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19 June 2020

At midday on Friday 19 June, the ACT Government eased mass gathering restrictions within the ACT to a maximum of 100 people. The increase in numbers has enabled many sporting bodies, including HACT, to amend their return to training (RTT) frameworks to enable greater levels of participation during training sessions in the lead up to the commencement of the season proper. The full HACT RTT Framework (version 4) is available to read on their website Click Here
HACT’s RTT Framework (V4) is the guiding document by which hockey training may resume under phase 2.2 of the ACT Government’s “Rebooting Sport in the ACT” plan. The procedures, rules and protocols within the RTT Framework are not negotiable.
– All Clubs have been asked to amend the HACT RTT Framework, where appropriate, and adopt the same as their official RTT Framework. Central’s RTT Framework variant is currently being updated and will be added to the website when ready. In the meantime, the most recent Central RTT variant can be found (Here) with a summary of the key issues via (Central Hockey Club Return to Training as at 19 June 2020 (1).)
The 2020 competition start dates have been set (see the link below for further information). To assist in finalising competition dates and structures, Clubs have been asked to nominate teams as soon as possible – if you are planning on playing the 2020 outdoor season with Central it is imperative that you register now (see the Registration tab above for full details on the registration process).
The season is fast approaching – I look forward to seeing you all on the pitch in Navy Blue!!


Adrian Derham

President Central HC



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A massive Central shout-out to Kate O’Keefe (nee Dooley) who played her 300th first grade game for Central on Saturday, 22 June 2019. Central defeated North Canberra Eagles 4 – 0 with Kate scoring a goal – what a way to celebrate!!

Kate O’Keefe Bio:

Kate started playing for Central in 1998 and made her CL1 debut in 2001 when she was 16. Kate travelled from Crookwell to play until moving to Canberra in 2003.

Kate has played every season since her debut and would have played her 300th game last year but only played two games as she was pregnant with her daughter, Hannah.

Kate was in the team which won the CL1 premiership in 2004. Although playing many CL1 finals since, there has not been another premiership. Hopefully there are more to come.

Kate has represented the ACT under 18 and under 21 outdoor teams and ACT under 21 and Open indoor teams. Kate has also coached representative teams including the ACT under 12 Girls school sport team for 8 years (including this year), the ACT under 18 indoor team for 3 years and the ACT under 21 indoor team. 

Kate continues the family tradition within Central. Kate says she is lucky to have played CL1 over the years with her sister-in-law, Trina Dooley, and to currently play with her niece, Madi Dooley. Kate’s brothers also played many games for Central CL1 men and her nephew is currently playing CL2 and benching for CL1 for Central.

Congratulations to Kate from all the Central Community. 

Kate O’Keefe in Action for Central



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