BWHA 90th Year AGM Service Awards

On Tuesday 28 November at the 90th AGM of BWHA, a number of our members received Service Awards and the Senior & Junior Volunteer of the Year awards were announced. Congratulations and thank you to these members for their dedication and service to women and girls hockey in Brisbane; your commitment to our Association is appreciated by all:

10 Years Service – Lorraine Carroll

Areas of Service: Junior Committee, Junior Match Secretary, U18 Manager, Saturday Administration Officer

10 Year Service – Kelly Free

Areas of Service: U11 Selector, U13 Coach, U15 Coach, U18 Coach

10 Year Service – Kristin Muir

Areas of Service: Junior Committee, U15s Selector, U18s Selector, Super League/Opens Selector, Coach Southern Skies, U18 Coach, U15 Coach, U13 Coach, Super League Coach

20 Years Service – Petra Faas O’Meara

Areas of Service: Senior Management, Grounds Committee, House Committee, Honorary Secretary, Appeals Committee, Judiciary Committee, Opens Manager, Masters Organising Committee, Masters Fixture & Grading Committee, Umpire Masters

20 Years Service – Kelli Robinson

Areas of Service: Junior Committee, U15s Selector, U18 Selector, Masters Selector, HQ Champs Selector, U18 Coach, U18 Manager, Masters Manager

25 Years Service – Diana Young

Masters Selector, Masters Coach, Junior Fixture & Grading Committee, Turf & Grass Competitions Committee, Turf & Grass Grading Committee, Masters Organising Committee


Senior Turf Match Secretary, controlling the player movements across the 7 senior turf divisions and compiling the PL1 statistics. Member of the Umpire & Technical Committee and a volunteer technical officer on Saturday senior turf fixtures.


U15 Head Manager and Brisbane 4 Team manager in 2023; always willing to assist with representative and development programs.

2024 U7 & U9 Cooridnator Paid Roles

BWHA are taking applications for U7 & U9 Coordinators (2 positions available) for Saturday mornings at Rasey Park (95 Butterfield Street, Herston) from April-August 2024.

Applicants should be confident, knowledgeable of the BWHA Rules of Association, and have a friendly and approachable manner. This role would be suitable for people aged 16 years or older.

Hours Each Saturday: 7.30am to 11.30am 

Payment: $20.00 per hour

You must have a Blue Card/Exemption Card to undertake this role or be able to apply for one

Applications Close: 12 Noon, Tuesday 19 March, 2024

Apply now at–u9-coordinator-application

2024 Tech Official Paid Roles

BWHA are taking applications for Technical Officials for our Junior and Senior Competitions located at the 5 turf venues from March-September 2024.

Turf Fixtures are played during the season between:

  • Friday – 5.45pm to 9.45pm (Juniors)
  • Saturday – 7.30am to 10.00pm (Juniors & Seniors)
  • Sunday – 10.30am to 10.00pm (Seniors)
  • Monday – 6.15pm to 10.00pm (Masters)

Technical Officials will be paid per game for their allocations as a Hobby Payment, with the rate dependant on level of accreditation and experience.

Nominate now at

2024 BWHA Age Groups

In the last Management Report, BWHA advised clubs and members of the changes to our Junior Competition age groups for 2024 in line with the changes that Hockey Queensland and Hockey Australia have made to their Representative age groups.

To assist in the communication of the competition age group changes, BWHA has created the attached resources.

This information is available on the BWHA website and has been distributed to all junior and senior club contacts.

Further enquiries regardign age groups can be submitted directly to your Club Secretary.

ESHC Paid Positions Available

Eastern Suburbs Hockey Club (ESHC) are looking to fill the following paid positions for the 2024 season at Easts Hockey Tiger Turf:

–        Facilities Coordinator

–        Canteen Coordinator & JDH Store Coordinator.

Please see below position descriptions for each of the roles.

202311 ESHC Facilities Coordinator Role Description

202311 ESHC JDH Canteen Coordinator Role Description

Expressions of interest should be emailed to ESHC Secretary, no later than 30/11/2023.

Hockey Queensland Awards

Congratulations to the following BWHA members who were award recipients at the 2023 Hockey Queensland Annual Awards 👏👏:

⭐️ Lynn Cowie-McAlister – Umpire Coach/Manager of the Year

⭐️ Nikki Taylor – High Performance Coach of the Year

⭐️ Amy Ryan – Pathway Coach of the Year

A full list of winners and their achievements at Queensland level can be found on the Hockey Queensland Facebook page –

Hockey 5s Program

Hockey Queensland is launching a new Hockey 5’s competition for various age groups and skill levels, and we encourage you to help us spread the word!

We have two set of Hockey 5s boards from Croc Hockey, & we are excited to grow and expand this exciting format starting in November for 6 weeks. Choose between pay as you go or register a team.

There are two categories, Fun fives for beginners, and Fast fives for existing hockey players. See below for more information and the link to register.

Nominations open now!



Nominations close Wednesday 1st November

Brisbane Blaze Volunteers Required

Hockey One is back!

Our Brisbane Blaze will compete for the National Title again in 2023. Of course, as usual, we will need help from some amazing volunteers to ensure that our season runs as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. We would be delighted if you would join the off-field team for the 2023 season.

The Brisbane Blaze will have 3 home games this season at the State Hockey Centre. Colmslie, Brisbane:

  • Friday 14th October vs. NSW Pride – first game at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 27th October vs. Tassie Tigers – first game at 6:30 pm
  • Friday 19th November vs. Perth Thundersticks – first game at 2:00 pm

If you would like to be part of the team for the 2023 season, you can go to this link HERE and fill in the details to become part of a champion team.

Please have a look at the attached PDF document for more information about the positions and volunteer opportunities we have available.

We are again looking for your support to #lightitup at our home games as one of our volunteers. We have many exciting things planned for this season. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Otherwise, we are excited to hear from you.

We hope to see you at the State Hockey Centre soon.

BWHA Finals Reminders

As we gear up for our Brisbane Women’s Hockey Finals I want to emphasise the utmost importance of the values that have always been the cornerstone of our sport. This year, more than ever, we want to highlight the significance of respect – not only for each other, but also for the officials and the game itself.

Respect Each Other:

Let’s remember that we’re not just players from various teams; we’re all part of the hockey community and share a common love for the game. Treat your fellow players with the respect they deserve, both on and off the field. Remember, a respectful environment cultivates a positive atmosphere that enhances the quality of the game.

Respect the Officials:

Our officials are an integral part of the game, ensuring fairness and maintaining order on the field. Their decisions might not always align with our perspectives, but it’s essential to respect their authority and judgment. Keep in mind that they’re striving to uphold the integrity of the game we all cherish. Even in the heat of competition, let’s display sportsmanship by treating officials with the respect they’ve earned.

Respect Our Game:

Hockey is more than just a sport; it’s a tradition, a legacy, and a shared passion that connects us all.  Respect the game by playing with heart, following the rules, and embracing the spirit of healthy competition.

Your Words Matter:

The words we choose can inspire, motivate, and even heal. Conversely, they can also hurt, demoralize, and divide. Let’s recognize the power of our words and use them wisely.  Encourage your teammates, acknowledge the efforts of opponents, and maintain a sense of dignity in victory and defeat.

In this Finals Series, let’s not only showcase our skill and determination but also our commitment to respect. It’s not just about winning the championship; it’s about upholding the values that make our sport great. Let’s be remembered for our exceptional sportsmanship and the way we carry ourselves, both as athletes and as individuals.

Best of luck to all teams as we continue on this thrilling journey together. May this series be a testament to our unity, resilience, and unwavering respect for the game we love. Play hard, play fair, and play with respect.

Yours in hockey

Karin Walduck