Junior Sharkies is a developing entity within the Capri Sharks Hockey Club. The junior committee in collaboration with long term dedicated coaches are making significant inroads in strengthening the junior section of the club.
Hookin2Hockey is a launching pad for young junior players who are new to the game. It's a fun activity based programme and is able to cater for children as young as 5 years of age. Players graduate from Hookin2Hockey and advance into the Joey's programme. The Joey's programme consists of 45 minutes of training/practice and a half hour game on half of a field. This insures all players develop their knowledge and skills of hockey as rapidly as possible in a safe environment.
Capri Hockey also supports the Pacific Hockey Institute (PHI) for their development programs for Under 10 to Under 17 age groups. PHI also runs coaching and umpiring workshops throughout the season.
The JUmp! programme is a junior umpire development programme designed to mentor junior umpires and promote their development and training. There is no cost and any junior player or supporter aged 8 years or over is eligible. More information can be found on the JUmp! flyer.
Funding assistance for junior fees is available through the Get Started assistance programme, which is funded by the Queensland Government. They provide eligible children and young persons with a voucher of up to $150 to help pay for club membership and participation fees. More information can be found at their website. Capri Sharks is registered to receive these vouchers.
All junior players must register with Hockey Queensland prior to taking the field in any age group.
We will have exciting news coming soon regarding the 2019 hockey season.
The available junior age groups for 2019 are as follows:
Under 9's Hookin2Hockey programme
Under 10's Joeys (1/2 field games)
Under 11's Mixed
Under 13's Girls and Boys
Under 15's Girls and Boys
Under 17's Girls and Boys
The following information lists the junior ages that are eligible to play in the various age groups:
Born between 1 January 2008 and later - Gold Coast Under 11's Mixed
Born between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2007 - Gold Coast Under 13's
Born between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2005 - Gold Coast Under 15's
Born between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2003 - Gold Coast Under 17's