AAA Hookin2Hockey Pilot Program

Hockey Victoria is committed to extending their program for people with a disability with the introduction of AAA Hookin2Hockey Pilot program in Ballarat. 

Hookin2Hockey gives participants the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey!

The pilot will run for 6 weeks on a Saturday morning alongside the local u10 competition at the Ballarat Hockey Centre. Led by coaches who have undertaken Hockey Victoria’s Inclusive Coaching Course and with their own firsthand experience, participants will form smaller groups and rotate around five activities.

Based on the popular AAA Sport Ballarat model, the pilot will feature higher coach to participant ratios as well as a sensory area inside the clubrooms if participants need a break. The sensory area is designed to help participants deregulate and return to the session as they wish.

Participants who register online for the program receive a fantastic Hookin2Hockey pack which includes all the fun things you need to get started playing hockey – Hockey backpack, Hockey ball, Modified plastic hockey stick, Shin guards, Hookin2Hockey reversible singlet!

To get the program going there will be a FREE Come and Try session on Saturday 27th July @ 9:00am.

Program details
When: Saturday 27th July – Saturday 31st August, 9am-10am
Where: Ballarat Hockey Centre, 59-77 Gillies St North, Lake Wendouree
Who: Suitable for children and teens aged 5 – 18 years old with a disability and special needs
Cost: $85

Online registration and expression of interest can be found on the Hookin2Hockey website

Anyone interested or with questions are encouraged to contact Michaela Cook at or 0437 035 812.

This pilot is supported by Hockey Victoria, Hockey Ballarat, AAA Sport Ballarat and Sports Central.