Gympie & District Hockey Association


 Latest News

  • Foundation Lead (formelly Level 1) Coaching Course to held on (date to be confirmed) in Gympie. Contact Ben to register your interest.
  • Private 1 on 1 Lessons are available with Ben Fitzpatrick. Open to all ages and abilities. $25 per hour. Contact Ben to book or enquire.
  • Interested in coaching or managing any of our Gympie representative teams or club teams in 2024, please contact Ben Fitzpatrick.
  • 2024 Bent Street Vet Academy is a training program available to all of our Gympie Under 15 & 18 representative players. You can find all the details under Academy tab.

 Coach Education

A major part of my role as Hockey Operations Manager is to develop our club and representative coaches. Throughout the year we hold coaching workshops open to all coaches, players and parents. These workshops give us an opportunity to discuss various coaching topics, update skills, learn more about the game and much more.

Accreditation courses are also available for all coaches. Details of courses can be found on the Hockey Australia website under the HockeyEd tab. The coach accreditation levels are:

  • Foundation Lead - Level 1 (course held in Gympie annually)
  • Development Lead - Level 2
  • Advanced Lead - Level 3 


Player Development

Another part of my role involves assisting all of our representative teams with preparing for the various tournaments throughout the year. This may involve planning, fitness, selection, assisting training sessions and providing feedback to players and coaches.

The Bent Street Vet Academy is a great way for our junior players to develop their game further with specialised coaching from our Regional Coaching Director. The academy is open to all junior players from 9 -18 years of age. 

Coaching Reference Material

Files available for download


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