Play in Australia


Ever wanted to travel to Australia and play hockey?

Here’s YOUR opportunity

Live, train and play hockey in Australia in one of the worlds most liveable cities! Live as a full time athlete and train with like minded players every day. Immerse yourself in a local hockey club and test yourself against some of the best players Melbourne has to offer.

Melbourne hockey season runs from April to September and the sportDS program aligns with this. It’s time to take a leap and immerse yourself in an athlete development program like no other!

What does the program include?


Technical Sessions

Develop your stick skills, decision making and game tactics in pitch sessions at one of our inner city locations. Learn the skills you need for the position that you play.


Athlete Development

Experience life as a full time athlete and manage both on and off field techniques to become a more rounded hockey player.


Strength & Conditioning

Support your on field ability by learning about nutrition, training in a gym and following a hockey specific diet. Increase your strength, speed and agility with our strength and conditioning experts.

A typical day in the academy

7:30 - 8:30 am - Pitch Session with the other athletes working on ball carrying.

9:00 - 9:30 am - Breakfast with the team.

10:00 - 11:00 am - Strength and Conditioning session.

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch.

2:00 - 4:30 pm - Coaching at the local school arranged by your club.

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Training with Melbourne club team.

2020 Intakes Available

6/4 to 17/5

25/5 to 5/7

13/7 to 23/8


Why not sign up for all three and take on the full program? Register your interest below.

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