Regional Challenge (JLW Tournament)
The Regional Challenge (JLW Tournament) is an annual event held in June on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Each region (South, North and North-West) is invited to enter representative teams in three age groups (Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18; Boys and Girls).There are traditionally two teams entered in each age group from the South.
The overall theme of the tournament is one of participation. This event provides our junior players with a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all participants, some who may not have the opportunity of experiencing representation at the State level.
In 2019 the event will be held in Hobart at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre. Games will be played over two days:
- U13 Boys & Girls – Sat 8th and Sun 9th June
- U15 Boys & Girls – Sun 8th and Sun 9th June
- U18 Boys & Girls – Sat 8th and Sun 9th June
There is an online nomination fee of $15 payable to cover the costs of the regional selection trials. If selected there will be a further fee of $35 payable by each athlete to cover training and competition costs.
Any registered club junior players may nominate to attend selection trials ONLY IF THEY:
- nominate for selection in their own age group – ie a player must be of the correct age prior to 1st Jan 2019
- are available to attend the selection trial scheduled for that age group
- are available to attend the training sessions scheduled for that age group
- are available to participate in all scheduled matches for their selected team in the Junior Intrastate Tournament in Hobart.
(NB. JLW Trial Exemption Form must be completed if nominee unable to attend selection trial. Players are still required to nominate even if unable to attend trial.)
JLW Trial/Training Schedule:
- South (nominations close 28 April 2019)
- North (nominations close 15 May 2019)
- North-West (nominations close 26 April 2019)
JLW Player Nomination – here
JLW Trial Exemption Form – here
EOIs – Coaches, Managers, Team Selectors and Officials
Hockey Tasmania is seeking Expressions of Interest from our supporters to fill the roles of Coaches, Managers and Team Selectors for our regional teams – nominate here.
The Tas Officiating Committee are also seeking nominations for Umpires throughout the JLW Tournament – nominate here.