2018 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES ANNOUNCED
Locations have today been announced for the 2018 U15, U18 and U21 Australian Championships.
Both the Under 15 and Under 21 events will be held in NSW, with the U15’s event to be held in Wollongong at the Illawarra Hockey Stadium in April, while the U21’s event will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park in July.
The Under 18’s Australian Championships will be held at the Northern Hockey Centre in Launceston, Tasmania in March.
Hockey Australia Senior Manager - Events & Operations, David White said: “We’re pleased to be able to confirm the locations for three of our Australian Championship events in 2018. Both New South Wales and Tasmania are sure to host excellent events which wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of Destination NSW and Events Tasmania respectively.
“With 12 teams participating in the U15 and some really strong state teams in each of the U18 and U21 Championships we expect some fantastic competition to be seen at all of the events.”
The Honourable Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania, said “Tasmania is delighted to be able to host the under 18 Australian Hockey Championship. It is a fitting recognition of the investment my Government has made to ensure playing surfaces are world class. We look forward to welcoming teams from around the nation and encourage competitors to take the time to enjoy all Tasmania has to offer.”
Supported by Destination NSW, the U15 and U21’s competition will bring hundreds of competitors, spectators and hockey enthusiasts together to celebrate hockey. Without the support of Destination NSW, these two important events in the hockey calendar would not be possible.
The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania, is supporting the U18’s event which will be held in Launceston, and will be a fantastic event which showcases some of the best up and coming talent Australian hockey has to offer. This event would not be possible without the support of the Tasmanian Government.