"Australian hockey – Fostering Excellence for All"
Hockey Australia and the State Hockey Associations together aim to maintain Australia’s pre-eminent position in elite hockey, a world leader in our approach to the game and the results we achieve. We also aim to make hockey the ‘game for everyone’ – a sport that is accessible and enjoyable for male and female Australians of all ages and backgrounds.
For its part, Hockey Australia’s mission will be:
"To encourage, promote, develop and administer hockey at all levels in order to maintain Australian hockey as a world leader and a game for everyone. This will be done through managing Australia’s international high performance program and maximising participation, enjoyment and community profile"
The vision for hockey and its strategic direction has been developed by the Board and Management of Hockey Australia, with extensive input from each of the State Hockey Associations.
Hockey Australia formed in November and commenced operations on 1st January 2001 following the amalgamation of the Australian Hockey Association and Women's Hockey Australia and is a full member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). It comprises membership of all eight states and territories. Each state association is comprised of regional associations, which in turn are made up of clubs. In some states, clubs affiliate directly with the state body.
Hockey Australia exists to provide Australians with the opportunity to play hockey from junior levels through elite competition, including the Olympic Games. It is responsible for delivering these benefits to Australian hockey players through its Member States and ensuring hockey in Australia achieves consistent success, a strong positive public profile and continuing player and spectator support at all levels.
Achieving this vision will require the collective efforts of the Australian hockey community. This community includes the leading administrative bodies – Hockey Australia and the eight State Hockey Associations – and the many thousands of volunteers within regional associations, hockey clubs and schools throughout the country. It encompasses hockey players and coaches, from our national teams through to beginners and club players. All members of the community have a part to play.