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2024

Open to all hockey players 18+ years, this is your opportunity to represent your association and play against players from around the state.

In 2024, the Hockey Queensland Championship (HQC) will serve as the selection event for the Brisbane Blaze Train On Squads, the extended U21 Queensland Squads, and the Queensland Country Teams. 

All players wishing to be considered for selection in the 2024 QLD Country, 2024 Brisbane Blaze and 2025 QLD U21 Squads will be required to compete in the Hockey Queensland Championship or seek an exemption as per HQ Selection Policy.

Event Details

Dates: 4th - 6th May 2024
Location: State Hockey Centre, 400 Lytton Rd, Colmslie, Brisbane
Age Group: Ages 18+
Competition: Women’s and Men’s
Purpose: Competitive, Association-based competition for adult athletes state-wide

Rules: FIH Rules with Hockey One field goals conversion opportunity (shoot out)

In 2024, the Hockey Queensland Championship (HQC) will serve as the selection event for the Brisbane Blaze Train On Squads, the extended U21 Queensland Squads, and the Queensland Country Teams.

This decision, made by the Hockey Queensland High Performance Committee and supported by the Hockey Queensland office, took into consideration a review of the 2022 and 2023 events, player and coach feedback, High Performance program parameters, financial constraints and Association interests.

All players wishing to be considered for selection in the 2024 QLD Country, 2024 Brisbane Blaze and 2025 QLD U21 Squads will be required to compete in the Hockey Queensland Championship or seek an exemption as per HQ Selection Policy.

 

Brisbane Blaze

The Hockey Queensland Championship will be the main selection event for the 2024 Blaze Train On Squads. The squad selected will maintain the ability to be added to or deleted from, based upon performances of all available athletes until the date required for submission of final Hockey One Squads. The number of athletes in the final Blaze Squad will be determined and communicated by Hockey One based on guidelines for the 2024 season.

U21 QLD Teams

The Hockey Queensland Championship will be a talent identification event for U21 male and female athletes. Athletes identified from this event will be added to the QLD U21 Squads for consideration in future trials and competitions for selection in the 2025 QLD U21 Teams.

QLD Country Teams

Nominations have opened for the QLD Country teams. Please note the updated eligibility criteria. The nomination form and further information about the eligibility can be found here: www.hockeyqld.com.au/events/226252

This form is to be completed if you wish to nominate for selection in the Hockey QLD Country team to attend the 2024 HA Country Championships in Goulburn - 3-10 August, 2024.

NOMINATE HERE

The selection process will be undergone at the HQC. The nomination fee is $50 (inc gst). This is a non refundable nomination fee.

Please note the Queensland Country Eligibility has recently been updated. To be eligible for QLD Country selection:

  • Players MUST be primary registered to play hockey in Queensland.
  • Players MUST NOT reside in the Brisbane City Council area.
  • Players MUST NOT play in a Brisbane competition – All BWHA and BHA competitions and divisions – regardless of where a player resides.

Anyone who gains selection and then plays in a Brisbane competition prior to Australian Country Championships will be deemed ineligible and replaced in the QLD Country team.

  • Players MUST be turning at least 18 during the year of the National Country Championships.
  • Players MUST be financial (i.e. has no outstanding debts) with Hockey Australia and Hockey Queensland.)
  • Players MUST participate at the relevant State Championships or trial event, unless an exemption request has been accepted by HQ.
  • Players MUST NOT  have represented QLD or any other state/territory at National U21 Championships or Hockey One in 2023/24

Photographers and media personnel wanting to apply for a Media Accreditation pass at Hockey Queensland endorsed events must email DSturgess@hockeyqld.com.au with details of their request. 

No 'Official Photographer' will be appointed at this event.