Masters Australian Championship team trials

9th May 2017

Any players interested in nominating for a team can do so by turning up to the trial or nominate online at below link.

Trial Information

Trials for all teams to be held at

Marrara Hockey Stadium

Monday 15th May, 2017

Information Session – 6.00pm

Trial Matches – 6.30pm

Our Newsletter is here

11th April 2017



U21 NT team nominations close soon!

17th March 2017

HNT are hoping to send both a men’s and women’s team to the U21 Nationals Championships in 2017. Player nominations will close on the 31st March and the trial will be held on the 7th May, 8-10.00am.

If you are eligible to play and want to give it a go, please nominate.

For information, contact:

Nick Lenoir
Pathway Manager
Hockey NT Inc
Phone (08) 8945 0302

Winners are grinners!

6th March 2017

The Waratah Dudes won the U12 boys Indoor Comp and were pretty excited with the $100 prize money!

All Blacks secure 2nd championship!

5th March 2017

The All Blacks (mostly Waratahs players) have been playing indoor hockey for over 30 years and have just secured their 2nd championship!

Newsletter #3 March 2017

5th March 2017

See our next newsletter here

Parkrun 2017

25th February 2017

Wow what a good-looking group of Tahs volunteers at the 2017 park run!

Hookin2Hockey Sessions

23rd February 2017

Parap & Millner Primary schools the first Hookin2Hockey venues to kick off for the year. Make sure you register to get your equipment in time!


22nd February 2017

Waratah’s are hosting a Parkrun – wear your Waratah Colours and come down for a run!

Come on down on 25th February at 7am and join the Tah’s for a parkrun.

Darwin parkrun is a FREE weekly timed 5km event for runners AND walkers of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7am in Darwin. If you would like to volunteer to help out at this event or any other information, please email

You must register!

Make sure you register first at

Sign on day at Casuarina food court

11th February 2017

Our senior men, Matt and Norman, welcoming our new players!

Newsletter #2 February 2017

8th February 2017

See our next newsletter! Includes information on Registration and Pre-season training!

Newsletter #1 2017

2nd February 2017

Catch up on all the news for 2017, including sign on days, upcoming events and what else is going on around the club!

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter please email

2017 Registration

1st February 2017

Welcome to the 2017 season and especially to new players who have joined the club.


Registrations are now open! Please click on the link below to register.

If you have any queries please contact the club at

Please pay all fees to:

Waratah Hockey Club Inc.
BSB: 035302
Account Number: 261003

Important: Please include player’s name to identify payment

Juniors can pay using Sports Vouchers, these will need to be physically presented to make payment.

Hook in2 Hockey

For all new U8 players + All players in year 6 and under

Hook in2 Hockey is a primary school-based program that will run after school for an hour a week, for 2 x 8 week blocks. It is suited to children wanting to try hockey and learn new skills.

Waratahs will run the program at Millner Primary on a Tuesday at 3.30pm – 4.30pm and at Parap Primary on Wednesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. We hope to have a further 3 schools on board in the next few months.

The program costs $100 for a block (8 weeks) and will commence in a few weeks time.Fees can be paid using an NT Sports Voucher.

To register, go to:

and fill out the online form.

Playing with Waratah Hockey Club in the Darwin Hockey League (DHL)

New players (born before 31 Dec 2008)

Eligible to commence with U11’s in DHL competition.

U11’s and existing U8 players* (born before 31 Dec 2010)

Eligible to commence with U11’s in DHL competition.

*If your child is 7 years old as of the 1 Jan 2017 and you are not sure if they are ready to play in U11s, please discuss the options with one of our coaches or committee members.

U14s (U14 as at 1 Jan 2017)

Eligible to commence with U14’s in DHL competition.

(U17 as at 1 Jan 2017)

Eligible to commence with U17’s in DHL competition.

Seniors (All men and women 17 years and over as at 1 Jan 2017)

Eligible to commence with A, B or C grade men or women in the DHL competition.

New Secretary

12th December 2016

After our AGM held in November, Mike and Kelly Hope have been nominated as the new club Secretary.

For any information regarding the club please contact them on:

Mike 0419 270 666

Kelly 0416 449 209


2017 Events will be uploaded in the coming weeks.

Rule changes to free hits awarded within 5 metres of the circle

25th April 2016

Rule 13: Free hits awarded to the attack within 5 metres of the circle

The former requirement that a free hit awarded to the attack within 5 metres of the circle is taken at the nearest point 5 metres from the circle has been deleted.

The new Rule indicates that free hits awarded to the attack within 5 metres of the edge of the circle are now taken from where the offence occurred (i.e. there is now no requirement to take the ball back outside the dotted 5 metres line around the circle). The Rules surrounding the entry of the ball into the circle still apply, as per Rule 13.2: –

From a free hit awarded to the attack within the 23 metres area, the ball must not be played into the circle until it has travelled at least 5 metres or has been touched by a player of either team other than the player taking the free hit.

If the player taking the free hit continues to play the ball (i.e. no other player has yet played it):

  • That player may play the ball any number of times, but
  • The ball must travel at least 5 metres, before
  • That player plays the ball into the circle by hitting or pushing the ball again


  • Another player of either team who can legitimately play the ball must deflect, hit or push the ball before it enters the circle, or
  • After this player has touched the ball, it can be played into the circle by any other player including the player who took the free hit.

This rule has been changed to assist game flow, so that the attack is able to take a quick free hit from the point of the offence, rather than have to take the ball back to the dotted 5 metres line. A player may stand within 5 metres of the ball, but this player can’t engage with play before the ball has moved at least 5 metres.