires. Adam s endorsement represents an outstanding achievement for him personally and for officiating in Queensland and Australia. State Hockey Centre The synthetic surface on field one at the State Hockey Centre was replaced so that it could host the 2014 AHL and U13 Australian Championships. The turf was well overdue for replacement and the replacement was achieved in time as a result of all involved overcoming significant obstacles. 14

16 STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY SA STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY TAS Coach and official accreditation A significant push to increase the number of coaches and officials trained resulted in more than 150 accreditations over the year, up from 65 the previous year. Linked to this, junior recruitment has also been a priority, with 650 new 5-12 year olds taking up hockey in SA. International representation Jane Claxton, Karri McMahon and Georgie Parker represented the Hockeyroos at the World Cup and Cameron Joyce and Ed Chittleborough were part of the Burras Junior World Cup squad. This improves on a disappointing 2012 that saw no South Australian hockey representation at the Olympics. Financial improvement Hockey SA turned around several years of loss making to deliver a strong surplus through focused cost management. Constitutional reform A new constitution was passed at the AGM in March without objection. Work is underway on a range of broader policies that will be rolled out over the next year. State Hockey Centre improvement Backed by $2.5m from the South Australian state government, work was completed on the construction of a new second artificial turf at the state hockey centre, allowing SA to host larger tournaments. Athlete Development Program The Athlete Development Program was implemented on a trial basis in 2013 to develop emerging age-eligible U13 players for Improved performances were evident in the local U12 club competitions and a higher number of children nominating for state teams. Following its success the program has been expanded to a state-wide program covering U12s, U13s and U15s in Tasmania s three regions. Region of Origin Hockey Tasmania launched its hockey 9s Region of Origin series, featuring the best men s and women s players in the state. Comprising two Southern regional teams and one team each from the Northern and North West coast regions in each gender, the tournament was hotly contested and very well supported by members. AHL and U13 Australian Championships The Tasmanian Hockey Centre hosted the first combined women s AHL and Under 13 Australian Championships. It was fantastic for the young athletes to participate in a high calibre event that allowed them to watch and learn from their senior heroes. The tournament also provided a great platform for officials through mentoring opportunities. Organisational restructure A review of Hockey Tasmania s organisational structure was undertaken following the arrival of the new CEO. It identified several areas for improvement. The new structure focuses on efficient operations that will deliver on strategic goals and return cost benefits, in particular, increased revenue from Hockey Tasmania facilities. Financial stability A new budget and levy model was introduced to provide more transparency to members. The organisation placed a stronger focus on financial sustainability and commercial returns from its operations, particularly non-core business, to ensure financial stability going forward. 15

17 STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY VIC STATE & TERRITORY REPORTS HOCKEY WA Recruitment Hockey Victoria visited over 40,000 school students throughout Victoria as part of its schools road show. 3,000 new participants under the age of 10 took part in Hookin2Hockey at one of the 60 centres across the state. Junior academy Following a review of player development and performance at national championships, Hockey Victoria made significant changes to its player development programs. It implemented a junior academy, running for eight weeks in the off-season, with an increased focus on skill development and the acquisition of younger participants. Inclusion Hockey Victoria embarked on programs with the newly arrived community of Victoria including dedicated programs for the community based in the City of Hume and City of Cardinia. Both programs commenced in regions unexposed to hockey with newly arrived communities which account for over 30% of the population. AHL and U13 Australian Championships The Victorian State Netball and Hockey Centre hosted the first combined men s AHL and Under 13 Australian Championships. A huge success, all states and territories junior players took part in development programs with their senior heroes. With the assistance of HockeyZone, Hockey Victoria live streamed the event with strong viewing figures, including 8000 viewers of Queensland v New South Wales. Northern District Hockey League Greensborough HC embarked on a new initiative, the Northern District Hockey League. More than 120 new participants played in Under 8 and Under 10 weekly competition at Greensborough. This non-club competition is critical to the sport providing more local competition for the community into the future. New turfs at Perth Hockey Stadium Both artificial turfs at Perth Hockey Stadium were replaced within budget and with minimum disruption to national and state high performance programs. The main Astroturf pitch was replaced under warranty while pitch two was replaced with the World Cup surface, a Greenfields turf, aiding Australia s World Cup preparation. High Performance talent identification The 2013 Talent Accelerant Program involved 80 male and female identified athletes aged It allowed Hockey WA to select and fast-track the development of skills, physical, tactical and mental attributes. Such was the success, the 2014 program has been oversubscribed three times. South East Asia engagement Development squads from the men s Thundersticks and women s Diamonds sides travelled to Singapore for series with Singapore and Malaysia. To complement the training camps, sessions included team culture, recovery, and preparation preparing athletes for AHL and state and national representative teams. The relationship also saw senior WA umpires exchanging with Singaporean colleagues to umpire first division fixtures in Singapore, and a number of Singaporean and Malaysian officials officiate in Perth. Marketing plan Hockey WA commenced a three stage marketing plan aimed at promoting hockey participation in WA, promoting Hockey WA to key stakeholders and to increase corporate support from the WA community. Results are expected to be measured prior to the end of Organisational restructure Hockey WA undertook considerable change and restructure during the period and wish to acknowledge the support of Hockey Australia in this. 16

18 championship results Men s Oceania Cup AUS 2.NZL 3.PNG 4.SAM Men s FIH World League Finals NED 2.NZL 3.ENG 4.AUS 5.BEL 6.IND 7.GER 8.ARG Men s FIH World Cup AUS 2.NED 3.ARG 4.ENG 5.BEL 6.GER 7.NZL 8.ESP 9.IND 10.KOR 11.RSA 12.MAS Women s Oceania Cup AUS 2.NZL 3.SAM 4.PNG Women s FIH World League Finals NED 2.AUS 3.ENG 4.ARG 5.NZL 6.CHN 7.GER 8.KOR Women s FIH World Cup NED 2.AUS 3.ARG 4.USA 5.NZL 6.CHN 7.KOR 8.GER 9.RSA 10.JPN 11.ENG 12.BEL Men s Australian Hockey League QLD 2.VIC 3.NSW 4.ACT 5.TAS 6.NT 7.WA 8.SA Women s Australian Hockey League QLD 2.WA 3.NSW 4.ACT 5.VIC 6.SA 7.TAS 8.NT U21 Men s Australian Championships NSW 2.VIC 3.WA 4.QLD 5.TAS 6.ACT 7.NT 8.SA U21 Women s Australian Championships NSW 2.QLD 3.ACT 4.SA 5.VIC 6.WA 7.TAS U18 Men s Australian Championships QLD 2.NSW 3.WA 4.VIC BLUE 5.NSW Blues 6.TAS 7.ACT 8.SA 9.NT 10.VIC II U18 Women s Australian Championships QLD 2.NSW 3.VIC Blue 4.ACT 5.WA 6.TAS 7.NSW BLUES 8.NT 9.SA 10.VIC White U15 Boys' Australian Championships NSW State 2.VIC 3.WA Gold 4.QLD 5.QLD II 6.NSW Blues 7.WA Black 8.NT 9.VIC II 10.SA 11.TAS 12.ACT U15 Girls' Australian Championships NSW State 2.QLD 3.QLD II 4.VIC 5.ACT 6.NSW Blues 7.WA Gold 8.WA Black 9.TAS 10.SA 11.VIC II 12.NT U13 Boys' Australian Championships VIC 2.WA 3.NSW 4.QLD 5.ACT 6.SA 7.TAS 8.NT U13 Girls' Australian Championships NSW 2.QLD 3.WA 4.VIC 5.SA 6.ACT 7.TAS 8.NT Men s Open Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.ACT 3.WA 4.VIC 5.QLD 6.TAS Women s Open Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.VIC 3.QLD 4.WA 5.ACT 6.SA 17

19 U21 Men s Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.QLD 3.WA 4.VIC U21 Women s Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.ACT 3.WA 4.VIC 5.QLD U18 Men s Indoor Australian Championships QLD 2.VIC 3.NSW 4.WA 5.ACT 6.TAS U18 Women s Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.VIC 3.TAS 4.WA 5.QLD 6.ACT U15 Boys' Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.VIC 3.WA 4.QLD 5.TAS 6.ACT 7. SA U15 Girls' Indoor Australian Championships NSW 2.QLD 3.WA 4.VIC 5.ACT 6.TAS Men s Masters Australian Championships 2013 Ov35: 1.TAS Ov40 (i): 1.WA Ov40 (ii): 1.NSW Ov45 (i): 1.NSW Ov45 (ii): 1.NSW Ov50 (i): 1.WA Ov50 (ii): 1.WA Ov55 (i): 1.WA Ov55 (ii): 1.NSW Ov60: 1.NSW Ov65: 1.QLD Ov70: 1.NSW Women s Masters Australian Championships 2013 Ov35: 1.QLD 2.NSW 3.WA 4.VIC 5.TAS 6.ACT 7.SA Ov40: 1.NSW 2.VIC 3.WA 4.TAS 5.QLD 6.SA Ov45: 1.NSW 2.WA 3.VIC 4.QLD 5.NT 6.ACT 7.SA Ov50: 1.QLD 2.NSW 3.VIC 4.TAS 5.SA 6.WA Ov55: 1.VIC 2.WA 3.NSW 4.QLD 5.SA Ov60: 1.NSW 2.VIC 3.ACT 4.SA 5.WA 6.QLD Men s FIH Junior World Cup GER 2.FRA 3.NED 4.MAS 5.AUS 6.BEL 7.NZL 8.KOR 9.PAK 10.IND 11.ARG 12.RSA 13.ESP 14.ENG 15.EGY 16.CAN Women s FIH Junior World Cup NED 2.ARG 3.IND 4.ENG 5.ESP 6.AUS 7.USA 8.RSA 9.NZL 10.GER 11.KOR 12.CHN 13.BEL 14.CAN 15.RUS 16.GHA Men s Country Australian Championships NSW 2.WA 3.QLD 4.ADF 5.VIC 6.SA Women s Country Australian Championships QLD 2.NSW 3.VIC 4.WA 5.SA 6.ADF Men s Youth Olympic Games Qualifier NZL 2.AUS 3.FIJ 4.VAN 18

20 FINANCIALS Directors' report 20 Auditor's independence declaration 23 Independent auditor s report 24 Directors' declaration 25 Statement of profit or loss & comprehensive income 26 Statement of financial position 26 Statement of changes in equity 27 Statement of cash flows 27 Notes to the financial statements 28 19

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