Minkey (Kindy to Yr 4) is an original Hockey Australia initiative driven by Westside Wolves and supported by Hockey Australia and Hockey WA. Minkey was developed to introduce children to a modified version of full field Hockey. The smaller fields and mixed teams allow players to develop good hockey and team skills prior to playing full field hockey in Year 5. Westside Wolves Minkey is held on Saturday mornings at College Park, Princess Road Claremont.
The Westside Wolves Minkey program at College Park is thought to be the largest in Australia with over 20 local schools delivering 50 plus teams and has been running for nearly 30 years.
Developing good spirit of the game is paramount and therefore there is no ladder or scoring. It is essential that players parents and coaches remember that this may be the first time for many children in a team sport and so it needs to be a positive experience.
We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our Minkey Maestros from last season and introducing our fine game to some new comers.
Starting times every week
9.00am - 9.45am Kindy/Pre-primary skills session - meet at front of John Leckie Pavilion (Field E)
9.00am - 9.45am PUPS (Year 1) - check fixtures for field each week
9.00am - 9.45am WOLVERINES - Nines (Year 4) - check fixtures for field each week
10.00am - 10:45am CUBS (Year 2) - check fixtures for field each week
10.00am - 10:45am WAREWOLVES - Nines (Year 3) - check fixtures for field each week
If you are in Year 7 or above and are interested in umpiring Minkey at College Park each Saturday between 8.30am - 11.00am for the 2024 Season, please email email@example.com to register your interest.
Follow the link below for more information.
Junior Umpiring Training Program
If you are in Year 8 or above and are interested in being an assistant coach at the School Holiday Clinic or through the Minkey Program for the 2024 Season, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Wolves Junior Club Coach Development Program is a structured, targeted program for different levels of coaching experience. That is for:
New coaches who have never coached previously – in particular school age and parent coaches.
Coaches who have had some experience but need to broaden their range of skills, drills etc.
Highly experienced coaches interested in fine tuning their coaching skills and/or developing their mentoring/leadership of junior coaches and/or participating in HockeyWA state & pathways programs.
For more information about Coaching click the link below;
Coach Development Program
FUN and SAFETY are the main focus.
STEPPING up to the BIGGER FIELD while keeping it simple.
TRANSITIONAL game leading to BIG KIDS HOCKEY next year.
CONTINUING THIS SEASON KINDY/PRE-PRIMARY Skills-based sessions
After the success of the 2023 kindy and pre-primary skills-based sessions, we will be continuing in 2024. This will be held at 9am each Saturday for the duration of the Minkey season.
No teams are necessary, all registrations will be taken on an individual basis. Parents are encouraged to assist. This is a great way to introduce your child to hockey skills in a fun and age-appropriate manner. Registrations can be found at the same link as normal player registrations above.
All children will be required to bring their own stick, mouthguard and shinpads. Parents or guardians must remain at the ground during the session and must sign their child in and out at the beginning and end of the session.
Need more info?
For general Minkey enquiries please contact email@example.com. For team or training enquiries, please contact your school coordinator.
Dalkeith Veterinary Clinic, is owned by Cameron Murray whose children are long term players at Wolves and started in Minkey.
The Roof & Wall Doctor is a family operated business of our very own Club Co-Ordinator Jac's, who started her Wolves journey as a Minkey Coach 12 years ago.
AMC Motorcycles is owned & operated by our Junior Co-Ordinator, Ainslie Cornelius, who was one of our most successful School Co-Ordinator's for Minkey.
These long term Wolves family Companies are supporting our grass roots Minkey Kids - please look to support them in their efforts to support and grow Wolves Hockey 🏑🐺