The South West “Smarter Than Smoking” Junior Hockey Championships
The South West “Smarter Than Smoking” Junior Hockey Championships is being held in Bunbury this June long weekend.
The Championships was first run in 1991 by a handful of Bunbury Volunteers. Who believed that with the new Sand Turf we should be using this time to promote and develop Junior Hockey. This Championship started only with a handful of teams to grow into one of the biggest carnival in Australia with over 140 teams participating with teams having to be accommodated in Donnybrook and Busselton areas.
Teams come from areas including Central Great Southern, Mandurah, Upper Great Southern, Collie, Perth, Lower Great Southern, Esperance and Busselton.
Clubs have nominated from just one team through to twelve teams participating in the Championship or Carnival Division in the J5/6 (old U/11), J7/8 (old U/13) and J9/10 (old U/15).
Associations look forward to the Championships as one of the junior yearly highlights in the hockey calendar.