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Hockey SA aims to be seen as one of the better governed sports within the state. The organisation recognises the Governance Principles for South Australian State Sport Organisations. Click here to access the principles as published by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. 

We aim to comply with the vast majority of these principles and are working towards developing and ultimately publishing a summary of our compliance with these principals on a 'if not why not' basis similar to publicly listed companies.

In recent years, the Board has completed a number of different review exercises to look at its own structure and performance to consider how it can improve. This included a self-assessment against the Australian Sports Commission Governance Principles with the use of an external consultant which was funded with thanks to a grant by the Office for Recreation and Sport.


Hockey South Australia Constitution (Updated 2017)


Club and Association Forums

Hockey SA will conduct a series of Club & Association Forums every year as an opportunity to;

  • Share progress with regards to the Strategic Plan of Hockey SA.
  • Share progress towards annual budget.
  • Discuss issues and topics relevant to the time.
  • Share any other general program, event or competition information with members.
  • Provide a forum for members to ask questions and provide feedback with regards to the broader health of the game and the performance of Hockey SA.

The meetings will be scheduled online and made available to all Regional Associations.

The meetings also seek to address the purpose of the Strategic Forum of Association under section 30.1 and 30.2 of the Hockey SA Constitution.

Hockey SA recommend that clubs and Associations send multiple representatives from their clubs to the forums to ensure a breadth of views and increase the information sharing across the Hockey SA Community.


Board Members

Derek is a Director of James Building & Property Services a Commercial & Residential Building Company in the South East specialising in facilities management for government departments and leading commercial and corporate entities. He has an Honors Degree in Construction Management and Economics and worked previously as a quantity surveyor; he is currently an elected member of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council.

Derek is from a ‘Hockey family’ and has been involved in hockey in regional and metro areas for over 30 years. He played junior hockey in both Naracoorte and Adelaide and was a state representative from U12 through to U18, he played in the metro region for both Burnside HC and Adelaide HC. Currently he plays in both the NDHA and LSE Hockey association when not injured and coaches extensively in the South East. Derek has two daughters who both love to play significant amounts of hockey.

He was the President of the NDHA from 2014 – 2019 during which time he led a team that successfully delivered the installation of new turf and clubroom facilities while growing hockey in the region.

Janice is the Deputy Commissioner (South Australia), Department of Veterans Affairs. Janice has previously held senior leadership roles in Government including roles in Information Technology, Policy and Communication.

Janice has a Bachelor of Management (Marketing), Certificate in project management and is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Fellowship

Janice is a member of the Grange Royals Hockey Club, having played hockey for 42 years before retiring to watch her husband, Gary and 2 boys, Paxton and Cooper, play hockey.

Hockey SA Board Director since August 2018