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Our Philosophy

At KBH, we are passionate about the development of our players from grassroots to the Premier League, and offer a range of specialist coaching including the KBH Hockey Academy, Representative team trial preparation and Mini-Brumbies skills sessions. We take pride in our various Grassroots development programs available to players from U10 through to our top-age Junior teams.


Our aim is to ensure ALL junior players have their best possible hockey experience and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve this, we will provide the opportunity for each player to learn the basics of hockey (skills and match play), to allow them to enjoy their hockey. For those aiming higher we will provide an environment and access to training and coaches that will challenge and accelerate their development. Under the tutelage of Invited National Level specialist coaches, Hockey Australia Accredited coaches, our Premier League and high performance athletes, we aim to create an environment where athletes have a hunger for improvement and desire to be their best. Check out our programs on offer throughout the season!


KBH Academy

At KBH, we offer an Academy program for juniors players of all ages. Coached by our Premier League players and coaches, the Academy follows a week-by-week plan to develop skills and game strategy.

Mini Brumbies

For the little ones, KBH offers the Mini Brumbies program. Designed for players aged U10, this program gets our kids active, learning and engaging with team sport in a fun, all-inclusive environment.

Mentorship Program

Our Premier League squads remain involved throughout each level of our Junior Program, including a self-run mentorship program to guide, challenge and cheer on the young Brumbies. 


Hook In 2 Hockey

Hookin2Hockey gives children the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey!

Mini Brumbies

Mini Brumbies is a hockey skills and fun-based programme designed for children turning 5 up to 7 year olds. 


2023 sessions Commence Sunday May 7th 9:30am-10:30am at Elgar Park. For the older mini Brumbies there will be the chance to play in 2-3 Under 8 carnivals throughout the season. The first gala day will be at Elgar on Sunday May 28th 9:30-11am. Uniform is not compulsory, however if you would like to purchase a Brumbies uniform please order through the website uniform shop.

Enquiries can be made to Kirsty Welsman via contact details:


Phone: 0419 004368


  • May 7th14th21st28th

  • June 4th18th

  • July 16th23rd30th

  • August 6th, 13th, 20th

What to Bring

  • Mouthguard – chemist or sportshop bought are fine for starters
  • Long/Footy socks
  • Runners

  • Water bottle

  • Sticks and shinguards are available to borrow for sessions


KBH Academy

The KBH Academy is a skill, match play and game awareness development program designed to cater for individual player needs. Coached by an experienced and high-performance panel of coaches, players will have access to specialised skill sessions and coaching to identify player game strengths, skill gaps, and implement a plan to improve their overall game.

Run by Men's Premier League Coach Marten De Mann and supported by VIS Athletes Jessie Stewart (Aus Futures, U21 Aus Women’s camp), Esmee Broekhiuzen (Tassie Tigers Hockey One, Dutch Hoofdeklasse), Ben White (Aus U18 Youth Olympics, Aus Futures, U21 Aus Men Squad) and Invited National Level specialist coaches, the KBH Academy will target all areas of skill and game  development.


Session Structure

1. Fundamental Skills

  • Ball control: movement and dragging. 

  • Trapping and receiving.

  • Tackling and basic defence.

  • Basic passing: pushing, slapping, hitting.

​2. Modified Match Play

  • Identifying 2 V 1 opportunities.

  • Skill applications in small game simulation.

  • Working as a team.

  • Communication, game awareness and movement patterns.


3. Team and Skill-based Drills

  • Drills with applied defensive pressure

  • Advanced passing: overheads, sliders, tomahawks.

  • Aerial skills: jinks, squeezes.

  • Shooting practice 

4. Match Play

  • Applying 1V1 skills in game play.

  • Applying team-based drills in game play.

  • Practicing learnt movement patterns.

  • Linking with team mates to create plays.

Mentorship Program

The KBH Mentorship Program is a a self-run program organised, implemented and managed by the Premier League and Premier League Reserve squads. The sessions are run throughout the Junior Winter season, where senior players participate in drills and game-simulation training to help our young brumbies develop their game-awareness and refine their skills.


The program is designed to assign a Premier League player to each of our Juniors to be a buddy, mentor and friendly face around the club - helping our young talent feel supported and valued at KBH. With this program, we aim to strengthen the depth of our playing talent from the very beginning of our Junior hockey careers, with the guidance and tutelage of our Senior teams.

To get involved or for more information, please contact Ashleigh White- Program Coordinator.


Hook In 2 Hockey

The KBH Hockey Club as an affiliate of Hockey Victoria proudly offers the Hook In 2 Hockey program for beginners and young brumbies. HookIn2Hockey is an introduction to hockey focusing on the basics in a fun and engaging way. This program is suited for any primary school aged child trying hockey for the first time. Sticks and shinpads are provided but a mouthguard is needed. 


The HI2H program commences on March 5th from 9:30-10:30am at Elgar and runs for five weeks finishing on Sunday April 2nd.


Sessions: March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and April 2nd. Please contact Kirsty Welsman for more info on 0419004368 or

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