Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club

Turf Development

Turf Development

Unlike many other hockey clubs of our standard, we don’t have access to our own synthetic turf fields.  This puts our club at a significant financial disadvantage as we need to pay extra to access the turf fields at Perth Hockey Stadium for training and home games. 

It also means we cannot create the sense of ‘community’ we strive to achieve, with games and training scattered across the metropolitan area.

The club has been busy looking at options for a location to develop new turf and grass fields or access existing turf and grass fields on a financially viable, long term basis.

Why does the club need a turf?

While once most hockey games were played on grass fields, most high-level Junior and Senior Hockey is now played on synthetic turf. Only two Premier 1 Clubs do not have direct access to their own turf facility – we are one of them.

Currently our members are required to train and play at multiple venues across the metropolitan area – even for “home” fixtures.

Not only is this expensive, it prevents our club from maintaining the strong, family-oriented club we want to be.   We want all our players – from pre-primary aged children through to seniors to be able to play together, watch each other and interact, creating a strong and inclusive atmosphere.