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Boys & Girls 12s



Who to Contact

Position Name School Email
Tour Leader Keith Harper Parkwood Primary School
Girls Coach Gemma Cowan  Jandakot Primary School
 Boys Coach  Matt Bottomley  Como Secondary College
 Boys Manager  Chloe Pendlebury Shenton College
Girls Manager Tracey Hunt  Beaconsfield Primary School

Interstate Event Information

Event Date Venue /State Age
Sat 17 to Sat 24 August 2019 Bendigo, VIC 12 yrs as at 31 December

 Interstate Trial Information

Trial Specifics
Nomination Please click on the above nomination tab

Nominations close on Wednesday 24th April

Cost $40.00
Trial Details There are trials being held on the:

Trial 1: 27th of April         6am – 8am

Trial 2: 28th of April         6am – 8am

Trial 3: 5th of May            6am – 8am

Trial 4: 11th of May (boys)  6am – 8am

Trial 4: 12th of May (girls)  6am – 8am


Squad Selection

Announced between 1st/2nd/3rd June 2019


Venue Boys – Trials 1 & 2 – Shenton College Turf (Stubbs Tce, Shenton Park)

Trials 3 & 4 (if necessary) – Southern River (Sutherlands Park, Huntingdale)

Girls – Melville Hockey Club, Morris Buzzacott Reserve (51 Williamson Rd, Kardinya)

Eligibility To be eligible for selection nominees must:

  1. Be a full time student
  2. Be 11* or 12 years of age as of 31st December in the year of competition.
  3. * Students who turn 11 in the year of competition and who are selected in the final team must be accompanied to the event by a parent or nominated guardian even if the student stays in the team accommodation.


Hockey 12s Interstate Nomination


By submitting this nomination form I agree to the following;


  • I have read the Selection Policy
  • I will abide by the decisions of the selectors
  • My parents are aware of and endorse this nomination
  • I understand it is a parent/student responsibility to notify the school of this nomination
  • I understand it is a parent/student responsibility to notify event officials of any medical conditions that may affect the student’s well-being during trials


Please Note: All trial fees are to be paid on the day of trials unless stated otherwise.


Please click on the below links to nominate;

Boys 12s


Selection Policy

Hockey 12s Interstate Team Selection Policy


The teams shall consist of 14 players.  One will be a goalkeeper and the other thirteen players will be a balanced selection of field position players. Any variation from this will require approval from SSWA.

Girls & Boys 12s  (i.e. 11*,or 12 years of age as at 31st Dec in year of competition)

* Students who turn 11 in the year of competition and who are selected in the final team must be accompanied to the event by a parent or nominated guardian even if the student stays in the team accommodation.


  1. Basic Skills – players who can consistently demonstrate highly developed basic skills in:
    1. Dribbling
    2. Passing & Receiving
    3. Tackling
    4. Communicating
  2. Understanding of position play – players who clearly understand the attacking and defensive requirements of the positions they play.  Able to play in multiple positions (GK exempted).

THEN (in no priority order)

  1. Team Skills – players who unselfishly support the team, encourage others, communicate well and get on with their peers.
  2. Attitudes – players who are tenacious, determined, resilient and creative.
  3. Potential – players who show potential for the future.
  4. Speed & Endurance – offensive and defensive.
  5. Strength – acceleration, hitting speed, agility, ability to ride interference.

In order to select the players for the team, the following will apply.

Attendance at ALL trials is compulsory unless exceptional circumstances apply and prior permission is sought wherever possible from the coach or manager.


  1. Players must complete the official nomination form and pay the required Trial Fee.($40 to cover ground hire, balls, bibs etc)
  2. A copy of the Nomination Form and details about the Trial Fee will be available on the School Sport WA website. (
  3. The Team Manager shall administer the selection process.
  4. The Team Coach shall be the chief selector.
  5. The Hockey Committee shall appoint other Selectors as required. A minimum of three selectors shall be used for all trials. Ideally the same selectors shall be used for all trials. Where more than three selectors are used, three selectors shall be nominated as the main selectors.
  6. No selector shall be involved in the selection of any player who is directly related to them.
  7. A maximum of four trials to be held. The number of players carried through from each trial to the next is at the discretion of the selectors.
  8. Notification of players proceeding to the following trail will be via the SSWA website (
  9. All trials will be held on synthetic turf surfaces. [School Sport Australia policy]
  10. Whilst trialing, players are to wear the allocated singlet with a unique number to avoid confusion.
  11. Goalkeepers shall be given a series of practical skill tests in addition to game play. Wherever possible a specialist Goalkeeper Selector shall be appointed.
  12. Trials may incorporate skill drills for players as well as match play.
  13. Every endeavour shall be given to trialling players in the positions they have submitted on the Nomination Form. At this elite level, players must be able to play in a variety of positions. Selectors reserve the right to trial players in equivalent positions e.g. a player nominating for Right Wing may be trialled at Left Wing or Centre forward. A left Half Back may be trialled a Right Half Back.
  14. Selectors shall reach decisions by consensus wherever possible. If consensus cannot be reached, a vote by the three main selectors shall be held.
  15. When selecting one player before another, selectors shall make an “on balance” decision, based on all the attributes and abilities shown by the players. Such “on balance” decisions are consistent with selection processes used for other elite teams in the hockey community.
  16. Selectors should choose a squad if needed of 18 players at the end of the final trial. This squad will take part in the Bunbury Carnival.  The 14 players and four train-ons will be name after this event. In exceptional circumstances, selectors may delay the naming of Bunbury squad to evaluate players during training sessions. In such circumstances, a squad of no more than 20 should be named for the training sessions.
  17. The four train-ons will join in all training sessions with the team and be available to tour in order to cover possible injuries or withdrawals.
  18. Once a team or squad is selected, attendance at training is to be balanced with family and club commitments. Initial decisions to be made by consultation between player and coach. If consensus cannot be reached, parents and manager shall be consulted. If consensus cannot be reached, the SSWA Sport Convenor shall be consulted.
  19. In circumstances, due to injury or illness, where the coach has concerns over the player’s fitness to tour, the player will be asked to provide a medical clearance from a doctor, physio or other pertinent health professional.

Trial Dates:

Please refer to the SSWA website

BUNBURY CARNIVAL (WA Day long weekend in June)

State squad will participate in the J 7&8 championship competition in term 2 school holidays

Excursion Mgmt Plan

Excursion Management Plan


SSWA is contracted by the Department of Education through a Grant Agreement to provide sport experiences and opportunities for all students in WA schools.


The Grant Agreement with the Department of Education requires SSWA to:

  • Maintain appropriate insurances in relation to the provision of the service
  • Ensure that compulsory criminal record checks have been completed on all volunteers and employees
  • Conduct off school site activities in accordance with the DoE Excursions: Off School Site Activities Policy


Click HERE to see the Excursion Management Plan

Results and History