Hookin2Hockey & Graduates

Fremantle Cockburn Hockey Club - Graduates and Hookin2Hockey (Minkey) 2023


What is Grads & Hookin2Hockey?

Hookin2Hockey (Hin2H) - formerly known as Minkey, is a modified version of hockey designed for mixed teams of boys and girls from Pre Primary to Year 2. Rules are modified to encouage a safe and free flowing game. The aim is to have a lot of fun while learning the basics of hockey. Sessions go for 1 hour and include a mixture of training drills and games. Rules are modified to encourage a safe and free flowing game.

Graduates (Grads) - is a junior year 3/4 grade and is a transitional grade as players move from Hin2H into the Junior Competition at year 5. Grads progress from playing on a smaller ground to a full size ground by the end of the season. They further develop their basic skills and start to learn the positions of the game, however if is not a requirement to have played Hin2H to play Grads. We run 2 sessions per week - Thursday evenings are more of a training style with Saturday mornings being more game play. Some Saturdays will be will be intraclub matches against other FCHC teams (particularly early in the year as the kids are learning the game). Later we will play some games against other local clubs - full details will be given throughout the season. At this age, the emphasis is on learning and enjoying the sport, not the outcome of the game.

This year we will be adding in one Friday twilight session once a month on the turf at Lakelands following some positive feedback from last year.


When and Where:

Hookin2Hockey (Hin2H): There are 2 sessions per week - you chose which sessions you wish your child to attend.

  1.  Lakelands Reserve (84 South Lake Drive, South Lake) : Thursdays 5-6pm, or
  2. Stevens Reserve (Crn Swanbourne & Stevens Streets, Fremantle): Saturday 8.30 - 9.30am


Graduates (Grads): There are 2 sessions per week, although not complusary to attend both. Saturdays mornings are the main games session, with an additional Thursday evening training

  1. Thursday (Training): 5-6pm Lakelands Reserve (84 South Lake Drive, South Lake):
  2. Saturday 8.15-9.30am Stevens Reserve (Crn Swanbourne & Stevens Streets, Fremantle): with the exception of the last Friday a month which is 4.45-6pm on the turf at Lakelands. We will play some games against 1-2 other local clubs on a few Saturday mornings, so these may be at another location not too far away.

Map of Lakelands - Click here

Map of Stevens Reserve - Click here


Season Dates 2023

Thursday 4th May / Saturday 6th May

Season Commences - if you have a friend that would like to have a free trial, please bring them along. See details below

Saturday 3rd June

Bye for Long Weekend - (WA Day)

29th June - 15th July

Bye for School Holidays

Thursday 31st August / Saturday 2nd September 


Season Concludes with Windup to follow 1-2 weeks later.


If you would like to arrange a free trial, please reach out to the Hin2H or Grads Co-ordinator. If you know of anyone interested in playing in 2023 please direct them to this website or they can contact either our Hookin2Hockey Coordinator – Bronwyn Smedley (hookin2hockey@freohockey.com) or our Grads Coordinator Kate Brown (graduates@freohockey.com). Please speak with Bron or Kate if you know of a potential player after the season has commenced.



Thank you to those who have volunteered to coach so far, however we always need more volunteers to coach. You certainly do not need to be an expert player or coach to help, many hands make light work!  Please contact  Bronwyn (hookin2hockey@freohockey.com) or Kate (graduates@freohockey.com) ASAP if your are will to coach.

Uniforms and Equipment

Hookin2Hockey kids will have a special Hin2H club shirt which will be available around the start of the season – no need to have before the first session. Grads kids however must wear the full club uniform for Saturday session. Uniforms are the same as the previous season and are available from the Freo Uniform shop @ Lakelands along with sticks and other equipment – generally open Thursday evenings. Hin2H kids are provided with a game pack which is included in their fees (stick, shin pads and a ball) These are to be collected at their first session.


Mouthguards are a compulsory piece of equipment and the club policy is that all players should have a mouthguard prior to taking the filed for any practice or game. Mouthguards are available at your local chemist, or from the dentist (often covered by Private Health Insurance)


Any questions? Email  Kate Brown (hookin2hockey@freohockey.com) or Kate Brown (graduates@freohockey.com)



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