Senior Women's Grass

Senior Grass is a competition for all abilities and all ages over age of 18 years. All games are played at Downey Park at Windsor - the traditional home of women's hockey in Brisbane - on Saturday afternoons, following on from the Junior Grass Competition in the mornings. For many years (with exception of 2020) South West United (SWU) has fielded three teams in 3 (out of 4-5) divisions.

Grass hockey, though continuing to be very competitive, has a focus on participation & inclusion. It is a great a great way to meet new people, get fit or learn a new sport in a fun and encouraging environment.

Bring your friends & family . We have many generations of women who have played together in our teams - mothers, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, aunts, sisters-in-law.

Players 13 years of age (as at the 1st January) and above are eligible to play in the senior competition so we also welcome any juniors interested in playing both Senior & Junior competitions.

Come and make SWU your hockey family!

General Information

Contact

For any enquiries about senior grass we encourage you to get in contact with our senior grass co-ordinator, 

Maree Whitchurch.  Contact details are:

Email: women@southwestunitedhockey.org.au 


Preseason Training

Preseason training will commence on Thursday 18th February 2021 at Graceville Memorial Oval, Graceville at 7pm. Team selections will be made towards the end of middle of March, using training attendance, drills and games as a reference. 

The 2021 season commences on 27th March (before Easter break, with second round on 10th April). 

Game information will be sent each week from your team manager and general info can be found on the website calendar and our home page.

There is a selection process for all South West Teams to ensure players are in teams that fit their ability level. We are a club proud to offer people new to hockey the ability to play in a supportive and fun team. 


Training

WHEN: Thursday evenings 7pm - 8.15 pm

WHERE: Graceville Memorial Oval 

Cnr Plumridge & Appel Street, Graceville 


Training for senior grass women's teams is one session per week and may consist of all in squad training or individual team drills. Training will commence at 7 pm, so please arrive around 6.50pm for warmup, and it will last 60-75 minutes. As it is compulsory for shin pads to be worn during competition games, it is strongly recommended to wear them at training, as well as a mouthguard. Don't forget water. 

"Train as you intend to play !" 


Playing

The BWHA Senior Grass Fixtures are held on Saturday afternoons at the BWHA playing fields, Downey Park, Windsor, in 3 time slots - 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Parking is available in carparks on Green Terrace or Noble Street, and surrounding streets. 

Map of Downey Park Playing Fields


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