Lightning Academy 2024 Player Registration


Sun 04 Feb 2024 10:00 — Sun 17 Mar 2024 14:00

Event information

Registrations for this event are closed.

North West Lightning Academy 2024

Following the success of previous years’ North West Lightning Academy, we will be running a similar program prior to the start of the 2024 hockey season. The program is designed to increase a player’s skill base, game knowledge, meet other players in their association and zone and to kickstart season 2024.  We believe the Academy offers a great opportunity for players to get to know one another before the JSC trials in April.


The five-week program is run at satellite venues across the North West Lightning zone and includes two game days where all players meet to play a variety of games within their age groups. Players will be exposed to all coaches at the game days, enabling them to learn from a wealth of experience. To ensure the sustainability of the program, a minimum of 12 participants is required at each satellite venue.

Key Information

  • Open to players born in 2006 – 2013
  • Venues include Bendigo, Dimboola, Echuca, Mildura, St Arnaud and Shepparton
  • Training on Sundays from 10am – 12pm (Wed evening for Mildura)
  • 5-week program including 2 match days
  • Training dates: February 4th, 11th, March 4th
  • Game dates: February 25th and March 17h in Bendigo from 11am – 2pm
  • Cost: $100 (HV have generously sponsored this program)
  • Family discount of $10 for second and successive children
  • Training shirt included but any previous members not requiring a shirt can reduce the cost by $50 

The North West Lightning Academy will enhance a participant’s chances of selection for the Junior State Championships by being coached by JSC coaches and selectors. Players intending to trial for JSC are strongly encouraged to take part in the program.

Registration for Players 

If your child is keen to participate in the Academy, simply click on REGISTER at the top and fill in the details by Sunday 10th December.

Sizing for the polo can be found at

For further details, please contact  Angela Poxon (NWL Junior Coordinator) 0428314219.

We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!