ACCL/Aspire- Welcome Back to our 2024 Programs and EventsJanuary 15, 2024

We hope all our partners, participants and supporters are recovering from the weather events in December 2023 and again now in Jan 2024. Although we are all doing our best, – roads and communities remain impacted which means there is still much to do. We continue to hope everyone remains safe as we move forward together.
Currently, we are working on finalizing our 2024 calendar but we can outline in general what’s in store for 2024.

Cairns Region Feb – Nov 2024

  • Community Programs – Hockey Fun Zone – delivered in the community parks designed to break down the barriers limiting participation – safe spaces, no transport needed, no or low cost, access to equipment.  
  • Aspire Schools – Before/After/In School – Hockey Fun Zone – Aspire Schools Programs is designed to be a come and try/small games program – hockey skills incorporated and this then links and supports school attendance, access to regular physical activity and team building opportunities. 
  • Aspire School Deadly 5’s Programs – focus on schools with high numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students – multi week program in school and culminates with local Deadly 5’s events incorporating and celebrating culture and sporting skills with hockey a priority sport.
  • Aspire School to Club – pathway program into Cairns Hockey clubs where students from under-represented groups, families with financial hardship and poverty can transition to play club hockey – offers transport support, equipment and mentoring.
  • Aspire Community Hockey Hub – this is a safe space at Cairns Hockey where empowerment, leadership and mentoring is delivered to support Live Well Learn Well Lead Well outcomes – support school attendance and personal growth and leaders programs.
  • Representative Pathways Programs – breaking down barriers to support access to pathways into representative programs – cultural awareness/financial support/mentoring and empowerment.

Regional and Remote Programs

  • Jan-March 2024                Migi Kokan and Torres Strait Island Aspire Deadly 5’s Aspire Schools
  • Feb – June 2024                Tableland Aspire Deadly 5’s and Aspire Schools
  • June- Sept 2024                Gulf Savannah Deadly 5’s and Aspire Schools

Leadership and Empowerment

  • Feb- Nov 2024  – Breaking Barriers Sport Leaders Program – opportunities will be available in all regional and remote areas pending finalization of this program .
  • Feb-Nov 2024 – Aspire Community Mentoring and Leadership Programs 
  • Feb – March 2024 – In language Migi Kokan Hockey Coaching Manual to be introduced.
  • Oct – Nov 2023 – Possible Aspire Workshop to be delivered.

Oceania Hockey Hookin4Health

  • Feb – Oct  2024                Hookin4Health Hockey Leaders Training and Mentoring

                      Resource Development collaboration with Oceania Hockey Hook in4Health Programs – we will b returning to work with PNG and                            Vanuatu and will welcome Solomon Islands.

Special Projects  

  • March                    Women’s Week Celebrations 
  • April/July/Sept School Holiday Clinics
  • June/July             Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC special events
  • July                       Paris Olympics
  • Oct                        Astute/ACCL Golf Day
  • Oct/Nov                 Port Douglas Beach Hockey

More information will be shared on specific programs across the coming weeks.