Our seniors divisions provide a supportive and fun environment for serious hockey players through to the more socially minded players.
Games and training
All turf training and games are played at the Marrara Hockey Centre, Alba Rd, Marrara.
Senior game times are set by Hockey NT prior to each season. In the past, games have been played on various days including Friday nights, Saturday afternoon / evenings, Sunday afternoon / evenings and even Monday evenings.
0Training is on a Wednesday this year.
Women and C Grade Men | 6.30-7.30
A and B Men | 7.30
The Marrara Hockey complex has two turfs, one with grandstand viewing, Turf 1 and the adjacent Turf 2.
Top level senior matches (A grade) are generally played on Turf 1. All other grades are played on either Turf 1 or 2. Both fields are equipped with lighting for night games.
Training is also held on turf, and rotates each week between Turf 1 and 2.
The selection of players within a division is made by the coaches at the begining of each season after the first few training sessions.
Men and Women A Grade
A grade is the premier grade, also known as the 1s or firsts in other states. The expectation is players have a high level of fitness and skill. Players are expected to attend training if they wish to take the field.
Men and Women B Grade
B Grade is for those players who aspire to play A grade, or who perhaps have the skill but not yet the fitness to play at the top level.
Men and Women C Grade
C grade is the more social division. Players range from brand new, to long term players who may have slowed down a little. The ball is not allowed to be lifted overhead in C grade.
Under 17 boys and girls
Under 17s play to senior game rules. Many players also play in senior teams.
Men and Women A Grade
Men and Women B Grade
Men and Women C grade
Under 17 boys and girls
2019 Senior Fees
- Early bird before round 3: $480
- Senior: $575
- Senior playing coach / committee: $315
- Senior goalie (own gear): $315
- Senior student (uni student): $315
- Casual senior game: $25 + $35 per game
- Senior volunteer (non-playing): $25
- Social member (non-playing): $25
- Life member: free
Registrations need to be made via the online portal, there will not be any paper form registrations this year. However direct payments can be made by selecting $0 dollars (cash option) when completing the online registration form.
Direct deposits can be made into the following account.
East Darwin Storm Hockey Club
When making payment, to use your surname as a reference.
Early bird payments must still be paid within the time restrictions or else full fees are due.
You need to pay fees to the club as well as annual insurance to Hockey Australia.
Fees are set by the committee at the beginning of each year.
The fees you will pay goes to cover the administration of hockey. These include (but not limited too) team nomination fees, turf fees for games and training, umpires and their continued education, game equipment and maintenance of the hockey facilities.
Hockey Australia Insurance
In addition to our club fees, all participants actively involved with hockey must have Hockey Australia and Hockey NT insurance which is a separate fee, payable directly to Hockey Australia. As of 2019, all juniors playing hockey in Australia need to have this $70 paid before they take the field.
Volunteers and parents who actively participate also need to have this insurance which is on the most part free of charge.
Uniforms and Equipment
East Darwin Storm Hockey Club play in a Red, White and Blue uniform.
If you have ordered a uniform and are awaiting it’s delivery, you can wear a white t-shirt with royal blue shorts and socks.
C Grade senior teams play in a sleeved playing shirt, A, B and U17 grades play in playing singlets.
Playing numbers are issued by the committee and kept on a number register. Some numbers are not available as they have been retired for specific reasons. If you have not played in 5 years, your number will be re-issued to new members and no longer available.
Women play in royal blue skirts or skorts usually with black or blue bike pants underneath. The bike pants length must not be longer than your skirt or skort.
Men play in royal blue shorts.
All players play in ‘Easts’ playing socks.
- Socks: $15
- Ladies playing singlet: $35
- Ladies skort: $25
- Mens playing singlet: $35
- Mens shorts: $25
- Walk-out shirt (Supporter shirts): $25
- Bucket Hat: $15
Order through the Uniform Coordinator or order online.
Other things you need
Shin-guards (shin pads or shinnies) are compulsory for game play. They are available for purchase from most sporting stores starting from $10. When purchasing shin-guards, look for ankle protection. Soccer shin-guards usually do not offer ankle protection so try and find hockey specific guards. At an entry level, the soccer style shin-guards as a minimum will be adequate.
While mouth guards are not compulsory they are highly recommended. There are two main styles of mouth guards. The ‘boil and bite’ mouth guard is cheap and readily available from most Chemists and Sporting Stores starting from $10. A custom mouth guard may be obtained from your Private Dentist.
Some people chose to wear a glove on their left hand to offer some protection to that hand when tackling. This glove also give protection to your knuckles when you get down low applying a block tackle as the turf can graze your knuckles easily. These gloves are available form previously mentioned outlets.
Inners are something some people wear under their shin-guards for comfort and to help reduce sweat.
Participation in senior Northern Territory representative teams is considered the pinnacle of hockey in the NT and also as a stepping stone for national squads / teams and national training programs.
The Territory Men’s team is called the ‘Stingers’ and the women’s team is called the ‘Pearls’.
The Territory also enter teams for national masters competitions for athletes over 30 for women and 35 for men.
I came late to hockey having played soccer since I was young. My husband plays in A grade and I have friends who played in the women’s side who had taken me to watch games for a few years before I decided to make the change, and was welcomed very quickly into the C grade women’s team. They are a great fun team to be a part of. Hockey has now become a passion of mine, and is a major part of my social life. I would recommend it to anyone who wants some fun, fitness and to be part of a great community.Anna-Lise Smith
Ready to join us
To be confirmed
PO Box 42080, Casuarina NT